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Heroscape: Not quite dead yet
I haven't seen the regular starter set in a store since last Christmas nor any new boosters- usually it's just the Marvel set and the Agents of whoever in their white jumpsuits.
Anyways, there was a complete new wave of figures. Interestingly the cardboard backing of the package was in the color scheme of the Maro starter set. On the downside the originality for units seems to be running low- whereas an earlier wave gave us a set of Minutemen and Werewolves, this new wave gives us a pack with...a different group of minutemen and..um..big wolves. There is a pack with some maro dudes swinging some skulls by the spinal column like a flail which is kind of cool, a set of all wizardy looking figures including a guy on a pegasus which would work well as minis for most rpgs, and a set of leaders which included some more fantasy types and a samurai.
Apparently they're not killing the game off quite yet, although I find it hard to understand the marketing strategy of not having the base game on the store shelf for over 6 months.
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Yeah, I know Wizards of the Coast has the game now. Despite announcements to the contrary, my opinion is they are deliberatly killing off the game. It competes with too many other Wizards products: D&D minis, Star Wars minis, etc.
Maybe...but the truth is between three Master sets (including Marvel), 8 waves of four-packs of figures, and 5 or 6 "larger" expansions, there's enough Heroscape out there to last a lifetime.
If they're serious about keeping it afloat, they need to get Road to Forgotten Forest and the Castle set back out ASAP. Those are killer items visually and really gets the battlefield-building imagination flowing.
Our Wal-Mart got some Wave 7 in I believe, doesn't sound that exciting but they too went through a long spell where all they had were the Marvel Heroscape sets.
there's enough heroscape out there to last a lifetime.
Oh I definitely agree. I only have the original base set, all of wave 1, the knights and sabretooth cat riding orc booster, and the volcano set. Not a big collection. Last night I set it all up for the first time in a long while, and just laying out the figures with their cards to draft armies takes up a TON of freaking space. If you had anywhere near all of the released figures, it would be a logisitical nightmare to play- table space, setup, putting things away, storage...
Existing players have what they need and can get what they want via amazon or ebay. It's just not going to draw in any new players unless they get the master set back on the shelf in the store.
Both the castle and forest are at Hasbrotoyshop.com and other places, presumably.
Don't expect to see those stocked in the big box stores anymore; the WotC guy has said those stores don't like 'em.