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As SUPERNOVA came out today, and, you know, it was yet another crappy day on the job, SuperFiancee, Super Adorable Kid, and I stopped off at Great Escape on the way home from work tonight, and I picked up two boosters.
Hopes for at least one Unique, maybe even one of the Zombie Super Rares, were dashed as soon as I got home and dug into them. Still, everything's new to me, and I got no duplicates, and actually ended up with 4 Vets out of 8 figs, so that's a good bit of the all right.
Here's what I wound up with:
Shi'ar Warrior (r)
Super Apes (v)
Drax the Destroyer (r)
Rick Jones (pog)
Jane Foster (pog)
Overall, I'm satisfied. Yeah, there's some rue in the fact that my first two boosters of a set I almost entirely like the character choice on yielded up two characters I couldn't care less about (Sage, Photon) and one I actively detest (She-Hulk). And I find it interesting that my rookie Kang has an Experienced Kang's dial, making him quite a bargain for the listed price. And I'm annoyed the Jane Foster pog doesn't have Support, and the Rick Jones pog lacks an Avengers TA. But I'm happy to have a vet Justice and one of the Super Apes and even the rookie Drax is a romper-stomper.
One of the things I frequently find baffling is how to display some of the figs that come out, when they don't have strong group associations. In the past, I've had trouble figuring out where to put the likes of Jonah Hex, Deathlok, Ka-Zar, and Adam Strange. With this small pull, I was briefly baffled as to where to put Drax. Finally, I put him next to his daughter, Moondragon, who is towards the back of my rather large Avengers mob on top of the comics bookshelf in the short hallway next to the big bathroom. Either or both of them could just as easily go in the nearby mob of Avengers VILLAINS, but I decided to err to the positive in their case. Just call me a starry eyed optimist.
Other than the one Super Ape, I didn't get any of the figures I really BADLY want from these two boosters, but, well, that's to be expected. Many of them are Uniques (Red Ghost, Karnak, Machine Man, Jack of Hearts, Super Skrull, Korvac, Captain Mar-Vell, Binary, Graviton, Thanos) and others are very high up in the Rare REV rotation (Thor, Silver Surfer, Mantis, Vision). I would have happily traded nearly anything but the Super Ape for an Ant-Man, though. Or a Nova.
Still, they'll come, in time. Although, as to that, I haven't even finished up everything I want to get from SINISTER yet...
Four more boosters last night -- he's out of control! Fly, you fools!! -- yielded up... um...
Skrull Warrior r, e
Badoon Warrior r,e
Sunspot, e (2)
another Vet Sage
Nova, r, v
Red Ghost, U
And I can't remember what-all feat cards or Battlefield Conditions, but I do remember I got a Satellite object.
Then, tonight, I played a team consisting of the Vet Nova, the Vet Photon, the rookie Drax, and Korvac against Super Drama Teen's Avengers squad -- the Vet Hawkeye (from Fantastic Forces), the Experienced Quicksilver (from Armor Wars) the Vet IC Scarlet Witch, my new Iron Man LE from Supernova, an Experienced Falcon, and a Vet Wonder Man. I beat her pretty badly, not losing even a single piece on my side. Korvac is a monster; with an AutoRegenerate on him, he's very nearly indestructible. I suspect he could have destroyed the entire Avengers squad by himself (which would be continuity accurate, actually). Anyway, it put Super Dependable Teen in a pretty crappy mood.
But tomorrow -- Mission: Destroy Firestorm!