Okay, it's not a CCG, but I was not sure where CMGs like HeroClix were supposed to go.

It has just been announced that Wizards of the Coast will be producing a CMG (Collectible Miniatures Game) for Star Wars! Yes, it is true. If you love Mage Knight, HeroClix, Mech Warrior, or other similar CMGs and have always thought it would be cool to have a Star Wars game like that, your dream will be a reality in late 2004!

Scheduled for August release, the Star Wars CMG will feature 60 pre-painted figures of characters, aliens, droids, creatures, and vehicles all of which will be gleaned from the classic trilogy (Episodes IV-VI). There will be common, uncommon, rare, and super-rare figures in the randomly packed series. The game system will have Entry Packs (containing everything needed to play the game right out of the box) which will feature common to rare figures. Super-rare figures (along with common to rare figures) will only be available in the Expansion/Booster Packs. After the initial release, additional Expansions will be released (presumably introducing characters from Episodes I-III) to keep the game constantly refreshed (and collectors constantly on the hunt).

Black and white images of the package prototypes can be found at Creation Matrix (scroll down in the forums from the link below).

This is great news for those of us who love Star Wars and HeroClix (or other CMGs). It is also bad news for our wallets come August!