Friday, 21 December 2007

Wallace and Gromit's Fleeced £24.99

We now have in stock Wallace and Gromit's Fleeced The Sheep Rustling Game

This is a board game for 2-6 Players by Nick Park
8 years and up


1 x Fleeced Gameboard
6 x Character Pieces
6 x Sheep Whistles
1 x Sheep Dip Bag
40 x Sheep Pieces
50 x Cheese Cards
7 x Sheep Hideout Cards

Rustling is rife in the countryside surrounding West Wallaby Street, forcing worried sheep to take refuge all over town.
Work your way around the streets, seeking out those fugitive sheep.
Rustle them from their hideouts, or from other players, and herd them in long lines safely back home.
But beware! Sheep rustling's a 'gambol'
The more sheep you rustle - the more other rustling rascals will have their greedy eyes on your flock.

Hurry to the shop to avoid disappointment, or call us on 01773 747849 to ensure you get your copy put aside.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wishing all of our customers and blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Remember we're open during the festive period as follows:

Xmas Eve: 09:00-17:30
Xmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Thursday: 09:00-20:00
Friday: 09:00-17:30
Saturday: 09:00-17:30
Sunday: 10:00-16:00
NY Eve: 09:00-17:00
NY Day: Closed
Wednesday: 09:00-17:30
Thursday 09:00-20:00

Have a great one folkes
Heather, Andy and family

Comic of the Week - What If? Civil War #1

Our new comic of the week is

What If? Civil War # 1


The Stranger

What if Captain America led all the Heroes against Registration?

What if Iron Man Lost the Civil War?

Friday, 14 December 2007

Paint Club Reminder

It's the third Sunday of the month this week, which mean Paint Club.
So grab your paints and your miniatures and get yourselves to the shop between 10am and 4pm on Sunday.

Friday, 7 December 2007

Warhammer 40,000 Participation photos from 1st December

We had a fun day on Saturday 1st December, with a few people coming along to play and rather more to witness Richard and Jocks Warhammer 40,000 participation game. We hope everone had good fun, from reading Richards blog, its taking him back to the time he used to do this for GW many years ago! so I think we can say he enjoyed himself :-)

Monday, 26 November 2007

Game of the Month - December - Halo Action Clix

A new month = A new Game of the Month

December is Halo Action Clix month.

On Sunday 2nd December we will breaking open the Hunter Combat Packs (£13.99) and will be running games in store all day, so please come along and join in the fun, whilst checking out the awesome Scarab (pictured above).

Warhammer 40,000 Participation Saturday 1st Decemer

We're running a Warhammer 40,000 Participation event this Saturday the 1st December 2007.
The Event starts at 11am
If you'd like to play please sign up in store, or email us on

Grand Opening a Success

Chimera is now officially open.

We had a fun day in store, with Mark and Amanda from doing some excellent caricatures of our shoppers. Customers received gift bags and entry to our two hourly raffle, whilst we also ran a voucher promotion for those spending over £50 and £100 pounds.

Thanks to everyone who came along on Saturday and supported our Grand Opening.

GW Painting Competition

Ripley Terror Troopers in Conjunction with Chimera Present

A Painting Competition

4 Categories
Prize for winner of each category
Your miniature displayed in the window of Chimera for 1 week


Under 10

The miniature has to be a Games Workshop miniature on foot (or claw!)

It can be from any one of the core systems (Warhammer, The Lord of the Rings, Warhammer 40,000) or any of the specialist games.

The competition starts on 24th November and runs until 30th December. Entries can be handed in at either Ripley Library or the Chimera store.

Please pop into the store or Ripley Terror Troopers to pick up an entry form.

Friday, 23 November 2007

March of the Legion - World of Warcraft CCG

Brand new Starter decks and boosters are now available in store for World of Warcraft 'March of the Legion'
Starters £9.99 including 3 Oversized Hero Cards
Boosters £2.99

Monday, 19 November 2007

Grand Opening - This Saturday 24th November

It's our Grand Opening this coming Saturday 24th November.
We're open 9-17:30 and have lots of treats instore including:

GW Competition announcements

Mark Hadlett from The Artworks, doing caricatures.


Goody Bags


Money off Vouchers!

So come and join in the fun

7 Church Street
Tel: 01773 747849

Paint Club 3rd Sunday of the Month

We had a good turn out for the first ever paint club yesterday, especially as the weather was rotten and it ended up snowing heavily!
I think we totalled 7 attendees during the course of the day, all of whom we hope had a good time and possibly learnt something from each other?
The next paint club is on the third Sunday in December, so if you missed out this month, come along then!

Friday, 16 November 2007

Star Wars The Force Unleashed £14.99

Star Wars Force Unleashed figures have arrived in store today £14.99

1 Huge Figure, 6 Standard Random Figures per booster pack.
60 to collect in the series.

The Clone wars are over, and the Empire is rising!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

World of Warcraft CCG Feast of Winters Veil £9.99

New, World of Warcraft CCG.

The time of the Winters Veil is here, so gather your comrades and join the feast!

The friendly goblins at Smokywood Pastures have selected a wondrous variety of goodies and gifts just for you. Be they a present for a friend or a treat to yourself, everyone enjoys new loot. May your feast be joyous and abundant.

Exclusive content: 10 new game play cards

2 New pet mini cards allowing players to add to their customized experience.

3 World of Warcraft TCG Booster Packs (Heroes of Azeroth, Through the Dark Portal and Fires of Outland)

Exclusive plastic holiday deck box featuring art from the Winter Veil Collectors Set.


Halo Clix Scarab Vehicle Pack £134.99

The Halo Clix Scarab vehicle pack has arrived.

This fantastic vehicle blows the lid of gaming with the largest Clix piece ever.

Contains: Highly detailed Scarab Vehicle, Character Cards, Map, and Rules.


Settlers of Catan Revised Edition £24.99

New in store:

Settlers of Catan Revised Edition £24.99 and Revised 5-6 Player Expansion set £12.99

The most popular speciality board game ever, is getting a face lift.

All new artwork throughout. New features, including an interlocking board, unique art on ever tile, and plastic trays in select expansions, designed to hold the basic game and the expansion.

Players are recent immigrants to the newly populated island of Catan. Expand your colony, trade with players, see if you can win.

Yu-Gi-Oh Gladiators Assult Boosters £2.49

Available as of today, Yu-Gi-Oh Gladiators Assault Booster packs £2.49

This is a 95 card set - the largest set of the GX era.

Gladiators assault introduces 10 special cards designed just for North and Latin American players and European players.

Plus 5 highly anticipated Shueisha cards previously available only in Japan.

26 Cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh animation, including Jadens sinister Evil Heroes and the indestructible Cloudians. This set also introduces Gladiator Beasts, fearsome fighters who tag in and out of the Duel with each other, so they can alter their strategy on the fly.

Alien v's Predator Clix Rules

The rules to play Alien V's Predator Clix can be found on the above link, alternatively they can also be found in the Horror Clix inital starter set.

Match Attax Tins NOW IN STOCK

New in stock

Match Attax Collectors Tin 2007/2008

Contains: 5 x Match Attax Trading Card Packets

Each packet contains 6 cards

1 of 6 Rare cards exclusive to Collectors Tin.


Monday, 12 November 2007

Diamond and Pearl Secret Wonders

Diamond and Pearl Secret Wonders Boosters are now available in store £2.99
Should have been December release, but in store early.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Living Dead Dolls Leatherface - New Today

Living Dead Dolls Leatherface, from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre £24.99

Terminator 2 Endoskeleton

New in today the 18" Terminator 2 Endoskeleton, with light up eyes £34.99

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Card Facility instore!

Just to keep you all updated, our card facility is now installed in store, so we can now take credit and debit cards. We are also able to accept orders over the phone 01773 747849 or internet email

GW New Arrivals more High Elves

Available today:

High Elf Army Book £12.00
High Elf Prince and Noble £12.00
High Elf Archmage and Mage £12.00
High Elf Chariot £15.00
High Elf Lord on Dragon £30.00

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Yu-Gi-Oh New Release

The new Yu-Gi-Oh Collectors tins 2007, Wave 2, are avaialble in store as of today £14.99

Star Wars Miniatures New Arrival

New instore today, Star Wars Miniatures, Battle of Hoth Scenario Pack.

17 pre painted plastic miniatures, including alt paint AT-ST and exclusive General Veers hologram figure. £34.99

Match Attax

Now available in store, Match Attax cards 0.35p

Collect and swap the only official premierleague trading cards here now!

COMING SOON: end of November

The Match Attax 2007 - 2008 Collectors Tin is a new addition which contains:5 Match Attax trading cards packets.
Each Packet contains 6 Cards.1 of 6 Rare cards exclusive to Collectors Tin

World of Warcraft CCG Release Delay

The new World of Warcraft CCG expansion release has been delayed until later in November.
This release will include

March of the Legion Starter Display £9.99
March of the Legion Booster Display £2.99

Feast of Winters Veil Set
10 new game play cards, 2 new pet cards, 3 booster packs and an exclusive deck box £9.99

Friday, 2 November 2007

GW New Arrivals High Elves

New today: Games Workshop, High Elf Battalion and High Elf Army.

High Elf Battalion contains:

8 High Elf Silver Helms
16 High Elf Warriors
16 High Elf Archers
1 High Elf Bolt Thrower

High Elf Army Contains:

1 High Elf Prince
1 High Elf Noble
1 High Elf Archmage
1 High Elf Mage
1 High Elf Lion Chariot
2 High Elf Repeater Bolt Throwers
32 High Elf Spearmen
24 High Elf Archers
8 High Elf Silver Helms

Also available in store now:

Orc and Goblin Battalion £50.00
Brettonian Battalion £50.00
Tyranid Battleforce £50.00
Space Marine Battleforce MKII £50.00
Necron Battleforce MKII £50.00

Chaos Space Marine Army £110.00

High Elf Source Book £12.00

GW Large Army Cases £50.00
(Grey or Blue)

Dungeons and Dragons Day/New Releases in Store

The new expansion booster set for Dungeons and Dragons have arrived in store today, just in time for World Dungeons and Dragons Day tomorrow. If you've not yet signed up for a game there are still a few spaces available at 2pm, call us on 01773 747849 to reserve your place.
'Desert of Desolation' packs contain 8 random miniatures, with the likes of Drow Spider Priestess and Umber Hulk Delver amongst them.
Collect all 60 miniatures, to create classic battles deep within the deserts ancient ruins.

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

International Dungeons and Dragons Day this Saturday!

It's International Dungeons and Dragons Day this Saturday, 3rd November 2007 and to celebrate we're joining players around the world and running games throughout the day.
All you need to play is provided in store, so come along and have fun.
We have games running at 10:30am and 2pm.
If you would like to participate, just pop into the shop and sign up to play, or call us on 01773 747849. Hurry though, as places are filling up fast!

UDE Hobby League - Yu-Gi-Oh! and World of Warcraft

Chimera have now signed up to officially hold UDE (Upper Deck Entertainment) Hobby League games for Yu-Gi-Oh and World of Warcraft CCG's.
If you would like to participate, drop into the shop and we'll sign you up and provide you with an official UDE membership card and number, which will also enable you to enter any offical sanctioned tournaments.
Keep checking this blog for further updates as to when the league games will be running.

Games Workshop November Releases

In store next week

High Elves Army Book
High Elf Chariot
High Elf Prince and Noble
High Elf Archmage and Mage
High Elf Dragon

Also available High Elf Army Box Set!

24th November Releases

Citadel Plastic Cutters
Citadel Hobby Drill
Citadel Modelling Files
Citadel Bench Vice
Citadel Razor Saw
Citadel Modelling Knife
Citadel Sculpting Tool
Citadel Tool Set
Citadel Tape Measure

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

New Releases for November


1st November

POK World Champ Decks 2007 £8.99

2nd November
Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures

New D&D Figure release – ideal for play on worldwide D&D Day, Saturday 3rd November 2007

Desert of Desolation £ 9.99

2nd November
Star Wars Miniatures

Force Unleashed Huge Pack £14.99

Battle of Hoth Scenario Pack £34.99
17 pre painted plastic miniatures, including alt paint AT-ST and exclusive General Veers hologram figures.

November 2007
Star Wars Pocketmodel TCG

Ground Assault Booster Display £ 2.99
Ground Assault Gravity Feed Display £ 2.99
Ground Assault Tin £ 8.99

7th November

Yu-Gi-Oh Colletible Tins 2007 Wave 2 £14.99

14th November
Gladiator’s Assault Booster £ 2.49

7th November
Pirates Pocketmodel Game

Pirates Cursed Seas Plunder Pack £13.99

7th November
World of Warcraft TCG

March of the Legion Starter Display £ 9.99
March of the Legion Booster Display £ 2.99

Feast of Winters Veil Set
10 new game play cards, 2 new pet cards
3 Booster packs and exclusive deck box £ 9.99

14th November
Halo Action Clix

Halo Scarab Vehicle Pack £134.99

16th November
Axis & Allies

Axis & Allies Guadalcanal £ 29.99
Introduces the cruiser unit as well as mechanics for land, sea and air combat in the South Pacific.

16th November
Magic the Gathering

Duel Decks: Elves Vs Goblins £14.99

21st November
Heroclix Mutations & Monsters

Mutations & Monsters Booster £ 6.49