HeroClix Online Announces DC Comics’ The Dark Knight Rises Figure of the Week
July 26, 2012

HeroClix Online developers today announced the latest set to join the “Figure of the Week” program, showcasing over a half dozen all-new figures from DC Comics’ The Dark Knight Rises collection. The Dark Knight Rises Figure of the Week will run today through early September.

Please find the full Figure of the Week schedule below, detailing which figures will be available each week:

July 26-Aug. 1: Batman
Aug. 2-8: Bruce Wayne
Aug. 9-15: Catwoman
Aug. 16-22: Bane
Aug. 23-29: Rachel Dawes (from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight)
Aug. 30-Sept. 5: John Blake

During the Figure of the Week program, two individual figures from an upcoming set are made available weekly for a limited time.

What is the “Figure of the Week” program?
The “Figure of the Week” program is intended to bring a constant flow of new content to the online game. During the “Figure of the Week” program, one or more individual figures that are completely new to HCO will be available each week (or almost every week).  Those new figures will be sold at a limited-time promotional price and then removed from the store when the next figures of the week are deployed.  If you miss them during their promotional week, however, don’t worry: we’ll always make sure that there is some means to collect those figures in the near future, typically in the form of Single-Figure Boosters.

How are figures selected for Figure of the Week?
Figures showcased in the “Figure of the Week” program are figures not yet available in HCO. In some cases, physical counterparts of those figures are also not yet available in stores, allowing players and fans to preview and play with the figures ahead of release.

How much do Figure of the Week figures cost?
“Figure of the Week” figures can be purchased for 19CB each.

Where can I purchase Figure of the Week figures?
“Figure of the Week” figures can be purchased at the official HCO store in game.

How long do single figures stay in the “Figure of the Week” program?
One or more individual figures are showcased weekly, giving fans and players 7 full days to pick up the figures before the next week’s figures are introduced.

What happens if I miss out on a figure on a particular week?
As part of the program, weekly figures are removed from the store when the next week’s figures are deployed.  However, at the end of a particular set’s program, the full set will be made available in the HCO store.* If you missed out on a particular week’s figure(s), you may purchase Single-Figure Boosters from the set at that time.

*Some exceptions may apply, depending on set and timing.

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, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.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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