Tuesday, November 11, 2008

End of an Era?

Well as most of you have probably heard the plug was finally pulled on Wizkids yesterday. Imagine my surprise as I was perusing The Miniatures Page and saw the announcement. It was a complete shock to me as I had just finished having a great conversation with the product manager on Friday about future plans and commissions for Wizkids. I feel very saddened by the news after working on a product for so long (my first figures were in infinity challenge and I had just sent out some for B&B) and my sincere condolences go out to the employees of Wizkids who had this sprung on them.

I would like to thank all of the Heroclix fans who supported the game so much and made it such a success over the years. As a result your commitment has allowed me to keep sculpting the characters I love and feed my kids over the years by keeping me gainfully employed. It is such a shame as some of my best work was done for HOT and B&B which may now never see the light of day. I have to walk away with the knowledge that I can at least use them for my portfolio.

I feel very disappointed by the raw deal that many of the fans have gotten from the way this was all so suddenly yanked, you guys deserve much more for all the support and money you all have invested in the game over the years.

On a positive note, you never know this may be the best thing for Heroclix if it gets picked up by another company it may breath new and exciting life into it. It also opens up the property to any company willing to pay the licensing fees.


Anonymous said...

hang in there, james!!!!

Reddog said...

James, keep posting your work and let us see your sculpts. Though having left the clix game behind a few years ago I love to see your originals...