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Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:52:11 AM »
Just wanted to point out that I posted a catalogue from Global Games, circa 1997, to the Media section a while back, and it was recently approved. Found it while I was about 30 pages deep in a Google search. I would think this would be one of the last catalogues to come out of Global Games, as they folded in the '97-'98 timeframe. Even so, it's missing a few Legions of Steel figures from the Planetstorm side...
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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 10:24:05 PM »
The price list has more than the photo catalogue. The missing minis were the Fantasian War Bear and Hex Runner, yes? None of the other "missing" ones were ever made, were they?

Dammit Clark should Kickstart the Missing. Sadly for the best coverage you need Kickstarter and for that you need to be in the USA I think.

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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 11:04:49 PM »
There is some steam building to possibly get LoS moving.

Do not lose hope even if we in the public have not heard from Clark in a while.

Kickstarter is the 2nd to the end task and there is much work and many decisions to be made before we reach that point. (the final point is production, marketing and shipping).

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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 09:26:32 AM »
The price list has more than the photo catalogue. The missing minis were the Fantasian War Bear and Hex Runner, yes? None of the other "missing" ones were ever made, were they?
Well, the War Bear was never made (there's a thread around about an unrelated, currently available, resin model called a "Tiger APC" that I'm trying to convert). The Hex Runner was made and released (I have a couple). So, released miniatures missing pictures are:

U.N.E.
Fast Attack Vehicle (in the price list at the end)
Super Fortress Colossus

Machines
Mark IIIA1 Assault Fiend (in the price list)
G4 Gremlin (in the price list)
X1 Runaway (in the price list)
H2 Dreadbot (in the price list)
S1 Archfiend (in the price list)

Black Empire
War Chariot (in the price list)

Fantasian
Trooper with RPK (in the price list)
Trooper with RPG & E-loader (only E-loader pictured)
T85/36 with AT4 (in the price list)
Drop Trooper Grenadier (in the price list)
Drop Trooper with RPG & E-loader (in the price list)
Quad Cycle (in the price list)
Hex Runner

Infranite
Lightning Jet Bike (in the price list)
Lightning Jet Bike with War Leader (in the price list)

Everything in this list exists as a physical model, although some of it is ridiculously hard to find.


Dammit Clark should Kickstart the Missing. Sadly for the best coverage you need Kickstarter and for that you need to be in the USA I think.
I'll second what Dave said: don't lose hope just yet. Plus, I don't think a Kickstarter would necessarily be needed for missing miniatures. Producing a master and spincast mould isn't exorbitantly expensive, which is why miniature companies typically start that way.
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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 08:20:14 PM »
Cool to see this, thanks for posting it.
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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 05:58:26 AM »
I see Kickstarter as being something of a marketing tool as well.

But original LOS suffered a bit from having multiple differing sprues per mould, something that a bit of extra startup cash might help prevent. I heard this from Amazon Miniatures, who bought the EU moulds as an unlabelled bulk-lot package including everything ever released by Global Games Europe... or something like that.




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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 06:00:02 AM »
Oh by the way, those ridiculously hard to find models? I own multiples of most. Any year now I will get time to paint them!

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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 02:06:26 PM »
Oh by the way, those ridiculously hard to find models? I own multiples of most. Any year now I will get time to paint them!
Unless you're offering to sell to me, I have nothing further to say to you!
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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 12:25:08 PM »
Buy those jetbikes sure look good in a box under my desk ;P

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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 11:25:06 PM »
AAAAAGGHH! You're killing me!
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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2013, 05:53:50 AM »
But original LOS suffered a bit from having multiple differing sprues per mould, . . .

As far as I know there were no "sprues" but rather the production moulds were created with some numerical combination of figures/bodies/arms and then when the production mould wore out it was melted down and RAFM (later Marco) could re-jigger the combination depending on what was needed.

There was the Great Rack Deal Debacle which lead to the Blue Box and created gluts and dearths because the entire line was produced in a fixed quantity for each SKU.

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Re: Global Games 1997 Catalogue
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2013, 05:57:34 AM »
I love getting the industry goss on this.