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I dropped.  I have a plethora of miniatures games and the price point on this with extremely limited variety is just not calling to me.  And honestly, even if this funds I fully expect it to hit closeout bins within a couple years after release.  Time will tell, I guess.

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I sold off my entire D&D Miniatures pre-painted collection early in 2014 specifically to give myself incentive to paint through my armada of unpainted miniatures, Bones, etc. 

 

I'll probably still take a look at this offering however.

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New update: Add-on SG's are now free SG's. Wish they did that originally, of course.

 

If you know a FLGS, check out the MERCHANT pledge level. Knocks the price down to $5 per prepaint before free SG's.

 

Probably just easier to wait for Reaper's Legendary Encounters. 

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@Greyhaze: I didn't find an answer beyond the SG's image, but I'm glad you're here.

 

As someone who's actually run a prepainted miniatures KS (and has prepainted mini's retail experience) -- and run into problems that an unpainted miniatures wouldn't have -- what comments do you have about the campaign and the people behind it? With this being the company's first KS, I still didn't see any prepainted miniatures or plastic miniatures production behind the otherwise industry veterans, although I could have missed something. Certainly, the Catch-22 is that some potential backers want to see the paint jobs an actual customer would receive, while this isn't possible through crowdfunding. (Interestingly, I didn't see many close-up pics of prepaints in your own KS. Was the lack of pictures an issue for your backers?)

 

Thanks for your thoughts!

 

EDIT: Regarding the companies painting the minis: "Our art directer George just provided me with an answer to this "currently we have two manufacturers bidding on our project ... Both with separate processes. As it was explained to me is that they will be using a combination of both ... I planned on making an update on the process from concept to production in the next few days""

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@Greyhaze: I didn't find an answer beyond the SG's image, but I'm glad you're here.

 

As someone who's actually run a prepainted miniatures KS (and has prepainted mini's retail experience) -- and run into problems that an unpainted miniatures wouldn't have -- what comments do you have about the campaign and the people behind it? With this being the company's first KS, I still didn't see any prepainted miniatures or plastic miniatures production behind the otherwise industry veterans, although I could have missed something. Certainly, the Catch-22 is that some potential backers want to see the paint jobs an actual customer would receive, while this isn't possible through crowdfunding. (Interestingly, I didn't see many close-up pics of prepaints in your own KS. Was the lack of pictures an issue for your backers?)

 

Thanks for your thoughts!

The 2 biggest problems I've run in to is cost and quality control.  The next biggest issue is time to market.

 

Finding a factory that will do pre-paints is hard, finding one that runs on schedule and can do a good job within your budget is really really hard.  Believe it or not $250k is pretty low for what they're making, so either they're putting in some of their own money or they're planning on blowing through their goals.

 

I can't say anything about the people behind the project, some people are just really efficient and good at communicating, so it could be great behind the scenes.

 

It's going to be a gamble until they get their first shipment done they won't even know what they're getting.  I've received samples that were perfect, and then gotten some really wtf product.

 

Getting to post pics of what backers will get is impossible unless they're already made enmass, so it's a catch-22 (as you said).

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Uhg, that they are still negotiating the contracts puts my vote at "No Confidence".

The problem with this is the better the kickstarter does, the bigger their order, the bigger their order the better the contract they can negotiate. It's still an understandable position, but it puts the small fish in the pond in a bind when they're trying to gauge the level of interest in a product.

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I took a quick look at the minis at gen con. The big ones looked nice with good detail. I didn't interrupt the demo to look at the medium dudes.

 

I checked out their booth at GenCon, too, and sat in on a demo.  The minis in the booth are nice, but the KS makes them a bit pricey.  They used LotR minis for their demo and the rules were decent, but even as a huge REH fan, they didn't appeal to me.  There was nothing about them that really made them stand out from other mini games.

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So this was cancelled and now Reaper will be partnering up? I may be interested after all...

 

 

Pulposaurus is very excited to announce a tentative agreement with our friends at Reaper Miniatures to join us on Conan: Rise of Monsters!

Here's what Reaper had to say:

Reaper Miniatures is pleased to announce our new relationship with the great people over at Pulposaurus Entertainment! We're excited to be associated with such a great property as Conan: Rise of Monsters and we're anxious to get the ball rolling!

 

Given the new possibilities this opens up, we're going to cancel our current Kickstarter, readjust some things given the advantages this new alliance gives all of us, and come back stronger sometime later this year.

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement! We think this is one of the best games we've ever worked on, and we can't wait to bring it back to you bigger and better than ever!

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About Reaper Miniatures

Reaper Miniatures is a leading hobby and adventure game industry company. Their primary focus is the design, creation and manufacture of pewter, resin and soon plastic gaming miniature figurines. We produce gaming miniatures in almost all genres including fantasy, modern and sci-fi. From our inception, Reaper Miniatures has worked closely with artists, sculptors and writers to create a community of endless adventure for consumers around the world.

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