Weta Workshop are the wizards behind the pioneering special effects for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies and countless other studio box-office gargantuans, like Batman v Superman, Godzilla and Zack Snyder's upcoming Justice League and Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
In their spare time, in-between conjuring up breathtaking magic for the movies, Weta apparently is into board games in a partnership with Cryptozoic Entertainment, developers and publishers of original and licensed board games, card games and trading cards.
Their latest endeavor is a crazy crowdfunded tabletop novelty called Giant Killer Robots that reached its full funding goals in less time than it takes you and I to shovel snow off our roofs. I can't wait to get my paws on this game and will gladly offer up my small contribution to further ensure this amazing mech amusement gets completed. For pledge levels and bonus incentives, head on over to the Giant Killer Robots Kickstarter page.
Here's the official product description and amazing campaign videos below:
From the miscreants at Weta Workshop and Cryptozoic comes Weta Workshop’s first tabletop game, set in the sports-crazy dystopian future of Giant Killer Robots! Strap in for the most epic smack-down this side of the megapocalypse. Gather your squad of Giant Killer Robots (GKRs), build your deck, and face your rivals in the ultimate fight for fame, fortune, and sweet salvage rights. Scheme, strategize and strong-arm your way to victory as you dominate the media landscape, one billboard at a time.
(via Nerd Approved)