Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
|OK, so at 870 pages, Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets is a tad too long, but overall it's a great book. It starts with a
bang, a Dementor attack on Harry in the Muggle World of 4 Privet Drive. As
you can imagine, his Aunt and Uncle aren't too happy....what...stop? What do
you mean this isn't a review of the latest Harry Potter book? OHHHH, sorry,
I got my writing assignments mixed up. This is my review of Scorpion for
Pojo's Heroclix board. Oh, OK. My Bad.
Scorpion is Spider-man villain with an interesting origin. See, he's an
enhanced human with a suit of cybernetic armor, kind of like the movie
version of the Green Goblin. He took a super-serum to give him
super-strength and Spidey-like agility, but then he acquired a suit of armor
with a powerful tail (complete with stinger) and force blasts. He's the
"natural enemy" of Spider-man, and a former member of the Sinister Six.
While he's no Joker, heck he's not even the Sandman, he's not a bad villain,
if there is indeed such a thing (and there is, c.f. Wizard Magazine's Mort
of the Month).
At 58 points for the veteran Scorpion, you're paying way too much for what
you get. Sure, he's got a Defense of 16 with Toughness for 7 clicks, but
that's about all you really get. An attack of 10 with incapacitate for one
click isn't much, and a speed of 8 with leap/climb for most of the dial
won't get you noticed. Sure, he's got one 8 square ranged attack, but at 58
points, you'd better.
Scorpion is an REV, but his vet is only a level 4 uncommon (his Rookie is a
2-common, and his exp. is a 3-uncommon.) This means he's only one tier above
scrub. Price wise, he's also one tier above scrub, with sets of his REVs
selling for no more than a couple of bucks. Sculptwise, WK did what they
could, it's a nice fig, but do I really need that many of them? I think not.
I guess if I was doing a Sinister-Six themed game I'd have to have Scorps...otherwise....no
Collectability 2 of 5
Playability 2 of 5.
Villain week continues next time...same HC time, same HC channel.
Overall, a nice fig to use for fun. Leap/climb makes him moble, and the
higher versions have a little bit of toughness to keep them around a while.
The vet version is nice with a high range attack, and is an excelent dick in
sealed box. But otherwise, I wouldn't play him in a tournament. Mabey for
200- Games: 2.75/5
300+ Games: 3/5
Sealed Box: 4/5