News

The staff at Dream Pod 9 wishes all our Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day, July 1st. And our American cousins to the south a Happy Independence Day, July 4th.

Now some important news, the DP9 office will be closed from July 3rd thru July 14, 2019 while we’re attending Dexcon 22 (July 3rd – 7th in Morristown, NJ) and Historicon 2019 (July 10th – 14th in Lancaster, PA) in the USA. If your attending either convention, stop by Dream Pod 9’s tables for a quick demo of Heavy Gear Blitz and learn how to play. We’ll be running fast 30 minute demos for 1 to 2 players all day long each day, with everything provided. Or if your already familiar with the HGB rules try challenging one of the staff to a fast game. Here are links to both gaming convention websites for those interested in checking them out.
https://dexposure.com/dexcon22.html
https://www.hmgs.org/page/HconHome

All DP9 Online Store orders received over the last weekend will be shipped on July 3rd on the way down to Dexcon 22. Our next scheduled shipping after that will be on Friday July 19th after we’re back from the conventions. The DP9 Online Store Summer Sale is now on, checkout all the specials and get some bonus gifts for larger orders at the following link.
https://store.dp9.com/

Dream Pod 9 will be attending the Otakuthon 2019 Anime Convention taking place August 16-18, 2019 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in downtown Montreal, Canada. You can checkout all the convention details (events, guests, etc.) at the Otakuthon 2019 website via the following link.
https://www.otakuthon.com/2019/home/

If your attending Otakuthon 2019 and are a fan of giant robots, stop by Dream Pod 9’s table in the Tabletop Gaming Hall for a quick demo of our Heavy Gear Blitz Tabletop Wargame, and learn how to play. DP9 will be running fast 30 minute demos of Heavy Gear Blitz for 1 to 2 players, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, with everything provided.

 

Dream Pod 9’s annual Online Store Summer Sale for 2019 is now on and will run until the end of August 2019. We have sale specials on Heavy Gear Blitz and Jovian Wars starters and faction armies, HGB resin Striders, Tanks, VTOLs, and APCs, plus great Bonus Gifts you can choose for larger orders. Order Sub-Total in $USD (before any shipping & taxes) shown below gives the $USD of Bonus Gifts you can select: $50.00 to $99.99 USD order gets you $7 in Bonus Gifts. $100.00 to $199.99 USD order gets you $20 in Bonus Gifts. $200.00 to $299.99 USD…

We just launched the new Dream Pod 9 website today (June 17th, 2019) with better back-end software and more space to grow. The new website is easier for us to update and it should work a lot better on mobile devices. With News and Blogs sections for easy access to our latest posts and a new Galleries section with albums of miniature photos of our various games. We are still working on the Downloads section to transfer all the download files from the old website, we plan to make zip file bundles of the older content for fans to download…

Dream Pod 9 will be attending DEXCON 22 from Wednesday, July 3rd thru Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at the Morristown Hyatt Regency & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey. President, Robert Dubois and Pod Squad Manager, Joseph Johnson will be in attendance running Heavy Gear Blitz Demo Games and Challenge the Staff Games at our booth. Here is a link to the DEXCON 22 website for those interested in more information about the gaming convention and possibly attending. https://dexposure.com/dexcon22.html We’ll also be attending HISTORICON 2019 from Wednesday, July 10th thru Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at the Lancaster County Convention Center…

Another small Utopia Kickstarter update today with photos of the assembled front and back plates for their plastic injection mold. Checkout the image below to see how they fit together all 6 robot plates into the front and back sides of the mold. The mold manufacturer has told us they plan to start doing testing of this mold along with the Peace River and NuCoal plastic robot molds later next week. Once the test pops of plastic sprues are done they will ship them here for us to checkout and give any comments back. Then they will do the final…

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We had Phil paint up some more Heavy Gear Blitz minis, this time the big Northern Thunderhammer Strider with all its variant weapons and the under slung bastion (APC) upgrade. Plus Peace River’s big Red Bull Mk2 Strider with all its variant weapons as well. You can checkout photos of the painted minis below, taken from different angles, enjoy!

Also, our webmaster did some more updates to the new Dream Pod 9 website over the last weekend. The Support section is now finished, so visitors can submit various support questions. And the albums in the Galleries section and the block of photos near the bottom of the right side bar are now working on mobile devices, they were giving grey place holder images before. Plus the width of top quick link buttons to our Facebook Page and DP9 Online Store were reduced so they they would both show-up on mobile devices. Next thing he’ll be working on is the Download section, porting all the downloads over from the old website.

Fusion Models finished up the molds for the Utopian MAR-DK miniature last week and cast-up their resin parts. We assembled a walker & ground mode along with all the variant parts and then gave them to Phil to painted up and apply some of the new Utopia decals. Checkout the image below with photos of the painted MAR-DK minis of the stock model, bulwark & barrage variants, plus node upgrade from various angles.