Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Probably not tournament legal, but oh well.


Remember Attacktix? Apparently I didn't as well as all that, since I thought it was "Attackclix" and related to Heroclix. Close! This was Hasbro's attempt to get in on dial-based gaming, with a bit more of an emphasis the action figure end of things: dice weren't even needed, the figures all had either spring-loaded projectiles, or spring-powered swinging weapons. Various series were released in 2005-06 for Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel. I know I had at least a few of those; but they are probably mostly found at yard sales these days.

Huh, there's an Attacktix wikia. From what I can piece together, maybe only two series of Marvel Attacktix were released, but that doesn't mean they weren't made. Case in point: an "unproduced" Nightcrawler Attacktix!

I think the dials were usually black; the eBay auction mentioned the silver of it specifically. There is a little wheel/clicking mechanism in the dial, which spins to show a number: usually a red or white 10, with a 9 and an 11 in there as well. I'm not sure what that gets you in terms of the game, or if that's even a playable dial or a placeholder. The waist turns, but if it's spring-loaded, it's only barely. Can't get a good swing out of it, but that's all right, since I thought the paint was very nice for something that might've "fallen off the back of a truck," as it were. (There is a stray black line on his right cheek.) Or had some of these been made, then the line was cancelled, and they were just left in storage?

Still, this is virtually tailor-made for me: an "unproduced" collectible that doesn't break the bank. Now, if I could just squeeze some more room into my Nightcrawler display...



2 comments:

Dale Bagwell said...

Nice find, didn't even know they made those. heroclix yeah, but not these "Attacklix" stuff.

I'm gonna need to see this Nightcrawler display now....

TheRedeyes222 said...

The different numbers on the dials were for power moves. You can stop on that higher number, in order to get more ticks in your next play. The lower number is the opposite effect if you land on it by accident. The spring is most likely weak because the figure was never produced. Many unreleased figures have problems with them, such as balance, and firing errors, because they never sorted out the issues with, since they were never set in stores.

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