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Offline Giger

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 10:22:22 AM »
Looking forward to this, I was lucky enough to be involved in the play test day and though under an NDA I can say the game does feel like Hellboy.

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2018, 10:08:00 AM »
The minis look excellent to me. :)
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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 05:02:22 PM »
The latest Mantic newsletter points to a blogpost on developing the game - link

The Kickstarter launches April 25th.

I'll have a look, but their choice of casting material always makes me wary. I did pick up the Star Saga Corporate Minion Booster recently and the figures look okay, although I haven't tried to clean them yet

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2018, 08:26:12 PM »
The minis look excellent to me. :)
The ones on the Mantic stand certainly looked good.

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2018, 08:47:49 PM »
The ones on the Mantic stand certainly looked good.

Yeah detail good and hard plastic as far as i can tell. We painted 2 today (poorly)

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2018, 08:52:52 PM »
Definitely interesting!
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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2018, 11:30:00 PM »
Saw some of the modes today at Salute, they were very nice indeed

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2018, 07:06:33 AM »
Pics?
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2018, 10:22:15 AM »
Pics?
I forgot my camera, so I need to transfer the blurry ones off my 'phone.
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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2018, 11:14:47 AM »
Pics are fine, but for those who saw them in the flesh, how did they look scalewise? I'm guessing biggish?

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2018, 07:50:37 AM »
Pics are fine, but for those who saw them in the flesh, how did they look scalewise? I'm guessing biggish?
It is often difficult to judge. They certainly looked on the large size.

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 06:51:23 PM »
These are rather poor, but I did promise.




And a completely rubbish photograph of Liz Sherman.

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2018, 11:55:58 AM »
These do indeed look nice, albeit several years after I converted my own set of BPRD minis since none were available at the time. Never mind.

I may pick up a few eventually, but am I the only one a bit disappointed that this is another KS project? I know the licence must be expensive, but do they not have faith in the fanbase?  :?

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2018, 01:06:15 PM »
I get the impression Mantic treat Kickstarter as a giant pre-order scheme, a bit like Reaper and Bones, cmon and the Zombicide series etc.

I don't think they even do much in the way of stretch goals, rather bonuses that are factored into the base price.

I have quite a lot of Mantic figures, but generally avoid the Kickstarters, just in case they go with bad material choices. I pick up any I want when they hit retail, usually cheaper that way, as I'm not paying for the stuff I won't use

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Hellboy
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2018, 01:11:32 PM »
These do indeed look nice, albeit several years after I converted my own set of BPRD minis since none were available at the time. Never mind.

I may pick up a few eventually, but am I the only one a bit disappointed that this is another KS project? I know the licence must be expensive, but do they not have faith in the fanbase?  :?

...well, from a producer‘s point of view, it’s pretty obvious: take high risk, and slowly but steadily churn out a handful of sets at a time without knowing if they will sell (warlord games do this currently with Dr. Who) - or take limited risk, get the money before you deliver the product, get a free testing of the demand and being able to finish a complete game within a year and make lots of profit immediately (Monolith - Conan, Mythic Battles, Batman, CMON, Mantic).

I can understand why companies choose the latter.

And even from a painter‘s perspective there is a lot to be gained: I have at least a dozen unfinished games/miniature lines at home, which started, but where the producer ran out of steam/capital in mid-production (Copplestone 15mm, Copplestone 10mm, Chronopia, Inferno, AEon Trinity, Deadlands TGRW, Ral Partha 1889, etc. Etc.).

So I’ve come to the conclusion that this is the new real and a good way to throw more or less complete chunks of models/games on the market. And it’s not all bad!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2018, 08:32:49 AM by DivisMal »

 

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