Jake Thornton posts up scale pictures of Mantic’s Mars Attacks miniatures

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Oct 18th, 2013

Quirkworthy, game designer Jake Thornton’s blog, posted up some photos showing off the scale of Mantic’s Mars Attacks miniatures vs. other popular brands.


From the post:

I’ve seen a few people asking how big/bulky/etc the Mars Attacks models are, and having managed to scrounge up a couple yesterday I thought I’d do a few comparison shots for your amusement.

The MA models look like they’re made of frozen milk because they’re 3D prints and that may be what they’re actually made from. Whatever it is, it’s translucent and very hard to pick out details, but that’s not why we’re here. There are lovely photos of the nicely painted models all over the Kickstarter, Mantic’s blog and so on. This is all about size.

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  • 4tonmantis

    The more posted about this KS the more I feel like I’m dodging a bullet.

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      • 4tonmantis

        The main reason I would be buying in, would be to use this with other miniatures I own. Barring all the other things people below have brought up, the scale and poses and general look of the sculpts is a huge turnoff to me.
        If I were to use these in other systems (and if I cared for their aesthetics) then the game would seem far more reasonably priced.. but as a board game I would probably play once or twice.. there’s no way in (expletive) I would spend that much. Others’ opinions will vary of course, but that is my personal viewpoint.

  • blkdymnd

    I started in, but dropped out. The physical samples have turned me off. Also, don’t like Thornton’s clunky rules. I’ve become apathetic on Mantic after being a pretty big fanboy. I don’t like their direction lately. They hooked me on the idea of Warpath two years ago, and have barely developed it, instead becoming a mediocre boardgame company. I LOVE the Mars Attacks universe, and I think it was a mistake to give it to Mantic.

  • Gallahad

    Yeah, after the pile of turds that got shipped to backers of the Kings of War kickstarter (including me), I am not sending Mantic money in advance for anything. And likely just not sending Mantic any more money period.

    • Bobofreak

      Completly agree with you there Gallahad. The product that they delivered in the KoW KS in many cases did not come close to reaching the concept art they provided. There attitude towards it after was even more disappointing basically “There cheap so they can be subpar.”