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Just now, Disciple of Sakura said:

I hadn't noticed they were reusing the same poses, but that makes them even more disappointing.

 

it's teh same for the new Fantasy dinos (Barring the new sculpts like the stego)

 

but yes, the Sci-Fi dinos, prehistoric dino people, the new fantasy dinos, and now the samurai dinos, are all using the same model and just swapping out armor and weapons

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something i drew many many many years ago   seems fitting

I totally agree with you in that those particular exaggerations are not very realistic in function. This was a challenging character/figure to create because I wanted her to read as feminine but als

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1 minute ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

 

 

 

I believe this was done to meet 5e basing standards.  D&D's basing rules are really weird and often contradict the description of the creature.  If you make a long creature fit the proper size base, it often needs a pose that is not in line with the description.  If you match the description, D&D players who care about base sizes won't buy it because it hangs over the base too much.  It is a catch 22 for Izzy, us sculptors, and Reaper.

 

 

 

 

easy enough to convert :)

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Just now, klarg1 said:

I love the "Thing in the Well", and the new ballista add-on is cool.

 

I'm not really sold on samurai-themed saurians, but I appreciate that, 5 Kickstarters in, Reaper needs to explore new and different options to expand the Bones line.  I'm glad other people are excited for them.

Still, it makes me a little but skeptical that the daimyo expansion is for me.

There's been barely any samurai-themed miniatures in any of the KS, though. More humanoids in Asian-styled garb would have been appreciated more.

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5 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

I don't know this to be true. Did Ron say that somewhere?

OH, i think i misunderstood your reply a few pages back :) :) 

 

so far the second expansion is like the first. no interest.  

 

My list so far is: 

 

- green dragon

- black dragon (maybe -- may drop this)

- Catobelpas *

- golems  * 

- zombie giant * 

 

* once its released as a separate mini set from the core, hopefully in the final week 

 

As expected, growth rate much slower.  Wonder how high we will go.  hopefully see part 2 of the second expansion...

 

Regards,

 

Sanjay

 

 

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1 minute ago, Disciple of Sakura said:

There's been barely any samurai-themed miniatures in any of the KS, though. More humanoids in Asian-styled garb would have been appreciated more.

 

There haven't been many samurai-themed miniatures in Reaper's line, but there are companies putting out human samurai miniatures. I agree that unusual humanoids and monsters (including dino-people) are in short supply.

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2 minutes ago, Sirithiliel said:

but yes, the Sci-Fi dinos, prehistoric dino people, the new fantasy dinos, and now the samurai dinos, are all using the same model and just swapping out armor and weapons

Are they?  Picking on the ceratopsian models (because they're easiest for me to distinguish), I agree that 49006 Thunderfoot Commander (sci-fi) and 44065 Thunderfoot Defender (prehistoric) do seem awfully alike.  The fantasy ceratopsian and samurai ceratopsian both have different stances and poses.  (The poses are definitely unique.  These two may share the same stance but the have a different stance than the Bones 4 minis.)

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What I don't understand is why more of us aren't talking about the PHANTOM OF THE PIZZA DUNGEON! Who is this scoundrel? Will Sophie get her dice back? Will Monique's LeeroyJenkinsesque tactical acumen pay off?

 

Will we get a chibi Phantom to go with the chibi players made in Bones IV?

 

Inquiring minds (mine, anyway) want to know!

 

 

Also I like the Daimyo expansion.

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