WizKids is Back as a subsidiary of NECA!
No solid word yet on the future of HorrorClix, but the fact that it is mentioned in the press release (below) bodes well. Now IS the time to write or call NECA and let them know you are still interested in HorrorClix product! Now that they fully own HorrorClix and the clix patent itself, they are in a perfect position to combine it with the many horror related licenses they have, such as: Ghostbusters, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem, Alien, American Psycho, The Crow, Hellraiser, Childs Play 3, Friday the 13th, Halloween (both Rob Zombie's and John Carpenter's), Gremlins, The Exorcist, House of 1000 Corpses, Devil's Rejects, Cult Classics, Grindhouse, SAW, Shaun of the Dead, Seed of Chucky, Sweeney Todd, Nightmare on Elm Street, the Universal Monsters, and two versions of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
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Here's NECA's latest press release:
NECA Acquires WizKids Assets from Topps
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc. (NECA) has purchased the majority of the assets of WizKids, Inc. from The Topps Company, Inc., including the award-winning Clix family of games, which includes HeroClix, ActionClix, HorrorClix and SportsClix. NECA will also acquire the WizKids brand, the Pocketmodel Game family of games, including the Pirates of the Crimson Coast, Pirates of the Spanish Main and Pirates of the Cursed Seas games, and the Mage Knight line of games.
The assets of WizKids that were purchased by NECA have been transferred to a wholly owned NECA subsidiary operating out of its offices in Hillside, New Jersey, which will operate under the WizKids name.
Clix pioneered the collectible miniature category and HeroClix has been the leading collectible game in the comic genre since its 2002 debut, due to its innovative game platform and deep collection of characters from the respective worlds of Marvel and DC Comics. NECA will continue the successful HeroClix product lines from powerhouse brands DC Comics and Marvel.
The Pocketmodel Game family of games includes the Pirates of the Cursed Seas PocketModel Trading Card Game, which is the latest in the successful line of Pirates card games that has run since selling out its first run in 2004.
“WizKids has created the best games within the collectible miniature and constructible genres and NECA is proud to help continue this great legacy,” said Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA. “The HeroClix engine is the envy of the industry and many companies have attempted to emulate it without success. We’re thrilled to deliver HeroClix to the gamers.”
NECA has hired Lax Chandra, who ran the WizKids subsidiary for The Topps Company, to be the President of NECA’s newly formed subsidiary, which will operate under the WizKids name. Former WizKids employees Chas Delong, Wade Sugiyama and Mike Elliott have also been brought on to help with the transition.
In the coming days and weeks, the new WizKids company will make further announcements about upcoming release plans.
For further information and updates, visit www.necaonline.com.
Often predicted, finally true - For better or worse, WizKids Games is no more. They've finally crumbled under the weight of far too many bad decisions.
But HorrorClix lives on!
This website may not be getting new information added very often, but it's also not going away any time soon. And there's still all kinds of new HorrorClix information and news added in the HorrorClix Forums on a regular basis.
The HorrorClix Monster Database isn't going anywhere either. It allows you to search for monsters, plot twist cards, even powers based on pretty much whatever you wish to search by.
So whether you're new to the game or have been here since the beginning feel free to look around and use whatever you find. Then be sure to join the discussion over at the only place left to talk HorrorClix!