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Robin - Hypertime

Reviewed 10.05.2004

Rank Veteran
Point Value  22
Collector's Number  030
Rarity  3

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Monger Robin REV
DC HeroClix Hypertime

Today we review one of DC’s most popular figures, Robin. This little guy has received lots of play from coast to coast because of his decent stats and great team ability (Batman). Standing in at 17, 20, and 22 points, you will not find another figure anywhere in the HeroClix line that offers this stealth ability. Sure, if you want to go really cheap and save yourself some points, you can always play the “Alfred” pog. With only 1 click of life though, he is a risky choice for teams that depend upon his team ability. This is where Robin steps in. Not only can he take a decent punch, he can hand them out as well! Keeping this figure alive is your biggest worry. As he’ll be teamed up with many wildcards and they will rely heavily upon his team ability. Wizkids understood this when they created Robin, giving him the powers he needs to run to safety or deal out a quick punch when needed.

The Rookie (17 pts): The addition of leap/climb gives Robin the ability to get anywhere he so chooses. If any opposing figures get to close, he easily runs away – which is a HUGE bonus for players who need to keep him on the board. The range of six is well above what I expected and it gives Robin opportunities to take shots at pieces without being right on top of them. Smoke cloud was placed in the attack stats, and this not only helps Robin out, but can provide some cover for team members. Now, the attack value itself is a little low, but for this entire 17 point figure, it is more then enough!

The Experienced (20 pts): This figure is exactly the same as the rookie counterpart, only he offers one additional click of life and one additional click of leap/climb. Tack on two more clicks of a solid base 2 damage, and we’ve got ourselves a serious headache coming for opposing players. This is one of the best cheap figures in the HeroClix line – comparable to Scourge from Marvel Ultimates, but with a MUCH better team ability.

The Veteran (22 pts): This version is not as popular as the experienced version, but he does have his bonuses. The higher attack value is one, and the addition of a fourth leap/climb click is the other. Now if you have the room for the extra two points this version costs over the experienced, by all means, play him – but if you are tight for points, go down a notch and you’ll be hard pressed to notice the difference in the two figs.

Overall: Possibly the best low point figures Wizkids has produced for the DC line thus far. Decent attack values, great mobility, good range, a solid damage value and one of the best team abilities to boot! This figure will find his way onto teams for as long as HeroClix is played – he is just that good, I have no complaints! Great piece!

The Robin REV set comes to us from the DC Hypertime set. Basically if you don’t know that Robin is Batman’s sidekick then there is no sense in explaining it to you. You can be forgiven if you don’t read the comics and don’t know that there have been more then one Robin, but if you are really into Heroclix you probably knew that anyway.

Robin is the quintessential cheap support piece. His Rookie starts off at 17 points so he won’t break the bank where points are concerned, but he gives you some useful abilities for that price that separates him from the Henchmen and Lackeys of the game. The great thing about any Batman Ally figure is that they usually have both the Batman Ally team ability and Leap / Climb. This means that with a figure like Robin you can move freely with Leap / Climb, but still have Stealth. This is very good combo to have. Combine with Robin’s starting Speed of 8 he can move around pretty easily. The other power Robin has is one starting click of Smoke Cloud. Treat Smoke Cloud as simply creating cover for your Stealth figures. This allows them to hide as they move up the board.

Other than that Robin is really pretty simple. Starting Attack of 8, Defense of 16, and Damage of 2. His Experienced goes up to 20 points, but his starting click doesn’t change. For 22 points his Veteran get his starting Attack pushed up to 9.

Overall Robin is a good solid cheap support piece. Nothing fancy. He really is a good sidekick because he can help support Batman or others with his Smoke Cloud. His Attack isn’t bad for the point cost and he can do some damage if needed. His dial drops fast and his Rookie only has 4 clicks while the Experienced and Veteran have 5. Basically after a couple of clicks of damage he becomes moving terrain if he isn’t KO’d. What is nice about Robin is that he is the cheapest Batman Ally so in games with wild card team abilities (especially in Open games since Marvel doesn’t have a similar ability) Robin can pass on his ability to others. My favorite combo with Robin is actually E Black Cat from Marvel Clobberin Time. This gives her Leap/Climb and Stealth to start and lets her get closer to the action.

Overall Score: (Out of 10. Score of: 4 = horrible, 5 = below average, 6 = slightly above average, 7 = great, 8 = outstanding)

Rookie Robin – 6.25
Experienced Robin – 6.25
Veteran Robin – 6.50


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