Attacktix

Attacktix

The Attacktix Battle Figure game was a collectible action figure game produced by Hasbro and featuring characters from the Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel Comics franchises. Many of the action figures are sold in starter sets in quantities of five or in quantities of three in a booster pack. Most figures average approximately 3.5 inches tall with other larger sized "mega" figures and vehicles. The figures sport a wide variety of spring-loaded action features such as projectile launchers and swinging close combat parts. The goal of the Attacktix game is to physically knock down the opponent's figures. The figures are especially notable as the spring-loaded features are significantly stronger than their peers in the action figure market. Other Attacktix figures feature spring-loaded spinners having various game effects. There are also special effects for the game listed on the underside of a figure's base. These effects only apply when the a box also located on the underside of a figure's base is colored white.

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Attacktix Series

Star Wars

The first series of Star Wars Attacktix was released in the summer of 2005 to promote the movie Revenge of the Sith. All figures in series one were based on characters from Revenge of the Sith. Series Two was released in the fall of 2005 and featured a mix of characters from the old and new trilogies of Star Wars movies. Series Three was released in January 2006 and focused on the original trilogy. Series Four was released in June 2006 with a smaller roster of 18 figures alongside Transformers Series one.

The starter set for series one contained one random common battle figure, along with a preset lineup. Also in the starter set was an instructional CD-ROM and a checklist for series one battle figures. A "Battle Case" was released with series one and included a limited edition Clone Sergeant along with a new set of rules for the "Capture the Flag" game. Also released in series one were larger figures called "Battle Masters" which have a greater point value than their other counterparts. Series one consisted of the Boga mega figure and an AT-RT. Boga has a "Striking Tail" while the AT-RT fires four small missiles.

Series 2 was released in the fall of 2005 and had two starter sets with each containing one random common battle figure from series two along with a preset mix of figures, an instructional CD-ROM for series two,and a checklist for series two figures. Series Two's mega Republic Gunship figure introduced a special "tether" function in which the Gunship could be detached from the base and 'fly' up to an 8-inch limit from the base. This feature allowed the player to attack distant targets while keeping the base out of range of opponents. This feature also appeared in a later Boba Fett figure.

Series 3's release was in January 2006. This series introduced a new type of attack with the Tusken Warlord's "Prodder" or "Poker" attack. The weapon, similar to a spear, jumps out of the barrel, just far enough to make contact with another figure but never leaves the barrel.

Series 4 saw the figure roster drop to 18 figures and eliminated the Common rarity group of figures while packing 1 of 6 Rare figures and 1 of 12 Super Rare figures in each booster pack. Preview images of a Series 4 starter set showed a set containing Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Tusken Warlord, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader. However, the final version included Han Solo, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and Greedo. Series 4 also had a repainted mega Republic Gunship. Also released was an "Intergalactic Showdown" pack which included the AT-RT mega figure, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader alongside Transformers figures Omega Sentinel, Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Transformers

The initial series of Transformers Attacktix was released in June 2006 along with series 4 of Star Wars.

Marvel

Marvel Attacktix, featuring a mixture of characters from Marvel Comics, was released in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Pictures of the unreleased Series 5 figures have also been shown at Star Wars Celebration IV. Hasbro has officially announced that they are taking a break from manufacturing Attacktix for an unannounced period of time.

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