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Gorilla Grodd - Hypertime

Reviewed 05.07.2004

Rank Veteran
Point Value  86
Collector's Number  072
Rarity  5

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Name: Gorilla Grodd
Set: Hypertime
Numbers: 70-72
Rarities: 3-5
Costs: 54, 76, 86
Health: 8, 9, 10
SSADD: 9/10/15/2, 9/10/15/2, 9/10/15/2
Powers: Mind Control, Super Strength, Psychic Blast, Toughness, Outwit
Exp, & Vet add no new powers
Ranged Attacks: 1 Range 6, 1 Range 6, 1 Range 8
Team: None, Injustice League, Injustice League
Arch Enemy – Flash(all versions)

In the DC Universe there’s a secret city inhabited by super-intelligent gorillas, hey if you can disbelieve long enough to believe a man can fly, why can’t there be a city full of super-intelligent gorillas? Anyway, one of these super-intelligent gorillas is Grodd, who not only is really smart, but he has mental powers too. And he’s evil – E V I L, did I mention that? Grodd originally started off as a Flash villain, but has lately become a JLA villain, even making a few memorable appearances on the Justice League animated show. Actually, those were some of the best episodes of the series…hmm…a connection?

Talking monkeys are great in comic books, but turns out they’re not so great in the game. Other than being a VERY expensive arch-enemy for The Flash, Grodd isn’t worth playing. A 10 attack is always nice, but only the Vet version has more than one click of Mind Control, though if you can keep him from getting hit, MC with a 10 isn’t bad either. Outwit doesn’t come until the end of the dial, and by then you’ve got nothing else. Unfortunately, the game has passed Grodd by, unless it’s a theme team, you won’t be seeing him on many teams at this point.

Not surprisingly, Grodd is really cheap right now. There’s still a glut of unopened Hypertime product out there, and even though his Vet is a level 5 rare, you can still get sets of him on Ebay for under two bucks. Is he worth two bucks, for the sculpt alone, yeah. They did a really nice job on the piece, and somehow I’m left thinking, if I had 300 monkeys and 300 typewriters, given an infinite amount of time would they really type out the complete works of Shakespeare? Maybe Grodd knows. Maybe Yorick knows. Probably not, Yorick’s the skull.

My ratings – playability first, then Collectability.

Rookie – 2,1
Exp – 2,2
Vet – 2,3

Next time we’re still doing DC…but we’re looking at a few older pieces…next up, DC’s answer to Nick Fury…and hey, he’s got a new Hardcover by the Kuberts coming out soon.



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