WIZKIDS/NECA, MFV ANNOUNCE TABAPP™ ELITE
April 5, 2013


Expanded App Capabilities, Featuring DC Comics

TabApp Elite LogoHillside, NJ & Cary, NC—April 4, 2013—Game creators WizKids/NECA and MFV are expanding the TabApp™ experience with TabApp™ Elite, featuring advanced gameplay, new figures and technology. Partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the first announced physical figures include popular Super Heroes from DC Comics. The free app is set to launch this April for iPad® and select Android™ tablet devices.

In TabApp™ Elite, players will embark on a heroic adventure, taking on the role of their favorite Super Hero—navigating interactive 3D HeroClix maps, battling evil Super-Villains while earning achievements along the way. They can also call upon an ally, with the ability to activate and control more than one figure in game.

 

New to TabApp™ Elite is a special dock, the “ClixStation,” used to transport physical figures to their digital form on the iPad or tablet device. Using the customizable ClixStation and each figure’s unique HeroClix Combat Dial, players can easily swap figures and playstyles during gameplay.

At launch, TabApp™ Elite will feature Super Hero figures from DC Comics, including Superman™, Batman™ and Wonder Woman, with a Man of Steel movie collection to follow. Original HeroClix TabApp™ figures will also be fully integrated and compatible with the new app following launch.

TabApp™ Elite Starter Packs, which include the special ClixStation and starter figure, will hit store shelves this April. Players can expand their adventures with TabApp™ Elite Booster Packs, providing two additional figures, one of which can be used directly on the iPad much like HeroClix TabApp™.

Additionally, all TabApp Elite figures are 100% compatible with the HeroClix tabletop game and come with character cards and free HeroClix Online redemption codes.

For more information on TabApp™ Elite, visit www.tabappelite.com.

For updates, follow TabApp™ Elite on Facebook and Twitter.

BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.
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About WizKids
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the most successful collectible miniatures game on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors, as well as the innovative Connect with Pieces puzzle building game platform. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About MFV
MFV, majority-owned by NECA, is a game development studio dedicated to merging physical merchandise with interactive technology. MFV combines an extensive catalog of intellectual properties with a veteran team with offices in Los Altos, CA and Cary, NC.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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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