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Title: Gencon
Post by: Whisper721 on 06 July 2018, 09:11:36
Maybe I'm blind and just have not seen it......  But... Any news on the Gencon minis for this year?


Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Crackerb0x on 06 July 2018, 09:16:53
http://ironwindmetals.com/index.php/10-factory-news/81-iron-wind-metals-at-gencon-2018

There ya go, sir.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: GRUD on 06 July 2018, 23:06:11
Wulfen A - 30 Tons
Wulfen H - 35 Tons

Is that correct, or is one a typo?   ???
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Scotty on 06 July 2018, 23:18:40
It's a typo.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Psycho on 07 July 2018, 11:26:34
You haven't seen it yet. The lasers made it put on some weight...  ;)
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: DarkSpade on 07 July 2018, 13:12:37
That's just how much they're bringing to gencon.  They're expecting the H variant to be a little more popular.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: GRUD on 10 July 2018, 17:09:31
That's just how much they're bringing to gencon.  They're expecting the H variant to be a little more popular.
Are you saying they're bringing 35 TONS worth of the Wulfen H, but "Only" 30 TONS worth of the Wulfen A?    :o
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: DarkSpade on 10 July 2018, 17:47:06
Are you saying they're bringing 35 TONS worth of the Wulfen H, but "Only" 30 TONS worth of the Wulfen A?    :o

PPCs are so last year.  All the cool kids are rocking heavy lasers now.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: GRUD on 10 July 2018, 19:23:28
PPCs are so last year.  All the cool kids are rocking heavy lasers now.

I think you missed what I was asking.  I was asking if you're saying IWM will send 35 TONS of the Wulfen H mini, but "Only" 30 TONS of the Wulfen A mini.   :D



Aside from that, any pics of the Jumper?   ???
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: speck on 11 July 2018, 08:41:24
I think you missed what I was asking.  I was asking if you're saying IWM will send 35 TONS of the Wulfen H mini, but "Only" 30 TONS of the Wulfen A mini.   :D



Aside from that, any pics of the Jumper?   ???

Not yet, will have something up the week before Gencon. Best I can do with being on vacation from now until the 19th. Should have samples of them when I get back so I can go to town.

Also fixed the tonnage on the article.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Whisper721 on 12 July 2018, 17:35:52
Any Idea when pics will be avail?

Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: speck on 12 July 2018, 18:30:59
Any Idea when pics will be avail?

Some time after I get back on the 19th.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: RoundTop on 19 July 2018, 12:57:07
Some time after I get back on the 19th.

It's the 19th! Dogpile on speck! :)
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: speck on 19 July 2018, 13:47:37
It's the 19th! Dogpile on speck! :)

Lol, still sitting in airport waiting for delayed flight. So most likely early next week. Plan to begin assembling this weekend.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: RoundTop on 19 July 2018, 13:49:02
Lol, still sitting in airport waiting for delayed flight. So most likely early next week. Plan to begin assembling this weekend.

New constructionMech mods? :)

(https://78.media.tumblr.com/d719d50f37713bc84e3ea8527c2917ef/tumblr_nx2qnci3K91qcrr5qo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: speck on 19 July 2018, 13:54:25
I also will update everything that I know will make the show 100% early next week and get the Alpha list updated.

Also, if you plan to ask at gencon for any news on when Wasp / Valkyrie or other classics will be released in metal see below for the only answer I have.

nothing new to report from what I have already passed on in previous posts.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 19 July 2018, 14:01:06
I also will update everything that I know will make the show 100% early next week and get the Alpha list updated.

Also, if you plan to ask at gencon for any news on when Wasp / Valkyrie or other classics will be released in metal see below for the only answer I have.

nothing new to report from what I have already passed on in previous posts.
Dang that is exactly what I was going to ask!  ;D
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Pat Payne on 19 July 2018, 15:57:13
Also, if you plan to ask at gencon for any news on when Wasp / Valkyrie or other classics will be released in metal see below for the only answer I have.

nothing new to report from what I have already passed on in previous posts.

<joke>But it hasn't even been a month yet! You're expecting us to have patience? We wanna know nowwwww</joke>

More seriously, I'm on tenterhooks for new news on that front, but understand you have none to give yet. Patience is a virtue.
Looking forward to the pics of the jumper -- I can't get to Indy, but I'm looking forward to buying some online if they're available after Gencon  :)
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 19 July 2018, 16:11:27
<joke>But it hasn't even been a month yet! You're expecting us to have patience? We wanna know nowwwww</joke>

More seriously, I'm on tenterhooks for new news on that front, but understand you have none to give yet. Patience is a virtue.
Looking forward to the pics of the jumper -- I can't get to Indy, but I'm looking forward to buying some online if they're available after Gencon  :)
My Guess they will keep the power dry until Gen Con and all that can will be revealed. 
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Scotty on 19 July 2018, 19:33:18
My Guess they will keep the power dry until Gen Con and all that can will be revealed.

Speck literally just told you what the answer if you ask at GenCon was going to be.

Pump the brakes guys.  Patience is a virtue.  Saying that doesn't mean you're using it.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 19 July 2018, 22:46:57
Speck literally just told you what the answer if you ask at GenCon was going to be.

Pump the brakes guys.  Patience is a virtue.  Saying that doesn't mean you're using it.
I am not referring to what Speck knows now, I am talking about the higher ups revealing what they could if allowed, so show some patience please with us old timers too. Thank you
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: speck on 19 July 2018, 22:52:42
I am not referring to what Speck knows now, I am talking about the higher ups revealing what they could if allowed, so show some patience please with us old timers too. Thank you

I can tell you the answer will be what I posted already for IWM.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: pheonixstorm on 19 July 2018, 23:03:52
While it would be nice if IWM could surprise up with a new first run or some official word at GenCon they probably won't have word from CGL until after the con and everything has settled down.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 19 July 2018, 23:12:09
I can tell you the answer will be what I posted already for IWM.
What I meant was CGL, if they can maybe give us the word. Sorry Speck but it’s been a long day and I am a little obsessive when it comes to this issue (pheonixstrom can tell you) no offense intended.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: pheonixstorm on 20 July 2018, 06:12:54
Considering how good the Wasp looked when it was in production... who wouldn't be obsessed with getting more :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 July 2018, 09:46:16
nothing new to report from what I have already passed on in previous posts.

Can't wait...I get people asking me at least twice, sometimes three times a day.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 20 July 2018, 10:19:27
Can't wait...I get people asking me at least twice, sometimes three times a day.
I have a question, as a store owner has this increased peoples interest in Battletech/Alpha Strike in recent months?
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 July 2018, 16:51:07
I have a question, as a store owner has this increased peoples interest in Battletech/Alpha Strike in recent months?

Yes a little, but, the new HBS Battletech game caused a big spike in sales for those specific figures that are in the game.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Scotty on 20 July 2018, 19:41:56
Obligatory reminder that it has in fact been less than one month since the result of the case.  I wager it'd be difficult to affect things "in recent months" given that. ;)
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Dragon41673 on 20 July 2018, 20:02:22
Obligatory reminder that it has in fact been less than one month since the result of the case.  I wager it'd be difficult to affect things "in recent months" given that. ;)

I believe, at least that's how I took his question, he is meaning overall interest in actual tabletop game...not the Wasp & Valkyrie themselves since neither are in the game.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 27 July 2018, 17:10:09
Wasp and Valkyrie!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Bedwyr on 27 July 2018, 17:11:52
Yeah, how 'bout that, eh?
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: jimdigris on 27 July 2018, 17:25:13
Wasp and Valkyrie!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Where is this found?
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: abou on 27 July 2018, 17:29:23
CGL's webpage.

https://www.catalystgamelabs.com/2018/07/27/catalyst-game-labs-at-gen-con-2018/
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Luciora on 27 July 2018, 17:56:40
Yay!  New friends!
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: ColBosch on 27 July 2018, 18:56:12
Well, I think that nicely answers any questions folks might still have.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Feenix74 on 28 July 2018, 01:27:45
I am so looking forward to getting my hands on a bunch of classic Wasp miniatures.

For a bit of nostalgia, I think I will just have to paint one in homage to the paint job of the Wasp on Ral Partha Light Lance box set [10-802]  >:D
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: The_Livewire on 28 July 2018, 13:14:49
Do we have images of the Royal Shadow Hawk yet?
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Luciora on 28 July 2018, 14:31:22
So who do I mug/bribePM to try and get me a Valk or 2?
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: pheonixstorm on 29 July 2018, 14:53:24
Well hopefully It won't take too long after GenCon for the Wasp to go back into production and the Valkyrie to enter production :D
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: klarg1 on 30 July 2018, 10:00:22
Well hopefully It won't take too long after GenCon for the Wasp to go back into production and the Valkyrie to enter production :D

I know this is nit-picking, but: Did they actually announce an official return to production? It says that a small number will be available in the booth, but it doesn't actually say what IWM's longer-term plans might be.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: worktroll on 30 July 2018, 10:18:46
And they didn't say it wasn't. Nor did they say there'd be a limited edition 8" Natasha Kerensky figure, with optional tee-shirt. Or not.

IWM bust a gut to get some to GenCon. I believe we can take that as a positive sign - at the busiest time of the year for them, they did that. Let them come back from GenCon, shed the con crud, and update their schedules.

Go forth, and pick nits no more ;)
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: wolfspider on 30 July 2018, 10:30:50
And they didn't say it wasn't. Nor did they say there'd be a limited edition 8" Natasha Kerensky figure, with optional tee-shirt. Or not.


Yes Please!  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: klarg1 on 30 July 2018, 12:10:29
And they didn't say it wasn't. Nor did they say there'd be a limited edition 8" Natasha Kerensky figure, with optional tee-shirt. Or not.

IWM bust a gut to get some to GenCon. I believe we can take that as a positive sign - at the busiest time of the year for them, they did that. Let them come back from GenCon, shed the con crud, and update their schedules.

Go forth, and pick nits no more ;)

Oh, I take it as an extremely positive sign. I just don't want Speck to have to go into "expectation management mode" too often before they actually announce something.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Colt Ward on 31 July 2018, 17:56:08
Regarding the Wasp & Valkyrie . . . the Wasp production was halted when the lawsuit came out, and the Valkyrie was supposed to be the next quarter's mini IIRC- I was wanting a Marauder or Warhammer!  enough of the lights!-  While it takes some time to plug it back into the schedule I imagine, this is probably left over Wasp inventory from the hold and maybe the first runs of the Valkyrie . . . hopefully they are plugged back into blocks at some point.

And since those MAD-7D arms really look like they belong on a Classic MAD-3R . . . hopefully that is on the way.
Title: Re: Gencon
Post by: Psycho on 01 August 2018, 09:16:16
And since those MAD-7D arms really look like they belong on a Classic MAD-3R . . . hopefully that is on the way.

Nope. Different source art, and completely different project. One's been complete for a year, the other hasn't even been discussed.