Mantic taking pre-orders for MantiCorp Showboaters MVP set for DreadBall

By Polar_Bear
In Fantasy Sports
Jan 11th, 2014
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Mantic has begun taking orders for their next DreadBall set of MVP players over in their webshop.

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From the webshop:

This pack contains three MVPs for DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game:

Drake and the Dynamic Dinoborg prove that DreadBall really is all about the spectacle! A holographic kid riding a robotic corporate mascot might not sound like most people’s idea of an effective Guard, but no one who’s seen them in the arena could doubt their deadly effectiveness.

Thunder Chris was a superstar of the zero-g sports world until a critical injury put him on ice. Waking up from cryo-freeze decades later, he found a whole new world – and a whole new sport! Now he puts all his old skills to use in the DreadBall arena, hoping to regain his fame.

The Veteran, is one of the longest-standing players on the DreadBall circuit, despite countless injuries that would have stopped a lesser man’s career in its tracks. He refuses to retire, and has gone so far as to have extensive mechanical upgrades that make him even harder to kill.

Rules for these MVPs can be found in DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game. Miniatures are cast in premium metal and require assembly and painting.

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  • Haibane

    Err – wow. I saw the pic and assumed this was some little figure company’s new releases. Pretty amateurish looking sculpts – especially the dino-rider’s head!

    • 4tonmantis

      Upper right looks okay to me … except the head is a bit large.. the other two are not as high of caliber as other Mantic sculpts.. but they are also not as bad as the worst Mantic sculpts..

  • scarletsquig

    These were the backer sculpts from the Dreadball Kickstarter, each one cost $5k to commission. I think they look alright, the cyborg is pretty cool.

    • Nightbee

      You could commission your own sculpt and cast 1,000 copies for less than that (though not in plastic, of course). I guess the appeal is in having your item be “official?”

  • The dinosaur looks good, but did the sculptor even look at the CA for the kid?

    • jedijon

      Now you know how I feel when I look at most of the sculpts for your games. There’s vision and there’s execution. These have little of either. I was hoping for a lot more from this game but was disappointed the moment the first wave of figures showed up. And if you really want to know how dumb I am, I stuck with ’em for a second round – won over by their concept art & lego-style terrain for the deadzone game.

  • blkdymnd

    Wow, those are horrible sculpts. It’s hard to take Mantic seriously anymore. I used to love their stuff.

  • Schmapdi

    I like the old man with the claw-arm sculpt. The one guy is just very plain/boring and then the face of the kid riding the dinosaur does indeed look very amateurish. If I spent 5k on that I’d be pissed.

    But trying to get the faces to match the actual backers must be why they all look a little wonky.

    • BaconSlayer

      Yeeeeesh… If those were supposed to be likenesses, I would be pissed.

      Either that or all the pretty people play Blood Bowl.

  • Gallahad

    The dino rider kids face is awful. The face of the guy in blue is pretty bad too. You should be able to commission much better talent for 5k a pop.

  • They weren’t 5K to commission. The backers had to pay a lot to get their likeness into the game as well as some other cool things.

    Visit the KS page and view the last couple of reward levels.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/dreadball-the-futuristic-sports-game

  • surprize

    So these were sculpted by fans who pledged to a specific kickstarter pledge level? If they aren’t done by professionals then they aren’t that bad really. Mantic have released a lot worse!!

  • Haibane

    Lol – no they paid $5k to get their likeness sculpted. They didn’t sculpt it themselves.