February 7, 2008
World of Warcraft Minis Announced – Government Orders More Money To Be Printed
Upper Deck can't seem to get enough of the World of Warcraft gaming franchise (and who can blame them). Last year they released the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, and now they are planning to release the tabletop miniatures game World of Warcraft Minis.
From the official announcement:
"Each premium pre-painted miniature will showcase a detailed version of an iconic World of Warcraft character and be mounted on a uniquely engineered removable base, allowing each figure to serve as both a game piece and a collectible. In the spirit of the action and adventure of the MMO, the World of Warcraft Miniatures Game will offer standalone raid and dungeon scenarios, letting players battle either individually or cooperatively against other teams of players or the game itself.
UDE will also launch a robust Organized Play structure for the new World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game, including everything from hobby and in-store tournament programs to Darkmoon Faire events and National and World Championship tournaments."
Of course this really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone with the recent success of the Halo ActionClix game from WizKids that WoW would go this route.
The game is to launch in "Fall 2008", so expect to hear about this game ad nauseam until it's finally released. The official site WoWMinis.com has very little information about the game (they promise constant updates), but the four minis on display look to be very detailed a definitely have that "Wow-feel" to them.
Ah hell, they could probably take a piece of coal at this point, paint it green, call it an orc and I'm sure it would sell a million copies! Let me at this game! Need more WoW!
Posted by Gaming Steve at 11:00 PM
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What can one say? They're making more money.
I've created a fansite to support the release of WarCraft Minis and it can be seen at http://WarCraftMinis.com. There is little original content here so far, but this domain will be the place for WarCraft Miniature fans to share their photos, stories, and everything WoW Miniatures Game!
Man, this is a pretty terrible name. It seems mores suited to a spinoff cartoon series about adorable baby orcs and dwarves and zombies going on wild adventures. Or maybe if the Warcraft series was a line of assorted mass-produced cookies as opposed to videogames and Warcraft minis were bitesized and marketed to children or dieters.
Oh hey, I didn't finish my comment! What a world?
I guess I'd be interested in these, if I was interested in tabletop stuff. The figures looks pretty jammin', and in all honesty I'd be more interested in collecting those than actually playing the game.
Anyways, Steve, that final joke was not very funny. Very bland and obvious, not to mention that it's based on an extremely played out concept that reached it's end when South Park ran it into the ground for 22 minutes. Really, it's just another example of the escalating boringness going on here. What with the terribly unfunny cut-and-paste pictures that go along with half the articles, and that "New Years Resolution" list you did("Hey remember these things that people talked about? Here they are disguised as content!").
I love you Steve, and that's why I have to say all that.
Those are nice collectible wow figures. Probably going make millions just selling them as figures.
I noticed they were making onyxias lair. i wonder if like the tcg they will make molten core and magtheridnons lair?
It looks like there going to try there luck in the mini game. lets see D@D, is at the top of this market so lets hope WOW dose not fall short. I mean mage knight came and failed. then there was hero clicks. so hope they can pull if off.
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