Hey, hey! Its that time again! A moment to give credit where credit is due! Where might it go this time, you ask? An affordable and practical gaming/storage option for Warmachine/Hordes (Grymkin being this example!)
DISCLAIMER: I have not been asked to write this review, nor am I affiliated with any parties mentioned, nor have I been paid to create this post. I simply want to share the knowledge and my opinions as there was little available regarding this product.
Insert ‘Game Plus Products’ and their Gaming Bag distributed by Minituremarket.com Now, I know what the average player is thinking… “why not the other guys foam?” I’m trying to give a review from the affordable approach, that will work just as good as some ‘battle’ tested products out there. Also consider that Grymkin owners are either new to the game and have a larger buy-in or might be getting into them as a secondary faction. Either way, let’s move along with the show!
A quick TL;DR for those who will benefit from it. Yes, this Gaming bag and the associated Pluck Foam Tray(s) are totally worth it. DON’T forget to read the captions below the photos at the end for extra information before you buy! For the price, it cannot be beat!
Taken from Minituremarkets website directly, “Features: 6.25″ x 9″ x 2″ Velcro Side Pocket. 13″ x 10″ x 2″ Velcro Front Pocket. 12.5″ x 12″ x 2″ Zippered Back Panel Pocket. Side Mesh Water Bottle Holder with Pull Cord. Thick Foam Interior Padding. 3-sided Zipper. Adjustable Shoulder Strap: 48″ x 1.5″. Clear ID Window: 4″ x 2.5″. Holds 14.5 inches of Foam Trays. Tray dimensions: 7.5″ x 13″.”
The bag itself is ordered empty/separate from the foam(s) themselves for an MSRP of $39.99 + tax. It can be had in an array of colors, most bright and easy to identify among the other bags during your tournament of choice. Keep in mind most colors will attract marks/grime easily, hence my decision of black (I really wanted Blue or Green!)
So the bag itself…well its a bag. Lightly padded, not enough to stop a direct blow from a baseball bat or a angry opponent (kidding,) but enough to keep its form and resist normal bumps during regular transport. Craftsmanship is what you would expect for the price. Seams seem rugged enough to resist normal use and the materials used keep cost down all while making the satisfactory ‘cut’ to accept the charges and resist the test of time. I can easily see this bag lasting me several years.
Lets move on to the real reason your here….FOAM! Fluffy, Soft..yet surprisingly durable foam! (MSRP of $7.99 + tax, per Pluck foam Tray) Let me show you a loaded version with room for an extra tray (1.5″, being taken up by my storage box you’ll see.)
During a recent sale, I bought two cases and enough foam to fit it all. (Should indicate the next sale wont be until the November shopping kick-off post Thanksgiving…good for some, for others your not saving too much!)
The Foam Trays are made of pre-cut pluck foam, available in various sizes. The foam is cut very well, so no blade/knife will be needed unlike other brands/options available on the market. Its easy to remove what you dont need…and easier to pull a little extra if your going quick. I recommend a little spray adhesive ala Elmer’s Spray Adhesive (I used this as I had it handy, works great and did the trick for mispulls or rearrangement of foam/spacing issues. Be sure to see my extra photos at the bottom for some ideas regarding the spray!)
The Trays overall have a soft yet defined feel to them. Additionally the red baseboard foam creates a wonderful sturdy foundation for the models you will fit in each tray. This allows for each access/unloading without fear of the foam buckling to the weight of your models be they resin or metal. These Pluck Foam Trays mean business!
The point is made that this fits a good amount..but how much exactly? Well….I bought into Grymkin. I was easily able to fit the entire “recommended” purchases from the first wave, as follows:
Grymkin Models I own/Shown in this Gaming Bag Review:
- QTY: 2 – Grymkin: The Wicked Harvest (All-in-One’s)
- The Child (Warlock)
- Lady Karianna Rose (Solo)
- Death Knell (Battle Engine)
- Glimmer Imp (Solo)
- QTY: 2 – Cask Imps (Solo) (Blister Pack)
- QTY: 3 – Crabbits (Lesser Warbeast) (Blister Pack)
- Skin & Moans (Heavy Warbeast)
- QTY: 4 – Gremlin Swarms
They all easily fit in the Following Foam Assortment Layout I chose to equip with the allotment of 15.5″ of foam trays the Gaming Bag in mention, holds (as Shown in this review):
- 4″ Pluck Foam Tray
- 3″ Pluck Foam Tray
- 2.5″ Pluck Foam Tray
- 2″ Pluck Foam Tray
- QTY: 2 – 1.5″ Pluck Foam Tray(s)
**NOTE: One additional 1.5″ Pluck Foam Tray can/will fit with the sizes mentioned above. I chose not to put it in, due to the abundance of space I still have available until future releases.**
Below, is my “everyday carry…” so to speak which is a solid amount of goodies I carry when im tournament ready! (Even a Nalgene bottle fits in the Beverage slot, not shown!)
Its clear, this gaming bag can hold a good amount! Actually even more if your an organized packer such as I…as it prefers slim/narrow items over bulky options. Talk about storage! Heck, its not even unreasonably heavy when fully loaded. I can still hold it in front of me with one finger!
So we are basically at that point. The run-down has been given and you have a solid idea of what is what regarding this Gaming Bag and the Pluck foam tray options!
Something to note…below my conclusion there will be additional photos of each tray with helpful captions assisting with your purchasing decisions!
I mean…at this point it really speaks for itself. The Bag is great. Has a nice feel to it and you cant really make any complaints for the price-point.
The Pluck Foam Trays come in a variety of sizes which is helpful if you so wish to purchase a few extras for swapping lists out before you head out for a game or two.
The price is on a budget, but not to take away from the quality you gain..essentially you can save some cash and invest in some more models……dinner/entertainment for the “S.O.” since you just invested in ‘another army,’ or keep that pocketbook a little more filled for the time being.
Whatever you choose, this option is uncontested for the price in my humble opinion. Sure there are better options that will ‘battle’ for your cash, but honestly…sometimes keeping things basic is okay. Be it Grymkin or a secondary army/faction…the Gaming Plus Products Gaming Bag & Pluck Foam Trays will do the trick!
- Budget Friendly – Allows for a great entry level solution, or appealing for a secondary faction/army.
- Pluck Foam Trays feel great, and their sturdy base make for easy/quick access between them.
- The Gaming bag itself has plenty of room, and is made of solid materials and nice stitching..price considering.
- Sleek/Slender overall case design allows for easy storage in a closet or in the vehicle during transportation.
- Less models/accessories, the weight is nearly non-existent.
- Availability/Shipping is reasonable.
- Nice oversized/adjustable beverage pouch.
- No handle, less the shoulder strap. At times id rather much carry the case than shoulder it. Personal preference, yes…so time to get a little crafty.
- Foam is fun/easy to remove…sometimes too easy, so be careful!
- No Zipper Pulls/Tassels. Nothing a trip to your local Camping Store/Walmart can’t fix!
Thanks for reading. If I missed anything please comment. If you can share some criticism/ideas/knowledge..feel free! If you enjoyed it, tell me so via a comment or like! I appreciate the time you took to read this!
ADDITIONAL PLUCK FOAM TRAY PHOTOS/HELPFUL CAPTIONS: