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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men organized play Product Spotlight

WizKids Games Announces Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men!

AvX_Wizkids_logoGreetings HeroClix Fans!

Things heat up this winter as the ultimate battle for the fate of the Earth begins as Marvel Comics’ successful Avengers vs. X-Men  (AvX) storyline event comes to the tabletop thanks to HeroClix!  Players will need to choose if they stand with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, or with the Children of the Atom, the X-Men, in four exciting monthly events in this latest HeroClix Storyline Organized Play event!

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In addition to highly desirable competitive prizes exclusive to this Organized Play program, each month participating players can add to their very own collection of the Phoenix Force! Along with the Phoenix Force resource dial, players will collect five Phoenix Force Fragments in order to combine them all into one incredible source of power.  Wield the might of the Phoenix Force in HeroClix!

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So how does one get started? Firstly, two Marvel HeroClix Starter products: AvX – Avengers Starter and AvX – X-Men Starter, kick off the program in November.  Players will select one starter and use the contents to build teams throughout the 4-month program.  All of the figures in these Starters are SwitchClix, which will become very relevant as the AvX Storyline event unfolds.

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Each Marvel HeroClix: AvX starter will include six figures, maps, the HeroClix Powers and Abilities Card and Core Rulebook – everything that players have come to expect from HeroClix starters.  However, also included in each starter will be team specific action tokens and custom dice! Show your team pride each month when you play in your store’s AvX events with these fantastic elements!

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Beginning in December, players will fight for their chosen team; will they defend the earth from the threat of the Phoenix Force alongside the Avengers? Or will they instead fight for the future of Mutant-kind with the X-Men? Each month players will select one or more figures from the starter associated with their chosen team, and construct a HeroClix force around their chosen figure(s).

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As with prior Storyline OP events, AvX rewards participation as well as competitive play; monthly participation prizes allow players to collect fragments of the powerful Phoenix Force HeroClix resource.

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That’s not all! During months 2 and 3, players will also receive special participation prizes: Limited Edition figures corresponding to whichever team they’ve chosen to fight alongside!

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In month 4 participating players also receive an exclusive Team Base (also corresponding to whichever team they’ve selected to play with).  This Team Base is compatible with the figures from their Starter product as well as a few other goodies found in the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline event!

Competitive Prizes include fan-favorites such as the time travelling warrior Cable, as well as the mutant Hope in all her White Phoenix glory, and more!

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The Grand Prize in Month Four is a colossal HeroClix figure, Dark Phoenix Cyclops! This incredible HeroClix figure represents the leader of the X-Men corrupted by the absolute power of the Phoenix Force (based upon the climactic events in the Marvel Comics AvX limited series), and it is dauntingly powerful while standing menacingly on the battlefield at several inches tall!

So sharpen your claws and ready your optic blasts: Avengers vs. X-Men is coming your way this winter and nothing will be the same again!

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Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man Product Spotlight

WizKids Games is Pleased to Announce Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Get armored up for action this autumn! Build-up your HeroClix collection with the latest Marvel set to focus on the armored Avenger, his allies, and some of his most dangerous adversaries!

First up, we have the Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man main set five-figure boosters:

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Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man introduces the Improved Targeting combat ability to HeroClix, which allows characters to make ranged attacks in new and exciting ways as they shoot through walls and around other characters!

With 60 figures to collect, popular sub-themes include Iron Man’s longtime friends and foes, Alpha Flight, the Wrecking Crew, and more!  In this set, there are:

  • 14 Common Figures (plus one Prime figure!)
  • 13 Uncommon Figures (plus one Prime figure!)
  • 12 Rare Figures (plus one Prime figure!)
  • 11 Super-Rare Figures (plus one Prime figure!)
  • 6 Thematic Chase Figures

If that weren’t enough, HeroClix players can also collect the power of Iron Man’s most dangerous enemy, the Mandarin! Powered by 10 rings of alien design, the Mandarin has long been one of Iron Man’s most feared and deadly adversaries, and now the Mandarin’s power has come to HeroClix! Players will find the Rings of the Mandarin randomly inserted in Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man five-figure boosters!

Nine of the Mandarin’s rings can be found in The Invincible Iron Man five-figure boosters; the tenth ring and the Power Plant resource can only be found in The Invincible Iron Man Organized Play Kit.

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Next up, let’s take a closer look at the Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man 24 Ct. Gravity Feed!

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Countdown to the full release of Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man with this 24-ct. Gravity Feed product.  Featuring 10 figures with all-new dial designs and an impulse friendly price point, the The Invincible Iron Man Gravity Feed single-figure foil packs are an excellent product for new and established players.

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Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man will also have a standard Organized Play kit available upon the release of the main set as well.  This Organized Play kit will contain:

  • Nine (9) Limited Edition figures. Three copies each of three different figures.
  • Three (3) 3D special objects  (Three copies of one 3D Object.)
  • Three (3) 3D Resources/Object Displays (Three Copies of one 3D Resource/Object Display)
  • 10 2-sided Maps (24” x 36”).
  • 1 Organized Play Instruction Sheet outlining suggested event formats.

As always, this Organized Play kit is marked not for re-sale and will be available while supplies last.

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All of the Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man sales solicitations are available for download and can be found on our Retailers Assets Page.

We’ve a little more time before we begin previews from Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man in earnest, but to whet everyone’s appetites here’s the titular character himself, Iron Man!

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Get ready for an all-new round of heavy metal as Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man flies into stores everywhere this fall! As always, thank you all for your continued interest and support!

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DC HeroClix: Superman Quick Start Kit Preview Product Spotlight

Product Spotlight: The DC HeroClix Superman Quick Start Kit

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Greetings HeroClix Retailers and Fans!

Recently we announced the release a new type of product into the HeroClix landscape, the DC HeroClix: Superman Quick Start Kit, and we wanted to take a moment to introduce everyone to it, as well as explain what we hope to achieve with the Quick Start Kit.

The Superman Quick Start Kit, as its name implies, is an entry-level product designed to allow new players to ease into HeroClix with an easy-to-follow rules document; rather than confront a new player with the 28 page HeroClix Core Rulebook, the enclosed revised two-page Quick Start Rules sheet is a gentler means of introducing new players to the world of HeroClix.

Instead of concentrating on the more subtle nuances of HeroClix, the Quick Start Rules instead focuses on the core concepts of the game: the anatomy of the HeroClix Combat Dial, the basics of moving and attacking in HeroClix, and dealing damage to the other figure(s) in the game.

There are two different figures found in the DC HeroClix: Superman Quick Start KitSuperman:

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and Lex Luthor:

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There are three things that may be apparent when looking at these figures: firstly, all of the standard powers listed on the Character Cards offer a brief description of how they work.  This enables new players to quickly reference the Character Card while they’re playing to best determine what to do on their turn. (Newer players interested in seeing the more subtle and complex power interactions available can of course consult the  HeroClix Powers and Abilities Card available here on HeroClix.Com.)

The second thing you may have noticed is both Superman and Lex Luthor are each 100 points.  This allows two players to use one Quick Start Kit to learn how to play HeroClix with figures that have been designed to be played against each other.

The third thing that is different about these figures is the inclusion of a purple ring on the Combat Dial.  HeroClix veteran players will know that a purple ring on a figure means that this figure is not legal for tournament play.  While some out there may wonder “Why would you make these figures non-Tournament Legal?” the answer is simple: this Quick Start Kit is intended to be used as an inexpensive entry product for new players, an easy purchase for new players to get exposed to HeroClix without having to resort to the larger initial investment that HeroClix boosters or starters represent.

Therefore, it was important to differentiate this product from traditional HeroClix releases.  After all, if all of the existing HeroClix players were buying this product, stores run the risk of not having it on hand when a potential new HeroClix player walks through their door and asks “How should I get started?” We didn’t want that.

Another thing to consider is that the Superman Quick Start Kit is intended to be an evergreen, non-collectible product.  This means that we will re-print this Quick Start Kit as demand warrants.

However, if the Tournament legality of these figures is a concern, stores can decide to House Rule these figures as legal for their in-store events (just be sure to post that in your store’s WizKids Event SystemHouse Rules” section!)

The Superman Quick Start Kit is also a fantastic demonstration tool for HeroClix as well.  As both figures are designed to be played against the other, there is an opportunity for a more consistent demo experience for new players.  And since the MSRP is so low for this Quick Start Kit ($4.99), it’s an easier-on-the-wallet grab for a quick HeroClix demonstration when you need one.

The DC HeroClix: Superman Quick Start Kit (SKU 71242) will include the two HeroClix figures above, the Quick Start Rules sheet, and a small (9″ and 24″) HeroClix map, and is expected to release September 2013.