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Is there any indication of how big the new Frost Giants will be in comparison to the new Fire Giants?

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I seem to have a problem with the pledge manager. I have "checked out" a certain selection and paid additional funds. When I now try to add things, the manager adds shipping again - I'm pretty sure that I had been able to add more things before checking out without increasing my shipping costs. Relogging did not help.

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I seem to have a problem with the pledge manager. I have "checked out" a certain selection and paid additional funds. When I now try to add things, the manager adds shipping again - I'm pretty sure that I had been able to add more things before checking out without increasing my shipping costs. Relogging did not help.

Interesting. I've sent Kit an e-mail and he's looking at this.

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Yeah same for me it's starting off has a fresh order, just adding another set of creepin crawlers added an additional $6 shipping, when previously I could add more giants with no increase on my current shipping.

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Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but are the new Fire Giants still based on the same concept art?  I really like the style of those Fire Giants, and wouldn't mind if they just resized the existing sculpts (if that's even possible) with new molds.   ^_^

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They cannot simply resize because they lack the means, and will need to resculpt the figures based on the same concept art.  Bryan has said in multiple places that they should remain true to their current, smaller figures, but additional details will be added due to the increased scale.

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Thanks, Qwyksilver!  I figured the new versions would match the Jailor that was unlocked during the KS, but I hadn't seen any comments about the new Fire Giants in particular.

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They cannot simply resize because they lack the means, and will need to resculpt the figures based on the same concept art.  Bryan has said in multiple places that they should remain true to their current, smaller figures, but additional details will be added due to the increased scale.

I'm skeptical the additional details will be enough to make me want these over the versions I already have. To be honest, the scale of miniatures across manufacturers and individual sculptors varies so widely, that you could literally go insane worrying about the 'scale' of each figure..so I just sort of stopped caring about the scale issue a long time ago. A fire giant is a fire giant and will use whatever stats I pull out of the Monster Manual..whether the miniature on the table is per se the right 'scale/size' doesn't matter so long as you can tell it's a fire giant. 

 

Yeah, I'll end up picking up more of the current Fire Giants for that same reason. I can put smaller figure on bigger bases to portray bigger monsters, but it's much more difficult to reverse it. The Fire Gaints will just have to proxie for Frost Giants when necessary.

I think a lot of people are in this same boat; I don't particularly want to shell out additional money for bigger versions of what I already have.

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I would be more likely to get them if they were substantially different from the ones already in production (aka the ones I have). Because I have gaints of all sizes, but I don't necessarily want two sets of giants that look pretty much the same in two different sizes.

 

But hey, I'm probably a minority. 

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They cannot simply resize because they lack the means, and will need to resculpt the figures based on the same concept art.  Bryan has said in multiple places that they should remain true to their current, smaller figures, but additional details will be added due to the increased scale.

I'm skeptical the additional details will be enough to make me want these over the versions I already have. To be honest, the scale of miniatures across manufacturers and individual sculptors varies so widely, that you could literally go insane worrying about the 'scale' of each figure..so I just sort of stopped caring about the scale issue a long time ago. A fire giant is a fire giant and will use whatever stats I pull out of the Monster Manual..whether the miniature on the table is per se the right 'scale/size' doesn't matter so long as you can tell it's a fire giant. 

 

I have adopted this attitude as well.

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I would be more likely to get them if they were substantially different from the ones already in production (aka the ones I have). Because I have gaints of all sizes, but I don't necessarily want two sets of giants that look pretty much the same in two different sizes.

 

But hey, I'm probably a minority. 

I agree with you.

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The fire giant from D&D 5th edition has a nice concept, but I don't really like the extra large weapons. I didn't order the old versions because they are large size (Wizards had indicated already that giants would be "huge") but I will probably get the new ones and MAYBE swap the weapons.

 

I think Reaper made a good call resizing the fire giants and adopting D&D 5tth edition style. Though the extremely large weapons are not to my taste, I agree they should be that big. D&D 5th edition market is not to be ignored.

 

As long as scale goes, I'm not entirely happy with the variation from different manufactures and lines, but I'm ok if there is no dwarf taller than an elf, or troll larger than a fire giant.

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I'm very happy about the size upgrade for the fire giants, same poses and all. Definitely going to add them. I really hope they upgrade the Bones I frost, cloud & storm giants also. The Bones I frost giants are my favorite style of giant. I wonder if they didn't get an upgrade because they didn't sell well? Every manufacturer seems to make them the same way (Norse). The Reaper models are so unique. 

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The Bones I frost giants are my favorite style of giant. I wonder if they didn't get an upgrade because they didn't sell well? Every manufacturer seems to make them the same way (Norse). The Reaper models are so unique. 

 

I just assumed that it was because RPG players (especially D&D) think of Norse-like Frost Giants, so they'll probably sell better than the less-civilized versions from Bones I.  That said, I do like the models from Bones I, and think he might work well as the Jarl of a far northern march within the Frost Giants' realm.

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