Paizo Publishing and Wiz Kids Games have announced Pathfinder Battles, a new ongoing pre-painted miniatures brand, which will debut in December with Heroes and Monsters, a blind-packed, randomized set of 40 miniatures based on the Pathfinder Role-Playing Game. Additional sets of Pathfinder Battles miniatures will be released in 2012 including a 60-figure Rise of the Runelords set that is currently slated for June of 2012. These sets will join the previously announced Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes, a pack of four non-random pre-painted miniatures that is due in October (see “Pathfinder Pre-Painted Minis”).
Future Pathfinder Battle Sets such as Rise of the Runelords will use a similar multi-figure blind booster format. Promotional figures for the June 2012 Rise of the Runelords set will be announced in the future.
At this time the Pathfinder Battles minis, which are produced by Wiz Kids, will not be available as part of a Paizo subscription. The new line of pre-painted plastic Pathfinder Battles miniatures from WizKids will not affect Reaper Miniatures line of unpainted metal Pathfinder Miniatures, which will continue as before for those who prefer unpainted minis.