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New year, new figure case?
We have the Defender, a brand new figure case coming in late February / Early March, and we have upgraded the Tyrant to give it extra pockets for storage and additional plastic armour to protect your minis.
The Defender can hold 200 25mm models and is only £25.00!
Be first to get your hands on them by backing our Kickstarter.

 

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We are happy to announce that very soon in early 2017 a brand new figure case will be joining our range.

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The Defender will cost £24.99 with your choice of foam, the standard load-out can hold at least 180 models. You may swap out the infantry trays for any of the other trays we produce.

The example loadout depicted contains 5 28mm deep infantry trays giving a combined capacity of 200 models.

The Defender Case is made from high quality, shelf ready packaging style cardboard. It has an internal corrugated double wall for maximum durability. We have tested these cases and they can really take a knock!

They are as tough if not tougher as any other miniature card carry case on the market. The version of the Defender you will receive will be depicted as above and below except with our logo placed top left.

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Merry Christmas Everyone.

 

Due to Christmas and the new year we will be closed on the following days and some days will have reduced opening hours;

 

Sat 24th 10.30 am until 3pm

Sun 25th to Tuesday 27th Closed

 

Wednesday 28th to Saturday 31st open as usual.

 

Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd Closed

 

Tuesday 3rd Jan open as usual.

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Warlord Games have been busy working on a tray to hold their Project Z core box and and a future expansion. They choose us at Tabletop Tyrant to Manufacture it. PZ-foam-insert-759700001-a_grande PZ-foam-insert-759700001-b_grandePZ-foam-insert-759700001-c_grande

 

Find it at Warlord Games  RRP £10.00.

 

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Companion Skirmish Figure Case

Tabletop Tyrant have designed the Companion due to multiple customers in our retail store requesting a case for skirmish level engagements.

The reason they are asking for funding is to get the high quality materials we need to launch this brand new range.

The Companion will cost £9.99 with your choice of foam, the standard load-out can hold at least 32 models. This comes with 2 infantry trays. Each tray is designed to hold 16 28mm scale models.

Please note any models shown in the trays are for reference only and not included with the case.

The Companion Case is made from high quality, shelf ready packaging style cardboard.  It has an internal corrugated double wall for maximum durability. We have tested these cases and they can really take a knock!  They are as tough if not tougher as any other miniature card carry case on the market.

It has flat surfaces making it easy to stack  and is light, so perfect for younger gamers as well.

 The version of the Companion you will receive is the same as the pictures above except with a glossy black finish and our logo placed top left.

Dimensions

The case come with a red plastic handle and it’s internal dimensions are;

275 mm x 182 mm x 75 mm or  10.86 x 7.16 x 2.95 inches

The external dimensions are;

284 x 210 x 82 mm or 11.18 x 8.26 x 3.22 inches.

Available Trays.

Inside you have 75 mm of space to play with.  You may choose any selection of foam from those listed below as long as they do not go over the 75 mm of internal depth.

Foam Type 1: Standard Infantry

The standard case comes with 2 infantry trays (which are 33mm deep including the glued on base pad) and one 5mm cover tray,

Alternate infantry foam depths including base pads are 35 and 42 mm

28 mm Deep Half Infantry Tray. Insert size 50mm by 34mm
28 mm Deep Half Infantry Tray. Insert size 50mm by 34mm

 

Foam Type 2: Egg Shell

Egg Shell Foam
Egg Shell Foam

 A classic style of tray made for holding just about anything. Egg Sell trays are 28 mm in depth.

 

Foam Type 3: Pick and Pluck

Pick and Pluck Foam
Pick and Pluck Foam

Pick and pluck trays provides a segmented pick & pluck tray, 35, 42 and 67 mm deep (including base pad). The “pick and pluck” design allows you to fit in a variety of models and is perfect for odd shaped models.

Pick and Pluck Foam Example
Pick and Pluck Foam Example

 

 

Foam Type 4: X-Wing Miniature Trays

Foam trays specially made for the X-Wing miniature game standard size fighters. This includes but is not exclusive to X-Wings, A-Wings, Y-Wings, TIE Fighters, TIE Bombers, TIE Interceptors, TIE Defenders and other similar sized fighters.

Holds 9 Fighters including bases and has space for tokens and dials. 46 mm deep including base tray.

Foam Tray For X-Wing Fighters
Foam Tray For X-Wing Fighters

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Below is a video we made about the foam tray making process and our finalised rewards and stretch goals.

Project Stretch Goals

In addition to the original four tray types, we have designs for another 20 trays that will not only fit into the Companion Case, but all of our other cases as well.

For every £1000 raised over the initial £1000 we will add another tray design to your available foam until all of our designs are commissioned.

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Christmas Opening Times

Monday 21/12/15 10.30 until 18.00
Tuesday 22/12/15 12.00 until 19.00
Wednesday 23/12/15 10.30 until 17.30
Thursday 24/12/15 10.30 until 16.00
Friday 25/12/15 Closed
Saturday 26/12/15 Closed
Sunday 27/12/15 Closed
Monday 28/12/15 11.00 until 17.00
Tuesday 29/12/15 12.00 until 22.00
Wednesday 30/12/15 10.30 until 22.00
Thursday 31/12/15 – Closed
Friday 1/1/16 – Closed


Saturday 2/1/16 back to normal.

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That’s not too bad, and while it doesn’t tell the tale of the tournament, it does give you a reasonable idea of what to expect if you’re going to FNM or a PPTQ any time soon. Abzan Aggro in the hands of Kazayuki Takimura took down the tournament, defeating Ryoichi Tamada’s Jeskai deck in the finals. The Abzan Aggro deck looks pretty much like what you would expect and not a lot has changed since last format so I’m not going to go into much detail about it, just the addition of Gideons and the new lands along with new early removal all star Silkwrap in the sideboard. Silkwrap is so efficient dealing with Jace or Hangarback Walker because exiling stops the Hanagrback making tokens and Ojutai/Kolaghans Command tricks, while it is vulnerable to Dromokas command it doesn’t make a difference vs Walker (most of the time) and decks playing Jace don’t tend to play the card. The ‘new’ deck here is Jeskai Tokens, an old friend we haven’t seen in a while but is now back in the fold. The core of the deck is still the same: Jeskai Ascendancy plus instant/sorcery token producers and Treasure Cruises. Gideon Ally of Zendikar popping back up here again, and four copies of Silkwrap yet again. An interesting point about this deck is that it had fallen out of favour due to how Dromoka’s Command is so good against it, killing the Ascendancy. However with Hangarback Walker being around and Silkwrap being a really good card at the minute you have protection against the Command, plus again if its a Hangarback you exiled with it sacrificing the Silkwrap loses you nothing.

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Those are the new decks in the top 8 but again that’s not the whole story of the tournament. So to close off the article I’m going to talk about my favourite cool new decks coming out of the Pro Tour: Bant Tokens. This what boils down to a Retreat to Emeria landfall deck brewed up the night before the Pro Tour designed by Sam Black and played by his team-mates Justin Cohen and Ben Stark who all went 8-2 or better with the deck.  These numbers are kinda crazy especially as there was only one other player on the deck at the Tour. The key cards to the deck are Retreat to Emeria and Gideon Ally of Zendikar as your prime token producers backed up by the likes of Hangarback Walker, Secure the Wastes and Wingmate Roc. Retreat is an insanely powerful card it turns out especially with fetch lands and Blighted Woodland. This deck really wants to hit all its land drops which leads it to splashing green for just three Elvish Visionary and a full four Nissa Vastwood Seer; Sam saying that Nissa is just the best card in the deck. A last minute change was also made the morning of the Pro Tour to add blue for a couple of Lumbering Falls and a pair of Dispels in the maindeck. Dispel is a really well positioned card at the minute with all the Instants running around and has become maindeckable even on the splash because it is so efficient against so many cards in the format. It’s especially important here as the deck almost straight up loses to Dromokas Command. Its a really sweet deck and can really kill you out of nowhere with a fetch or two in play. Sam did a great deck tech for Pro Tour coverage you can find here.

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And thats it from me again this week. I had a slight delay getting this one out there and seeing as the Pro Tour was fast approaching I decided to wait til then so I could give a better overveiw and have a better grasp on the format. So thanks for being patient and as always thanks for reading!

Alastair

 

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