Marvel Heroclix is a game that encourages you to collect as many models as you can via blind-boxes. The Fantastic Four release contains unsurprisingly, the Fantastic Four and their various allies and enemies. There’s a total of 70 in the range, with five models per box. Some are pretty common whilst others a little rarer. Stuff like the core Fantastic Four team are easy to find whereas the model that is Sue Storm but with Johnny’s powers is a little rarer.
What’s interesting about this release is that it has been a long time since the Fantastic Four have turned up in the game. The entire range has changed a lot over the years. The first Heroclix set, Infinity Challenge came out 18 years ago. If you compare the old Thing to the Thing from the new Fantastic Four Booster, it is really obvious which is which. The new models look amazing and the paint-job on each is really striking. The look as realistic as super-hero models are supposed to be.
Some of the models are just fun. The moloid is sort of adorable, brightly coloured and it’s a common model so you can collected a horde of the cute little horrors if you want. Dr Richards is Reed Richards in Doctor Doom’s armour and it’s as ominous as it is cool Perennial Fantastic Four foe The Wizard also looks cool, as he’s in full flight. Rules wise, Wizkids have long ago gotten the balance right here. A models rarity doesn’t mean it’s better, just more fun to collect. A skilled gamer can always do more with weaker forces and this means that this range is quite sensibly balanced.
There is a ‘Fast Forces’ blister available in case you don’t like the random chance you get with the normal boxes. This gives you a range of heroes who’ve been ‘guest members’ of the FantastiC Four. So She-Thing, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man and so on. It’s a nice way to get some key models. If you want the core team (and their famous villians), take a look at the very nice Cosmic Clash starter set.
Marvel Heroclix – Fantastic Four was worth the wait and if you like collector models this way, then you should check it out.