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  1. Here's a spreadsheet with SKUs for all currently offered Bones minis. Which kickstarter they came out with is also noted in one of the fields. However, it's not guaranteed that older minis are still in the original material. I've gotten some restocks from earlier Kickstarters that were cast in the gray Bones material. https://drive.google.com/file/d/19wtRK7YoZ-ngquYSCeNpXX80iMkMghBG/view?usp=sharing
  2. The Pledge Manager closes on December 1st, yes. The Kickstarter happened last fall. I apologize if this is information you already know, but Kickstarter is a separate site that provides a platform for individuals and companies to solicit funds in advance to make a project. Reaper Miniatures uses it to pre-fund their Bones miniatures line, because making the Bones molds requires a lot of money up front. When backers provide this seed money, they then get sets of the first manufactured miniatures, as soon as they are ready, for prices substantially below retail. Kickstarter projects last for a set amount of time and then the Kickstarter ends. It's part of how the Kickstarter site works. Kickstarter collects the pledged money, turns it over to the project, and then their involvement is done. The various people and companies that use Kickstarter have various methods for processing all the logistics and rewards after that. Reaper uses their custom-built Pledge Manager to process the pledges and rewards. They allow people to submit more money after the Kickstarter closes, to buy more miniatures at prices offered during the Kickstarter, and they allow "late backers" to join the project, pledge some money, and receive miniatures when they are all sent out in April. Late backers pay a little more than backers during the Kickstarter, but still less than retail, as Kalibak said. What this means for you is that, until Tuesday, you can use the Pledge Manager as a late backer and order some minis at the late backer prices. You'll pay the money and shipping now, and then receive the minis whenever they are ready. This is currently scheduled to be April 2021, but delays are possible. I believe each Reaper Kickstarter up until now has been delayed at least a month or two, so one might even say delays are likely. Hope this answers your questions. Happy pledging. :)
  3. They're slowly getting some more detailed information into the Pledge Manager. Ilraedis is credited to Jason Wiebe. Valfuryx is credited to something called Questron Studios. The other big dragons are as yet uncredited. For what it's worth, I also find it odd that they never mentioned the sculptors of the big dragons. Maybe because these Questron Studios people are an outfit that they're new to working with? I dunno.
  4. Here's a spreadsheet. Just updated it for the latest Power-Ups. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tza7h0aj-icHh-rD2z5RM6E-DQmMqR3g
  5. The D&D 5e Monster Manual has six mephits, each representing two of the four elements. Dust, Ice, Mud, Magma, Smoke, and Steam. I expect they figure Smoke and Steam can be the same figure, just painted differently. As for what that represents in terms of the old 2.5e-3.5e cosmology....dunno. Meaning no disrespect, but that cosmology got a bit...odd over the years. Very particular. Hard to adapt to different stories. I'm honestly not fond of the beaky nose and chin of these mephits, but it does match the art in the 5e MM very closely. Dangerously closely, seems to me, but copyright is weird and lawyerly, so what do I know. I think these guys should do fine.
  6. Reaper did make a Bones Black two-headed troll in the Bones 4 Kickstarter. Here's a picture of it next to the Rock Troll. As you can see, they're comparable in size. Much more intimidating. :) As for availability, you're in luck. The Two-headed Troll is on the release list for this month, so it should be available at retail and on Reaper's site on Monday, February 17th.
  7. Since they're part of the Kickstarter, I assume we can talk about the Paladin and Landsknecht here? Cause I really love both those sculpts. The detailing on the armor and weapons is fantastic! The texturing work on the Paladin's shield, and the size and shape of the zweihander, and the excellent work on the armor. It's all great. And I love the overall stance and carriage of both the models. This is a rare instance where, with apologies to Izzy, I like the overall effect of the model more than the already excellent concept art. Also, these renders seem somehow different than others we've seen. The lighting appears different, and maybe the resolution is higher? Anyone else notice, or is it just me?
  8. This is hard. There's no way not to make in individual to my tastes, but that feels unfair. But anyway... 1. Greek Odyssey It was kind of cheating to throw Yephima in here, but whaddayagonna do. I love that sculpt. Plenty of other good stuff, and I like the Greek-themed adventurers. Very different. Only gripe is, the total # of models seems low. There is an awful lot of big stuff, though. 2. Dungeon Dwellers This one would be further down a more personalized list, but I want to give it credit for how cohesive, thorough and well-themed it is. It really is levels 1-5 in a box. Reaper should go ahead and sell it as a boxed set after the Kickstarter is fulfilled. I don't need it that badly but I'm buying it anyway. :P 3. Brinewind This one is the Dreadmere of Bones 5. So much character. Also well themed. With this and the Extras there'll be everything I need to get piratin'. 4. Dark Depths Lots of amazing sculpts here, but underwater adventures are kinda niche. Still, it's nice to have that niche filled. I kinda wonder about the scale though. The Sea Dragon, for example. How big is it going to be? It doesn't look very big, but it should be. Same with Nessie. I'm going to be watching the updates to see test prints of this expansion. 5. Chronoscope I'm not getting this one, because I don't play modern games, and don't expect to. Nevertheless, I think it's an improvement on the Bones 4 chronoscope. I'll pick up the Shoggoth at retail. 6. Fan Favorites I'm not as excited about this one as I was for Bones 4 Fan Faves. By its very nature it's not themed tightly, so it feels unfair to ding it for that. I'm super excited for the Whispering Ghoulsbane and the Vampiress. The character models look useful. Good to have the Firbolg box checked. The axolotls look cute but I want to see actual renders. I would be more excited about Demogorgon, but I dunno. It just doesn't look big enough, or detailed enough. I want Demogorgon to be a big, menacing, detailed, flagship model, whereas this one looks rushed and uninspired. It's a WIP though, so I'll be looking for a good test print. 7. Daimyo Like so many others, I want to like this one, but I just don't. Lots of stuff is kind of cool, but nothing is ZOMG awesome, except perhaps the dragon. It most definitely isn't an Asian-themed game in a box, like Dungeon Dwellers, but also it has a lot of weird stuff that I'm not sure what to do with. Also, is it me, or is the model count way low? Greek Odyssey has lots of big models, but this one doesn't seem to have that many.
  9. +1 for giants. The Storm Giant and the new Yephima were my favorites from the previews, and I don't think anything has topped them. I'm very fond of Reaper's giants in general. They've got a great mix of dynamic sculpts with just the right amount of cartoony proportions. Even the Fire Giant Hellbringer is a great addition to the line, despite being kind of sub rosa in the kickstarter. I can't wait to see what the Sea Giant looks like!
  10. Dragons, lots of dragons in this KS and its hard to choose which ones to have! So, going to ask for some assistance to narrow it down :) If you were only only to choose just TWO dragons from the addons, which would you choose: Valfuryx Aganzarax Shavynra Krateryx Ildraedis Kalanzar Any opinions warmly welcomed. ps - New to Reaper and Bones so I have nothing from previous KS etc. I can't find it now, but somewhere during the Kickstarter a picture of Shavynra from the front was posted. In an update or somewhere on Reaper Live, I don't know. She's got these claws on the tips of her wings, and I love the posing of them from the front. Very intimidating. Other than that, I would go for Valfuryx or Aganzarax. They're the most unique from this KS. Kalanzar is impressive, but most existing Reaper dragons work fine for a red, including T'Raukzul which is about the same size. I agree that Ilraedis' stance is a bit plain. I also want to try mounting an LED in Krateryx, but otherwise I'm not fond of the crouched pose. So if I had to pick two, we'll say Shavynra and Aganzarax.
  11. This guy's looking great! Fur does seem to be a tricky thing to do in digital sculpting. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this guy turns out. it's going to be a long 18 months. :P
  12. Here's a first run at a spreadsheet list of all the minis in Bones 5. I play D&D 5e, so the extra fields work mostly around that system, but they could be useful for sorting otherwise. Reaper didn't put names on as many of these minis as last time, so there's a lot of minis named "Grave Knight 3" or similar. I tried to track down everything currently available in one of the metal lines, and name it according to its name in that version. The numbering scheme for the Options also wound up so big (due to all the minis in the Encounter sets) that it overlapped with the numbers for the Dungeon Dwellers set. I don't know if that's a problem for Reaper's management of the Kickstarter. If it is, they'll change it and I'll have to change the numbers. Let me know if you see anything I missed. Hope this is useful, https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tza7h0aj-icHh-rD2z5RM6E-DQmMqR3g
  13. We'll have to wait for Crowley to give numbers, but the ship update seems to have driven a surge in pledges. Under $5000 to go!
  14. Hi guys. Someone earlier asked if there was a spreadsheet for Bones 5 yet. I've got one similar to the one I made for Bones 4. Obviously, still working on it. Feel free to download a copy for your own use. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tza7h0aj-icHh-rD2z5RM6E-DQmMqR3g
  15. I ordered an extra Gauth and Roc with plans to kitbash them together into Quetzalcoatl himself. Not sure when I'll get to that tough. I still have a lot of Bones 3 to work with.
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