Saturday, June 20, 2009
Terminator Toys for Tabletop Gaming
It's kind of funny that they're doing a direct toy tie-in to the new Terminator movie. It's been done before, but it just seems that the genre itself really isn't child friendly. Or at least, it shouldn't be child friendly. Nonetheless, Playmates is doing the new lineup and there are definite gems to be found here, not as toys, but for tabletop gaming.
The above Hunter Killer costs about twenty bucks and is eight inches long. You can pretty much ignore the T-700 it comes with (or cut him up for terrain), but the ship is just great. For it's size you almost proxy it as a Valkyrie, or keeping it in the 25mm range it could easily be a gunship, VTOL, or some type of fighter craft along those lines.
Now if you depart from the 25mm range the possibilities open up even more. If you're duking it out in 15mm (which I should do more often given my large Star Grunt II army) this ship could easily be a dropship that could feasibly hold a platoon worth of troops; maybe three squads of men plus their command squad. As I write this I'm daydreaming of painting three of these up in a desert scheme and using them in said SGII army.
Another view of the HK in the box
This last piece is a good one too, the T-1, it costs between twelve and fourteen bucks. It comes packaged like an action figure, and judging from the size will be about 5"-6" inches tall. Absolutely perfect for 25mm troops. I missed out on picking up the ED-209 from Robocop a while back, but this actually looks cooler. One or two of these could give a full squad of troops a real headache. It almost looks like you wouldn't need to paint it up either, it's good to go as is. Given its size, I think you wouldn't need more than two.