State of the Swag Address 2021

Hey folks- Jack Wylder here. For those of you who missed the State of the Swag Address last Friday, here’s your update:

  1. The plushy Wendells have been temporarily detained by the US Customs office- as soon as they’re done admiring them, they will continue their journey to us to be properly distributed to their final homes. This project has been plagued by problems with materials availability and transportation issues (which are a HUGE problem at the moment) so we’re waaaaay overdue- but we’re still moving forward and will have them out ASAP.
  2. This delay has badly set us back on our schedule; we hate taking orders while there are still unfulfilled orders so we’ve held off. The original plan was to open the shop 4 times this year- if we wait until the plushy project is done, we will probably end up being open only the once. So we’re faced with a choice: take orders while there are still open orders out there or only be open once this year. As much as it pains us, we’re going to go with the first choice and reopen the shop while there’s still time to hopefully get everything out before Christmas.
  3. We have new patches and new stickers available for sale! They are already made and in our possession so there’s no waiting on manufacturing or shipping.
  4. We are doing a Series III set of Challenge Coins! The artwork is finished, the molds are in progress, and these are being done in the USA so delays should be minimal.
  5. The plan is to open the shop to WriterDojo backers 24 hours early- if you are a backer PLEASE get us your email address! We’ve got some other thank yous coming up soon and we want to be able to tell you about those too. ( to become a sponsor, if you are already one.)
  6. We’re going to be recording a special Q&A episode of WriterDojo with questions from our backers so if you’ve got something you want to ask the guys, let us know!
  7. We’re HOPING to have everything out by Christmas and we’ve done everything we can to make that happen but the Lovely and Patient Mrs Wylder gently reminded me after the LiveStream that I didn’t emphasize quite enough that we can’t make any promises. She knows where I sleep and she can get kind of stabby so I really need to emphasize this- WE CAN’T PROMISE ANY DATES. We will begin fulfilling orders as soon as we can- orders without coins will go out while we get them minted and after that we’ll fill them on a first come, first served basis.
  8. This is a limited time deal- we’re going to open the shop from Thursday October 7th (for backers, Friday the 8th for everyone else) and close it again Sunday October 17th at 4pm CDT.
  9. On the coins, this is your one chance. It’s highly doubtful we’ll ever do the designs again so if you want them either for yourself or someone else, you need to jump on it now. This might be your only chance to order before Xmas so if you’re wanting to get something as a gift, don’t delay.
  10. We are shipping internationally, but we cannot be responsible for orders once they leave the USA. (Which is why we hadn’t done international for a few years.)

So here’s what’s new in the shop!

Cuddlebunny & Mr Trashbags sticker

MCB Sticker

MCB Patch

Team Haven Patch (v3.0)

Team HooDoo Patch

Team HooDoo Sticker (Round)

Team HooDoo Sricker (Square)

and the Series II Challenge Coins are:
(note: these are the initial concepts- the actual final coins will vary slightly)

the Agencia de Seguranca Supernatural Coin (AKA Mr Trashbags)

Pride of Krasnov/Severney Island

Mike Massa just HAD to suggest a boat that had less than 200 ever made- in Russia- so not a whole lot of references. I found one though! This coin probably took longer because of that than any of the others. The waves on that concept art will be much more realistic- those are just placeholders.

Son of the Black Sword

On this one, the different levels of the Mandala will be different thickness, and the mask will be raised with a heavy emboss.

Camp Frostbite

Doing the Northern lights will be challenging, but I think it’s going to come out great and unlike anything we’ve done before. The backside is based off of native Alaskan artwork (but all monster-fied)

MHI Decision Spinner

We hadn’t done a spinner and I love trying new stuff- the center logo there is pivoted along the vertical axis so it can be spun.

Glorious Krasnovia/ People’s Republic of Pineland

This coin commemorates the historic ‘3 Days of Peace’ back in 1970, when an unusually large blizzard resulted in a temporary armistice between these 2 warring nations.

ILoH vs the Common Internet Shit Gibbon / Justify the Moon Ferrets

Things around here get weird sometimes. If you don’t know what these coins are about, do a search up top there for either ‘Moon Ferrets’ or ‘Common Internet Shit Gibbon’ and enjoy (but don’t drink anything that is unpleasant coming out your nose while you read them)

Team HooDoo

Possibly the most requested bit of swag has been Team HooDoo. Team HooDoo Team HooDoo Team HooDoo Team HooDoo It’s almost as if y’all liked that trilogy or something…

Fallen Hunter coin

There is a large blank space on one side so you can take it to your local jeweler/engraver to get the names you want put on there. (I already know which names I’m getting on mine) The front has the poem ‘Requiem’ from Robert Louis Stevenson:

Under the wide and starry sky,
    Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
    And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me:
    Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
    And the hunter home from the hill.

The back has the Viking prayer which dates back to about 1100 AD but is most famous for being quoted in the movie ‘the 13th Warrior’:

Lo, There do I see my Father Lo, There do I see my Mother and My Brothers and my Sisters Lo, There do I see the line of my people back to the begining Lo, They do call to me They bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla , Where the brave shall live Forever

PUFF Exemption MkII

Since we did the Series I coins, Larry has picked up more than a couple of new fans, many of whom were very upset to find out they missed their chance on getting a PUFF Exemption. This is how we can offer people their own exemption without in any way diminishing the folks who got the dog tag version. Genius!

October Update Post
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36 thoughts on “State of the Swag Address 2021”

    1. Blast. I wanted a Fallen Huntwr one for my late son, but I don’t start my new job til the 22nd. When he moved out, we had to go thru the MHI books & split them up & play argued over every one. His widow has them now & she has built a new life & a new fiance…I hope this is one you would redo every run of coins.
      That would be stunning mounted in the top of a box for cremains.

      If you only ‘redo’ one

      1. Hello Susan,

        If you need some help with this drop me a comment here or on the MHI Facebook-page. I’ll gladly sponsor you with a coin for your fallen son 🙂

    1. Unfortunately, we were unable to space them out like we normally would have preferred due to holding out hope on delivering the plushies before reopening 🙁

  1. It opens at the end of the week… at last!
    Which shall arrive first, I wonder? – the glorious MHI swag that will soon be purchased or the license plate the DMV has been sitting on for a month now?

    So many cool things…

  2. Take my money! I don’t have to give it to my ex-wife anymore. So I wasn’t really sure what to do with it until I saw this.

  3. The plushy Wendells have been temporarily detained by the US Customs office- as soon as they’re done admiring them, they will …

    We TOLD you about the U-236; we told you and told you…

  4. Damn… good thing I’m back at work and getting a full paycheck. I’m gonna need it for all the coins and Team HooDoo stuff I’m ordering.

  5. Dude, I had no idea you were looking for a reference photograph. I have 3 or 4 images I could have given you. The Russians sold some in North Africa which is where I got my experience riding on one.

  6. So Just to clarify, while these will likely be a one time run of coins, unlike past runs that is not promised, so additional coins could be made in the future?

    1. Technically Series I were the only ones that we said we would never do again- having said that it is very very unlikely we will ever make any from either Series II or Series III ever again.

    1. You mean in the Shopify system? You should be able to hit ‘forgot password’ when you go to login. (Note- the shop itself is password protected until Friday)

  7. Woo Hoo! I got me the PUFF Exemption (3) to go with my Bronze dogtag, the spinner, and the Krasnovian/Pinelander coins, a couple of the Mr. Trashbags stickers (one for my daughter), and a Team Hoodoo Velcro patch. 🙂 The installment option allowed me to not completely blow out my checking account. 🙂

  8. You know, I wonder if there is a Camp Frostbite-like 4 gun weeklong competition in Alaska somewhere. That would be so cool.

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