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Title: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 18 August 2011, 23:29:20
Updated 3-8-14! 

New file attached to this post.  .xls file available on PM request, it's too big for the site despite being only the exact same info.



Currently a work in progress that's about 85% complete, here's the latest result of my effort to catalog everything that ever had the Battletech IP stamped on it.  Waste of time, yeah, but that's what hobbies are for. 

Instead of one big text list, I've been working to input everything into a spreadsheet format, which allows me to add a whole ton more information.  This is Open Office spreadsheet, which I think opens fine in Excel, but I'm not sure.  I can convert it to .xls format, but then it goes from 96k to 459k, well above the file size limit our board can handle.

For those who don't want to download and just want a peek, here's what you'll miss:

A full list of all official products, with bonus useless information
A full list of Battletech and MWDA novels
A full list of Fiction provided by Battlecorps (in progress, titles only at this time, thx Roosterboy)
A list of all Battletech licensed product, including pins, patches, dice, models, toys and Mechforce uniquie product
A list of promotional materials like posters, catalogs and tournament prizes
A list of all computer programs in the Battletech universe, including strategy guides
A list of all licensed magazine like Battletechnology, Stardate and MECH
A catalog of articles from unlicensed general gaming magazines
A breakdown of the Battletech CCG, listing card name, set and rarity (complete to Crusade)
Miniatures.  All of them.  So you all can stop bugging me for my inventory sheets now!
Sections incomplete include a complete listing of all MWDA game pieces and an index of foreign language products. 

I'm always looking for input, so if you know of anything you don't see on the list please give a holler.  I can't promise there isn't an error or two here and there, but I've striven for accuracy in everything.  There's a lot more to talk about, but I know people don't like reading the walls of text, so I'll just answer questions if there are any.  Enjoy!

.xls format for Excel users can be found at the link below, thanks to Doug Glendower!

http://battletech.cavaliercavalry.com/btpdf.shtml (http://battletech.cavaliercavalry.com/btpdf.shtml)



Update - 12-25-2014

Merry Christmas!  Latest update includes all product released this year (or should, at least), and I've completed the MWDA section.  Battlecorp fiction list still needs to be updated, and I still haven't worked on the foreign language product, though a couple people have sent me some excellent lists.  As usual, all input is welcome!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Snake Eyes on 18 August 2011, 23:43:54
Ok JP, seems you have too much time on your hands ;D

seriously though, thats a lot of stuff you put together
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 18 August 2011, 23:54:33
Yes, I do have too much time on my hands.  I needed something to fill it!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Dak on 18 August 2011, 23:55:36
Well that's just crazy awesome useful. Thanks Jal!

Dak
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 19 August 2011, 01:16:49
Is it possible to put it up in another file format?  I'm having trouble getting the .ods to work well.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: ANS Kamas P81 on 19 August 2011, 01:37:06
Where's the Comstar House book (1628) at?!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: StoneGiant on 19 August 2011, 01:40:04
Is it possible to put it up in another file format?  I'm having trouble getting the .ods to work well.
Yes please, an Excel of this would be very helpful!  :D
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: jymset on 19 August 2011, 02:14:21
You, Sir Jal, are a genius. [notworthy]
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jerrard on 19 August 2011, 06:48:15
Awesome list you put together. Helps with checking what I am missing in my humble collection.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 19 August 2011, 09:47:08
Is it possible to put it up in another file format?  I'm having trouble getting the .ods to work well.
Yes please, an Excel of this would be very helpful!  :D

When converted to .xls, it comes out to almost 500K, too much for our board to handle.  PM me an email and I'll send it to you.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: mbear on 19 August 2011, 10:01:49
When converted to .xls, it comes out to almost 500K, too much for our board to handle.  PM me an email and I'll send it to you.
Can you save it as a CSV file? That's a lot smaller and compatible with most spreadsheet programs. You'll lose any fancy formatting, but if you just want to get information out there it's a decent option.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: scatcat on 19 August 2011, 10:46:17
epic
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: CranstonSnord on 19 August 2011, 10:49:29
FYI, you can save the ods file, then upload it to Google Docs just fine, without having Open Office installed...   [rockon]
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: I am Belch II on 19 August 2011, 11:09:26
Now do I want to print this up, and start highlighting what I have. Then get mad becuase I don't have some of the special ones!!!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 19 August 2011, 12:04:59
Impressive work; I see you expanded the scope and improved the sorting since the last forum crash. Good to have this back!
Need any help with the German products?

"Errata":

- The ISBN10 of More Tales of the Black Widow is 1555601073. Says Sarna.net, and I know this to be correct because I put it there. Plus, Amazon also says it's correct. :)

- There's at least one "corrected printing" of TRO3057 (the 3rd printing) with altered (cut) content. They removed the notion that a Tramp-class variant with 4 collars and a LFB was observed with the Clans. I have both editions of the book on my shelf. When asked, Herb ruled that the report remained canonical although not neccessarily correct, because it was simply omitted and not rescinded.

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Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 19 August 2011, 12:50:05
Thanks for the Black Widow ISBN.  For some reason, my copy has no ISBN, neither on the back cover nor on the copyright page.  The TRO is a second or more printing, and I'm trying to work out the best way to mark those.  right now I just note that there were corrected printings in the notes column.

I'd love help with the German stuff.  I had a link from either you or Jymset saved in my PM box, but that was on the old forum.  If you've got something, please PM me with it or post here!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 19 August 2011, 14:57:54
I take it the PM in question was too new to be included in the forum archive (you can still log in and access your PMs on the archived forum, at least up until the backup took place)?

Anyways, yes - I'll help if I can. I am essentially doing the same work for the Sarna.net BTW, trying to hunt down every last BT product. I may have to rely on your list and knowledge in a number of instances.
I can give you the entire German FanPro catalogue (I think) and I can also point out a number of instances where FanPro didn't merely translate, but expanded the material (like additional scenarios in Tales of the Black Widow, additional rules, stables and 'Mechs in the German Solaris VII box, etc.) though that list won't be complete as I don't actually own some German products.
Perhaps Jymset can help out and fill the gaps, or work down the list from the other end. My suggested modus operandi would be to email you an excel (or open office, if you prefer) file with the data and you can then copy & paste it into your master file.
May I suggest that you create a separate subdirectory for "translated" items and "original foreign language products" - I have seen Italian and Spanish novels and game products on ebay so they do exist, I just don't know if they adhered 100% to the FASA originals or added original stuff like FanPro did. May be worth to hunt down Spanish and Italian users on this forum and see if they're interested in joining the project.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: DancingTofu on 20 August 2011, 03:08:17
Jal Phoenix, you are awesome, thanks for you hard work in putting this all together! <3
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Doug Glendower on 20 August 2011, 04:05:22
Jal, you want me to host the .XLS of this on Cavalier Cavalry? I'll do it in a heartbeat. If so, send me a PM, and I'll get you an email to send it to.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Caturix on 20 August 2011, 04:55:43
That's really an awesome lot of works !! Thanks a lot :) !!

If it helps, the Tales of the Black Widow scenario pack was translated in French as "Récits de la Compagnie de la Veuve Noire" by a firm called Hexagonal. It sports the number "00501" . The last page is a translation list of 55 mechs into French (and some sounds really stupid in my mother-tongue, believe me !!)

The Box set, also translated by Hexagonal, got the number "00500", and the ISBN "0-931787-64-5 FASA2000"

I don't have Mechwarrior/Technoguerrier with me at the moment, but I can find the relevant informations if need be.

There was no other battletech products ever translated into French.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Doug Glendower on 20 August 2011, 20:35:11
And the .xls file is up on Cavalier Cavalry, with Jal's permission in the PDF library section.

http://battletech.cavaliercavalry.com/btpdf.shtml (http://battletech.cavaliercavalry.com/btpdf.shtml)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 20 August 2011, 20:55:48
Thanks, Doug!  I've added the link to the first post for ease of access.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: StoneGiant on 21 August 2011, 03:59:40
Thank you kind sir!  8)

What's the story on that avatar? Is that Hanse Davion headlocking someone while eating a burger? Is that supposed to be Mad Max or Michael Hasek Davion?  :D
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Hersh67 on 21 August 2011, 11:21:02
Yellow on green, it has to be none other than Mad Max.  And to be correct, he's having a Roast Beef sandwich.  (The Arby's sign gives that away.)

2 of the greatest lines in BT history are delivered by these two characters mere pages apart: "I give you the Cappellan Confederation!"  then "the plate!  Grab the plates!!!"
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: CVB on 22 August 2011, 00:33:31
I'd love help with the German stuff.  I had a link from either you or Jymset saved in my PM box, but that was on the old forum.  If you've got something, please PM me with it or post here!

Would you also be interested in German language magazines (fanzines, MechForce Germany and Fanpro's House mag)?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 22 August 2011, 08:22:45
Would you also be interested in German language magazines (fanzines, MechForce Germany and Fanpro's House mag)?
If Jal Phoenix declines (and even if he doesn't :) ), Sarna BTW (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Main_Page) is interested in your input!!  [drool]

I've drawn up an article on FanPro's "house magazine", Wunderwelten (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Wunderwelten), but am missing issues 6, 27, 29, 37 and 48. I have a smattering of MFG and German Fan publications, but this kind of source material is difficult to come by and my "collection" has more holes in it that substance. It's curious how I managed to scrounge up more English fringe material than German fringe material... so what you mention seem to be material that we're still missing over at BTW.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 22 August 2011, 10:09:25
I have a large list of German magazines sent to me by Jymset some time ago.  I've been debating whether to out them into the Magazines sheet or the Foreign Language sheet.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: CVB on 22 August 2011, 15:15:27
If Jal Phoenix declines (and even if he doesn't :) ), Sarna BTW (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Main_Page) is interested in your input!!  [drool]

I've drawn up an article on FanPro's "house magazine", Wunderwelten (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Wunderwelten), but am missing issues 6, 27, 29, 37 and 48. I have a smattering of MFG and German Fan publications, but this kind of source material is difficult to come by and my "collection" has more holes in it that substance. It's curious how I managed to scrounge up more English fringe material than German fringe material... so what you mention seem to be material that we're still missing over at BTW.

Not sure from memory if I have WW #6, but the others should be in my collection. However, you will have to wait for the second weekend in September, currently I'm 600 klicks away from home.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Skyth on 22 August 2011, 15:30:38
You might want to mention Solaris Skunk Works, MegaMek and MekHQ in the software tab...
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Hersh67 on 22 August 2011, 16:06:36
You might want to mention Solaris Skunk Works, MegaMek and MekHQ in the software tab...

Save for the fact they lack licenses to be officially 'in' the BTU.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Skyth on 22 August 2011, 16:11:26
The spreadsheet also listed unliscensed product as well.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 22 August 2011, 19:16:36
Not sure from memory if I have WW #6, but the others should be in my collection. However, you will have to wait for the second weekend in September, currently I'm 600 klicks away from home.
Besides most WW issues, I have the following German stuff sitting on my shelf:
- Life Support (MFG 1) Issues 3,4, 6-8 (of 8 )
- Terra Post (MFG 3) Issues 8-11 in print and 1-25 downloaded as GIF copies (of 30+ and ongoing, I'm told - not a MFG member)
- Warrior's Guide (Nice Dice e.V. BattleTech AG, inofficial fan work) issues 7, 10, 18, 19, 21, 22
- The Inner Sphere Chronicle - Neues aus dem BattleTech-Universum (inofficial fan work) issues 1-3

The MFG 2 magazine, MechQuartely, is very elusive. I'm told four issues were made, but never saw any one of them.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: jymset on 03 September 2011, 10:26:08
I just bought Heavy Battle #4 and #8. Notice that #8 was meant to be almost a myth. I'll let you know what I can glean from those; Jal, there'll be a message in your PM box about another product.

Frabby, for your wiki, check out MechForce Germany's magazine listing (http://www.mechforce.de/1/produktlisten/fanzeit.php), it is most informative.

Tales of the BW was different in its German iteration? You know, I never stopped to check... something to do for next week! [drool]

TerraPost is now at #31, awaiting #32 soon.

Jal, what you are doing here is incredibly, incredibly important. Where are you/we (Frabby, other Krauts like me) up to in terms of coming to grips with German material?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: jymset on 03 September 2011, 10:58:20
StarDrive 1/1 gave a full explanation for the name change in the preface. They had a falling out with FASA, but the publishers went bust after that issue, anyway.

The StarTrek Wiki (dare I say) has an excellent entry for the StarDate magazine (http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Stardate_(magazine)). What is important to note for volume 3 is the sub-title of issues 5 and 6: "Your Official BattleTech Connection" - which it was at the time.



I think there's a mix-up with the MFUK miniatures listing.

AFAIK, MFUK originally produced their miniatures by themselves.

A few years after MFUK went under, RalPartha UK picked up some of the miniatures and presented them in a cleaned up iteration.

I ordered some last Sunday, which was the last day they were available. They've gone offline now, due to legal technicalities.

The Ral Partha stuff was:

MFUK001 - Mad Cat KH
MFUK002 - Warmmer WD
MFUK003 - Dreadnought
MFUK004 - Catapult K2 (RS 3039)
MFUK005 - Hades
MFUK006 - Rifleman II
MFUK007 - JagerMech IIC
MFUK008 - Hydra
MFUK009 - Katyusha
MFUK010 - Templar
MFUK011 - Tree Frog
MFUK012 - Falcon Eyrie
MFUK013 - VARIANT Weapons Pack #1
MFUK014 - VARIANT Weapons Pack #2

Technically, due to the clean-up, those are different to the MFUK originals; that is splitting hairs though. What is not splitting hairs is that Axman, Yen-Lo-Wang, both Highlanders, and Mackie ( :'( - the MFUK version looked just like the SL book one and seems to have been an original sculpt...) were never on sale by RPUK.

The "MFUK0xx" numbers above were the RPUK catalogue nos.



MechForce Germany has 2 official member 'Mech miniatures.

AFAIK, they also sold some kitbashes through their webstore about a decade ago, which have long disappeared. Should I go poking about those?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 03 September 2011, 12:00:05
I just bought Heavy Battle #4 and #8. Notice that #8 was meant to be almost a myth. I'll let you know what I can glean from those; Jal, there'll be a message in your PM box about another product.
I saw them on Ebay, went to check my bookshelf, found I didn't have #8. Then I checked the MFG site and saw 8 was an extremely sought-after item. Went back to Ebay... and somebody beat me to the punch.
[metalhealth] [madflame] #P
So it was you!  :)

Bad week for me - I also managed to miss the end of an auction for 2 issues of the MFNA 'Mech magazine by 2 minutes.

Jymset, I need to borrow your magazine collection at some point. I don't actually collect these fringe products or want to own them, I just want to write up Sarna.net BTW articles about their content from first-hand sources. To think how much money I already spent on Ebay and games cons hunting them down...
 ::)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: VF1LAM on 03 September 2011, 12:31:36
If you are looking to include the stock numbers of Ral Partha miniatures, I have a ClarisWorks (.CWK format) file that has the stock numbers of miniatures that were available prior to 2000.  Some of these stock numbers are still valid at Iron Wind Metals.  [Unseen miniatures excepted, of course...]
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: jymset on 03 September 2011, 13:39:58
Besides most WW issues, I have the following German stuff sitting on my shelf:
- Life Support (MFG 1) Issues 3,4, 6-8 (of 8 )
- Terra Post (MFG 3) Issues 8-11 in print and 1-25 downloaded as GIF copies (of 30+ and ongoing, I'm told - not a MFG member)
- Warrior's Guide (Nice Dice e.V. BattleTech AG, inofficial fan work) issues 7, 10, 18, 19, 21, 22
- The Inner Sphere Chronicle - Neues aus dem BattleTech-Universum (inofficial fan work) issues 1-3

The MFG 2 magazine, MechQuartely, is very elusive. I'm told four issues were made, but never saw any one of them.


Jymset, I need to borrow your magazine collection at some point.

I assume you'd be more interested in my English mags? I'd be hugely curious perusing your WW collection - the 50-issue run + the fact that it wasn't BT-centric at all completely daunted me into never collecting it.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 03 September 2011, 15:35:50
I assume you'd be more interested in my English mags? I'd be hugely curious perusing your WW collection - the 50-issue run + the fact that it wasn't BT-centric at all completely daunted me into never collecting it.
Actually, I'm interested in anything that I don't have scanned or sitting on my shelf. For the record, I have the following English magazines and paraphernalia:

I also have Heavy Battle issues 3-6 (forgot to include them in the list above).
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 03 September 2011, 16:08:53
I have fourteen binders of Battletech magazines.  I've considered scanning them now that I have a functional scanner, but little things like legalities and the fact the my scanner likes to turn things sideways and upside down stop me. 


If you are looking to include the stock numbers of Ral Partha miniatures, I have a ClarisWorks (.CWK format) file that has the stock numbers of miniatures that were available prior to 2000.  Some of these stock numbers are still valid at Iron Wind Metals.  [Unseen miniatures excepted, of course...]

Since many minis were issued with multiple stock numbers, it would be a daunting task.  Right now I'm only concerned with the current stock number, or the last one it held if the mini is OOP.


Jal, what you are doing here is incredibly, incredibly important. Where are you/we (Frabby, other Krauts like me) up to in terms of coming to grips with German material?

If one or more of you guys would like to put together a list of the German language products, I'd gladly incorporate it onto the spreadsheet.  I do have my own German product list, but my spelling is atrocious and I'm not as good with the punctuation and accent marks.  I'd like it to be proper. 

I'd like to hold off on any non-English magazines unless they have a very heavy Battletech focus, like the MFG stuff.  I'm trying to decide whether I should put them into the Magazines or the Foreign Language section.

I'm currently working on inputting all the FPG decals, which is very tricky since Brian has a whole lot more available than is on the FPG website.  Once that is finished I'll post an updated file, with the few extra minor changes I've made since posting this one.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: jymset on 03 September 2011, 16:28:52
The aspect of scanning something 20 years out of print by a publisher 20 years defunct does lead into interesting legal grey zones, does it not?

I know that the rare (and more/longer defunct) the publication is, the more interesting the scan would be. Oh my.

As far as the German zines are concerned, you're definitely looking at the three MFG publications (8 issues Life Support, MFG1; 4 issues MechQuarterly <aka "the myth">, MFG2; 31 and ongoing issues TerraPost, MFG3) as well as the Heavy Battle, which apparently is completely BT-centric.

On top of that, listing WunderWelten is almost a must: it was the FanPro in-house magazine, so any BT content would've been as close as official as anything on the German zine market.


Frabby, could you send me a mail? Just as a reminder to have a look at my magazine bits-n-pieces as well as getting some synergy going for that list for Jal.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: TS_Hawk on 05 September 2011, 11:03:35
thank you Jal i downloaded it and will let you know later on.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 12 November 2011, 20:19:27
I've got an update, but it's surpassed the pathetic 128K max requirements of our site.  anyone willing to host again?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Blackjack Jones on 12 November 2011, 20:29:03
I've got an update, but it's surpassed the pathetic 128K max requirements of our site.  anyone willing to host again?

Ever try uploading the spreadsheet to Google Docs Jal? Could save some hassles.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Blacksheep on 13 November 2011, 04:28:24
Bookmarked O0
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 26 December 2011, 08:12:11
I don't like having to bump a thread.  New update, attachment in first post.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 27 December 2011, 04:21:07
Eeexcellent.  O0

You seem to be missing the "Lawyers, Guns, & Money (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Lawyers,_Guns,_%26_Money)" PDF publication.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 27 December 2011, 10:47:03
Ah, yes, I forgot about that one!  Where can I get a copy for myself?  The link on the Sarna page is broken.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Paul on 27 December 2011, 12:41:15
I reckon we'll be getting that back on the site in the near future.

Paul
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: elizibar on 09 January 2012, 14:55:43
Ever try uploading the spreadsheet to Google Docs Jal? Could save some hassles.

I just wanted to second this.  The sort of mass sharing of the spreadsheet here is exactly what Google docs is good at.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 09 January 2012, 20:00:57
I don't have a lot of experience with Google docs.  I might look into it and see what kind of stuff it can do.  I tend to stick with one program once I'm happy with it, and Open Office works pretty well for me.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: elizibar on 11 January 2012, 00:47:41
I don't have a lot of experience with Google docs.  I might look into it and see what kind of stuff it can do.  I tend to stick with one program once I'm happy with it, and Open Office works pretty well for me.

Well the spreadsheet app will do everything you're using a spreadsheet for here.  You can even import excel/OO sheets into the google doc, and once you do that, it'll be the same using it vs open office for what you're doing.

(I mean, it's not like you're doing math or making graphs here ... and even if you were, I've seen some nice stuff done in google's spreadsheet app)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: AnejoDave on 26 October 2012, 18:48:16
Is this still being updated?

On the Google Docs bit, I just uploaded the last update from the site and converted it into Google spreadsheet, and it seems to be just fine.


Thanks to anyone who has contributed to this at any point, its an amazing resource.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 26 October 2012, 20:08:24
Here's a more updated version.  If you prefer an xls file, which takes 771k to do the same thing, PM me with an email address.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Remove on 26 October 2012, 20:38:45
Stellar!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 26 October 2012, 21:22:58
Currently, the Battlecorps Fiction, CCG and MWDA/AoD sections are not complete.  The CCG I believe only needs the Unlimited Edition cards added, and the MWDA game needs some of the boxed sets, and a little extra data here and there.  The BC Fiction is a tough one.  I'm still working on a way to format it so it makes sense, as well as a good listing of what's been published to date.  The current tab is kind of garbled and incomplete.

I have not input the Outrider bags yet, before anyone asks.

All contributions are welcome, but please keep in mind a few things:

1 - This list is for official or licensed products only.  No fan-made stuff, no unofficial knock-offs, no prototypes, no vaporware.

2 - If you have something I've missed, please provide proof of its existence for verification purposes.  "Something some guy had a GenCon in 1996" isn't going to fly.  Why?  Because many of you have seen, even held, the original ComStar sourcebook.  Pics or it didn't happen!

3 - Pork!

Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Remove on 26 October 2012, 22:04:39
mmmmm pork!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Frabby on 27 October 2012, 08:14:37
Great document, Jal!
Suggest you update the first post, too, with the current download/attachment.

One thing strikes me as odd: You have listed the BattleCorps antologies under Novels, but the Shrapnel anthology under products. They should really be classed into either Novels or Products together. Following what I did over at Sarna BTW I tend to include the anthologies among the novels (as in: print fiction), but YMMV of course.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 16 January 2013, 00:01:07
New updated file attached to first post.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: rocqueforte on 29 May 2013, 01:00:25
Got another entry for your "Unlicensed and Fan Magazines" section:

Publisher: Croftward Ltd.
Title: G.M. Magazine "The Independant Roleplaying Magazine"
Issue: Issue 2 (October 1988)
Year: 1988
Original Retail: 1.20 GBP
Content: Review of all early BattleTech products
Notes: Review covered (deep breath) BattleTech 2nd Ed., CityTech, AeroTech, BattleForce, Succession Wars, BattleTech Reinforcements, MechWarrior RPG (1st Ed), House Liao, Kurita, Marik & Steiner  source books, Mercenary's handbook, BattleTech Manual, Dropships and Jumpships, TR:3025, TR:3026, Camo Specs, Sorenson's Sarbes, The Fox's Teeth, Tales of the Black Widow, Cranston Snord' Irregulars, Saga of the Gray Death Legion, The Galtor Campaign, McCarron's Armored Cavalry (review of an unreleased product - review said this was going to be two separate books for the roleplaying game, one for the unit and the other for the "role playing and battle campaign"), The Spider and The Wolf, Shrapnel, Map Sets 1 & 2, Blueprints, and the first four novels (Gray Death Legion trilogy and The Sword and The Dagger), plus Twentieth Century Imports model kits. Also mentioned the following upcoming products - House Davion and Periphery source books, Rolling Thunder scenario set and first two novels in the Warrior trilogy.

Cover of magazine (featuring oh so cool Warhammer from 1st NAIS sourcebook) can be viewed at:
http://rpggeek.com/rpgissue/83800/g-m-magazine-issue-2-oct-1988

The ninth issue of G.M. Magazine also reviewed some BattleTech books (at least, according to the front cover image at:
http://rpggeek.com/image/606986/g-m-magazine-issue-9-may-1989), but as I don't have that magazine, I can't provide any further details.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Cap on 18 November 2013, 22:45:15
Hey Jal Phoenix,
I'm working at a similar list because of my work at the virtual Battletech museum atm only existing as a facebook page. I'm pretty sure I can help you with some missing information.
I will check in the next days where I can add something. If you need something special please drop me a pm
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Cap on 18 November 2013, 23:51:06
There is no ISBN inside the Limited Edition Books nor ISBN at the Recognition Cards. I added the number of copies for the Limited Books

FASA Corporation   Battleforce (Box Set)   1611   0-931787-62-9   1987   $25,00   
FASA Corporation   BattleMech Recognition Cards   1675   Unknown   1993   $20,00
FASA Corporation   The Battletech Compendium: The Rules of Warfare      No ISBN   1994      Leatherbound limited edition   1000 copies   
FASA Corporation   Maximum Tech Revised Edition   1700   1-55560-381-5   1999   $15,00
FASA Corporation   Battlepack Fourth Succession War   1705   1-55560-339-4   1998   $15,00   Contained the Woodlands map   
FASA Corporation   MechWarrior 3rd Edition   1715   No ISBN   1999      Leatherbound Limited Edition
Fantasy Productions US   Classic Battletech Master Rules Revised   35020   No ISBN   2004       Leatherbound limited edition   1000 copies
Fantasy Productions US   Total Warfare   35110   No ISBN   2006      Leatherbound limited edition   1000 copies   
Fantasy Productions US   Total Warfare   35110   No ISBN   2006      Leatherbound Commando limited edition      250 copies
Catalyst Game Labs   A time of War   35005LE   No ISBN   2010      Leatherbound limited edition   700 copies
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Cap on 19 November 2013, 01:42:42
Should I give you all the information here in this thread or shall I update your document directly?


Posters

Battletech The First Year - Cover Art Battledroids Boxed-Set, Black Widow Scenario book & Fox's Teeth Scenario book FASA (1604, 1605, 1606) Print Date 1985
MechWarrior 1st Edition - FASA (1607) Print Date 1986
The Fourth Succession War - NAIS - The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1 & 2 - FASA (1634 & 1635) Print Date 1989
From the BattleTech The Cresenthawks Revenge Videogame - Infocom Print Date 1988
FASA's 10th Anneversery 1981-1991 Battletech Poster - FASA Print Date 1991 (listed as Record Sheets)
Virtual World Battletech Championship - 1993
Classic Battletech Box - WizKids FanPro(10980) print Date 2002
Mechwarrior Dark Age Promo Poster - Promotional poster sent to game stores to promote WizKids MechWarrior Dark Age game - Wizkids Print Date 2002
MechWarrior Battletech Fire For Effect Promo Poster - Promotional poster sent to game stores to promote WizKids MechWarrior Dark Age game - WizKids Print Date 2003
Mechwarrior Online - (PGI) PAX Promotion Poster 2012
Mechwarrior Tactics - (PGI) PAX Promotion Poster 2012

printed in the early/mid 90's

House Kurita
House Davion
House Liao
House Marik
House Steiner
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: I am Belch II on 19 November 2013, 02:23:02
I would love the posters they gave out at the conventions would be done again.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Mulsiphix on 07 March 2014, 17:43:08
Jal is there any chance you'll continue to update this document in the future? Thank you so much for sharing this amazing list. You've saved me such an insane amount of time. You are a list researching God  O0
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns!
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 07 March 2014, 18:17:48
I'll go over it this weekend and post an update.  I keep my personal copy up to date with the newest releases in books, PDFs and minis.  I'm afraid I haven't worked too much on the other sections of late.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 08 March 2014, 11:09:20
New update including the last year's worth of releases in books, PDFs and miniatures.  I've probably added a few other things in there, but they'd be minimal.  Tabs for Battlecorps fiction, MWDA click game, Foreign language product remain under construction, as do select sections of other tabs.  Any and all missing information is welcomed, but please read my disclaimers in the first post.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Frabby on 08 March 2014, 12:31:32
May I suggest that you sort the April Fools publications (under Parodies) by year. Given that it's a yearly issue, sorting them alphabetically feels counter-intuitive. Also, while TRO1945 was an April Fools parody, it is at the same time fully canonical, as confirmed by Herb, as it's a nonfictional sourcebook and BT history diverges from real-world history only around 1988.

Your BattleCorps list ends in 2011. Roosterboy maintains a list of BC publications for download here (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,34557.0.html).

The patches starting at line 352 in the Licensed Products tab... I guess you're talking about these (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/BattleTech_Patches). I wrote that Sarna article without ever holding one in my hands, working from product photos on Ebay. And then one user YSIM brought up the fact on the Sarna forum (http://www.sarna.net/forums/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/169353/an/0/page/0#169353) that according to the flipside text, they are MechForce products instead of FASA products even though they have FASA product numbers! The Sarna article obviously needs to be amended or rewritten, but I didn't get round to do it yet. (Photo of packaging backside attached. On the front it says "BATTLETECH PATCHES (C) 1987 FASA Corporation". Only 300kb total attachements are allowed here so only enough for one photo, sorry.)

StarDrive Magazine wasn't made by FASA, it was made by Reluctant Publishing like the Vol.3 StarDrive magazines. And while it's correct that there is no reason given for the name change (they even put "formerly the StarDate magazine" on the front cover), their editorial is notably critical of FASA, suggesting there may have been a falling-out of some sort. The existence of the BattleTechnology magazine and/or MechForce with their 'Mech/MechForce Quarterly magazine (also licensed by FASA, and in the latter case actually taken over by FASA after a short time) may have played a role, though we'll never know. See also Sarna article (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Stardate).

I'll eventually get around to providing you (and Sarna...) with a complete rundown of German BT material.
You'll have to decide if you are going to sort original German material that wasn't translated into the products or Foreign Language category.

Like always, congratulations for your sterling work here!  O0
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 08 March 2014, 12:42:16
Thanks, Frabby, you've always got great input.  I have several of the original patches, having got them new when they were still available.  FASA sold them directly, and they appear on many old FASA order forms.  I never got one free from Mechforce, but I did win one in a 'Mech design contest Infocom held.  The prize package (which I have seen on Ebay once or twice, totally negating the glory of winning!) included a patch, a copy of Lethal Heritage, a Crescent Hawks LAM mini, some papers I've since lost and a Battletech-branded fanny pack (also lost). 
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Frabby on 08 March 2014, 14:21:48
This is the first I've heard of the Infocom contest or its price. Can you elaborate? When and for which game was this? What exactly was the prize package, and what is a fanny pack?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 08 March 2014, 14:35:43
Between the release of Crescent Hawks Inception and Crescent Hawks Revenge, Infocom ran a contest to design a new 'Mech that would be included in CHR.  It never was, but they apparently honored the contest entrants with prize packages.  For years, I thought my 'Mech had won and I'd been screwed because it wasn't in the game, then I saw an identical prize package on Ebay, followed by a second a few years later.  That's when I deduced that they just sent the things out to whoever.  The attached pic is identical to the fanny pack I got and later lost. 

And because I know you'll ask:
http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,37857.0.html (http://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php/topic,37857.0.html)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: captnchuck67 on 16 March 2014, 11:52:07
Wow,not only fast but wow. That is incredible.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Mulsiphix on 08 April 2014, 15:12:35
Comnet only receives one line under Licensed Magazines. This is the MechForce UK magazine, of which there were 47 issues, though I cannot find any publication dates or other reference material online. I'm surprised there aren't any issues of this publication floating around on the internet for purchase. Even more surprisingd Sarna seems to be the only place that mentions it (http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Comnet). Issue #47 was misprinted with the issue number of #46. If it want, and for ease, you can copy and paste this into the spreadsheet:

Comnet, Issue #1
Comnet, Issue #2
Comnet, Issue #3
Comnet, Issue #4
Comnet, Issue #5
Comnet, Issue #6
Comnet, Issue #7
Comnet, Issue #7
Comnet, Issue #8
Comnet, Issue #9
Comnet, Issue #10
Comnet, Issue #11
Comnet, Issue #12
Comnet, Issue #13
Comnet, Issue #14
Comnet, Issue #15
Comnet, Issue #16
Comnet, Issue #17
Comnet, Issue #18
Comnet, Issue #19
Comnet, Issue #20
Comnet, Issue #21
Comnet, Issue #22
Comnet, Issue #23
Comnet, Issue #24
Comnet, Issue #25
Comnet, Issue #26
Comnet, Issue #27
Comnet, Issue #28
Comnet, Issue #29
Comnet, Issue #30
Comnet, Issue #31
Comnet, Issue #32
Comnet, Issue #33
Comnet, Issue #34
Comnet, Issue #35
Comnet, Issue #36
Comnet, Issue #37
Comnet, Issue #38
Comnet, Issue #39
Comnet, Issue #40
Comnet, Issue #41
Comnet, Issue #42
Comnet, Issue #43
Comnet, Issue #44
Comnet, Issue #45
Comnet, Issue #46
Comnet, Issue #47

Another licensed mag that you don't have;

Commando Quarterly, Issue #1     Aug 2002
Commando Quarterly, Issue #2     Oct 2002
Commando Quarterly, Issue #3     Jan 2003
Commando Quarterly, Issue #4     Jan 2004
FanPro's Commando Quarterly, Issue #1     Oct 2005
FanPro's Commando Quarterly, Issue #2     Jan 2006
FanPro's Commando Quarterly, Issue #3     Apr 2006

In regards to the BattleTechnology Binders, I was under the impression those were just binders. Did they actually sell the binders full of the 1-12 and 12-21 issues included?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 08 April 2014, 17:26:40
I have about half the ComNet issue, I just never finished inputting that data into the list.  Thanks for reminding me, and thanks for the Commando Quarterly.  I'd forgotten about that.  I'm not sure where to denote it was electronic only, but I'll figure it out.

As for Battletechnology, yes, they did sell the binders full of magazines.  In fact, that was the only way they sold them.  There's a company selling on Ebay that somewhere found a large pile of the binders, brand new, and is selling them for a fair price.  Definitely worth it for collectors.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Brettermaier on 13 April 2014, 11:19:02
Hi jarl
I have your list still somewhat enlarged.
Official_Products: +92 records +Description/Type
German_Products: 99 records (complete)
German_Novels: 115 records (complete)
Novels: +9 records
Collectible_Card_Game: +623 records +Card Type
At what email address I can send the excel list



Excuse my bad english
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Frabby on 13 April 2014, 11:40:03
Ich wäre auf jeden Fall auch an der erweiterten Liste interessiert!  :)

Please email to frabbybc at googlemail.com.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Brettermaier on 13 April 2014, 12:46:40
 Du hast Post (You have mail)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: Manne on 14 April 2014, 08:37:40
Könntest du mir die erweiterte Liste bitte auch zukommen lassen :)

Could you please send me the new excel sheet :)


chrisbt at gmx.de

Thanks // Danke :)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 3-8-14)
Post by: NovaCatRistar on 14 April 2014, 20:49:40
I Would love a copy of the spreadsheet for my records too.

Thank you,

Robert
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Jal Phoenix on 25 December 2014, 14:47:48
New attachment in 1st post.  Unfortunately, I cannot attach the .xls version of the file because it is too large.  Exact same stuff, three times the disk space.  Thanks, Microsoft.  Anyone who can't open an Open Office spreadsheet file can PM me their email for the .xls file.  Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Frabby on 08 October 2015, 07:08:35
Dragging this project back into the limelight because Jordan Weisman's latest "mission" on Kickstarter is for people to show off their rare or unusual BattleTech collection pieces. This may be worth watching, if only to see if any oddball pieces turn up that we missed so far.

No, I'm not holding my breath for the ComStar "housebook".
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Swiftfire on 09 October 2015, 08:37:26
I love this list, but it makes my wallet ache for the things I don't have.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: FredrikR on 10 October 2015, 08:10:00
This is seriously awesome work. Colour me very impressed indeed... :-)
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Dukeroyal on 05 January 2016, 00:31:51
I am making a catchup order with my FLGS. Am I correct that in 2014 the only books that were print releases were Historical Wars of the Republic and Alpha Strike Companion? What books other than Handbook Draconis Combine were released in 2015?
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Sartris on 05 January 2016, 10:14:41
TRO: 3150 was also a 2015 release
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Dukeroyal on 05 January 2016, 13:41:35
Thank you Sartris. I will make my order now.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: GreyWolfActual on 21 January 2017, 01:30:23
I know this is a little thread necromancy but this seems like the best place to ask this. I was going through the only edition of MechForce Quarterly that I got (in my year+ as a member) and I noticed something weird. The Battletech Licensee Release Schedule for the spring of 2000 mentions the following:

Quote
Palisades Marketing Battletech Collectible Toy Releases
"Palisades Marketing is proud to release a line of collectible Battletech toys-approximately 6-7 incehs tall-that come in action poses, fully painted and detailed, including damage. Check out www.palisadesmarketing.com for more information.

These toys will be available mid-December through hobby retailers and retail stores, including Musicland and Babbages.

Mad Cat (Timber Wolf)   $14.95
Atlas   $14.95

The second series, which will include the Vulture (Mad Dog) and Awesome, will release in first quarter 2000 to the mass market, availbe in such stores as Kay Bee Toys and Toys 'R' Us.

Did these ever come out and if they did, what are they? I've been able to find nothing outside of that blurb in MechForce Quarterly Vol. 5, Issue 2 .
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Mendrugo on 21 January 2017, 09:42:47
Doesn't look like it was ever produced.  The company had a habit of announcing, then cancelling product lines, like Micronauts and Star Trek.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palisades_Toys
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Cache on 21 January 2017, 10:42:51
They were not produced:  http://www.toymania.com/toyfair2000/resaurus/resaurusmechwarrior.shtml

The article says that particular Mad Cat and Vulture were ReSaurus sales samples (not even prototypes) but I seem to remember those being the prototypes from Palisades Marketing. My memory could be off, or they could have been acquired by ReSaurus from PM. I do know for a fact that Resaurus later produced much more detailed and articulated prototypes of the Atlas, Mad Cat, and Vulture that were never put into production. Those were thrown out with only one Vulture prototype reportedly being pulled from the trash by an employee.
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: SadDragon on 21 January 2017, 21:46:25
I thought I had a good Battletech collection...but after reading through this, I have missed a LOT...
Title: Re: The Full Battletech product inventory returns! (Updated 12-25-14)
Post by: Dragon41673 on 08 October 2018, 21:52:11
Jal...do you have an updated list? Been almost 4 years since the last.