It’s been some time since the first information circulated that NECA (The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc.) was sniffing around to pick up the assets from WizKids.  The speculation became fact as the company announced it as purchased the majority of WizKids’ assets, including the Clix line, which includes HeroClix, ActionClix, HorrorClix, and SportsClix.

“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.”

To help the Clix line move forward, NECA has also hired Lax Chandra, who ran WizKids for Topps, to serve as the President of NECA’s WizKids subsidiary.

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Stephen Schleicher

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3 Comments

  1. September 15, 2009 at 10:38 am — Reply

    I had heard rumors about this a little while back, good to hear that the game won’t be disappearing.

    I collected quite an army of DC and Marvel back when they first started releasing them. I only played a privately with a few friends, but I did enjoy just collecting them for display. Although I don’t have any right now, I might have to see if they look good enough to collect again.

  2. Jacin B
    September 15, 2009 at 11:49 am — Reply

    As a formerly die-hard ‘Clix player, I’m glad to hear that someone has picked them up. I’m hoping that the fiasco with Topps didn’t kill them and that they can catch lightning in a bottle again.

  3. Bob
    September 15, 2009 at 7:21 pm — Reply

    This is great news! I wasn’t overly impressed with the Chariot of Thor, but really looking forward to some of the figs “rumored” to be in the Hammer of Thor set coming in November (fingers crossed)!

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