Right up front, because I know it’s the first question that’s going to be asked, no, we STILL do not have a Street Date. However, we have the best news I’ve heard concerning Leviathans in long months.
For those that haven’t followed the travails of the HML Leviathans as closely as others, when last we checked in with our intrepid crew, we’d run into a complete inability to crack the miniatures free of the plastics manufacturer and get them into the hands of the paper manufacturer.
After a ludicrously long struggle, the miracle has finally occurred. Not only has the plastics manufacturer told us they turned over the plastics for the Core Box Set, but the paper manufacturer has verified they’ve received them!!!
What’s more, they were kind enough to allay concerns by forwarding on a series of photos showing the un-boxing of the plastic miniatures, their flight into the waiting cradle of a box set, and its transition into a finalized box set waiting for the bottle to smash into its keel (or in this instance, get a shrinkwrap).
So, what does this all mean for our intrepid crew? It means, hopefully, the last major hurdle has finally been cleared. The paper manufacturer is moving forward finalizing everything, but it’ll likely take a few weeks to prep it all to get on a ship. Then it’s 4 to 6 weeks on a ship and another 4 to 6 weeks before it might appear on a game store shelf near you.
Does that mean late summer? Again, I don’t want to make any promises…certainly not after all the craziness to date. All I’m saying is we’re finally past another major hurtle and it’s actually moving again. Once it’s on a ship, I’ll let you guys know that as well so we can check off the next major milestone.
And finally, as I’m sure some of you are thinking it, will it make Origins? Again, I can’t make any promises…but it’s the reason I’m attending and we’ll be doing everything we can to make sure it arrives…but we likely won’t know if it made it until we arrive there a day or so ahead of you guys…so you’ll know as soon as I do.
It’s still not in your guys hands, so don’t want to curse anything…but I did want to once again thank all of you that have waited anxiously for the game, sticking around through all the byzantine madness…means the world to me.
See ya next duty shift!