Scout Comics and The OP partner for games based on Scout’s IP

Comic book publisher Scout Comics & Entertainment is partnering with board game and puzzle publisher Usaopoly (The Op). Under this partnership, The Op will have a first look at all Scout properties for development into board games.

Scout features over 275 titles in their comic catalog as well as numerous projects in development for television and film. The deal opens up an opportunity for The Op to expand their game titles and re-skin their classic and popular games. Currently, the publisher features licenses that involve Disney, Marvel, and more.

Scout Comics and The Op

Unboxing: Warhammer 40,000 Imperium Premium Box 1

Warhammer 40,000 Imperium is finally available in the United States and Canada! We open up and show off the second box for subscribers.

The fifth kit not only features four new magazines and bonus, but for those who upgrade, the first Premium Kit!

Filled with the forces of Chaos, see what’s inside and the estimated value!

Chaos Space Marines Sorcerer – $31
Chaos Space Marines Squad – $60
Greater Chaos Space Marines Possessed – ~$35

Total – $126

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Games Workshop Pre-Order Preview: Contrast Paints, Necromunda, Blood Bowl made-to-order, and Horus Heresy!

Games Workshop has revealed what’s coming with next week’s pre-order. For those excited about the expansion of their paint line, you’ll be pleased.

Contrast Paints receive 25 new hues to add to your hobby table. This new round features fiery reds and oranges, icy blues, and vibrant greens and purples.

Contrast Paints

Joining them are Shades. All Shades have been reformatted to flow better into recesses decreasing the amount on flat surfaces. There are also seven new Shade paints being added to the range!

Shades

Also being released is White Scar Spray. It’s a bright white undercoat to start your model. It adds another option from the already existing cool white and creamy base from other sprays.

White Scar Spray

For Necromunda, you can get a Thatos Pattern Hab Modules Transfer Sheet.

Thatos Pattern Hab Modules Transfer Sheet

White Dwarf 478 features expanded rules for terrain in Kill Team and a new series of articles for the new edition of The Horus Heresy!

White Dwarf 478

Blood Bowl gets a trio of Made to Order. Get classic models like trophies, Chaos mutants, and Skaven mutants!

Finally Warhammer: The Horus Heresy gets accessories for Dark Angels and Iron Warriors.

Black Library has one offer, the Soulslayer audiobook, Gotrek’s latest misadventures in the Mortal Realms.

 Soulslayer

Preview: Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3 (of 4)

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3 (of 4)

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Fabiana Mascolo (CA) Karen Darboe
In Shops: Jun 22, 2022
SRP: $4.99

Lilianna brings the recently-awakened planeswalker back to Strixhaven, where her unique powers stun even the world-class magic scholars!

However, something makes Liliana uneasy about this mysterious figure, and with ancient forces circling, Liliana finds herself at the crossroads of an interplanar decision.

All the while, the scheming Master of Metal, Tezzeret, may have his own plans for the planeswalker, and her home plane…

Magic: The Hidden Planeswalker #3 (of 4)

Funko Acquires Mondo from Alamo Drafthouse

Mondo

Announced this morning, Funko, Inc. has purchased Mondo from Alamo Drafthouse. That adds even more to Funko’s portfolio which already includes figures, clothing, games, and more. Mondo was the division focused on screen-printed posters, vinyl soundtracks, and toy collectibles for Alamo.

This is a pretty big addition for Funko cementing the company further in the pop culture collectible space. Mondo has focused more on “high end” collectibles, something Funko has dipped its toes in but not a regular product vertical.

Mondo on the other hand has dipped its toes into board games and up to recently had a deal with Restoration Games with Unmatched, but the company has never completely focused on that vertical.

The acquisition adds about 30 Mondo employees to the Funko team. The financial terms have not been disclosed. Funko has said it doesn’t expect the acquisition to have an impact on the 2022 financial performance which indicates the amount isn’t massive.

Funko recently received investment to the tune of $263 million that involved a 25% stake in the company. They statements indicated that the investors saw massive growth for the company and this acquisition is likely a part of that vision.

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE STATEMENT

When Mondo was first forming, back when it was a 25-square-foot retail space in the abandoned ticket booth of the original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, we had one guiding principle: seek out amazing artists, let their imaginations run wild and unfettered, and together celebrate the movies we loved.

Driven by passion, Mondo’s core team of creatives transformed that small ticket booth into something none of us could have ever imagined. Nineteen years into the journey, I look back at the amazing body of work that Mondo has created in posters, soundtracks, and collectibles and am truly in awe. I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing team that has over and over again set a staggeringly high bar for imagination, quality, and beauty.

That said, the past two years have been brutal and harrowing at Alamo and Mondo. We filed bankruptcy and thankfully emerged from COVID in fighting shape, ready to continue our mission of being the best damn cinema that has ever or will ever exist. While we were closed, however, Mondo was our saving grace, the only facet of our business that kept the lights on.

Now, with the dark days behind us and each weekend bringing box office successes, Alamo is seizing opportunities to grow our cinema footprint with seven new locations across the country that have been announced recently and more to come. As the company resources are focused on this growth, we realized that perhaps a bold and exciting new chapter is about to begin for Mondo.

Over the past few months, we searched exhaustively to find a perfect partner who saw what was unique and special about Mondo and was in a position to meaningfully invest in Mondo, nurture the team, and further its reach and vision. Funko is exactly that unicorn.

The team that made Mondo amazing is staying together, making the transition to Funko, and will continue their same work with the same creative vision. I am super excited about the future plans I know about, and I’m sure I will soon marvel at the work that is not yet even a lightbulb spark.

I am very confident that in time folks will see this transition to Funko as nothing short of marvelous. I wish everyone on the Mondo team the absolute best and look forward to everything ahead, save the notable exception of the loss of my employee discount.

I offer my sincere thanks to the whole team for almost two decades of tireless dedication and craft. You have most certainly made my adult life a hell of a lot more beautiful.

Tim League
Alamo Drafthouse Founder & Executive Chairman and Mondo Co-Founder

MONDO STATEMENT

By now you may have heard that Mondo has a new parent company: Funko. Let’s talk about it.

For 20 years, we have poured our heart and souls into this weird little thing that Rob Jones and Tim League started in a closet in the corner of an Alamo Drafthouse lobby… then out of a closet underneath the seats of a Drafthouse auditorium (seriously). Eventually, we opened our own gallery space, and even started our own convention.

We have always loved following our passions and doing things our own way, and we’ll be forever thankful to the Alamo Drafthouse for supporting those passions and helping us grow into what we are today. But we needed a bigger boat… and that’s where Funko comes in. They understand what Mondo is today and are eager to help us become the company we want to be.

From the outside, Mondo might seem like it is changing… but on the inside much is staying the same. We remain the same team, and our goals remain unchanged. We are still the same bunch of weirdos who share an undying obsession with popular (and maybe less popular) culture, and a craving to make cool stuff with the best artists in the world.

We are still the same company that started in the theater lobby… only now with even more resources to support our vision. We can’t wait to show you what’s next.

– (Still) Your friends at Mondo.

Conquest’s Old Dominion Wave 3 is here!

The Bone Golems

In their quest for knowledge the Dark Creed uncovered many secrets best left alone. prime among them was the fact that the very stones of Capitas were soaked with so much death and so much of Hazlia’s essence during the Fall that all they need to heed their master’s call to murder the living was a simple motivating consciousness… These massive constructs cause terror on the battlefield, their massive forms soaking unbelievable levels of damage as their massive limbs scythe through enemy formations.

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The Bone Golems

Old Dominion: Strategos

A Strategos is the supreme commander of a Dominion Legion, a master of men who commanded the absolute loyalty of his troops, serving as their temporal and spiritual leader while on campaign. His mastery was one of strategy and diplomacy, allowing his officers, the ten Xhiliarchs who served under him to focus on logistics, tactics and the disposition of the troops. Entombed with all the pomp and ceremony one could expect, their awakening into an unlife of service is complete with misery and loss, for unlike the lesser order they not only retain their cognitive function, but memories from before. This makes them a double edged sword for those who would seek to command them: while one of the easiest and most efficient ways to secure the performance and power of an awakened Legion, the Strategoi are no unthinking minions to command. Their cognitive function and memories have allowed them to retain their personalities and with it, ambition.

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Old Dominion: Strategos

Old Dominion: Optio

Second in command to the Centarchos, the lowest ranked officer minted by the Collegia of the Old Dominion, the Optio is a stern, experienced veteran whose responsibility it is than an officer’s orders be obeyed… or ignored. When the Imperial Legions were born, veteran commanders quickly realized they needed a link, a lynchpin between the professional officer corps being produced by the Colleges and the veteran legionnaires that formed the backbone of all Legions.

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Old Dominion: Optio

Thunderbirds… Go with a new Co-operative Card Game

Thunderbirds: Danger Zone

Coming this summer from Anderson Entertainment is Thunderbirds: Danger Zone – a co-operative card game for 2–6 players that can be completed in 30 to 50 minutes. Players assume the role of International Rescue operatives taking on daring rescue missions based on the original television series episodes.

To bring this new game series to life, Anderson Entertainment teamed up with award-winning games designer, Andrew Harman.

Players take turns leading as Jeff Tracy and decide how to move the mission forward – using resources gathered by the other players, preparing pods and equipment for missions, or deploying other characters as mission support. And all of this is against a countdown.

There are a variety of levels of difficulty across the episodes, from beginner missions right up to full expert level scenarios like Terror in New York City and The Impostors. These first installments all draw inspiration from the classic TV series, but future episodes could incorporate elements from the TV21 comics, audio adventures, and beyond.

The first release features seven episodes with the plan of an expansion pack later in the year.

The game is currently in production and will be available from July 2022 via The Official Gerry Anderson Store online, selected games retailers, and Amazon priced at £24.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus Now Available For Pre-Registration

Snowprint Studios‘ Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus marks a significant moment for Warhammer 40,000 on mobile devices. Fight through the galactic warzone with units from eight factions. Heroes rise to the challenge in planetwide campaigns, face off against arch enemies in pitched PvP skirmishes or collaborate with fellow guild members to take down massive bosses. Beginning today, players can pre-register the game and all those who do will receive special rewards at launch later this year. 

Warhammer 40,000 Factions and Campaigns
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus will launch with EIGHT playable factions and more will be on the way in regular updates throughout the game’s development. Every army can take part and fight through a deep narrative crafted by renowned Warhammer scribe Matt Forbeck. At the start of your journey, you begin fighting with an Ultramarine squad, quickly enhanced with a fierce member of the Adepta Sororitas, to defeat the implacable Necrons. As you progress you continue to unlock squads of some of the universe’s most powerful warriors and battle through multiple parallel campaigns  

Here is a quick list of the announced playable armies: 

  • Ultramarines – Adeptus Astartes, the war-hardened, armor-clad space marines who defend the Imperium. 
  • Necrons – Awoken from their tombs, these eternal machines bring death to any who oppose them.                        
  • Black Legion – Turned to chaos by the dark gods, the Black Legion were once the best of the imperium. Now they are driven by revenge and eternal conflict. 
  • Black Templars – Space Marines on a special mission to purge the galaxy of enemies. Sometimes even the Imperium’s own are considered a threat.   
  • Orks – Bred for war by the old ones. Orks’ great joy is found in combat. Might makes right for these xenos beasts, and no one can stop them. 
  • Death Guard – The servants of the diseased god Nurgle plague the galaxy. With horrific weapons and shambling pox walkers, the galaxy will never be safe. 
  • Adepta Sororitas – The sisterhood of faith brings divine wrath to the battlefield. Miracles can happen…and the Sororitas prove it.             
  • Astra Militarum – The Emperor’s hammer never stops on the battlefield. Using firepower and intelligence to outwit superior foes and bask in victory.   

Quick and Thrilling PvP
Live PvP will be available at launch for players to battle it out. Fast paced skirmishes with no waiting time will bring players head-to-head in intense bursts of Warhammer combat. Post launch, the team has plans for massive Guild vs Guild wars that take PvP to a larger level scale. 

About Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus
Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus defines a new era of gaming on mobile devices. With 40 heroes at launch, fans can experience extensive PvE campaigns as well as quick battles with opponents in PvP. Bringing the true width of the Warhammer 40,000 universe onto mobile has remained a passionate quest for the Snowprint team. 

Players can pre-register on June 1st and prepare for conquest in the 41st millennium. Fans are invited to sign up to be notified when more Tacticus News comes out, and pre-register the game on their favorite mobile device to earn some unique rewards.

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