Faster Playing, More Collectible MLB Sportsclix Announced

by Jay Cochran
November 10, 2004
November 10, 2004 (SEATTLE) — Topps Inc., makers of the best-selling MLB™ SportsClix™ collectible
miniatures game (CMG), is proud to announce the upcoming 2005 MLB™ SportsClix release, next season’s
new SportsClix release. The game is produced by WizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps.

“The 2005 MLB™ SportsClix set offers more options for collectors and players alike,” said Mike Samora,
WizKids® vice president of Marketing. “Everything about this great game has been expanded, improved
and tweaked for this exciting release.”

The game plays faster, with everything two people need to get into the dugout packaged in one low-priced
Starter Set. Booster Packs expand collections with rare Hall of Fame players like Lou Gehrig and Babe
Ruth, and they also include the elusive Master Piece Babe Ruth figure.

Starter Sets (MSRP $9.99) contain four preselected figures, enough tokens to fill a dugout, complete rules, special dice, a playmat and a collector’s list. Booster Packs (MSRP $4.99) contain two randomly selected figures. Learn more about MLB™ SportsClix online at www.wizkidsgames.com/sportsclix/mlb.

Founded by 20-year game-industry veteran Jordan Weisman, WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer
and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination. Its Mage Knight™,
MechWarrior® and HeroClix CMGs are among the most successful games on the market today, and the
company has sold hundreds of millions of figures worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

Founded in 1938, Topps is a leading creator and marketer of distinctive confectionery and entertainment
products. The company’s confectionery brands include the “Ring Pop,” “Push Pop,” “Baby Bottle Pop”
and “Juicy Drop Pop” lollipops, as well as “Bazooka” bubble gum. Topps entertainment products include
trading cards, stickers, albums and collectible games.

©2004 WizKids, Inc. All rights reserved. MechWarrior, HeroClix, Mage Knight, SportsClix and WizKids are trademarks of WizKids, Inc.
Official Licensee—Major League Baseball Players Association. www.bigleaguers.com
Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. MLB.com. ® & ©2004 The Topps Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Topps is a registered trademark of The Topps Company, Inc.

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