Richard A. Knaak brought me to the Upper Deck booth at New York Comic Con and introduced me to Anna Maria Mannino (Upper Deck Public Relations Coordinator, Publicist). Anna Maria was very polite and helpful. I got a lot of documentation and high quality photos of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game expansion booster and starter packs, promo artwork, and display artwork. (89.5MB)
The most important thing in the media kit – for some fans who have been awaiting word for weeks – is the World of Warcraft Miniature Game by Upper Deck. The Core Set will include 66 premium collectible, pre-painted miniatures featuring iconic WoW® heroes and monsters, including the mighty Warchief Thrall! And Three factions. Suggested Retail Price is Starters $24.99, Boosters $14.99 and Deluxe Starters $39.99. Release date: October 2008.
We have high-quality images of these figures. Below you can download one of both zip files: either the whole folder (146MB) which includes Call of Duty, Yu-Gi-Oh, WoW TCG, and Marvel media; or download the Wow Only zip file which only includes the Wow TCG, and WoW Miniature Game media.
If you find any problem decompressing the files, you may contact me here. The high resolution images vary in resolutions of 200-300dpi so that you may scroll and view textures and details of each figure in more real life terms. I encourage you to download the zip file. At the bottom of this article you may find lower resolution images, but the detail won’t be so crispy.
The Official World of Warcraft Miniatures Game website launched today April 20th. You can read the introduction page here. Make sure to bookmark the official site WoWMinis.com for upcoming updates. Below is the press release attached to the New York Comic Con media kit.
Don’t Miss the North American Debut of the World of Warcraft® Miniature Game at the GAMA Trade Show. Exclusive Promo Mini! Premiere of the Dragon Onyxia!
This year at the GAMA Trade Show, retailers will get their first look at production quality World of Warcraft Miniatures – and can even take one home! At the event, held in Las Vegas from April 20th through 23rd, and open only to hobby industry professionals, Upper Deck will be giving out one GAMA-exclusive promotional figure per hobby store location. Attendees should be sure to come to the Upper Deck Brand Presentation at 4 pm on Monday, April 21st to pick up a promo figure redemption badge. Visit the all-new WoWMinis.com site for more information about the product.
There are also two great reasons to be at the Upper Deck booth at noon on Tuesday, the 22nd. First, redemptions for the GAMA promo figure will begin. Be sure to bring the redemption badge from the Brand Presentation! Additionally, at that time Upper Deck will also unveil – for the first time anywhere – the Dragon Onyxia for World of Warcraft Minis!
The World of Warcraft Miniatures Game will feature intricate 3-D renditions of iconic characters from Blizzard Entertainment®’s hugely popular World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). World of Warcraft Miniatures will showcase superior artistry and industry-leading material quality, continuing Upper Deck’s tradition of setting new market standards of excellence. To ensure its first collectible pre-painted plastic miniatures embody exceptional quality, Upper Deck has recruited some of the industry’s most talented sculptors from all over the world, including Jacques-Alexandre Gillois (France), Juan Navarro Perez (Spain), Stefan Niehues (Germany) and Steve Saunders (USA).
Each deluxe pre-painted miniature will showcase a detailed version of an iconic World of Warcraft® character and be mounted on a uniquely engineered removable base, allowing each figure to serve as both game piece and collectible. In the spirit of the action and adventure of Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG, the World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game will offer standalone raid and dungeon scenarios, letting players battle either individually or cooperatively against other teams of players or the game itself.
UPPER DECK will also launch a robust Organized Play structure for the new World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game, including everything from hobby and in-store tournament programs to Darkmoon Faire events and National and World Championship tournaments.