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Kaijudo Elite Series: Horde of Onslaught, Out Today!

Kaijudo LogoToday, Wizards of the Coast announced the release of Kaijudo Elite Series: Horde of Onslaught.

This Elite Series deck flashes its might in all gold foil! For the first time ever the cards in the set are printed with a premium treatment to include metallic gold borders. This event-ready 40-card deck features popular cards that are used frequently in the competitive scene. In addition, the set offers shiny versions of older cards and three brand new cards!

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2014 Wizkids Open Announced

wizkids open 2014Today, Wizkids announced the first annual Wizkids Open tournament, to be held at participating retail locations across the U.S. this fall. Featuring some of the hottest games of the year, including Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men, HeroClix, and Star Trek Attack Wing, players will compete in head-to-head battles to earn glory, exclusive prizes and their rightful place in the 2015 National Championships.

The WizKids Open is WizKids’ first ever officially sponsored regional gaming event. This year’s event will be hosted at seven stores, spanning from coast to coast. Most will support regional championships for HeroClix, Dice Masters and Attack Wing as well as smaller events and the ability to buy product that was typically only available for purchase from conventions.

Each location will be offering for-sale exclusive items and awarding special participation prizes to players as well as providing the opportunity to compete with the best players in their area.

The turn out and success of this inaugural event will determine if this will indeed be a yearly thing. There’s also a possbility for other stores to join in in future ones based on their event registration participation, the number of events held, product ordered, their history of running these types of events, and generally how the store is laid out. They are also working on expanding this for international stores as well.

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SDCC 2014: Upper Deck’s Appearance Will Be Legendary!

San Diego Comic-Con is under way and things are already buzzing. Upper Deck is heading to the show and you can find them at booth #307 in Lobby A with a variety of promotions exclusive for the convention.

As Upper Deck prepares to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with a new line of trading card products, the company will make four different promotional bags available to attendees for $10 each or $40 for all four. Each bag includes an exclusive San Diego Comic Con Hello Kitty promotional card and figure celebrating the pop icon through the decades – 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s – along with an Upper Deck Hello Kitty figure pack! Fans who purchase all four bags will also get a San Diego Comic Con exclusive black sparkle figure as a gift with purchase! Bags are limited to just 250 per day and will sell out! Additionally there will be a variety of Upper Deck Hello Kitty products for sale at show specials and free Hello Kitty temporary tattoos distributed to all fans. Even Hello Kitty herself will be making an appearance at the Upper Deck booth for photo opportunities with fans on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and again on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The core comic fans however will love to check out the latest from Upper Deck on the gaming side of the business with the company’s popular Legendary™ deck building game available for purchase and to just check out. Key staff involved in the game development will be on-hand to discuss and share details on upcoming expansions of the game.

One of the most exciting opportunities for comic fans however will come on Friday and Saturday when renowned artist Joe Jusko will be appearing LIVE at the Upper Deck booth to sign free oversized cards featuring his artwork for a future product release. Joe Jusko will appear Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additionally, artist Neal Adams will be signing some of his Upper Deck artwork at his booth in “Artist Alley,” so we encourage fans to drop in to check that out as well!

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SDCC 2014: You Can Now Pilot a Pacific Rim Jaeger Courtesy of Occulus VR

Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot is the next evolution of the thrilling universe Legendary is creating with director Guillermo del Toro. Created by the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, the attraction delivers a new benchmark in virtual reality experiences as fans will step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator and experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-foot robot. Created with original film assets from Industrial Light & Magic and developed within Unreal Engine 4, Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot provides a thrilling first-person battle between Gipsy Danger and the kaiju codenamed Knifehead.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Comes to Disney Infinity Playset

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but the Guardians of the Galaxy will be coming to the next version of Disney Infinity 2.0, the video game/toy hybrid. The game’s launch has been heavy on the Marvel with numerous figures popping up in the lead up and push before its release.

I can hear the cash being printed now…

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D&D Icons of the Realm Starter Set Available Now!

d&d icons of the realmsWizKids Games‘ inaugural set of Icons of the Realms, based on the iconic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast, arrived in stores starting yesterday!

This Icons of the Realms Starter Set is the perfect supplement to the brand new Starter Set for the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game.  These figures correspond to the 5 pregenerated characters found in the Starter Set and are also  some of the most iconic characters classes and races from the Dungeons & Dragons universe, including the dwarf cleric, human ranger, Halfling rogue, Northlands fighter, and elf wizard.  As an added bonus this set also includes the famous drow ranger, Drizzt Do’Urden.

On top of this set, Wizkids in August will also be releasing Icons of the Realms Tyranny of Dragons boosters. The set will be released in 4 figure blind booster packs, and will be inspired by the Tyranny of Dragons storyline. Figures included will be dragons, kobold fighters, bugbears, wraiths, mind flayers, and more iconic characters. That set will be released in August.

Magic 2015 available today on Steam, Xbox 360, Android, and Kindle!

Magic 2015 - campaign logoFollowing last week’s launch on iPad, Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers is available today on PC (via Steam), Xbox 360, Android (via Google Play), and Kindle Fire!  Additionally, the game will launch on Xbox One later this summer.

Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers challenges players to “Hunt Bigger Game” and confront the deadliest hunter in the Magic Multiverse – Garruk Wildspeaker. Players must attempt to stop Garruk as he turns his instincts away from beasts of the wild to a new quarry – you, his fellow Planeswalker. New this year to the latest installment of Duels of the Planeswalkers is the introduction of a full deck-building experience, allowing fans to customize their style of play like never before.

The release of the paper Magic 2015 Core Set is set for this Friday, July 18. The Magic 2015 set contains 14 cards developed by some of the most brilliant, creative minds behind popular games, including George Fan (Plants vs. Zombies), Notch (Minecraft), and Rob Pardo (World of Warcraft), along with a card designed by the Magic fan community. Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers will feature eight of the designer cards.

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