Skyhook Dropship/New Tanker Bug News!

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Skyhook Dropship/New Tanker Bug News!

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:01 pm

Hi guys,

Just to let you know, a little later this week, we will be putting up details of the new resin Skyhook and Tanker Bug on the web site.

We will be doing a single limited run on both of these, and will be looking to ship towards the end of April/beginning of May.

Stay tuned!
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Postby Gauntlet- » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:26 pm

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Postby Proteus454 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:21 pm

Ooooh, luvverly. Now if only I had a Skyhook's worth of MI (Though thanks to picking up a boxed set on the cheap years ago, I DO come close...)
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Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:27 pm

Pssst. They are up on the April release page - announcement coming, but I thought some of you might want a head start :)
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Postby Chrisy_m_uk » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:18 pm

Huzzah the gods smile upon us!

I shall definitely be ordering the skyhook but am confused - why was a new tanker bug designed (I missed that one).
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Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:33 pm

Chrisy_m_uk wrote: why was a new tanker bug designed (I missed that one).
This one is better :)
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Postby Chrisy_m_uk » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:34 pm

msprange wrote:
Chrisy_m_uk wrote: why was a new tanker bug designed (I missed that one).
This one is better :)
Short and sweet!

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Postby Rob_A » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:28 pm

I do like it, but I think it is only marginally better.

If these sell well, will they be released properly?
Does MGP plan on releasing these properly, at a later date? :?
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Postby Chrisy_m_uk » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:44 pm

I would have thought that any decision to manufacture them on a less limited scale would require a change in fortune on behalf of mongoose.

Or to put it another way if you like it buy it now!
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Postby Rob_A » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:29 pm

I can't afford the price tag.
I really doubt I will by April. Especially for something like that, that I'm not gonna really use much.
I expected... Better from the tanker bug to be fair. I thought it was gonna be bigger than the old one and better value for money. It looks smaller and has a premium pricetag!
I do like the pose though.
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:46 pm

Whoa! Forgeworld prices. I'll have to pass as much as it hurts to do so...
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Postby crucible_orc » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:49 pm

I Agree, $110-120 USD/CDN + Shipping for the smallest of the drop-ships is way out of my price range for even 1. Especially since i'd need at least 6 of them to transportfor my LAMI.

and i thought my sloppy jalopy Modern vehicles were expensive at 25-40 USD per vehicle.
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Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:19 pm

Rob_A wrote: It looks smaller
It is a good deal bigger by bulk.
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Postby rvrratt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:44 pm

Wow! This is huge! I am glad to to See Matt and MGP fulfill the SST Players dreams and get them their Skyhook. Thats real standup. I just got into the game and I am very excited to get my Skyhook. I just put my pre-order in and am totally stoked!

Just a thought: Will instructions be included? There is a lot of pieces there!

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Postby Lorcan Nagle » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:40 pm

When will payment be requested? I really want a Skyhook but I've a pre-oder for a very expensive Macross toy due in April!
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Postby Funbeast » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:50 pm

The Tanker looks nice, but the Skyhook.....WOW.
I wish i could afford one.
If only i hadn't spent a months wages buying B5 stuff, (and i don't even play SST anymore) 8) 8)
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Postby Greg Smith » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:52 pm

The tanker looks more like the movie tanker.
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Postby MarkNorfolk » Thu Mar 13, 2008 2:07 am

Have to leave it before I press the magic preorder button - I've a lull in work, but I will get a Skyhook. Cheaper than a Valkyrie too....

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Postby Sleazy » Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:37 am

cheaper than a valkyrie...but not as good.

Sorry I'm a bit disappointed by this, i was looking forward to the Skyhook as a value for money transport, the transistion to resin has increased the cost without improving the looks.

Essentially these are models for a discontinued system, the old tankers can be picked up cheaply enough now that I can't justify playing 4 x the cost for this resin one.

I think £50 is too high for either model. Large scale resin minis can be done cheaper than Forgeworld yet still as detailed, just look at Ultraforge.

I really like SST and the models and I hope more minis are produced but at a reasonable cost.

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