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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.

 

 

That could be it, although I use giant minis exclusively for D&D and Pathfinder and much prefer the primitive models. The Frost giant styles are so similar from every company. The Inuit ones have so much more character than most of the Norse models. I definitely see your point though. Many players and DMs want their minis to closely resemble the Monster Manual artwork, at least in style. I'm happy to have some of each.

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I'll admit that I am one of those folks who think 'frost giant'=big vikings, but I don't mind a little diversity.

My main gripe with the older style frost giants is their weapons, and the pose on the male one. The pose I can't do much about, and the weapons aren't that easy to swap; there aren't a whole lot of choices for things to swap with. I'm not good enough with GS to try sculpting my own, either.

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I do miss the Inuit-style Frost Giants, especially since the Grunts are still OoP since P-65 got canceled.

 

It would be nice to see them available again in some form, seeing as how we have the Jarl and princess. Resin maybe, in the Master Series line? Who knows.

 

Sad we still did not get the Halfling farmer with his cart full of pumpkins that was shown at ReaperCon.  That was one of the pieces I was most looking forward to.

 

Well they've got the pieces sculpted, so if nothing else they'll probably be released in metal at some point. Some day our prince will come...

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Sad we still did not get the Halfling farmer with his cart full of pumpkins that was shown at ReaperCon.  That was one of the pieces I was most looking forward to.

 

The news about the "bonus add-ons" hit while I was at work, and my cell didn't load the picture for the "Town Extras" at first...I really was expecting the cart there.

 

Maybe there were issues casting it up?  Due to the size, and the current standard, I wasn't expecting it to ever hit metal...

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I'll admit that I am one of those folks who think 'frost giant'=big vikings, but I don't mind a little diversity.

My main gripe with the older style frost giants is their weapons, and the pose on the male one. The pose I can't do much about, and the weapons aren't that easy to swap; there aren't a whole lot of choices for things to swap with. I'm not good enough with GS to try sculpting my own, either.

 

I sort of agree about the weapons. They're definitely odd, but also quite creative. They certainly went overboard with the harpoon-like jagged edges, although it is cool that they seem to be individualized in a primitive "handmade" sort of way. When every other Frost giant has an axe, every Hill giant has a club and every Fire giant has a hugemongus sword, it can feel a little uninspired.

 

I love when Reaper breaks away from convention a bit. That's what makes unique figures like Yephima, the Thornwood Defender, & Talin's Oni so appealing. We can have unexpected role playing encounters, or simply paint up something that's different from what any other company is making. It's understandable that they went back to Norse Frost giants, but we can get those everywhere (and I already have quite a few). Iconic BBEGs are always needed, but Reaper always delivers variety. That elevates them far above the competition. 

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