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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Box of Holding - Christmas in April?

So I've had these three boxes, two skull crushers and on man mangler, sitting in a box of figures for many years now. Imagine my surprise when I found they held much more than what was pictured on the box.


Looks like three Orc crossbows, six Orc engine crew, five Bretonnian cannon crew and some parts of the Man Mangler and maybe one Skull Crusher Wheel.



An Orc General and his Boar, Dwarf Shields, two skull crushers, some man mangler bits, two spear chukkas and a rock lobber.



Another orc crossbow, two giant black orcs, a bombard, orc engine crewman and four orc archers from AC '91. Oh, and a shield with a rat on it.


Thanks for looking.

18 comments:

  1. 2nd hand buy that you forgot to check at the time?

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    1. Hi Chico, I think it's mostly old age. I packed those boxes up when I put away "childish things" and over the years just assumed that they were the unbuilt models of what they said on the box. I totally forgot that I had run out of storage and used these boxes to hold various bits and bobs.

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  2. Lovely find Sean - very envious. Have they leapt to the top of your painting queue?

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    1. Hi Blaxkleric. They've moved to the top of the theoretical queue. Or near it. Aside from my glacial painting pace there is the issue of transporting my army to Oldhammer USA weekend. I have to go with what fits in the box. I haven't totally decided on means of transport yet.

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  3. A nice surprise, I imagine :-) . Definitely better than discovering that there was *less* in each box than you thought there was...

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    1. Hi Hugh, absolutely. I've already had some issues with missing bits. So nice to find all sorts of goodies I forgot I had.

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  4. Spectacular find there Sean! The Bret bombard and crew in particular are quite hard to track down. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Blue, may be a prime candidate for learning how to cast to bulk up my own forces.

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  5. Hmm, I need to go look in some of my boxes!

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    1. Hi Lee, I highly recommend going through boxes that you haven't actually opened in several years. I don't think I'd opened these since we moved to Arizona. Going on 15 years now.

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  6. Do you think that all the boxes I have could be treasure chests like that ? ... Tomorrow, I will have a look ...
    Life is like your boxes, it could be full of surprises !

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    1. Hi Sam, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Perhaps I need to see what's in my Mighty Fortress box?

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  7. Christmas in April indeed! Some wonderful finds there.

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    1. Hi Millsy. Yeah, it made my day.

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  8. Surprise, surprise. It happens to me too. It usually got me saying: "When did I buy that?"

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    1. Hi cedric, I bought all this stuff so long ago that I don't really remember buying any of it.

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  9. That is an amazing haul. Well done you!

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    1. Thanks Stevo. There was actually more in the big box. It was just on display so I vaguely knew I had it.

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