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I was just wondering if other people besides me think its stupid of wizards to put them out in random packs, most RPG'ers like to get what they need. I don't plan on picking them up, Reaper quility is much better.

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I agree that it's abad move, but I don't know how much it'll stop me from buying them... I know a few folks who'd be willing to do some swapping for figures (and they have vastly different tastes than I do)...

 

Since I don't plan on playing the game by thier rules, I'm not too worried...

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I just hope that after awhile, they would release a limited ed metal version of the good sculpted ones.

 

But hey, can't we use theirs as npc's and cannon fodder?

 

And the pc's would be reaper mini's.  So it's WOTC vs. Reaper on our gaming table.  

 

I wonder who's gonna win at the end of the day....

:;):

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I made this same observation in another thread.  Of course, what will happen is that certain enterprising types that own digital cameras will buy the randomized canisters and sell individual figures (or even groups of figures) on ebay.  Then the D&D types will be able to buy what they want on the secondary market.

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well i saw some when the guy from my flgs got 1 or 2 from a trade show in las vegas, at least i think it was las vegas. any ways, i think they're alright for things like orcs and other cannon fodder.besides, i don't want to paint like 20 orcs for my murauding horde.

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I saw some picture of them.....all they are, are Mage Knight figs. Now I know alot of you are down on Mage Knight and all the other clix games, but I personally enjoy them. Now if I want a real hardcore Tatctical Mecha combat game, I'll sit down and play CAV (I love CAV!!! Its what Classic Battletech should have been! :D ) But if I want some mindless fun with some ammount of tactics, I'll play Mechwarrior. ::Ducks as things are thrown his way:: To each his own I guess  :;): I look at them as two diffrent game systems, each has it own niche and are non exclusive. But again thats just me :;):

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Not too crazy about it so far but there is a rumour running around the WotC site that they will be hard plastic like military/automotive models rather than the rubbery sort like MK.

 

So they might be worth getting to repaint. I may pick up some of the cooler monsters. Kinda taking a wait and see attitude so far. If they're well made cool, if not well no skin off my back either way...

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besides, i don't want to paint like 20 orcs for my murauding horde.

Maybe that's my problem. ???   I've got 15 unpainted Reaper Orcs (with about 10 more not purchased yet) that make up 3 distinct social groups in a quest I'm writing.

 

But I don't mind, it gives me the chance to experiment with different armor styles and other cool Orc-like things.  That also doesn't include their undead counterparts :D .

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I got to thinkin the other day about these & my firm belief that I am not gonna buy these but then I got to thinkin, the "gameboard" would look better if I actually had a big owlbear out there fightin the pcs (which by the way are Reapers) instead of a plastic GW orc or elf.

 

 

I might try a couple packs but the random thing is the one thing I can't stand, almost like ripping open a Magic pack & getting all 1/1 goblins. BAD Wizards BAD!!  (one reason why I stopped getting Magic cards due to the crap you have to get just to get something good), probably be the case here as well

 

 

ROCK ON REAPER!!

 

Randy M

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I think WotC waited too late to get serious in the miniatures market, where they find too many competitors doing it better than they ever will--Hasbro having decided that only huge profits are good enough for them.

 

WotC should probably stick to their own comfort zone: big markets where they have existing, enforceable monopolies, such as xD&D and Magic.

 

Hmm.  A M:tG miniatures game, that would perhaps be compatible with the CCG (as Chainmail was with D&D)?  That's conceivable, and might appeal to the young briefcase gamers.

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I must admit I'm less than impressed with these things.  The paint jobs are less than spectacular, and the the random thing is just wrong.

 

Talking with some folks who have contacts inside Wizards leads me to believe that this is some kind of experiment, and will most likely go the way of Chainmail.  They killed Chainmail before it even had a chance to start, since either WotC or Hasbro demanded immediate massive sales.

 

You'd think they know their market by now . . .

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I'm surprised that they are using them as an experiment.  That's too bad.  While I don't like the random pack idea, I figured that opened up a market for those of us who wanted to sell extras on eBay.

 

If they are going to drop the line in 6 months unless it explodes that's just idiotic.  How reliable are these contacts?

 

Are they still capping the discount they give to retailers as well?

 

Dragon Snack

-who may open a gaming store just to get the "Reaper Super Value Rack" or "Deluxe Value Rack"

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Hmmm... new pictures up at the Official Site... They don't look half bad, in green form, at least... Check em:

 

Wizards In the Works

 

Check the bottom of the page... it's got concepts, greens, and final pics of two minis...

 

Not tooo bad... still not sure if'n I likes 'em!

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I dunno. The concept sketches are cool, but I still can't get real enthusiastic about the actual sculpts. They just aren't the quality I'm used to. In fact, of the few WoTC sculpts I have, even the really old Julie Guthrie Grenadiers I have (from late 70's early 80's era) are better sculpts. The WoTC sculpts still seem to look two dimensional, no matter how you look at them.

 

I think I'll stick with Reaper.   :unclesam:

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They killed Chainmail before it even had a chance to start, since either WotC or Hasbro demanded immediate massive sales.

 

You'd think they know their market by now . . .

The thing is they want a mass market success. They will keep trying and killing product ideas until it happens. And if it doesn't happen, the axe comes down and the wotc employees trade thier paychecks for pinkslips.

 

And when wotc goes hasbro will fire a glob at layers at the SRD. Even if the SRD survives the attatck the legal matters will likely paralyze the d20 market for years.

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