At this point, precious little is know about the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series, but the folks over at Star Wars.com have put a preview of the upcoming "Inquisitor" action figure.
He's the major new villain in Star Wars Rebels and the Empire Jedi Hunter (I think I like him already).
There's a new player in the miniatures market for 2014 and these guys aren't starting with your archetypal fantasy stereotypes of big muscles and tonnes of armour - they're going small... really small!
If you're using MKIII Iron Armour in your Space Marine force then you HAVE to get the MKIII Power Weapons Set from Forge World.
I wasn't sure at first, but ordered it on spec and I'm incredibly glad I did.
Not only do you get a variety of close combat weapons, including the rare Volkite pistol, but you also get a number of MKIII arms in non-standard poses - a must for the pretty static looking MKIII minis currently available. You also get a whole lot of MKIII forearms if you want to get all choppy-choppy with them!
There's also a very cool two-handed chainsword!
The set really is value for money if you're into MKIII Iron Armour even if it's just for conversion bits, characters or an assault force (the power fists are very nice!).
Do you use MKIII Iron Armour? Have you used this set? Let us know as we're pretty happy with it...
If you've been following the War Hounds Project Log you would have seen that recently I started on the War Hounds Contemptor. I've learnt a lot from this kit and probably more about the War Hounds iconography than I needed to do when I was just doing troops.
So is this new HeroQuest for you?
It's the time of year where you wake up and hope to be greeted by a mountain of miniatures - so here's hoping you did!
... and if you're spending Christmas alone - make the most of the day off!
Paint an awesome mini, start a new squad or army, build some new scenery or jump online and buy yourself a present.
Have a great day!
Hasbro are at it again, coming up with their 2 millionth toy product to milk as much money out of the Marvel Comics franchise as humanly possible.
This time is the Marvel Super Hero Mashers - a modular action figure design with a bit of a lineage.
The thing that's interesting about these is the history of Hasbro and modular action figures - this certainly isn't their first, but there are echoes from the past in these.
Way back at the dawn of time... well the dawn of the 2000s, there was a line of toys called Xevoz.
They didn't last long, but they became a cult phenomenon.
They were the evolution of the Stikfas that Hasbro bought from the small Singaporean company that invented them.
The basic concept was a fully modular action figure.
With this lot, it's your basic Marvel characters, this time in a more modular form. The selection of characters is interesting actually - the Basic collection is Spiderman, Hawkeye, Captain America and Doom.
So - want a look? Here you go...
You might remember a little while back we saw some previews of the new Dream Forge Assault Troopers. Well today we got more details and they look temptingly good!
So not only are they cool looking Heavies, have a look at those clear blades!
Certainly give the GW power weapons a run for their money!
But as well as the models, we also got a better idea of their background and where they fit in the universe.
It's nearly Christmas, and the folks at Forge World have a little surprise for your Santa sack - and that's in addition to the Mortarian/ Typhon/ Grave Warden figure from last week...
Who's this guy? He's got feet like an Iron Hands/ Techmarine guy, but ornate armour like an Emperor's Children.
Who are you mystery figure... and why do you tease me so?
... and for those playing along - and thanks to the Power of the Internet - we have our answer.
It's a Red Butcher!