New Star Wars PocketModel Booster Pack to Add Ground Units, Including AT-AT and Spider Droid
August 16, 2007 (Bellevue, WA) — WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, today announced it will be releasing this fall the next instalment of its Star Wars™ PocketModel™ Trading Card Game (TCG) – Ground Assault. This new Star Wars Booster Pack enhances Star Wars PocketModels game play by adding new ground and space PocketModel units from the Star Wars movies, and a host of new playing cards. The original Star Wars PocketModel game sets were released in mid-June and already hundreds of thousands of game packs have been sold worldwide.
With the Ground Assault Booster Pack, players can now build their Star Wars fleet with all ground units, all space units, or a mix of the two types. Each Pack features up to eight new PocketModels of both ground units and new space units, as well as six all-new game cards. The premier ground unit of the set is the AT-AT, the elite imperial fighting unit featured in the Empire Strikes Back movie. The Ground Assault set also features a heavy battle droid theme, with the Spider droid and Tank droid units included in the selection. The set’s new playing cards include a number of new characters, including several featuring one of the galaxies most elite fighting forces, the Ewoks, as well as new versions of favorites like Darth Vader, Yoda, and Obi-Wan.
Star Wars PocketModel TCG revolutionized the collectible trading card genre by bringing card games into the third dimension. The Star Wars PocketModel TCG lets Star Wars fans enjoy a complete Star Wars experience as they are able to collect and build Star Wars vehicles that are played in entertaining ways with cards featuring favorite characters, vehicles and scenes from the entire Star Wars Saga. Players use the cards to control their fleets of PocketModel ships as they attempt to destroy each other’s objectives.
Like the first in the series, the Star Wars PocketModels Ground Assault Boosters Packs are a great value with a price tag of $4.99. In each pack, players receive between four-to-eight PocketModels vehicles to punch out, build, collect and play; six random game cards; 2 micro-dice; complete rules and assembly instructions. This fun, easy-to-learn game is simple enough for 8-year-old kids, but features enough depth of strategy to appeal to adults, making it possible for fans of all generations to share and enjoy battling for control of the galaxy! More info can be found at www.wizkidsgames.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.
||Posted by Jason Geyer