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Marvel Attacktix Previews #12: Beast November 14, 2006

Posted by webofwebhead in Attacktix, CMG, Marvel, Previews.
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Welcome to week 3 of the Marvel Attacktix previews.  You’ll find previews here, at the Joe Attacktix site, and at the Master Attacktix site.  We’ll be covering a figure a day each week day until we have covered all of the figures.

One of the original five X-Men, and recently making an appearance in X-3, today’s preview is back in blue…

Beast Attacktix

Beast

  • Attack: Striker – Claw Sweep
  • Defense: Medium Base
  • Points: 20
  • Attacktix Class: Captain
  • Marvel Class: X-Men
  • Base Speed: 10
  • Special Power: Rally – X-Men 
  • Number: (M/06)
  • Rarity: Rare – Booster 

Brett’s Notes: Beast is a great character with a long history.  His blue fur has come and gone over the years, but it’s a very recognizable form for him, and makes for a great looking figure.  As the resident scientist and doctor, giving him the Rally power seemed like a straightforward choice to add a foundation power to the team.  More importantly, it indicates a theme that runs through the X-Men Class, reliance on other X-Men team members.  The X-Men live in a world that “fears and hates them”, and are more likely to team up with other mutants than other hero teams.  In the game, you will often see X-Men figures that trigger off of other X-Men in one way or another.  Of course, being perhaps the most popular team in comics, it’s safe to say that over time there will be plenty of X-Men to choose from.

Joe’s Notes: Beast is a great Striker for the X-Men.  He is very low and squat, making him hard to bring down at long range, and proving some trouble for other Strikers with a high point of attack.  He has a large attacking hand, much like the Series 1 Chewbacca and Tarfful, who were two of my favorites.  The large striking area of his furry hand allows for a powerful strike, capable of killing multiple enemies.

Beast and Sabretooth in Marvel Series 1, reminds me a lot of my Wookiee team, from the original Star Wars line.  His paint job looks a bit like Sulley, from Monsters, Inc., but then again I guess they were always similar.  He is a 20 pointer, so not as cheap as the 10 point
Spider-Man, but his Special Power will return one of your defeated X-Men to play.  For people that enjoy playing with strict themes he will be a very useful member of Xavier’s team!

Look for more previews tomorrow on the Joe Attacktix site. – B

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