Sunday, July 26, 2015

Steppenwolf

Kalibak here. Sad day for classic Apocalypse. It looks like we are finally getting a Steppenwolf clix but from the looks of this grainy, low-res, earth image on the left, it is not the classic Kirby villain, but instead we are getting this strange goober. He looks ridiculous. >:-(


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Parademons! Part 2: Seeing Red


Early in the 1980s, DC and Kenner paid Jack Kirby to redesign some of his classic Fourth World villains for the acclaimed comic/toy line, Super Powers. Kailbak's good friends, the parademons, were arguably the most revised characters to appear, changing from a green/yellow color scheme to a shocking orange/red appearance, and instead of human form, they become much more demonic. This new look resonated with fans and even today the nostalgia for these awesome toys is so strong, the red parademon still appears in artwork and in toy form; but never in Heroclix. Kalibak still scratching his head and asking "Why?"


Red parademons from Capstone’s wonderful DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia 
and the red parademon from Wave 8 of the DC Universe Classics line.

Will we ever see this classic variant of the parademon in Heroclix? As the fourth unique Heroclix parademon sculpt is set to appears in stores soon, it seems eventually someone at WizKids will realize its time to mix it up and give this red parademon his due.

In the meantime, the look of the new 52 parademons is a pleasing mix of the classic comic warriors and Super Power demons. This new 52 style parademon is the model for the upcoming Heroclix figure and a creative fan could apply a little paint and have a easy mod of the red parademon if so inclined. Me tell you that Kailbak is going to be having a few Hunger Dogs painting day and night until he has his own personal red army of doom!






Saturday, December 6, 2014

Apokolips Heroclix Wish List - Part 3

Glorious Godfrey

Unlike most of this wish list me, Kalibak, think finest moment of Godfrey's career actually not from original run of Kirby's book, but from the 1986 "Legends" comic. Godfrey uses his powers of persuasion to not only turn Earthlings against their heroes, but convinces them to climb into robotic war dogs from Apokolips and fight the heroes themselves. Epic. Kalibak loves war dogs.

On the game side of this, although some clixs of Darkseid have a couple slots of Mind Control, this agent of Apoklips would be the master of MC. Throw in a few clicks of outwit and you have a great support piece for your Apokolips army.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Apokolips Heroclix Wish List - Part 2

Steppenwolf



















I love my great uncle, Steppenwolf. Imagine the clix this murdered could make! He is the immortal leader of Darksied's forces, and a master of weapons, and he rides around on a giant war dog! Sure he died once or twice, but what comic character worth anything hasn't?



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Apokolips Heroclix Wish List - Part 1

Kalibak going to talk about all his best friends back home who just haven't made it into Heroclix in the twelve years the game has been in existence. Twelve years is a long time on Apokolips! Most Hunger Dogs dead by age twelve. Me like this bug man lots.

Mantis


Not much I can say that this article on HCRealms by Ignatz_Mouse doesn't. This should happen!
Parademons!
On Earth, January 14th, 2014 Heroclix sees a new set released with DC HeroClix: Justice League – Trinity War. With the gravity feed we are going to see Parademons! At first Kalibak no think it is new sculpt but a reuse of the sculpt made for the new Darksied figure from the JL board game (inset). But not true. On closer inspection it is new sculpt!


Apokolips not listed as subtheme though, Nor is "Darkseid's Elite" or "Female Furies". Really would like more Fourth World figures. Sigh. Kalibak going back to modding his Funky Flashman figure now.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Finally! (I hope)

It appears that there will be a new Kalibak heroclix figure in the upcoming set, Superman and the Legion of Superheroes. I could not be more excited! So they sculpted me in a classic Kirby costume so here's hoping I get the proper keywords too.