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What's going to happen to LE now that BONES is on the horizon?


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#1 The Basilisk

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

Will the line be phased out, or will it continue to be sold?
The question just occurred to me and I MIGHT be sad to see the line of prepaints go, since they still promise quite a bite of usefulness.

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#2 Inarah

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:58 AM

From what I've read in other threads I don't believe there are any plans to phase out LE. Bones are an unpainted version of LE, just an additional product developed from the LE-making process.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:26 AM

That's a perfectly valid question, and I'm sure Reaper will chime in and answer it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:46 AM

One or more Reaperites (can't remember if it was Bryan, Ron or Clark) have already confirmed that none of their lines are being discontinued. They have stated difinitively that Bones is just another option being added, nothing is being removed.
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#5 Dr.Bedlam

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:55 AM

They'd be nuts to discontinue ANYTHING at the moment; the product has been available for less than a month, and LE has proved sufficiently popular with some audiences that at least one person has about driven Bryan to distraction by pestering him about it.

That being said, if LE was to drop off in popularity, whereas Bones were to go through the roof, perhaps they'd lose LE and go with Bones, and if the reverse was to occur, perhaps they'd keep LE and forget the Bones. But I think they're going to want to see some sales figures and feasibility studies before they actually make any decisions to do anything.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

We anticipate our standard metal lines (Warlord, Dark Heaven Legends, Chronoscope etc.) our P-65 line, Asylum's LE Pre-paint line, and Bones (as well as our licensed lines, Pathfinder and Savage Worlds) to coexist peacefully.

There has not been talk of canceling LE as a result of Bones.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:19 AM

We are hoping that LE can feed symbiotically off Bones - that is, Bones will enable to make educated decisions about which models in plastic will work well in Pre-Paint. As a secondary benefit, molds will already exist, so the transition from unpainted Bone to LE mini will be less costly than the transition from DHL to LE has been.

Given that, there's a lot of variables, and I am not about to give specifics or time frames. And we're not abandoning metal in favor of Bones, either, but as a model, DHL->Bones is cheaper and faster than DHL->LE. We're hoping DHL->Bones->LE becomes a workable solution to give everybody what they want. Quality metal figures, inexpensive plastic figures, inexpensive pre-paints.
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#8 haldir

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

(add the sarcasm now............) They are going to replace them with tentacle minis!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

I don't get it. :P

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:10 PM

I don't get it. :P


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#11 Stephen G. Roy

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:18 AM

Will unpainted clear minis (ghosts, elementals, slimes, fairy wings) be Bones, or LE?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

That decision has not been completed at this time.

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#13 Dr.Bedlam

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

Jeez, folks, wait a few months until the dust settles. Bones have barely been around for a couple months. They won't even have decent sales figures for at least another month, and more likely two or three. Give 'em some time to look at the numbers and make some informed decisions.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:29 PM

and the next question on everyone's mind... will the Bones Kickstarter help LE along at all?

#15 Dr.Bedlam

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

Difficult to say. If I were Ed, I'd basically go "WHOOPIEE!" and take a month off in someplace nice, once the KS is done with.

But, then, I am less of a businessman than he is...

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