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  1. Stupid question to the Canadians: when they shipped your orders together last time, didn't you pre-pay taxes? How could UPS waive the tax otherwise? My personal experience with getting stuff through customs has been, that small/cheap and uninteresting packages have a good chance of slipping through unbothered. My Bones V is definetly not that, so we'll see. As long as they don't think it's some sort of commercial operation I'm running, I'm happy.
  2. EU has all their stuff but hasn't set up yet and will ship in the beginning of July, according to the stream. The date given for AU was July 5th. The pledgemanager will open back up for the 2000 people who missed the opportunity to spend their pledge credit. Everyone else will also be able to make another order, but for "late joiner" fees, not OG kickstarter backer prices. The order made through the re-opened pledgemanager will ship idependently from your main order.
  3. Eh, IIRC that kinda let to a lot of "just leave missing item X out, if that's holding up my order" comments and probably e-mails last time. Maybe they'll also have some of each/most to start but will run out and the container has the reinforcements for those items? We'll see soon I guess. I'm still hoping the UK hub will start around that time, too. They got one container this week, next container already in customs and estimated a week each to unload. But no idea how much back-up they still have at the UK customs offices.
  4. Great to hear they'll be sending out orders soon. I hope not too many of you will be skipped, but those who will wouldn't have had their stuff sooner anyway. Argh, I missed the henchwomen in the pledgemanager (they got turned off rather quickly after being added) but I do have the henchmen. Would've liked to pick up just the ladies, but well, at least they'll be released soon-ish I guess.
  5. Have the weapon sprues from Bones 3 ever been released? If not, those would also be on the list of "never to retail". While I ordered everything I want from Bones IV, it'd be a shame if so many great centerpiece models would be left out.
  6. In the kickstarter comments there are people claiming to have gotten their tracking number (Australia).
  7. We're going to pay the taxes. The people talking about new deals/trade deals with the UK seem to miss the point that it's about items produced in the UK/EU, there might be exemptions for those. But even with that exemption, you're going to pay the normal consumer tax (19-20% depending on country), you might just get around a bit of duty fees. I just hope they'll let my package through without too much hassle.
  8. Based on past experiences I've had with Aetherworks, unfortunately I can see them sitting on something for months. The oddity is that they haven't posted it to their farcebook as being in the queue when they supposedly have all the containers. There is the possibility that they haven't posted it to the queue as they are processing it as part of their normal distribution agreement with Reaper rather than as part of their kickstarter queue...but I wouldn't rely on that. [further comments redacted] But isn't storage space expensive? If their business is shipping stuff for other people, storing it for weeks for no good reason (such as, all workers occupied with other projects in the queue, computer glitch, etc.) seems weird. Hoping all goes well with UK customs and they start shipping in two weeks. Will be interesting to see how quickly the smaller hubs can get into pulling orders, in the past they got the packages ready to send out from the US.
  9. I can't imagine Aetherworks letting all those Bones take up their storage space for weeks.
  10. Those are quite cute and fit in well with some trolls I own. Are they tested on resin printers only or does someone here have experience with printing previous KS on FDM printers?
  11. Would really like to know if the UK warehouse got their container today. I guess it won't get it's own update, but maybe someone will drop the info in one of the streams.
  12. Sometimes there'll be some leftover sets on the Reaper online store or even in with other retailers. Other than that your best bet is to wait for individual figures at retail. Bones are still quite affordable even outside the kickstarter. In the past there were no old sets in the next kickstarter, there is already a lot of new stuff everytime. Also, Reaper has retail relationships all around the world and those stores would be pretty miffed if their inventory would get undercut constantly by kickstarters.
  13. I just glued all my boyfriend's Warhammer minis to magnets in preparation for the move. Having gotten so up-close and personal with that collection my conscience about my Bones box is pretty clear. But yes, there is a lot and I've been guilt-painting in between building IKEA furniture.
  14. I kinda understand why there is a drawback to this spell. A wizard is already a super useful class to have around, and it's kinda nice that the rogue is better at one of their "core class fantasie things", breaking in by silently opening doors. Or someone else who invested into Dex and Thieve's Tools. The books themselves say that there are more spells in the world than in the PHB, so you can easily add an improved Knock spell for your players to find or research themselves or just handwave the sound on the original spell, but for the core game I support a 2nd level spell being unable to outshine a very talented thief in opening locks.
  15. Quite sad, but I feared something like this was about to happen. Just not a lot of new projects/sculpts going out, and older ones disappearing from the site. I really enjoy Tre's work though, and I ordered a few figures I was eyeing for a longer time. I was kinda hoping he might sculpt more Elves, since I adore his take on those in particular. I already own a few RBG figures and they mix in well enough with my other miniatures. For PCs we already use Darksword, Oathsworn and Reaper (both metal and plastic) and a Raging Heroes one, so they're not all the same height anyway. RBG, Darksword and Hasslefree look especially good with each other, and if one equals out the sculpted bases DSM comes with, they have less of a height difference than we real humans have sitting around the table. I just moved so my collection isn't completly accessible right now, but I can also try to make a scale comparison picture later.
  16. I'm happily settled at my new place, so ready for my Bones. We even have substantially more wardrobe space, my existing miniatures look kinda lost. Hopeful we'll hear an update on the UK container and it'll make it to the warehouse come June 5th as predicted.
  17. I'm most likey going to go for double Village or Town. Kinda depens on how expensive shipping on double Village would be. I'm less interested in the actual new Woodhaven stuff, as I have a lot of cool 3D print buildings, but the sewers and dungeon systems look useful to me. My party always likes to fight in random hallways or around stairs I've nothing prepared for, so this should come in handy.
  18. Did someone here get Origon? Are the wings separate on the sprue or already weirdly molten on him? I like him, but those wings with the super swol tiny arms look kinda weird.
  19. I'm getting back into my painting groove after injury, even though our last in-person game was over a year ago. And I'm moving so I'll have to look for a new gaming group. I enjoy just painting what I want to paint instead of what is needed for the next game, but it's sad to just put them away in the "done" drawers instead of using them. While I'm not sure if I'm going to back again, Bones have a really special place in my hobby-heart. Without them I'd be far away from having the repertoire of creatures to populate most of my games with miniatures. New lines of plastic miniatures might have been released since the start of the Bones line, but they still make the bulk of my collection and I like how good they're suited to build little groups and warbands of a large variety of creature types.
  20. I've written it in here before, but I'd like to see a Feywild expansion or encounter set. Multiples of the small fey like Pixies, Darklings or Redcaps for encounter building would be great. But just in general, the imagination and character brought to many of the newer Bones sets would make for amazing seelie/unseelie court Fae and related creatures.
  21. Is there a place to collect and look up the "future project" things from streams and such? If not, maybe a preview thread is in order (there was one for Bones V) I'd love to see them, but not enough to go through hours of Reaper Live ^^
  22. I kinda hope this will deliver in June the earliest (at least for EU backers), since I'll move next month. But since we haven't heard anything on the ETA of those containers, I think I'm in the clear.
  23. Prepaying your taxes for international orders has some benefits: - You don't have to pay import duty (at least we didn't with Bones IV); added to VAT, that's another X% based on the category of item (e. g. toy, clothing, electronics ....) - Personally I prefer seeing what I'll have to pay for an item in total when I buy it. We have our taxes on the price tags everywhere as well. - The customs office won't stop your package to process it. Can be just a few days, but especially with the Brexit this can take a few weeks at the moment, since the officers are backlogged. If ´the sender doesn't correctly attach the bill on the outside of the package, or this bill gets torn of in transport, or the sender makes a mistake in writing that bill (e. g. not declaring shipping cost) it'll delay things further. In Germany, for example, they might decide they want to open your package to check what's inside, but they can't do that without you being present, so you have to go there during opening hours and explain yourself to the officer. Other countries might have different processes. The customs officer might decide that this package seems suspicious even if the paperwork is clearly visible, e. g. because he doesn't understand someone ordering multiple hundreds of dollars worth of plastic toys in a giant box and might think I'm planning on reselling them. - The package carrier will charge you extra. They'll have to pay VAT and duties upfront to be able to "free" your package and will charge you for that service. That service is opt-out, so if you'd rather pick the package up yourself, better take care of that beforehand. They'll also want money in cash at your doorstep, and won't be able to give you change (at least that's what always happend to me). Ofc there's no way to see what they'll charge beforehand, e. g. on the tracking site. Lots of fun. So yeah, in closing, lots of hassle with lots of people, delays, surprise fees, all the fun ^^
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