Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
|The very first Marvel character was a guy by the name of
the Human Torch, debuting in Timely Comics Marvel Comics #1, cover dated
1939. This Human Torch was an android, who was created by a scientist named
Phineas T. Horton. The Android, who was supposed to be identical to humans
in every way, when revealed to the public burst into flames, thus becoming a
super-hero. The Torch had many adventures, joining other super-heroes
in the Invaders during WWII. Later he was deactivated, then reassembled
becoming the android Vision. Though later this appeared not to be the case
(there was a revival of the original Human Torch
character), I like to think that Vision is in fact, the original Human
Vision is a long time member of the Avengers. He was married to the Scarlet
Witch at one point, but I don't think that's the case anymore. Vision is,
arguably, the most sought after figure in the Infinity Challenge set.
This isn't a long review (mostly because it's late), so I'll just get to the
nitty-gritty. At a cost of 112 points, he won't break the bank. For that 112
points, you get an amazing mix of powers, including Phasing, Super Strength,
Invulnerability for one click and Toughness for the rest. His stats aren't
perfect, but if you've got one, definitely play him.
Collectability wise, the android doesn't lie. He sells on EBAY for between
$11 and $35, which is quite good for a unique...except that he's from
Infinity Challenge, and there' still TONS of that out there.
Playability 4.5 out of 5
Collectability 4.5 out of 5.
Almost all fives, but not quite.
||Yo today we are reviewin' Unquie Vision from IF
Range:10 , 1 shot
Abilities: Phasing (Across the board), Super Strength, Invunerability,
Toughness , Soar/hover
Team Affiliation: Avengers
Start Stats: 9 speed, 11 atk, 17 def, 2 dmg
The Review: I have mixed feelings about this guy (as I do with most clix).
He has always been the Marvel version of the Martian Manhunter (DC) to me.
This guy was, at one point, the Clix to beat around my scene, (him and
Firelord tie actually..) You had to build at team that would be anti-Vision
for about a month to survive. Then came Nightcrawler, and people said "Hey
This guy is faster, can do more damage, gets phasing anyway and costs less!
Lets try to abuse this Figure instead!"
Yes, yes, those were the good ol' days (well, for those who had a
Nighcrawler) . The figure itself hasn't lost any flair though. 9 speed is
decent that +soar/hover and Phasing gets him and any luggage to the place
they need to be. 11 atk is so-so. 17 def is 'up there' + Invunl/Tough gets
him through most bad brusiers. 2 dmg is also so-so, pray your opponent
isn't packing their own fig with Invuln. The biggest perk IMO is the
Phasing/Soar/Hover with the Avengers team ability. Thats exactly how the
tried to abuse him around my place.
Verdict: Solid Speed gets him where he or his luggage need to be.
100: N/A Gah even Nightcrawler can be played here!
200:Good luck, he may take up too much of the team, and Nightcrawler is a
slightly better pic. 3/5
300:If you can make him a corner stone I suggest play him! 4/5
300+: No problem if you can build the right team 5/5
Sealed/Draft: Draft him just to own him, you can make a lot of money online,
or keep him for braging rights =D 3.5/5
Lo Pan (formerly
The highly wanted really old marvel guy, vision is a unique flyer from
So 112 points is a bit expensive(cheap for a unique though), but not bad at
all for 300 point games. Hes an avenger, and i love their ability. Hes got a
very popular combintaion- 10 range and phasing. Add that to the high speed
and you have the potential for dealing serious range damage without taking
many hits (invulnerbaility and toughness will help with that too). And the
phasing is for the entire 10 clicks(invuln for 1, toughness for 7). The
damage is nothing special, unfortunately. 2 damage except for 1 at the last
click, and no super powers. Attack is more range potential with super
strength. Hes a range attacker with high defense, and the point cost dosnt
bother me much, but...hes really nothing special. The poor damage is his
biggest downfall. I suppose you could use this guy in 200, but its
unnecessary and not really a good idea. So for 300 point games....
Ah, the classic Marvel Avengers. One of my FAVORITE guys, a flyer with some
ENORMOUS stats. Let’s see, first we’ll do the speed. 9 speed is good, but
what’s this? Phasing the whole dial you say? Next, the attack. 11 attack can
make it up there, especially with the added super strength for a lengthy
time! Onto the defense, Invulnerability and toughness most of the time make
him an iron wall. A damage of 2 is average, but do NOT forget his 10 range
and 10 health! Whoopee! The 117 points are VERY well spent for this guy…
Tournament play: 4.5/5
I actually just ordered this clix of ebay (with a nightmare for $25) and
haven't actually got a chance to play with him yet, but i figured I better
get my two cents in after my man Thor got somewhat of a smack-down in the
last review =) From what I see, Vision is a great clix, with something that
i have been wanting in a good clix for awhile- some consistency in his dial!
Some clix have such a different look two or three click down (in stats and
powers) that it is nice to see someone who stays fairly level, even if the
stats are somewhat average. Weakness seems to be only the two clix of damage
at the start, but is offset by super-strength, so he could hurt invulnerable
clix. Plus, Vision was just a cool character. And since I haven't used him
thats really all I can offer.