On September 7th WizKids will release the Watchmen Crimebusters Fast Forces 6-Pack (MSRP $14.99), a box set that includes six HeroClix figures, two all new 2-foot by 3-foot maps, dice, and a rule sheet. The HeroClix Fast Forces are pre-built HeroClix “teams designed by WizKids R&D. The figures have been selected and redesigned from the ground up to work well together. The maps included with the Watchmen Crimebusters Fast Forces set include “Karnak” and “Dr. Manhattan’s Lab.”
The Watchmen Crimebusters
set consists of six figures, Rorschach, Silk Spectre, Nite Owl, Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan, and The Comedian. Those conversant with the history of the Watchmen
know that “The Crimebusters” was the name of the group of superheroes consisting of Rorschach, Silk Spectre II, Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl II, and The Comedian who replaced the Minutemen. They were founded in 1966 by Nelson Gardner (also known as Captain Metropolis) as the successor to the Minutemen, and they were forced to disband in 1977 with the passage of the Keene Act.
The group, which was weakened by the death of Captain Metropolis and the defection of Ozymandias to big business, was at loggerheads from the very beginning, and little is known of their joint crime-fighting activities. The members were last seen fighting together during the police strike of 1977 when The Comedian, Nite Owl, and Rorschach were active in quelling riots in New York and the Dr. Manhattan and the Silk Spectre were performing similar peacekeeping activities in Washington D.C.
To see more individual figure previews: The Comedian Figure Night Owl Figure Ozymandias Figure Rorschach Figure