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Attacktix

The Attacktix Battle Figure game is a collectible action figure game produced by Hasbro and featuring characters from the Star Wars, Transformers, and Marvel Comics franchises. Most figures average approximately 3.5 inches tall, with oversized "mega" figures and vehicles, and feature a wide variety of spring-loaded action features, such as projectile launchers and swinging close combat parts, with the goal being to physically knock down the opponent's figures. These are especially notable as these spring-loaded features are significantly stronger than their peers in the regular action figure market. Other figures feature spring-loaded spinners which have various game effects.

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, with all figures in that series from Episode 3. Series Two was released in the fall of 2005 and featured a mixture of the old and new trilogies. Series Three was released in January 2006, focusing on the original trilogy. Series Four was released in June 2006, with a smaller roster of 18 figures in booster packs, and they shipped along with Transformers Attacktix Series 1.

The starter set from 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. A "Battle Case" was released with Series one, and included a limited edition Clone Sergeant, along with a new set of rules for "Capture the Flag." Also released were larger figures called Battle Masters, with a greater point value. Series one consisted of Boga and an AT-RT; Boga had a "Striking Tail" while the AT-RT fired four small missiles.

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

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

Series 4 saw the figure list drop to 18 figures, and eliminated the Common rarity, packing 1 of 6 Rares and 1 of 12 Super Rare figures in each booster. 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 Republic Gunship. There was also an "Intergalactic Showdown" pack which included the AT-RT, Luke, and Darth Vader alongside Transformers figures Omega Sentinel, Optimus Prime and Megatron.

Transformers

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

Marvel

Marvel Attacktix, featuring characters from Marvel Comics, were released in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Pictures of upcoming Series 3 figures have also been shown at Star Wars Celebration IV. Hasbro has officially announced that they are taking a break from making Attacktix for a while.

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