WizKids/NECA Announces 2013 Free Comic Book Day Figure: Free Iron Man HeroClix Figure with HeroClix Online Code
May 2013 - WizKids/NECA have announced the 2013 Free Comic Book Day figure - Marvel's Iron Man.
Coinciding with the much-anticipated Marvel's Iron Man 3, in theaters May 3rd, the physical Iron Man FCBD promo figure will hit shelves of local hobby shops May 4, and will be available while supplies last.
Each figure comes with a character card and free code to unlock its digital counterpart in HeroClix Online.
More details available at the Free Comic Book Day web site.
WIZKIDS/NECA, MFV ANNOUNCE TABAPP™ ELITE
Expanded App Capabilities, Featuring DC Comics
Hillside, NJ & Cary, NC - April 4, 2013 - Game creators WizKids/NECA and MFV are expanding the TabApp™ experience with TabApp™ Elite, featuring advanced gameplay, new figures and technology. Partnering with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, the first announced physical figures include popular Super Heroes from DC Comics. The free app is set to launch this April for iPad® and select Android™ tablet devices.
In TabApp™ Elite, players will embark on a heroic adventure, taking on the role of their favorite Super Hero—navigating interactive 3D HeroClix maps, battling evil Super-Villains while earning achievements along the way. They can also call upon an ally, with the ability to activate and control more than one figure in game.
YU-GI-OH! TRADING CARD ARTWORK LICENSED FOR THE FIRST TIME
4K Media Inc. Announces Collectibles and Accessories Deal with NECA Worldwide excluding Asia
GAME TIME FOR YU-GI-OH!
4K Media Inc. Announces WizKids Deal for HeroClix & Dice Building Games Worldwide excluding Asia
6 March 2013 – (New York, NY) 4K Media Inc., the newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it is creating a line of the games using the WizKids HeroClix and Dice Building Game platform, Quarriors, featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic animated library. Under the agreement, WizKids will produce a line of games based on the beloved animated series that first aired eleven years ago. The first HeroClix release will feature approximately 50 collectible HeroClix figures released with a two player Starter and Booster expansion packs. The product is expected to hit the market later this year with additional sets being released throughout 2014. Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix and Dice Building Games will be available at specialty, hobby and comic book stores worldwide excluding Asia.
NECA UNVEILS NEW PRODUCT LINE-UPS AT NEW YORK TOY FAIR
Agreements with Sanrio and DC Comics Intensify Extensive Movie and Video Game Licenses
(RTM note: for pictures of the toys mentioned below, please check out the galleries over at AwesomeToyBlog.com.)
NEW YORK, NY - February 10, 2013 - National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), a world leader in licensed consumer goods, revealed a robust line-up of new products at the 110th American International Toy Fair in New York.
Along with a substantial list of movie and video game licenses, the company announced a new partnership with Sanrio for a line of products targeted at adult fans of Hello Kitty and friends.
"We are honored to be part of such a beloved brand with such a rich history," said Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA. "So many fans, our team included, grew up with the Sanrio brand, and we're thrilled at the opportunity to serve this adult market."
NECA/WIZKIDS UNVEILS NEW Dota 2 AND TEAM FORTRESS 2 COLLECTIBLES, GAMES, WITH VALVE
Announce Dota 2 HeroClix and Team Fortress 2 'NextChess' Preview at New York Toy Fair, 2013
Hillside, NJ - February 6, 2013 - From game world to real world, game creator and leading entertainment conglomerate, NECA/WizKids, under a merchandise licensee agreement with game developer and publisher Valve, today unveiled plans to launch an upcoming Dota 2 HeroClix collection and new game platform entitled 'NextChess', featuring Team Fortress 2 (TF2), both based on the best-selling game franchises. Both titles are set to launch this summer.
The announcement follows NECA/WizKids' publication of the much-anticipated Half Life 2 Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator (a.k.a. "Gravity Gun") replica and release of the Limited Edition Portal 2 Gun Replica, which launched with overwhelming response last fall.
"We're pleased to once again team up with Valve to bring popular characters and elements from the Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 franchises to life in physical form, " said Justin Ziran, president at NECA/WizKids.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Zooms into Toy Fair Season with the Debut of its Worldwide Toy Program Supporting this Summer's Highly Anticipated Film Man Of Steel
Vast Portfolio of Theatrical, Television, Animation and Super Hero Fare to be Showcased
Burbank, Calif. – January 30, 2013 – Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) zooms into this year's exciting Toy Fair season with a roster of global licensees ready to support the Studio's portfolio, led by this summer's tentpole film release Man of Steel, which will be supported by DC Comics master toy licensee Mattel, as well as many other toy partners. With an impressive lineup driven by powerhouse properties that stretch from DC Comics Super Heroes and The Hobbit Trilogy to The Big Bang Theory and Looney Tunes, WBCP and its renowned licensees are rolling out new toys and collectibles that will reach fans of all ages.
HEROCLIX ONLINE PREVIEWS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN COMIC FIGURES AHEAD OF PHYSICAL LAUNCH
Hillside, NJ - January 8, 2013 - Players, fans and collectors need not wait for the physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set release next month to check out some of the latest figures to join the realm! HeroClix Online today announced a preview, making four famed figures from the collection - straight from the pages of the long running comic Amazing Spider-Man - available in the digital game beginning this week.
The HeroClix Online preview includes Marvel characters Spider-Man, Zuvembie, Blade and Lizard. Each figure will be available for one week only as a new figure is introduced.
Full HeroClix Online Amazing Spider-Man comic-based preview schedule:
Jan. 10-16: Spider-Man
Jan. 17-23: Zuvembie
Jan. 24-30: Blade
Jan. 31-Feb.6: Lizard
The physical HeroClix Amazing Spider-Man set will hit store shelves next month.
For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://hco.heroclix.com/.
HEROCLIX ONLINE ANNOUNCES NEW DC COMICS CONTENT
Batman™ Streets of Gotham Fast Forces
Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C. – January 3, 2012 – Developers of HeroClix Online today announced the latest DC Comics collection to hit the server - Batman™ Streets of Gotham Fast Forces. The latest pack adds six new figures to the online game, with free virtual redemption codes available in physical Batman™ Streets of Gotham Fast Forces packs.
Now available online, figures in the new pack include DC Comics' Oracle, Lady Blackhawk, Huntress, Black Canary, DC Comics' The Hawk and Dove.
Additionally, players who purchase the physical Batman™ Streets of Gotham Fast Forces will receive free codes for each figure's virtual counterpart in HeroClix Online.
For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://hco.heroclix.com/.
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NECA/WIZKIDS, MFV EXPAND HEROCLIX TABAPP™ TO ANDROID™ OS
Now Available for Free Download From the Google Play™ Store
Hillside, N.J. - December 19, 2012 - NECA/WizKids, developers of the recently released, widely popular HeroClix TabApp™ game today announced the availability of the app for Android OS, extending its compatibility with additional tablet devices.
Inspired by the tabletop game, HeroClix TabApp™ is designed as a stand-alone introduction to the world of HeroClix, the world’s most popular and recognizable collectible figural game. In HeroClix TabApp™, players become their favorite super heroes, with live action battles combining physical toy figures with their tablet device.
"Players have asked for an Android OS-compatible version of HeroClix TabApp™ and we are happy to deliver," said Justin Ziran, President at WizKids Games.
All HeroClix TabApp™ DC Comics figures are now compatible with select ASUS and Samsung devices.