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Offline Dr. The Viking

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2008, 06:30:45 AM »
Links to anything they've done?!

Try their website.  :?

Too easy!  :D

Ok well.. once upon a time I stumbled over them and I distinctively recall there being no pictures on their site at all. Almost. I see that have changed!
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Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2008, 08:13:35 AM »
Bad news indeed!
I have some of their prehistoric animals, Terror Bird, Wooly Rhino etc as well as several dinos and they are lovely models.

I wish I had the money to buy loads more  :(

Hopefully another manufacturer will buy the moulds, as they are too good to disappear forever.

Offline Argonor

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2008, 11:09:41 AM »
Bugger!!

I shall be buying a collection of their African animals in January, and then some dinos in February, and some northern stuff in March....

What's going on..??

I buy 2 packs from Spyglass, and Steve quits...
I bought 4 packs from HLBS some time ago, and they close their 28 mm line...

Do I jinx?
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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2008, 11:32:38 AM »
I might have to put an order in before March then. Been eyeing them for a while, but always found something shinier to spend my cash on somehow.

Hmmm, I wonder if they'll do a "remaining stock sale" in a few weeks...?

Offline Hitman

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2008, 12:14:12 AM »
I sent Richard an e-mail and his reply does indeed support this revelation...they are focussing on the 40mm line as the 28mm line only does a fraction of the sales in comparison. Since they preoduce the lines, they are selling it off on a first-come, first serve basis until there is no stock left. Leaving it to the last minute might not be in your best interests.
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Offline Geudens

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008, 09:05:35 AM »
Bugger!!
I shall be buying a collection of their African animals in January, and then some dinos in February, and some northern stuff in March....
What's going on..??
I buy 2 packs from Spyglass, and Steve quits...
I bought 4 packs from HLBS some time ago, and they close their 28 mm line...
Do I jinx?

I guess so...  Could you order something from the Evil Empire, please?.... See what that does...  lol

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Offline Chairface

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008, 02:07:07 PM »

Offline answer_is_42

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2008, 05:27:59 PM »
Bugger!!
I shall be buying a collection of their African animals in January, and then some dinos in February, and some northern stuff in March....
What's going on..??
I buy 2 packs from Spyglass, and Steve quits...
I bought 4 packs from HLBS some time ago, and they close their 28 mm line...
Do I jinx?

I guess so...  Could you order something from the Evil Empire, please?.... See what that does...  lol

Rudi

They may begin to collapse...who'd notice a difference?  lol

I must remember to order some HLBS divers...

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Offline Onebigriver

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2008, 05:32:11 PM »
I hope Great War or Renegade pick up the WW1 artillery pieces, I just can't afford them at the mo.  :(

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Offline Will Bailie

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2008, 11:12:03 PM »
Quote
I hope Great War or Renegade pick up the WW1 artillery pieces, I just can't afford them at the mo. 

North Star already has these on their website:
http://www.northstarfigures.com/shop/hlbsfigures/

And Brigade Games managed to pick up some of the other vehicles, including the u-boat:
http://www.brigadegames.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=1BG-S001&Category_Code=BGHMT&Product_Count=8


Offline Hitman

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2008, 03:33:41 AM »
Onebigriver;
Never doubted you...as I received an e-mail from Richard like you...you just beat him to the annoucement on this forum, so I was confirming what you found out days or maybe weeks before me. Regardless, a sad day indeed!!

Offline Onebigriver

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2008, 03:55:52 PM »
Onebigriver;
Never doubted you...as I received an e-mail from Richard like you...you just beat him to the annoucement on this forum, so I was confirming what you found out days or maybe weeks before me. Regardless, a sad day indeed!!

I'll let you off then  ;). Didn't know Richard posted on here so it seemed natural to post the news. It is sad news, all too often you put miniatures on the "will get round to buying some" list, then the company or the range disappears in the meantime.  :(

Offline Argonor

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2008, 05:10:24 PM »
Exactly - just ordered some stuff, will have to get african animals and small dinos next month...  :(

Offline Hitman

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2008, 02:32:02 PM »
On several occasions I said the same thing...I'll buy that another time only to be disappointed that it is no longer available. My wife told me when I see something that I "will use" then buy it so you won't be disappointed when it is no longer around. Personally I think she just doesn't want to listen to me rant on and on about "Crap...I should have bought it when I had the chance!"

Online swiftnick

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Re: End of HLBS 28mm
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2008, 01:20:59 PM »
I made a small order on the 20th and most of them arrived today.
Not bad going considering the time of year.
The figures are lovely and full off character nicely cast too with no sign of flash or mould lines.
They even threw in some extra castings to make up for the delivery coming in two parts. No need to do that but thanks very much.
Mike

 

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