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Knight Models Releases a Bat-Mite Gen Con 2017 Exclusive

Gen Con is not too far in the future with the “best four days of gaming” taking place August 17 to August 20 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Knight Models has revealed a convention exclusive… Bat-Mite which will be playable in both their DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game.

The strictly limited edition miniature will only be available at Gen Con 2017, so get it while it’s hot! The game company hasn’t yet said which booths will be selling the figure.

Knight Models adds Wonder Woman, Amazons, Martian Manhunter, Dr. Fate, & Parliament of Owls

Knight Models has revealed their June releases that are now available for pre-order for their DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game. The games gets some releases that are usuable for each as well as some specific.

Available for both games is a new Wonder Woman figure on a horse, as well as Amazons of Themyscira. Also available are Wonder Woman markers.

The DC Universe Miniature Game adds Martian Manhunter and Dr. Fate to its line-up.

For the Batman Miniature Game the third gang release for the Court of Owls is out, The Parliament of Owls will give you even more options.

Knight Models Adds Superman, Lexcorp, and Doomsday to their DC and Batman Miniature Games

Knight Models has revealed new miniatures for their DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game.

Superman joins the DC Universe Miniature Game with a version that allows you to make the traditional character as well as Kingdom Come and Red Son. Also, for those that pre-order Superman before May 30th, they’ll receive a free World’s Finest Card that teams Superman up with Batman.

The DC Universe Miniature Game also gets some villains in the form of General Zod, Faora, and Nam-Ek, as well as Doomsday. The game also gets some markers to go along with your Red Son Superman.

The World’s Finest team up is also the company’s first Battle Pack! Battle Packs are bite-sized expansions for the Batman Miniature Game, containing new crews, rules, traits, and options. Battle Pack add even more depth to your favorite tabletop game, allowing you to explore alternative timelines, character variants and stories from the archives of Batman, his allies, and his enemies.

The rules presented in this Battle Pack are completely official. Remember, however, that models of the Legend rank may not be allowed in organized play games, such as a Batmatch, unless specified otherwise.

In this Battle Pack you will find new rules representing the characters and events from the iconic World’s Finest mini-series. Here you will find new character cards, representing two powerful teams for the Batman Miniature Game, as well as all the special rules you need to use them.

The Batman Miniature Game gets a new gang with the LexCorp Industries pack as well as the LexCorp Heavy Trooper. The gang also gets some markers to help you keep track of things.

You can order all of them now.

Knight Models Reveals Darkseid, Parademons, Shazam, Professor Pyg, and Falcones for DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game

Knight Models has revealed the latest releases for its DC Universe Miniature Game and Batman Miniature Game.

The DC Universe Miniature Game gets some villains and a new hero. Darkseid, Parademons, and Shazam make their debut. The Parademons come in a three figure set, one of which can be used in the Batman Miniature Game. Shazam is level 15, Parademons are each level 6, and Darkseid is a monstrous level 25. The game also gets a spray template to use during gameplay.

The Batman Miniature Game gets two new gangs and one figure to go with one of them. Professor Pyg & the Dollotrons features four figures, the Falcone Crime Family features Carmine Falcone and three other mob members, and Alberto Falcone rounds out the new releases.

Check out the images of the figures below and pre-order them today.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day tomorrow. What’s everyone excited for? Sound off in the comments below.

While you decide on that, here’s some comic news from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

ICv2 – Marvel’s Problem Isn’t Diversity — It’s Much Bigger (And It’s Not Just Marvel’s Problem) – An interesting read.

CBR – Batman & Harley Quinn Animated Film’s Voice Cast, Villains Revealed – Solid cast.

Tabletop Gaming News – Mantic Running The Walking Dead Special April Offer – A pretty great offer for Walking Dead and board game fans.

Kotaku – In Their War With The Wall Street Journal, Top YouTubers Just Played Themselves – Sigh. People will ignore reality and create their own.

Newsarama – What Exactly Is Marvel’s Secret Empire ‘Hydra Takeover?’ – Both intriguing and disturbing.

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.

Knight Models Releases Riddler, Emperor Penguin, Green Lantern, Sinestro, and more!

Knight Models has revealed its February releases for their Batman Miniature Game and DC Universe Miniature Game.

The Batman Miniature Game sees a lot of villains added with five releases including a whole new game. As we’ve already covered, The Riddler gets a crew sporting more of a classic look for the character and his thugs. Joining the Riddler and his crew is Quelle, a rather obscure character that appeared in just two issues. Electrocutioner gets a figure as well. The character has seen a few itterations and this design looks to be based off of Batman: Arkham Origins. In the comics he debuted in Detective Comics #644 in 1992. Emperor Penguin makes his debut in the game. The character debuted in Detective Comics Vol. 2 #13 in 2012. Finally for the game, Harley Quinn gets a new set of thugs to add to her gang.

The DC Universe Miniature game gets two releases adding some more cosmic with one superhero and one villain. The Justice League get a new member, as well as the Green Lantern Corp, with the debut of Green Lantern. This version is clearly Hal Jordan, and I’d expect more Lanterns to be released in the future. What’s a hero without his main villain? Sinestro also debuts in the game. Not only can he be a part of the villains, but it also looks like we’ll be seeing a Sinestro Corp down the line as well.

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Knight Models Reveals The Riddler Gang and Quelle for the Batman Miniature Game

After a teaser earlier this year, Knight Models has revealed a brand new release for their Batman Miniature Game. The Riddler gets a new sculpt and gang (and with that new rules and statistics). Unlike previous releases, this version is more like the classic design of the DC Comics’ character.

Along with the Riddler and his gang is Quelle a rather obscure character. Quelle has appeared in just two issues debuting in Harley Quinn #6 back in May 2001.

Quelle, real name Josette, was an old family friend of the Waynes who agrees to aid the Riddler when her family loses money due to poor investments. Quelle’s role was to distract Bruce Wayne at a charity fundraiser but due to a lot of interference, the Riddler gang bolts abandoning Quelle.

Check out the images of the figures and statistics below.

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DC Comics HeroClix: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Convention Exclusive!

WizKids has announced their plans for the upcoming 2017 WizKids National Championships as well as an exciting reveal of the DC Comics HeroClix: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Convention Exclusive Set. This year, there will be numerous National Championships around the globe where players can win limited edition prizes, purchase convention exclusives figures, and qualify for the 2017 WizKids World Championship, to be held at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio.

For the first time, HeroClix fans will be able to bring The Greatest of All Time to the tabletop with the DC Comics HeroClix: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali Convention Exclusive Set! This special HeroClix set that will only be available at events on or after April 1st.

In 1978, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali proved that he truly was the Greatest of All Time by defeating the strongest man on Earth – Superman – in the pages of DC Comics’ historic Superman vs. Muhammad Ali issue. Far from a grudge match, this battle would ultimately set the two up to save the planet from an alien invasion, ending in the proclamation “WE are the greatest!”

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