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WizKids Joins Forces With Vallejo Paints

WizKids, the industry leader in high quality pre-painted & unpainted miniatures, is pleased to announce a new partnership with premier hobby paint brand Vallejo.

The first release as part of this partnership will be an all-new line of custom WizKids Paints. These paints will be specially formulated and will be available in colors specifically designed to complement WizKids iconic unpainted miniatures lines.

“With more than 50 years in the industry, Vallejo stands out as one of the most popular and high-quality brands of hobby paint in the industry. A leader in this field, they were the first to introduce acrylic colors for miniatures,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “We are looking forward to learning new techniques and innovating with Vallejo on new products and programs.”

Vallejo’s WizKids line of paints will be released in late 2019 and will feature all-new colors that are perfect for hobbyists to enjoy as they create their most immersive miniatures yet!

“We are very proud to be entering this new venture with WizKids,” said Alex Vallejo, CEO at Vallejo.

Via Press Release

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I got a bunch of WizKids Miniatures to Paint!

At Toy Fair 2019, I was lucky enough to meet the folks from WizKids, who were kind enough to donate a bunch of their primed miniatures for me to paint on this channel.

I got items from their Star Trek Attack Wing, Dungeons & Dragons, and Pathfinder Deep Cuts lines. Watch the vid to see exactly which minis I received, and to find out when the next miniature painting video will be online.

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WizKids Joins Forces With Hasbro To Make Miniatures

Tabletop gaming lovers will have some new miniatures coming their way soon, as WizKids just made a big announcement that will transform their business.

WizKids has picked up the licenses for G.I. Joe, My Little Pony, and Transformers from Hasbro to produce miniatures. The company is well-versed in gaming minis, and already produce unpainted and painted miniatures for Star Trek: Attack Wing, Pathfinder, and Dungeons & Dragons. The addition of these properties only strengthen their already diverse portfolio.

Here is the official press release:

WizKids, the industry leader in high quality pre-painted & unpainted miniatures and established board games, announced a new licensing partnership with Hasbro today with the addition of beloved properties G.I. Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers to WizKids’ extensive line of miniatures.

Fans can expect to see their favorite characters first appear later this year in both pre-painted and unpainted formats.

“Much of the WizKids team has grown up with these cherished brands and are thrilled to be bringing them to life with the high definition sculpting processes that our customers have come to love,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids.  

My Little Pony and Transformers products will be available throughout North America.

What this press release does not explicitly say is whether or not this means there are going to be Heroclix or Tabletop games for these licenses. One can presume this would be the case, but until we get the official word we can only speculate.

No details or release dates have been announced yet, and we saw none of these at NY Toy Fair 2019. A first look at any of these miniatures may come as early as SDCC 2019, so fingers crossed our wishes can come true.

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Warhammer 40K Inspired Trump Float Seen In Italian Parade

A recent parade in a town in Italy saw some impressive floats made by local citizens. The one that has caught the attention of people worldwide has been one of US President Donald Trump, seen in armor very reminiscent of a Warhammer 40K character.

The Viareggio Carnival has been going on for 147 years as of 2019, where giant, allegorical papier-maché floats are paraded around town, handmade in the traditional style of large sail boats, a major part of the history and traditions of the town.

While there were many other very interesting floats, the most intriguing one has to be the one of Trump.

You can check out some video footage of the float early in the video below:

Made by Fabrizio Galli, the float was titled “The Master-Drone,” and used Warhammer 40K elements of The God Emperor and Space Marine armor to make this towering behemoth. Donald is also holding a power sword with the words “Dazi Vostri” written on it, which translates to “your duties.”

Here are the artists comments on the piece from the official Carnival website:

The supreme myth of having power over the whole universe. The first. God Emperor Trump. The parallelism with the dominant character of Warhammer 40K has never been more fitting, except that this is not a futuristic three-dimensional tabletop wargame but pure reality.

Donald wants to go back to the moon, travel to Mars and create the first space army. Ultras Marines? Mega Marines? The time of intellectuals, philosophers and of old and worn culture is over. We have entered the era of fantasy, videogames and virtual life. The dominant male par-excellence has arrived, democratically, and is now here, among us. The Master-Drone flies over the Viareggio boardwalk as we prepare to pay the price.

The character is based on The Emperor of Mankind, described by the Warhammer 40K wiki as “is the immortal Perpetual who serves as the ruling monarch of the Imperium of Man,… the greatest embodiment of universal Order in the galaxy today.” Underneath his armor is a rotting corpse, kept alive by machines.

The parade, dedicated to women this year, also featured floats celebrating female artists like Frida Kahlo, religious figures, environmental issues, and politicians.

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WATCH – “Space Marine Heroes Series 1” Unboxing

Before I get neck-deep in Blood Angels, I decided to get something different that I also enjoy – blind boxes!

Games Workshop has released their blind box “Space Marine Heroes” series 1 figures in the US, with nine mystery figures total to build and collect. I got four packs of them, and decided to show you what they look like, and help you decide if you want to spend your hard-earned cash on these.

Brothers, get to opening your blind boxes! For the empire!

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Unboxing “Blood Angels Tactical Squad” miniatures – Warhammer 40K

In this episode, I get ready to take a deeper plunge into the world of Warhammer 40K, and unbox my first unit, the Blood Angels Tactical Squad!

This is a lot more detailed and intense than the Intercessors three-pack I reviewed and painted last time, so before I dive into construction, let’s unbox these miniatures and see what I will be dealing with.

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Beginner’s Supplies for Painting Warhammer 40K models

I am getting ready to kickstart my Warhammer 40K obsession, and start painting some models. Before I can get started, I have to stock up on supplies, and here is what I found to begin my new hobby.

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Meet my new obsession – WARHAMMER 40K

I am now into Warhammer 40K, and may God help my wallet! I am a total noob to all of this, from painting the models to playing the game. Join me on this crazy journey as I get my power armor on and dive headfirst into this world of post-apocalyptic Space Marine-filled madness!

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