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Add Any Figure To Your Website!

We are pleased to unveil our newest heroclix.com feature, The Remote Gallery! With this new feature, you will now be able to add figures and cards from our official gallery into your website, blog, or forum.. with only a few simple steps! When you pull a figure with this, you’ll get the complete dial and picture, straight from our gallery here at heroclix.com/gallery.

This feature is also self-updating, meaning that whenever we add new set releases into our gallery here, you’ll automatically be able to start using them on your own site!

Here’s an example dial from The Brave & The Bold:

(gallery bb-figure-058)

Also note that you can include as many dials as your page can handle! However, if you add too many, your page may load slower (each dial may take up to a second to load depending on your visitors’ connection speeds). Here’s another dial from BatB:

(gallery bb-figure-024)

So, excited? The process is easy!

Step 1

First, you’ll need to add a new html tag to the very bottom of any page that you want this feature included on. Make sure this code is as far down as possible, preferably right before your closing body tag, which looks like:

</body>

Here’s the new code you’ll need to put above that line:

<script src="http://heroclix.com/remotegallery/dials.php" type="text/javascript">
</script>

Step 2

Now that you have our script in your page, you can add dials anywhere you like with a simple-to-follow code. Here’s an example of the code insert for Kal-L from The Brave & The Bold:

((gallery bb-figure-058))

After the word “gallery”, the first abbreviation is the set you want to pull. In this example, “bb” is Brave & the Bold. You can find a complete acronym list in our heroclix gallery.

The second word is what kind of item you’re looking for. The options are: “figure”, “feat”, “condition”, “event”, or “object”.

And the third is the item’s number (which must be 3 digits long), such as 058.

As another example, here is the Black Lantern Object from BatB:

((gallery bb-object-008))

(gallery bb-object-008)

Play With It!

So, we hope you enjoy playing with this new feature, and we’re looking forward to seeing it pop up on some heroclix blogs and forums. As we continue to update pictures for older sets, you can always check our gallery to see what’s available in your own site as well.

– Mike

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Heroclix

Hammer of Thor Gallery Now Available

Wizkids is proud to announce the availability of the newly designed Figure Gallery to coincide with the release of Hammer of Thor. Players and fans can now see Thor and his comrades in all their Asgardian glory, while comparing their abilities and stats.  In addition, in the coming months, even more of the figures will be finding a permanent home in the gallery as previous releases begin to appear.

I would like to take a moment to explain the current functionality, so that our fans can get the most of what this gallery has to offer. However, I must first note that while almost any browser can access the gallery and check out the figures and their stats, our users will get the most out of the advanced features available by using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE8.

Upon loading, the gallery will populate with the figures from the Hammer of Thor set.  The drop down menu, which currently only lists Hammer of Thor, will allow you to select different sets as they become available.

The Drop Down Menu and Results
The Drop Down Menu and Results

Just under the drop down menu, there is an Advanced Options button that, when clicked, will expose different search criteria that can be used to further refine the figures you would like to see and compare.  Currently, you can search by name, point value ranges, and/or keywords.  You can choose to use as many, or as few, of these fields as you would like, and keep in mind that partial words will return results as well.  For instance, I could swear there are some figures in this set that have a name that starts with an Lo…  Sure enough, there is that eternal trickster:

Advanced Search Results
Advanced Search Results

Now that we have some results, let’s look at how you can display them.  By default, search results are ordered by their set name and number.  However, by clicking on the up and down arrows in a given field, we can change that ordering.  Let’s say I want to see the most expensive figures first, because frankly I love to run a tentpole team.  Click on the up Pts up arrow, and this is what we get:

Sorting By Point Value
Sorting By Point Value

Sorting the characters is all well and good, but how about seeing their powers, dials, and mug shots.  When you click on a figures’ row, a popup will appear displaying the image of the figure, the dial, and various important pieces of information.  Moving your mouse over any given power will cause a tooltip to appear, providing the official rule text for that given power.   Don’t feel like you are constrained to the stylized crop of the character image either, clicking on the image expands out to show the full figure.

The Default Popup Look
The Default Popup Look
Mouseover Tooltip for a Special Power
Mouseover Tooltip for a Special Power
Expanding the Character Image
Expanding the Character Image

Finally, don’t limit yourself to just one popup.  Our gallery allows you to open as many windows as you can keep track of, and then some:

Multiple Popups at Once
Multiple Popups at Once

So, we hope you enjoy the new gallery, and it helps you not only choose the characters you want on your wish list, but also helps you build your next winning team.  Stay tuned for even more exciting features in the coming months along with the inclusion of those prior sets I mentioned.  We want to make the gallery a part of your everyday ‘clixing, and a valuable addition to your experience with Heroclix.

Check it out [http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/gallery/]