Thursday, 18 September 2014

Unboxing Malifaux - The Dreamers 'Hide and Seek' Starter Set

Found you...your it...and by it...I mean lunch.....

This is the GenCon version...I'm guessing that the retail one will have the usual model renders on the rear...

The 'Hide and Seek' box contains enough parts for nine miniatures...namely The Dreamer, Lord Chompy Bits, three Daydream Totems (2SS), Coppelius (8SS), and three Alps (3SS each). It also contains stat cards for each one and five upgrade cards four of which are for The Dreamer and one that's for any Nightmare.

This makes the Soulsstone value of the box...

The Dreamer (0), Lord Chompy Bits (0), Coppelius (8), Daydreams (2, 2, 2), Alps (3, 3, 3) Total (23) or (27) with a maximum Soulstone cache and (39) with maximum 'out of the box' upgrades.

The box has two main sprues in it as well as the aforementioned cards...

Sprues.

Stat Cards.

Lets have a look at each of these in turn...should there be any assembly issues with any of the models then they will be listed in the appropriate section and you can view larger versions of the smaller pictures by clicking on them. Here's the instructions as well...just in case...



The Dreamer.

The Sprue

Assembled
The leg on the creature holding the dreamers hand is thin and tiny and in a difficult to reach place...may currently be the holder of the 'most twiddly part ever' award...



Comparison.
A Comparison picture between the new plastic and original metal version.

Lord Chompy Bits.

The Sprue

Assembled
Large easy to handle parts and no assembly issues at all though you may need a bit of filler for some of the joint locations.



Comparison.
A Comparison picture between the new plastic and original metal version.

Coppelius.

The Sprue

Assembled
Coppelius's legs were a tight fit...a fit of trimming/filing might be required to get them to push all the way into the recess...well, mine did at least...


Comparison.
A Comparison picture between the new plastic and original metal version.

Alps.

The Sprue

Assembled
Small but not tiny parts are the only minor issue with the Alps. Also the Alps labelled 1 and 2 on the instructions are labelled the opposite way around on the sprue.

Alp 1
I'd attach the left arm before attaching the bottom half of body or it's a bit difficult to align with the joint.


Alp 2
No issues...well...it is possible to put the Mohawk on the wrong way around...but I doubt you'd notice the difference even if you did, lol.


Alp 3
No problems.


Comparison.
A comparison picture between the new plastic and original metal versions courtesy of Sean from the 'A Wyrd Place' Facebook group.
Daydreams.

The Sprues



Assembled
Daydream No.3 has a few small parts but nothing that should cause issues. The other two are very simple indeed.

Daydream 1


Daydream 2


Daydream 3


Comparison.
A comparison picture between the new plastic and original metal versions courtesy of Sean from the 'A Wyrd Place' Facebook group.

Here's a group picture.

Thoughts and comments are (as usual) most welcome.

5 comments:

  1. I didn't know what Malifaux was, until a bunch of bloggers started painting models. Then I saw it played at nova open. Now you are posting all these awesome reviews and mini's every week. It's working...you are all wearing me down....must not buy the box with the nurses....

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    1. The nurse models are very nice indeed...then you can expand into a Seamus set and have zombie hookers as well, lol.

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    2. And sold. :) Thanks for all these blog posts!

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  2. This has proven invaluable when assembling my own crew, so a thousand thanks for that! :)

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