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Has the pre-painted line Legendary Encounters been discontinued?

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I cannot find the pre-painted Legendary Encounters line in the new web site. Maybe my search abilities are just weak.

 

I sent a question to Reaper Live about the long rumored LE Kickstarter, maybe they will give us an uodate on the line.

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I would strongly suspect it has been discontinued. Given the lack of news regarding LE, the success of the unpainted Bones line and the number of competitors in the pre-painted market (abet most of them produced by the same manufacturer), it does not seem like a good market to get into. Further evidence might be WizKids move into unpainted miniatures with a D&D line, a Pathfinder line and  their own generic fantasy miniatures and terrain. The LE line never really seemed to take off; it had something of a wide range of minis over a short time, but lacked depth (only single models of most monsters or race/class combinations). Bones has been a major line for Reaper, and must certainly be easier to produce. Those old enough to remember Merric's law know it's truth, no one has ever managed a way to do all three: Non-Random Packaging, Cheap Prices, and a Large Range of Figures: Choose two.

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Got an answer (sort of) on Reaper Live. The line is not discontinued but with everything else going on it's not a priority. "100 percent maybe" for returning to production, a Kickstarter is not planned at this time.

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On 6/27/2019 at 2:57 PM, Rhydur Meith said:

Those old enough to remember Merric's law know it's truth, no one has ever managed a way to do all three: Non-Random Packaging, Cheap Prices, and a Large Range of Figures: Choose two.

Specific to prepaints, right? Because the various Bones lines accomplish this.

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11 hours ago, Talae said:

Specific to prepaints, right? Because the various Bones lines accomplish this.

And yet they laughed when I told them that an unpainted line of miniatures would be a huge success! Laughed!

 

But I'll show them! I'll show them all!

 

Especially those fools at the academy!

 

Muwahahahahahaha! *Thunder*

 

The Auld Grump

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On 7/3/2019 at 12:15 PM, Talae said:

Specific to prepaints, right? Because the various Bones lines accomplish this.

Yes, it was specifically addressing prepainted miniatures. Bones has certainly been able to do this with unpainted miniatures, to the point that WizKids copied the format. 

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