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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I ordered this, another T-Rex, another Triceratops, Stegosaurus and a Diplodocus/Brontosaurus.

 

Yeah I know...I already have a few...

 

The Lost World Army will be filled with Ancient Ones.

 

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I wasn't aware the scientific community had made an announcement that dinosaurs are now believed to have been covered in glitter. :rock:

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2 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I wasn't aware the scientific community had made an announcement that dinosaurs are now believed to have been covered in glitter. :rock:

..........I may have had something to do with that. :ph34r:

 

 

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Yay, finally got my package from Secret Weapon, their painting practice sticks and a bag-o-crap. So now I have nearly 80 1-inch and up bases to play with, as well as 4 ovals and a pile of less-than-1-inch ones. On the down side, I also have these two things that I can only imagine are either some sort of scifi passage or a tank deck. Can anyone hand me a clue what they might be? 

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17 minutes ago, Lostbug said:

Yay, finally got my package from Secret Weapon, their painting practice sticks and a bag-o-crap. So now I have nearly 80 1-inch and up bases to play with, as well as 4 ovals and a pile of less-than-1-inch ones. On the down side, I also have these two things that I can only imagine are either some sort of scifi passage or a tank deck. Can anyone hand me a clue what they might be? 

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The doors of a front loading washer and dryer?

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1 hour ago, Lostbug said:

Yay, finally got my package from Secret Weapon, their painting practice sticks and a bag-o-crap. So now I have nearly 80 1-inch and up bases to play with, as well as 4 ovals and a pile of less-than-1-inch ones. On the down side, I also have these two things that I can only imagine are either some sort of scifi passage or a tank deck. Can anyone hand me a clue what they might be? 

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Looks similar to the access hatch to a Space Marines Rhino.

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4 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I wasn't aware the scientific community had made an announcement that dinosaurs are now believed to have been covered in glitter. :rock:

::P:

Don't worry they will get a decent paintjob.

If you look at my Lost World Project you see that I do paint them colourful, but there is no glitter involved yet...

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29 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Looks similar to the access hatch to a Space Marines Rhino.

 

I was thinking something like that, just wasn’t sure if I wasn’t aware of some different sort of base since I count myself as a newbie.

 

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3 hours ago, Lostbug said:

Yay, finally got my package from Secret Weapon, their painting practice sticks and a bag-o-crap. So now I have nearly 80 1-inch and up bases to play with, as well as 4 ovals and a pile of less-than-1-inch ones. On the down side, I also have these two things that I can only imagine are either some sort of scifi passage or a tank deck. Can anyone hand me a clue what they might be? 

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Goblin shields!! 

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5 hours ago, Lostbug said:

Yay, finally got my package from Secret Weapon, their painting practice sticks and a bag-o-crap. So now I have nearly 80 1-inch and up bases to play with, as well as 4 ovals and a pile of less-than-1-inch ones. On the down side, I also have these two things that I can only imagine are either some sort of scifi passage or a tank deck. Can anyone hand me a clue what they might be? 

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Flight stand pieces. You stick a big translucent cylinder in those to hold up heavy flying vehicles. 

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The story starts and ends with the Labyrinth board game. The one based on the movie, with the figures. And it's a long story, so all you TLDR types, just go on to the next post that's brief enough to get your attention.

jisp_jim_hensons_labyrinth_board_game.jpg.5010c818d5cdfa37fbc2e1c1d5688305.jpg The film Labyrinth is a bizarre, dreamlike excursion which, I am told, didn't do so hot when it came out, but has boomeranged BIG in the years since. I was completely unaware of it when it came out. It was the eighties, and I was much younger then, being heavily involved in gaming, drug trafficking, and the development of better marital aids. But I digress. Point is, I never even heard of this movie; it came and went and never showed up on my radar. Which is a shame, because its visual design was heavily influenced by Brian Froud, an artist whose work I greatly admire.

 

64103669_41wINjjqsXL._AC_UL320_SR222320_.jpg.1c1b83cd8cf524f936995edc0b3956c2.jpg Back in high school, I got hold of this book, Faeries, which showcased the work of Alan Lee and Brian Froud, and pretty much put 'em both on the map, to my understanding. It's a great book. Go out and buy a copy; it's STILL in print, albeit in special anniversary editions. But I digress again; the point is, that this book REALLY fired me up for the art of Brian Froud. Which is why, when The Dark Crystal came out, I very much wanted to see it; he did a lot of the visual design work.

220px-The_Dark_Crystal_Film_Poster.jpg.e5cc0ea7f0177ef0583cd197bff6b7a2.jpg And I saw it, and I liked it, but for some reason, when Labyrinth came out, I was distracted, and missed the whole thing. So it goes. Until I noticed this book at a used bookstore...

Labyrinthgoblins.gif.05110f89e63671e9d9244aa70f913b93.gif Whoa. New Brian Froud book? Terry Jones... Terry Jones... where have I heard that name before? Did I go to high school with a Terry Jones? Is he British? And it was only in reading the introduction, in which the narrator describes Froud discovering archaeological evidence of goblins and a Labyrinth, in between guzzling bottles and bottles and bottles of exquisite French wine, that I realized: Terry Jones. A member of Monty Python, did a lot of their writing, tended to get overshadowed by Michael Palin! Played Sir Bedevere and codirected Monty Python and the Holy Grail! And HE wrote this thing? Two bucks? Shaddap and take my money!

Still have it. And it was funny as all hell. Essentially, Jones took Froud's preproduction concept sketches and wrote little biographies for each individual goblin that you see in the background of the movie. Not Jareth the Goblin King, not Ludo, not anyone with much in the way of lines, but as you might recall, there were a LOT of background goblins.

And this was how I discovered there was a movie with a labyrinth full of goblins. And after this, well, I had to go out and see this movie, right? And by then, it had vanished from mortal ken, not in any theatres, nowhere to be seen.

Well, it was still the Eighties, the Age of VHS, and so I sought to rent the thing somewhere. It took an effort. For some reason, it was like this movie didn't WANT to be seen. But I was a dedicated film buff, and knew where to look, and eventually, Labyrinth presented itself, although it took a good cleaning before I could watch the thing; as far as I could determine, the last renter had let it sit all night in a puddle of soda before returning it. And he didn't even rewind.

And I watched the movie, and found it downright enchanting. Still perhaps David Bowie's finest film appearance. Definitely his codpiece's finest hour. It's like someone decided to let Bowie and Jennifer Connelly run around in this big amazing work of art, interact with OTHER artworks, at least one of which had their own musical number. Neat movie!

And decades later, last Reapercon, on the way back to the airport, we stopped in a game shop... and they had the GOBLINS expansion set for LABYRINTH: THE BOARD GAME. With five little goblin figures, straight out of Froud's art and Jones' hilarious biographies... well, yeah, SURE I bought it!

wehastrouble36.jpg.0fff81baecdb9bb964a8017286f2a2d8.jpgSo... there's a Labyrinth board game? With FIGURES?

So naturally, I couldn't FIND the thing. Supposedly, it retailed for fifty bucks, but online retailers wanted a hundred, except for the ones who'd be happy to take retail, but, whoops, we're out of stock, sorry... want the expansion set? We got plenty of expansion sets...

Drove me nuts. In between the moments of real life, I kept an eye out, but the cheapest I ever saw it was seventy, with another twenty shipping and handling... although I did notice there was also a Dark Crystal board game from the same company.

pic3794627.jpg.bcb06ad4fd2100b876f99775c29a81f9.jpg Yow. Skeksis figures? That's tempting. Fifty bucks? Maybe not THAT tempting. Until, while I hunted for a retailer willing to sell me Labyrinth at a sane price point, Amazon decided to sell Dark Crystal for seventeen bucks.

Urrrgh. Yeah, I bought it. This IS the acquisitions thread, right? And Skeksis figures... But I digress.

FINALLY, this past week, Amazon suddenly offered Labyrinth for something like thirty bucks. And naturally, I jumped on it. FINALLY!

And now I have two boardgames, an expansion, and some painting to do.

And for some reason, all these online retailers are NOW offering Labyrinth for something like thirty dollars.

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14 hours ago, Lostbug said:

Yay, finally got my package from Secret Weapon, their painting practice sticks and a bag-o-crap. So now I have nearly 80 1-inch and up bases to play with, as well as 4 ovals and a pile of less-than-1-inch ones. On the down side, I also have these two things that I can only imagine are either some sort of scifi passage or a tank deck. Can anyone hand me a clue what they might be? 

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Someone beat me to it, but yup, flight stand adapters. 

 

13 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Looks similar to the access hatch to a Space Marines Rhino.

I believe it is mentioned on their product page that they were designed to have a similar look to sci-fi vehicles, but they sure have a Space Marine vibe to them, which I don't mind ^_^

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19 hours ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

FINALLY, this past week, Amazon suddenly offered Labyrinth for something like thirty bucks. And naturally, I jumped on it. FINALLY!

 

I've been looking for this forever, and it had just fallen off my radar so I hadn't checked Amazon in a while until I saw your post and it was still on sale! Also I bought the expansion. I am very excited. THANKS!

 

ALSO: I just got the notification that my Secret Weapon order (bag o crap) is out for delivery. Is it 5pm yet? I want to go home!

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1 hour ago, TheMandolin said:

 

I've been looking for this forever, and it had just fallen off my radar so I hadn't checked Amazon in a while until I saw your post and it was still on sale! Also I bought the expansion. I am very excited. THANKS!

 

ALSO: I just got the notification that my Secret Weapon order (bag o crap) is out for delivery. Is it 5pm yet? I want to go home!

 

Glad to be of help. Glad it was still on sale. Something over a week ago, Amazon wanted seventy bucks for the thing (plus shipping; the vendor wasn't on Prime).

I share in your delight of savings.

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