I remember the ads for the first Hand of Glory being everywhere; they showed tabletop gaming minis with snap-on hands. The tactical use of magnets meant you could yank off the giant battle-axe your barbarian was wielding and replace it with a war monkey.
The fact that we’re now getting a second Kickstarter in the shape of Hand of Glory 2 suggests this isn’t a gimmick. It worked. In fact, the Kickstarter has already funded and today has nearly $30,000 pledged versus a $10,000 ask. You can check in on the progress at the campaign page.
There are some early bird tiers which are running out. If this looks tempting to you, don’t hang around.
Outside the early bird ranges, $20 gets you one hero plus 15 accessories. You’ll need to add your shipping costs in.
There’s a slight economy of scale as $55 gets you three heroes, with 15 accessories from series 1 weapons and arms and 30 from series 2.
There are nine figures in total, and if you want them all plus over 100 weapons and items from all three series, then you’ll need to find $105.
Hand of Glory 2 uses more powerful magnets than the first wave (and has a war monkey). I imagine that’s a significant improvement and in particular, I’m looking at the large shield we sometimes see added to the models.
The pewter figures are cast in America which is, er, good if you’re a fan of American pewter or perhaps live in the country and don’t want to wait on imports. Sadly, they’re unpainted.
Shipping looks reasonable and peaks out at an estimated $22 for Europe, UK and even the rest of the world. Canada is slightly cheaper, and US postage is around $5.
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