The mutants of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters are joining Marvel HeroClix in the new X-Men First Class expansion, releasing February.

Marvel HeroClix:  X-Men First Class will feature the students and teachers drawn from the history of Xavier’s famous school, allowing players to create a wide variety of X-Men-themed teams for the HeroClix game, including members of Blue Team, Gold Team, and even the team led by Magneto.  A number of new characters that have never appeared in HeroClix will be part of the set, including Phat, Goldballs, Mondo, and Surge.  WizKids is also bringing back ID cards for this expansion set.

The new expansion will be available both as Fast Forces and in a Booster Brick:

The X-Men First Class Fast Forces set is intended as a quick and easy way for players to start up an X-Men team, with a complete 300-point team in the box.  The team includes Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, and Jean Grey, as well as Rusty and Skids, appearing as HeroClix figures for the first time.  MSRP is $16.99.

The rest of the expansion figures will be available in the X-Men First Class Booster Brick, which includes ten normal booster boxes.  The complete set will have more than 70 different HeroClix figures, and a total of 25 ID cards.  MSRP is $129.90 per brick.

The new set will be supported with two different Dice & Token Packs, each with two custom dice and six action tokens.  The Modern pack features modern X-Men, while the Time Displaced pack offers time-displaced versions of the original X-Men.  MSRP for both packs is $9.99 each.

Retailers wanting to host a release day event for the new expansion can order the X-Men First Class Release Day Organized Play Kit, while supplies last.  This kit includes three copies of a special limited edition HeroClix character with card, five double-sided maps, and instructions for running the event.  These materials are marked “not for resale” as part of WizKids Promotional Product Licensing Agreement, and are limited to three kits per store.

A Marvel HeroClix expansion based on the upcoming Thor:  Ragnarok movie will release in October (see “‘Marvel HeroClix:  Thor:  Ragnarok’”).