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DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham Preview

DC HeroClix Streets of Gotham: Blue Beetle!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we spotlight another character from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Streets of Gotham set as we continue our “Blue and Gold” week here on HeroClix.Com.  Today’s preview is an accomplished inventor and wise-cracking hero.  We are pleased to present Ted Kord, better known as the Blue Beetle!

To represent Kord’s inventive flair and non-lethal tactics, Blue Beetle has a special power throughout his entire dial called BB Gun. This special power allows Blue Beetle’s ranged combat attacks to cause knock back, with the target reducing knockback damage by -1.  Additionally, if the attack roll is doubles, the amount of squares the target is knocked back is doubled.

Blue Beetle isn’t simply content to blast his foes back though, as he has always been a highly skilled close combatant and his dial reflects this very well.  A full dial of Combat Reflexes demonstrates just how difficult he is to hit in close combat while an opening click of Charge allows Blue Beetle to take the fight to an opponent.

Mid-dial, Blue Beetle switches tactics a bit and pummels his foe (or foes) as he cuts loose thanks to Flurry.  Blue Beetle further demonstrates his acrobatic agility with Leap/Climb on last two clicks, allowing him to move with ease about the battlefield or attack opponents regardless of elevationBlue Beetle also has a couple of clicks showing off his invention abilities with Perplex.

Blue Beetle has plenty of theme team options with the Birds of Prey, Justice League, Justice League International, Pilot, and Scientist keywords, and  the Justice League team ability will allow Blue Beetle to move without using one of your available actions.  At 61 points, Blue Beetle can be an effective close combat tie up piece on any force you choose to include him on.

Lastly, and certainly not least, the Blue Beetle also has a trait called Beetle’s Bug that allows you to modify by +1 the speed and attack values of The Bug when he is the pilot of it.  How good are these modifiers?  Be sure to come back on Friday as we unveil The Bug from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set! Until then be sure to keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!

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Wizkids/NECA, LLC Obtains Consent Permanent Injuction Against Tree House Kids, Inc.

NECA/Wizkids HeroClix
Hillside, NJ – National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA) is pleased to announce the entry of a Consent Permanent Injunction in a trademark infringement lawsuit against Tree House Kids, Inc.

In the lawsuit, NECA’s subsidiary WizKids/NECA, LLC (WizKids) alleges that use of the trademark HEROICS by Tree House Kids in connection with the sale of miniature super hero figures infringes WizKids’ rights in its HEROCLIX trademark.

On August 8, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey issued the Consent Permanent Injunction against Tree House Kids, permanently prohibiting Tree House Kids from, among other things, making, using, distributing, selling, displaying, manufacturing, advertising or promoting, products, product packaging, or labeling that use, incorporate or display the trademarks HEROCLIX or HEROICS, or any other trademarks likely to cause confusion with the HEROCLIX trademark.

“We have invested substantial time and resources to build a world-class intellectual property portfolio that includes the HEROCLIX brand and its considerable goodwill. Protecting that brand is a top priority for us,” says Justin Ziran, President of WizKids. “The lawsuit against Tree House Kids is part of ongoing and comprehensive efforts of NECA and its subsidiaries to aggressively enforce our intellectual property rights. We will continue to take action to protect against intellectual property infringements and counterfeiting,” adds Alexis Mueller, head of Business and Legal Affairs for NECA and its subsidiaries.

The lawsuit, in which WizKids seeks damages, including profits and attorneys fees, arising from Tree House’s alleged infringement of the HEROCLIX trademark, is ongoing. Meanwhile, NECA is committed to identifying and pursuing other infringing activity.

About NECA

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 Retailing/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. For more information about NECA please visit www.necaonline.com

About Wizkids and HeroClix

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. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.