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 Absolutionis wrote:
I really wish PP would stop with their exclusive or bundled models. Every timeI want to consider giving them money for the first time, I realize the model is part of some unnecessary fad-chasing bundle or random exclusive or whatever. What a mess.


Which one?

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Honestly, most exclusive sculpts that are packed in with something don't turn out to be as good as the retail sculpt released later. Industry wide, alt sculpts tend to be things that were rejected in the design process after all.
   
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Most of their current exclusives are their "minicrate" madness thing. Meanwhile their convention exclusives are often limited to just conventions but there's enough of them that PP attends to get a good chance at getting them.

The real limit is if you're outside the USA and have to import. Then again its much the same if you want FW and are outside of the UK

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At least the convention stuff is always available online at the same time. I've gotten a couple that way.

The minicrate stuff really sticks in my craw though. I've gotten lucky and picked up a few on the cheap, usually well after the fact.

What if someone stumbles across them a year or two after its available? Nope, they're out of luck. Seems lame. Plays into that whole FOMO thinking which I can't stand.

I just want those five rings samurai without buying into that silly subscription service.

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I can understand that FOMO is what got me to subscribe for the Minicrate Alexa. Just couldn't justify it for L5R.
   
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We won't mention those sub- 20 dollar Alexas that people have been selling on ebay then, will we?

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Eh, minicrate is what it is. Neat models, limited availability, limited
need to inventory them. It's not like they're needed to play.

When I think of unwanted bundles I think of buying shadespire
gangs to get cards needed to play the game.

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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
We won't mention those sub- 20 dollar Alexas that people have been selling on ebay then, will we?


Ya, wasn't sure what the price would be as several of the other 6mo exclusives were in the $40 so I figured that since I liked some of the other designs I might as well go for it.
   
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Minicrate is worse for those outside the USA as the secondhand market is infinitely smaller. That said there's really only been one I've been after and missed. Others were in the "oh that looks cool" bracket.

It's a shame, but so long as there's some cool new Everblight beasties I'll be happy eventually

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An art book for KS seems like a waste. Or an attempt for more funding with very little effort or.investment involved.

I wish them the best but have no desire to buy a likely $100 art book for a LE model.
Minicrate I stuck with 6 months before deciding it was a royal waste.
   
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March Releases
Steelhead Arcanist – Mercenary Solo (metal/resin)

PIP 41152 MSRP: $14.99

While the Steelhead Mercenary Company isn’t known for occultists, its commanders and captains know the value of battlefield magic and are willing to offer a premium wage to recruit seasoned arcanists. These individuals enjoy privileged positions in Steelhead companies and the most competent quickly earn officer commissions, receiving even greater pay. A number of Steelhead arcanists formerly served in Ord’s navy, earning combat experience and knowledge of weather magic and lethal barrage spells.

TRADE POINTS: Bringing magical weapons to the Steelheads opens up many options to the armies that include the Steelhead Arcanist. A powerful inclusion with all sorts of Mercenary options, this model will bring needed utility to many different army compositions. The Arcanist works exceptionally well with Steelhead Riflemen as well as the many artillery crews available to the Mercenaries.

Steelhead Gunner – Mercenary Solo (metal/resin)

PIP 41156 MSRP: $13.99

While most Steelhead soldiers are human, the company is quite willing to take on anyone with solid skills willing to fight for coin, and its officers have frequently fought alongside Rhulic mercenaries. A number of Rhulfolk have accepted work with company branches, negotiating for top pay—few soldiers are more disciplined or cool under fire. Gunners are artillery veterans who know how to get the most out of their crews, coordinating fire and ensuring such weapons are quickly positioned to do the most harm.

TRADE POINTS: The Steelhead Gunner is an excellent support piece for the upcoming Steelhead artillery batteries. Bringing multiple support abilities and buffs for the different artillery pieces makes this model an excellent choice to support his Steelhead compatriots.

Garryth, Eye of Vengeance – Retribution Warcaster (metal)

PIP 35090 MSRP: $16.99

Garryth has earned his place among the deadliest mage hunters in the Retribution over a century spent tireless stalking the sect’s foes across western Immoren. But during the Skorne Empire’s invasion of Ios, he was given cause to reevaluate his tactics. An attempt to neutralize Supreme Domina Makeda failed in a way that suggested he had become reckless. He has chosen to take a more measured and systematic approach, striking from a distance with Void Singer, a powerful sniper rifle made to his specifications. He is still willing to close for the kill with blade when needed but chooses his moment carefully after allowing the prey to approach, demonstrating the focus and patience of an apex predator.

TRADE POINTS: A sniper of immense power, Garryth, Eye of Vengeance brings the shadows with him to battle. Sly and sneaky, he maneuvers himself to set up the perfect killshot on his opponent before disappearing again into the mist. Garryth works very well with other ranged fighters such as Mage Hunter Strike Force, Dawnguard Invictors, or the Harpy Light Warjack.


Armodax: $26.99
Though the Terrasaurs have shown a remarkable willingness to fight alongside Earth’s other defenders, some are trickier to work with than others. Armodax is a hulking monster covered in armored plates and boasting a weighty clubbed tail that serves better than any wrecking ball at toppling buildings. He has demonstrated unrestrained delight in annihilating skyscrapers, factories, and power plants while clashing with Earth’s foes. Yet there is no question he is worth preserving, given his unstoppable ferocity. His allies have learned to ensure the complete evacuation of any zone he has entered.

TRADE POINTS: Armodax is an incredibly resilient monster that can be added to any Protectors force. His thick armored plating protects him from taking damage when colliding with buildings. In the early game, he relishes destruction, gaining extra Power Dice for every building and unit he destroys. When he goes hyper, he gains power dice whenever he or an ally is attacked, and he swings his powerful tail into enemies, sending them staggering across the map.

Yasheth: $27.99
The Lords of Cthul are enigmatic creatures of nightmare and madness, drawn from unknown nether regions to plague the world, aided by cultists who revere them like gods. Yasheth stands at a place of prominence in the blasphemous texts of these cults, an entity of negation and death, an invoker of antilife that transforms the world around it into whatever crawling horror the Cthul see as paradise. His shrieks alone have been known to rend the sanity from witnesses, and all living things quail and soon perish in his presence.

TRADE POINTS: Yasheth is a flexible monster that can be added to any Destroyers force. In his alpha form, he dodges away from enemy attacks that miss him while his powerful claws steal the life energy of any monster he slashes. When he goes hyper, he is capable of lightning-quick attacks that drain power from his opponents, and his influence makes the attacks of all of his allied units steal Power Dice from his opponent as well.

Void Gate: $19.99
Where the Lords of Cthul stride into battle, reality warps and bends before tearing asunder. Void Gates are like wounds in the very fabric of the time-space continuum, and through them come otherworldly horrors to ravage the Earth. It is a top priority of all of Earth’s defenders to eradicate these unnatural structures as rapidly as possible.

TRADE POINTS: The Void Gate building manipulates allied and enemy units and helps deploy Lords of Cthul forces. A Destroyers player who secures this building can spawn Lords of Cthul units to the battlefield cheaper. Any player who secures this building gains the ability to promote grunt units into elites and to move nearby units.

Apartment Building: $18.99
One of the underappreciated wonders of the modern world, apartment buildings are microcosms of life amid the urban landscape, each home to hundreds of hard-working people, their families, and their pets. Hopefully, in most cases, everyone will be evacuated from the premises before Planet Eaters and Terrasaurs transform them to heaps of rubble.

TRADE POINTS: This highly detailed resin model can be used to replace the paper Apartment Buildings that come in the Monsterpocalypse starter boxes.

Mount Terra: $18.99
Mount Terra is a G.U.A.R.D. codename for the inexplicable volcanic eruptions that sometimes follow the path of the Terrasaurs. These are either a reaction to their presence or are perhaps part of some deliberate plan. Whatever their origins, Terrasaurs seem reinvigorated in the presence of Mount Terra and have been known to utilize the radiant heat of these eruptions to accelerate the hatching of their eggs.

TRADE POINTS: The Mount Terra building grants your monster more mobility and helps deploy Terrasaurs forces. A Protectors player who secures this building can spawn Terrasaurs units to the battlefield cheaper, and any player who secures this building gains the ability to move their monster in new ways during a monster or unit activation.
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I was hoping the apartment buildings would be a bit smaller/cheaper that they could squeeze them two per pack. Probably stick with my laser cut mdf ones that were the same price for six.

 
   
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 highlord tamburlaine wrote:
We won't mention those sub- 20 dollar Alexas that people have been selling on ebay then, will we?


I sure haven't seen any of those and Alexia is one of the models I'm particularly interested in getting. Mind you, as Overread said, the second hand / reseller market is much smaller outside the US. In the first few months after it launched you could find plenty of people in the UK selling minicrate miniatures but these days it is rare to see more than 4 or 5 listed, total.

   
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Yep I'm fairly sure minicrate in the EU/UK market is pretty much only collectors getting them, so there's very little to no second hand market or reselling going on.

US market is far more active it would seem, which makes sense as its a US focused brand and product line.

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That Armodax is probably one of the best rescuplts they've done recently. He was on my list of monsters I'd prefer to see cut initially, but that resculpt has my interest.
   
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I really like Garryth2. Not a fan of the first one but I’ll pick this one up.
   
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Digging the Infernals - saw their art somewhere without knowing what it was, assumed Legion offshoot, and was totally fine with it whatever the case

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New Garryth looks a lot cooler than the previous one. I'm always down for me sci-fantasy elves with laser rifles, too.

   
 
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