Tabletop gaming lovers will have some new miniatures coming their way soon, as WizKids just made a big announcement that will transform their business.
WizKids has picked up the licenses for G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Transformers from Hasbro to produce miniatures. The company is well-versed in gaming minis, and already produce unpainted and painted miniatures for Star Trek: Attack Wing, Pathfinder, and Dungeons & Dragons. The addition of these properties only strengthen their already diverse portfolio.
Here is the official press release:
WizKids, the industry leader in high quality pre-painted & unpainted miniatures and established board games, announced a new licensing partnership with Hasbro today with the addition of beloved properties G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers to WizKids’ extensive line of miniatures.
Fans can expect to see their favorite characters first appear later this year in both pre-painted and unpainted formats.
“Much of the WizKids team has grown up with these cherished brands and are thrilled to be bringing them to life with the high definition sculpting processes that our customers have come to love,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids.
My Little Pony and Transformers products will be available throughout North America.
What this press release does not explicitly say is whether or not this means there are going to be Heroclix or Tabletop games for these licenses. One can presume this would be the case, but until we get the official word we can only speculate.
No details or release dates have been announced yet, and we saw none of these at NY Toy Fair 2019. A first look at any of these miniatures may come as early as SDCC 2019, so fingers crossed our wishes can come true.