Watchmen Continues to Spawn Merchandise, Irritation

Watchmen Heroclix.jpg

?Sometimes, Alan Moore is right. Thus, the following news which comes to us from Comic Book Resources:

WizKids/NECA, the leader in collectible miniature gaming today announced the Watchmen HeroClix Collector’s Boxed Set and Dr. Manhattan Colossal Figure for the HeroClix game, through a license agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Comics.  Watchmen HeroClix brings the characters of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Watchmen film to gamers’ tabletops summer 2010.

The Watchmen Collector’s Boxed Set includes 25 highly detailed, 3D miniatures including Dr. Manhattan, Rorschach, Nite Owl and Silk Spectre.  The Collector’s Boxed Set, which includes a complete set of Watchmen HeroClix figures, comes in deluxe, display-quality packaging.  The Watchmen HeroClix Dr. Manhattan Colossal Figure (sold separately) is built to movie-accurate scale and stands over 14 inches tall. Watchmen HeroClix premieres this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, and will be available at comic and game shops nationwide and on

Just to reiterate, merchandise from Watchmen is still being released. Without condoning or condemning, I understand the desire to milk this cash cow for all its worth. Besides, things could be much worse. How? Check out this Comics Alliance article by Chris Sims and TR contibutor Caleb Goellner for examples of other possible tie-ins to Moore and Gibbons’ masterwork.

In equally troubling Watchmen-related news, Matthew Goode is going around declaring that he was miscast in the film. It’s a good thing that Alan Moore is spending a lot of time finetuning his Dogdem Logic zine these days, otherwise a lot of people would have been turned into newts by now.