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Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Reaper has put up shots of the Paint Masters of the first set along with the factory painted ones, as well as the paint Masters for about 20 of the next few waves....

www.reapermini.com/LegendaryEncountersPre-paintedPlastics
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#25688
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Whoa!

I think this is what people were clammoring for. Fantastic figures, great colors, great choices. Sure, the final products won't look as good as the masters, but they'll still be pretty freaking amazing. Absolutely fantastic. Count me in!

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#25689
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Yeah by 2008 when these finally all come out it iwll be nice... ;)
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#25690
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
It is looking better. Let's hope they are not to late and a lot of it sales. I am not sure about others but I am really looking forward to the next DDM Desert of Desolation. Not sure about the one after that haven't heard to many rumors other than that will be the set to usher in 4.0 and 2.0 skirmish. Finally got a hold of the saga rules for Star Wars. It will be interesting if WOTC goes that way for D&D. It has good points and bad. Anyway I do not want to hijack this thread. Nice figs.

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#25691
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Well over the weekend i was at my FLGS, and i actually finally got to see some of these first hand.
They had the troll and a skeleton (i am guessing left). I was always going to get the troll, and the ogre, but well all they had was the troll and the skeleswords man. So i grabbed it as well.

Not bad, but i don't think of these as action figure plastic. I don't know of any action figure, that bendy at room temp. Yes they are very thin, but from SW (classic and new) to a load of other lines i just can't seem to think of anything that bendy. Maybe the legs on some of the early 90's hasbro sw Astromechs are that bend but most of the figs are more rigid that that.

I can't complain about the paints, just wow, i spent like $6... wooo hooo and i still didn't get the figs i wantes... if i had gotten the two i wanted, instead of just 1 i wanted... But wait i thought that was one of the selling points of this line you get the figs you want. So where is the figure i want?

"Because your encounters should be random, not your miniatures!
Legendary Encounters™ is Reaper's non-blind, non-collectible line of Pre-Painted Plastic Miniatures. Need a minotaur for tonight's game, but don't have the time to paint it up? We got it right here, painted and ready to go. You never have to buy a half-dozen packages just to find that one model you need.

What you want, when you want it!
Packaged in our standard blister format, you'll see exactly what you get with Legendary Encounters™. We put 'em together so you can get straight to the action."


Yes i know it's "possible" to get what i want, but er so far i haven't.... So where is the benefit form this line?
i can't help but think of Stormtroopers.
Back when WEG was making the non blind metal line, i NEVER EVER EVER had the number of stromtroopers i wanted, you could NEVER find them, Everyone GM wants stormtroopers and you tend to want Loads of them.
I was able over the years to get like 2 packs becuase they were always sold out, i got DS troopers, Endor Rebel troopers, cantina aliens, the SW heroes, even Tarkin... just about everything else but Stormtroopers the single most common figure you wanted becuase they were never in stock.

Where was my Ogre? The fact that these things aren't blind didn't allow me to get the figure i wanted, it wasn't there.... If i have to go and order it on line from reaper, then how is this any better than going to e-bay to get the DDM i want? So far this line is just really under wowing me....
Get the production up Reaper.






There above should be taken with a grain of salt, i am just a bit annoyed that what over a month after these have come out still haven't found the ogre. When they advertise get what you want now... I know they have no direct control over who stocks them, but i guess that's kind of my point, the non blind will make stocking a nightmare, these will not be a walk into a store and but what you want, stocking issues etc defeat that idea, unless you buy from reaper... then i'm waiting for ship etc... just very underwhelmed...
and why not buy DDM cheaper?
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#25692
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Ooooh! holy cow! Now they are on the right way IMHO... I think I'll get almost all, excepting perhaps the goblins (I like them green) . The "Female Demon" will be the perfect replacement for the WotC Blood War Marilith which disappointed me a lot. The colors for she are amazing. The Player Characters (even the evil knight) and the gnolls are awesome.

I did not pick any of the first wave, but I think I'm starting business with reaper... :-)

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#25693
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Well, you may not have your Ogre, but you also didn't spend $15 on figs you don't want and still get no Ogre. DDM found a way to get gamers to throw good money after bad, and IMHO they should be ashamed.
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Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
I like some of those monsters. I hope the painted ones they sell are at least somewhat like the masters. They are nice. especially like the Great Worm and ehhhhhhhhhhh, yeah, the female demon. I mean what's not to like! The Ghost was cool and really all but those stuck out.
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#25695
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
this post did get eaten...

jackattack that would be true if i bought boosters, i don't,
I gave up on boosters after Gaints of Legend and just traded for or bought what i wanted. At this point i'm down to just buying what i want (or making it myself). I spent i think maybe $40 including shipping) on the last set total, that was to get complete lots of Uncommons, Commons and a few single rares and Commons i liked.
I got all the figures i wanted, it was cheap. I got a decent assortment of minis and i walked away.
It's up to the consumer to not throw good $ after bad.
A good example of this was a guy who was in my FLGS this weekend buying A&A from WotC. He came in bought 3 boosters, opened them didnt' get what he wanted bought 3 more, then another 2. He dropped a crap load of cash on 8 boosters and didn't get what he wanted.

When they do SW minis i buy a sealed case, then pick up what i don't get in trades or online (but then i WANT all the stormtroopers i can get, heck send more Common Stormies in different posses, the last set didn't have enough... ;) ). It's not WotC fault that people are silly.

I have bought WK stuff, the collectable Horror game for Zombies, and the like it's only collectable if you decide to collect it. Got a two of the LE/Uniques in the three random boosters i bought, what ever they call them and chopped them up for parts... They were just figures to me, i don't care about the "value", like i don't care about the "value" of the DDM, or even SW (other than it annoys me that the figures i want might be "expensive" if they are i just don't get them it's that simple. WotC doesn't have a gun to my head to make me buy them.)

I like Reaper's idea, they just really have to actually MAKE some figures for me to get into the line as it is now, i have only seen two of these figs in person,.... and get them out there.
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Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
Well, you may not have your Ogre, but you also didn't spend $15 on figs you don't want and still get no Ogre. DDM found a way to get gamers to throw good money after bad, and IMHO they should be ashamed.
I don't know...even the crappy figures are often monsters/poses that I do not already have, and as such they are useful as one more "color" in my DM palette. I have no plans on using 4 Skeletal Coursers anytime in the near future...BUT, when, as a DM I might need them - I have them!

Would I prefer better sculpts, better paint jobs, cheaper prices and non-random packaging? ABSOLUTELY. However, I really appreciate that after 25+ years of gaming I finally have something other than soup cans and dice to represent the monsters on the board!
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#25697
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 7 Years, 1 Month ago  
The Ettin is up, they seemed to have forgot him last time.

Again it's not a bad mini, it's just the wait till Dec 2008 that i don't like.
WotC is doing DoD previews, and while so far i think they are all Rares i'll likely never get, they will be out in 2 months, and there will be 60 of them (only about 30 i'll get thought), even 30 still beats the pants off of the 2 i got from Reaper....
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#25698
Reaper pre-painted minis date announced, and full gallery up! 6 Years, 12 Months ago  
All

I'm now back for 1 1/2 weeks from Spiel 07 - Eurpopes biggest games fair. Yes - they deal a lot in board games - but the rpg stuff you get there tends to be bigger as most pure RPG conventions.

So what is my verdict

Well - it took me half a week after the convention that I realized I hadn't seen a single Reaper prepainted figure at all. I know I was interested / on the border. I know I might have been tempted seeing them.

Yes - I'm sure I can order them on-line here in the UK as well - but the temptation is a lot less. Combined with some painting of myself I have started again Reaper might have lost an opportunitiy.

I understand Spiel is expensive with a big stall - but you would expect some independent merchant to have them on sale if he is convinced they sell.

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