Thursday, July 1, 2010

Red Tags at the LGS


My beautifully maintained "miniatures bought" streak of just ONE came to a crashing halt today. Well, not "crashing" but I did double it in size to a whopping...two! At my FLGS I was trying to find a birthday present for a six year old, to no avail. I did find some great half-price sale items though.

First off was this expansion? for boardgame great Settlers of Catan. It's basically just a frame that you put around the tiles of the island once you've put it together. The tiles themselves snap together like puzzle piece, and they have all the usual harbors and what-not on them. It has enough pieces for regular, or the 5-6 player version too. I've never had any problems with the map itself, but it has been jostled around from time to time, this frame should, ahem, shore it up nicely. It was just five bucks, and I figure it will help the overall ambiance of SoC if nothing else.

Next up is the fig that killed my lovely low total for so many months. Brother Captain Stern is an awesome model, bar none. He's a personality in the Inquisition, decked out in relic terminator armor, has a gauntlet-mounted storm bolter, and one heck of a power sword. This is one cool figure. Deathwatch is right around the corner, so what better time for a Grey Knight to make their debut? Ten buck still seems steep, but it was half off!


I was pretty surprised to see they had the mythic Army Painter products, even more surprised to see that the black primer was half off! I snatched it up, five bucks is doable in my book, unfortunately they only had one can. The other colors they had were full price except Necrotic Flesh (which was $7 bucks). I thought about picking it up "just because" but held off. Anyway, I've heard so many good things about it I thought I'd take the plunge and see what the fuss was all about.

10 comments:

  1. I always love red tags at the game store. My FLGS does not really do it since they have really low stock levels to begin with though.

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  2. hows the plants going?

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  3. Lucky dog. That Brother Captain fig is awesome but like most GW figs, the price scares me away. Finding one on sale would tempt me. Good find on the Catan frame.

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  4. I love the Brother Captain Stern model, I used him with some conversion in my Black Templars army as my Marshal!

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  5. I gotta hand it to my LGS, they have lots of sales, and email out a lot of decent coupons too. This weekend is a $10 off $30 4th of July sale, not bad!

    @Derina: Thanks for asking! Not as great as last year, but good, I'll post something this weekend, I have had one interesting surprise out there.

    @BJ and Eli: I was happy to find him, I've ogled that model for years. He may end up being my "counts as" Pedro if I ever do another marine army.

    Hey BJ, I saw you've got a 'hobby podcasts' list on your blog, why not add the zany Minions of the Monster Master?

    http://minionsofthemonstermaster.blogspot.com/

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  6. You've got some awesome voodoo accounting...

    You've "purchased" 2 figures, but the lead pile has grown by a that plus a bunch of freebie sci-fi minis, plus freebies from my unloved minis box... oh, and a whole huge 15mm tank army that somehow doesn't count :)

    I avoid all written records of miniature inventory. Those numbers could be detrimental to the cause if they fell into the wrong hands.

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  7. Gyro, I will add the link immediately :)

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  8. @Brian: Ha, you got me, I failed the audit. I should work for Enron in accounting or something! The freebies were, well, free! As for the FoW stuff, that was all in a big trade where my Tau army went out the door, no money exchanged hands! Now imagine my percentage of painted figs to figs bought, I'm a MACHINE!

    @BJ: Thanks!

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  9. Stern is the base of my Ferrus Manus

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  10. I ran by there also and snagged a few minis myself. I was hoping they'd have some more "Descent" stuff, they did not, but good clearances none-the-less!

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