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WizKids Announces New Product Offerings for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering Which Includes Action Figures


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Wizkids has issued a new press release about them doing products for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering from Wizards of the Coast. In the press release it mentions them doing action figures for these properties.

If you aren't familiar, Wizkids is part of NECA Toys and Wizards of the Coast is owned by Hasbro. In recent weeks we have been seeing Hasbro licensing many of their brands like Transformers, G.I. Joe and Power Rangers out to other toy companies such as Super7, Threezero, Icon Heroes, Diamond Select Toys and Mezco. Now it looks like we can add Wizkids/NECA to that group.


Wizkids while known for their gaming miniatures for such lines as Heroclix is not know for doing action figures.

 

So we reached out to the folks at Wizkids just to clarify what we saw in the press release, that they in fact were going to be branching out doing actual action figures for these two properties. There response was:
 

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While we do offer miniatures, we will also be releasing full-fledged action figures as well.



Now they wouldn't give me any other specific details on these figures like what scale, how much articulation, or what exact figures they will be doing. I know whenever the topic of D&D action figures comes up, the first comments I see from readers is they want to see figures based on the classic 80's Dungeons & Dragons animated series. I tend to doubt animated series figures will be the primary focus here, nor do I know if those are even a possibility with this licensing deal.
 

Wizkids tells me more specific details about all their upcoming Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering products including the actions figures will be revealed soon. For now check out the entire press release below:

PRESS RELEASE:

WizKids, the premier manufacturer of premium pre-painted miniatures and tabletop games, today announced expansions to its vast product lines for both the highly popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons and strategy card game Magic: The Gathering. The new products are slated to hit shelves worldwide beginning in 2021.

Fans and players of the popular franchises can now grow their arsenal of game accessories and lifestyle products to show their affinity for their beloved brands with the arrival of new and in–demand product lines. Debut product categories include action figures, prop replicas, apparel, and even game accessories such as maps, battle mats, bags, carrying cases, and more!

“As players and fans of these two popular games, we are thrilled to be creating dynamic products that will enhance the play experience for enthusiasts of these long-admired franchises,” said Justin Ziran, president at WizKids.

WizKids will also offer branded, high-quality paints and paint supplies as a companion to its widely successful Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures line – designed for all levels of painting experience.

 

Additionally, WizKids is adding high quality, unpainted, sprue miniatures for intermediate and veteran miniature painters.

“We are excited to expand our strategic partnership with WizKids to encompass both D&D and Magic. By increasing the variety of products available in key categories, we will further enhance our fans’ experience around the gaming table and offer new collectibles and lifestyle products that allow them to show off their fandom with friends and family,” said Ann Earp, director of licensing at Wizards of the Coast. “The product quality of WizKids and their ability to tap into what fans are really looking for has grown our business exponentially for D&D, and we look forward to them bringing that same success with Magic: The Gathering products and accessories.

Expanded categories include:

-D&D sprue miniatures: premium, unpainted High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), unassembled, unprimed, miniatures on sprue
-D&D action figures -D&D paint line
-D&D and Magic: The Gathering artifacts & prop replicas
-D&D accessories: battle mats, maps, bags & carrying cases


These new product categories will join the previously announced papercraft and 2D miniatures lines.

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I'm not a Magic or D&D gamer, but I like high fantasy to some degree and it would be interesting to see what can be done with those two franchises, with other fantasy lines like LOTR Select or McFarlane's Witcher out there I think you could mix them in one same space, well, as long as Wizkids/Neca decides to make them on the 7" scale.

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1 hour ago, Mr_Scary92 said:

I'm not a Magic or D&D gamer, but I like high fantasy to some degree and it would be interesting to see what can be done with those two franchises, with other fantasy lines like LOTR Select or McFarlane's Witcher out there I think you could mix them in one same space, well, as long as Wizkids/Neca decides to make them on the 7" scale.

If it's quality work, 7" and it's D&D and Magik's lovechild, then it has to be amazing! A 2021 Medieval downpour is highly welcome.

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I have wanted D&D figures for a very long time, I don't care how we get them, but I do want them to be based of the Game and not the animated series. I want to say I'd imagine these figures will likely be smaller 3'75'' or maybe bigger...because I'd say Hasbro is probably going to go forward with their 6'' D&D line...at least I hope.

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I wonder if Hasbro and WizKids do these with Jazwares in 4” scale. I really like Jazwares Fortnite and Halo 4” figures. It seems like it would be a really good fit for the license. Hasbro could continue with 6” D&D and do the animated characters from the 80’s and continue with other great collectors sets like Drizzt. I won’t mind crossover characters between lines. I really hope that this is what they have planned though. I hope they will have an extensive line that goes on for years!

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