Once all three of the Collect & Build sets are assembled, they can also be built into a boost frame. The boost frame is a non enclosed, one man space fighter, which was first seen in the Halo Legends animated short 'The Package.'Click to read more...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
A Target Exclusive, the Halo Bloks Collector's Edition Pack includes 8 figures, four UNSC and four Covenant. For this installment we will be looking at the Covenant side.Click to read more...
Sunday, December 8, 2013
I don't know anything about WOW. I played Warcraft II back in the day but that was before a lot of the sub-factions you see in the current games had emerged. Back then it was mostly Orcs vs. Humans. Sure there were elves and goblins, but they were mostly support units and were on the human or orc side, respectively.
As such, I don't really know much about 'Worgens' which is what this guy is labelled as on the box. In any event, I got it because he has a werewolf head. This is something I am sure I can use for some project or other. Also, his armor has sculpted angel wings on the pauldrons. Again, this is surely something I can take advantage of. Not sure for what yet, but it will come to me.
Regardless, I came to like these figures because of how customizable they are from the removable armor pieces. So when I came upon some old wave / sets I had never seen before at reduced price at Big Lots, I had to jump on it!
Saturday, December 7, 2013
A Target Exclusive, the Halo Bloks Collector's Edition Pack includes 8 figures, four UNSC and four Covenant. For this installment we will be looking at the UNSC side.Click to read more...
Friday, December 6, 2013
Essentially, what you get is what it says on the tin. The mawbeasts look like hellhounds or something rather than squigs, and the goblins look more like goblins than grots, but you can definitely see where they were going.
The level of detail and customizing options looks to be less than what you would get from GW, but on the flip side, you are looking at a set which the street price seems to be half what you would get for a box of Boyz.
Additionally, this looks like a great way to start a crew for one of my favorite pieces of Apocrypha: Gorka Morka!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hey all, Counterfett here. Following up on yesterday's post about the Enforcers, this morning we take a look at the flip side of that coin: the Rebs. The Rebs are a pretty straightforward alien and human coalition which opposes the Corporation (I think that's the guys who have the enforcers). Sort of like the Rebel Alliance from Star Wars.
As befits their back story, instead of heavy equipment or cutting edge weaponry like the Enforcers, the Rebs instead have those places filled by alien infantry. The Rebs in general look disheveled, makeshift, and less organized than the Enforcers. I think Mantic has done a phenomenal job of making a counterpoint force here, though I suppose these guys would be a lot harder to paint to a decent standard than the more conventional forces.
The neat thing is that, unlike 40k, these Rebs do not look like they are necessarily 'evil' like Traitor Guard or Chaos Marines are. Kind of a gray area army choice. In fact, they way these guys are dressed and painted makes them somewhat reminiscent of Serenity/Firefly Browncoats. Not a bad thing.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
I'm not shy about it, I love Mantic. I have a bunch of their stuff, and I anticipate getting more. Disclaimer finished. With that out of the way, I will admit that I did not contribute to the Deadzone Kickstarter. I've only participated in one kickstarter, and that was for a friend, and I STILL managed to not get anything from it.
Still, now that these are on imminent arrival watch, I am getting pretty excited. When the sci-fi version of Kings of War came out (why can't I remember what that was called?), I immediately played around with that. Now this looks like a possible alternative for Space Hulk. I do love Space Hulk like a child, but playing a game with actual manufacturer support is good for the soul.
As to the Enforcers themselves, this looks like a pretty neat set. You get troops, snipers, assault guys, a commander, sentry guns. Essentially a 'drop team' for playing the game. The only downside is that there doesn't seem to be much possibility for customization. However, since they are supposed to represent specific team characteristics, I suppose that's not a bad thing.
The actual Enforcers models resemble a mix between Robocop and Space Marines to my eye. Now, this might be in part due to the paint scheme, but they really resemble a tac squad with sleeker lines and a more 'golden age' of sci fi aesthetic that their Grim-Dark counterparts.