FIRST WORLD HEROCLIX CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYED AT GEN CON INDY 2007
August 28, 2007

August 28, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. hosted the first-ever HeroClix® World Championship at Gen Con Indianapolis 2007.  In celebration of the fifth anniversary of HeroClix, international distributors around the world offered regional Nationals programs.  The United States was represented by Wizard World Invitational Winner Scott Crampton as well as over 100 players who entered the competition through “open” play.  The top 32 players at the HeroClix World Championship included five international champions.

“The first HeroClix World Championship has truly been a world-class event,” said Ruth Leonard, WizKids® International Group marketing manager.  “We were excited to celebrate the fifth anniversary of HeroClix by bringing together HeroClix players from around the world, including players from Germany, Italy, the UK and the USA.”

The first HeroClix World Championship was won by Italian Champion Antonio Santangelo, sponsored by Counter Stratelibrir of Milan.  The winners of Nationals tournament programs were offered the trip to Gen Con Indianapolis through international distributors’ sponsorship including Pegasus Spiele of Germany and Devir of Spain.  Each international champion competed in three days of tournaments at Gen Con.

Antonio Santangelo won the first HeroClix World Championship trophy, a replica Hammer of Thor from Diamond Select Toys & Collectibles (www.diamondselecttoys.com), and a trip to Baltimore to visit Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (www.geppismuseum.com).
 

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Company (TOPP), WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination.  Its HeroClix and Pirates brands are among the most successful games on the market today, with over 100 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.


 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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