Tag Archives: miniatures

Game Bandit—Loot Edition

A new daily-deal website, Gamerati Loot , offers 45-75% off games (both board game and RPG products), 5 days a week. Spin Master is inviting fans to design their own Mechtogans for Bakugan’s Mechtanium Surge Dream Team Contest . The top prize award will include a custom, one-of-a-kind Mechtogan Activator Card, as well as one Mechtogan T.itan, two Mechtogans, two Bakusolo, one BakuTrinity, a Mechtogan …

ICv2 2010 Q4 Market Report

ICv2 has reported that there was a 10% growth in the sales of hobby games during the 4th quarter of 2010 with Magic: The Gathering becoming a main contributor. According to the market report found in ICv2′s Internal Correspondence #74, sales were boosted by the holiday seasons, with the collectible games and boardgames registering growths in their respective areas. The report …

Deadlands Miniatures

Pinnacle Entertainment Group is partnering with Reaper Minis to produce a line of Deadlands miniatures. These first four servitors will be available in May. Pinnacle is also partnering with Image Comics and Visionary Comics to publish a series of four Deadlands comics. The first will be available in June. Each will present a one-shot story but also contain one

Hands On: Battletech 25th Anniversary Boxed Set

I’ve been playing Battletech nearly as long as I’ve been playing games – so when Catalyst Game Labs asked if we wanted to take a look at their newest box set weeks before it’s launch…well, let’s just say that wild horses would be required to stop me from saying yes! You might ask why the world needs another Battletech box set…

March Kickstarter Game Projects

I looked on some other crowdsourcing site and wasn’t impressed. So I’m sticking to Kickstarter only until someone convinces me otherwise. Remember that a “funded” campaign will still give out listed rewards to its contributors. Project Description Required Raised Ends Periodic Table of Elements Dice Andrew Inaba Dice with both numbers and elements $2,000 $1,065 20 days Rolling Freight Board Game APE Games Train game with special …

Bastion Back in Business

A new investor has brought Bastion Studios back to life: Bastion 2.0 is born, with a new investor. There will be quite a lot of changes, but it can only be for the good of Ex illis! We will be finalizing our battle plans and we will come back to you on thursday about what will be Bastion 2.0 ( source ) This is good…

Axis & Allies Air Force Miniatures

While Wizards of the Coast is discontinuing D&D collectible miniatures , apparently that doesn’t mean that the company has entirely given up on that type of product. Some time this year, WOTC is planning to launch a new Axis & Allies Miniatures series . This one will focus on warplanes and be 1/100 scale, hex based, and compatible with the original land game but with a new system designed…

Table Length Space Maps

CorSec Engineering has moved on from $2.50 magnetic mounts to $150 7-foot fabric tablecloths depicting outer space or a top-down ocean view. They come in several patterns, with or without hex or square grids.

The Ashcroft House: Card Stock Model and AD&D 2E Module

The Ashcroft House by Buddy Epling of Rook Stone is an elaborate card stock haunted house at 1/64th scale for 25 mm minis. The delivery is print-and-play instructions on CD, including the house, outbuildings, fence, over 100 pieces of furniture, and 40 figures. The CD also includes a walk-through and a 60 page 2nd edition AD&D module set in Ravenloft, “A Night in the Ashcroft House”. Buddy also carves a…

Sky Raiders Flying Bakugan

First, though, let’s catch up with the current releases… For season four, Mechtanium Surge Bakugan are made from die cast metal. Core Bakugan in this series include new Dragonoid, Ingram, Elfin, and Percival figures. Mobile Assault Mechtanium Surge Bakugan include Axellor , which stands tall on tank-like tracks, Hurrix , which spins at an amazing speed, and the circle-shaped Raytheus . Debuting with this group are Mechtogan Bakugan …

Monsterpocalypse Moving to Non-Collectible Format

Future releases of Privateer Press’ collectible pre-painted miniature game Monsterpocalypse will not be in collectible format. Last October they released a Two-Player Battle Box , and the first expansion to this, planned for this summer – Dangerous Monster Zone – will be available in non-random packs. ( source )

Paper Figurines

Paper Protagonists from TFC Gaming are not your standard paper standups. These are 3-dimensional, poseable, print-and-assemble, paper miniatures. I’m skeptical about their durability and the publisher’s claims that they’re easy to assemble, but they are gorgeous.

Wings of War World Record With 92 Planes

On Monday, January 24th at the Torrance Marriott in Torrance California 92 people came together to learn how to play Wings of War, the WWI Tabletop aerial combat game. The game was part of the technology conference GWAVACon, held each year in various cities around the world. This was the 16th GWAVACon and the 3rd time a Wings of War battle was …

The Lord of the Rings HeroClix

Wizkids announced Tuesday The Lord of the Rings HeroClix to begin shipping late in 2011 and available in both campaign-style boxed sets and collectible booster box formats. With a license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Wizkids will also produce a semi-cooperative The Lord of the Rings board game, where players take on the role of the Nazgul and attempt…

Bastion (Ex Illis) Shuts Down

I could have sworn we posted a number of new and interesting Ex Illis items from Studio Figurines Bastion in the last few months. Yet, here we are. Bastion has let go its entire staff and shut down, at least temporarily. “While sales are on the rise, communities are growing and our distribution network is improving everyday, it became apparent…

Wizards of the Coast Ends Miniatures Line

Wizards of the Coast has announced that it will discontinue its semi-random and collectible miniatures line with Lords of Madness being the last of its kind to be released under that distribution model. In the January Ampersand article posted at the Wizards’ website, Bill Slavicsek said that Wizards has decided to ‘depart from prepainted plastic miniatures sets’ but would still continue to produce them for special sets …

Master Series Paints HD

Reaper Miniatures is expanding its paint offerings with a series of 38 new colors in what the company is calling Master Series Paints HD . Reaper says that compared to its Core Colors, the High Density paints are “excellent for laying down fast base-coats” and “give increased coverage with smooth consistency.” Just a few of the new colors are Burning Orange, Fireball …

Master Series Paints HD

Reaper Miniatures is expanding its paint offerings with a series of 38 new colors in what the company is calling Master Series Paints HD . Reaper says that compared to its Core Colors, the High Density paints are “excellent for laying down fast base-coats” and “give increased coverage with smooth consistency.” Just a few of the new colors are Burning Orange, Fireball Orange, Turf Green, Meadow …

Stone Walls from Epsilon

Nifty 28mm walls . And, apparently, a dead tree.

Stone Walls from Epsilon

Nifty 28mm walls . And, apparently, a dead tree.