Star Wars(TM) PocketModel Trading Card Game (TCG) Available Now!

    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of
 Topps and the creator of runaway hit games such as HeroClix(R) and Pirates
 of the Spanish Main(TM), today announced that its Star Wars(TM)
 PocketModel(TM) Trading Card Game (TCG) is now available at retail. The
 Star Wars PocketModel TCG revolutionizes the collectible trading card genre
 by bringing card games into the third dimension. By merging the enjoyment
 of building custom decks from card collections with the fun of building
 miniature models of Star Wars vehicles, the Star Wars PocketModel TCG lets
 Star Wars fans enjoy a complete Star Wars experience. This fun,
 easy-to-learn game is simple enough for 8-year-old kids, but features
 enough depth of strategy to appeal to adults, making it possible for fans
 of all generations to share and enjoy battling for control of the galaxy!
     The Star Wars PocketModel TCG is a great value with its price tag of
 $4.99. Players receive between four-to-eight Star Wars vehicles to punch
 out, build, collect and play; six random game cards; 2 micro-dice; complete
 rules and assembly instructions. Star Wars fans are able to collect and
 build Star Wars vehicles that are played in entertaining ways with cards
 featuring favorite characters, vehicles and scenes from the entire Star
 Wars Saga. Players use the cards to control their fleets of PocketModel
 ships as they attempt to destroy each other's objectives. And with more
 than 200 Star Wars PocketModel vehicles and 300 cards being released over
 the next year, Star Wars fans will be able to constantly add to their
 collection to extend their Star Wars universe.
     "Star Wars has multigenerational appeal and we've designed our Star
 Wars PocketModels to appeal to its passionate fan base," said WizKids(R)
 president Lax Chandra. "The Star Wars(TM) PocketModel(TM) TCG is easy
 enough for children but with layers of strategy for adults, and the game is
 affordable at under $5, so it's accessible to every Star Wars fan."
     To celebrate the game's release, WizKids has launched a promotion that
 gives Star Wars fans across the country free sample packs of Star Wars
 PocketModels playing cards. Fans can visit, or for a link to a coupon
 redeemable at their local hobby retail store for free product samples.
 Sample packs contain three PocketModels (one X-wing(TM) fighter and two TIE
 Fighters(TM)), and two playing cards.

SOURCE WizKids Inc.

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