In a surprising move, The Topps Company announced today that WizKids will immediately cease operations: http://www.wizkidsgames.com/wk_article.asp?cid=41914
Alliance and Diamond, meanwhile, will continue to service on-hand inventory, including the recent ARKHAM ASYLUM release for DC HEROCLIX, In addition, both companies will work with Topps to fulfill all promised Organized Play and ARKHAM ASYLUM Buy It By The Brick promotions.
"We are disappointed by this very unexpected news,” said Daniel Hirsch, President of Alliance Game Distributors. "We have enjoyed a great relationship with WizKids, and together have brought great products and promotions to thousands of retailers in the U.S. and Canada."
Lax Chandra, President of WizKids said, “Through this strategic partnership, we achieved efficiencies and had many successes, including significant sales growth for HEROCLIX and successful new product launches like HALO. I personally hope to work with Diamond and Alliance, who have a great team, in the future.”
“We wish all of the WizKids and Topps staff the best,” said Hirsch. "They were an amazing crew to work with."