Saturday, September 29, 2012

MicroWorld Games, Lizard Riders

Here are some Lizard Riders and TEF from MicroWorld Games.  As you can see some of the Lizard Riders are massive.

Thunderbolt Mountain - Fairies

Here are some really fun Thunderbolt Mountain Fairies.  I had a bunch of Fairy Meat figures and thought these would be perfect.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Clockwork Goblin miniatures release schedule

Here is an update on Clockwork Goblin miniatures release schedule.

Wave 1 
US heavy infantry and German heavy infantry with command figures, German zombies and US coyote light walkers.

Wave 2 should come soon after Wave 1 and will be based on how fast Wave 1 sells out.

Wave 2
US medium walkers and German light walkers.

Wave 3

German Heavy Walkers, US drop capable walker and four infantry level units.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Clockwork Goblin Miniatures German Light Walker

Here is another upcoming unit from Clockwork Goblin Miniatures called the German Light Walker. They are going to have at least 3 variants including 37mm Gun (pictured below), Flame Thrower and Missile Pod.

DreamForge Games, Kickstarter

Mark Mondragon is really kicking it with Kickstarter.  He has some pretty amazing figures coming out because of it.  You can pick up some smaller versions of the Leviathan/Crusader (4.5 inches tall / 15mm scale) for $44 or get a bigger version for $89.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

MicroWorld Games, Walkers

Steve from MicroWorld Games has released some really nice 6mm walkers for the Kreen faction including 2 Drone Walker variants, 2 Siafu Walker variants and an Overlord Heavy Walker. 

The Overlord is the biggest of the bunch with dimensions of L: 45mm (hull) W: 43mm (legspan) H: 27mm.

Dreadball, Kickstarter

Dreadball, another Kickstarter project is humming along nicely.  If you like Blood Bowl, where you combine miniatures with sports, you will probably like Dreadball.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Urban Mammoth, Neo-Iskandrian Starter Strike Team

The folks over at Urban Mammoth are giving away Three Neo-Iskandrian Starter Strike Teams.  The catch - Simply "LIKE" Urban Mammoth's Facebook page to have a chance of winning, if you COMMENT on their Facebook announcement post then you'll double your chances and if you SHARE that post you'll even quadruple your chances.

The 3 winners will each receive a Neo-Iskandrian Starter Strike Team.  They will be shipped free of charge to your door.

The Drawing will be made September 17th.

I have a bunch of the 28-32mm Urban War figures and quite like them. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Spinning Top, Peg Top

This weekend I hit a bunch of antique stores looking for various antiques on my checklist including Indian Clubs (workout clubs), cool wooden boxes, old fans, rubber stamp storage drawers, bocce/petanque balls and a few other things.

One of the things we came across were a bunch of old spinning tops, throwing tops or peg tops as they are sometimes called.  These are wooden spinning tops kids used back in the day.

I never used one and had to go to the internet to figure out how they were used. 

The throwing top, in general, is pear shaped, usually with some sort of point at the narrow end and which is wound by a cord and thrown to unwind the cord from the top, causing the top to spin.

I am guessing the ones I found are probably from the US and date back to 1930-1960s.  It would be interesting to see if there are any other miniature collectors out there that have these and if they ever use them.