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    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by Anton S. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 11/08/2007 12:25:46

    A nice set of counters for a supers game. The art quality is good. A nice starter set.



    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]
    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by Franklin C. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 04/15/2007 00:00:00

    The miniatures (taking only two of the seven pages of the PDF) look OK. I was initially upset that there were only two pages worth of minis; but upon reflection, they did state there were a total of 28 minis. (But I still feel like I'm being slightly cheated when less than half of the pages of whatever I buy contain content useful to me; I don't like feeling that I've bought lots of advertisements for a little useful content.)

    <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br><BR>[THIS REVIEW WAS EDITED]<BR>



    Rating:
    [3 of 5 Stars!]
    Creator Reply:
    Hi Franklin, I am glad that you liked the images. In addition to the actual images, we included graphical instructions on how to cut and prepare the miniatures for convenience. I hope you understand that it was intended to be helpful to customers. Thank you again for the purchase! I hope you like the minis...:) Sincerely, William ComStar
    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by Jacob L. L. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 10/06/2005 00:00:00

    These pieces are very nicely rendered, and just from looking at them I have a few ideas as to characters I'll create to use them with.

    There are two pages of miniatures, with 29 pieces total. I appreciate the product description mentioning the re-sizers amongst the figures, but they didn't mention the other two figures that are duplicated; one brick with two different poses, and a speedster printed twice with the same pose.

    Unlike their Anime Girls Vol I set, there are a few female figs here that are skimpily dressed enough that I'd keep them away from the gaming table of a family with small children. (A dominatrix just doesn't fit my mental image of a fun, cheerfull, four-color game.)

    Two of the figures are somewhat blurry (intentional, most likely), suggesting evasion powers, but the lines in some of the other figures are light enough that you can barely make out the mini's face.

    Between the two pages of full-color figures and action poses, I think this set is quite reasonably priced at $2. Compare this to some of the other paper fig sets available, and it makes an excellent buy for the gamer on a tight budget.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Since the backs are silhouettes instead of full images, using grey instead of black is easier on your ink cartridges.

    Unlike their other set, the only figures here that appear to be posing for the 'camera' are flamboyant enough that you'd expect them to grandstand just a bit. The rest of the figures are all in reasonable action poses.

    There are a few figs in the set that I can easily see making their way into a Sci-Fi game, and even one that I'll be using in my fantasy games.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: While there is a total of 7 pages in this PDF, only two are figures. I'd much rather have seen the figs split out into their own PDF so that I would have to specify page numbers to print only the figs.

    As I mentioned above, the one dominatrix figure, IMNSHO, does not belong in a family-friendly four-color environment.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



    Rating:
    [4 of 5 Stars!]
    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by Dustin P. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 09/27/2005 00:00:00

    I bought this product for use in our Champions game. The instructions are very clear, they are easy to use and well put together. <br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The ease of use, clear instructions, and very low price.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Nothing.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]
    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by James H. [Featured Reviewer]
    Date Added: 09/25/2005 00:00:00

    Twenty-eight reusable miniatures of any quality is a pretty good deal for $2.00, especially if your system of choice is heavy on the tactical combat. In the case of ComStar's Super Hero Minis, you get the added bonuses of good artwork and simple presentation.

    The only major short-coming of the Super Hero Minis set is that many of the heroes and villains portrayed therein are fairly specific to a given setting, as a result of their very unique costume designs. I would have prefered to see a bit less unique design in the costumes of the heroes and villains, allowing me to more easily integrate them in a campaign of my design.

    The only other complaint that I have is that, of the twenty-eight miniatures, a mere two are scaled up or down to accomodate the premise of shrinking and/or growing characters. I would have liked to see this concept applied to all twenty-eight minis as it would have, again, made the minis of more use in a campaign of my own design.

    In the end, despite the two aforementioned pitfalls, I still consider the Super Hero Minis set to be a good value at $2.00, and recommend that you check them out if you like to emphasize tactical combat in your own super roleplaying campaigns. <br><br><b>LIKED</b>: I enjoyed both the good art quality and simple presentation of the product.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: The setting-specific design of several minis somewhat limits their utility in a campaign of your own design. <br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Acceptable<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



    Rating:
    [4 of 5 Stars!]
    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by Alan B. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 06/09/2005 00:00:00

    Are these brilliant? No. But they will be very handy and they are a heck of lot better than I could do and failing a resident artist type to do individual illustrations for me I really can't complain. It's $2. All considered I'd say well worth it.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: The 2 sizes for growing/shrinking hero's is a nice touch, and would have been very useful to me while I was still running neccessary evil.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Nothing that reeks herein<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Very Good<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Very Satisfied<br>



    Rating:
    [5 of 5 Stars!]
    Super Hero Minis
    Publisher: Avalon Game Company
    by Chris J. [Verified Purchaser]
    Date Added: 05/29/2005 00:00:00

    These are 28 paper minis of the A-frame style (i.e. with a full colour front and a grey outline back) The standard human sized figures print out to 35mm high, with a couple of larger figures up to two or three times that size.

    The artwork ranges from passable to quite good. Unfortunately the artist seems to have avoided any bold outlines in the pictures giving them a slightly blurry and out of focus feel at the best of times, to the point where a couple of figures that presumably are supposed to have forcefields are just an indecipherable blur. Since bold linework is a feature of traditional superhero comics, this really reduces the superhero feel. This effect is made worse by the resolution and compression ratings that have been used to create the PDF. There's a lot of compression artefacts and pixellation visible if you zoom in at all. On the plus side this brings the size of this PDF down to a mere 785kb, but personally I'd rather have better looking figures and a larger file size.

    I can see myself possibly using 2 figures from here, 2 identically dressed martial artist types that look like they'd make great minions. A couple of others have interesting designs and I'd use them as inspiration for characters, but I'd probably wind up re-doing figures for them with something like Heromachine.

    I'd really like to see this product redone with better image quality, but otherwise I'd be reluctant to buy more paper minis from this vendor.<br><br><b>LIKED</b>: Very inexpensive. Some very nice character designs. A very good page of illustrated assembly instructions.<br><br><b>DISLIKED</b>: Very poor image quality.<br><br><b>QUALITY</b>: Disappointing<br><br><b>VALUE</b>: Satisfied<br>



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