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Upper Deck Releases ‘Spoils of War,'
First Expansion Set for World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game
New Set Features 51 new collectible, prepainted minis
North Las Vegas, NV (May 6, 2009) – The Upper Deck Company is pleased to announce the release of Spoils of War, the first expansion set within its hugely popular World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game. Featuring 51 new premium collectible, prepainted miniatures and available in three-figure randomized booster packs, the Spoils of War collection features iconic World of Warcraft® heroes and monsters including the sought-after Lady Vashj! Visit WoWMinis.com for a hobby store near you!
Each of the 51 new figures reflects the imagery and style of the popular World of Warcraft® online game characters. Each miniature can be mounted on a uniquely engineered, removable base, allowing it to serve as both a game piece and a standalone collectible. What's more, action bar cards and new equipment cards let you customize your characters'' action bars for a personalized play experience. The suggested retail price for each three-figure booster is $14.99.
In the World of Warcraft Miniatures game, you are the party leader, commanding your army to conquer the lands of Azeroth. You can recruit from the ranks of the Alliance, Horde, and Monster factions. Yes, for those of you who have dreamed of playing the part of Naga, Elemental, and Worgen, we have the faction for you! If your loyalty and allegiance lie with the Horde or Alliance, you can use your influence to recruit legendary characters like Thrall and Leeroy Jenkins! Use hills to blast your opponents from up high, or hide in forests to dodge spells and attacks.
With the release of Spoils of War, you can own mighty characters like Lady Jaina Proudmoore and her Water Elemental, or you can ally with Prince Kael'thas Sunstrider and unleash the power of his monster Flamestrike! The pet bear Misha is here, and she never strays far from her half-Ogre, half-Orc master Rexxar. If you're a fan of the World of Warcraft TCG, you can find some familiar faces like Ryno the Short and Marlowe Christophers to send into battle. Show those legendary characters that they're not the only ones who can wield a weapon and fight—this time in 3D!
Use new Action Bar cards to customize your party before the battle begins! In Core Set, your Shaman could choose to interrupt abilities with Earth Shock, dispel buffs with Purge, or blast an entire group of opponents with Chain Lightning. Now, with Spoils of War, your Shaman can also choose to mend friends Chain Heal or buff your team's die rolls with Wrath of Air totem. As a Druid, you can use Mark of the Wild to make your party stronger, or you can bring in Kick as a Rogue to take a cheap shot against any spell-casting parties. It's all about how you want to play and each class supports endless strategies and play styles!
If new legendary characters and Action Bar cards weren't enough, players can also gear up their characters with custom equipment! For the paltry cost of a few extra honors, you can add weapons and armor to your Minis characters just like you do to your online characters. Strike with Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros or defend with Bulwark of Azzinoth—and you don't even need to fell any dungeon bosses to get either item! Just conquer the legendary boss known as “booster pack.” You can also collect the unique crafting materials in each booster pack and turn them in to the UDE master crafters, who can make even more epic equipment for your party! All materials also come with a unique code that can be redeemed for points to be spent at the UDE store!
And, of course, you can still crack all your favorite Loots in Spoils of War booster packs. Share your Sandbox Tiger with all of Dalaran, sport the only epic shirt in the game with Center of Attention, or bring the grand melee of Minis into the MMO with Foam Sword Rack!
Whether you prefer the grace of a blinking Nexus Stalker sniping enemy while dancing from hex to hex, or the brute force of Cairne Bloodhoof pummeling opponents off of the map, Spoils of War has armaments for all types of military tacticians. It's easy to be mesmerized by the beauty of the new figures, but don't be blinded by their sheer awesomeness. You might miss some of the Action Bar cards, equipment, and everything else that comes with Spoils of War.
In addition to offering the best quality figures in the pre-painted miniatures market, the World of Warcraft Miniatures Game booster packs provide players with a sample pack of cards from the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, which might include a Loot™ card from the Blood of Gladiators expansion. These rare cards give players access to exclusive cosmetic in-game upgrades for their online World of Warcraft characters.
Upper Deck has planned a robust Organized Play structure for the World of Warcraft Miniatures Game. For Organized Play details and the latest news and information about the exciting World of Warcraft Miniatures Game, visit WoWMinis.com!