As promised/threatened in my last post, here are a handful of repaints and simple conversions of Heroclix figures that have been re-purposed for my own Superhero gaming universe. As before, I will show the original, out-of-the-box figure and then show what I’ve done with it.
Our first example is the Controller, from the Marvel Infinity Challenge set. This is what he looks like au natural…
So, shades of blue and Disco pose aside, the main thing I noticed about this figure was the style of his headgear, which resembles a 1930’s American football helmet. So, when a college quarterback was struck by lightning, altering his genetic make-up and fusing the remains of his uniform to his body, thus was born the tortured villain known as…The Human Dynamo.
Next we have one of my all-time favourite superheroes, the Thing, from the Marvel Clobberin Time set (naturally). Bless him in his little Speedos… However, there are far better sculpts of the Thing than this, with less of that bottom lip pout going on.
Now, this figure was originally painted to look like asphalt, complete with faded white lines, and named Blacktop, but it just wasn’t working for me like that. So, the paints came back out and after some contemplation, he was reborn as Gator, part of the vigilante group Southern Justice.
Next in the gallery we have a very minor modification of the Black Panther figure, from the Marvel Infinity Challenge set.
Cool figure, but the ears just look daft, so they were removed and after a lick of paint, we now have the Wraith, a vigilante who may not be entirely of this world…
Our final figure was originally Klaw, also from the Marvel Infinity Challenge set.
Now, whilst the character has had some interesting storylines, the high point being the original Secret Wars mini-series where he was cut up by Doctor Doom and used as a series of lenses, the guy’s got a freakin’ Hoover attachment for a hand! As this is a defining characteristic of this character, to re-purpose this figure, we needed to remove it. A donation of both hands/gauntlets from the Heroclix Crimson Dynamo figure from the Xplosion set (which was a bit rubbish) and voila! – we now have the thief who chanced upon a pair of high-tech gauntlets and decided to become the villain Powerfist.
That’s all for this time – comments, as always, appreciated..