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Watchmen HeroClix Announced

WizKids/NECA recently announced the Watchmen HeroClix Collector’s Boxed Set and Dr. Manhattan Colossal Figure for the HeroClix game.

Watchmen HeroClix brings the characters of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Watchmen film to gamers’ tabletops summer 2010.

The Watchmen Collector’s Boxed Set includes 25 highly detailed, 3D miniatures including Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach, Nite Owl and Silk Spectre. The Collector’s Boxed Set, which includes a complete set of Watchmen HeroClix figures, comes in deluxe, display-quality packaging.

The Watchmen HeroClix Dr. Manhattan Colossal Figure, which will be sold separately, is built to movie-accurate scale and stands over 14 inches tall.

Watchmen HeroClix premieres this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, and will be available at comic and game shops nationwide and on Amazon.com.

Watchmen HeroClix

“WizKids is very excited to add Watchmen to the HeroClix platform,” said WizKids/NECA president Lax Chandra. “Watchmen is a groundbreaking movie which redefines the way costumed vigilantes are portrayed on the big screen. With 25 unique sculpts in the Collector’s Boxed Set, plus the colossal Dr. Manhattan figure, we’ve got a comprehensive offering that will satisfy both avid gamers and Watchmen movie fans.”

“This continues our long and valued relationship with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics, and we look forward to another successful collaboration,” states Joel Weinshanker, president of NECA.

For those of you who haven't heard of HeroClix before, it is basically a collectible miniatures game in which players construct teams of heroes and villains and play out a battle between the teams turn-by-turn on a grid map

Each HeroClix figurine is modeled in roughly O scale and has five statistics associated with it. These statistics are all printed on a dial that serves as the base for the miniature. When a piece takes “damage”, its base is turned a number of “clicks” clockwise, revealing altered stats to correspond to the damage it has taken.

I assume that HeroClix are highly collected by adults which is why WizKids/NECA have decided it would be a good idea to include Watchmen among their fold.

2.15.10 Source: Wizkidz Games

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