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Dr. Bruce Banner
LE # 216
Point Value 92
Range – 0 spaces
Sculpt - Same as REV Mutant Mayhem Hulk
Affiliation - None
Review : Greetings true believers! Aside from the
fact that most of the LE’s are for the most part the
same sculpt as their REV or unique counterparts,
with the exception of clicks like Boon and Arwyn,
they can still serve a useful purpose. Dr. Bruce
Banner starts off like all the other Hulks, peaceful
and minding his own business until someone makes him
angry. When this click gets angry he gets quite
useful especially since he is under 100 points and
available in Boosters now. If you are lucky enough
to pull him in a draft of some sort you would be
wise to use him. He fits nicely into a 300 and 400
point army and since he possesses much of the same
abilities as the very playable veteran version this
one isn’t too shabby.
Let’s talk attack first, shall we? When activated he
starts at 9 peaks at 11 and doesn’t drop again below
8. Damage is pretty standard on this hulk as with
the Universe hulk. Starts at 2 peaks at 4 and then
drops to 3 and then back to 2 at the end with battle
fury all around. Mind control that MODOK! HA!
Anyways….. The defense is pretty standard Hulk,
starts at 15 with toughness switching to
invulnerability with a 16 and 17 defense and then
back to toughness for the last 4 clicks of 15, 14,
14, and finally 13. The mid section of his dial
makes him a target for larger damage dealing pieces
but not for those pesky Dominos or those annoying
Vanisher type pieces unless they roll a critical
hit. I would have liked at least one click of
impervious but that’s the way it goes with Wizkids.
Sometimes you get what you want and sometimes you
get Cyclops Unique. Charge on this piece for the
first two clicks is nice followed by leap climb for
easy breakaway and mobility. Super strength lasts
for 6 clicks and then quake comes in for the last
two. This piece is not the best out there but it
does have some good qualities and with only three
clicks of KO he isn’t all that bad for 92 points.
The Good – He’s 92 points and he has super strength
for BOTH of those 4 damage clicks along with
The Bad – Activation clicks stink and one good shot
from someone doing 5 damage and he races right past
the good parts of his dial.
The Ugly – NO IMPERVIOUS. This is an LE WizKids!
300 point – 7/10
400 point – 8/10
500 point 6/10 only because he could lost in the
shuffle here with other Nefarias, Gladiators, and
Lokis out there.
See Ya’ Next Time!
Today we review the Dr. Bruce Banner
Limited Edition Hulk figure from Mutant Mayhem. This
review has inspired me to rank all the Hulks
currently out for Heroclix. Look on Pojo.com for
this review if your interested in where you Hulk
figures may rank.
Moveability - Identical to the Experienced Hulk Dr.
Bruce Banner starts with 2 clicks of Charge after
his activation click and then follows out with 4
clicks of Leap/Climb. A lot of people have wanted
Hulk with Charge, but frankly a Charge with a Speed
of 8, Attack of 9, and Damage of 2 isn’t really that
exciting to me. If you can give him a Heavy Object
it might make it worth the extra cost though.
Attackability – Identical to the Experienced Hulk.
Attack goes up to 11 on his 4th click and down to 8
before he is KO’d. For a 92 point figure the Attack
value is pretty decent, but nothing outstanding.
Damage – Identical to the Experienced Hulk. Damage
starts at 2 after activation click goes up to 4 for
2 clicks and back down to 2. He has Super Strength
down to his last 2 clicks where he gains Quake. Use
objects as much as possible with Hulk.
Defendability – If the Wizkids Heroclix site is
right (and it isn’t always, making reviewing figures
I don’t have tricky) then the only difference
between the Experienced Hulk and Dr. Bruce Banner is
that his Defense on the 2nd through 4th click is all
a point higher. So the Experienced has a Defense of
14-15-16 where the LE has a Defense of 15-16-17 on
those three clicks. This may seem like a small
change, but if an Attack against Dr. Bruce Banner
misses by 1 then you won’t think so. The 3 clicks of
Invulnerability are nice in the middle surrounded by
Toughness, but he doesn’t get a click of Impervious
like the Veteran
Miscellaneous - The sculpt is identical to the
Mutant Mayhem Hulks. He has no team ability. Nothing
else really to note.
Playability – If the Wizkids stats on this figure
are right then for basically 1 extra point you get a
better Defense on 3 clicks. Is this worth it? Is the
Pope Catholic? How many teams do you have that are
at least 1 point shy of 300? For a single point the
higher Defense makes this figure a better choice
over the Experienced every time. I also think that
Dr. Bruce Banner is a more tourney worthy figure
then the Veteran because you get more for the price
you pay for him. I think this is a good solid piece
that can be a good hitter in smaller point games and
a nice secondary fighter in larger point games.
Today we look at good old Dr. Bruce
Banner. The Super Rare/LE from Mutant Mayhem.
Looking at his stats we see he differs little from
the experienced Hulk from the same set. He costs one
point more and gets a 17 defense instead of 16 on
his best click. Is it best to pay the extra point
for this guy over the experienced? Only if you care
about status over playing and you like your clicks
to be bronze, silver and gold over yellow, blue, and
red. A much better LE Hulk choice is the Gamma
mail-away one because he has more Charge and has
Impervious for only a few points more. If you win a
tournament and you win him trade him for the true
rampaging monster LE Simon Williams.
Another day, another LE. Today we
investigate Dr. Bruce Banner, alternate identity
of the Incredible Hulk. Lets take a look shall
Cost~ 92 points, 9 clicks of
life, no team ability.
After his activation click as puny Banner with a
movement of 6, the LE climbs to 8 with charge,
peaks out at 10 with leap/climb, then steadily
Attack~ fluctuates between 8 and
11 after the activation click, with super
strength through a majority of the dial,
rounding out with quake on the last two clicks
Defense~ between 13 and 17 at any
given time after the activation click, mostly
toughness but with 3 clicks of invulnerability
Damage~ starts at 2, peaks out
at a weaksauce 4 with battle mind throughout. I
realize this is the Grey Hulk, which wasn't as
physically strong as the Green one, but only
Sculpt~ Meh. I'm not impressed.
Hulk should look intimidating, not like he's
drunk and leaning to the side. Not a great job
There are way better
figures out there with more versatility for less
cost. seek them out. Even in sealed booster play
this guy's a bit of a bust. He just cost too
much for how much effort it takes to make him
2.0 / 5
One of the few clicks we've reviewed that I
actually own. Dr Bruce Banner is one point more
than the experienced hulk in that set. For that
point you get one more defense on the first half
of his clicks. Like all hulks he hulks up and
doesn't get his prime clicks until he has taken
three damage. Unlike most hulks however he
isn't "hulked out" for very long. In fact, two
more damage after that starts his downward
spiral. Of course with 17 defense he is fairly
hard to hit but still. The other big problem is
that on his 4 damage click he looses charge and
gains leap climb. Well gains isn't the right
word... picks up is ok. I don't know, but its
bad. The best thing to do is to get him on his
3 click, and then charge in and push him.
You'll be doing a nice 7 damage. The other
problem, and this is the problem all hulks I've
seen have, and that's battle fury. You cannot
TK him in to give him a range of sorts. He
really is a decent piece, but you could do a lot
better for 92 points. Yet another example of
the eye-candiness of the mutant mayhem LEs.