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I can't really see the licensed lines going into Bones to be honest. Since the molds are very pricy and manufacturing is in another country at present I can't see Reaper taking the chances on products with limited lifespans. If they produce thousands of a mini and the license lapses they are stuck with that plastic that can't be reused, unlike metal, which can just get tossed back into a crucible. Not at this time at least.

 

I could see this happening if they were able to produce Bones in house, where they would be better equipped to cast on demand.

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A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse! ;D

 

Or, more practically, I'd be interested in a Bones horse, or perhaps even better -- a pegasus, since it would be a simple matter to leave off or trim off the wings to end up with an ordinary horse, or paint it differently to represent a "nightmare."

 

I picked up #02150 Raindancer (a pegasus with two wings on a separate sprue), specifically so that I could use the horse body for a mount, with a rider conversion. The wings will come in handy for conversion purposes, I'm sure. (It's surprising how often I have use for wings alone!)

 

One particularly nice thing about Bones is that they really lend themselves nicely to conversions -- and the lower price means it's far more practical to get two copies of a figure, so I can use one as-is for the "standing" figure, and modify the other to serve as a rider.

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Vermin swams, either individually or in a large set. Bats, centipedes, spiders, rats, flying insects, all the classics. Maybe do some nasty new versions, like an aquatic set of jellyfish swarms, crabs and crustaceans, and fish (like piranha) swarms, or some birds, snakes, giant ants, etc.

 

Validate an actual use/need for them by getting together with Pathfinder to put out the rules for the new figs.

 

Metal made these too expensive to have a large set when your druids goes ballistic. Plastic makes it economical, and gives all your summoners more visual clout on the tabletop.

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Just a thread for those... odd... minis that you would still like to see as Bones. The ones that are likely doomed from the start.

 

Me, I want to see some tentacled monstrosities - The Devourer (14076), the Bathalian Exarch (50062), and the Goroloth Drone (03533). Most would see use as aquatic monsters.... The Well of Doom would also be fun.

 

What other oddballs would folks like to see in white PVC?

 

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I'd love scenic stuff (skulls, bones, dungeon dressing, that kind of thing, maybe even some furniture or bigger pieces), but given it hasn't sold gangbusters in metal, I don't know that anyone would risk it in Bones. (Though maybe price is a disincentive in metal for that kind of stuff?)

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I'd love scenic stuff (skulls, bones, dungeon dressing, that kind of thing, maybe even some furniture or bigger pieces), but given it hasn't sold gangbusters in metal

 

I love building terrain boards for my games (using Hirst Arts Castlemolds, broken toys from thrift stores, foam board, illustration board, etc.), and while it's relatively easy to find materials to make the BIG structural stuff, the little details are what really give it character. I often bargain for bags of "bitz" leftover from the plastic armies assembled by some of my wargamer friends to use as "dungeon" decor or props for decorative bases, but then I'm at the mercy of what someone just happens to have leftover. Buying doors, etc., at metal prices just doesn't seem cost-effective -- but if I could get furnishings and props at plastic prices, then it might be viable. I'd hope I wouldn't be alone in that thought.

 

Hirst Arts castings are typically done in Hydrocal, after all; they have to be carefully stored, are prone to chipping, etc. That's workable for dungeon floors and short walls, but fiddly things such as doors and furnishings don't hold up as well if made of Hydrocal; I often resort to having to craft them out of craft wood or mat board or some other material so they can hold up to repeated usage. For a "dungeon," a certain amount of variety in my construction (I'm not a machine, after all), is forgivable, but any irregularities when making "modern" doors really stand out. Having some plastic options (doors, torch sconces, traps, barred grills, coffins, skulls, weapon racks, etc.) would hold some appeal for me. I could definitely use a plastic Soulcannon (or, rather, LOTS OF THEM) for my pirate ship projects. :)

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I need mooks! Here is a partial list of existing figures I would like to see converted:

 

06051: Anhurian Command

06025: Anhurian Crossbowmen

06023: Anhurian Swordsmen

06004: Men At Arms Of Anhur

06030: Men at Arms- Archers

02467: Gnoll Marauders

03040: Hobgoblins (3)

02818: Bugbear Warrior (2)

02469: Bugbear Warriors

 

Things I would like to see sculpted and added to the Bones line:

 

Kobold archers / crossbowmen / slingers

Gnoll Archers / crossbowmen

Hobgoblin Archers / crossbowmen

Bugbear Archers / crossbowmen

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Or, more practically, I'd be interested in a Bones horse,

I think a horse or two (or three or four) would be a great addition to the Bones line. Not so much for the horse itself, but for the ability to make cavalry for the other lines affordable. Warlord Cavalry units mounted on Bones horses would cost a fraction of what they do now. And mounted/unmounted versions of characters in DHL would be much more practical as well.

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Or, more practically, I'd be interested in a Bones horse,

I think a horse or two (or three or four) would be a great addition to the Bones line. Not so much for the horse itself, but for the ability to make cavalry for the other lines affordable. Warlord Cavalry units mounted on Bones horses would cost a fraction of what they do now. And mounted/unmounted versions of characters in DHL would be much more practical as well.

 

The unicorn is due out in Bones this year, the conversion should be cake. It's a start at least.

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In my personal case, "Stuff that's big and heavy enough that the cost is prohibitive in metal." Heads and skulls are fine in metal, for me. Larger dragons and critters, on the other hand...

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Personally I would like to see in the bones line.

 

Angels

03163: Jophiel, Male Angel

03143: Ithuriel, Female Angel

03132: Loftis, Male Angel

 

More Dragons!

More Demons!

Spell Effects!

Army Packs!

 

Whether it be Humans, Orcs, or Undead I would LOVE to see army packs

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