Wizkids is proud to announce the availability of the newly designed Figure Gallery to coincide with the release of Hammer of Thor. Players and fans can now see Thor and his comrades in all their Asgardian glory, while comparing their abilities and stats. In addition, in the coming months, even more of the figures will be finding a permanent home in the gallery as previous releases begin to appear.
I would like to take a moment to explain the current functionality, so that our fans can get the most of what this gallery has to offer. However, I must first note that while almost any browser can access the gallery and check out the figures and their stats, our users will get the most out of the advanced features available by using Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE8.
Upon loading, the gallery will populate with the figures from the Hammer of Thor set. The drop down menu, which currently only lists Hammer of Thor, will allow you to select different sets as they become available.
Just under the drop down menu, there is an Advanced Options button that, when clicked, will expose different search criteria that can be used to further refine the figures you would like to see and compare. Currently, you can search by name, point value ranges, and/or keywords. You can choose to use as many, or as few, of these fields as you would like, and keep in mind that partial words will return results as well. For instance, I could swear there are some figures in this set that have a name that starts with an Lo… Sure enough, there is that eternal trickster:
Now that we have some results, let’s look at how you can display them. By default, search results are ordered by their set name and number. However, by clicking on the up and down arrows in a given field, we can change that ordering. Let’s say I want to see the most expensive figures first, because frankly I love to run a tentpole team. Click on the up Pts up arrow, and this is what we get:
Sorting the characters is all well and good, but how about seeing their powers, dials, and mug shots. When you click on a figures’ row, a popup will appear displaying the image of the figure, the dial, and various important pieces of information. Moving your mouse over any given power will cause a tooltip to appear, providing the official rule text for that given power. Don’t feel like you are constrained to the stylized crop of the character image either, clicking on the image expands out to show the full figure.
Finally, don’t limit yourself to just one popup. Our gallery allows you to open as many windows as you can keep track of, and then some:
So, we hope you enjoy the new gallery, and it helps you not only choose the characters you want on your wish list, but also helps you build your next winning team. Stay tuned for even more exciting features in the coming months along with the inclusion of those prior sets I mentioned. We want to make the gallery a part of your everyday ‘clixing, and a valuable addition to your experience with Heroclix.
Check it out [http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/gallery/]