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  1. There is a comment on KS from ReaperJon that says you can add items after you have checked out. Also, the refund policy on the KS says they will offer refunds, minus the 10% KS fee. But that wasn't my question anyway, it was whether I could remove something from my order after checking out, which I assume can not be done. I guess I'll wait until things are clearer before checking out, though.
  2. Is there any advantage to checking out now in the Pledge Manager? For example, will they run out of things so I can't add them if I don't buy early enough? I know we can add more later, and I probably won't change my mind about anything I want now, but since this is my first Bones Kickstarter, I'm still a bit unclear on how this works. Can we remove items after checking out and have credit returned?
  3. Reaper customer service is the best. I ordered a miniature that turned out to be missing a piece, and when they sent me a replacement, this fellow was added to the box too. It reminded me, though, that he never showed up during the Bones 6 Kickstarter despite being one of the earliest previews. I wonder where he is, and whether he will show up in the Pledge Manager as an add-on. He looks fantastic, so I hope he shows up with a bunch of his friends. (And goblins always bring friends, right?)
  4. I think they did that on purpose. You know, to get you to buy the core set.
  5. That lizardman shaman is great. The shamans with the firenewts and the Rotstump goblins are pretty good too, actually. A good Kickstarter for shamans, I guess. What is growing on me, though, is the large terrain from Sullenhall. At first I wasn't going to get the expansion because I had no need for the shrine or the crypt, then I thought about buying the expansion but selling those two big pieces, then I thought maybe I would just keep them. Now, though, I fear I am rapidly moving towards "maybe I'll paint those first." The worst part is I don't even know why.
  6. Ferrunk has internalized misogynistic standards of bugbear beauty. Sad, really. But despite that, I like that miniature a lot. Her facial expression clearly says she doesn't put up with sexist crap, and her mace says the same. And those comics about lizardwomen (is that the right term?) are fantastic.
  7. The Reaper retail site has five bugbears in plastic, and nine different ones in metal; only one of the sculpts is available in both materials, though. (And that isn't even counting the "classic" version with a pumpkin for a head!) Maybe one of the Bones bugbears was not released through a Kickstarter. I had not noticed the lack of missile weapons, though; that is odd and unfortunate. Also, I just want to add that, while I love all the bugbears, for some reason I do not understand I love the pumpkin-headed one the best.
  8. Maybe they should try to have more sets that combine shiny dragons (or other flashy Kickstarter models that don't sell well in retail) with mundane creatures. Put a dragon against a party of adventurers, call the dragon a Kickstarter exclusive, then just sell the adventurers that bring in retail dollars. Have a dragon with kobold hirelings. Make a Cthulhu mythos monster surrounded by zombies. In each case, the flashy thing drives Kickstarter pledges that pay for molds for the future retail product, and by making at least some of the big things KS exclusive, it removes the expectation that they need to bring the big things to the store. Just an idea; I have no particular expertise in marketing.
  9. I feel like there were some surprises, like the beefolk and honeythorn lancer, the scarabfolk, and the werehippo. Both the ants and the mongrelfolk felt surprising at the time, as did the giant crayfish, though in retrospect these are fairly conventional monsters that are not often produced as miniatures. What was missing was not surprises but BIG surprises. In general, Reaper went smaller this time around, which I suspect has a lot to do with production capabilities and issues.
  10. I just had a thought. What if Reaper deliberately tried to keep the Kickstarter numbers lower, fully intending to release a bunch of other things in the Pledge Manager to get the total amount to the same level? Instead of raising, say, $2.5 million in Kickstarter and another $1 million added on during the Pledge Manager phase, they are planning to add a lot of additional stuff in the PM and see more money added there? $1.8M in KS + $1.7M in the PM is better for them than $2.5M in KS plus $1M in PM, because they lose less money to Kickstarter's fees. It's (slightly) higher risk because they won't see all of the PM money up front, but in the long run they make more money. Probably a bit too conspiracy-theory-ish there, but it makes a certain logical sense from a certain perspective (as conspiracy theories often do!).
  11. I want those deep ones. The deep gnomes are a bonus; they look like fantastic sculpts. Looks like Reaper wants a little more of my money...
  12. This is exactly the issue that makes a Bones Chronoscope Kickstarter tricky. Maybe if they had several "core" sets separated by theme (horror, cyberpunk, modern, for example), there would be enough buyers to cover costs of production. Or, even better, skip core sets entirely and make them all encounter-based. Start at 8-10 miniatures for $20 in each set, then add a few as stretch goals are reached. Try for add-ons that would be useful across genres, or at least that will sell really well for one genre. It won't be a multi-million dollar Kickstarter, but I think there are a few hundred thousand dollars out there for Chronoscope.
  13. It amazes me when people say here that they don't see anything they want. I suppose if you already have thousands of miniatures, the offerings may almost all be duplicates, but if that is the case and you don't want duplicates, why would you expect to find anything? If you think these minis are not good value, then you are probably asking too much; yes, the price per figure is not quite as good as it has been before, but costs and uncertainty have gone up, and the value is still very good despite that. If you think the quality of the sculpts is not good enough, your standards are just too high. Sure, there are going to be things you don't like. There are plenty of things here I don't particularly like, but there are so many other options too. I just don't understand the "none of these are worth buying" crowd. At all.
  14. How many sets did they add through the Pledge Manager last time? I figure they will release more Legendary Tales that way, especially if they have already paid for the sculpts. I'm still hoping for the Deep Ones.
  15. This is really helpful, especially the specific sizes of the boxes. I looked up Really Useful Boxes after your post in the Kickstarter thread, and I was a little lost sorting through all the size options. I appreciate having some specifics. Also, the magnets and metal bases is really clever. As for what I do, I have no system. I have a few old cardboard miniature boxes with foam inserts, and I have a few other boxes in which I have added foam for padding. With my collection at *only* a few hundred miniatures, I can do this sort of ad hoc storage, but as I get more (including a few hundred from the Bones 6 Kickstarter in 18 months or so), I really need a better system. I would love to hear from others, though, before settling on anything specific.
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