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Batman slaps and Thanos snaps in HeroClix’s new line of miniature memes

HeroClix Iconix are due out in spring 2023

Batman slaps Robin across the face for telling him he’s wrong about Superman’s role in his father’s death. Robin insists he can’t be a part of any plan of vengeance, in World’s Finest Comics #153, DC Comics #153 (1965). Image: Edmond Hamilton, Curt Swan/DC Comics
Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

WizKids’ HeroClix line of collectible, playable miniatures is expanding into the land of modern memes with its new Iconix line. The newest sculpts will recreate viral images like Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man and Batman slapping Robin upside the head. Iconix figures will go up for sale in spring 2023 in non-blind packaging, meaning consumers will be able to pick and choose their favorites and display them safely on their shelves.

WizKids promises, of course, that these HeroClix miniatures will be fully compatible with the tabletop game.

Two miniatures show Batman slapping Robin. The minis have tactical rocks that bring the figures up and fit them together on the table. Image: WizKids
Bane cracks Batman over his knee in miniature. Image: WizKids

The 20-year old tabletop franchise is thought of more as a collectible these days, with an inventory that spans the DC and Marvel universe. Many HeroClix figures are sold “blind,” that is inside packaging that obscures the character contained inside. These blind packs can be drafted for impromptu games against random characters. The Iconix line, on the other hand, will be sold in transparent plastic packaging that is more appealing to collectors. Packs will range from singles all the way up to gift sets with eight or more miniatures in all. WizKids announced four new products on Tuesday. From the news release:

Batman Slap

This slap-happy pair recreates the instantly recognizable image that is actually a classic comic panel! This set includes two figures: Batman (slapping) and Robin (slapped), with art and sculpts matching the vintage feel of the original comic art!

Batman: Knightfall

A landmark moment from the 1993-1994 comic run later translated into film in The Dark Knight Rises, this set includes three miniatures: Bane breaking Batman over his knee, a standalone Batman, and Azrael in 90’s-era bat-armor

Cyborg Superman raises his fist in defiance. He’s a plastic miniature sitting on a clicking base. Image: WizKids
Thanos stands, his arm raised, and snapping the death of half the universe. He’s a miniature standing on a black, clicking base. Image: WizKids

Thanos Snap!

Everyone remembers where they were when Thanos snapped the Infinity Gauntlet and wiped out half of all living beings in the universe. This single-figure set features Thanos, gauntlet raised, as well as the “SNAP” itself!

Death of Superman

It has now been 30 years since the epic crossover story event The Death of Superman. This set is a celebration of the anniversary of an unprecedented moment in superhero history and includes a full cast of heroes and villains: Superman and Doomsday themselves, plus Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy, Eradicator, Supergirl, and Superman in Return of Superman costume.