Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
|Yes, Yes I know we already did Blastaar WAAAAY back in
October...well, five months have passed...let's see what I wrote then:
"The Fantastic Four have taken many trips to the fun
vacation spot of the universe, the Negative Zone.
There they met and fell in love with…no…wait…strike
that, reverse it…they met with the wrath of Blastaar
of Baluur, the bitter arch-rival of Annihulus. (Why
they didn’t make Annihulus and Blastaar arch-enemies
I’ll never know, maybe they lacked foresight, Anny is
in IC and Blastaar is in CT). Blastaar and Annihulus
both have the same goal however, total domination of
the positive universe (you know ours).
Blastaar is your standard issue Marvel Alien Heavy
Hitter. He’s one of the few big guys who actually get
stronger as they get hit with damage, and that alone
makes him dangerous. Throw in Running Shot, Toughness, Super-Strength,
Energy Explosion AND Leadership, and this guy is a no-brainer for your team.
Plus he can fly, and has a range 10 attack, which with that Running Shot is
nasty. His starting stats are by no means puny, at 8 Speed, 8 Attack, 17
Defense and 2 Damage, but by his fifth click of damage (and he gets a total
of 9 clicks) he’s got 10 Speed, 12 Attack, 19 Defense and 4 Damage (with
Toughness and Super-Strength). Drawbacks? No team affiliation, and 138 point
cost. Like I said, he’s a Heavy Hitter, and can be the cornerstone of any
team, if you have enough points to use him.
Blastaar’s Veteran version is a level 4 uncommon, so
he’s plentiful enough. If you can’t pull him out of a
pack, a couple of bucks is all he’ll set you back. The
sculpt and paint schemes are reasonable enough, if not noteworthy.
Playability 3.5 out of 5
Collectability 3 of 5."
Not a bad review...not bad at all...now let's see how
his REV and LE's compare today shall we?
Set: Clobberin Time
Rarities: 2-4, LE5
Numbers: 58-60, 120
Costs: 98, 117, 138, 107
Health: 8, 9, 10, 8
SSADD: 6/8/16/2, 6/8/17/2, 8/8/17/2, 6/8/16/2
Powers: Running Shot, Energy Explosion, Super
Strength, Toughness, Leadership
Experienced adds no powers
Veteran adds no powers
LE Adds Invulnerability
Ranged Attacks: 1 Range 6, 1 Range 8, 1 Range 10, 2
So our boy Blastaar has some nice abilities, Running
Shot never sucks...but that attack, WEAK! Sure, he's
not going anywhere for awhile...oh and here's the
kicker...he gets STRONGER as his dial increases. That
attack that starts at 8 for the vet, yeah it gets as
high as 12, and that damage, goes as high as 4. So
with any version of the baddie from Baluur, push him a
couple times to get to the big numbers and then go to
The LE version is probably the best of the four, the
dial is a little shorter, but at the peak of his
powers you get one click of invulnerability to go with
the 9 Attack and 4 damage. Ooooh perplex that up and
you're good to go.
REV sets of Annihilus' co-dependent little buddy
(apparantly they have an on-again, off-again love
affair, I mean hate affair, oh I don't know what I
mean) have sold for as cheap as $1.00 (with $3.25
shipping), and as much as $6.00 (with $5.00
shipping)...so that's $4.25 to $11.00. The upper end
doesn't suck...but that low end...The LE fairs MUCH
better selling for anywhere between $68 and $100.
My Ratings: Playability first, then collectability out
Rook. 3, 3
Exp. 3, 3
Vet. 4, 3
LE. 4, 5
Nice little theme this week...Next week...dunno...we
need suggestions from you readers. PM me a theme and
I'll submit it for next week (or the week after).
Unleashed is unleashed upon us at the end of the
||Blastaar of Baluur
Range 8; 2 Targets
7 clix of life
Running Shot (3 clix); Energy Explosion (2 clix); Super Strength (5 clix);
Toughness (6 clix); Invulnerability (1 click); Leadership (1 click)
Another fine friend from the Negative Zone, here’s Blastaar’s LE fig with
his modified dial. At 107 points, his cost puts him between his Rookie and
Experienced versions, and in fact he is almost identical to his Rookie with
some slight, and very nice, modifications for those extra 9 points. This
version has an 8 range with 2 targets, Energy Explosion, AND Running Shot.
That combo makes for a wonderful way to do some damage do a group early on.
The only real downside to this is his awfully low movement of 6, making his
running shot only an extra 3, effectively giving him a range of 11. Not
shabby when combined with his other abilities.
Blastaar also has the unusual condition where his stats are highest not at
the beginning of his dial, but in the middle, either click 3 or 4 (depending
on which one set of stats you feel is best). This means that you can feel
free to push him a couple of times to get to that nice click. Think about,
you get back to back Energy Explosions just to have his stats go up. There’s
also a nasty little surprise for your opponent when they’ve just dealt you
damage that makes your stats go up instead of down. Once you’ve used his EE
to it’s fullest, you can move right into a faster movement, dropping running
shot but picking up super strength and high defense (17 with toughness, then
18 with Invulnerability). Once you’ve hit the Super Strength, you’d be a
fool to push him anymore (unless you needed to get to the invulnerability
His ending stats are similar to his opening stats: slightly higher speed,
slightly lower attack, and a lower defense. The one click of leadership is
probably good for early on, but it’s almost wasted since you’re likely to
want him on his later clix as fast as possible. Overall, he’s a good fighter
from start to finish.
100 points: NA
200 points: 3 out of 5 (would be higher if he didn’t take up over half the
300 points: 4 out of 5
400+ points: 3.5 out of 5 (a better choice would probably be the Vet if
you’ve got the points to spare, unless you really really need that double
||Blastaar of Baluur Unique
Clobberin’ Time #120
Now, if you even have this figure, consider yourself lucky. They are limited
edition and can be VERY hard to find. I’m sure if you’re interested in
picking one up, you can always look on Ebay, but at this present time,
you’ll need a lot of money to purchase one – the going rate is about forty
dollars. Is he worth this amount? To a die hard collector, I would say sure,
but to actually use on a team, well….lets see.
Speed – Not impressive numbers at all throughout the dial. Although I do
enjoy using figures with running shot, this can be found on his first 3
clicks. His stats are very consistent in this area, ranging from 6-8. I
enjoy the fact that he still has a 7 movement on his last click, giving him
a sporting chance of returning home or finding a medic.
Attack – Energy explosion and super strength, not a bad combo at all! He
starts off with a somewhat low attack (8 on the first click) but as you’ll
notice with all his stats, they climb gradually as he takes damage. They
actually rainbow in some sense, going from 8 to 10 then back down to 7 on
his last click of life. Pretty consistent and high enough to hit any other
opposing figure within range. The 5 clicks of super strength at the end of
his dial are by far the best he has, giving him the opportunity to pick up
objects and smash little fellows into bits.
Defense – This guy is hard to take down, period. Keep him away from those
pesky outwitters and he takes a pretty good beating. Once again, after only
a couple clicks of damage, his numbers climb, making him even harder to hit
for opposing forces. The defense starts off at 16 but after only 3 clicks,
he’s sporting an impressive 18 defense with invulnerability tacked on top of
it! Like every figure in the game, he can only take 2 blows from Firelord
before he drops off the map, so be careful not to leave him in the wrong
Damage – Another rainbow stat, but this one is my favorite! He begins the
game with Leadership, an awesome ability that gives you an advantage on
field position but use it while you can, because its only there for 1 click.
He’s definitely able to deal damage, but only a 2 on the first click means
you should probably push him when you are getting close to battle. Just like
all his other stats - his numbers rainbow, leaping all the way to a 4 on his
fourth click, but drop back down to 2 on his 7th and last.
Overall – This figure is a semi-cheap beat stick that can hold down position
on any field you place him on. Give him an object to hold and this figure is
capable of dealing six clicks of damage! I was impressed with Blastaar, he’s
a mixture of Annihilus and Hulk swirled into one. If you’re looking for a
solid figure and want something fun to play as well, try pulling out this
guy from your LE box and give him a test run.