Halo ActionClix: Plastic Death
Kiss your spare time and money goodbye. WizKids is cashing in on Halo mania with its new Halo ActionClixs. These pre-painted plastic collectible game pieces are not just fun to play, they are addictive to collect. They also take to repainting for customization. Beware or they will become plastic death incarnate: The death of your savings, the death of your social life, and hopefully the death of some little plastic Spartans and Elites.
With its easy-to-learn gameplay mechanics and low-cost booster packs, two players or more can immediately start playing. The first Halo ActionClix set will feature more than 80 unique miniature figures from the Halo universe, including preview content from Halo 3. There are two main booster pack varieties – a $10 pack (4 game figures, 4 stat cards, 2 die and 1 start-up map) and an $11 pack ( 5-figure blind pack with 5 figures, 5 stat cards, 2 dice and a start-up map). An average game of Halo ActionClix should take 2 players around 45 minutes.
To countdown the September 19 release of Halo 3, WizKids is previewing some of Halo ActionClix’s key figures. This week features some of the Covenant forces.
Serving as the main infantry of the Covenant army, individually the Grunts are fairly weak and are most effective when attacking in groups. In Halo ActionClix, Grunts will similarly be weak on their own but with grenades they will still stand a chance against more powerful foes.
As the next step up from the Grunts, Jackals serve a more defensive/long-range role in the Covenant’s forces. In Halo ActionClix, as in the video games, Jackals can also come equipped with shields, making them one of the tougher characters to take down.
The newest addition to the Covenant’s army, the Brutes are also unquestionably one of its toughest factions. Physically resilient and extremely strong, their Halo ActionClix counterparts will definitely be a force on your tabletop.
As one of its oldest and most respected members, the Elites hold a special place within the Covenant’s hierarchy. This, coupled with their excellent fighting skills and superior military minds, make them one of the biggest threats to the Covenant’s enemies. Halo ActionClix’s Elites are no different, and will come equipped with a variety of weapons, from Plasma Rifles to Energy Swords.
via Press Release