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For Knight Models, Harry Potter Beats Marvel as the Marvel Universe Miniature Game is No More

knight-models-logoAfter weeks of speculation Knight Models announced this morning they would no longer be making products based on characters from the Marvel Universe.

5 years ago the company launched their flagship Batman Miniature Game which eventually got a “Marvel” expansion to include Spider-Man and his villains. In February 2016 the company expanded their Marvel offerings by launching the Marvel Universe Miniature Game. The 35mm miniature game allowed you to put together a team of heroes or villains to battle it out on the tabletop. That game was followed by the DC Universe Miniature Game which, by using the same rules set, allowed gamers to put Marvel vs DC and mix and match as they pleased. In recent months the company has teased a new miniature game based on Harry Potter (Potter’s parent company Warner Bros. also owns DC Comics), as well as released new miniatures based on DC Comics characters. No new Marvel miniatures have been released in recent months leading to speculation.

Today on their Facebook page they wrote:

This is going to be a year full of changes and new projects at Knight Models.

Our company was founded in 2008 and began working with Marvel Entertainment Inc. licensed products by designing and manufacturing high quality miniatures of its most famous heroes and villains for collectors and painters. Later, we expanded that relationship and created the Universe Miniature Game and its range of gaming miniatures.

Our long entrepreneurial relationship with Marvel has been incredible, and working on such a gratifying project for so many years, developing those characters that we love so much, has made us very happy. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

Knight Models will no longer make products based on the Marvel Universe licence.

It has been a difficult decision, as many hours of work, effort and excitement were invested in this licence. But we consider that our business must follow another path.

We would like to thank the teams at Disney and Marvel Entertainment Inc. for allowing us to create such wonderful products. We also want to thank you, our followers, for your support.

Our investment in our superheroes lines, however, continues with the DC Universe Miniature Game and, of course, our flagship Batman Miniature Game – these lines will continue to be developed, and we’re incredibly excited for the future of these lines, as well as forthcoming projects. The Batman Miniature Game has become a cornerstone in miniature skirmish gaming. The successful launch of the Suicide Squad game box has allowed us to invest even further in the game’s future, and grow our wonderful gaming community.

This year we celebrate the Batman Miniature Game’s 5th Anniversary, and we’re doing so in style, with some very special anniversary products and brand new expansions, starting with the Arkham Knight campaign book, with more great new content to follow.

Of course, it cannot have escaped the community’s attention that Knight Models will soon be launching another big licenced product. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Warner Bros. over the following years, and enter the fantastic, magical universe of Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Miniature Game will be a culmination of the team’s hard work and dedication to creating a true quality gaming experience, and we look forward to launching some of the most spectacular miniatures to accompany it. We hope that you’ll enjoy this new project as much as we have working on it!

ALL Marvel characters have been removed from the Knight Models website, not giving individuals time to stock up on items that have yet to purchase. The abruptness of the product removal has led many to speculate the Marvel license was not renewed. This also means the stock that exists out in the wild is limited so expect prices to rise quickly.

The reaction from the community has been mixed, partially due to the company’s decision, partially due to how they handled the announcement, and partially due to their censoring posts on their Facebook page.

We’ll continue to follow the story as it develops and bring you further news as Knight Models announces new releases.

The Marvel Universe Miniature Game Adds the Dark Avengers, Dr. Doom, and the Thing!

It’s been around a little over two months since Knight Model‘s last release for the Marvel Universe Miniature Game. The game publisher has announced three new releases today and two are pretty shocking! The game gets some more much-needed villains and one of the members of the Fantastic Four, a whole lot of support for the Avengers faction!

It should be no surprise that Dr. Doom is coming to the game, and at level 11 he will likely have entire teams built around him. With abilities to prevent ranged attacks, teleport, and more, he’s every bit the powerful villain he should be.

Marvel Universe Miniature Game Dr. Doom

What’s Dr. Doom without the Fantastic Four to stop him? The Thing is now available to bring to your team. He’s as tough as you’d expect. Can the rest of the FF be far behind?

Marvel Universe Miniature Game The Thing

The Dark Avengers are ready to take on all comers! Composing of Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn), Ares, Sentry, and Ms. Marvel, this is a superhero team made up of villains. Not one I expected to see in the game, and definitely not this early.

Marvel Universe Miniature Game Dark Avengers

All of the models are available for order now!

Iron Man Hulkbuster, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, & Sabretooth come to Marvel Universe Miniature Game

Knight Models has unveiled its latest releases for their Marvel Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game. The Marvel Universe Miniature Game gets some much-needed “bad guys” with two releases, plus a figure that was teased in images last month.

The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants make their debut along with Sabretooth. The Brotherhood consists of Magneto, Pyro, Toad, and Lady Mastermind. Also debuting is Iron Man Hulkbuster MK44 which is just in time to take on last month’s Hulk release.

You can order all of the figures now.

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Knight Models Reveals the Hulk, Jean Grey, Emma Frost, and the Joker with Robots

Knight Models today revealed the next set of releases for their Batman Miniature Game and Marvel Universe Miniature Game.

For the Batman Miniature Game, the company has already revealed Carrie Kelley and the Sons of Batman and a new Oliver Queen. Today we also finally get to see Joker & Robotic Dolls from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

Batman Miniature Game Joker & Robotic DollsThe Marvel Universe Miniature Game also gets three new releases. Jean Grey, Emma Frost, and the Hulk!

Batman Miniature Game Emma Frost Batman Miniature Game Jean Grey Batman Miniature Game HulkYou can purchase all of them now!

Around the Tubes

KABOOM_StevenUniverse_v1_TPIt’s a new comic book day tomorrow and we’ll have our picks in a few hours. Until then, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The ComiChron – May 2016 comics sales estimates online; DC Rebirth tops 235k in orders – For those into estimated sales numbers.

Tales of a Tabletop Skirmisher – Official Marvel Universe Errata and FAQ 2.0 – If you’re playing the game like us, this will be helpful!

Tech Times – How Telltale’s Batman Can Stand Out From Rocksteady’s ‘Arkham’ Series – Agree? Disagree?

CBR – The Mission: The Power of Superman, Beyond Death and Rebirth – Joe is always a must read!

CBR – ‘San Andreas’ Director Bringing BOOM’s ‘Malignant Man’ to Film with Creator James Wan  – Congrats.

CBLDF – Lesbian Flirtation Edited Out of Steven Universe in Sweden – Sigh.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comics Beat – 5,000 Kilometers Per Second

Emma Frost, Jean Grey, and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants up next for Knight Model’s Marvel Universe Miniature Game

Knight Models has begun rolling out their previews of the next releases for their Marvel Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game. While the game company has teased one release so far, we don’t officially know what else we should expect for the two games.

Except we’ve got the scoop of releases, though not images of the miniatures.

One of the consistent complaints about the Marvel Universe Miniature Game is the lack of villains to play. That looks to be changing as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants will be joining the game. We don’t know who will be making up the team… yet. Also joining the Brotherhood in release is some times villain, some times hero Emma Frost (expect her to be playable with both good and evil factions), and Jean Grey. That’s a whole lot of X-Men!

We’ll be on the lookout when official images of the models are released.

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Knight Models Shows of Starfire, Kid Flash, Black Canary, Ravager, Nightcrawler, Hawkeye, and Vision

Knight Models has revealed the new miniatures up for pre-order for their Batman Miniature Game and Marvel Universe Miniature Game. The Batman Miniature Game is seeing four new releases while the Marvel Universe Miniature Game is receiving three.

Hot on the heals of “The Flash and Arrow” expansion, Kid Flash is getting a model. He comes with the ability “Vibration Wave” which forces characters around him to take an agility test or get knocked down. He also takes advantage of the new “Speed Force” rules as well.

Knight Models Batman Miniature Game Kid FlashStafire makes her debut with a beautifully dynamite miniature. She’s a flyer who can help you with your offensive capabilities.

Knight Models Batman Miniature Game StarfireClose combat, and hate for Green Arrow and the law, can be yours with Ravager.

Knight Models Batman Miniature Game RavagerThe Batman Animated Series line of figures gets a new addition with Black Canary and her Canary Cry. The figure continues to capture the look of the animated series and is a great addition to the line.

Knight Models Batman Miniature Game Batman Animated Series Black CanaryOver for the Marvel Universe Miniature Game….

The Avengers get a new member with Hawkeye. The level 6 character comes armed with a bunch of trick arrows for you to use on the attack.

Knight Models Marvel Universe Miniature Game HawkeyeThe X-Men get some quick movement with Nightcrawler. The level 5 character allows you to move anywhere on the table with his Bampf! Brimstone smell not included.

Knight Models Marvel Universe Miniature Game NightcrawlerFinally the Avengers get another team member with Vision who at level 8 will absorb damage to his nearby teammates and the heal.

Knight Models Marvel Universe Miniature Game The VisionThe pre-order runs until May 26 at which point they’ll be shipped out to folks.

Knight Models Puts up Pre-Orders for The Flash, Zoom, Gambit, Groot and More!

Knight Models‘ may is going to be a busy one. After teasing for quite some time the month will see the release of their expansion for the Batman Miniature Game, “The Flash and Arrow.” Those who pre-order the expansion book will also get a limited edition Black Flash. There’s also two version of the book, one is a limited edition hardcover only available online.

But, it’s not just expansion books being released, there’s lots of models too. The Flash, Zoom, Hawkman, Batman the Animated Series Green Arrow, Batman the Animated Series Batgirl, Deadshot, and Captain Boomerang will all be released for the Batman Miniature game.

Also being released are a Batman Dice Set, Joker Dice Set, and templates for spray and vehicle turns.

The Marvel Universe Miniature Game also gets two new releases in the form of Gambit and Groot!

Pre-orders will be up until April 29 with shipping estimated for May 5.

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Marvel Universe Miniature Game Contents

I’m super excited for Knight Model‘s upcoming Marvel Universe Miniature Game which will allow us to pit some of Marvel’s most popular characters against each other on the tabletop. We’ve know what would be a part of the first release for some time, but Knight Models has now released a better look at what comes in the first starter sets.

Knight Models has released new images with a better look at the miniatures, the rulebook and how the characters cards will be packed (the same as their Batman Miniature Game).

Can’t wait!

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