Over the Christmas holidays I added to my collection of Rumbleslam figures with a few new purchases from TT Combat. These three characters are all Free Agents, which means they are not affiliated to any one casino and thus can be hired by any team without affecting their important sponsorship bonuses.
"Contrary to his kind’s scary and angry nature, he has been
known to play with his fans, carrying them on his shoulders as he walks
about! Children love Andy and aspire to be as strong and tall as him
when they grow up! But it is not wise to prod this slumbering titan.
Even the calmest can lose their cool at times, but most don’t have
punches that can break stone and arms thick as tree trunks!”
Big Andy is a great all-rounder superstar. He's not quite as
dangerous as some (Trihorn, I'm looking at you), but his Dosh cost is
barely higher than a regular Weight 3 wrestler. For that little bit more
Dosh you get some incredible special abilities like Underhook Suplex
and Body Slam which cause the all-powerful Knockdown. And because of his
Walking Stupor passive ability, Big Andy is immune to the Dazed special
rule, meaning he's very hard to take down.
Big Andy costs £8.00 and comes in three parts - body and two arms. I'm not a fan of the clear bases that come with these figures , so I have stuck all of my Rumbleslam figures on MDF bases.
In the centre of this trio is Granite. He could team up very well with the Golem from a Runic Thunder team
(double the Stoneskin!), or could join in with The Cold Bloods for a
little one-man flexibility that can hold his own without relying too
heavily on the rest of the lizards for support.
"This resilient superstar has it all: power, toughness, size, charisma... There are few wrestlers in the ring that can match a natural charm and presence which have enthralled and captivated the hearts of countless viewers. He's even been known to break the rules to deliver a better show for his adoring fans. If he sees that the crowd is getting bored, he'll perform a dirty move, or kick an opponent when they're down. Cheers or boos, he only wants to entertain, as that's the only way to fill the seats of an arena.
With one of the best Defence stats in the game, you know Granite is
tough to deal with. Combined with his Stoneskin Passive Ability he's
almost entirely impervious to Brawl attacks.
His real draw is the Face Heel Turn Passive Ability though. Granite
can choose each turn to be a face or a heel, gaining a stat boost to go
along with it. That gives him a lot of flexibility, starting off as a
face and getting extra attack power, then finishing the match as a Heel
when it's time to throw the opponent out. Or you can go for a Crowd
Pleaser to have your cake an eat it too! If successful in wooing the
crowd, Granite may choose both choices, gaining extra attack and
grapple, and getting the HEEL special rule too! Now that's a walking
mountain with flexibility!
Granite costs £10.00 and comes in five parts, body, arms and legs. His legs were incredibly fiddly to fix to his body and in the end I had to use Milliput to secure them in place.
"A slippery superstar possessing a cool demeanour, Ice has chilled the hearts of his opponents for many years. Men and women can't help but shiver as he makes his glacial way towards the stage where his powerful figure gleams in the limelight. Try as they might to grapple or lift his monstrous mass, his glassy exterior seldom allows opponents to find purchase, whilst his hard as steel hide deflects all but the strongest of blows."
What Ice may lack in grappling and dodging, he more than makes up for
in Defence. And defending himself isn't all he's good for! His Glacial
Skin Passive Ability makes him extremely hard to grapple, and The Wall
is a Passive Ability that allows him to share his Defence value with any
wrestler in base contact. Just think on that for a second. You can take high offensive
wrestlers or great grapplers, then just hug up to Ice and be extremely
difficult to take out.
Ice costs £10.00 and he comes in four parts - body, head and two arms.