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HeroClix
WizKids HeroClix Logo Small.png
The HeroClix Logo
Manufacturer(s) WizKids
Designer(s) Monte Cook (2002)
Jeff Quick (2002)
Mike Mulvihill (2002)
Jon Leitheusser (2002–2005)
Jeff Grubb (2003)
Seth Johnson (2005–present)
Kelly Bonilla (2008)
Publisher(s) WizKids (2002-2003)
The Topps Company (2003-2009)
NECA (2009-Present)
Publication date July 2002; 12 years ago (2002-07)
Years active 2002-2008, 2009-present
Genre(s) Board game, Dice game, Wargame
Language(s) English
System(s) Clix
Players 2-Unlimited
Age range 14+
Setup time < 5 minutes
Playing time Varies, depending on the point build and number of players
Random chance Medium (dice rolling)
Skill(s) required Arithmetic
Reading
Logic
Strategy
Common sense
Metagaming
Opportunity cost
Wargaming
Tactics
Probability
Die Rolling
Website http://www.heroclix.com

HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game that uses the Clix system that centers around the world of superhero comic books, especially the Marvel and DC Comics universes. Players construct teams of comic book heroes, villains, or characters from various video games series such as Street Fighter, Gears of War, and Halo and engage in a turn-by-turn battle on grid maps based on various storyline locations. The Game was originally designed and produced by WizKids, but was discontinued in November 2008 when WizKids owner Topps shut down their HeroClix line. In September 2009, collectible toy producer National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) purchased some of the WizKids' intellectual property from Topps, including the HeroClix rights and then soon after began to produce and sell new HeroClix series.

Game history[edit]

The HeroClix game utilizes the "combat dial system" originally created for the Mage Knight game. The Combat Dial keeps track of a figure's game statistics via a rotating dial in the base. As the figure suffers damage, the dial is turned required number of "clicks" to reveal new stats and possibly special abilities. HeroClix was designed to appeal to comic book fans and players of wargames and subsequently also became collector items due to the quality of detail in the HeroClix figures. The first game set, Marvel's Infinity Challenge, was released in 2002 and included figures and maps. The original HeroClix figures were all from comic books printed by Marvel Comics, but later expanded to include sets from DC Comics and from various independent comic book publishers such as Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics. Later expansions also added new card-based mechanics such as "Feats" and "Battlefield Conditions", expanding the game beyond the addition of new characters. The Original HeroClix won three awards at the 2002 Origins Awards including Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Game Board Game for Marvel HeroClix: Infinity Challenge, "Best Board Game Expansion Or Supplement" and "Best Science Fiction Or Fantasy Miniature" for the Sentinel Figure.[1] WizKids had a prize support system for organized tournaments at comic book and hobby shops, as well as regionally and nationally, consisting of special limited edition variant figures given to winners. National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA), the current owners of the HeroClix rights, resumed this practice in 2009.

WizKids, the company behind the HeroClix game, was acquired by The Topps Company in 2003.[2] Topps later announced that as of November 10, 2008, Wizkids was ceasing production of all its product lines, including HeroClix.[3] Scott Silverstein, CEO of Topps, said

“This was an extremely difficult decision. While the company will still actively pursue gaming initiatives, we feel it is necessary to align our efforts more closely with Topps' current sports and entertainment offerings which are being developed within our New York office.”

—Scott Silverstein, [3]

The HeroClix property was expected to be sold off to a 3rd party in May 2009, but the two parties were unable to come to an agreement.[4] While a Marvel license "to manufacture figures and card games" had been acquired by Upper Deck Company, that license specifically excluded the HeroClix game and concept. Topps owned all the rights and licenses for all versions of HeroClix, giving them the rights to sell the license to a third party. There were three companies known to be interested in acquiring the WizKids properties: Catalyst Game Labs, which works primarily on print role playing games; Piñata Games, formed by HeroClix fans and former Wizkids employees with the primary purpose of buying and continuing the HeroClix line; and a newly formed third company.[5][6][7] However, Catalyst withdrew from the bids, Justin Ziran of Piñata joined Topps instead and the third company failed to get funding.[8] NECA announced that it had purchased the majority of the Wizkids properties, including HeroClix, on September 15, 2009. Beginning on July 28, 2009, NECA began selling the "Thor's Mighty Chariot" large figure at conventions in North America. Since this game piece had not been released by Wizkids, it came as no surprise that NECA had purchased of the brand. The relaunch of HeroClix occurred with the release of the "Hammer of Thor" series in November 2009, the first series under the management of NECA.

Gameplay[edit]

HeroClix diagram from the Core Rulebook.[9]

Each HeroClix figurine is modeled in the approximate equivalence of the O scale for model train sets with a figure based on the design of the comic book character and a dial base that contains all statistics for the specific figure including:

HeroClix diagram from the Core Rulebook.[9]

These statistics are all printed on a dial that serves as the base for the miniature.[10] 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 from an attack.[10] Most damage weakens characters, although some actually get stronger when wounded, to represent a transformation or rage. Pieces have an overall point value assigned, representing how powerful they are.[10] Team creation is restricted to a predetermined total point value for the HeroClix figures, which is usually in multiples of 100.[10] The Range value indicates how far away a character can attack another character and if they are able to attack multiple characters at once, generally defined based on the powers of each figure.[10] Originally, characters would appear in multiple rarities with altered statistics. These altered stats represented the "Experience" of the character, ranging from "Rookie" (yellow ring on base) over "Experienced" (blue ring) to "Veteran" (red ring), the more experienced a character is the higher the stats usually are.[10] As a result, the point value would also be higher. Some characters have multiple point values, and have multiple corresponding starting positions. The trait symbol corresponds to a character's Character Card. A Character Card is a card specific to a particular HeroClix character. If for some reason you do not have the corresponding Character Card for your miniature, it is available through the Print and Play System on the WizKids Website. Character cards outline which abilities the character will have on its dial, but does not say where they will be on the dial. Also, it shows special traits and abilities would otherwise be too complex to communicate on the Combat Dial. Many of these abilities are completely unique to the characters that possess them.

The HeroClix game can be played by arbitrarily many players in principle, although the HeroClix rulebook recommends two to four players in practice.[11] The Battles are played out on maps, overlaid with a grid of 35 mm x 35 mm squares. These maps generally come in two different sizes 3 ft by 3 ft (36" by 36") or 2 ft by 3 ft (36" by 24") (with the exception of the Marvel Universe Starter Map which was 13 by 13 squares). The maps used are of different locations found in a typical comic book story, often related to the "theme" of the HeroClix series the map was produced for.[12] The older maps were generic places but recently the maps have taken on more comic-book-specific places, such as the Justice Society Museum. Participants take turn moving or attacking other players, using 2 six-sided dice to determine the success or failure or of their attacks. Games can be time limited or played until all other teams are eliminated.[13]

Storyline Organized Play[edit]

Spider-Man swinging through the air, attached to a black base.
Spider-Man on a HeroClix base, as depicted in Avengers vs. X-Men

As part of their promotional efforts WizKids holds a number of events throughout the year, focusing on month-spanning tournament events that play out like a comic book storyline called "Storyline Organized Play". Stores participate in tournaments and receive exclusive figures and promotional items to offer their players for each month's Storyline Organized Play tournament(s). The events can span up to six months and have an overall, across all stores leaderboard that tallies all officially participating stores.[14]

Organized Play Event Participation Prize Monthly Prizes Grand Prize Universe Date
The Infinity Gauntlet The Infinity Gauntlet & Infinity Gems Adam Warlock, The In-Betweener, The Champion, The Gardner, The Runner, The Collector, The Grandmaster Thanos w/ Shrine to Death Marvel January 2012
No Man's Land Batman's Utility Belt & Items Lock-Up, Batgirl, Ultimate Clayface, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, The Joker & Harley Quinn The Batcave DC Fall 2012
Fear Itself The Book of the Skull & Serpent's Hammers Loki, Hela, Thor, Odin, Cul Borson, Nul The Serpent Marvel Summer 2013
AvX (Avengers versus X-Men) Phoenix Force & Phoenix Fragments, Black Panther, Danger, Pr Xavier, Hope, Team base Avengers/X-Men Cable, Lei kung, Phoenix hope, Phoenixbuster Iron Man Phoenix Cyclop Giant Marvel December 2013

HeroClix series[edit]

HeroClix normally releases their figure sets in series, often including maps that are specific to the theme of the series. All series are product specific, so Marvel Comics only etc. The series often include starter packs, boosters, limited editions and individual figures.

Universe Series Released Retired Current Status
DC Comics Hypertime September 2002 July 2006 Retired
DC Comics Cosmic Justice June 2003 July 2006 Retired
DC Comics Unleashed March 2004 July 2006 Retired
DC Comics Legacy March 2005 Retired
DC Comics Icons September 2005 Retired
DC Comics Collateral Damage February 2006 Retired
DC Comics Giants March 2006 Retired
DC Comics Green Lantern Corps August 2006 2010 Retired
DC Comics Origin February 2007 2010 Retired
DC Comics Legion of Super-Heroes June 2007 2010 Retired
DC Comics Justice League September 2007 Retired
DC Comics Crisis[Note 1] February 2008 Retired
DC Comics Batman: Alpha[Note 2] June 2008 July 2012 Retired
DC Comics Arkham Asylum October 2008 July 2012 Retired
DC Comics Brave and the Bold April 2010 July 2012 Retired
DC Comics DC 75th Anniversary Set[Note 3] December 2010   Retired
DC Comics "Green Lantern"[Note 4] May 2011   Retired
DC Comics Superman featuring Flashpoint September 2011   Active
DC Comics "The Dark Knight Rises"[15] July 2012   Active
DC Comics The New 52 Justice League August 2012   Active
DC Comics "DC Heroclix 10th Anniversary" September 2012   Active
DC Comics "Batman" November 2012   Active
DC Comics "Streets of Gotham" December 2012   Active
DC Comics "Teen Titans" May 2013   Active
DC Comics "Classic Batman" September 2013   Active
Independent Publishers Indy October 2003 September 2005 Retired
Marvel Comics Infinity Challenge May 2002 June 2004 Retired
Marvel Comics Clobberin' Time November 2002 December 2004 Retired
Marvel Comics Xplosion March 2003 December 2004 Retired
Marvel Comics Critical Mass December 2003 September 2005 Retired
Marvel Comics Universe May 2004 July 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics Ultimates June 2004 July 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics Galactus[Note 5] 2004 Retired
Marvel Comics Mutant Mayhem November 2004 Retired
Marvel Comics Fantastic Forces July 2005 Retired
Marvel Comics Armor Wars November 2005 Retired
Marvel Comics Danger Room June 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics Sinister June 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics Supernova November 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics Days of Future Past November 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics 2099 December 2006 Retired
Marvel Comics Fin Fang Foom May 2007 Retired
Marvel Comics Avengers June 2007 Retired
Marvel Comics Galactus [Note 6] 2007 Retired
Marvel Comics Mutations and Monsters November 2007 Retired
Marvel Comics Secret Invasion July 2008 July 2012 Retired
Marvel Comics Hammer of Thor November 18, 2009[Note 7] July 2012 Retired
Marvel Comics Web of Spider-Man September 2010 July 2012 Retired
Marvel Comics Giant-Size X-Men March 2011   Retired
Marvel Comics Captain America July 13, 2011[Note 8]   Retired
Marvel Comics The Incredible Hulk December 2011   Active
Marvel Comics Galactic Guardians April 11, 2012[Note 9]   Active
Marvel Comics The Avengers Movie Set[15] April 18, 2012   Active
Marvel Comics Chaos War[Note 10] July 2012   Active
Marvel Comics "Marvel Heroclix 10th Anniversary" September 2012   Active
Marvel Comics "Amazing Spider-Man February 2013   Active
Marvel Comics "Wolverine and the X-Men" August 21, 2013   Active
Marvel Comics "Invincible Ironman"   Active
Marvel Comics "Deadpool"   Active

Non-Super Hero series[edit]

All figures from the below listed sets are mutually compatible, except for the ships from Star Trek HeroClix (the figures from the Away Team pack are compatible as normal). These compatible figures can can be played in the same game under the "Golden Age" rules. None of these sets, nor any sets released under the Indy brand, can be played in Modern Age tournaments as the rules exclude anything not under the DC, Marvel or Street Fighter brands, as of the rule update of April 26, 2012.[10]

Universe Series Released Retired Current Status
Assassin's Creed "Assassin's Creed" October 2012[16]   Active
BioShock "BioShock Infinite" June 2013   Active
Gears of War "Gears of War 3 August 2011   Active
Halo "Halo September 2011   Active
Iron Maiden "Iron Maiden" May 2013   Active
Lone Ranger "Lone Ranger" August 2013   Active
Middle-Earth Lord of the Rings[17] December 2011   Active
Middle-Earth "The Hobbit" 2012   Active
Pacific Rim "Pacific Rim" July 2013   Active
Star Trek "Star Trek Heroclix: Tactics" February 2012   Active
Star Trek "Star Trek Heroclix: Away Team" 2012   Active
Star Trek "Star Trek Heroclix: Tactics II" January 2013   Active
Street Fighter Street Fighter[18] August 2011   Active
Street Fighter "Unnamed Street Fighter Set" TBD   Active

Action Packs, Starter etc.[edit]

At times the HeroClix produces have introduced additional figures and maps to either coincide with an event or to further enhance an existing HeroClix series. These have been promoted under names such as "Action Packs", "Fast Forces", "Battle Packs" or "Starter Set". Most of these packs include a number of characters, as well as maps and cards related to the theme of the pack. The Infinity Challenge, Hypertime and Indy starter sets all contained random characters from the full set. The Premiere sets contained specific figures. Starting with the "Universe" series, Starter sets contained figures not found in regular booster packs.

Set name Figures Maps Dice Cards Rulebook Other
DC Heroclix: 10th Anniversary War of Light Fast Forces Pack Atrocitus, Star Sapphire, Sinestro, Larfleeze, Indigo-1, Saint-Walker Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Blackest Night Starter Set Flash, Atom, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, Scarecrow, Hal Jordan, Mera[Note 11] Yes Yes Yes Yes 2D Objects
DC Heroclix: Brightest Day Action Pack Aquaman, Deadman, Captain Boomerang, Martian Manhunter, Osiris, Hawkgirl, Firestorm[Note 12] Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Anti-Monitor Action Pack Anti-Monitor, Qwardian Thunderer, "Shadow Demon" No No Yes No Pariah Event Dial
DC Heroclix: Batman Fast Forces Pack Batman, Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Robin, Alfred Pennyworth, Damian Wayne Yes (2) No Yes No No
DC Heroclix: Battle for Smallville Fast Forces Pack Superman, Lex Luthor, Steel, Supergirl, Bizarro, Kryptonian Renegade Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Giants Collector Set Colossal Boy, Chemo, Validus, Giganta, Atom Smasher, Alloy, Rita Farr None None None None None
DC Heroclix: Green Lanterns Corps Collector Set Abin Sur, Arisia, Ch'P, Gnort, Katma Tui, Ganthet, Tomar Re None Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Green Lantern Corps Fast Forces Green Lantern, Kilowog, Sinestro, Ganthet, Abin Sur, Tomar Re Yes Yes Yes No Quick-Start guide
DC Heroclix: Hypertime Premiere Edition Batman, Robin, Aquaman, Hawkman, Huntress, The Joker, Bane, Man-bat, Clayface III, Harley Quinn Yes (2) Yes Yes Yes No
DC Heroclix: Jonah Hex Action Pack Jonah Hex, Lilah, Turnbull Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Legion of Super-Heroes' Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, Timber Wolf, Young Superman, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Ultra Boy, Shrinking Violet Yes No No Yes Two 3D Objects
DC Heroclix: Streets of Gotham: Birds of Prey Huntress, Oracle, Black Canary, Lady Blackhawk, Hawk, Dove Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Teen Titans: The Ravagers Terra, Fairchild, Beast Boy, Thunder, Lightning, Ridge Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
DC Heroclix: Man of Steel Starter Set Superman, Faora, Jor-El, Kryptonian Warrior, Nam-ek, General Zod Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown
Marvel Heroclix: Avengers Mini Game Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Marvel Heroclix: Avengers Starter Set The First Avenger, The Mighty Avenger, The Armored Avenger, The Covert Avenger, The Sharpshooting Avenger, The Incredible Avenger Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Marvel HeroClix: Days Of Future Past Action Pack Advanced Sentinel, Hound, Colonel Logan Yes No Yes No No
Marvel Heroclix: Fantastic Four Starter Set Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Thing, Human Torch, Doctor Doom, Doombot 3095, Doombot 5953 No No Yes Yes No
Marvel Heroclix: Giant-Size X-Men The Uncanny Fast Forces Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Professor X, Rogue, Wolverine Yes (2) Yes Yes No No
Marvel Heroclix: Hammer of Thor: Warriors of Asgard Fast Forces Thor, Loki, Voltstagg, Hogun, Fandral, Asgardian Brawler Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Marvel Heroclix: Infinity Challenge Premiere Edition Spider-Man, Wolverine, Elektra, Wolfsbane, Wasp, Hobgoblin, Sabretooth, Boomerang, Scarlet Witch, Kingpin Yes (2) Yes Yes Yes No
Marvel Heroclix: The Incredible Hulk Fast Forces Pack Hulk, She-Hulk, Abomination, Leader, General Ross, Hulkbuster Wrangler Yes Yes Yes No Team Suggestions
Marvel Heroclix: Universe Spider-Man, Wolverine, Wasp, Sabertooth, Elektra, Hobgoblin Yes No No Yes No
Marvel Heroclix: X-Men Danger Room Jean Grey, Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Colossus, Storm Yes No No Yes Two 3D objects
Star Trek: Away Team Starter Set Captain James T. Kirk, Dr. Leonard McCoy, Spock, Lt. Nyota Uhura, Montgomery Scott, Lt. Hikaru Sulu, Ensign Pavel Chekov Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Star Trek: Tactics Starter Set 4 Figures Yes (4) No Yes Yes No
Star Trek: Tactics II Starter Set Federation Starship, Klingon Starship, Romulan Starship, Jem'Hadar Starship Yes (4) Unknown Yes Unknown Tokens and Markers
Street Fighter Starter Set Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li, Blanka, Dhalsim, Guile Yes (2) No Yes Yes No
The Watchmen Collector's Set Rorschach, Dr Manhattan, The Comedian, Silk Spectre, Night Owl, Ozymandias,Night Owl / Comedian duo, Moloch the Mystic and 17 others Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

Limited release figures[edit]

Some of the HeroClix figures were only released in limited quantities, which meant that the number of figures produced was significantly less than the rest of the figure series, making the odds of finding a figure lower, or they are produced for a special event only and not for general retail. The limited numbers often result in the figures gaining a higher value in the resale market. These limited number figures can be referred to as "Chases" if they can be found through general purchase or simply "LE" for limited edition if they are event specific.

Figure Type Found
Bruce Banner (Hulk), Victor Creed (Sabretooth), and Irene Adler (Destiny) LE Tournament prizes
Sentinel of the Starways, Pyreus Kril LE Given to judges for the Marvel "Coming of Galactus" tournament
Oliver Queen, Hal Jordan, Barry Allen, Arthur Curry LE Given to judges for the DC "Starro" tournament
"Masterpieces" LE / Chaser Wizkids World Championship winners and some were packaged in booster packs, 50 of each figure produced
24 Characters Not released Characters from the first Indy Clix set were not released in North America
24 Characters Not released Characters from the North American version of the Indy Clix set were not released in the rest of the world
Zombie Hulk, Zombie Wolverine, Zombie Spider-Man, Zombie Colonel America Chase 1 in 100 Booster sets for the :Supernova" series
Lois Lane, Alfred Pennyworth, Queen Hippolyta, The Wizard Shazam Chase 1 in 80 boosters for the "Origin" series
Superman (Earth 2), Superman (Kingdom Come) Chase 1 in 80 boosters of the "Crisis" series
World's Finest (Batman and Superman) Promotion 5,000 produced. Mail away promotional prize.
The Skrull Queen impersonating Spider-Woman, Lyja Lazerfist, impersonating Susan Richards Chase 1 in 80 boosters of the "Secret Invasion" series
The "Illuminati" Skrull Promotion 5,000 produced. Mail away promotional prize for the "Secret Invasion" series
The Joker (Escape from Arkham) Promotion Mail away promotional prize.
Siniestro Corps Batman, Modern Continuity Batman Chase 1 in 80 boosters of the "Arkham Asylum" series
Thor "Frog of Thunder", Thorbuster Iron Man Chase 1 in 8- boosters of the "Hammer of Thor" series
Nekron, Black Hand, Black Lantern Kal-L, Black Lantern Martian Manhunter Chase 1 in 60 boosters for the "Brave and the Bold" series
White Lantern versions of Ice, Green Arrow, Kid Flash, Donna Troy, Hal Jordan, Animal Man, Superman, Flash; Wonder Woman, Superboy Chase 1 in 10, or 1 per Brick, for the "DC 75th Anniversary" Series
Cable/Deadpool, Colossus/Wolverine, Cyclops/Phoenix, Gambit/Rogue Chase 1 in 10, or 1 per Brick, for the "Giant Sized X-Men" Series
Weapon X, Captain America in ice, Capwolf, The Captain, Rojhaz Chase 1 in 20 boosters for the "Captain America" series
Superman (Earth-1), Superman (Son of Darkseid), Superman (Reign of Superman), Kal Chase 1 in 20 boosters for the "Superman" series
Merry and Pippin, Frodo and Sam, Mr. Underhill Chase Unknown ratio in boosters for the "Lord of the Rings" series
Winter Hulk, Hulklops, Icehulk, Hulkmariner, Mighty Thorr, Wolverage Chase Unknown ratio in boosters for the "The Incredible Hulk" series
Loki holding the Cosmic Cube, Odin, Red Skull Chase Unknown ratio in boosters for the "The Avengers Movies Set" series
Doctor Doom on Silver Surfer's surfboard, Mr. Fantastic holding the ultimate nullifier, the Keeper, Thanos holding the Cosmic Cube Chase Unknown ratio in boosters for the "Galactic Guardians" series
Ant-Man and Wasp, Hawkeye and Mockingbird, Vision and Scarlet Witch, Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man, Sentry and Void, Dr. Doom and Kang, Thor and Hercules, Avengers Prime (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor) Chase Unknown ratio in boosters for the "Chaos War" series.
8 Spider-Man figures, Prodigy, Dusk, Ricochet, Hornet, Spider-Man (Ends of the Earth), Spider-Man (Silver Armor), Spider-Man (Armor w/ light pole), Iron Spider Chase 1 in 10, or 1 per brick for the "Amazing Spider-Man" series
Phoenix Five versions of Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor, Colossus and Magik Chase 1 in 20, or 1 per case for the "Wolverine and the X-Men" series
Galactus (Repainted), Terrax, Firelord, Silver Surfer, Stardust Tournament As part of the "Avengers" series
Starro the Conqueror, Starro-controlled versions of Aquaman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern and Flash Tournament as part of the "Justice League" series

To help "brick-and-mortar" stores compete against internet retail stores HeroClix used a "Buy it By the Brick" promotion for a number of their series. A ClixBrick consisted of 12 shrink-wrapped boosters that included a special coupon for consumers who purchased HeroCLix at their local retailer. Consumers who sent in 12 UPC codes, the coupon, and the receipt from that one-time retail purchase received a special free figure, only obtainable through the ClixBrick offer, as well another coupon that allowed the customer to purchase the Collector's Set associated with each release at a 25% discount. The ClixBrick promotion was discontinued but WizKids do offer special "store exclusive" offers that retailers can use as game prizes for purchase incentives.

Buy it By the Brick figures
Series Figure Figure Number
DC: Collateral Damage Krypto 217
Marvel: Sinister Venom 218
Marvel: Supernova Dr. Doom 218
DC: Origin Dr. Fate 212
Marvel: Avengers The Mandarin 061
DC: Justice League The Phantom Stranger 061
Marvel: Mutations and Monsters Dark Beast 061
DC: Crisis World's Finest (Superman and Batman) 061
Marvel: Secret Invasion Super-Skrull: Illuminati 061
DC: Arkham Asylum Clown Prince of Crime 061
Marvel: Hammer of Thor Ragnarok Surtur 201
DC: The Brave and the Bold Batman and Catwoman 100
Marvel: Web of Spider-man Spider-Man 100
DC: 75th Anniversary White Lantern Sinestro 100
Marvel: Giant Size X-Men Jamie Madrox 100
Marvel: Captain America Nick Fury LMD 100
DC: Superman Superman Robot 100
Marvel: The Incredible Hulk A.I.Marine Hulk 100
Large figures

HeroClix produced a limited number of large based figures, normally four times the size of a regular figure, but even larger bases exist. These figures are produced in a limited number and at a higher price and at times only sold at gaming or comic book conventions

Figure Availability Notes
Galactus Convention exclusive For the 2004 convention season
Silver Surfer Convention exclusive For the 2004 convention season
Dark Phoenix Convention exclusive, Retail For the 2005 convention season, later sold in stores
Nova Convention exclusive For the 2005 convention season
Spectre Convention exclusive For the 2006 convention season
Parallax Convention exclusive For the 2005 convention season
The Dark Knight Convention exclusive For the 2007 convention season
Thor's Mighty Chariot Convention exclusive, retail For the 2007 convention season, later sold in stores
Fin Fang Foom Convention exclusive For the 2007 convention season
Anti-Monitor - Guardian of Fear Convention exclusive, retail For the 2008 convention season, later retail
Batman: Knightfall Convention exclusive For the 2008 convention season
Dr. Manhattan Convention exclusive For the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con convention.
Sentinel Retail Brick and Mortar stores
Advanced Sentinel Retail Sold as part of the "Days of Future Past" set.
Sinestro Retail Brick and Mortar stores
Phoenix Retail Sold through Wizard Magazine
Anti-Monitor Retail General retail
Team bases

In 2013 HeroClix introduced the concept of a "Team Base", a larger base where figures can be slotted into for team play. These will be available as part of the "Teen Titans" line and feature a base for the Teen Titans (Robin, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire, Changeling and Kid Flash) and "Teen Titans: Villains for Hire" (Deathstroke, Cheshire, Cinder, Tattooed Man and Osiris).[19][20] Each base comes with some of the figures while the rest will have to be purchased separately. HeroClix has published modified rules for the use of the team bases.[19]

Spin-offs[edit]

See also: HorrorClix

The HorrorClix game, also produced by WizKids, was designed in a similar way to the HeroClix game and figures, however it only had limited compatibility with the HeroClix figures and organized play. The figures and rules were compatible with both Clix systems but HorrorClix figures are not tournament-legal for HeroClix tournaments.

Marvel Zombie figures[edit]

Four chase figures, classified as "Ultra-rare" were available in 1 out of every 100 Marvel HeroClix "Supernova" series booster boxes: These included the Marvel Zombies figures Colonel America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Hulk. These were the first dual-branded figures as they appeared in a HeroClix set yet also came packed with HorrorClix monster cards, making them fully compatible with either Clix system. Although further Zombies appeared in the 2007 set Mutations and Monsters, the original four figures were not reprinted and the subsequent Zombie HeroClix were not part of the HorrorClix games.

Indy HeroClix[edit]

The B.P.R.D. and Hellboy has seven figures, which could be used in both HeroClix and HorrorClix game play. The figures included Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman, Hellbaby, Johann Kraus, Roger the Homunculus, and Captain Ben Daimio.

Star Trek HeroClix[edit]

In 2012 NECA began producing a separate line of HeroClix based on the Star Trek franchise, which instead of having figures based on people the figures were all space ships as seen on the various television series and movies. These figures have their own unique maps, rules, objects and cards and cannot be played with any other set of HeroClix figures. The original Star Trek HeroClix was released in February 2012 under the name "Star Trek Heroclix: Tactics" and include space ships representing the United Federation of Planets as well as the Klingon Empire. The maps were space based and the rulebook modified to play with the new theme. HECA later released a set called "Star Trek Heroclix: Away Team", which contained the crew members from the J. J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek movie that was in theaters around that time. In January 2013 NECA released "Star Trek Heroclix: Tactics II" adding more space ships to the game including Vulcan, Romulan, Ferengi, Breen, Cardassian, Jem'Hadar, and other Dominion Forces spaceships. The set also included additional Federation and Klingon spaceship figures.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally solicited as "Teen Titans"
  2. ^ Batman Alpha is a separate game from standard Heroclix, but the figures are legal in normal HeroClix play.
  3. ^ Included a selection of DC characters and special tie-in figures to the Brightest Day Comic book event.
  4. ^ Gravity Feed set, companion to Green Lantern Fast Forces set.
  5. ^ This is the 2004 version of Galactus.
  6. ^ This is the 2007 version.
  7. ^ The initial piece - Thor's Mighty Chariot - released at San Diego Comic-Con International August 2008
  8. ^ The "Gravity Feed" set released June 2011
  9. ^ A "Micro Set" was released on March 21, 2012
  10. ^ Originally titled Mighty Avengers
  11. ^ All depicted as members of the various "emotion spectrum" Lantern Corps.
  12. ^ These characters look as they appeared in the Brightest Day comic series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Origins Award Winners (2002)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. Retrieved August 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Topps Acquires WizKids". ICV2.com. June 23, 2003. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Topps shuts down WizKids". ICV2. October 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ "HeroClix Deal Collapses". ICV2. April 14, 2009. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
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