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Announcements DC HeroClix: War of Light

Important War of Light Release Date Update for Mexico!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans,

In our continuing efforts to keep everybody abreast of the latest news and information regarding WizKids products,  we have the following announcement re: DC HeroClix: War of Light.  Due to unforeseen shipping delays, DC HeroClix: War of Light Month Four OP Kits (SKU 71204) will not be available in Mexico until late-September.  HeroClix retailers hosting DC HeroClix: War of Light events in Mexico should re-schedule their Month Four events for early-October or later.

By informing everybody of these release date updates as soon as possible, our hope is to minimize as much confusion as we can.  We regret any inconvenience these changes may cause and thank you for your continued support.

Best,
-The WK Team

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Announcements Conventions

2014 HeroClix Convention Exclusives Available at San Antonio Comic Con Right Now!

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2014 HeroClix Convention Exclusives Available at San Antonio Comic Con Right Now!
August 1-3, 2014

WizKids Games, the industry leader in pre-painted plastic miniatures, would like to remind everyone that the 2014 HeroClix Convention Exclusives are available for purchase at San Antonio Comic Con, right now at the Hastings booth (Booth #508)!

The four figures available for purchase will be Zombie Galactus ($50) and Impossible Man ($15) for Marvel HeroClix, and the Black Lantern Anti-Monitor ($50) and Resurrection Man ($15) for DC HeroClix. Each of these figures comes complete with its character card, unavailable outside of select 2014 conventions.

Again, any interested attendees should go to the Hastings booth (Booth #508) for their chance to purchase these exciting additions to both Marvel and DC HeroClix. Supplies are limited, so be sure to visit the Hastings booth early!

 

Marvel HeroClix: Zombie Galactus

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The Devourer of Worlds has never been so hungry! Zombie Galactus prowls the cosmic spaceways, hoping to sate the cosmic hunger gnawing at him! Playable at 200, 400, and 1000 points, Zombie Galactus is sure to leave his mark on the HeroClix battlefield! Available for $50 while supplies last.

 

Marvel HeroClix: Impossible Man

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This native Poppupian possesses the power to take on virtually any form and he is always happy to use his abilities throw a monkey-wrench into the works! Impossible Man comes packed with a special Powers and Abilities Card (PAC) die that allows him to play havoc with the opposing team’s powers! Available for $15 while supplies last.

 

DC HeroClix: Black Lantern Anti-Monitor

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This longtime foe of the positive-matter universe has never been deadlier! Re-animated through the power of the Black Lantern Central Power Battery, the Anti-Monitor seeks revenge upon all who have dared defy his might! Playable at 300, 600, and 900 points, the Black Lantern Anti-Monitor is the perfect addition to any DC HeroClix: War of Light collection! Available for $50 while supplies last.

 

DC HeroClix: Resurrection Man

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Virtually immortal, Mitch Shelly can still die but each time he does, he is resurrected with all-new powers! As the Resurrection Man, Shelly searches for clues to his true identity while using his seemingly unlimited arsenal of powers to do good. The Resurrection Man figure comes with a Powers and Abilities Card (PAC) die to simulate his ability to change powers each time he resurrects in a HeroClix game! Available for $15 while supplies last.

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Announcements Conventions

2014 HeroClix Convention Exclusives Invade San Diego Comic Con!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

With San Diego Comic Con just around the corner, we wanted to announce that we will offering the following 2014 HeroClix Convention Exclusives for sale at the NECA booth (#3145):

Marvel HeroClix: Zombie Galactus

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The Devourer of Worlds has never been so hungry! Zombie Galactus prowls the cosmic spaceways, hoping to sate the cosmic hunger gnawing at him! Playable at 200, 400, and 1000 points, Zombie Galactus is sure to leave his mark on the HeroClix battlefield! Available for $50 while supplies last.

 

Marvel HeroClix: Impossible Man

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This native Poppupian possesses the power to take on virtually any form and he is always happy to use his abilities throw a monkey-wrench into the works! Impossible Man comes packed with a special Powers and Abilities Card (PAC) die that allows him to play havoc with the opposing team’s powers! Available for $15 while supplies last.

 

 DC HeroClix: Black Lantern Anti-Monitor

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This longtime foe of the positive-matter universe has never been deadlier! Re-animated through the power of the Black Lantern Central Power Battery, the Anti-Monitor seeks revenge upon all who have dared defy his might! Playable at 300, 600, and 900 points, the Black Lantern Anti-Monitor is the perfect addition to any DC HeroClix: War of Light collection! Available for $50 while supplies last.

 

 DC HeroClix: War of Light Black & White Power Batteries Pack 

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Available for the first time this convention season, the DC HeroClix: War of Light Black & White Power Batteries Pack is an awesome addition to players’ DC HeroClix: War of Light collections!  This convention exclusive pack includes both the Black and White Central Power Battery Resource Objects, as well as seven (7) Black Lantern Construct Special Objects and seven (7) White Lantern Construct Special Objects.  Be the first to get this coveted DC HeroClix: War of Light accessory pack! Available for $25 while supplies last.

DC HeroClix: Resurrection Man

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Virtually immortal, Mitch Shelly can still die but each time he does, he is resurrected with all-new powers! As the Resurrection Man, Shelly searches for clues to his true identity while using his seemingly unlimited arsenal of powers to do good. The Resurrection Man figure comes with a Powers and Abilities Card (PAC) die to simulate his ability to change powers each time he resurrects in a HeroClix game! Available for $15 while supplies last.

 

We will have a limited inventory of each item available every day of the show, including Preview Night on Wednesday, so be sure to swing by the booth early on! Sales will be limited to one (of each figure) per person, per day but we reserve the right to open sales up in the afternoon of each day if inventory allows.  Please remember that we are only able to accept cash for purchases at the booth and exact change is always appreciated!

We will also have a lot of great upcoming product to show off as well, so be sure to check out our displays while at our booth (#3145).

As always, thanks for your continued support and interest.  We’ll see you in San Diego!

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Announcements Con In Your Store

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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DC HeroClix: War of Light

Important European DC HeroClix: War of Light Announcement!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

In order to accomodate the European release date for DC HeroClix: War of Light, we are announcing that DC HeroClix: War of Light will not be considered tournament legal for European constructed events until one week after the release date of  21 June 2014.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

-The WK Team

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Announcements

Important European Release Date Update!

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Greetings WizKids Retailers and Supporters,

In our continuing efforts to keep everyone abreast of the latest news, we have the following release date announcements:

Important Release Date Information

In our continuing efforts to keep everybody abreast of the latest news and information regarding WizKids products, we would like to share the following release date updates for Europe.

DC HeroClix: War of Light Month One Organized Play Kit – SKU 71198
The North American release date is 26 May 2014
The European release date will be 21 June 2014

DC HeroClix: War of Light Wave One Booster Brick – SKU 71193
The North American release date is 26 May 2014
The European release date will be 21 June 2014

Godzilla Collectible Figures Series One: 24-Ct Gravity Feed – SKU 71417
The North American release date is 14 May 2014 (Rolling Release)
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter 8-Ct Booster Brick – SKU 71459
The North American release date is 4 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Case Incentive – SKU 71461
The North American release date is 4 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

Star Trek: Attack Wing Wave Five – SKUs 71444, 71445, 71446
The North American release date is 11 June 2014
The European release date will be 5 July 2014

By informing everybody of these release date updates as soon as possible, our hope is to minimize as much confusion as we can. As always, thank you for your continued support.

Best,
-The WK Team

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DC HeroClix: War of Light

DC HeroClix: War of Light Lantern Power Batteries Update!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

This week marks the beginning of the latest exciting DC HeroClix storyline Organized Play series, War of Light! As players assemble to battle it out worldwide, one question has arisen regarding the Lantern Power Battery resource objects, specifically the exact locations of slots 1-6 on the resource object.

When using the Share a Construct special powers as described on the DC HeroClix: War of Light Power Batteries, please refer to the image below to help identify the exact locations of Slots 1-6 on the Lantern Power Battery resource objects.  (click on image to enlarge)

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Here is a downloadable PDF that you can print out for your reference as well.

If you’re looking for a DC HeroClix: War of Light event near you, try the WizKids Event System!

As always, thank you for your continued interest and support, and good luck with your DC HeroClix War of Light tournaments!!!
-The WK Team

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Announcements DC HeroClix: War of Light organized play

WizKids Games Announces DC HeroClix: War of Light!

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 Checklist of all DC HeroClix: War of Light product (link)
DC HeroClix: War of Light Webpage (link)

Greetings HeroClix Retailers and Fans!

Today we’re going to talk about the next exciting Storyline Organized Play program, DC HeroClix: War of Light.  We’re making some changes this time around with the express purpose of making things more flexible for everyone, and we want to highlight those changes for everyone’s benefit.

War of Light will be the next DC HeroClix Storyline Organized Play program, and will span six months beginning in June 2014. Like Fear Itself, War of Light will kick off with the release of a Scenario Pack in May 2014.  The DC HeroClix: War of Light “The Sinestro Corps War” Scenario Pack (click here for the solicit) will include the following exclusive content:

  • Two DC HeroClix figures unique to this Scenario Pack; Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) and Sinestro
  • Dice with custom Green Lantern logo
  • Two 3D special objects found only in this Scenario Pack; the Green Lantern Ring and Shield Construct
  • 48 Horde Tokens, 2 Maps and more!

All of the above content can only be found in the DC HeroClix: War of Light “The Sinestro Corps War” Scenario Pack and will not be available anywhere else.  This Scenario Pack is a “For-Sale” product for stores to use in order to build excitement and awareness for their in-store War of Light Organized Play programs.

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(Still with us after all that text? Here’s Blue Lantern Brother Warth to encourage you further!)

Coming back to the War of Light Organized Play program, another similarity to Fear Itself is that War of Light will also feature five-figure tournament boosters with content exclusive to this Organized Play series. However, unlike Fear Itself, War of Light five-figure tournament boosters and the OP Kit materials will be packed separately in order to create more flexibility in the program for retailers.

Additionally, the War of Light Organized Play kits will now only support up to 10 players each, meaning that there are only enough participation prizes for 10 players (plus an eleventh prize for the event Judge or tournament organizer).  This is different from previous Storyline Organized Play Kits, which supported up to 20 players each.

This new 10-player Organized Play kit model will be reflected in all of our storyline Organized Play programs for the foreseeable future, There are still four copies of the competitive prize in the new 10-player kits, so for stores ordering more than one kit (to accommodate larger play groups), they will have even more prizes to give out for their Organized Play events!

There is yet another important change worth noting as well: War of Light is a much larger set than Fear Itself was.  The War of Light tournament set includes 96 figures that can be pulled from the War of Light five-figure tournament boosters.

Now, we’re aware that 96 figures is a lot of content so what we’ve done is create two waves of tournament boosters, aptly named “Wave One” and “Wave Two”.  The Wave One tournament boosters are tied to War of Light Month One and Two events, while the Wave Two tournament boosters are tied to War of Light Month Three and Four events.

Additionally, since War of Light monthly events will be sealed play with two HeroClix boosters, stores will have the following options for their War of Light events:

  • Stores can host their War of Light events utilizing one War of Light booster and another HeroClix booster of the store’s choice, OR
  • Stores can host their War of Light event utilizing two War of Light boosters.

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Now, with greater content and flexibility comes greater responsibility; stores will need to be certain to order both their monthly War of Light Organized Play kits and their tournament boosters separately.  The War of Light boosters will be in high demand and in short supply.  However, because we have split the boosters and Organized Play kits in War of Light, the Organized Play kits should be more widely available.

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For example, let’s say a store has 8 players (and one Judge) who regularly attend storyline Organized Play events and this store wants to plan for its War of Light events. Well, let’s start with Month One as an example:

Firstly, that store will need to be certain to order one War of Light Organized Play Month One kit (click here for the solicit); that will support its anticipated player base.  Since each kit will support up to 10 players, and this store has never hosted more than 8 players for its storyline events (plus their Judge), one kit should be enough.

Now, the store needs to decide how many War of Light boosters it will offer its players for sealed play.  Since War of Light is a larger set than Fear Itself and thus more challenging to collect, and since it there is a limited window for each wave of tournament boosters, the store decides to offer two War of Light tournament boosters for each player for each of its War of Light monthly events.  This means that the store will need to order two bricks of the Wave One tournament boosters (click here for the solicit) for its month One War of Light event (two bricks equals 20 boosters, which is enough for 8 players at two War of Light boosters each).

As the store plans its Month Two events, it chooses to do the same thing, which means ordering one War of Light Month Two Organized Play kit (click here for the solicit) and another two bricks of Wave One tournament boosters (71193).

The store does likewise for each of its War of Light Months Three and Four events as well.  For each month’s event, it orders the following:

This brings us right up to War of Light Months Five and Six.  For the final two months of the War of Light program we have one last change to announce and that is that there is no specific wave of War of Light tournament boosters tied to Months Five and Six.

What this means for stores is that they are free to use any combination of leftover War of Light tournament boosters (either Wave One or Wave Two, or a combination of Waves One and Two) and other HeroClix boosters they have to support their Months Five and Six War of Light sealed events.

Stores can attempt to order additional Wave One and/or Two tournament boosters, but inventory will likely be non-existent by the time Months Five and Six roll around, so plan ahead!

Therefore, for Months Five and Six, stores will need to order the following:

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So, to recap the changes in War of Light:

  • War of Light five-figure tournament boosters and War of Light monthly Organized Play kits will be packed separately, and are separate SKUs to be ordered.
  • War of Light Organized Play kits will support up to 10 players, unlike previous kits that supported up to 20 players
  • War of Light is a much larger tournament set than Fear Itself, with almost three times the figural content in tournament boosters
  • There are two waves of War of Light tournament boosters:
    • Wave One tournament boosters are tied to War of Light months One and Two
    • Wave Two tournament boosters are tied to War of Light months Three and Four
  • Stores have the option of offering War of Light sealed play with one War of Light tournament booster (plus another HeroClix booster of the store’s choice), OR two War of Light tournament boosters.
  • War of Light Months Five and Six do not have any specific wave of tournament boosters tied to them.  Instead stores are free to use whatever Wave One and/or Wave Two tournament boosters they still have, and/or other HeroClix boosters, in order to support sealed play for those months.

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In conclusion, DC HeroClix: War of Light is going to be a big-big-BIG event in 2014 and we want it to be as fun as possible.  We hope this deep dive into the program will enable stores to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way now, so that when June 2014 rolls around, everyone can concentrate on having a fun time!  We have grown the War of Light Organized Play program due to the incredible response to similar programs, specifically Fear Itself, and ordered accordingly.  Nonetheless, we anticipate that War of Light will be even more popular and could go crazy.

In parting, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support of HeroClix, and we leave you with this FAQ (below) that will hopefully answer any lingering questions you may have about War of Light.

Best,
-The WK Team

 

DC HeroClix: War of Light Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: What is DC HeroClix: War of Light?
A: DC HeroClix: War of Light is a six-month storyline Organized Play program beginning in June 2014.  War of Light features exclusive content found only in War of Light five-figure tournament boosters and limited edition prizes found only in Organized Play kits.

Q: How often will DC HeroClix: War of Light events take place?
A: Each DC HeroClix: War of Light Organized Play kit will support one monthly event for up to 10 players each.

Q: What are the requirements to participate in DC HeroClix: War of Light?
A: Stores must be registered in the WizKids Event System (WES), and must have signed off on the WizKids Promotional Product Licensing Agreement.  Lastly, stores must schedule their monthly DC HeroClix: War of Light events in the WES as well.

Q: How do I order DC HeroClix: War of Light Organized Play materials and five-figure boosters?
A: Contact your HeroClix distributor’s sales rep to order today!

Q: What if my distributor runs out of DC HeroClix: War of Light Wave One or Wave Two boosters? Can I still run the events?
A: Make no mistake, DC HeroClix: War of Light is going to be hot and the boosters will only be available while supplies last.  If your distributor runs out of boosters for any particular month, you can still order your War of Light Organized Play kits separately, and run the sealed events with any two other HeroClix boosters from your inventory.

Q: Can I set aside extra War of Light boosters from my Wave One and Two booster bricks for use in Months Five and Six? 
A: Absolutely.  This is an excellent plan as we do not believe there will be much, if any, booster product available directly from us by the time months Five and Six roll around.  Caching extra boosters like this for later use will allow greater flexibility for stores’ events later in the program.  Any product leftover from War of Light months One-Four can be used in months Five and Six.

Q: What if I need three or more War of Light Organized Play kits to support my store’s monthly War of Light events?
A: Talk to your Sales Rep; every request for additional kits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Q: What if, after speaking with my sales rep, I still cannot get enough War of Light Organized Play kits? 
A: This is actually part of the reason we’re allowing for more Booster Bricks to be purchased per Organized Play kit.  While not perfect, it will allow stores flexibility to accommodate additional players than their War of Light Organized Play kit allotment would normally allow.

Q: Where can I find more information about DC HeroClix: War of Light?
A: In the coming weeks, more information about DC HeroClix: War of Light will soon be available at http://heroclix.com/WarOfLight.