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The Transformers license is an interesting beast. You've got a fairly rich history of robots and backstory, yet we haven't really seen any games that uses The Transformers properly (although I've heard that the War For Cybertron Xbox 360 game is quite spectacular). So could The Transformers work in some sort of Clix form? I think it could, but it would definitely be tricky.
DreamClix is a series of articles dedicated to new Clix properties we'd like to see in the future. These new properties should mostly be in their own world, with no crossover / compatibility to HeroClix or other Clix games (we don't want to see Pikachu in our Avengers vs JLA HeroClix matches, thank-you-very-much).
For starters, each robot should be available as a static sculpt -- this figure cannot physically transform. Any figure with moving parts is simply too expensive to make, and a collectible game like TransformersClix needs to be very price conscious to succeed. $5.00 per figure just isn't going to work here. That being said, having some of the arms moveable isn't too bad of an option -- we already saw this with the Kingdom Come Batman Sentry figure, and this type of movement looks very good on the Heroes of Cybertron figures.
Standard robots like Megatron should be placed on a double-base, to represent their larger size and width. Simply having a robot on a base isn't enough; for a game like TransformersClix, the overall size must be considered. Larger figures like MetroPlex or Omega Surpreme can be placed on a larger base, while smaller robots like Laserbeak can be placed on a single base. If humans are created, they too can be placed on a single base.
I'd like to see more than just an "Autobot" or "Decepticon" symbol on these bases. In the Transformers universe, many figures are broken up into sub categories of their own. For example, the "Constructicons" should have their own TA, and so should the "Technobots". Perhaps Wizkids could even assign "ranks" the figures to represent a TA. Optimus Prime and Megatron could be a "Leaders" while Starscream and Iron Hide could be "Officers". There definitely seems to be a lot of wiggle room for this one.
But what about transforming? I've got a pretty good idea about that one...
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