Tag: WizKids

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 10, 2011
Posted today over on the official Wizkids blog was the news that at long last the online version of HeroClix has moved to the beta phase and they’d like fans to help them work out the rest of the bugs.   Check out the open beta key and instructions below and get playing! Greetings HeroClix fans!…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 6, 2011
Tomorrow is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!! What is "Free Comic Book Day?" As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. There are lots of great free comics that will be available…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2011
This week the gang at Wizkids are getting a little too big for their britches.  And by big, I mean GIANT.   They are at long last raising the curtain on their Giant Sized X-Men super-boosters and they have asked AFi to help.   This week there will be a series of three reveals leading…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 22, 2011
February 22, 2011 (HILLSIDE, NJ) — WizKids Inc. announces the manufacturer sell-out of their most recent set, Marvel HeroClix®: Giant-Size X-Men (GSX).  WizKids’ entire inventory of Marvel Giant-Size X-Men, releasing March 16th, 2011 has been completely sold to distributors worldwide.   The X-Men burst onto the scene in this latest HeroClix expansion dedicated to Marvel’s “First Family”…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2011
(January 27, 2011-Hillside NJ) – WizKids announced today the addition of the Quarriors Dice Building GameTM to their summer 2011 product release schedule. Players take on the roles of Quarriors —mighty mystical warriors—who have the power to capture dangerous quarry from the untamed Wilds! They must conjure the mysterious powers of Quiddity, cast powerful spells, and…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 19, 2011
WIZKIDS TAKES OVER MIDDLE EARTH WITH NEW “THE LORD OF THE RINGS” GAME RELEASES (January 18, 2011-Hillside NJ) – Wizkids announced today the addition of “The Lord of the Rings” property to their 2011 HeroClix release schedule through a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The first products of the new “The Lord of…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
February 3, 2010
 HeroClix have been back for a while.  And I feel remiss for not blogging their return.  Then again, most stores in my area have not carried the product since the return and there are no nearby places to play anymore.  So they only kind of came back. Brief history.  HeroClix were created by WizKidsGames.  The…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
January 10, 2009

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 18, 2008
Hot on the heels of the discussions about the scuttling of WizKids and the possibility of other companies picking up the the licenses, games and assets, comes this press release from Catalyst Games on their official site:   Catalyst Game Labs has tendered an offer with The Topps Company, Inc. to acquire various WizKids’ properties,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 15, 2008
October 15, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the manufacture sell-in of DC HeroClix®: Arkham Asylum.  WizKids’ entire inventory of Arkham Asylum, releasing October 22, has been completely sold in to distribution in North America due to overwhelming preorder sales.  DC HeroClix: Arkham Asylum brings BATMAN’s most dangerous villains to players’ tabletops to re-wage the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 13, 2008
Order Now to Ensure Receipt of an Un-Numbered Secret Invasion “Super Skrull Illuminati” Figure September 12, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. proudly announces that for the first time in the history of the “Buy it by the Brick” program, the company will be reprinting a brick figure –  the Super Skrull: Illuminati from Marvel HeroClix:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 21, 2008
August 20, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. is pleased to announced that it has sold out of numbered Marvel HeroClix: Secret Invasion “Buy it by the Brick” Super Skrull: Illuminati figures and has begun taking orders towards a first-ever brick figure reprint. Secret Invasion is the second “Buy it by the Brick” program sell out…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 5, 2008
The team has been working fast and furious to get all of the pictures in our Comic Con 2008 gallery labeled, and we are just about done.  There are a few more galleries still to be added, but the lion’s share are up now for your enjoyment.  Check out our coverage of the toys, the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 21, 2008
On Saturday I spent a few hours wandering around Wizard World LA.  It’s still a very small show, so it was a perfect time to introduce my daughter to the world of comic book conventions.  She even went in costume!   We ran into a few special folks, such as Aaron Douglas aka Chief Tyrol…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 15, 2008
March 14, 2008 (SEATTLE) — Due to overwhelming DC HeroClix®: Crisis preorder sales and “Buy it by the Brick” orders, Diamond Comic Distributors and Alliance Game Distributors — WizKids’ exclusive distributors for HeroClix products into independent hobby stores — has sold out of its entire Crisis inventory.  “The spread of Crisis sales across a wide…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 22, 2008
 January 22, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the manufacture sellout of DC HeroClix®: Crisis five-figure Boosters and bricks.  Crisis, releasing February 27, is completely sold out at the manufacturer in North America due to unexpectedly high preorder sales.  DC HeroClix: Crisis brings to players’ tabletops characters from the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis,…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 18, 2008
January 18, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces the “Spot the Plot!” promotion in the Pirates of the Cursed Seas™: Rise of the Fiends PocketModel™ game. Rise of the Fiends explores the stories of legendary Pirates characters like Calico Cat, “Cannonball” Gallows and the Hag of Tortuga, and there is more to these characters than…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 9, 2008
January 8, 2008 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces Order 66, the next scheduled release of the Star Wars™ PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG), to arrive in stores March 2008. Chancellor Palpatine’s treachery has been revealed, and the annihilation of the Jedi rebellion is imminent with the execution of Order 66.  Fight the military response with…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
WizKids previously announced the“WizKids Convention Weekend” beginning on February 1 to February 3,2008, which brings the WizKids free-with-purchase convention giveaways to your local hobby and game stores.  But now, the “WizKids Convention Weekend” will now also offer DC HeroClix JOHNNY THUNDER limited edition figure.  Only available before at DC HeroClix events at Gen Con Indy…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 20, 2007
December 19, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announces one of the most exciting HeroClix® Buy-It-by-the-Brick figure yet!  The World’s Finest figure is a HeroClix one-of-a-kind SUPERMAN and BATMAN duo figure.  This limited edition, numbered figure is free with the purchase of a DC HeroClix: Crisis Brick (a ten-booster bundle). “This is one of the most…

 

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