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    Knight Models Loses Marvel Licence

    In between posting previews of their new Harry Potter game and banning people from their social media for saying they dislike Harry Potter, Knight Models confirmed today that after a good few months with no new Marvel sculpts released and plenty of unconfirmed rumours, they no longer have the Marvel Licence, so all of their 35mm MUMG minis and 70mm Marvel display pieces will now be OOP, like their Star Wars stuff.



    Full statement -

    Dear Customers,
    This is going to be a year full of changes and new projects at Knight Models.
    Our company was founded in 2008 and began working with Marvel Entertainment Inc. licensed products by designing and manufacturing high quality miniatures of its most famous heroes and villains for collectors and painters. Later, we expanded that relationship and created the Universe Miniature Game and its range of gaming miniatures.
    Our long entrepreneurial relationship with Marvel has been incredible, and working on such a gratifying project for so many years, developing those characters that we love so much, has made us very happy. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
    Knight Models will no longer make products based on the Marvel Universe licence.
    It has been a difficult decision, as many hours of work, effort and excitement were invested in this licence. But we consider that our business must follow another path.
    We would like to thank the teams at Disney and Marvel Entertainment Inc. for allowing us to create such wonderful products. We also want to thank you, our followers, for your support.
    Our investment in our superheroes lines, however, continues with the DC Universe Miniature Game and, of course, our flagship Batman Miniature Game – these lines will continue to be developed, and we’re incredibly excited for the future of these lines, as well as forthcoming projects. The Batman Miniature Game has become a cornerstone in miniature skirmish gaming. The successful launch of the Suicide Squad game box has allowed us to invest even further in the game’s future, and grow our wonderful gaming community.


    This year we celebrate the Batman Miniature Game’s 5th Anniversary, and we’re doing so in style, with some very special anniversary products and brand new expansions, starting with the Arkham Knight campaign book, with more great new content to follow.


    Of course, it cannot have escaped the community’s attention that Knight Models will soon be launching another big licenced product. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Warner Bros. over the following years, and enter the fantastic, magical universe of Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Miniature Game will be a culmination of the team’s hard work and dedication to creating a true quality gaming experience, and we look forward to launching some of the most spectacular miniatures to accompany it. We hope that you’ll enjoy this new project as much as we have working on it!





    So, if you want any of their Marvel pieces, check your suppliers now!
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    Luckily, other than a choice few, I'd gotten most of the Marvel ones I liked the most...Including the big 70mm stuff.

    It's too bad. Until Knight Models, the 'best' Marvel figs were in the dredges of Heroclix and cheap plastic.

    I wonder what the real reason is. Did Disney really want to up their licensing fee?

    I can't believe KM just decided to drop it...they were on the verge of releasing a Game in the MU, it seemed.

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    They actually released the Marvel game last year and have since created an equivalent for the heavier hitters in the DC universe - Superman, Green Lantern etc.
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    I suspect Disney will have wanted an arm and a leg. You don't mess with Disney, they make GW seem like a cuddly teddy bear!
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