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Author Topic: End of HLBS 28mm  (Read 8612 times)

Offline Onebigriver

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End of HLBS 28mm
« on: December 16, 2008, 08:41:24 PM »
HLBS are stopping production of their 28mm figures at the end of March 2009. Grab your Great White North/flora and fauna wants while you can!
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Offline Durutti

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 10:15:35 PM »
I'm surprised to see that, I spoke to Richard at a show earlier in the year, and he was going back to his animal range to add to it.

Offline Onebigriver

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 10:58:21 PM »
Heard it from the horse's mouth via email this evening.

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 01:42:30 AM »
Terrible news...

I'll try to be sure to get an order over to them at the beginning of the new year.

Online Keith

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 07:49:43 AM »
Bum!

I'll have to pick up the Great War artillery.
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Offline Shikari Sahib

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 09:11:04 AM »
Why is closing? bad business?

Offline oxiana

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 12:26:32 PM »
Sad stuff. Ill have to bag me some more polar guys. You always get such good and quick service from HLBS too. I hope this doesn't mean the demise of their fantastic 40mm ranges as well.

Offline Onebigriver

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 01:38:28 PM »
Sad stuff. Ill have to bag me some more polar guys. You always get such good and quick service from HLBS too. I hope this doesn't mean the demise of their fantastic 40mm ranges as well.

No, Richard said it was just the 28mm figures.

Offline Orctrader

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 02:00:55 PM »
Never bought any of these so...

What are they like - Quality and "style?"

What size are they - what other figures would you compare them to/mix them with?

Offline geronimo

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 06:42:08 PM »
Never bought any of these so...

What are they like - Quality and "style?"

What size are they - what other figures would you compare them to/mix them with?

Their dinos and african animals, in particular, are very nice. Haven't picked up any of their humans so can't compare directly - but their velociraptors, for instance, are pretty much spot-on for scale (ie. small). Ostriches, baboons, and other dinos all fit in well for scale with my Foundry and OOP Citadel runequest stuff.

Offline Onebigriver

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 07:41:40 PM »
Never bought any of these so...

What are they like - Quality and "style?"

What size are they - what other figures would you compare them to/mix them with?

HLBS make a sled driver for the Copplestone sled so I imagine their figures will be similar in size

Offline Chairface

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2008, 04:29:01 AM »
I guess I have to get my but in gear and grab some Mounties.... :(
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 12:33:25 AM by Chairface »

Offline Dr. The Viking

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2008, 05:21:41 PM »
Links to anything they've done?!
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Offline Onebigriver

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2008, 08:26:58 PM »
Links to anything they've done?!

Try their website.  :?

Offline Wirelizard

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2008, 10:28:34 PM »
Right, some of that Christmas money is going toward dinosaurs.

 

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