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Disney Signs Wizkids to Create Pirates Of The Caribbean Pocketmodel Game

WizKids Inc. will produce the DISNEY'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN POCKETMODEL game, to be released in October 2007.

WizKids will be able to use content from all three PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies. The PocketModel game platform allows players to construct 3D pirate ships from pieces punched out of a styrene card. Players then use movie characters and action scenes on cards to help control the strategy of the game.

Since the debut of the PIRATES line in 2004, WizKids has sold more 20 million constructible ships to consumers worldwide. The PocketModel platform was introduced with the STAR WARS POCKETMODEL TCG, and will be continued with the DISNEY'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN POCKETMODEL game.

"We are extremely excited to up the ante on the already successful PocketModel platform by adding Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, one of the world's most successful entertainment brands," said Lax Chandra, WizKids president. "For under $4, players will get the full PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN experience through building the models like the Black Pearl and playing the characters like Captain Jack Sparrow."

Each DISNEY'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN GAME PACK (MSRP $3.99) will include two ships to be assembled by the player, one island/terrain card, a treasure or crew card, a rulebook and a die. THE DISNEY'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN POCKETMODEL game will be available at hobby retailers nationwide, as well as Target and Wal-Mart.

The company will be exhibiting at the Comic-Con 2007 in San Diego at booth #2743.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Co. (TOPP), WizKids (www.wizkidsgames.com) is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination. Its HeroClix and Pirates brands are among the most successful games on the market today with more than 100 million miniature game figures sold worldwide.

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