WizKids Announces a New Dungeons & Dragons Premium Board Game & The Next Set of D&D Miniatures
June 2, 2016

WizKids Announces a New Dungeons & Dragons Premium Board Game: Assault of the Giants and Their Next Set of D&D Miniatures for Icons of the Realms: Storm King’s Thunder

Command Armies of Giants and Wage War Throughout Northwest Faerûn

Hillside, NJ — June 2, 2016 WizKids, the industry leader in quality pre-painted plastic miniatures and publisher of premium tabletop games and accessories, has announced the upcoming release of two new Dungeons & Dragons products for Wizards of the Coast’s storyline coming in August 2016: Storm King’s Thunder.

In the Storm King’s Thunder story, giants return to the Forgotten Realms in force as they engage in epic battle for glory and territory, while humans and other small folk try to find a way to survive amid the upheaval.


Expand your collection of D&D roleplaying game miniatures with the release of the fifth set in the Icons of the Realms line, Storm King’s Thunder. Collect all 44 figures in this newest set of randomly sorted monsters and heroes. Arriving in select stores in September!


Assault of the Giants is a new Dungeons & Dragons board game designed by Andrew Parks. Designed for 2-6 players, Assault of the Giants challenges players to command one of the six types of giants and claim the right to rule over all giantkind. Command giants and assault settlements to score points and secure important resources, including food, treasure, ore, and runes. Contents include 14 Giants miniatures, measuring from approximately 4” to over 5 ½” in height.  Assault of the Giants is scheduled to release in Spring 2017, with an MSRP of $99.99 USD.

You can find out more about D&D Icons of the Realms: Storm King’s Thunder by visiting http://wizkids.com/dd-icons-of-the-realms-storm-kings-thunder/

For additional information and images from Assault of the Giants, please visit: http://WizKids.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, 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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3 Comments »

  • Scott says:

    With all the 80s franchise nostalgia stuff about I’m still hoping for a set of action figures from the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon. 🙂

  • Craig says:

    Why oh why oh why do they only sell their pre-painted miniatures “randomly sorted”. 🙁
    I have absolutely zero desire to play Miniature Lottery.
    I have no place to keep the hundreds of minis I don’t want but randomly obtained looking for the few that I actually do want.
    (Not to mention the waste of money.)
    And no, I don’t see why I should go to the effort of flogging unwanted minis on secondary markets because WizKids is too narrow minded to see the benefit of catering to people who want to choose what they buy.
    ….. So I’ll go without. 🙁

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