Warlord Games Previews 10th Anniversary LE Figure

By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 14th, 2017
16 Comments
1219 Views

Over the past week or two, I’ve been watching through my collection of Terry Gilliam movies. He is, easily, my favorite director, and his commentary tracks are always awesome. As such, it was just a couple days ago I saw, “Listen you stupid bastard, you’ve got no arms left!” “Yes I have!”
Well, if you head to Warlord Games’ 10th Anniversary celebration, you can pick up this figure and say that line over and over to your friends at the gaming shop (as if it’s not already said an average of 2.5 times per day at your shop, anyway).

From the announcement:

Here it is the first pictures in the wild of the special edition miniature we will be giving away to ticket holders over the weekend of our 10th Birthday Games Day weekend. We chose this as besides being great fans we also think it typifies what Warlord is all about ‘fun’!

If you haven’t already got your ticket why not?! We’re limited to 300 tickets for each day due to fire safety so don’t leave it too long.

Source

About "" Has 25675 Posts

I was born at a very young age. I plan on living forever. So far, so good.
  • supervike

    I may be the only geek in the world that finds Monty Python horribly unfunny.

    • Eh. Humor is highly subjective. I have a couple friends that are just like, “meh” when it comes to it as well. It’s no worries.

    • Davos Seaworth

      Well, I’m guessing I would be aghast at what someone who finds MP “horribly unfunny” (not just “unfunny” but “horribly” so) would actually find funny. So it probably all evens out in the end.

      • supervike

        Let me pull back a bit on that. Mostly, it’s just he MP films I can’t take. The flying circus show has a bunch of very funny skits. I also very much like the actors. The films have just not tickled me in the same way…much the way characters from Saturday Night Live were funny in a 12 min. Skit, but not so much in a 95 minute movie.

        • odinsgrandson

          To be fair, MP films are just longer sets of skits with no structure holding them together.

          John Cleese pointed out that there’s a point 2/3rds in where the film starts to get less funny. This isn’t because the jokes are worse, but because the audience is getting worn out from hitting the punchlines over and over again.

          Most films- even really screwy comedies- will take a very serious note about that point in the narrative (this is the spot where Galaxy Quest has Tim Allen confess to being an actor, or Dracula talk about his dead wife in Hotel Transylvania).

          MP never really wrote whole films together with any sort of structure (they did separately- like Labarynth or The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus that have laudable arcs)

          • PRAY FOR MOJO

            All right, but apart from the bunch of funny skits, and the actors, and Terry Gilliam’s career as a director, what has Monty Python ever done for us?

          • odinsgrandson

            That was probably a rhetorical question, but I majored in film, and Monty Python was pretty significant for a number of reasons.

            – Monty Python and the Holy Grail re-wrote the way that we portray the middle ages. It was a MASSIVE shift towards the dark- which has now landed us in Game of Thrones.

            – The way that MP broke the 4th wall left and right has had far reaching consequences- and not just in skit comedy. It was a forerunner of bringing post-modernism to the masses.

            – Holy Grail made strides in independent film financing- making inroads in the early demassification of film following the breakdown of the studio system.

            – A lot of their skits are pointed enough to resonate decades later. I remember watching October Sky, and then a Monty Python skit that was a perfect foil for it.

            – And since you didn’t mention it, there’s Terry Jones’ career as a script writer, and Douglas Adams had some strong ties to Pythons, and they helped his career get a boost with a joint project about all the ways to end the world.

          • Robert Armstrong

            I think not so much a ‘rhetorical question’ as a reference back to Life of Brian, ‘what have the Romans ever done for us…’ 😉

          • I do want to on record as saying that Terry Gilliam is my favorite director out there. It wasn’t simply a whim that I watched through several of his films back-to-back with his commentary. My favorite movie of all time is actually Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, specifically with Terry’s commentary.

          • PRAY FOR MOJO

            Brazil is one of my favorite movies of all time. My last job was in a terrible bureaucracy and I had to keep going back to Brazil to explain what was going on.

          • odinsgrandson

            Brazil is brilliant. It is one of those unfortunate distopias that’s just a little too close to home (especially with all the talk of “terrorists”- that wasn’t the buzz word in the 80s).

            My favorite is probably The Fisher King.

            Although, there are definitely ways in which I prefer the more fantastical imagery of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnasus.

          • Man, I love Imaginarium. Probably my 2nd favorite Gilliam movie. 3rd would probably be Jabberwocky. 4th would be Brazil.

            Oh crap, for got Munchausen. Ok. First is Fear & Loathing. Then Imaginarium. Then Munchausen. Then Jabberwocky. Then Brazil. I’d probably love Brazil more if my copy had commentary on it, but it’s just the bare bones “here’s the movie and nothing else.”

          • odinsgrandson

            I’ve got the edition from Criterion- it includes the documentary “Battle of Brazil” and the producer’s cut of the film- think of it as “Brazil for people who don’t get Brazil at all.”

          • Yeah, that’s the one I need to get.

          • PRAY FOR MOJO

            I was trying to reference the “what have the Romans done for us” part of Life of Brian.

          • odinsgrandson

            Oh, um… sorry.