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|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)
The Topps Company (2003-2009)
|Publication date||July 2002|
|Years active||2002-2008, 2009-present|
|Genre(s)||Board game, Dice game, Wargame|
|Setup time||< 5 minutes|
|Playing time||Varies, depending on the point build and number of players|
|Random chance||Medium (dice rolling)|
HeroClix is a collectible miniatures game that uses the Clix system that centers on 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.
- 1 Game history
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 HeroClix series
- 4 Footnotes
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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. 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. Topps later announced that as of November 10, 2008, Wizkids was ceasing production of all its product lines, including HeroClix. 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, 
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. 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. However, Catalyst withdrew from the bids, Justin Ziran of Piñata joined Topps instead and the third company failed to get funding. 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.
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:
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 from an attack. 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. Team creation is restricted to a predetermined total point value for the HeroClix figures, which is usually in multiples of 100. 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. 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), (although this is no longer used) the more experienced a character is the higher the stats usually are. 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. 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. 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.
Storyline Organized Play
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.
|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 Gardener, 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, Professor X, Hope Summers, Team base Avengers/X-Men||Cable, Lei-Kung, White Phoenix Hope, Phoenixbuster Iron Man||Dark Phoenix Cyclops||Marvel||December 2013|
|War of Light||Power Battery (Green Lantern Corps) & Green Lantern Constructs, Rond Vidar, Guy Gardner, John Stewart, Jade, Kyle Raynor, Simon Baz||Larfleeze, Arkillo, Saint Walker, Atrocitus, Indigo-1, Star Sapphire||Nekron||DC||June 2014|
|Age of Ultron||Avengers Round Table & Id Cards Hulk, Thor, Captain America, & Iron Man||Grandmaster, Graviton, High Evolutionary and Kang the Conqueror||Quinjet||Marvel||June 2015|
|Days of Future Past||Wolverine, Colossus and Storm "Wanted poster" ID cards||Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers and Magneto "Wanted poster" ID cards||Tri-Sentinel||Marvel||August - October 2018|
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.
|DC Comics||Hypertime||September 2002||Retired|
|DC Comics||Cosmic Justice||June 2003||Retired|
|DC Comics||Unleashed||March 2004||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||Retired|
|DC Comics||Origin||February 2007||Retired|
|DC Comics||Legion of Super-Heroes||June 2007||Retired|
|DC Comics||Justice League||September 2007||Retired|
|DC Comics||Crisis[Note 1]||February 2008||Retired|
|DC Comics||Batman: Alpha[Note 2]||June 2008||Retired|
|DC Comics||Arkham Asylum||October 2008||Retired|
|DC Comics||Brave and the Bold||April 2010||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||Retired|
|DC Comics||"The Dark Knight Rises"||July 2012||Retired|
|DC Comics||The New 52 Justice League||August 2012||Retired|
|DC Comics||"DC Heroclix 10th Anniversary"||September 2012||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Batman"||November 2012||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Streets of Gotham"||December 2012||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Teen Titans"||May 2013||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Classic Batman"||September 2013||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Superman and the Legion of Superheroes"||February 2014||Retired|
|DC Comics||"The Flash"||October 15, 2014||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Trinity War"||February 2015||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Superman/Wonder Woman"||November 4, 2015||Retired|
|DC Comics||"World's Finest"||February 10, 2016||Retired|
|DC Comics||"Batman vs Superman"||February 10, 2016||Retired|
|DC Comics||"The Joker's Wild"||November 2016||Active|
|DC Comics||"Wonder Woman"||April 2017||Active|
|DC Comics||"Elseworlds"||July 2017||Active|
|DC Comics||"Harley Quinn and the Gotham Girls"||November 2017||Active|
|DC Comics||"Batman: The Animated Series"||July 2018||Active|
|Independent Publishers||Indy||October 2003||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Infinity Challenge||May 2002||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Clobberin' Time||November 2002||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Xplosion||March 2003||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Critical Mass||December 2003||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Universe||May 2004||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Ultimates||June 2004||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||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Hammer of Thor||November 18, 2009[Note 7]||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||Web of Spider-Man||September 2010||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||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Galactic Guardians"||April 11, 2012[Note 9]||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"The Avengers Movie Set"||April 18, 2012||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Chaos War"[Note 10]||July 2012||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Marvel Heroclix 10th Anniversary"||September 2012||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Amazing Spider-Man"||February 2013||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Wolverine and the X-Men"||August 21, 2013||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Invincible Iron Man"||November 20, 2013||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Deadpool"||May 2014||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Guardians of the Galaxy"||August 2014||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Avengers Assemble"||May 5, 2015||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."||August 2015||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Uncanny X-Men"||May 2016||Retired|
|Marvel Comics||"Superior Foes of Spider-Man"||August 2016||Active|
|Marvel Comics||"Deadpool and X-Force"||March 2017||Active|
|Marvel Comics||"Avengers/Defenders War"||May 2017||Active|
|Marvel Comics||"What If?"||June 2017||Active|
|Marvel Comics||"The Mighty Thor"||August 2017||Active|
|Marvel Comics||"X-Men: Xavier's School"||February 2018||Active|
|Marvel Comics||"Avengers Infinity"||May 2018||Active|
|Mirage Studios||"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"||April 2016||Retired|
|Mirage Studios||"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Heroes in a Half Shell||October 2016||Active|
|Mirage Studios||"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Shredder's Return||February 2017||Active|
|Mirage Studios||"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles": Unplugged||June 2018||Active|
|Star Trek||Star Trek Heroclix: Away Team: The Original Series||December 2017||Active|
Non-Super Hero series
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 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.
|Assassin's Creed||"Assassin's Creed"||October 2012||Active|
|BioShock||"BioShock Infinite"||June 2013||Active|
|DOTA 2||"DOTA 2"||November 2013||Active|
|Gears of War||"Gears of War 3||August 2011||Active|
|Iron Maiden||"Iron Maiden"||May 2013||Active|
|Lone Ranger||"Lone Ranger"||November 2013||Active|
|Mage Knight||"Mage Knight: Resurrection"||August 2013||Active|
|Middle-Earth||Lord of the Rings||December 2011||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||August 2011||Active|
|Street Fighter||"Unnamed Street Fighter Set"||TBD||Active|
Action Packs, Starter Sets etc.
At times, the HeroClix producers 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 Pack", "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.
|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||No||Yes||No||No|
|DC Heroclix: Anti-Monitor Action Pack||Anti-Monitor, Qwardian Thunderer, Shadow Demon||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||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||None||None||None||None|
|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||Yes||Yes||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
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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.
|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 80 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 Incredible Hulk" series|
|Loki holding the Cosmic Cube, Odin, Red Skull||Chase||Unknown ratio in boosters for "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
|DC: Collateral Damage||Krypto||217|
|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
|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|
- 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). 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.
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
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.
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
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. NECA later released a set called "Star Trek Heroclix: Away Team", which contained the crew members from the J. J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek movie in theaters at the 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.
In 2013 NECA began producing a separate line of HeroClix based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. Inspired by the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, figures from this set feature a new game mechanic called trap/spell. Figures with the trap/spell mechanic have a trap and spell click on their dials that have distinct effects, and the chosen click is hidden from an opponent by turning the base face-down using SwitchClix technology. In 2014 the Yu-Gi-Oh! Heroclix: Battle of the Millennium Organized Play event was announced to span over 6 months with participation prizes and a grand prize, using a similar format as the Marvel and DC Organized Play events.
- Originally solicited as "Teen Titans"
- Batman Alpha is a separate game from standard Heroclix, but the figures are legal in normal HeroClix play.
- Included a selection of DC characters and special tie-in figures to the Brightest Day Comic book event.
- Gravity Feed set, companion to Green Lantern Fast Forces set.
- Two version of Galactus were released. This is the 2004 version of Galactus.
- Two version of Galactus were released. This is the 2007 version of Galactus.
- The initial piece - Thor's Mighty Chariot - released at San Diego Comic-Con International August 2008
- The "Gravity Feed" set released June 2011
- A "Micro Set" was released on March 21, 2012
- Originally titled Mighty Avengers
- All depicted as members of the various "emotion spectrum" Lantern Corps.
- These characters look as they appeared in the Brightest Day comic series.
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