Mars Attacks toy figures from Mantic Games

20 May 2013
imports_CCGB_mantic-1_36939.jpg Mars Attacks toy figures from Mantic Games
New tabletop game starring the wicked Martians due in 2014. ...
Nottingham-based miniature maker Mantic Games has announced it's working on a tabletop boardgame based on the cult series Mars Attacks, due for release in early 2014. Comibining high quality sculpted figures with fast and fun tactical gameplay, Mantic is promising to deliver an exciting new dimension to the resurgent sci-fi property.

Set against the backdrop of the new and expanding Mars Attacks universe, the game will feature all of the fun and thrill of the classic series, plus new characters and factions that will see action in upcoming comic books and toys.  It will also tie-in closely with Topps' just-announced all-new trading card series, Mars Attacks: Invasion, releasing in October, which you can read about here.

"Mars Attacks is a cult classic series that fans have been falling in love with generation after generation," says Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. "Its oddball blend of retro sci-fi visuals, dark humor and over-the-top violence will make for a unique tabletop experience… our team can't wait to bring the Martians to life in ways no one has ever seen before!"

Topps' Adam Levine added: "Mars Attacks is a world where giant robots, mutated insects and hordes of Martian soldiers face off against Earth's military and innocent civilians— how could you not want to see a game out of that? Mantic has quickly become one of the best in the business, and they're the perfect team to adapt our outrageous visuals into this exciting new form."

In other Mantic Games-related news, the company is currently Kickstarting a brand new sci-fi tabletop game called Deadzone - which sees troops of soldiers go up against terrifying Plague-infected mutants. Originally the aim was to raise $50,000 but that target was smashed in just 34 minutes and the current total is sitting very nicely at $517,929. There's still 13 days to go on the project, so make sure you head to the Deazone Kickstarter page to check it out.

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