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Offline pcohn

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2015, 05:18:25 PM »
I'm in for any reasonable scale but I'd prefer normal 28mm. Like Kamandi, I've got Heritage, Paroom, and Bronze Age figures.

Offline Commander Carnage

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2015, 02:17:15 AM »
I'm in if they are 28s.
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Offline marcusluis

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2015, 03:46:53 AM »
Sounds cool been reading JC since i was at school!!

Offline HerbyF

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2015, 09:09:17 AM »
Deffinately 28mm. I also have a bunch of Heritage & Paroom Station, even have a few old Hinchcliffe figures.

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Offline THE CID

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2015, 08:00:38 AM »
I'm in if they are metal,,,,,no plastic  >:(
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Offline warrenpeace

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #35 on: September 02, 2015, 06:02:22 PM »
Normal 28mm, please.

BTW, the ERB estate did register trademarks in the USA for John Carter decade after decade. Not sure how well those trademarks would stand up to a legal challenge given the lack of commercial activity using those trademarks for extremely long periods of time. However, nobody is going to pay the big $$$ to challenge them because John Carter is such an obscure topic. There's plenty of other "sword and planet" stuff that can be produced and used in cross-over John Carter genre scenarios. Otis Adelbert Kline stuff? Gor anyone? Heck, I even drew 8 legged riding beasts when I was a kid. Anybody could make up their own "dying planet" genre.
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Offline Commander Roj

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2015, 07:37:26 AM »
Sounds cool been reading JC since i was at school!!

Me too. I have resisted other manufacturers so far as I don't like the larger scales or the miniatures. I would prefer 15mm. I would buy 20mm. After that unlikely.

Offline Kamandi

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2015, 05:09:32 AM »
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Offline tnjrp

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2015, 05:34:32 AM »
Gor anyone?
Given the general success of "iconic" female miniatures, probably quite-a-few-one(s) lol

That said, some of might balk at slavery/domination imagery inherent in the setting but looking at Brother Vinni's stuff for example, hardly all.

As to the original subject, I might consider getting into JC miniatures if they were "true 28mm" scale (so clearly smaller than 4X Dystopian Legions) and done in "realistic" style. But probably wouldn't. Some beasties or weird flora might be usable (I can't recall if there was much mention of flora in Barsoom novels tho).
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Offline Sir Barnaby Hammond-Rye

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2015, 12:06:47 AM »
No concepts yet, we'll be doing a lot of research first :-)

You mean it's not done yet?

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2015, 06:45:41 AM »
May I ask, what kind of research you are making, or to put it the other way round: in how far will researched John Carter miniatures be different from the comic/disney/cover-paintint-approach?

Offline Cymril

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2015, 04:25:43 PM »
Normal 28mm and I am in!

Offline dinohunterpoa

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2016, 03:36:24 PM »
Well, over an year since the last post on this thread, no news of the minis... how long does this "research" takes?  lol
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Offline warrenpeace

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2016, 08:13:53 PM »
I'm fine if no "Official John Carter Miniatures" ever come out. I'd rather see all copyrights and trademarks lapse for this particular work of ERB. We miniatures people can get by on generic "sword and planet" stuff, and give it our own individual VSF twists.

Offline dinohunterpoa

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Re: Official John Carter Miniatures line
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2016, 02:14:21 AM »
I'm fine if no "Official John Carter Miniatures" ever come out. I'd rather see all copyrights and trademarks lapse for this particular work of ERB. We miniatures people can get by on generic "sword and planet" stuff, and give it our own individual VSF twists.

warrenbruhn, I totally agree with you! We already have great barsoomian minis with the TinMan and Bronze Age lines; don't have to wait for a supposedly "official" line to be "researched" for what... over 2 years?  lol 

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