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#21 Veet

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:06 AM

Heh, now I want to put together my own set of minis using lego men.



#22 Grudunza

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:43 PM

Dave99 said:

The paint jobs on the new minis are terrible. Everyone is brightly colored and quite cheesy looking. Doesnt do any justice to the arkhm horror experience.

Give us an option to buy cheaper unpainted sets of minis. $64 for 16 low quality plastic minis with poorly chosen color schemes is not worth it IMHO.

The new minis dont belong on an Arkham game board anymore than these do: www.annastoydepot.com/dollhouse-families-and-people

As I said in an earlier post, I would be embarrassed to use these minis for a board game as classy as Arkham Horror.

Sheesh.  Get over it.  It's a game... all of the components are essentially little toys that represent make-believe things.  The minis look just fine to me, and one big advantage to having them is that they take up a good amount of less space than the stand-ups.  Less space cluttered on the board is a very good thing for AH.



#23 Mandor

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:42 AM

Dave99 said:

The paint jobs on the new minis are terrible. Everyone is brightly colored and quite cheesy looking. Doesnt do any justice to the arkhm horror experience.

 

I completely disagree. Looking at the 48 minis on the table in front of me, they don't come across as brightly colored, much less cheesy. The minis fit well with the Arkham Horror / Call of Cthulhu / Lovecraft feel.

Now, are they as dark as the pictures on their stat cards? No. But that's because of the heavy shadows on all (or almost all) the pictures. If you really want all your miniatures shadowed like that, you could dip the minis into a bottle of black wash for 2 minutes then pull them out and let them drip dry. I'd never do this with the excellently painted AH minis, but it should give you the heavy shadow look you seem to want.



#24 Dave99

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 06:55 AM

well, i guess ill have to see them for myself

if u have all 48 of them could u post a few close ups in good lighting?

the pics ive seen of the display case at gencon looked pretty bad

 



#25 Brian C

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:26 PM

Thank you FFG!!!!!

I am seriously looking forward to these and want to thank the powers to be for going ahead with these.  They will be a great addition to a great game system.  I have been playing miniatures for years now and $4 for a painted miniature to me is a good deal.  Consider 1 set sold.

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#26 Paulis

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 11:55 AM

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 Heh...  Some of these miniatures are spot on, but some of them look like cosplayers dressed up as Arkham Horror characters.  I'm disappointed that Mark Harrigan isn't holding a flame thrower.  I think $4 a piece isn't that bad if you don't feel compelled to collect them all.  Maybe just five or six.  Or ten.  Or twenty :') (I probably won't get any for a while though).

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The poses are great and convey the feal of the character.

I have to agree, was a little disappointed that Mark Harrigan has a Tommy Gun (that is Mike McGlen's sig weapon) and no flamethrower (my fav char).

They do look good and it is going to take some buys over time to get them all.

I will have to start with the favourites 1st.



#27 arklannin

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 03:04 PM

You rock FFG!!!! The miniatures look awesome and I can't wait to buy them.

Now please release an Investigator carry case for all these minis...one that looks like an archaic wooden chest and inscribed with runes and Elder Signs.

Joe Diamond for the win!!!!



#28 Fnoffen

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:26 AM

I say. What i've seen does look smashing! I just hope that there will be any game shops here in Sweden that takes them in.

Otherwise i'll just have to take that longed-for US vacation soon, because i know i won't be able to afford the shipping costs.

Made a query some time ago and the shipping would've been almost as much as the game itself.


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#29 senorcoo

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 01:02 AM

Anyone who complains about $4 for these cool minis, which could obviously be used for the Call of Cthulhu RPG as well, has apparently never seen the copious amounts of money people spend on D&D mini RARES on eBay.  $4 is just about right and I'll be getting all of them.  Best believe it.



#30 Ken on Cape

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 01:23 AM

senorcoo said:

Anyone who complains about $4 for these cool minis, which could obviously be used for the Call of Cthulhu RPG as well, has apparently never seen the copious amounts of money people spend on D&D mini RARES on eBay.  $4 is just about right and I'll be getting all of them.  Best believe it.

 

Ebay is secondary market. I think most people are talking about retail.



#31 Fnoffen

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:50 AM

Ken on Cape said:

senorcoo said:

 

Anyone who complains about $4 for these cool minis, which could obviously be used for the Call of Cthulhu RPG as well, has apparently never seen the copious amounts of money people spend on D&D mini RARES on eBay.  $4 is just about right and I'll be getting all of them.  Best believe it.

 

 

 

Ebay is secondary market. I think most people are talking about retail.

I believe you just made his senorcoo's point. If people are prepared to pay upwards of $30(!) for a USED d&d mini then $4 for a brand spanking new one does seem cheap.


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#32 ELew

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:24 PM

$4.00 per is perfectly fair.  I will use them for AH and Realms of Cthulhu,  I paint miniatures for folks all the time, most good unpainted- unglued minis cost $10+ from store. I usually get paid between 15-25 to paint a like sized model.  FF was very smart to pack them all singles for pickers.



#33 DemoRic

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:58 AM

Coming from Warhammer 40k where you pay around $6 (or more) for little plasitic models you have to assemble, prime, paint, wash, sealcoat, and flock.  This is a very attractive pricing.   I will probably get the whole line after I get all the expansions.  I've started with TRYING to hunt down a copy of Dunwich.



#34 MadRabbi666

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

  I have found three Dunwich Horror expansions on Amazon, but you aren't going to like the prices. Check out the upcoming products because I believe they're going to revised Dunwich Horror for the upcoming Miskatonic Horror expansion. I manage to get TKiY expansion for almost double the regular price. If you're willing to pay one of the three prices, go right ahead. However, I believe one of the prices is almost $250 for a brand new  DH. I am looking forward to the newest one.

    As for the painted figures, Amazon has them as well. a complete set is also about $250. Have fun purchasing them.



#35 Shub-Niggurath

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 05:16 AM

The figures are well worth the price in my opinion as an additional extra for those that want them.

There are no plans to revise Dunwich Horror - it's just being reprinted, so the inflated price won't last.

Miskatonic Horror will add some new elements to the Dunwich Horror expansion, for those that own it. 



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:11 PM

even at $200 , its not that bad . i have a free print and play game called zombie plague , you can find it over at BGG , its free to print out abnd play , but being some one that wants more than just cardboard , i have sent probably $300-$400 pimping it out with minis , laminated maps , custom artscow cards , etc . its not for everyone , but there are plenty of us out there willing to doi it .



#37 eriktheguy

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 01:43 PM

 As a Warhammer player I get a kick out of this.

If you like collecting, go ahead and spend $150 on investigator minis. Most cheap mini games will run you thrice that cost and give about the same play value. Those produced by GW can cost several times more...

Of course, if you think a $4 mini is a bit much you probably aren't a collector, so you'll probably be more than happy picking up 3 or 4 of the models for your favorite investigators. It's probably what I would do.



#38 chainsaw_ash

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:43 PM

is this $4 for a plastic painted figure or an unpainted figure?

$4 for a painted figure and then postage is about passable but unpainted is just a rip off? 



#39 The Old Man

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 06:08 PM

There are painted.






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