Archive for November, 2007|Monthly archive page

Shadowforge Christmas Special 2007

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Shadowforge’s limited edition special figure for Christmas 2007, the Christmas Pixie, is now in stock and available to buy in the online shop. The Christmas Pixie comes with a certificate of authenticity, measures about 35mm tall and costs GBP10.00. We have limited stocks – once she’s gone, she’s gone.

Four new releases from Laughing Monk

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Our latest shipment of Laughing Monk figures has arrived, bringing with it four new releases:

LM0025 Heavy Gunner Duke
LM0027 Bruce the Zombie Killer
LM0028 Keeper of the Talisman
LM0029 Demon Elf Dannith the Swift

The figures are all in Laughing Monk’s 32mm range, and cost GBP3.25 each except for LM0028 (GBP4.00). They are available now in the online shop.

Little Green Men on the Isle of Wight

Further to the Martian invasion of Surrey, we now have little green men of sorts on the Isle of Wight. Orders that are not packed with reused materials are now packed using biodegradable bubble wrap – the green-coloured sort that starts to break down sometime after it has been exposed to light.

We’re pleased to revert to slightly more environmentally friendly packaging for our toy soldiers, having had to give up using the biodegradable packing beads because they would not work with the new slimline boxes. We are aware that the new packing material does not break down in the same way, but it is currently the best solution.

Fighting 15s runs its office equipment on solar and wind power, reuses and recycles packing materials, and uses biodegradable packing materials where possible. Can we claim to be one of the greenest wargames traders?

Eureka 28mm Teddy Bear Pirates

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Our advance shipment of Eureka’s Teddy Bear Pirates has arrived and we will have the figures available at Warfare. The bears are also available in the Fighting 15s online shop.

As always, variants of figures are supplied at random.

Price rises at Eureka Miniatures

Eureka Miniatures has increased the prices on all its figures, and our downloadable lists have been updated to reflect the new prices. The changes particularly affect the 28mm and 40mm ranges, where some increases have been substantially more than we expected.

Prices in the Fighting 15s online shop will remain as they are until we have time to update them. There is therefore an opportunity for bargain hunters to buy at the old prices. We do not expect to have to increase the prices of 15mm and 18mm Eureka figures, nor of 15mm AB Figures.

New list prices take effect immediately for all mail order, phone and show orders.

Martian invaders overwhelm Surrey

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Martian Empires has arrived back from the printers, and Mike now has boxes of the rules overwhelming his office in leafy Surrey. The rules are available to buy from the Black Hat Miniatures website and will also be available at Warfare in Reading.

Mike and Black Hat Miniatures are handling all sales of these rules, which will not be available though the Fighting 15s or Oozlum Games websites.

WWII British dominate 1:600 releases from Oddzial Osmy

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October’s 1:600 (3mm) releases from Oddzial Osmy have arrived and are now available in the online shop. The releases are dominated by British vehicles for early WWII, with the particularly welcome arrival of the Supermarine Spitfire I/V. The releases are:

1:600 (3mm) Modern

SA-646 BTR40, troop carrier and recce vehicle

1:600 (3mm) WWII

WFR-620 Renault UE, light tracked supply carrier or light gun tractor

WBR-610 Mk VIC light tank, version armed with 15mm gun
WBR-611 Dingo, light armoured scout car
WBR-612 Morris 15cwt, light truck
WBR-613 Universal Carrier
WBR-614 British 2pdr AT gun
WBR-615 Supermarine Spitfire I/V

Packs contain 15 vehicles or 8 aircraft, and cost GBP2.35 inc VAT or GBP2.00 ex VAT per pack – customers outside the European Union pay only the ex-VAT price.

US customers may find Oddzial Osmy figures on eBay. Even with the outrageous dollar/sterling exchange rate, our ex-VAT prices are still cheaper than the prices from eBay sellers.