Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it my overwhelming love of superheroes?

As I mentioned in my first post, most subsequent postings will be few and far between, but I just had to show SOMEBODY my recent acquisition…’cos it’s got me positively beaming!

As I’ve mentioned, I’m a bit of a slave to 1/72-ish miniatures, heck, I’ve loved them since I was a kid! I’ve also been in love with superheroes, being a comic book geek since…since…well, since comic books sold for less then a dollar!

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The thought of combining the two loves has been on my mind since I discovered gaming, and the early superhero miniatures were a bit chunky, but almost compatible…sadly, just not enough for my discerning eye.

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Some chunky fellas (and gal) produced by the now defunct Soldiers & Swords in the 1980-90’s

As much as I love lead, I’m really gaga over plastic, so when Heroclix came on the scene, I did force myself to have a peek. As cool as they are, I couldn’t see changing my scale preference, or jumping into collecting where you’ve got to blindly purchase the minis.

Then Zerboz (or Heroics, as they were initially called), reared their beautiful plastic heads…

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Some Series One Supers…

…and they were darn close to 1/72. Hallelujah!

So I trawled my way through E-Bay until I found a good source for purchasing the lot – both series one and two…and then the company quit making them, totally squashing my hopes of obtaining my  most favorite supers.

UNTIL…a blogger by the name of  Bunkermeister spilled the beans that the out-of-production Marvel Battle Dice were roughly (depending on the figure) 1/72 scale as well!

I was back in business.

So, trawling E-Bay once more, I came across two amazing lot deals and, Viola! 

A mix of my Zerboz and Marvel Battle Dice jackpot! (Pardon my conversion notes)

A mix of my Zerboz and Marvel Battle Dice jackpot! (Pardon my conversion notes)

And despite the fact that most are Marvel Comics characters, they are doozies!

(Check out the Caesar mini thrown in there for size comparison)

(Check out the Caesar mini thrown in there for size comparison)

Woot!

Woot!

Woot! yet again...

Woot! yet again…

Now I’ve about a hundred or so figures to re-base, re-paint, and convert where necessary. It’s all a bit exciting in 172Fixer’s world at the moment. Last year I started building an appropriate city for Zombie infestation. Now it looks like it may be the sight of a few super-villain incursions…only time will tell, right?

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