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#1 The Basilisk

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hooray! Dinosaurs! Personally, I don't think you can ever have enough huge, snarling, slavering reptilian murderbeasts running around your games.

A lot of these dinosaurs are really cool, the Chasmosaurus is my favorite of the bunch.
However, as many great dinos as there are, a greater amount of them are a type of quality that I'm not generally familiar with coming from Reaper. poor quality. Will Reaper and this mysterious umbrella corporation filter out the worst selling dinos? Who knows? What are your favorites in this vast line of prehistoric daemons? discuss.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:07 PM

They put dimensions, but I wish they would have put scale. The ones in the 1/40 - 1/35 range are OK for wargaming, but when you start straying too far from that, things get worse and worse looking (big and silly). Now, if I want anything I have to find out the actual size of the thing, and do the scale math. But, they don't look too bad, IMO.

Real nice price point, too!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:15 PM

Reaper is now carrying dinosaurs...



...and boy, are their arms tired.... :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

If I ever run Savage Tide adventure, those will really come in handy!!
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

Sorry about the scale thing. For some we had the numbers, for others, we didn't.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:11 AM

Well, a gallery of photos of the dinosaurs mounted on wargaming bases along side reaper minis would give a great indicator of size and scale.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:21 PM

I saw the dino minis when I was down for Artists Con. I don't know what the scale is, but to me they looked like they would work great for one of my Warlord Scenarios.

Then of course there is that great big Uncle T-Rex. He is way out of scale compared to the rest. He isn't shiny metal, but I still want one really bad!
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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:02 AM

*rubs hands gleefullly* Oh yes, Pathfinder is about to start their space supplements. Barsoom, I mean...ahhh, Castrovel needs large reptiles.

+10 for prehistoric mammals as well. I'm so happy we have Mammoths for my Frost Giants also...

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 09:00 PM

If Reaper is going to get into toys, and these are toys, which I have no problem with, I hope that we see some dragons and other gamer ease of use figures in that vein.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:04 PM

They look a lot like Schleich dinos to me. They make good toys of both living and prehistoric animals..not to mention cowboys, indians, knights, a few dragons, and Smurfs.

Sadly they do not (yet) make plastic orcs.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:57 AM

I could be wrong, but this kinda sounded to me like the parent company didn't know what to do with these and dropped 'em on Reaper.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:53 AM

I could be wrong, but this kinda sounded to me like the parent company didn't know what to do with these and dropped 'em on Reaper.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:04 AM

:lol:

Fair enough
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:39 AM

Very cool, I'm just waiting for 88251 to be in stock. No real reason. Just am. :devil:
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

They look nice. I disagree with the OP about the poor quality.
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