LATEST MARVEL HEROCLIX EXPANSION, SUPERNOVA, SELLS OUT
November 10, 2006
November 10, 2006 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc. announced today that the
entire U.S. print run of Marvel(tm) HeroClix(r): Supernova has sold out
from its warehouse. The ninth Marvel HeroClix expansion releases
worldwide November 15, 2006, and has been eagerly anticipated by fans
and retailers alike.

"The buzz on Supernova building up to, and then as a result of, the
Prerelease on October 28 has been spectacular," said Joe Hauck, EVP of
Sales, Marketing and Product Development at WizKids(r). "This news is
particularly exciting because it represents an increase in sales from
our previous Marvel expansion, Sinister. Our authorized hobby game
distributors are getting full shipments of their original orders, which
should satisfy consumer demand at retail."

A contributing factor to the product sell-out was the success of the
Prerelease tournaments. At the Supernova Prerelease, fans were
surprised by the surprise appearance of four Marvel Zombies figures -
HeroClix pieces based on a popular Marvel comics miniseries. The four
figures are packaged in roughly one out of every 100 Boosters, and
include monster cards to make them compatible for play in WizKids' new
HorrorClix(tm) collectable miniatures game (CMG).

Supernova also contains new versions of previously produced and popular
figures such as the Silver Surfer(tm) (sculpted in a classic Jack
Kirby-style pose), Thanos(tm) and Thor(tm), god of thunder. High point
values and figures representing characters from the current Civil War
and Annihilation storylines in Marvel comics make Supernova a good fit
for both game and comic book stores. For more information on HeroClix,
visit www.heroclix.com.

 

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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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