Collector's Corner - TT Red Hood

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 10:08:00 Europe/London

We wait ages for a Jason Todd Red Hood figure and then two great ones come along at once! The last one we looked at, from the Streets of Gotham set, received 4.5/5 so can this one do that little bit better and join the ranks of perfect scoring figures?

The Red Hood and the Outlaws comic might be going through some hard times at the moment under than hands of scribe James Tynion IV and artist Julius Gopez so it's good to see his Heroclix counterpart getting some well deserved attention.

Set: Teen Titans
Number: 023/204
Rarity: Uncommon/Gravity Feed

Red Hood

 Sculpt: The Red Hood and the Outlaws comic might be going through some hard times at the moment under than hands of scribe James Tynion IV and artist Julius Gopez so it's good to see his Heroclix counterpart getting some well deserved attention. Thankfully Wizkids have decided to stick to the designs of original Red Hood artist Kenneth Rocafort, who is a huge rising star in DC at the moment, with the new Red Hood figure taking clear inspiration from issue #2 of Red Hood and the Outlaws.

 When looking at their previous figure they must have been thinking what could possibly make Red Hood look more badass and the answer is always to give him a sword, plus a much more dynamic pose helps a lot. I love the pose Red Hood is in which looks like he's mid-fight against some bad guys, plus he's one of the few switchclix figures that aren't on a bland base but rather a set of stairs which makes really stand out from the rest.

 This figure can also be used as part of the Red Hood and the Outlaws team base when partnered with Starfire and Arsenal which is one of my favourite of the team bases. Red Hood understandably takes the centre role on the base but his teammates look great too, and its nice to have a team base that doesn't cost too many points in game so it can be included in smaller scale battles.

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Paint: One of my biggest problems with the last Red Hood figure was the Bat-symbol on his chest being too small, this problem seems to have been rectified on the newer figure and his pose definitely helps to hide the edges a bit.

Red Hood has an amazing amount of detail from the tassels on his sword, the gold flourish on its handle to the straps on his boots this figure is head and tails above the previous one… except for one thing. The paint job on Red Hood is sloppy when looked at up close with paint missing from his jacket and extra paint on his helmet on the figure I received, though from a distance he looks fine so during normal play this won't be noticeable.

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Red Hood


Overall: Apart from a small issue with the paint on Red Hood this figure is a huge improvement over an already brilliant interpretation of the character, Wizkids just need to find that balance between detail and the amount of paint they can put on these figures accurately and they'll have the recipe for some really brilliant Heroclix! 

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Red Hood and Nightwing

Check back next time when we take a look at a figure from the brand new Wolverine and the X-Men set, non other than Piotr Rasputin better know as the armoured mutant Colossus.

Paul started collecting Heroclix over a decade ago when he picked up a Hypertime booster at his local comic book store, he was instantly hooked by the idea of detailed collectible figures that you could also play a game with. Check out his blog where he posts comic book news and reviews here: Impulsive Reactions

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Paul Lightfoot

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