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WizKids, Inc. is a Seattle-based company that produces collectible miniatures wargames. The company was founded in 2000 by Jordan Weisman , a veteran of the game company FASA. It was purchased by sports-card manufacturer Topps, Inc. in 2003.
WizKids is best known for its games Mage Knight, Heroclix, and Mechwarrior. They also produce the miniatures games Crimson Skies and Creepy Freaks . WizKids owns the rights to the role-playing games Shadowrun and BattleTech, and licensed them to FanPro, the games' publisher. WizKids' miniature games make use of its patented "Clix" system, in which the combat statistics of each figure are indicated by a dial in its base.
In July 2004, WizKids released their newest game product, a constructible strategy game titled Pirates of the Spanish Main.
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