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#1 032125

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

I wonder if Reaper will have to expand their facility and/or hire a gaggle of new people to handle the suddenly extensive Bones line. That is a load of minis to deliver on the initial crunch...how will this affect production of existing lines? Surely they can't divert all of their people to producing Bones... thoughts?
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:02 PM

I'll change my name to Bloglips if they want to hire me as their web loudmouth.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

It will just depend on when they can get the equipment they need I imagine. Although I'm sure they could use a little bit of help in March.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

When they are ready to establish a facility in Chicago I'll be available... pay no attention to the high taxes, crime, high rent, and freakishly volatile weather.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

No. I have it on good authority that Ed is just going to take all the money, dump it on the floor of his office, and roll around in it for a while.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:04 PM

I wonder if Reaper will have to expand their facility and/or hire a gaggle of new people to handle the suddenly extensive Bones line. That is a load of minis to deliver on the initial crunch...how will this affect production of existing lines? Surely they can't divert all of their people to producing Bones... thoughts?


It seems unlikely that any of the Bones that are part of this KS will actually be produced *at* Reaper. They are not currently set up to handle injection molding, and to try to bring that online at the same time that you are trying to get all these models into production would be a logistical nightmare. If this initial wave of Bones does impact production, it will only be because Reaper is small (in number of employees), and the shipping department is even smaller. If they have to pull people away from other departments to ship out this massive load of figures, that could impact production of other lines. However, Reaper is already aware of what they are going to be facing when these all hit the warehouse, and I expect they'll adjust accordingly. Pretty much any monkey can stick an item in a box; several part-time/short-time contract employees could be brought on specifically for the purpose of packaging Bones to ship, leaving the other departments largely unaffected.

Now, after that? Yeah, it seems like some expansion might be in Reaper's future. I have no idea how much space the equipment for casting Bones is going to take up, but the current space they are in seems to be getting pretty full lately.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Bryan and I were talking about building expansion at Reapercon. There are a couple of different options available, although the best one is probably the most expensive.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

No. I have it on good authority that Ed is just going to take all the money, dump it on the floor of his office, and roll around in it for a while.

As would I.
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#9 Heisler

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

Unfortunately I don't think its quite the same rolling around on a large check.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:16 PM

Checks *can* be cashed. :devil:
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:20 PM

Unfortunately I don't think its quite the same rolling around on a large check.


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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

If Ed becomes Scrooge McPugh...
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:25 PM

It's cool to speculate on the future. I hope Reaper is able to kick it in Texas.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

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* Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war - Shakespeare's Julius Caeser
* Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:20 PM

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