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My FB feed has been full of people letting me know about the unpainted minis from Wizkids. Apparently they are releasing blisters of unpainted minis, monsters, and accessories. The upshot is they come preprimed in actual primer and seem less bendy then Bones.

 

I wonder if Reaper has to worry?http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/33979/new-unpainted-miniatures-line

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Already primed sounds great until you realize it means "dipped in primer straight off the production line, flash, mold lines, and assembly errors included at no extra charge".  There's also no price r

Hey there, Justin from WizKids, just popping in to clarify a few things.   1:  The reason a company releases a line as a collectible has more to do with the tooling model, cost per mini and

I picked up a copy of the Nozur's Treant last month. It's pretty big. The level of detail, as with all their models, is mushier in real life than in the computer renders they show in the ads, but as w

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I welcome all miniatures to the hobby. I'll prob get some of these but really I wanna see what they offer first. Hopefully unlike Wiz's other lines they aren't blind box buys.

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I like the idea of a low level and high level sculpt of the same figure.  Its sort of like the Rafm Call of Cthutlu figures that get progressively more insane.  I will pick some up specifically because the D&D licensed monsters.  The only thing currently available are the GF9 resins which are lovely but cost prohibitive.

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I like the idea of a low level and high level sculpt of the same figure.  Its sort of like the Rafm Call of Cthutlu figures that get progressively more insane.  I will pick some up specifically because the D&D licensed monsters.  The only thing currently available are the GF9 resins which are lovely but cost prohibitive.

That was my favorite bit about this as well. 

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Already primed sounds great until you realize it means "dipped in primer straight off the production line, flash, mold lines, and assembly errors included at no extra charge".  There's also no price range mentioned as yet.  If they could release them in blisters for a buck apiece like Disney princess figurines (don't judge me), Bones might have to fight hard for retail space.  As is, it's just more choice.  It's not like mini purchases are like cars that you only buy every few years at most, so that a competitor is a big deal.  Truthfully, it's about time that Wizkids realized that there's been a huge community of PVC enthusiasts converting and repainting their minis for at least 15 years.  

That's.... an unfortunately good point.

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The more interesting part of this, at least for me is "item packs". If the price is reasonable I am always up for more terrain bits.

Ditto, I dont see enough of these terrain pieces in "plastic." I like the idea of buying a pack with fire pits, chairs, etc etc. scatter bits.

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Hold up, kitchen_wolf, does that mean there are 28mm Disney Princess figures?!?!?

And other than a typo suggesting I might be able to buy a heron pack rather than a boring old hero pack, price would be the most significant factor. 

That and the material they're made with as Bones are so gloriously convertible.  If they're a harder plastic, it's really not much different from buying painted plastic minis and just repainting them to me. 

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