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Anybody want MHI Challenge Coins?

Inspired by Howard Tayler’s crazy success at Kickstarting Schlock Mercenary challenge coins, I’m looking at doing the same thing now for MHI. I talked to Howard before he launched, and again during it, and it was really kind of a no brainer for me since we’ve already got a bunch of artwork and most of it is round.

I can’t KS anything until the last one is wrapped up, but the MHI RPG is on schedule and at the printers now, so you guys should be receiving them over the next couple of months.

Here is the first one, a classic heads/tails design. πŸ™‚

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And it wouldn’t be much of a heads/tails without the tail. So here is the never before seen backside of the infamous MHI logo. πŸ™‚

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So what do you think? You guys interested? What other things would you like to see in coin form? MCB? STFU? Other teams? Certain sayings? Events?

 

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antoniojwerewolf
Guest

Yes yes a thousand times yes Larry I would love this coin and any others!

okamijigoku
Guest

All of the above… *shrug*

Paul Kilmer
Guest

Wantwantwantwant…. How much?

Sean
Guest

I am in! Especially would love the idea of other teams, and MCB coins.

James Kemp
Guest

Yes and paid up and i am a slock coin set owner too, I hope you have crazy success like Howard!!! Looking forward to the stretch goals…

Toad
Guest

Yes. The short answer is yes.

M Wilt
Guest

I’d like to have whatever latin translation you’ve chosen for “Because Fuck You That’s Why”.

helosar
Guest

^ I agree with the above sentiment!

Jeremy VG
Guest

Agreed. Fully

Anon
Guest

Moar of this. Nao.

Mussorgsky112
Guest

Yes! Yesyesyesyesyes!!!
Why haven’t you taken my moneys yet! Do it nΓ£o!

Oh, right, I AM, in fact, still waiting for my MHI RPG stuff… Carry on, then.

Stitch62
Guest

Seconded…or whatever

Peter
Guest

Holy crap you just keep making the coolest stuff don’t you…. I gladly sleep on the coach for the money you make me spend by being so awesome.

brianmusgrave
Guest

Yes.

Archaicwonder
Guest

Want this AND a Grimnoir Ring

Awaterujin
Guest

What this guy said.

peavybob
Guest

seconded

Aimee Morgan
Guest

Thirded ed ed

MaBe
Guest

You are a genius! I would die for a Grimnoir ring!! Take my money!!!

Kevin Goodrich
Guest

In

greg
Guest

I’d buy 2 or 3

Ross Schacher
Guest

I’ll take four. (me, girlfriend, sworn brother and a gift for the guy who gave me an MHI bumpersticker).

As for other designs… well, of COURSE MCB should have one – hey, they’ve got a lot of ex-mil guys, and the mil guys are all over challenge coins.

And I’m SURE that Penguin Testicles will have one, too. Or whatever their name is…

MaBe
Guest

Oh, wasnt that Peanut Tasters?? πŸ™‚

Nick
Guest

I want an Agent Franks vs
flipside/ The World challenge coin πŸ˜€

Cathy
Guest

Oh yes yes yes. Anything Agent Franks!!!!

salgak
Guest

Actually, it probably should be a Monster Hunter Bureau coin WITH Franks on it. And of course, all the wording should be redacted with black blocks. ..

brianlane
Guest

You have to ask? Absolutely!

Celia
Guest

Yes, yes, yes!! We’d be very interested!

Lee
Guest

Funnily enough I need four as well, bet you will need to make this US specific cause international shipping costs would be too high.

I have to have the walrus with a banjo

Jacob
Guest

I will take 4 or 5, love MH!

elbowsfleet
Guest

The ‘Shot Show’ esque Monster Hunter Conference for a coin.

Also anything from Dead Six.

Coins in general. Yes Please.

Ron Torncello
Guest

What is a “Challange Coin”? What is it used for, and most importantly, WHY would I, or anyone Else for that matter, want it???? What does it cost? How is it Purchased? By the piece, the Package, Pound or weight? What does MHI; KS; RPG; MCN; and STFU mean???

Ron, Sent from my iPhone

Awaterujin
Guest

KS = Kickstart
MHI = Monster Hunter International
RPG = Role Playing Game
MCB = Monster Control Bureau
STFU = Special Task Force Unicorn (I think, must re-read)

Spencer Cotter
Guest

Your google-fu is weak grasshopper. Until you can snatch the info from the shortest of search terms you can not leave the temple of the interweb to rejoin the world.

“Howard Tayler’s crazy success at Kickstarting Schlock Mercenary challenge coins”
First non ad result explains challenge coins and kickstarter.

Study well grasshopper.

Lloyd Lively
Guest

I’m in.

lagomorphflix
Guest

I would love a complete set of the different MHI group logos, Team Haven especially, and STFU would be awesome.

Dave H
Guest

Ditto. I especially want a Team Haven coin. Maybe a couple, so I can inset one into the stock of my Marlin levergun.

Fargazer
Guest

I would definitely get a set πŸ™‚

Chris Meier
Guest

Oh hell yes.

Hardware
Guest

I’d be more interested if there were a better design on the back. Mirror writing the face legend and the tail of the MHI happy face is kind of weak.

Road Dog
Guest

You do know that the coins don’t have to be round, I have a couple that are shield shaped and one that is a dog tag oval. But YES I would be good for 2 or 3

Dogzard
Guest

Count me in.

danawhitewolf
Guest

/gets out wallet.. how much and where do I send the money! lol

Brandi
Guest

Yes PLEASE!!!!!!!! I need one to add to my collection!

Adam Meyers
Guest

I’m sure this has already been brought up, but as you have actual active military fans who already make use of your logo, challenge coins for them is an actual, useful thing. What do they think of the idea? Anything they could add, or you could do jointly with them to start this actual MHI military tradition?

Douglas S Campbell
Guest

I love this idea.

Mike Hansen
Guest

I’d buy one! Are patches still available?

JohnOC
Guest

If this is even a fraction as successful as Howard’s maybe putting the series numbers on from the beginning would be neat.

John from MI
Guest

Sure, it’s not like I can find any ammo to spend my money on instead.

teke175
Guest

I like the idea.
What about Poker chips with different teams.

Claire
Guest

Duh! No brainer! YES!

Dave
Guest

In!!!

Courtney Millburn
Guest

Absolutely!

Joe Barrett
Guest

Yes, a thousand times yes!

michael b
Guest

Yes I want one or several

Brent
Guest

In like Flynn.

Brian Williams
Guest

would love to have one.

TJ
Guest

I’d like to see some of the individual patches get put on a challenge coin. πŸ™‚

Devi
Guest

yes please

Ty Carlson
Guest

How about “You can call me Death.”

Bob
Guest

Hells to the yeah!!!!!!!!!

cameron
Guest

Oh yeah. I’d want some.

Cadeyrn
Guest

That is awesome!!! Can we also see about:

Heads: RPG Tails: 40mm

Heads: Fists Tails: Boots

Heads: Milo’s Super-Harpoon Tails: Flamethrower

Stakes, Ram, Dreidel, ancient artifact of unspeakable power.

One I know you can’t but would be fun anyway: Incredible Newbie Team – When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best

Okay, maybe not that last one. But second for the post above about Dead Six coins too. There’s probably still time to get those done for Swords.

Yeah, It's me... (@Bob453)
Guest

Count me in.

Miguel
Guest

You even have to ask? Oh hell yes!

Mitchell
Guest

What do we need to do to get one?

Jusuchin (Military Otaku)
Guest

Throw money at the screen.

B
Guest

Definitely!

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John TXGunGeek Kochan
Guest

I think the correct answer is DUH!

Robb Allen
Guest

Can I get one in “Sticks of Fire”? πŸ˜‰

CDH
Guest

I’m in for one or two! I’d think each unit would get its own coin though. Their patch should be the heads side and tails, well, let your imagination run wild! I see another contest in the works…

Joe
Guest

If you’re going through the trouble to make the text on the “tails” side backward, why not show the part of the tail on the front that would be visibile and why no the serial number on the back? Continuity blown.

Julaire
Guest

What about bad guy/monster coins? Master Vampires, evil ex-KGB werewolf squads, Crazy death cultists, etc.

And I agree with the above commenter that Porpoise Tossers would have one too.

Awaterujin
Guest

I need a death cultist coin! The Sanctified Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition has to have a coin.

Dave
Guest

shut up and take my money!

Simon Strauss
Guest

Count me in for a STFU and a MHI version!

Casey Griffith
Guest

THE ORCS!

rj
Guest

Skippy on the front
Hind on the back

Edward on the front
A crossed pair of short swords on the back

Gretchen on the front
Skippy on the back

(because I’m a romantic)
Edward on the front
Tanya on the back

And of course… the one I would pay a bunch of money on…
(I know your comment was an orc comment but no one else has mentioned orcs let alone elves AND I’m not sure if it is even doable due to trademark issues)
Twinkie on the front
Ranch dressing on the back

Ken Harkin
Guest

I’d take one and use it as my pocket marker for 8-Ball league.

Grimnoir would be cool with the symbols for different actives on the back.

Awaterujin
Guest

You are a jerk… if Larry does this, I will be broke!

zac
Guest

Sounds great.

Ed Bear
Guest

I’m in. MHI, Orcs, Elves, Agent Franks, of course.

BTW, the pARC of “Warbound” was enthralling (dare I say spellbinding?) and awesomely well written. I’m gonna have to get the eARC for my brother.

Marty Goodman
Guest

Yes! I’m in. (looks at wallet. Wipes tear away.) Yes. Serial Number on edge.

Derek McQuay
Guest

Challenge coins are passe. Now challenge patches would be great!

Dave
Guest

I’m in…

RDC
Guest

Shut up and take my money….

driften
Guest

Yes! I want one of those…

chris durrant
Guest

Yes! You need a Physics vs Magic coin with own kicking a werewolf

Spencer Cotter
Guest

Hell yes!

I’ve wanted challenge coins since you linked to a web comic that had them. Especially the “Not my circus, not my monkey”, a get out of jail free challenge coin.

I know you can’t do anything that similar, but having various challenge coins based on the MHI mythos. I’m all over that, you will definitely have my coin so to speak.

John in KS
Guest

YES! I would buy that!

ZeeWulf
Guest

….Siigh. I swear, I’m going to have to just take out an allotment from my paycheck for you, aren’t I.

Trevor
Guest

MHI Challenge coin? So many yeses

Spencer Cotter
Guest

I just realized! If you have these coins you need to work them into the stories somehow. Can’t make it a drinking game, at least Owen wouldn’t be able to participate if so. Still there are a myriad of other ways to work challenge coins into a story. I can’t wait to get my hands on some.

matt greene
Guest

yes I want one of each in silver please…

roninjoseph338
Guest

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaftoe
Guest

Could some of the military vets and other enthusiastic posters explain challenge coins?

Sure, it’s a neat looking coin, but what do you do with it besides put it in a drawer or leave it laying around a desk?

Woodman
Guest

So, who’s coins outrank who?

Real Military > Schlock > MHI?

Spencer Cotter
Guest

I’m of the opinion that real military service out ranks all. All military personnel have my respect, I only regret that I can’t serve.

As for Schlock vs. MHI. This is an MHI board so…

I just hope that when Larry runs the KS he will also make non limited edition versions available later on. I might not be able to get all the ones I want. It depends on the timing of my paycheck and the KS.

Finch
Guest

Irrelevant. In the army they play the ranking coin buffoonery. In the AF, where the tradition started(Army Air Corp), guy produces coin and challenges, either verbally or by dropping said coin on hard surface. All others must produce a coin or buy a round. If everyone produces a coin, challenger buys the round. You are allowed limited movement to retrieve your coin, i.e. your coin is in your jacket on the back of your chair and you are two steps away, vice being on your person. I’ve known guys who dropped coins in showers.

Spencer Cotter
Guest

Dropping a challenge coin in the shower is just dirty pool IMO. No way you don’t get free drinks that way.
Then again, it’s evil and I like evil.

Mike
Guest

YES, Please take my money!
NOW!

brontobike
Guest

Needs to be a sticker, too.

brontobike
Guest

Need that artwork as a sticker, too.
Just sayin’.

Telas
Guest

I’m in…

RetroGrouch
Guest

Yes to all the MHI coins, Dead Six Coins, and I think we need Grimoire coins as well. I also like the idea of a Grimoire ring, it would be geekly cool!

Nick Gardner
Guest

You need ballcaps with the front and back of the logo on the front and back.

ltkauffee
Guest

Shut up and take my money!!

Arwen Riddle
Guest

Ohhh! Any chance of getting a coin with Agent Franks?

CyBuzz
Guest

Yes Yes Yes, a stack of various coins next to the manual on my coffee table would be perfect. MHI, STFU, MCB, Franks, Because FU, etc….make them all…and a stretch goal of coin cases or coin bag…then I can get some to keep and some to give away.

Bill P. Ny
Guest

In, In, In, did I say in? Are they done yet? Love one coin as just the happy green monter patch with a back. Very Cool.

bclewis
Guest

That design would be pretty cool on a t-shirt too. With the heads design on the front and the tails design on the back.

Rich Dominelli
Guest

Ill Take 3!

HMount
Guest

yes on the coin and double yes on the shirt

Ed Powell (@EdwardTPowell)
Guest

Mint them in 1oz of .999 silver and you may replace the US dollar as the world’s most popular currency.

Brent Newman
Guest

Has anyone said yes yet? If not, I’ll be the brave sould to step out on a limb and say… OH HELL YEAH!!!

Curlywolf
Guest

Geez Larry need you even ask? Oh HELL YEAH!

tommytrauma
Guest

Oh, Tommy’s in.

John Biltz
Guest

I’m not crazy about the back just being the reverse. I think it should have: “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi” on the back.

Joe Buckley
Guest

Nice clean design. This member of the ‘meat-cloud’-set bought into Howard’s little exercise in mini-mintage, I’d do the same here.

the Northwestern Diamondback of THR
Guest
the Northwestern Diamondback of THR

Sign me up–when, where and how much?

Greg Yee
Guest

Definitely how much and when will it be available

George
Guest

Absolutely. Please take my money!

Julie Frost
Guest

*throws money at my screen*

Storyteller
Guest

OK If I must. ( I must I must I must)

NR Pax
Guest

Oh yes. Very interested.

Raptor
Guest

SHUT UP AND TAKE (even more of) MY MONEY!!!!

retiredspook
Guest

Oh. Hell. Yeah. Let me know when they’re ready, I’ll take six

Daniel C
Guest

Yesssss.

How about PUFF vouchers? Can we get PUFF vouchers?

Spencer Cotter
Guest

Like old Korean War pay script suitable for redeeming for cash from your local MCB office? I think that’s a pretty cool idea.

WGBJR
Guest

Hells Yes!!!!

Chris
Guest

YES!!!!!

I have someone who can get this done for you too.

Steven Miller
Guest

How about a coin that says “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”.

Norman Collins
Guest

I’d luv to see one and my nephew who’s in the Army and who I introduced MHI to would probably get one as well…….

Mark
Guest

Absolutely.

gt84604
Guest

Oh, yes πŸ˜€

Dan Crenshaw
Guest

Would an MHI Christmas Party coin be too tacky?

Cadeyrn
Guest

Front: If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’
Back: (Crosshairs) Goodbye.

Draco
Guest

Definitely. A whole bunch, for me and for my father. The “tail” side is awesome! LOL

I like the idea of an Agent Franks coin too.

Would there be an international shipping option?

Kaptchaos
Guest

YES YES,

Please make a Nevada Test Site team coin

Anonymous
Guest

Also be nice if there was a special coin for folks that backed the RPG (stupid fun thought – the RPG coin could have…RPG’s on it.)
I’ll whateverth the idea of a Franks coin, Increadable Newbie Team, MHI, MCB, STFU, Because..you is why
possibly coins from the other books as well.
Ah heck, just take the money.

emdfl
Guest

Here’s a really bad idea – or at least an expensive on. Get a run of them done in pure(99%) silver, like a one ounce round. Collectable, valuable and useful for killing vamps and werewolves in an emergency, heh, heh, heh.

emdfl
Guest

Here’s a really bad idea – or at least an expensive on. Get a run of them done in pure(99%) silver, like a one ounce round. Collectable, valuable and useful for killing vamps and werewolves in an emergency, heh, heh, heh.
Ooops, Ed beat me to it.

tuco
Guest

Seeing the back of this has made it much harder for me to see the upside down penguin on the front.

CPTP
Guest
I like the idea but skeptical of the design. Usually the coin is all serious or all joke, I think there could be a good compromise. Front = serious. MHI logo a little bigger, with “Sic transit gloria mundi” (the official motto of MHI (I think?)) as the writing around the edge (from 9 to 3 (10 to 2?)) and Est – 1895 at the bottom (6) Back = Funny, with monster ass ( I think a lipstick print (or dollar sign tattoo!) near the tail might be a good touch) and β€œEvil Looms, Cowboy Up” arching over the top… Read more »
Dave
Guest

@ CPTP – I have a challenge coin from Molon Labe Challenge Coins that is just antiqued brass and its a pretty slick looking coin. Colors are good, but sometimes simple is nice. A kickstarter project could offer multiple coins for different donation levels. Larry’s RPG project generated 80k with an original goal of 45, I think the funding would be guaranteed and give lots of options for multiple coins.

FEDup
Guest

Some straight laced MCB coins would be a great inside joke for the office…

Kevin Findley
Guest

This is a fantastic idea. Just remember that the coins made for the Government agencies should be of the cheapest metal with off-center graphics and mis-spelled words if you’re going to be accurate. Oh and they should cost three times as much as the other coins and ship two weeks later.

the Northwestern Diamondback of THR
Guest
the Northwestern Diamondback of THR

MCB motto: “When in Doubt… NONE Get Out.”

FEDup
Guest

You must be thinking of the stuff intended for citizens, swag made for internal consumption is not of the same ‘superior’ quality intended for the tax payer…

Kevin Findley
Guest

Nope, I just figured that a government built coin should look like a government built horse. In other words, a camel.

Mike Woolf
Guest

I got bored during a staff meeting last night and decided to give this the quick once-over after I had seen this post yesterday. Figured I’d share.comment image

monkeyfan
Guest

That’s sweet Mr. Woolf.

Kirk
Guest

I’m in. Also for an STFU coin (I wonder why?)

MaBe
Guest

Oh wow AMAZING!! Could you make an MCB one? PLeasepleaseplease? And maybe I am wrong but shouldnt an MHI handbook or something like that come out too?

skb12172
Guest

I’d rather have another book, please! πŸ™‚

stewart downie
Guest

I’ll just send you my back account number, shall I? Yes unto ∞

It’s always been my observation that a challenge coin is… errmmm…would be a very nasty projectile at short ranges (say 10-15 ft). Longer ranges with a sling of some sort.

Spencer Cotter
Guest

The longer this tread goes on the more I think challenge coins should also be worked into the book series somehow.

Cadeyrn
Guest

Cabbage Point Killing Machine – Hold The Pig Steady – Mosh Pitt

Front – One surprised looking pig
Back – One large M60

With some careful planning, spinning the coin may make it look like the gun points at the pig.

(BTW, I don’t think the faithful ever actually wrote the lyrics in your 2009 post, but it might be fun to resurrect that thread also).

Cadeyrn
Guest
Okay, so, I kind of geeked out a bit and came up with something. It’ll probably be deleted but I just spent the weekend at the M3 Concert with throbbing drums and screaming guitars while lead singers hit the sky, so… pound out these lyrics with that in mind: Hold The Pig Steady Are you an intelligent pig? The strongest big pig? A rooting deep pig? Or just another pig? Is your pen a good size? Can you see the prize? Shining and sparkling Do you hear others’ cries? Hold the pig steady Hold the pig steady We’re almost ready… Read more »
Sabre22
Guest

I will take a couple

david
Guest

I would be interested for sure.

Ron Pitt
Guest

Count me and my son in! Being retired military, these would go great with my others! Do it!

Stitch62
Guest

TAKE MY MONEY LARRY!!! *throws wads of cash at screen* must have now!

Jim McCain
Guest

Absolutely interested in the coin. Neat idea. Bring them on.

Stretch
Guest

WANTWANTWANTWANT….

Duane Nordeen
Guest

Absolutely! I’ve already made a space on my coin rack.

7.62x54r
Guest

HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John
Guest

I live in the Pacific Northwest, or Bigfoot Country. Wouldn’t mind to see and get one for the Hunters out in Seattle.

Instinct
Guest

Late to the party, but how would I get one???

MoonRanch
Guest

There should be one for Paranormal Testicles… err… Tactical as well.

Spencer Cotter
Guest

Lol, oh that’s good. Would that be an instant fail if you drew that coin during a challenge at the bar?

Doc
Guest

Yes!!! Cheaper by the dozen?

Spencer Cotter
Guest

Sox sox, dollar a pair nickle a box. Put em in water and they don’t get wet.

Challenge Coins by Robert Blackburn
Guest

Do you have a manufacturer in mind for these challenge coins? I don’t want to be rude but I see a design flaw with your numbering (if you want sequential numbering).

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