Reaper Miniatures is starting their Bones II Kickstarter in the morning.
Thoughts on how high this one will get?
I wonder how many people are going to pledge blindly from the getgo based on the previous BONES KS – making a recordbreaking first day… and a slightly slower KS for the the rest of the trip.
Loads of cheap plasticky, bendy figures? Haven’t you people had enough of those?
I have to agree with supervike on this one.
Still, will be interesting to see the results.
Is the quality of the Bones models not that good? I missed the original run..
I’m also curious to see if the success of the previous one drives any sort of increase in general pricing.. (which would defeat the purpose obviously)…
Lets just say that if you don’t like restic, chances are you won’t like this either. The material is not the same as this polymer has the qualities of pure pvc, the details are softer and the material is softer. However, if you are looking for variety and options for cheaps I’d say this is not that bad. If you want high fidelity look elsewhere. The Cthulhu model is a win imho and I feel there is some merit to getting the bigger models. It’s easier to clean them properly and add some jazz than the smaller ones and the material as such has more in common with the likes of vinyl figure kits of old. I found the fit of the big models quite bad in places and that was not always fixable with heating, but all in all I’d still recommend the large stuff if the KS has a good price.
actually, i do prefer A LOT bones material to, say, Privateer Press’ restic. way more clean in first place, and overall easier to work with. the softness/bendiness can put off you at first approach, but once you get used to it, it’s not bad at all.
also, while sharpness it’s not a strenght of this line, they’re way more detailed than expected. also, given the average skills/efforts put on paintjobs I witness in the everyday gaming, it does not make any difference.
Well I did say chances are for a reason. I don’t particularly like any of these materials for miniatures – it’s the most common one used for action figures and “toys” and for larger scale figure kits (collectively known as garage kits, the vinyl figure kits were the “massproduced” cousins of resin kits). It’s the near perfect material for large scale stuff and while it works on smaller stuff there are better options. The qualities are better than restic, the details are softer. It’s a tradeoff. Bones is basically barebones figures – they are meant to be cheap and good enough. They are just that, but not more.
I did not say it was a bad product, on the contrary it’s an awesome product, it’s just not for every one or every occasion.
I will dip into the bones pool from time to time as it makes it very affordable to get what you need for dioramas and stuff. It’s very easy to have piles of slaughtered individual victims in your scenes with the help of bones for instance 🙂
Bones minis are bendy. That’s the big difference between these and the metal versions of the same minis.
Bendiness does make them feel cheaper (and they are). The fidelity to the original green is actually surprisingly good- especially for the price, as is the painting surface.
Yes, some models with spears had more bendiness than I liked. But the detail was faithful. I’ll be dropping another $100+ on Bones Part Deux.
What I have enough of are the highly overpriced resin/plastic/metal minis from way too many miniature companies.
Count me in for nicely detailed inexpensive minis. Especially the big’uns.
Personally I’m using them to learn how to paint.
They are cheap and provide decent quality.
I don’t have to worry about ruining any of them because even if I do I’m not losing much.
They also make good practice since those mold lines can be a handful.
Agreed. We backed the first bones. Were really disappointed. All the minis are now “have fun and paint” minis for the kids. The material, the shallowness of the detail…. Bones 2 won’t be for us.
The value during the last kickstarter was unbeatable. Don’t think I’ve seen minis that cheap with such quality in a long time. The thinner the area, the bendier it is, but for me that seems to be the only downside, of all the upsides they bring
I agree with Nakiro also. I would much rather throw paint at a .50-2.00 mini and have it turn out ok-good, then throw 20+ dollars at a single mini, and know if i jack it up, I’ve blown away my money. They are worth it, just for my blood pressure alone.
Reaper Bones are a joy to paint, and will be taking more of my money this go as well. Bring it on.
I’d love to but I doubt I can afford it. We have two gaming consoles coming out in November and I just fed a lot of wallet chow to the Deadzone dragon. Sigh.
It was funded in seconds…
In the few minutes that I’ve been watching it, they did about 50k.
Holy crap. I was wondering if I was going to pledge this time.
It’s up around a half million already..
I’m in it.. and it’s pretty hilarious that we’ve already blown through literally every stretch goal they posted. I’ll likely be adding most of the add-ons to boot.. the majority of them are a great deal.
Oh wait.. I see the map picture thingy. wow, the KS server is having a hard time with this one…
Take the money and run!
I do not need these but if you do, good for you.
If I ever need them, I’ll buy them full price on the market for the ones I want, if they are available.
Go Reaper. I applaud you from afar. As long as you don’t give up your metal line, it is all good. And if you do, well, let’s just worry about that if it ever happens.
Reaper’s been good to us in the past. They’ve always been happy to keep several lines going in different materials.
I don’t see why that should change. I don’t think they’ll ever pull a Rackham on us.
These guys are seriously kicking some a** with this kickstarter. Good for them. If I was playing a lot of D&D these days I’d jump on board. But hey, they are doing just fine without me.
I think its really sensible that they are rolling this out in batches of 2000 backers. Lets them control the deadlines better than before.