We’re always on the lookout for good ways to store and transport our wargaming miniatures, so today we’re reviewing the Squire Plastic Figure Case from Tabletop Tyrant. The Squire Plastic Figure Case is the lowest priced case in the Tabletop Tyrant range, and is actually the cheapest army case we are aware of at the moment. This is a lightweight, water resistant case which is available from the Gifts for Geeks store.
Here is our Squire Plastic Figure Case, these are priced at £19.99 (around $31.30 ) including your choice of up to 4 foam trays. There is an option to Build Your Own Squire Plastic Figure Case on the Gifts for Geeks website where you can select the foam trays that work for you, we chose 2 infantry trays and 1 thicker tray for vehicles. The case is constructed from a black plastic which appears quite durable and water-resistant, and remains very lightweight too.
The Squire Plastic Figure Case comes with a plastic carry handle on top which is rated up to 10kg, so it should easily be able to cope with any miniatures you plan to store in the Squire Case.
The front of the Squire Plastic Figure Case is printed with the Tabletop Tyrant logo in red and has two plastic clasps mounted on it to keep the case securely shut.
At the bottom of the case you can see where the plastic panels link together. According to Tabletop Tyrant, the bottom of this case is reinforced for extra protection for your miniatures.
The dimensions of this case are 15 x 12 x 6 inch (38 x 30 x 15 cm). For scale, here you can see the Squire Plastic Figure Case next to one of our trusty Games Workshop Figure Cases. The Squire Plastic Figure Case is definitely more compact, but as you will see shortly, it can actually hold quite a bit more than the Games Workshop case.
We find the easiest way to open up the Squire Plastic Figure Case is to lay is town and open up the clasps as shown in the first photo. You can then release the whole front panel as shown in the second photo to access the stack of foam trays.
On removing the stack of foam trays from the Squire Case, you can see that we have 2 standard thickness trays (the kind you normally use for infantry) plus once much thicker tray suitable for vehicles of monstrous creatures.
The top two trays both look like this one, they are both 28mm Infantry Trays. As we start to pull out the unneeded blocks of foam you can see that these infantry trays can cary up to 36 standard 28mm troop models. You can also see in this photo a light grey tray topper which is a thin sheet of foam that goes on top of the tray to fully protect the miniatures.
Each of these slots is a little bigger than we are used to with the Games Workshop case. This means these slots easily accommodate 28mm infantry including those with large weapons or other equipment that might normally be hard to fit in. Here you can see the 28mm Infantry Tray with 5 28mm Tau models for Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop for scale.
Both the Games Workshop foam tray (in red) an the Tabletop Tyrant tray are the same dimensions, so if you have some existing GW trays you can easily move them over to a Tabletop Tyrant case is desired.
While our Games Workshop case just holds 3 infantry trays, we were able to fit 2 infantry trays plus one of these 60mm Medium Pick & Pluck Trays. This tray is twice as thick as an infantry tray making suitable for monstrous creatures and vehicles, like the Warhammer 40k Space Marine Rhino in the in the first picture. Since this is a pick and pluck tray, it comes pre-perforated in a grid so that you can pluck out the pieces you want to create exactly the storage you need for your models.
We’re very glad to discover the Squire Plastic Figure Case. £19.99 seems great value for a case complete with foam, especially since you get to choose the specific foam trays you want from the range. The case is durable, light-weight and water resistant, plus its simple shape means it will stack well if you need multiple cases. You can either choose the foam which is pre-cut for certain size miniatures (like the 28mm infantry trays), or just for ‘pick and pluck’ trays to customise each tray for whatever you want to store in the case, most of the time this will be miniatures, but we’re also considering picking up one of these for hobby tools and paints etc. Let us know what you think of the Squire Plastic Figure Case in the comments below, and head over to http://giftsforgeeks.org.uk/ to see more Tabletop Tyrant cases.