Privateer Press Announces New Legend of the Five Rings Miniatures Subscription Box

Well, this is an interesting pairing that I didn't see coming. Privateer Press, makers of such games as Warmachine and Hordes, is teaming up with Fantasy Flight Games to bring you a new subscription box service (via their Minicrate service) that will include figures from the Legend of the Five Rings universe.
Perfect for use with the L5R RPG that's coming out as well.




From the announcement:

In collaboration with Fantasy Flight Games, Privateer Press, publishers of WARMACHINE and HORDES, has announced the launch of its second subscription box line—Legend of the Five Rings—under the MiniCrate banner, a service that delivers exclusive limited-edition miniatures directly to players and hobbyists every month. Based on the Legend of the Five Rings property and the recent hit Living Card Game® from Fantasy Flight Games, the new MiniCrate subscription series will feature a range of characters from all of Rokugan’s clans.

The first miniature in the series will be the iconic Dragon Clan Champion, Togashi Yokuni. Yokuni was actually the very first Legend of the Five Rings character ever designed by Privateer Press’s founder and Chief Creative Officer Matt Wilson, when he helped create the original setting and card game for AEG over twenty-two years ago.

“The opportunity to revisit Rokugan and the very characters that gave me my start in the game industry is something of a dream come true,” said Wilson. “We’re honored to be working with Fantasy Flight Games and one of the greatest worlds in gaming and we couldn’t be more excited to bring these characters to life as beautiful, collectible miniatures, for the fans of Legend of the Five Rings.”

The MiniCrate Legend of the Five Rings program is offered as a monthly subscription service monthly ($16.99) or as a six-month VIP subscription ($98.99). Subscribers will have automatic rebilling to ensure there are no gaps in their subscriptions. Each shipment contains a single exclusive, limited-edition miniature and a corresponding Collector’s Card featuring the concept art that can only be acquired through the Privateer Press’ MiniCrate program. International costs will vary.

As a special bonus for six-month subscribers, Privateer Press also announced that members who sign up for a six-month MiniCrate subscription will receive a free bonus seventh miniature. Thereafter, with each six-month renewal, subscribers will receive an additional bonus miniature as part of their subscriptions. The first of these bonus minis for Legend of the Five Rings will be one of the fabled Naga Hunters.

Preorders begin this October, and the Togashi Yokuni miniature will be shipped in January 2019.

“MiniCrate is all about celebrating the artistry of fine-scale miniatures,” said Wilson. “Our goal is to create exciting and memorable characters that anyone who is passionate about miniatures collecting and hobbying is going to love.”

Each exclusive, limited-edition miniature created for MiniCrate will be produced one time in a single production run.


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