HeroClix have been back for a while. And I feel remiss for not blogging their return. Then again, most stores in my area have not carried the product since the return and there are no nearby places to play anymore. So they only kind of came back.
Brief history. HeroClix were created by WizKidsGames. The owner sold the line to Topps. Topps decided to stop producing. NECA is the new producer. The first set from NECA is Hammer of Thor, which came out in November of 2009. To be honest, unless you are a huge Thor or Norse god fan, the set is kind of limited in appeal. Added to the recent sets Avengers, XMen & Hulk, and Invasion it does a nice job of rounding out some aspects of the Marvel Universe.
The next set is DC:Brave and Bold. The idea is tons of figures using the two figures on one dial mechanic, simulating the team ups of the old comic – and now the current TV show. We’ve been told we can expect classic teams like Green Lantern & Flash and more recent ones like Harley Quin and Poison Ivy. This set is due out mid April 2010.
And there is more. The "starter set" for 2010 will be Blackest Night themed. All this week, WizKids is revealing the pieces from the starter set and they are Hal Jordan and the deputized lanterns: Mera, Lex Luthor, Scarecrow, Flash, Atom, Wonder Woman.
- From the WizKids site –
"The War of the Light comes to HeroClix with the DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game! As the Blackest Night encompasses the world, heroes and villains alike are deputized into the Lantern Corps to fight back against the legions of Black Lanterns. Choose a team of lanterns and take them into battle! This starter game includes everything a player needs to play HeroClix, including figures, map, rules and more. The DC HeroClix Blackest Night Starter Game will be in stores May 12, 2010."
* Seven 3D HeroClix miniatures, each with a character card
Green Lantern – Hal Jordan,
Orange Lantern – Lex Luthor,
Red Lantern – Mera,
Yellow Lantern – Scarecrow,
Star Sapphire – Wonder Woman,
Blue Lantern – The Flash,
Indigo Tribe – The Atom
* All-new Green Lantern Sciencells Map
* 2010 HeroClix Complete Rulebook
* Six Object Tokens
* Twelve Terrain Markers
* Two 6-sided dice
Be sure to check out http://wizkidsgames.com/ for updates.
I can tell you that the Mera and Lex Luthor pieces – descriptions and pictures – are up there now. As Flash said, "All Will Be Well."