Our number 1 selling product of 2012 the Tyrant Army Figure Case is back in stock.
I thought rather then me explaining why it’s our best seller I trawled the internet and found reviews our customers had left instead.
Review by Natfka (Faeit 212)
The first thing I noticed is that the canvas is durable, the straps and clasps are strong. There are three different cases that Tabletop Tyrant makes, with both the Tyrant and the Dreadnought being customizable with different tray selections. The online build a case is very easy to use, and takes only a few moments do.
The Kingmaker holds 4 trays, and sells for around $45USD or £28.70. With 4 standard infantry trays, it easily holds 144 models.
The Tyrant holds a large amount of models, and I can see it easily holding 1500pts or more of 40k. The top/side loading makes it easy to get in and out of, and I can see this being the staple of a gamers cases for his army. It holds up to 8 standard trays, but of course this case is large enough for the vehicle trays, and in the video I have 2 large vehicle trays in the case, alongside two standard infantry. The Tyrant retails for around $65 USD or £41.00.
The Dreadnought is the same size as the Tyrant, is very similar with the exception that it is armoured for extra protection and comes with extra pockets along the outside and a nice full sized pocket on the inside (that fits hardcover codices just perfect. The Dreadnought is currently selling around $108USD or £65.
The number one thing that will make you take a good look at these cases is the price. Literally for just over a $100 USD you can get yourself a Tyrant and a Kingmaker. One to hold your larger models, and the other to hold your infantry. The construction is solid, and I think that if you are looking for a case, that these should be on your list to take a look at.
Below is an overview of the company and their cases, including word that they are working on a new 4 layer case that will retail for £20.00.
Review from Pins of War
Review – Tabletop Tyrant Kingmaker Figure Case
Tired of hauling around your miniatures in cardboard or plastic boxes?
I know I was. Enter the figure cases from Tabletop Tyrant, available over at Gifts for Geeks. The case in the picture above is the Kingmaker case from Tabletop Tyrant, which is the smaller (or “half-sized”) case for £28.70 (around US$ 45,-), configured however you like it.
#1 – Build Your Own Kingmaker Figure Case
For me, the biggest obstacle I usually come across trying to decide on what case I want, and how to configure it, is that most online shops I see make it fiendishly hard (for first-time customers at least) to figure out online how cases and foam go together.
Not so Tabletop Tyrant. They got a very cool, dead simple little tool on their website that lets you fill up your figure case with different foam options. That tool alone makes Tabletop Tyrant a contender IMO. Also, one set of foam trays is included in the price!
#2 – The Tabletop Kingmaker Figure Case
As said, the Kingmaker is smaller than Tabletop Tyrant’s Tyrant case (!). The Kingmaker hold about 4 layers of infantry foam instead of 8 for the Tyrant. That is still more than enough for an average 1500 point Warhammer 40k army or a 50 – 80 point Warmachine force.
For me personally, it’s a great way to store my “smaller” games such as DreadBall or X-Wing.
The case opens on the top and comes with more straps and handles than you could ever need. It’s obviously not a hard case, so it may not be the figure case for packing miniatures for air travel. What I liked about it, however, is how lightweight the case is.
#3 – The Foam Trays
I mostly filled the case with infantry and “”pick & plug” foam trays. The latter (see above) is really essential for storing more oddly shaped miniatures, as you can plug out the little foam boxes to create custom trays that fit your personal collection.
For a foam tray for X-Wing miniatures, as above, I would recommend using the 35mm deep pick & plug foam. I also have the thinner 28mm foam, which is great for infantry models “lying down”.
For more 3-dimensional models, the 35mm really add much-needed depth to make sure the miniatures – such as the Tie Fighter – are completely inside the foam.
The (28mm depth) infantry tray works perfect for my (smaller) Mantic DreadBall miniatures. The size of the pre-cut slots for miniatures may be a bit tight for larger, more elaborate HQ-style figures, especially those “heroic-scale” miniatures from Games Workshop.
The Chaos Sorcerer above doesn’t fully fit in. Again, it’s probably a good idea to mix standard infantry foam trays with pick & plug foam trays for the more unwieldy miniatures.
Not to mention the specialized foam trays for Tanks, Cavalry, etc.. .
#4 – Verdict
Not much I can add.
For less than the cost of a Warhammer 40K Codex, I’m now able to store and transport most of my “side-game” miniatures collection (which admittedly has been “sidelining” my GW-hobby for a few months now) in one conveniently sized, well-made and super-light-weight figure case.
I love the way the foam allows me to match the interiour layout to my miniatures collections. I know there are foam variants out there that are custom-cut to things like X-Wing Miniatures, but they never seem to have exactly the layout that I need. Flexibility makes this one the winner!
The only thing to look out for, especially for storing larger GW models or 35mm Miniatures (Kingdom Death!) is that the slots in the infantry foam tray may be on the small side.