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Do other big miniature Kickstarters have the same kind of complaints?  Reaper's KSs are the only big miniature KSs I've followed.

 

I've yet to back any KS, aside from a couple of very very small ones, which did not have negative comments to some degree. It happens. People can get quite passionate about what they backed, otherwise they wouldn't have backed in the first place. Almost worse, though, are the ones that have dragged on so very late that even the flames in the comments have burned out, and nobody is posting anything anymore, because they simply stopped caring. :unsure:

 

On-topic, I was pretty excited to read in the KS comments that Ma'al is/was unpacked yesterday and today! :bday:

 

Huzzah!        

--OneBoot :D

 

Oh, yes. We've spent the last 2 days unloading the containers with her. Ladystorm got some video, and Ed posted some still photos on his Facebook.

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I think some of the complainers are speculants planning to resell most if not all of their pledges on eBy or other sites for a quick profit, and they're pissed off because what looked as a 'safe investment' is being held up.

It's not their hobby money being tied up, but 'work money' and every month it's tied up is another month they're not earning anything on it.

In other words they forgot the rule that you should never gamle more than you can comfortably lose, and since they can't blme themselves(because they never make mistakes) they of course blame Reaper.

 

The rest are just elfed up morons.

 

I KNOW that people invest this way. You wouldn't believe how many of the early-bird 3Doodlers ended up on eBay...

Because it can take a year(worst case) before the last minis from Bones III are available for retail, the time window to earn back the investment is pretty good for Bones III.

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I think some of the complainers are speculants planning to resell most if not all of their pledges on eBy or other sites for a quick profit, and they're pissed off because what looked as a 'safe investment' is being held up.

It's not their hobby money being tied up, but 'work money' and every month it's tied up is another month they're not earning anything on it.

In other words they forgot the rule that you should never gamle more than you can comfortably lose, and since they can't blme themselves(because they never make mistakes) they of course blame Reaper.

 

The rest are just elfed up morons.

 

I KNOW that people invest this way. You wouldn't believe how many of the early-bird 3Doodlers ended up on eBay...

Because it can take a year(worst case) before the last minis from Bones III are available for retail, the time window to earn back the investment is pretty good for Bones III.

I am expecting, realistically, one month after fulfillment ends for the first 3-4 models to begin hitting FLGS shelves, and we'll roll out 10-20 per month thereafter.

Realistically, our packaging department must ramp up production capacity to nearly double to accommodate keeping up with the huge quantities involved in a new release, while maintaining a standing inventory of existing product.

 

Each SKU we please requires thousands of parts packaged, which takes time. 

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Do other big miniature Kickstarters have the same kind of complaints?  Reaper's KSs are the only big miniature KSs I've followed.

 

I've yet to back any KS, aside from a couple of very very small ones, which did not have negative comments to some degree. It happens. People can get quite passionate about what they backed, otherwise they wouldn't have backed in the first place. Almost worse, though, are the ones that have dragged on so very late that even the flames in the comments have burned out, and nobody is posting anything anymore, because they simply stopped caring. :unsure:

 

On-topic, I was pretty excited to read in the KS comments that Ma'al is/was unpacked yesterday and today! :bday:

 

Huzzah!        

--OneBoot :D

 

Oh, yes. We've spent the last 2 days unloading the containers with her. Ladystorm got some video, and Ed posted some still photos on his Facebook.

 

Is there still a container or two to go or is that all?

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On-topic, I was pretty excited to read in the KS comments that Ma'al is/was unpacked yesterday and today! :bday:

Oh, yes. We've spent the last 2 days unloading the containers with her. Ladystorm got some video, and Ed posted some still photos on his Facebook.

 

Is there still a container or two to go or is that all?

 

 

Check the February 3rd update: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-3-the-search-for-mr-bones/posts/1798941

 

Here's the relevant bit: "We are awaiting word on the final shipment, which we expect is imminent. The list of outstanding rewards is currently at 9 items (some of the larger reward items, so probably a full container worth)."

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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@Reaper Bryan, that was some amazing feat in the comment section. You got one of the more vocal people actually talking like a normal person... Kudos.

There is a reason this is my job. hell, most of my co-workers think that I'm crazy for even trying.

 

To be honest, not every day do i have the mental soundness to accomplish this. Some days I just get as irate as everyone else.

 

But the key is to acknowledge, admit guilt, and make no excuses. I wasn't defensive, I was contrite, I acknowledged our faults, and accepted responsibility, as well as defending him from others. Once he saw I wasn't antagonistic (which was the attitude he had been given up until that point by defenders), things became much easier.

 

He's a passionate fan. Or a passionate ex-fan, perhaps. but listening is 90% of the battle, and I was able to show him I had been listening.

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@Reaper Bryan, that was some amazing feat in the comment section. You got one of the more vocal people actually talking like a normal person... Kudos.

There is a reason this is my job. hell, most of my co-workers think that I'm crazy for even trying.

 

To be honest, not every day do i have the mental soundness to accomplish this. Some days I just get as irate as everyone else.

 

But the key is to acknowledge, admit guilt, and make no excuses. I wasn't defensive, I was contrite, I acknowledged our faults, and accepted responsibility, as well as defending him from others. Once he saw I wasn't antagonistic (which was the attitude he had been given up until that point by defenders), things became much easier.

 

He's a passionate fan. Or a passionate ex-fan, perhaps. but listening is 90% of the battle, and I was able to show him I had been listening.

 

 

 

@Reaper Bryan, that was some amazing feat in the comment section. You got one of the more vocal people actually talking like a normal person... Kudos.

There is a reason this is my job. hell, most of my co-workers think that I'm crazy for even trying.

 

To be honest, not every day do i have the mental soundness to accomplish this. Some days I just get as irate as everyone else.

 

But the key is to acknowledge, admit guilt, and make no excuses. I wasn't defensive, I was contrite, I acknowledged our faults, and accepted responsibility, as well as defending him from others. Once he saw I wasn't antagonistic (which was the attitude he had been given up until that point by defenders), things became much easier.

 

He's a passionate fan. Or a passionate ex-fan, perhaps. but listening is 90% of the battle, and I was able to show him I had been listening.

 

You're the bestest, Captain Kaiju. ::D::wub:

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Somebody will complain that this is a bad week for a parcel that needs a signature, they're on a  business trip/vacation/in hospital/on Mars

 

Like Matt Damon doesn't have enough problems already, now his Kickstarter ships while he's stranded?

 

I'm never angry at delayed Kickstarters. Only bait and switch. I backed a KS that is coming up on two years now, but I feel confident I'll either never get the thing or I'll get exactly what I pledged for. Not some weird hodge podge mess. On the other hand, I've pulled out of major kickstarters from other manufacturers because they felt things like sticking to consistent sizing and scale were limitations on their artistic vision. I felt like all the superfans ganged up on me and told me to quit complaining, so I do feel bad when an individual is upset about this KS, I don't want them to feel isolated or like everyone is "against" them like I felt on that other KS. That said, I think there are even more angry people who didn't realize the full consequences of the inconsistent scaling and now have product and realize it won't work for certain things. I know this is something I'll never have to worry about with Reaper.

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Consider me impressed as well...although not surprised. Bryan is who he is, after all.

 

A voodoo witch doctor with many dolls dressed in funny clothes and home to many sharp pointy things?

 

Glad to hear his smooth as silk wording calmed someone down. Maybe it will do the same for a few others and the next update will have a better following.

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