WizKids Announces Sell-Out of Marvel HeroClix: Captain America
May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 (HILLSIDE, NJ) — WizKids Inc. announces the manufacturer sell-out of their most recent set, Marvel HeroClix®: Captain America. WizKids’ entire inventory of Marvel HeroClix: Captain  America, releasing July 13th, 2011 has been completely sold to distributors worldwide.

The Marvel HeroClix: Captain America expansion will feature more than 60 figures in standard five-figure boosters. Celebrating 70 years of comic book  history, Captain America’s allies and enemies will  be spotlighted prominently in this long awaited addition to the HeroClix universe. Sub-themes in the set will include: the Serpent Society, S.H.I.E.L.D. Hydra, recent fan favorites the Secret  Warriors, and more! And making their bold debut in HeroClix, removable elements will enhance the action with exciting in-game effects and abilities!"

 "The HeroClix brand is growing at a remarkable rate. Our sales by release day for Giant Sized X-Men were the highest since I joined WizKids 5 year ago. And for the first time, our US distributors had sold out 2 weeks prior to release date.” said Lax Chandra, President of WizKids Games. “Captain America’s sales and velocity far exceeded even Giant Sized X-Men — Alliance had to stop taking orders 13 weeks prior to release. We want to thank our retail partners and customer base for the continued support."

Because of the shortage of product, WizKids is investigating an additional small print run for Captain America to support in-store organized play. American retailers should contact their WizKids distributor for more information. International retailers should contact their local distributors for ordering information.

About NECA/WizKids:

A wholly owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 100 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

©2011 NECA/WizKids LLC. All rights reserved. HeroClix, the HeroClix Logo, HeroClix, and WizKids are trademark of NECA/WizKids LLC.

 

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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