NECA/Wizkids Announces First Six Marvel Universe Super Heroes to Join TabApp Line-up

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Posted in: HeroClix, News And Announcements, Press Releases- May 30, 2012 1 Comment

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—May 29, 2012—This fall, Wizkids, game creator and wholly owned subsidiary of NECA, is enabling fans and players to unlock the wondrous world of HeroClix directly from their iPad devices, and have today announced the inclusion of Marvel Universe Super Heroes within the HeroClix TabApp™.

Seamlessly integrating physical HeroClix miniatures from several Marvel lines, HeroClix TabApp™ will feature stylistic versions of Marvel Universe Super Heroes Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, Cyclops and Iceman, the six original Marvel HeroClix series one figures, at launch.

As Jamie Kampel, Director of Licensing, Marvel, explains, “We’re excited to partner with NECA on this brand new interactive toy. The HeroClix game has been hugely successful with Marvel and the HeroClix TabApp will further engage core fans and create a new entry point for consumers.”

Coinciding with the release of the new app, Marvel HeroClix TabApp™ miniatures will hit shelves of participating comic and hobby retailers this October.

HeroClix TabApp™ is the ultimate portable HeroClix play experience. Utilizing figure recognition technology, HeroClix TabApp™ combines physical HeroClix miniatures with your iPad and offers exciting combat experiences in detailed virtual arenas.

For more information on HeroClix TabApp™, visit www.heroclixtabapp.com.

Visit NECA/Wizkids at Licensing Expo 2012, June 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV. To discuss business opportunities or schedule an appointment to meet in person, please contact shannonp@necaonline.com.

About Wizkids

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.

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