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WizKids is Pleased to Announce the 2014 Con In Your Store Program!

 

 

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Greetings WizKids Retailers and Supporters,

The 2014 convention season is finally upon us! Last month players flocked to the UK Games Expo, last week WizKids attended Origins Game Fair, and there are more great events to come such as the Mexico HeroClix Championship, the Spain HeroClix Championship, the Canada HeroClix Championship,  Gen Con Indy and more!

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As many of our fans know, conventions are a great opportunity to play for awesome prizes and purchase exclusive products, and WizKids is pleased to announce an all-new program designed to capture some of that convention lightning in a bottle for friendly local game and comic stores with the 2014 Con In Your Store program!

What is Con In Your Store? 

As its name implies, Con In Your Store brings the convention experience (except the long lines perhaps ; ) to participating friendly local game and comic shops by offering both desirable participation and competitive prizes as well as for-sale exclusives.  There are three levels by which stores can participate in the Con In Your Store program, each with more content than the last, allowing stores to scale the in-store convention experience to the size they want.

This particular  Con In Your Store program is an Alliance Games Distributor-exclusive program wherein stores purchase a quantity of designated product at different tiers and then receive, at no additional cost, their Con In Your Store kit(s), each containing a number of participation and competitive prizes, and for-sale exclusives.  (Interested Diamond Comics Distributors customers can contact Sophia Brisco at 443-318-8507 or email ssophia@diamondcomics.com to learn how to participate. International stores: please stay tuned for more announcements to come.)

 

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How does my store participate in Con In Your Store?
 

Stores must be registered in the WizKids Event System (WES) to participate in the Con In Your Store program.  We’ve uploaded special event templates for both HeroClix and Star Trek Attack Wing specifically for this program, each with a “CIYS” prefix to designate them as part of the Con In Your Store program. (click on image below to enlarge)

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The Con In Your Store kits will arrive in stores on July 30th, 2014.  Stores can schedule their CIYS events in the WES now, and run them anytime between August 1st and August 30th, 2014.  Scheduled CIYS events will show up in a special Con In Your Store search function within the WES, so players will be able to find participating stores based upon proximity to their location! BE SURE TO SCHEDULE YOUR EVENTS! Otherwise, your store may not show up when players look for a participating store.  (click on image below to enlarge)

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How does my store get the Con In Your Store kits?

Stores interested in the Con in Your Store program should speak with their Alliance sales rep and place an order (Orders due July 11th) for qualifying WizKids product.  You can see the list of WizKids Qualifying Product here.  Orders must be placed between 23 June and 11 July in order to qualify for this program! 

As we mentioned before, the Con In Your Store kits will arrive in stores on July 30th, 2014.  As we mentioned before, there are three levels of the program: the “Big” Con In Your Store kit (SKU 71836), the “Huge” Con In Your Store kit (SKU 71837), and the “ENORMOUS” Con In Your Store kit (SKU 71838).

To receive the Big kit, stores must order $250 of qualifying WizKids product.  The Big kit contains the following:

  • One (1) 10 ct. brick of HeroClix Marquee figures for use as participation prizes
  • Two (2) “Surprise and Delight” figures for use as First Place and Fellowship Prizes.  “Surprise and Delight” figures will be randomly selected from a pool of convention and/or chase figures.

Here is a list of potential “Surprise and Delight” figures stores may receive in their Con In Your Store kits:

  • DC HeroClix: White Lantern chase figures (Superman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, Green Arrow, Ice, the Flash, Bart Allen, Superboy, Donna Troy, and/or Animal Man)
  • DC HeroClix: Wonder Woman convention exclusive figures
  • Marvel HeroClix: Horsemen of Apocalypse convention exclusive figures (War, Famine, and/or Pestilence)
  • Marvel HeroClix: Moonstone convention exclusive figure
  • KA2 HeroClix: Colonel Stars & Stripes chase figure

THAT’S NOT ALL! Stores receiving the Con In Your Store Big kit also qualify to purchase up to four (4) of each of the following for-sale exclusives (while supplies last):

The four exclusive figures above may be sold during a store’s Con In Your Store event with no restrictions!

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To receive the Huge kit, stores must order $500 of qualifying product.  The Huge kit contains the following:

Stores receiving the Con In Your Store Huge kits may order up to eight (8) of each of the following for-sale exclusives (while supplies last):

The four exclusive figures above may be sold during a store’s Con In Your Store event with no restrictions!

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To receive the ENORMOUS kit, stores must order $1000 of qualifying product.  The ENORMOUS kit contains the following:

Stores receiving the Con In Your Store ENORMOUS kits may order up to 12 of each of the following for-sale exclusives (while supplies last):

The four exclusive figures above can be sold during a store’s Con In Your Store event with no restrictions!

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What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Let’s bring the convention experience to your favorite stores with the Con In Your Store program!

Stores: Alliance sales reps are ready to take your Con In Your Store orders now! (Orders due July 11th) Schedule your events, sign up your players, and get ready for a fantastic in-store convention experience loaded with prizes and exclusive for-sale items!

Players: If you haven’t already, register in the WES today and look for participating friendly local game and comic stores in your area now!

The 2014 convention season is here and you’re invited to skip the lines, play some great games, and win some fantastic prizes with the 2014 Con In Your Store program!

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Marvel HeroClix: X-Men - Days of Future Past

A Special Marvel HeroClix Announcement from Senator Robert Kelly!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

WizKids Games is pleased to bring you this special announcement from Senator Robert Kelly:

‘My fellow humans, I’m pleased to let you all know that today we’ve taken an enormous step in protecting humans from mutants. Today, a new generation of Sentinels has been deployed to help protect normal people from the mutant menace.

This newest generation of Sentinels is more advanced than ever, with plasteel-reinforced cores, advanced targeting computers, mutant dampening fields, cloaking abilities, and a laundry list of other technical advances which I’ll spare you the details of. Despite this, I am not complacent: the mutant threat is greater than ever.

Mutants are more than unnaturally strong. Not all of their abilities are clear to the naked eye, like a winged man. Some can see the future, others control cause earthquakes, or even move objects with their minds. I’m most terrified of the mutant abilities we haven’t seen yet. I only pray that this new generation of Sentinels can protect us from the emerging mutant threat.

This is not the first time that our country has faced new and unexpected challenges, but the task at hand is new. Douglas MacArthur once said, “I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.” His concern is truer now than ever. Support Sentinels and help your government protect you!”

 

Follow Senator Kelly’s advice and get out to your local HeroClix retailer to support Sentinels or defeat them with new and unexpected mutant powers with Marvel HeroClix: X-Men- Days of Future Past!

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Marvel HeroClix X-Men Days of Future Past: Moira MacTaggert!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

In the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set, we travel to a dark and foreboding future where Sentinels roam and mutants are hunted down. Based on Muir Island, Moira MacTaggert is a long-time friend to Charles Xavier and a geneticist whom believes in helping humans and mutants alike.

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For only 28 points Moira MacTaggert’s first claim to fame will come from her trait called Fighting For Mutant Equality. This will make it so all characters can’t use the Capture ability.

Moira MacTaggert possesses Willpower on all 4 of her clicks with a consistent 16 defense throughout her dial. On clicks 1 and 3 she has a special damage power called I’m A Doctor! This will allow her to use Support and when she does, her attack value becomes an 11. On click 2 Moira MacTaggert can use Perplex and she will finish out her dial with the standard use of Support.

Moira MacTaggert possesses the Scientist and X-Men keywords, so theming her with your favorite band of mutant heroes will be easy! At just 28 points, Moira MacTaggert will be an easy addition to most HeroClix forces and her I’m a Doctor! special power will ensure that her allies stay on the battlefield.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!

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Marvel HeroClix X-Men Days of Future Past: Colossus!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we bring you a preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set. Steel yourself for the hometown collective hero of the state, Colossus. Should we take a closer look? Da!

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Colossus has 2 point values, 200 and 100 points respectively.  With both values, he has the trait Unstoppable! It says Colossus can use Super Strength. At the beginning of your turn, Colossus can use Sidestep. Free movement to pick up an object and then bash your opponent with it or throw it at them? Da tovarisch! With Indomitable he’ll be able to push without capitalistic repercussion as well.

At his 200 point value, Colossus has a total 9 clicks of life and good combat values as well. He starts with Charge with a movement of 10, a 10 attack, Impervious with an 18 defense, and a 4 damage with the special power Mutant Powerhouse which states Colossus can use Close Combat Expert. Colossus’ other powers can’t be countered. This is great for Colossus in that technically his other powers can be Outwitted, but this special power would have to be Outwitted to do so. On click 3 he swaps Mutant Powerhouse with Empower and click on 4 he gains Quake and Invincible.

Try using his traited Sidestep to avoid using Charge if you can. If you have an ultra-heavy object, you can use Close Combat Expert with the object for a plus three to damage, plus two to attack. A 7 damage output and a 12 or 13 attack on the first 2 clicks!

Colossus’ 100 point dial starts on click 5, and his Rookie dial is well represented here. He starts with only 2 clicks of Charge on his 5 click dial, but remember his trait gives you Sidestep at the beginning of your turn! He has Quake for 3 clicks, Invincible for 2 clicks, and Empower for 3 clicks. He ends his last 2 clicks with Steal Energy and Invulnerability. His Steal Energy can really come in handy to heal but he also has the X-Men team ability as well. The people of the X-Men collective can work together to heal Colossus as well.

Thank you for reading this preview comrades. Be sure to come back as we preview more characters from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past release or you may be set upon by a rather large mutant with questionable dietary habits.

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Marvel HeroClix X-Men Days of Future Past: Wolverine!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

In the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set, we travel to a dark and foreboding future where Sentinels roam and mutants are hunted down.  In the present day, he is the mutant who has proved time and time again, “I’m the best there is at what I do but what I do best isn’t very nice. I’m the Wolverine!

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Wolverine has a trait named after his signature mutant power, Healing Factor, allowing him to use Regeneration, and it allows him to use it as a free action if he has two tokens.  The Indomitable combat ability will allow him to act two turns in a row with no fear of pushing damage. As well as ensure he has two tokens for two turns in a row to use Regeneration as a free action, as given to him by his trait.

Wolverine begins the game taking the fight right to your opponent with a special power called Berserker Barrage!, allowing him to wound two figures or potentially KO one with the combination of Charge, to move into position, Flurry, to make two close combat attacks, with the option to use Blades/Claws/Fangs. Additionally, these three clicks all have Precision Strike printed on them, so Wolverine will ignore Super Senses and Mastermind, and damage can’t be reduced below 1.  As he should be well into enemy territory and based, Combat Reflexes will modify his defense value by +2 against close combat attacks.  If Wolverine is smart enough to bring any of his fellow X-Men up close to fight their enemies, his Empower will allow them to increase their damage by +1 for close combat attacks.

Mid way through his dial, Wolverine has his Berserker Barrage! special power split into a couple of its standard powers as he now has a couple of clicks of Flurry, and Blades/Claws/Fangs for the rest of his dial.  Another click in and Wolverine gets some damage reduction with Toughness for the rest of his dial.  On his last two clicks he gains the Sidestep movement power to move and attack, or attack and duck and cover.

Wolverine has long been the heart of the X-Men, and as such, he has the X-Men team ability to share clicks of healing with adjacent friendly figures using this team ability.  Also, there is no doubt that he is an X-Man as X-Men is his only keyword.  At 130 points, Wolverine brings a solid, close combat figure to any force you choose to include him on, with a trait that will give him more life than his dial suggests.

That’s all we have for now.  Be sure to check back next week as we continue to preview figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set.  Up next, a mutant with a plan that makes the X-Men of the future reach into the past to stop it.

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Marvel HeroClix X-Men – Days of Future Past: Angel!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

In the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set, we travel to a dark and foreboding future where Sentinels rule and mutants are hunted down. As a member of the Mutant Resistance Angel will swoop in and bring other to safety.

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Angel possesses both the Defenders and X-Men team abilities and starts out with a trait called A Team Player since the Beginning. This will allow adjacent friendly characters with the Defenders or X-Men team ability to use both the Defenders and X-Men team abilities.

The Defenders team ability would allow characters who use this team ability to replace their defense value with the unmodified defense value of an adjacent friendly character that is also using the Defenders team ability.

The X-Men team ability would allow two friendly characters that can both use the X-Men team ability and are adjacent to each other; you may give one of them a power action and roll a d6. Heal the other character of 1 damage. If the result of the d6 roll was a 1-4, deal the character given the power action 1 unavoidable damage.

Angel starts out with 2 clicks of Sidestep followed by 2 clicks of Flurry. On his first 4 clicks Angel can use Super Senses which will allow him to roll a d6 when hit by an attack; on the result of a 5 or 6 Angel would evade the attack. On clicks 2 and 3 Angel can use Perplex.

Angel has a special power called Winged Warrior. This will allow Angel to use Charge. When he does, he can use Improved Movement ignores characters and would modify his speed value by +2.

Angel has the Flier combat ability however on his last two clicks he now gains the use of Earthbound/Neutralized. This would make it so Angel would now possess all standard combat symbols. Angel can also use Combat Reflexes.

Angel is 74 points and has the Celebrity, Champions, Defenders, X-Factor and X-Men keywords.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!