WizKids has been making their minis for quite some time now. And modelling technology has made a lot of advances in the almost two decades since the first HeroClix figures started rolling out. With the upcoming House of X set, there will be marked changes to the figures and we get a preview of them here.
From the article:
Prepare for some amazing enhancements coming to HeroClix!
For nearly 20 years, HeroClix has been the industry’s leading pre-painted tabletop miniatures game. While we’ve constantly worked to keep the game fresh and increase the quality of the miniatures, House of X will showcase a combo of tested and new ways for us to improve the visual “wow” of the game pieces.
Simply put – these figures look fantastic! It’s not random, and it’s only the beginning. We’ll maintain and increase the visual impact across the line moving forward.
Obviously – the details matter, we’re fans too, we get it. You’re probably wondering, “How are the figures going to look better?”
Check out some comparisons to older figures (on the left) since showing is better than telling:
The first improvement may be subtle, but we’re including more details that speak to the personality of the characters and giving them more expressive poses. Armor is partially transformed, Hope has energy effects radiating from her hands, Wolverine has claws popped and is ready to pounce, Corsair is commanding the Starjammers – and most of those are Common. So even if you’re not getting the hardest to find figures, you’re finding more dynamic and better equipped figures multiple times in every booster. We’re also taking some of the splashy effects and increasing their frequency within boosters, like Nightcrawler *BAMF*ing out of a big cloud, or someone having a huge Phoenix Force clear effect with them (we’re not spoiling who yet!). Mister Sinister’s cape is absolutely FABULOUS, even compared to some pretty great capes we’ve done before.