Monday, January 20, 2014

Avengers Vs X-Men - HeroClix Figure Review: Spider-Man

The Avenger Spider-Man takes center stage, but can Marvel's premier non-mutant super hero he hold his own against Professor X's proteges?

One thing's for sure - Spidey-fans finally get a Spider-Man worth the buzz - improved Super Senses, improved movement, and a host of great support powers worthy of the wall-crawler's rich history of displayed abilities.

Like all starter figures, Peter has two entry levels. There's times players will want to start on the second, 100 point dial for up front Perplex and penetrating damage, but the arachnid provides an amazing upgrade for a mere 25 points, increasing mobility, defense and damage potential in one fell swoop. 

Stack a wild card TA on top of it all, and you may have the event's best all around figure. The X-men have an advantage in the TA department, but Spidey evens the odds with his ability to borrow TAs which should come in handy during the mixed sealed + starter figure events, copying Mystics, MoE, or even the XTA.

With all the bells and whistles on the 125 pointer, it's hard to imagine a situation where a player would want to use the 100 pointer - the increased defense alone is all the extra luck Parker needs to stay in the game and ahead of the competition.

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