is now the latest brand to be miniaturized for WizKids' tabletop 'Clix' wargame system. The HeroClix
maker has reached a deal with Bungie and Microsoft to design a collectable miniatures game (CMG) based on the Halo
universe, dubbed Halo ActionClix
. The first set will include more than 80 figurines, including representations adapted from Halo 3
. Figures will be sold in randomized booster packs, while vehicles and a 'Starter Game' will be sold in diorama display format.Halo ActionClix
is expected to go on sale in September. Pre-release promotional figures will be featured at San Diego Comic-Con (July 26-29), and at Gen Con Indy (August 16-19).
WizKids founder Jordan Weisman and Microsoft share a history of business ventures, likely explaining how the coveted Halo
license has landed in WizKids' hands. Weisman, who co-founded FASA Corporation, sold the company's video game division (FASA Interactive) to Microsoft before eventually departing FASA to form WizKids. WizKids has produced CMGs based on MechWarrior
, and Crimson Skies
; notable because Microsoft has or will publish video games also based on these IPs. Now we add Halo
to that list.