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Spiderman - Universe

Reviewed 05.24.2004

Rank Veteran
Point Value 40
Collector's Number  001
Rarity 1

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Name: Spiderman
Set: Marvel Universe
Number: 1 (71)
Rarities: Fixed Starter (4- Uncommon)
Costs: 40 (82)
Health: 6 (9)
SSADD: 8/10/15/2 (9/11/17/2)
Powers: Leap/Climb, Super-Strength, Incapacitate, Super-Senses (Leap/Climb, Flurry, Incapacitate, Outwit)
Ranged Attacks: 1 Range 4 (1 Range 4)
Team: Spider-man (None)

This week and next weíre going to look at the six fixed starter figures that are newly available in Marvel Universe, WizKidsí new basic entry level product. Thereís been a ton of debate about this product, both on our boards and elsewhere. Thereís one side of the debate that says this set is unnecessary and a waste of resources that could otherwise be spent working on new expansions. Then thereís the opposite point of view which says that HC is a complicated game thatís been out a while, and thereís some folks who donít already have tons of the figures reprinted in this set already. Besides merely reprinting 126 figures from either the Infinity Challenge or X-plosion sets, it also was supposed to codify all the rules changes since the start into one nice new Marvel Rule Book. The fixed figures in the starter set have also not only been reprinted, but their stats have been modified so that you can make two 100 point teams and play right out of the box. Thatís pretty nifty. Now I have yet to actually BUY a starter set (though I know I will, just so I can get these figures), and I understand thereís a different map available as well, I just donít know which one it is.

So letís start the week by looking at Spidey, number one in the set, and number one in the hearts and minds of MANY Marvel Zombies. For comparionís sake I included in the stats above the original Spider-Man Experienced stats from Infinity Challenge.

Well, his dial is pretty short at only 6 health (compared to the whopping 9 earlier). His starting stats are only SLIGHTLY toned down too, which isnít too bad. That 40 point build cost with the Spider-Man TA may place him on a few tournament teams, but only in a theme I suppose. The lack of any outwit or perplex is disturbing though, and just like every other figure of Web-Head theyíve created, I think this one has gotten a short shrift.

Now for the next two weeks, Iím not going to mention anything about the sculpt or collectability, since the sculpt is a re-use, and these figures are in a fixed starter, which means any schmoe with $13 bucks can grab one. I doubt that theyíll go for higher than the $2.00 average cost of any figure in this starter at any point in the future.

My ratings Ė
Playability 2
Collectability 2

Next time Ė Heís the best there is at what he does, not the Best there is, the best there was and the best that ever will beÖthatís Bret Hart



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