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Dream Pod 9 is attending the Otakuthon 2019 Anime Convention this weekend (August 16-18, 2019) at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in downtown Montreal, Canada. Dream Pod 9’s president Robert Dubois and our designer/sculptor Philippe F. LeClerc will be there running demos of our Heavy Gear Blitz tabletop wargames on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be located in the Tabletop Gaming Hall along with a local retailer who will be selling a limited selection of HGB products for us during the show. 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

Dream Pod 9 will not be officially attending Gen Con 2019 this week (August 1-4, 2019) in Indianapolis, USA. But, we’ll have a small presence at our friends Dodeca System Games booth (#264), see attached Exhibit Hall Map for their location. They will be selling a limited range of our core Heavy Gear Blitz products, see attached sale sheets for products available and specials. A Big Thank You to our local Rep, Wunji Lau, who will be attending Gen Con for DP9, helping with sales and answering customer questions at the booth. If your at Gen Con this week stop by, say hello, and maybe pickup one of our great HGB starter deals.

DP9 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. Dream Pod 9’s president Robert Dubois and our designer/sculptor Philippe F. LeClerc will be there running demos of our Heavy Gear Blitz and Jovian Wars tabletop wargames on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be located in the Tabletop Gaming Hall along with a local retailer who will be selling a limited selection of HGB products for us during the show. 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/

As part of our DP9 Online Store – Summer Sale 2019 we are adding some Gen Con Week specials to match our deals available at Gen Con this week. From now thru Sunday, Midnight August 4th, 2019 our 4 HGB plastic miniatures army boxes (North, South, CEF, and Caprice) will be just $50. We’ve added an option checkbox to their ordering pages to add a copy of the HGB Quick Start Rulebook for $10, so customers can make their own One Player Starter for $60. Also we’ve added an option checkbox to the DP9-9339 HGB Two Player Starter ordering page for customers to make their own Two Players Starter with a copy of the HGB Quick Start Rulebook and 2 army boxes of their choice for just $85. They just need to let us know which 2 army boxes to include in the comments sections of the cash out page at checkout. We are also reducing the cost of our North, South, CEF, and Caprice Decal Sheets to $6 each and their Patches to $5 each. And the HGB Status Token Packs have been reduced to $12 and Badlands Outpost Set (resin terrain) has been reduced to $80. Plus our Limited Edition HGB Gen Con 2012, 2013, & 2014 minis and Xmas 2013 Command Jager mini available again as part of DP9’s Summer Sale 2019 – Gen Con Week!

Also remember that as part of our DP9 Summer Sale 2019 we have specials on HGB Tanks, Striders, APCs, & VTOLs and we are giving you Bonus Gifts based on the Order Sub-Total in $USD (before any shipping & taxes).
<$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 order gets you $45 in Bonus Gifts.>
<$300.00 USD or more order gets you $70 in Bonus Gifts.>
<Every $100 USD over the $300 USD order gets you an extra $30 in Bonus Gifts.>
To get the Bonus Gifts, include the list of items in the Comments Section of the order cash out page at checkout. Do not include them in the actual order, as the online store will automatically charge the Gifts.

Here is a link to our DP9 Online Store – Summer Sale 2019 section to check it out.
https://store.dp9.com/index.php…

Here is a link to the Chibi Gears section of the DP9 Online Store for those interested.
https://store.dp9.com/index.php…

And a link to the HGB Extras section with Commander Token Packs, Decals, and Patches.
https://store.dp9.com/index.php…

We’ve had a few requests to know what Facebook Groups are out there for the various DP9 game systems and universes. DP9 post regularly to its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DreamPod9 and has a few groups it takes care of, like our Pod Squad demo teams with the main group called Pod Squad and sub-groups for different locations like Japan and others. We also post all Dream Pod 9 news to the our website at www.dp9.com and to our Forum at www.dp9forum.com. The DP9 Forum is also the official place to discuss rules, both new (Friday Feedback) and old for our various games.…

Our sculptor, Philippe F. LeClerc, finished up the Chibi Exo for the Golden Exo 2019 Trophies at the end of June. He decided to make a cute Chibi Ryu Exo from the Jovian Wars Venus faction for our first years trophy. Then all the parts were given to Fusion Models to make silicone molds for resin casting and copies were made, which we picked up this week. We took photos of the grey resin parts, black resin base, and small Golden Exo 2019 plates we got made, before assembling the Exo and spray painting it gold. You can checkout them out below, along…

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…

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…

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We received the final test pops of the plastic robots sprues for the Utopia, Peace River, and NuCoal plastic injection molds this week. The test pops are looking pretty good, we took photos of all the robot sprues front and back to show everyone how they look. These test pops were made by the mold manufacturer in Taiwan using a dark grey polystyrene hard plastic, we plan for our final production run to use a light grey polystyrene. Check out the images below with Utopia Commando Armiger & Drone, Utopia Recce Armiger & Drone, Utopia Support Armiger & Drone, Peace River Warrior & Warrior IV, Peace River Skirmisher & Crusader IV, NuCoal Chasseur & Cuirassier, and NuCoal Jerboa & Chevalier test sprue photos.

We’ll take the time this weekend to clip the parts off the sprues, and glue together each of the new plastic Utopia, Peace River, and NuCoal minis to check if there are any issues. And take lots of photos for another Kickstarter update early next week of the assembled plastic minis. If all is good we plan to approve the Utopia, Peace River, and NuCoal plastic injection molds next week. Then they will be shipped from Taiwan to Vancouver, Canada by sea and then on to the plastics manufacturer we’ll be using here in Montreal by rail and truck. We’ll make more Kickstarter updates as the shipping and plastics manufacturing progresses.

Its been a while since our last Peace River & NuCoal Kickstarter Update. This last week Alain over at Fusion Models finished up the silicone molds for resin casting of the Uhlan Strider parts and made the first copy for us. Today we have photos of an assembled Uhlan Strider resin miniature and all its resin parts to show. We’ll be giving the Uhlan over to Phil this weekend to get it all painted up and then we’ll do another update to show everyone how it turns out. Alain is now working on the Gilgamesh Tank for Utopia getting all its parts cleaned and prepped for making its large silicone molds.

We also have some news on the plastic injection molds, we`ve been going back and forth for the last few months with the company in Taiwan that is making the molds. Doing test pops of the plastic robot sprues, finding problems and getting them fixed, then doing new test pops, its all part of the manufacturing process. We think that the molds are ready and a final set of test plastic pops was made and sent out last week. We should receive them early this coming week here in Canada to checkout. If everything is good we’ll approve the molds and take photos and make big update for everyone. Then the molds will be shipped to Vancouver, Canada by sea freight and then by rail and truck to the company here in Montreal that will be popping the plastic sprues for us.

We still have a few Backers that need to login to the DP9 Pledge Manager, update their accounts and select their reward levels and any add-ons, we`ll be messaging them to do so via Kickstarter in the coming days.