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 Jedi Starfighters and AT-RTs.  Or outnumber the Jedi with Republic Gunships and Clone Speeders.  Order 66 has more than 40 PocketModels and 60 cards to collect!

“This is the first Star Wars PocketModel TCG set to offer PocketModel decals,” said Justin Ziran, Star Wars PocketModel TCG brand manager.  “The decals will allow players to customize the look of their fleets with faction-specific symbols and striping.”

With the Order 66 release, players will also be able to purchase the Star Wars PocketModelTCG theme deck, Elite Assault.  The Elite Assault theme deck will contain a 30-card preconstructed deck, eight exclusive alternate-art PocketModels, a strategy guide, an Order 66 set checklist and one decal sheet.  The theme deck contains everything a player needs to get started in one package.


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 of the Cursed Seas™brands are among the most successful games on the market today, withover 100 million miniature game pieces sold worldwide.  For more information, visit www.wizkidsgames.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, 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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