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What's with the loin cloth, Reaper folks? ;) You have the females hanging out of thier outfits but a Demon lord has modesty? ;p

No kidding! I'm always amused at the lengths male trolls, orcs, bugbears, kolbolds and other humanoids will go to to cover themselves when their female counterparts are swinging in the breeze. Very amusing. Only once have I seen an appropriately attired (or unattired as it were) humanoid monster miniature -- a lizardman my buddy in High School had. I have no idea where he got it and I have *never* seen the like of it since. Thousands upon thousands of miniatures I have browsed and not a one nude male. Though I should note, this lizardman had reason to advertise.  :D

 

A thousand legs? Sound cool! How about a goat with a thousand young?

 

Now you're talking!!  :)

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Add another name to the list of those wanting more monsters...  I understand the dedication to producing "PC-like" minis... after all, just think back to being a player and searching for *just* the right mini.  It's usually pretty hard.

 

As a DM however, I'm getting tired of using dice, pennies and anything else handy to represent monsters.  How about a bullet (Land Shark)?  More quadraped animals (Lions & Tigers & Bears!  Oh my!).  The suggestion for oozes was good as is the suggestion for insects.  How about a few sphynx?  (one of each variety please) Maybe a lamia?  Some of the oriental monsters perhaps?  Ever thought about producing a wagon / caravan set?  Or if you like, I can break out my campaign notes and just list the minis I need.   :p

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A note on the anatomically correct male figures:

 

I have a bunch of minis that I bought from someone (I'm assuming they are Genedier or Ral Parthas) that I use for fodder in my games.  They include a certian Kobold and Goblin.  Most of the time they remain "in the bag" since we have much better sculpted Goblins to use (GWs, but they aren't mine) and they have very weird poses anyway.

 

But we have recently changed houses that we play at and the minis have not made the trek yet.  So we used my minis that I take with me.

 

Having not seen these minis before, they are quickly picked up and given the once over by the players.  Instead of oohs and aahs, one player gets a funny look on his face, says "nice" and sets the Goblin back down.  Now I never looked him over that well (and definitely never looked to see what sex it was) but he has now been christened "Mr Bodangles"...

 

And this from someone who uses Neferu (2485) as their character.

 

So:

A. it's been done

B. please don't do it again

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Monster's rock.  I'd love to see more of them, but what I really would like to see are more Knights. I loved the series of "big helm knights" that was put awhile back.  I'd like to see

more along those lines. Think tourney knights with decorated surcoats , helms and shields.  Maybe even mounted versions too :)

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I'd like to see some more sea creatures. Is there even one? We've got things for caves, wilderness, jungles, deserts, and dungeons, but nothing is out there for oceans, rivers, lakes, and seas. What about my super-cool underwater adventure? I want a Kracken, a sea-dragon, some sea-elves, mermen/maids, and other assorted water-based creatures, for villains and whatnot.

 

Adventure on the high seas... we've got people building boats and buying/painting pirates, let's see some creatures for those guys and gals to fight !!

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Jason Weibe has a "landshark" on it's way.

It's the giant toothy bullet shaped head poking out the ground. Very cool. Very JAWS-ish.

Nice. Very nice. Any shot of it anywhere?

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I agree completely with more monsters. I would like to see the Kobold war party and the Goblin war party (can't recall blister pack numbers) expanded to about the size of the current Reaper orc offering.

Also...

Pack mules or camels

 

And off topic, I would love it if Reaper would move into some scenery pieces similar to those produced by Grendal (but, uh you know, made in the U.S. so I could actually find them in stores)

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I agree completely with more monsters. I would like to see the Kobold war party and the Goblin war party (can't recall blister pack numbers) expanded to about the size of the current Reaper orc offering.

Also...

Pack mules or camels

 

And off topic, I would love it if Reaper would move into some scenery pieces similar to those produced by Grendal (but, uh you know, made in the U.S. so I could actually find them in stores)

Yes !! More scenery stuff like Grendel (who has some beautiful Egyptian pieces I've been trying to get ahold of).

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I'm still looking for some standard variety crocodiles.  Giant ones would work too.  Demonic crocodiles would be great!  Please don't make me go to the children's toy store looking for plastic crocs!

 

I think Reaper would see good sales of a few other standard variety creatures too, like horses, plain open and closed chests (and maybe a mimic version too!), and a collection of tree stumps and trunks.  [i generally dislike using the odd variety of treasure packs that Reaper has out now.  I just want plain chests.]  Those kinds of things will definitely see use in just about every D&D game I can think of, regardless of their campaign setting.

 

My suggestions might not be too sexy or appealing to the Reaper folks, but I'd be willing to bet that they would all sell very well, even to a lot of gamers that never paint.

 

I hope somebody at Reaper will strongly consider doing some of these, "plain" figs.

 

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And I also love the Grendel scenery pieces.  Right now I only have the portcullis, but it is great!  I only wish it was bigger in size.  I would never build a castle with such a small front opening that it would be unsuitable for at least two horses abreast to walk into.

 

Personally, I think it beats the pants off of Reaper's gothic arch any day.  I'm going to have to try to talk my FLGS (which carries everything Reaper BTW) into getting more Grendel scenery.

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I have to agree, more monsters, please!

 

We usually use old 25mm lead for characters, having 28mm monsters makes the monsters "scarier".

 

I have to disagree with the "Bring out more Big Helmet Knights" suggestion.  Too too dumb looking, way too "we can make idiotic GW lookalike figs, we can really, look!".

 

"Heroic 25mm" means these people are already 8 feet tall.  Add another 2 feet of helmet on top?  You are now 10 tall, giving your opponent a plus to hit you due to size (GURPS rules), and that helm makes a great target, can we say neck snap?

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What's with the loin cloth, Reaper folks? ;) You have the females hanging out of thier outfits but a Demon lord has modesty? ;p

No kidding! I'm always amused at the lengths male trolls, orcs, bugbears, kolbolds and other humanoids will go to to cover themselves when their female counterparts are swinging in the breeze.

A thousand legs? Sound cool! How about a goat with a thousand young?

I actually have, as we have dubbed him, Winky! the Anatomically-correct troll

 

I don't know who made him. I think I got him many years ago from Wargames West.

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