8.31.2011

Better Than Christmas!

I was going to talk about this in Part II of my two part article on Bell, about the nature of my collection and where I intend to take it, but there was a slight change of plans. With the Nova having been recently played - and won - by Tony K-Stands-For-Kill-You-And-Break-Your-Toys Kopach, I didn't want to wait a week to chat about the faux controversy.

Anyway, here are some pics of the gift box the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) brought to the store two Fridays ago.  He's downsizing - not sure if I should say why, but congrats (!) - and rather than mess with trading/selling everything in his collection, he's giving some of it away to friends, based on their interests.  Mine being the older range and models with mad character, plus my favorite Fantasy army is Beastmen, I received the following goodies...















...and that wasn't everything!  Last Friday he brought up some original Daemons metals, which I've already been excitedly working on.

Anyone notice the Magus?  Can you spell Bugs!?  I know you can!

Seriously, it's better than a stack of Land Raiders.  No joke, and thank you very much.

(He's going to resent the word 'friend' used so liberally.)

(...)

(Not to mention, this could be the greatest manipulation ever.  EVER!)

(I like that Master Manipulator (every store needs one) - what a guy.)

12 comments:

The Antipope said...

You jammy git! I bet everyone wants friends like that. That magus is awesome, all he needs is a limo now!

Farmpunk said...

oh man! The red sorcerer is awesome!

I wish I had a few of those to make an =I= psyker squad.

looks like a cool grabbag.

Caldera said...

Your such a masochist Brent! lol

sonsoftaurus said...

Wow, that's a ton of stuff! Some awesome old figs indeed, and an army full of minotaurs and Ogres to boot!

If you don't have plans for them, I'd be interested in buying some of those Nurgle renegade marines...

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

I could have done with out seeing those painted models, although it is nice to see my OCD on full display for the world.

Anonymous said...

DUDE, if your not using those minotaurs, I could always use more

Alex said...

Genestealer Magus, holy cow!

Rob.Barnett said...

Very cool of your "friend" to donate that stuff away. That's quite a generous load of goodies you've acquired.

I'm kind of surprised of all of the fanfaire given to the Magus; are they that hard to come by? Like Sons, the Nurgle marines are just so much cooler to me.

Congrats again on all of your new toys. Make sure you thank your benifactor profusely!

Evil Homer said...

muhahahaha...and so it begins...

Rodney said...

my god that is beautiful!

cirno-chan said...

they're really nice. :D

Anonymous said...

Oh, that Magus and Patriarch...
Make a Genestealer Cult! I beg you!

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