Jump to content

New metal minis? Figurefinder showing plastics in metal mini search.


Recommended Posts

I'm not sure if Reaper has made any new metal miniatures this year.  Looking at the new product list, it looks like all Bones USA stuff now.  Is Reaper making any metal minis this year?

 

When I select to browse metal miniatures or select metal material in the Figure Finder, with newest first selected, the top two rows are populated with Bones miniatures and a Reaper Virtual Expo mixing palette.  All of these miniatures are tagged 'metal' but noted as Bones miniatures. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

No, not many.  A few of the RVE and Chronoscope figures were metal, as was Hollymonster and Syndra Cauvadinard.  Then you have to go way back to last summer and Reapercon 2020, and some Halloween figures.  

 

The Figure Finder has been messed up for a while.  If you search "male" you also get everything tagged "female" because those 4 letters are in the word.  

 

  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Inarah said:

No, not many.  A few of the RVE and Chronoscope figures were metal, as was Hollymonster and Syndra Cauvadinard.  Then you have to go way back to last summer and Reapercon 2020, and some Halloween figures.  

 

The Figure Finder has been messed up for a while.  If you search "male" you also get everything tagged "female" because those 4 letters are in the word.  

 

I put in "rat" the other day & I got back figures that weren't even closely related to rats. I got piRATe which I understand, but the toilet paper mockingbeast?? Ok then. I think the search engines needs a good shake to clear out the cobwebs.

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been wonky for a while.  With the KS shipping and upcoming ReaperCon, I doubt it's high on a list of priorities.

 

Anymore I just know that if I'm looking for something I'd better have a Snickers bar handy (it's going to be a while).

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

In the case of the plastic miniatures that are showing up when I searched for the metal as the material in the Figure Finder, the plastic figures literally have "metal" as one of their tags. 
Uh...
The Bones miniature Sansavar Chung, Viceroy (#30015) is not only tagged metal, but he's also tagged 54mm.  At $3.99 I doubt he's 54mm. 
It's like someone got a bit overzealous with the tagging. 

Using the Figure Finder to search "Metal" this week, I see all the same plastic figures are still showing up, but it appears three new metal catfolk miniatures have been added, so that's a nice bit of variety.  (No money budgeted for minis this month, but it doesn't matter since they're all listed as out-of-stock anyway.)

Also, the new metal catfolk miniatures all have little tables indicating their sizes in three dimensions, but according to the tables they're all over 65mm tall, which doesn't track with their $8 prices.  So something is very off...?  Somebody bothered to put dimensions but none of those could be right...

But, yeah, if there's a Kickstarter happening, and an upcoming Con, I can see how it might take awhile for corrections. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Wolf Munroe said:

In the case of the plastic miniatures that are showing up when I searched for the metal as the material in the Figure Finder, the plastic figures literally have "metal" as one of their tags. 
Uh...
The Bones miniature Sansavar Chung, Viceroy (#30015) is not only tagged metal, but he's also tagged 54mm.  At $3.99 I doubt he's 54mm. 
It's like someone got a bit overzealous with the tagging. 

Using the Figure Finder to search "Metal" this week, I see all the same plastic figures are still showing up, but it appears three new metal catfolk miniatures have been added, so that's a nice bit of variety.  (No money budgeted for minis this month, but it doesn't matter since they're all listed as out-of-stock anyway.)

Also, the new metal catfolk miniatures all have little tables indicating their sizes in three dimensions, but according to the tables they're all over 65mm tall, which doesn't track with their $8 prices.  So something is very off...?  Somebody bothered to put dimensions but none of those could be right...

But, yeah, if there's a Kickstarter happening, and an upcoming Con, I can see how it might take awhile for corrections. 

 

Catfolk are the metal versions of the upcoming Bones 5 minis. They are not out yet. Upcoming, they were suppose to be released last month, but with the delay on fulfillment, Reaper probably didn't feel like releasing them.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Super Administrators

I'll take a look at it. There are a lot of hands that touch the importing of products these days, and it's possible they're not getting classified correctly.

On 7/12/2021 at 11:12 AM, Wolf Munroe said:

The Bones miniature Sansavar Chung, Viceroy (#30015) is not only tagged metal, but he's also tagged 54mm.  At $3.99 I doubt he's 54mm. 
It's like someone got a bit overzealous with the tagging. 

Using the Figure Finder to search "Metal" this week, I see all the same plastic figures are still showing up, but it appears three new metal catfolk miniatures have been added, so that's a nice bit of variety.  (No money budgeted for minis this month, but it doesn't matter since they're all listed as out-of-stock anyway.)

Also, the new metal catfolk miniatures all have little tables indicating their sizes in three dimensions, but according to the tables they're all over 65mm tall, which doesn't track with their $8 prices.  So something is very off...?  Somebody bothered to put dimensions but none of those could be right...

The 30015 was an oversight because we're recycling SKUs -- not something we do very often. Some really old data has been associated with that one.

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...