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#286 Aryanun

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Posted 04 December 2015 - 11:11 PM

About 2001ish I went out to purchase some gaming stuff and found some minis. Ooooh. Sandra! Julie! Bob! I know these names from all the Ral Parthas I had in my collection. So I snagged a few and some new paint (Pro Paint) and a few other things and off I go home. I notice on the back of the blisters is a web address, so I check it out.

 

Green, black, and white. I think it was in frames, even, iirc. It wasn't a pretty site, but better than most and I just browsed pictures of minis for hours. But no forum. No biggie. I wasn't actually looking for one.

 

Time moved on. Back at the FLGS I notice an orange cat-headed thing. The body was a tube. A blue scarab of Sculpty attached to the front with matching earrings. A stuffed mummified cat plushie?!  :blink:  :wub:had to have it. I asked the clerk how much...

 

He grabbed the cat and promptly *BONK!*ed another employee over the head (and actually said BONK!). "HOW MUCH FOR THE STUFFED MUMMIFIED CAT?!"

 

The other employee grabbed the cat and returned the *BONK!* (also saying it), "HOW MUCH FOR THE STUFFED MUMMIFIED CAT? I don't know.... DAVE!!!"

 

Out comes the owner. They didn't *BONK!* him, of course. Dave knows me. I've been shopping at his store for over fifteen years. "Twenty!"

 

"TWENTY DOLLARS FOR THE STUFFED MUMMIFIED CAT!" *BONK!* - Employee #2

 

"TWENTY DOLLARS FOR THE STUFFED MUMMIFIED CAT!" *BONK!* - Employee #1

 

"SOLD! I'LL TAKE *BONK!*, THE STUFFED MUMMIFIED CAT FOR TWENTY DOLLARS!"

 

Off I go home with minis and paint and a Stuffed Mummified Cat Plush Toy now named... *BONK!* (the asterisks are important).

 

Time passes, but not a lot, and I check the website again, as I have been off and on, and suddenly the green is... gone. It's now red, and black. Pictures at the top...  :wow:

 

And a link to a ... forum...

 

I log in. A brand new shiny forum.

 

And I hit like I always do... like a rubber arrow shot from too strong of a bow that goes ricocheting around the room and never stops.

 

Except I did. For a little bit. There were reasons for that which I won't get into here, but suffice to say... I am BACK. I am home. I missed you guys.


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#287 LionMyth

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 01:35 PM

That's a tough question. 

 

Wikipedia says they made WWII aircraft and jewelry back in early 90's, and then went in 25mm.  https://en.wikipedia...aper_Miniatures

 

I think I received one of their scrye counters for Christmas an eon ago.  I didn't even know it was by Reaper.  ...Just fished it out. RC001S Silver Scrye Counter Reaper Miniatures (214) 434-3088.  The counter was given to me for Magic the Gathering.  It's still in the little white cube box with the little bubble wrap.  I'm guessing in it's mint condition it's worth 5 or 6 million dollars by now.  (just looked on EBay ... $70 for very used ... so, ummm, yeah, I'm looking to get 5 or 6 million for mine or I'm not selling it) 

 

Reaper could reproduce those base pieces and people could mount any figure on them.  That'd be pretty cool. TODOCOLE000034.jpg

 

If there was a photo timeline of all their products, maybe I could tell which Reaper miniatures first caught my eye.  Perhaps I picked up miniatures that the artists created before association with Reaper.  Like I said, tough question.  Good luck with you documentary.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:23 PM

That's a tough question. 

 

Wikipedia says they made WWII aircraft and jewelry back in early 90's, and then went in 25mm.  https://en.wikipedia...aper_Miniatures

 

I think I received one of their scrye counters for Christmas an eon ago.  I didn't even know it was by Reaper.  ...Just fished it out. RC001S Silver Scrye Counter Reaper Miniatures (214) 434-3088.  The counter was given to me for Magic the Gathering.  It's still in the little white cube box with the little bubble wrap.  I'm guessing in it's mint condition it's worth 5 or 6 million dollars by now.  (just looked on EBay ... $70 for very used ... so, ummm, yeah, I'm looking to get 5 or 6 million for mine or I'm not selling it) 

 

Reaper could reproduce those base pieces and people could mount any figure on them.  That'd be pretty cool. TODOCOLE000034.jpg

 

If there was a photo timeline of all their products, maybe I could tell which Reaper miniatures first caught my eye.  Perhaps I picked up miniatures that the artists created before association with Reaper.  Like I said, tough question.  Good luck with you documentary.

So my penchant for typos is legendary. No catalog goes out without at least a dozen, and my forum posts are 10x worse.

 

This counter, though, remains my go-to defense when the bosses call me on the carpet for my typos, because I did;t even work here back then, but if you look, you will see that the company name is misspelled...  :devil:


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:35 PM

So my penchant or typos is legendary. No catalog goes out without at least a dozen, and my forum posts are 10x worse.

 

This counter, though, remains my go-to defense when the bosses call me on the carpet for my typos, because I did;t even work here back then, but if you look, you will see that the company name is misspelled...  :devil:

 

Was that deliberate? :lol: 


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:48 PM

So my penchant or typos is legendary. No catalog goes out without at least a dozen, and my forum posts are 10x worse.
 
This counter, though, remains my go-to defense when the bosses call me on the carpet for my typos, because I did;t even work here back then, but if you look, you will see that the company name is misspelled...  :devil:

Was that deliberate? :lol:


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 03:01 PM

 

So my penchant or typos is legendary. No catalog goes out without at least a dozen, and my forum posts are 10x worse.

 

This counter, though, remains my go-to defense when the bosses call me on the carpet for my typos, because I did;t even work here back then, but if you look, you will see that the company name is misspelled...  :devil:

 

Was that deliberate? :lol:

 

No, I'm the kind of typist that hates Spellcheck, because most of my errors are actual words, just the wrong ones....


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#292 LionMyth

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:13 PM

 

That's a tough question. 

 

Wikipedia says they made WWII aircraft and jewelry back in early 90's, and then went in 25mm.  https://en.wikipedia...aper_Miniatures

 

I think I received one of their scrye counters for Christmas an eon ago.  I didn't even know it was by Reaper.  ...Just fished it out. RC001S Silver Scrye Counter Reaper Miniatures (214) 434-3088.  The counter was given to me for Magic the Gathering.  It's still in the little white cube box with the little bubble wrap.  I'm guessing in it's mint condition it's worth 5 or 6 million dollars by now.  (just looked on EBay ... $70 for very used ... so, ummm, yeah, I'm looking to get 5 or 6 million for mine or I'm not selling it) 

 

Reaper could reproduce those base pieces and people could mount any figure on them.  That'd be pretty cool. TODOCOLE000034.jpg

 

If there was a photo timeline of all their products, maybe I could tell which Reaper miniatures first caught my eye.  Perhaps I picked up miniatures that the artists created before association with Reaper.  Like I said, tough question.  Good luck with you documentary.

So my penchant for typos is legendary. No catalog goes out without at least a dozen, and my forum posts are 10x worse.

 

This counter, though, remains my go-to defense when the bosses call me on the carpet for my typos, because I did;t even work here back then, but if you look, you will see that the company name is misspelled...  :devil:

 

Holy Cow! ... I'm raising my price to ten million.


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Posted 11 December 2015 - 07:03 PM

 

That's a tough question. 

 

Wikipedia says they made WWII aircraft and jewelry back in early 90's, and then went in 25mm.  https://en.wikipedia...aper_Miniatures

 

I think I received one of their scrye counters for Christmas an eon ago.  I didn't even know it was by Reaper.  ...Just fished it out. RC001S Silver Scrye Counter Reaper Miniatures (214) 434-3088.  The counter was given to me for Magic the Gathering.  It's still in the little white cube box with the little bubble wrap.  I'm guessing in it's mint condition it's worth 5 or 6 million dollars by now.  (just looked on EBay ... $70 for very used ... so, ummm, yeah, I'm looking to get 5 or 6 million for mine or I'm not selling it) 

 

Reaper could reproduce those base pieces and people could mount any figure on them.  That'd be pretty cool. TODOCOLE000034.jpg

 

If there was a photo timeline of all their products, maybe I could tell which Reaper miniatures first caught my eye.  Perhaps I picked up miniatures that the artists created before association with Reaper.  Like I said, tough question.  Good luck with you documentary.

So my penchant for typos is legendary. No catalog goes out without at least a dozen, and my forum posts are 10x worse.

 

This counter, though, remains my go-to defense when the bosses call me on the carpet for my typos, because I did;t even work here back then, but if you look, you will see that the company name is misspelled...  :devil:

 

 

Whoa. I musta painted twenty of those things back in the day for a friend of mine who ran a card and comic shop, and never once noticed the typo.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:51 AM

I think it is funny that we all continue to post here... that thesis was probably done a LONG time ago, but the stories are fun to read.

 

For what it is worth here is mine... I came in through the backdoor.

 

I have known about Reaper for a long time, i would come and gawk, but as i hate to paint, i was like a diabetic looking at a doughnut shop.  Then came Dwarven Forge KS1, it came pre-painted!!!!  Suddenly ii had all this gorgeous terrain, but no altar for the adventure i needed.  With the support of folks on those forums, i was convinced that even i could paint a block of stone.  I did.  It was kind of a disaster, but strangely enough it didn't stress me out.

 

Got a LTPK for Xmas and found that rather than invoking anxiety and feelings of inadequacy, painting was relaxing and calming (something sorely lacking in my life).  Pandora's box opened and i started buying metal minis like a drunk poet on payday.  I paint very slowly, don't have an area i can leave stet up or much free time, but when i do i find painting very therapeutic.  Cheaper than a shrink and a lot more fun! 

 

At this point i probably have enough minis to keep me busy until 2027, but that doesn't stop me from wanting more.  Mostly i come here to gawk at the Show Off Forum and when i see a cool mini or paint technique... plop the necessary bits go in the cart ;)

 

Thanks to everyone here for the ideas and inspirations!


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