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WizKids/NECA, MFV Release New Update For TabApp™ Elite

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Incorporate new objective system, maps, figures and more!

Hillside, NJ & Cary, NC – September 10, 2013 — Game creators WizKids/NECA and MFV today released a new update for the hit action-adventure app, TabApp™ Elite, adding all-new systems, figures, maps, rewards and enhancements. The update is available now, free from the App Store℠ for iPad® and Google Play™ Store for Android™ tablets.

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A complete list of new features and enhancements:

  • Every hero’s got a mission! A robust Objectives system adds 80+ new objectives that can be completed on three levels of difficulty.
  • Explore new environments with four all-new maps, including Rooftops, The Farm, Crimson Citadel and Metro Chemical Plant!
  • New DC Comics Super-Villain packs, villain bosses and Super Heroes! Introducing six new digital heroes (plus Deadman) and 12 digital villain bosses.
  • Rewards for heroic feats! Daily reward bonuses for consecutive days of play.
  • New comic panel art for all villain bosses and custom icons per hero for active powers.
  • New Share feature to easily share the adventure!
  • Performance enhancements and various gameplay improvements.

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The free update is available now on the AppStore℠ and Google Play Store.

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

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

DC Comics Super Heroes 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 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.

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.

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WizKids/NECA Adds Marvel Super Heroes to TabApp™ Elite!

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New Update and Physical Figures Out Now, Featuring Invincible Iron Man

Hillside, NJ & Cary, NC – August 1, 2013 – Get ready for a heroic expansion as WizKids/NECA and MFV, developers of the recently launched TabApp™ Elite, today released a new update adding famed Marvel Super Heroes to the app. Three new physical figures featuring The Invincible Iron Man have hit store shelves, available as a TabApp™ Elite Starter and Booster Pack. The free update for iPad® and Android™ tablets is available now.

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Accompanying the three new physical figures, Iron Man, War Machine and Iron Patriot, the content update includes 13 Marvel Super Villains, such as Iron Monger, Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K. and Magneto. Also with the new update, the action now takes place in exciting new 3D Isometric perspective.

With the integration of Marvel Super Heroes to TabApp™ Elite, original HeroClix TabApp™ physical figures (which include the Marvel Super Heroes pack and Wolverine & the X-Men pack) are also fully compatible and can be used in game by placing them directly on the mobile device.

All figures are 100% compatible with the HeroClix tabletop game and come with a free code to unlock their HeroClix Online counterpart.

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For ages 8 and up, TabApp™ Elite takes players on a heroic adventure, unleashing powers of legendary Super Heroes right on their iPad® or Android device! Heroes are invited to play their way, choosing from a selection of widely popular Super Heroes, variety of play styles, 3D isometric maps and more!

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

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

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 Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.

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Press Release Yu-Gi-Oh!

NECA AND 4K MEDIA INC. UNVEIL FIRST EXCLUSIVE Yu-Gi-Oh! LICENSED MERCHANDISE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

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Hillside, NJ—July 19, 2013 — Entertainment conglomerate National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), alongside 4K Media Inc., the newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced a sneak-peek look at some of the first Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Art branded merchandise at San Diego Comic-Con International.

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“The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Art merchandise line has been such a blast to create and we are thrilled to finally reveal what the team has been working on,” said Alexis Mueller, Director of Business and Legal Affairs at NECA.

“We’re excited to be able to extend the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand through this appealing new collection from NECA,” said Jennifer Coleman, VP, Licensing & Marketing, 4KMedia. “It’s an important element in the resurgence of the brand and one we know will get both our fans and retailers excited, too.”

The exclusive collectibles and accessories merchandise deal, announced this spring, is a first for the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand targeting the trading card artwork and features action figures, collectible replicas, collectible miniatures games, board games, puzzles, apparel, jewelry, accessories and more.

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The first wave of merchandise is set to launch worldwide, excluding Asia, later this summer. For a special reveal, visit NECA at booth #3145 and Konami at booth #3713 at San Diego Comic-Con now through July 21. Products on display include apparel, bags, keychains, and pins, featuring some of the most well-known and beloved monsters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. Additional products will be available this fall.

For more information, visit NECA at www.necaonline.com.

National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc.

National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. is a media and entertainment company operating in the United States and internationally, with three segments: Consumer Products, Filmed Entertainment and Online Retail/Digital Distribution. NECA is the leading designer, marketer, and worldwide distributor of licensed entertainment consumer goods based on some of the world’s most established and beloved properties, providing products across all consumer categories and distribution channels. Together, NECA’s divisions provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution to elevate each property, maximizing exposure and reach, while protecting the vision of the creator. As a result of NECA’s singular passion and reverence for the intellectual property backing its products, some of this generation’s most recognized content creators enjoy working with NECA, allowing us to help bring their vision to their audience. For additional information, visit www.necaonline.com.

About 4K Media Inc.

4K Media Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., created to manage the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise outside of Asia. 4K Media is responsible for brand management, licensing, and marketing of Yu-Gi-Oh!, as well as production and distribution of the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series. The Yu-Gi-Oh! animated franchise, with nearly 600 episodes, consists of the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, has been translated and broadcast in 90 countries on many of the top leading networks.

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WizKids/NECA, MFV Launch DC Comics’ Man of Steel™ Figures, Gameplay for TabApp™ Elite

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Hillside, NJ & Cary, NC – July 15, 2013 – The recently launched TabApp™ Elite today received a new update adding new content and physical figures based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ blockbuster title, Man of Steel, featuring the legendary DC Comics Super Hero Superman. The free update is available now, and a new Booster Pack containing two new figures, Superman and General Zod, have hit store shelves.

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Developers WizKids Games and MFV also noted the new update incorporates new DC Comics characters, including Faora, Jor-El, Namek, Dr. Jax-Ur, and more.

All figures are 100% compatible with the HeroClix tabletop game and come with a free code to unlock their HeroClix Online counterpart.

TabApp™ Elite is available for download on the AppStore™ and from the Google Play™ store.

For ages 8 and up, TabApp™ Elite takes players on a heroic adventure, unleashing powers of legendary Super Heroes right on their iPad® or Android device! Heroes are invited to play their way, choosing from a selection of widely popular Super Heroes, variety of play styles, 3D isometric maps and more!

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

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

About Man of Steel™

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers. The film opens beginning on June 14, 2013, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

MAN OF STEEL 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.

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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 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.

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.

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Announcing Portal 2 Sentry Turret Collectible Figures Series II

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HILLSIDE, NJ – July 8, 2013 – NECA/WizKids, the leader in collectible gaming, is excited to announce their partnership with the Valve Corporation to develop and launch a second series of the Portal 2 Sentry Turret Collectible Figures. In Portal 2, the Sentry Turrets are objects to avoid or destroy while maneuvering through the mind-bending puzzles presented at each level in the game— but you will want to collect all of these Portal 2 Sentry Turret Collectible Figures to stand guard over your work space and prized possessions!

The Portal 2 Sentry Turret Series II Collectible Figures stand 3” in height and feature all-new decorative designs to provide discreet protection in a variety of environments. Set includes Open and Closed versions of all 10 designs plus an additional 3 rare Turret designs!

Follow NECA and WizKids Games on Facebook for information about other Valve Software licensed products and collectibles.

The Portal 2 Sentry Turret Collectible Figures will be available for purchase in August 2013.

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About Wizkids/NECA, Inc.

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 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

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Wizkids Games partners with Irrational Games, reveals BIOSHOCK INFINITE HEROCLIX LINE

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Hillside NJ – May 22, 2013—WizKids Games, the leader in collectible miniatures gaming, has announced a new collection to the HeroClix line-up; BioShock Infinite HeroClix miniatures, featuring themed collectible figures based on the highest rated game of the year to date. The latest collection to join the HeroClix family, the BioShock Infinite: HeroClix Starter Pack and Gravity Feed will launch this summer and is available now for pre-order.

Containing everything needed to get started in the world of Columbia, the BioShock Infinite: HeroClix Starter Pack includes six exclusive figures along with Powers and Abilities Cards, two special maps, Object and Terrain tokens, dice and HeroClix Core Rulebook. Collectible figures included in the Starter Pack are Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, Automated Stallion, Daisy Fitzroy, Flakman and Handyman.

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Also available is a 24-figure Gravity Feed, which contains 14 different figures to expand on the collection and adventure featuring popular characters such as Zachary Hale Comstock, Booker and Elizabeth, Motorized Patriot and more.

As with all HeroClix collections, figures included in the BioShock Infinite series sit atop a custom Combat Dial™, tailored for the special figures.

BioShock Infinite and HeroClix players, fans and collectors can pre-order both BioShock Infinite: HeroClix collections at participating online retailers before they hit shelves this summer.

For more information on BioShock Infinite: HeroClix, visit http://wizkidsgames.com/bioshock-infinite-heroclix

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 BioShock Infinite

BioShock Infinite puts players in the shoes of U.S. Cavalry veteran turned hired gun Booker DeWitt. Indebted to the wrong people and with his life on the line, DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. He must rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned since childhood and locked up in the flying city of Columbia. Forced to trust one another, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond during their daring escape. Together, they learn to harness an expanding arsenal of weapons and abilities as they fight on zeppelins in the clouds, along high-speed Sky-Lines, and down in the streets of Columbia, all while surviving the threats of the air-city and uncovering its dark secret.

BioShock Infinite is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. For the latest news and information on BioShock Infinite, become a fan on Facebook and follow Irrational Games on Twitter.