Battle Foam has new custom trays for X-Wing Miniatures game

By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Nov 16th, 2012
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Battle Foam is making custom foam trays for the X-Wing Miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games.

From the website:

In this kit, you will receive two trays that fit the the game pieces from the Star Wars X-Wing board game. This kit fits perfectly in a P.A.C.K. 216 bag.

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  • KelRiever

    Why?

    Seriously, what is wrong with people. Am I missing something? These are pre-painted plastic miniatures, right? Can people not figure out how to put foam in a $10 box from Home Depot? It isn’t like a custom fit foam tray is needed for these things.

    Pure vanity produst.

    • wittdooley

      I dunno….. Is $30 so unreasonable to protect $500 of product? I think that maybe it’s not?

      • KelRiever

        Unless it doesn’t need protection. Or you can protect it for $10. Which you CAN.

        • wittdooley

          Isn’t “need” in this instance pretty subjective.

          Also, you’re arguing over $20.

          Personally, I’d take $30 of custom cut foam that I dont have to mess with at all over $10 spent at Home Depot trying to make a jacked up version of this. My time is worth that extra $20 bucks, I guess.

        • KelRiever

          Well, no problem. It is subjective. To me I think there would be zero time invested in getting a box at Home Depot for figures that will never lose their paint job unless you throw them into a spinning industrial fan…and then a $30 BF case isn’t going to save them either. Personally, I’d rather spend the extra $20 on having more figures, or maybe some actually decent food.

          If we run into each other at Gen Con, I guarantee you will look cooler than me to all the gamers with your swag. And you can be all like, “I be rollin’ an you be haetin!”

      • lordofexcess

        True but in this case … $30 bucks to protect … perhaps 100 bucks in pre-painted bendy plastic board game pieces? I have to agree with the first comment this is really silly.

        I do agree though, sure if you are sporting a beautifully painted $500-$2000 40K army, it is worth it (though there are cheaper, just as effective options).

        • wittdooley

          Please please please link me the page where I can get the contents this foam will hold for $100 bucks.

          I get that some people just don’t like BattleFoam. I don’t know why, but if I recall there wasn’t any of this vitriol for KRs foam.

          • KelRiever

            I did actually make the same comment over at KR. I have nothing personal against BF, but I do find their stuff mostly overpriced. Other than that, hey, whatever floats your boat.

    • Grindar

      Don’t neglect the nicety of being able to store the game with whatever else you might be hauling to the game store in one bag. You don’t buy bag and foam just for x-wing, you buy it because you already have the bag and have a few inches to spare to get rid of some boxes.

  • cama

    The shipping charges are insane on these too.
    I could buy an entire set of the game again for the price of the foam and the shipping.
    No thanks.

  • marky

    I say cool, I like the game and this product. I like the fact I can organize my stuff. Just like I do with all my other miniature and games.

  • cybogoblin

    Here’s another question. Why are there spaces for two Slave 1’s, but only room for one Millenium Falcon. Surely both ships are unique, meaning you don’t need more than one space.

    Oh, and I’m all for the Home Depot storage option. Or maybe attach some magnets to their bases and store them inside a metal toolbox. Simple.

    • Grindar

      The ships themselves are not unique. The millenium falcon shall come in at least an additional YT-1300 generic stats (and probably other pilots…Lando did have it for a while before Han), and Slave 1 will have a few generic versions as well.

  • dburton

    I prefer the ones from KR multicase. But then again, I havent liked Battlefoam since the stink they stirred up a few years back about their “patents”.

    • lordofexcess

      hehehe … true enough. Patents on foam storage of minis (that was being done for well over a decade before they came into the market). But hey they spend money advertising with sites like TGN, BOW, etc. so they are being pimped left and right.

      • I didn’t think advertisers paid to have an add here on TGN? Maybe that’s changed since Zac is gone?

  • TylerT

    the plastic cases that come in the game are perfect, two expansion blisters fit inside each large slot in the main box, and become cups to hold their own tokens. extra expansion blisters are easily held in long trading card boxes. there is no need for foam. especially when i imagine the thin guns on w xings getting stuck inside the foam and snapping when removed.

  • Sejanus

    For the nay says on the pricing….do you have cars?…Do you ever wash them?…I mean why bother…its only going to rain…why protect something you put good money into.

    This is done for the same reason we buy card sleeves and such.
    Bottom line…if you think it is too much to spend…don’t.
    Personally I wish it wasn’t more of a foam repeat from the box set inserts we bought.
    However overall I like the quality of their stuff.