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There's also a batcave nano metal set that looks like it would be good for repurposing.

Also here's a video of the HP one that shows all the parts (starts around 7 min mark)


   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

I didn't want to be the guy who posts this in the Bones 4 thread, but I found this at the dollar store.
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Portland, OR

Wow, which chain of dollar stores? I'll go looking if we have them here.
   
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SoCal

Dollar Tree, I think.

   
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This is vaguely related. (US players only)

Just saw on the news that Toys R' Us (large US commercial toystore chain) is considering declaring bankruptcy. While in many cases this doesn't result in a chain shutting down (somehow), it's very likely you could be seeing some major stores closing....always worth keeping an eye on for discount stuff if they have going-out-of-business sales.


 
   
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Oooo might be time to grab that one crane

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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Arlington, va

 Elbows wrote:
This is vaguely related. (US players only)

Just saw on the news that Toys R' Us (large US commercial toystore chain) is considering declaring bankruptcy. While in many cases this doesn't result in a chain shutting down (somehow), it's very likely you could be seeing some major stores closing....always worth keeping an eye on for discount stuff if they have going-out-of-business sales.



The rumor comes around every few years, but apparently this last year or so has been really bad for retail so this might be it.

Walmart and the Internet are just killing them, they make all their money on Babies R Us.

 
   
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SoCal

Gilda, it turned out to be a 99Cents Only store. They have a lot of great stuff for terrain there.

   
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I got the best armyman set for 40K ever for $10 at Reny's (I fear that is only a Maine, USA thing). It was called "River combat, and featured vaguely USA and East German forces, but everything had tons of rivets on it. Scale varied but lots of it will be usable. Four Jeeps, truck with radar dish, truck with MRS, two paper fold buildings, quonset hut (a little small, but convertable), sandbag enclosure, two quite detailed artillery pieces, two highly convertible stealth bombers, two bridges, two missiles on wagons. Some other stuff out of scale but great for making junk piles when cut up. Amazing value. Just goes to show it pays to look closely at what might be in the bag!
   
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https://www.amazon.com/Banpresto-Dragon-5-9-Inch-Friezas-Spaceship/dp/B013X7RPKY/ref=sr_1_31?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1505995920&sr=1-31&keywords=spaceship

One of the ships from Dragon Ball, a bit pricey at $23 but a good flying sauce for various game needs.

 
   
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That could easily be done up into some kind of Rogue Trader or commercial flying vehicle --- with some grime and gribbly bits it's easy to see it in 40K.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Or a flying disc for Magnus for when he doesn't want to use his wings

 
   
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Whoah! I like that thing!
   
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30" tall

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imaginext-DC-Super-Friends-Batbot-Xtreme-/362173910492

Well that's my Night Lords Reaver Titan sorted.

 
   
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I've been going nuts looking for this entry. Turns out it was in the Science Fiction kit thread rather than the toy thread where it should be

https://hlj.com/product/tkt97755




 
   
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What a great potential piece for a land train and a very cool scenario/terrain piece...

 
   
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I've seen one of these once, in real life. It was surreal, at the time I didn't know such a machine even existed or could exist. I was on a high school excursion to an open cut coal mine in Eastern Germany (for no particular reason), and as we turned a corner, looking down one of those deep, kilometre long corridors into the ground, there was one of these beasts towering above us. The size of a city block, maybe 30 stories high and rigged like a huge, steel galleon. It was just incomprehensible.

Also Lego, for most types of buildings and fortifications. And you could play skirmish games, like Mordheim using lego men, because changing equipment would be really easy.
   
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There are LEGO wargaming rules floating about the Internet already.
   
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MN

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Elbows wrote:
This is vaguely related. (US players only)

Just saw on the news that Toys R' Us (large US commercial toystore chain) is considering declaring bankruptcy. While in many cases this doesn't result in a chain shutting down (somehow), it's very likely you could be seeing some major stores closing....always worth keeping an eye on for discount stuff if they have going-out-of-business sales.



The rumor comes around every few years, but apparently this last year or so has been really bad for retail so this might be it.

Walmart and the Internet are just killing them, they make all their money on Babies R Us.


Not a rumor. They filed in 3rd quarter all ready.

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 kestral wrote:
I got the best armyman set for 40K ever for $10 at Reny's (I fear that is only a Maine, USA thing). It was called "River combat, and featured vaguely USA and East German forces, but everything had tons of rivets on it.


Do you happen to remember the brand?
   
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Local store had about 5 of these. Painted up they look great AMAZON has them for 13$ each. On my work blackberry right now (I know lol), can anyway link the jpeg?


https://www.amazon.com/BMC-Bombed-French-Farm-House/dp/B000ST0OVS/ref=pd_sim_21_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=R7ZJPS9763WWH9TRWQY6


 
   
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Anyone need Necromunda Walkways?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSPCVWL/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A356B9SKXB6KHX



8" long, 3" wide, so too narrow for most 40k vehicles (great for Epic!) but decent enough for infantry. 2 for $10.

 
   
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SoCal

Darn it! Handrails! Guess I can't use them for Star Wars Legions.

   
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Mississippi

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Darn it! Handrails! Guess I can't use them for Star Wars Legions.


Sure you can - just turn them upside down so the handrails become support beams!

It never ends well 
   
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Chicago

Finally got my reviews up for the Harry Potter
Gryffindor Tower https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/10/09/review-harry-potter-hogwarts-fun/
and 20 figure pack. https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/12/11/harry-potter-nano-metalfigs-update-20-pack-and-next-releases/

Really fun and affordable stuff for those wanting to try HP wargaming and willing to do it in 38mm (aprox 1/43).

AndrewGPaul wrote:There are LEGO wargaming rules floating about the Internet already.

There are, but if it's Brikwars you're talking about, they're more fun to read than to actually play. I've had alot more fun using Song of Blades and Heroes for LEGO battles.

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Anyone need Necromunda Walkways?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSPCVWL/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A356B9SKXB6KHX



8" long, 3" wide, so too narrow for most 40k vehicles (great for Epic!) but decent enough for infantry. 2 for $10.

Nice.
I have one or two of those. They originated in army men playsets. They're nice, but they are made of polyurethane so be sure to use some krylon camo (with "fusion") to prime them.

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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
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Anyone looking for a quick underhive?



https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Wheels-Super-Ultimate-Garage/dp/B01N7XH9UU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1517558007&sr=8-2&keywords=hot+wheels+super+ultimate+garage

 
   
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The orange and blue King Kong is a nice addition. One doesn't normally see something like that in a Hot Wheels set.

Now showing Shieldmaiden Hearthguard from Bad Squiddo!

Painting total as of 10/13/2018: 187 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse and a rice paddy and a whole bunch of resin Frostgrave terrain.
Painting total for 2017: 267 plus two SF buildings and two specimen tanks and two Treemen and two chariots and lots of Frostgrave ruins and an evil tree, six mythos monsters, two GF9 swamps and fifteen pieces of scatter terrain.

 
   
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If you play Gaslands any Hot Wheels of Matchbox cars will do. If you get the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Kid showed, you have stuff for more than one game!

Do you like Free Wargames?
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One of the kids in my Kids of War group found what looks amazingly like a cheap ripoff of the old GW Ork Battlewagon - the original open topped one that looks like a steam powered dune buggy with metal wheels... he is using it for a dwarf Steel Behemoth.

He found it used in the cheap toys bin of the local Goodwill.

And I have no idea what company made the thing.... It is an obvious ripoff of the battlewagon, and was made in China.

The Auld Grump - so danged jealous of the kid's luck....

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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We just bought two Hot Wheels Imperial Speeder Bikes at Walmart for $3.97 apiece on closeout. Probably not cool for Legion, but the scale looks just about perfect for Star Wars Miniatures Battles. And the price was right!



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