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GKR: Heavy Hitters

A project in Wellington, NZ by Weta Workshop

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The near-future is here, and Earth’s abandoned cities are now battlegrounds for the ultimate spectator sport: GIANT KILLER ROBOTS!
Backers: 6598
Average Pledge Per Backer: $142

Funded: $935,010 of $100,000
Dates: Feb 22nd -> Mar 24th (31 days)
Project By: Weta Workshop
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Latest News

Kiwi board game designers beating the odds through Kickstarter

December 30th - via:
A burgeoning board game culture in New Zealand has led to dozens of new games being made locally this year  (Read More)

66 minutes to go. New Primary Weapons unlocked!

March 24th - via:
And not a moment too soon!  Here you go you animals.  20 new Primary Weapon cards (4 playsets) to go sink your teeth into. You earned 'em. Next goal: GKR Art Book at 1 MILLION! Do ya feel lucky punk? WELL DO YA?    (Read More)

84 minutes left! 20 new cards just within reach. Wanna see some cool stuff?

March 24th - via:
Less than 2 hours to go in the campaign and the anticipation's almost too much to bear. So to calm us all down, we thought we'd share with you some of our coworkers' amazing customized Heavy Hitters from our Painter's Edition. Hopefully they inspire... (Read More)

7 hours left, & 16 new Secondary Weapons unlocked!

March 24th - via:
Hey everyone! Can hardly believe there's just 7 hours to go in this here Kickstarter...has time flown or is that the ThunderHappy kicking in? Does it matter? Nah!  Nice work on those Secondary Weapons. You've unlocked a grand total of 16 - four for... (Read More)

24 hours to go! You just unlocked DOUBLE the Reaction Cards! Woop!

March 23rd - via:
Great job everyone, this pleases the Hapsi Man. At 835k you have, as if by magic, doubled your Reaction Cards. Except we know it's not magic, it's the power of whichever corporation you pledge your allegiance to. Me, it's the almighty Pink Elephant... (Read More)

How big is a GKR mini? Check out our scale render!

March 23rd - via:
As we head into these exciting final hours, we've put together a little render to help show you guys how big your 'bots are in relation to each other! From left, we give you: Hammerstrike Heavy Hitter; Big Little Buddy (Add-On); your KS Exclusive... (Read More)

Unlocked overnight: Double-sided achievements board & exclusive box!

March 23rd - via:
Hoo boy! Things are heating up in the GKR kitchen and it's not cos Zappy got into the eggs again. We're loving, that you guys are loving, the remaining Stretch Goals we have in store for you, which is good, because otherwise we'd have to resort to... (Read More)

48 hours to go! All final Stretch Goals added!!!!

March 23rd - via:
Hey Robot Rumblers!  There’s 48 hours left to go, and with a KRRBZZZT and a WHOOOSH our final Stretch Goals have landed! We’ve laid out goals all the way up to a respectable $1 million. And then we’re gonna call it a day, for our own sanity... (Read More)

4 New Sponsor Cards Unlocked + final image for Dice Add-On!

March 21st - via:
Can’t drink enough of the Corporation Kool-Aid? We’ve got just the thing for that. Four new Sponsor Cards, decked out with your favourite corporation as voted by YOU. That brings our total of Sponsor Cards to 33: 25 in your Core game box, plus 8... (Read More)


March 21st - via:
 Smell that? That’s the scent of freshly-fried GKRs.  Everyone, meet Zappy. The fourth and final Mercenary to be unlocked in your Bliss Corp band of 'bots! Zappy doesn’t have a lot of friends. It’s not that he’s not…nice.  It’s just... (Read More)

Inside the Workshop Chop Shop Vol. 3: ThunderHappy gets REALLY happy with Jules German

March 20th - via:
Hey Robot Rumblers!  We’re back inside the Workshop Chop Shop, but this time we’re going to a slightly different place. A slightly wacky place, full of fumes, spray cans and Things that Drip. The Weta Workshop Paint Shop.     Nothing makes its... (Read More)

GKR Pilots Series: Jae & Kemi

March 18th - via:
So far in our Pilots Series we've met VR whiz kid Diego and tough nut Izzy. This week, though, it’s a two-for-one deal as we fill you in one the final two Pilots in our Core Box!  Pilots are the beating heart behind your Heavy Hitter and come... (Read More)

Decals Now Available!

March 17th - via:
We’ve been ripping along at breakneck speed to get this ready for you before the weekend. And we swear it was ready before the weekend, but the arrival of our new friend delayed proceedings a tad...Such an attention seeker.   So! Without further... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Unlocked, and a New Friend!

March 17th - via:
Hey Robot Rumblers! The sun is shining in Kiwiland, a new Stretch Goal’s been unlocked, and we’ve got Add-Ons to show off. Which makes it a pretty darn good day.  Thanks to your fine efforts, you’ve all got four new Reaction Cards to play... (Read More)

King Wolf v ThunderHappy (+ live stream on Thursday!)

March 16th - via:
Hey everyone! If you’ve just joined us – welcome, welcome. The rumble is happy to have you. Make yourselves comfortable, grab a can of Hapsi, and settle in.  First things first: our game design partners Cryptozoic Entertainment will be live... (Read More)


March 15th - via:
Well. What’s all this, then? You walk away to sand some rust off Snipey’s right leg and look what happens. 4,909 backers happens! Thanks to our awesome team of robot rumblers, you’ve scored yourselves another Merc to add to your collection.... (Read More)

Support Units 101

March 13th - via:
Hey everyone!  Chugged a few Hapsi? Stuffed some Bad Tacos in your gob? Congratulations, you’re now ready to read this Update.    As we move closer (4,865 backers!) to unlocking the mysterious Morty the Mercenary in Stretch Goals, we thought... (Read More)

GKR Pilots Series: Izzy

March 12th - via:
"I'm not here to worry about repairs after the fight. I'm here to make sure the other teams have nothing left to fix." Attention, thrill-seekers of GKR! Use Izzy’s badassery to help deflect attacks from your rivals’ GKRs. With Izzy by your side,... (Read More)

Inside the Chop Shop Vol. 2: David Tremont takes Hammerstrike to the next level

March 11th - via:
Hey Robot Rumblers!Welcome inside the Workshop Chop Shop for another peek at the awesome creations that lie within. Our crew have been hard at work customising their own unpainted Heavy Hitters – the same models that feature in our Painter’s... (Read More)

All please rise. Your Corporate Overlords will see you now.

March 10th - via:
Know your Hammerstrikes from your ThunderHappys yet? Don’t fret. As we wait for our next Mercenary to unlock in Stretch Goals, there’s plenty of limelight to shine on the real stars of this whole shebang. The Corporate Factions of GKR!  ... (Read More)

Shipping Update: We’re Friendly!

March 9th - via:
 Hapsi: Now with 5 New Shipping Flavours! Come one, come all, to the great GKR Shipping Thread of 2017!   GREAT NEWS as we head into the weekend. We’ve been working hard with our partners to update our shipping estimates. Today, we are very... (Read More)

Bliss Corp Bulletin: New Merc Unlocked!

March 8th - via:
I don’t know about you, but I sure like to start the day with a nice cup of Merc.  Just as well, then. Thanks to a tidy 4,605 backers, Splodey’s been unlocked overnight to satisfy all your destructive tendencies. Everyone who’s pledged the... (Read More)

Spiky Face Update: Buildings Expansion Now Available!

March 8th - via:
As you can probably imagine, much rubbing of hands and sounds of glee have been emanating from the GKR office lately as we’ve eagerly watched your anticipation grow. But just like the corporations you’re fighting for, we too like to give back to... (Read More)

New Add-On Revealing Tomorrow!

March 7th - via:
Our 3D modelling maestro Joel is working up something special to get your mitts on. All will be revealed tomorrow! Sweet Hapsi dreams everyone!  (Read More)

The Weekend That Was: Brought to You by Spiky Face

March 6th - via:
A new Add-On is coming, more Stretch Goals have been unlocked, and Spiky Face sits above it all with a perfectly manicured unibrow.  Hey everyone! First up, a huge hello to all our latest backers – welcome to the Rumble! Take a seat, thanks for... (Read More)

GKR Pilots Series: Meet Diego

March 4th - via:
StopCom™ interrupts your regularly scheduled programming to bring you the GKR Pilots Series - coming to an abandoned waste-city near you! They’re the breakout stars of GKR. Part superstar athlete, part celebrity, and part spokesperson for the... (Read More)

Inside the Chop Shop Vol. 1: Customising your Heavy Hitter with Leonard Ellis!

March 3rd - via:
Hey, Robot Rumblers!I hope you brought your sticky tape and glitter, because today we're going to show what's in store for all you Painter's Edition pledgers - with a peek inside the Weta Workshop Chop Shop! And once you’ve mastered the ability to... (Read More)

BLISS CORP Bulletin: A Merc in Time Saves Nine

March 2nd - via:
The competition is heating up and greedy corporations are looking to influence the results in their favour.    ENTER THE MERCS!   Need some help cracking robot skulls?  Just want more cool-looking stuff on your gameboard?  Coming up in Stretch... (Read More)


March 1st - via:
  One week on, and we’ve officially hit 4,000 backers. WOW!! We just want to take this moment to (1) take a little breath, and (2) use that breath to say a GIANT THANK YOU to all of our backers so far!! All of us here at GKR HQ are just awestruck... (Read More)


February 28th - via:
Last month, Weta opened its doors to Adam Savage and allowed him to get a hands on look at the new tabletop game, Giant Killer Robots, before anyone else. (Read More)

Bad Taco Journal: It's Taco Time

February 27th - via:
  While Hapsi’s away, Bad Taco will play. Welcome to all our new backers who’ve joined us recently! While you find your feet, let Cornpro Incorporated be your eyes, ears and appetite as we fill you in on the latest Stretch Goals to be... (Read More)

Hapsi Journal Day 3: Ideas, ideas everywhere

February 25th - via:
$370,000 seems like a distant memory now, but for those of you who can think through your Hapsi brain-fuzz: you guys unlocked something pretty awesome. A sweet double-sided game board! Thanks to you all for getting us there! As predicted, you’ve... (Read More)

Hapsi Journal Day 2: The Struggle is Real

February 24th - via:
  In the latest roundup of Stretch Goals, we’re throwing pretties, pilots and polls at you: four Orbital Strikes are now foiled. Along with that, Ike has joined the roster and a whole new side of the board has been added that will be designed, in... (Read More)

Weta Workshop's Giant Killer Robots board game funded in a flash

February 24th - via:
The famous SFX lab gets its new sci-fi board game greenlit (Read More)

Hapsi Journal Day 1: Guns Blazing!

February 23rd - via:
  THE MORNING AFTER Let it be known: you guys are awesome! While us Kiwis were sleeping, you unlocked a whole swag of new Stretch Goals. Which means we have some serious catching up to do. Thanks for your patience while we get ourselves, and you,... (Read More)

Weta Workshop

February 23rd - via:
The game is set in the satirical, sports-mad world of Giant Killer Robots  (Read More)

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: 'GKR: Heavy Hitters' Brings Giant Robot Action to the Tabletop

February 23rd - via:
Weta Workshop and Cryptozoic have teamed up to bring you 'GKR Heavy Hitters.' A tactical combat game with some of the most beautiful minis I've ever seen. (Read More)


February 22nd - via:
Welcome to fight night! That’s right! How are we all feeling? Good? Refreshed? Ready to lay some sweet robot smackdown? ‘Course you are. This moment’s been a long time coming. Just like the Heavy Hitters are nothing without the pilots, we’d... (Read More)

Giant Robot Board Game Looks Fantastic

February 22nd - via:
GKR: Heavy Hitters is a new board game up on Kickstarter. If you like robots and turn-based combat it might be worth a look, if only for the incredibly cool design of the game (Read More)

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