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Also puzzled about this.  They're "detachable" in the same sense that all Bones seem to be detachable: with a hobby knife.  Only one of mine comes away from his base, and it's at his feet rather than base-within-a-base that I thought it would be.

 

Mildly bummed that they are attached.  They're super-spiffy sculpts but now I need to decide if I want to use them for gaming or display, rather than both.

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I think it turned out that only 2 or perhaps 3 are actually detachable, although they can all be removed easily enough with a hobby knife, as mentioned above. I'm probably going to get some duplicates of a few of them specifically for the base.

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I wouldn't call it "discussed".  It was asked directly at least twice, once by you, and as far as I can see from that thread it was never answered.

 

They went from "having detachable bases!" to being quite firmly attached.  Part of the reason I bought them was so I could use them for both display and play.

 

It's like a car salesman selling you a car, and then when you leave the lot he switches it for a slightly crappier one in the hopes you don't notice.  It's a bait-and-switch as far as I'm concerned, except in this case we have no recourse and are just expected to put up with it.

 

"The car I signed to buy yesterday had only 3000 miles, but this one has 5000"..."Oh no sir, you are mistaken, this is definitely your car". <_<

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I don't think it would be too impossible to make them modular. I think I glued mine together already but if I remember correctly they all came separate. The benefit of the Bones is they are pretty easy to modify. Not trying to dismiss your concerns (I am there right now with another company I won't mention) but this doesn't seem as bait and switch to me. I guess if you bought into this whole kickstarter just for these few guys being modular that might be frustrating. Still, with a minimal amount of drilling and some modifications I could see how you could fairly easy make them removable.

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I wouldn't call it "discussed".  It was asked directly at least twice, once by you, and as far as I can see from that thread it was never answered.

Bryan answered in post #10  and then clarified which were integral in post #12

 

The fact that the question was asked again, after 3 pages of mostly off topic discussion doesn't change the fact.  As to why the decision was made to change from integral to non-integral.  We may never get that.

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I wouldn't call it "discussed".  It was asked directly at least twice, once by you, and as far as I can see from that thread it was never answered.

Bryan answered in post #10  and then clarified which were integral in post #12

 

The fact that the question was asked again, after 3 pages of mostly off topic discussion doesn't change the fact.  As to why the decision was made to change from integral to non-integral.  We may never get that.

 

Decisions were made in production which were not foreseeable during the course of the project. We do not always accurately predict the future, and sometimes the realities of the situation dictate terms which we would otherwise not have asked for.

 

Nevertheless, the answer has given.  No further details as to why this decision was made will be made available. It remains a fact that the links above contain all of the information relevant to future purchases.

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