|Shipping container and unpainted Guija for size comparison!|
I guess when I asked Steve months ago now if they could do a shipping container, that they'd already been considering it. I mean lets face it, everyone knows how useful shipping containers are in games right? They're a great way to fill out a board and block LoS... besides the AT-43 Shipping Containers are now worth more than their weight in platinum!!! As with the other pieces from the System ∞ range I've reviewed Sarissa Precision were kind enough to make this an early Christmas present.
This could arguably be the most anticipated product launch of the year. Seriously forget Nintendo's weird looking Wii U, I'm not even bothered by Ridley Scott's new film Prometheus and genuinely I'm no longer excited about playing Uncharted on the move with the PS Vita. Nope, I've now got access to a cheap cool looking futuristic shipping container for my games of Infinity! Ahem... yeah, that makes me an über geek. As always it's a laser cut and etched HDF. It has 10 components. 4 long sides, 2 end plates and 4 external supports. The vital statistics are as follows, it's 7" long, 3" wide and 3" high, these are rough measurements.
Usefulness 10 out of 10
Seriously I'm not joking. Stackable shipping containers are so universally loved as pieces of scenery for a very damn go reason. Their size normally means that they're perfect to squeeze into gaps that other buildings wouldn't fit into on the table, and they don't look out of place in most modern environments like some pieces of terrain can. They break the board up and provide great cover for larger models too that some low level walls and other urban street clutter wouldn't. This is a reason why gamers hoard and hunt down AT-43 shipping containers like it's gold flecked cocaine! Check out eBay and see how much some of them have gone for. One auction I was watching for two containers went for £55 plus P&P, my reaction was WTF. So I did kind of wander why no one had picked them up as a business opportunity. But hey, we can all rejoice because we have these now.
Character 9 out of 10
Yeah I know, its an elongated cube, with some simple sleek panels etched on its sides and some nifty looking external support structures that stack them with a nice gap. Doesn't sound like much does it? Yeah I know what you are thinking he's gone made. But seriously take a look at the mock up sketch to the left and tell me they don't look cool. They also look a little bit more sci-fi and anime sleek than the AT-43 shipping containers. Bloody brilliant.
Detail 7.5 out of 10
Yeah true, there is actually that much 'detail' etched onto the surface. But, that's kind of the point as far as I'm concerned, they're meant to be sleek and futuristic looking and on that count they're utterly made of win. Plus I really like the stacking / support bracket thingies. Those flat panels will also allow all sorts of shenanigans with various sci-fi corporation logo's and transfers. Can I hear Weyland Yutani or maybe Cyberdyne...
Quality 7.5 out of 10
Yeah it's all accurately cut and etched. So it fits together fantastically. The only potential issue that I can see is that these will need to be glued together for proper gaming use. Because when they're just dray assembled they don't stay standing. They don't actually have any clip in tabs to hold it together to try and maintain that sleek look. It's not too hard to glue together though in all honesty, some watered down PVA on the joints. Then a dab of super glue on the inside to hold it in place and a quick squirt of super glue accelerator and bingo!
|Yep its the container without a Guija|
Service N/A out of 10
As before I can't really comment on the service, but hey remember it's free worldwide shipping on orders over £30. You can't say fairer than that.
Price 9.5 out of 10
These cost £7.50 per container. That's a brilliant price if you ask me, obviously it's better if you can get them for free, but hey you can't all be me!
Overall 8.5 out of 10
You might not like any of the other Sarissa Precision System ∞ scenery I've shown you over the last few days then surely these must excite you just a little bit. I've heard so many people talk about wanted some cheap shipping containers for their gaming boards. Well guess what? Here they are. I'll need a hell of a lot more of these for my board. Peace out!