WizKids has posted a new video on their YouTube account which shows the opening of two bricks (cases) of the Flash Heroclix set. It’s pretty amazing because it gives us our first looks at some of the figures, and is also the first confirmation of some of the figures’ existence. We now know that the Rival, XS, Tornado Twins, the first Trickster, and Dr Alchemy will be in the set, for example. And some of the Heroclix (such as Tar Pit, Zoom, and others) had only been seen before in a single blurry photo. The video is about twenty minutes long, but is well worth watching.
The first part of the set will be released on October 22, and the rest will become available in mid-November. I’m really looking forward to it!
So in anticipation of the upcoming Flash-themed HeroClix set aptly named, The Flash, HeroClix.com has began previewing some of the updated dials and new characters that we will be seeing come November. First up we have a new version of Barry Allen based on his interpretation in the New 52:
Do you remember the Heroclix Flash set which was covered here a few days ago? It turns out that I should have been checking back every day, because WizKids added new ones for each day of SDCC. In addition to the ones we already saw, we now have a glimpse at Savitar, Abra Kadabra, an unpainted figure of the Shade, and New 52 Pied Piper. Also, somebody managed to find a tiny ad for the set which showed either Professor Zoom or Zoom. So there’s an interesting mix of New 52 and pre-reboot characters in this set, as well as some non-Flashverse characters like Flashpoint Deathstroke and the Authority. You can see more photos of these and some Marvel Heroclix at Crittohit.
While we’re here, there’s another collectible set I wanted to mention. Originally, the Flashpoint Professor Zoom and Batman paperweights were going to be an online exclusive, and then the company said they’d be sold at SDCC. And the busts were indeed sold as SDCC exclusives, but they’re now apparently available through Previews as well. So if you had some interest in them but despaired about getting them from SDCC, you can seemingly order them via your local comic shop. They cost $50 at SDCC, and my comic shop owner said the price will probably be the same if you get it through Previews.
Anyone planning to pick these things up? Are there any other Flashverse characters you’re hoping to see announced in the Heroclix set? There will doubtlessly be more to come.
Along with Toy Fair, San Diego Comic-Con is known for being one of the major showcases of upcoming toys and statues. This year has been no different, giving fans some sneak peeks at several Flash-related figures.
There’s a truly amazing 1:6 scale Flash figure coming out from Sideshow Collectibles. I don’t think the release date or price (Sideshow tends to have high-end products which are priced accordingly) have been announced yet, but it’s awfully tempting. There will also be a Green Lantern, Superman, and Batman released in the same line, and you can see some more photos here.
So a couple days ago Wizkids announced via ICV2 their very first exclusively Flash-themed HeroClix set. The Flash is scheduled for release in the Fall and Wizkids is going all out for this set. Not only will we be getting a standard 68 piece set, we can also look forward to a 24 piece Primer Gravity Feed set featuring rare and unique sculpts (kind of a sneak peek/sampler) and a 6 piece Fast Forces set spotlighting the Rogues to kick things off. Take a look after the jump.