I’ve been playing HeroClix for years. Almost as long as the game has been out, but I cannot claim to have started at the beginning. I thinks its been going for 6 years now. A few years back, the founder sold WizKids, the maker of HeroClix to Topps, the guys who make cards for sports teams and movies. A few months ago, we found out that Topps has decided to close WizKids. And since then, players and collectors of WizKids have been on pins and needles, wondering if the game would continue in some form. Here are two recent articles from two groups working on just that.
LAKE STEVENS, Wash., December 15 – Catalyst Game Labs, LLC, and Pinata Games have announced that they will form a strategic alliance contingent on the Catalyst group’s purchase of the currently dormant WizKids properties.
“By combining our efforts, we can deliver high-quality products that will satisfy retailers, fans and licensors alike,” said Loren Coleman, majority Catalyst owner. “As successful licensors of Shadowrun and BattleTech, [Catalyst] understands the essence of those brands and will continue to produce high-quality products for them.”
“The Pinata team brings a different, unique skill set to the table, having worked extensively on all of WizKids’ brands over the last two years. With our efforts combined, we have a wide range of hobby business expertise that covers the gamut of licensed-and-non-licensed properties across a wide spectrum of formats- RPGs, TCGs, CMGs, and more.”
Alright, web posting is back up and online.
Yesterday and today were solid days, progress-wise. Though the weather outside is nasty in Seattle (and the city is woefully unprepared as usual), we had some great conference calls, and I’m hopeful that the HeroClix transaction will speed along nicely (hopefully with you and us behind it). Pinata’s incorporation officially goes through on January 1 (so we don’t have to pay an extra month of taxes), and we have some cool stock certificates that look terribly official.
As I mentioned, the weather here, well, sucks. Roads are closing, schools have declared snow days, and many businesses have closed through the holidays. When Seattle gets the slightest amount of snow, the city grinds to a halt. There are very few snow trucks, ice trucks, or drivers capable of driving in snow in the state. Being from Illinois, it doesn’t bother me a great deal, but I do admit that the sharp inclines on the roads make life interesting.
Due to the nasty weather, it’s going to be at least one more day before the two remaining ‘thank you’ packages ship. I’ll do my best to make sure that they make it out before I leave for 10 days to visit family in Illinois.
Please, everyone have a safe, fun holiday with your friends and families. Take care on the roads, and enjoy yourselves!
The next time I post, I’ll be typing from the Land O’ Lincoln. I will keep you posted on any new news, and will give you some updates on my presents . I have made some strong hints to Santa on what I could use for the holidays…
Take care and have a safe, awesome Clix-tacular holiday,
And of course, my latest want list.
Named after the upcoming Green Lantern event.
01. Green Lantern 1 – John Stewart.
02. Green Lantern 2 – Sallak.
03. Red Lantern 1 – Laira
04. Red Lantern 2 – Atrocitus.
05. Orange Lantern 1 – Agent Orange
06. Blue Lantern 1 – Saint Walker or the Elephant
07. Indigo Lantern 1 – ?
08. Sapphire/Violet Lantern 1 – Fatality
Black Lantern (Skrull) a/b version characters.
09. Black Lantern 1 – Abin Sur – you know he’s going to be one, makes too much sense.
10. Black Lantern 2 – Martian Manhunter
11. Black Lantern 3 – Vibe
12. Black Lantern 4 – Tomorrow Woman.
Justice League, villains of
13. Flash Barry Allen
14. main villain from Flash Rebirth.
15. Aquaman – classic look
16. Ocean Master
17. Manitou Raven – giant
18. Kanjar Ro
JSA, villains of
21. Starman (LSH/JSA)
24. Citizen Steel
26. Amazing Man
27. Power Girl
28. Dr. Fate
Future – Legion of 3 Worlds
30. Brainiac 5
31. Sun Boy
32. Polar Boy
Superman, allies, villains.
37. Silver Banshee
38. Atomic Skull
39. Live Wire
Batman, allies, villains.
41. Killer Moth
45. Poison Ivy
Brave and Bold (duos)
46. Batman & Green Arrow
47. Jai & Iris West
48. Grace & Thunder
49. Cyborg & Beast Boy
50. Fire & Ice
51. Konvikt & Graak
55. Firebrand of the Freedom Fighters.
57. Rick Flagg
59. Jokerz Goons