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 DaveC wrote:
Frog Monster



Helloooo beautiful!

I'm not a Hellboy fan, but I do love Mignola's artwork and his monsters.

If there are more creature sculpts like this, maybe I'll be tempted.
   
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Does Hellboy actually have tiny legs or is this Mantic being Mantic?

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Very nice there - even if it is the 'resin master'.

Slightly 'off' proportions work for Hellboy himself, but I hope any 'normal human' miniatures end up with better looking proportions than (I think!) we saw with TWD game.

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North Carolina

 Nostromodamus wrote:
Does Hellboy actually have tiny legs or is this Mantic being Mantic?


Yes.

Spoiler:



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Darkwolf



West Sussex, UK

I would assume these images are the basis of the sculpts -

Spoiler:


The cross and key have been enlarged to make more obvious on a miniature, hole has been replaced with a patch and tail has switched sides.




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Darkwolf



West Sussex, UK

Thanks to the Facebook group for the game there is some news from Adepticon -

-totally co-op
-exclusive box for Kickstarter
-Mignola cover
-Lobster Johnson in box
-investigation elements
-gave to balance investigation vs speed
-End boss surprise
-Frog monsters base boss
-showed off the most awesome tentacle swarm (no pics aloud)
   
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Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie





Thanks for the update.

Definitely getting more interesting. Hope it's more Walking Dead and less Dungeon Saga quality.
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





Central Cimmeria

I love a good co-op game! Hopefully we see lots of great monsters and missions. Thanks for the update.
   
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Today's Hellboy unveil is the tentacle monster seen in Seed of Destruction. Measuring approx 84mm and on a 50mm base, this will be one of several boss encounters in game.


   
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Affton, MO. USA

That by itself is cool, I liked hellboy, but I’ve been put off Mantic for so long.

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Beasts of War posted Liz Sherman

http://www.beastsofwar.com/hellboy-the-board-game/tentacle-beast-bursts-mantics/
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Rasputin

   
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Central Cimmeria

I love that Rasputin sculpt! His smile is great! That will be a very useful cult leader model in a variety of settings.
   
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Gotta say liking the look and theme of this KS.

Can Mantic pull of sculpts to the quality of the minis displayed, I hope so! Would also be good to see an alternative sculpt of Hellboy sporting Big Baby. I also think his face needs a little tweaking on the painted mini shown.

Wonder how they will run the KS, will it be all in like the Batman one just run by Monolith? Will it be KS exclusive, guessing not?

Some great opportunity here for Mantic to produce something really unique backed by high quality miniatures. I am also hoping they won’t get put off producing some Nazi occult rank and file soldiers and if they do not just producing 4 of the same sculpt, same goes for BRPD agents.

They could also produce some really cool settings for the game boards/tiles.

Anyway we will see how it progresses and what they come out with in due course although it would be nice to get some more info. Not sure if their timing is right with Monolith just sucking up so many backers and with the film not due for release until next year but then again I am not an expert in these matters. I do hope they manage to pull it off and we see some great stuff backed up by even better production values.


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 DaveC wrote:
Today's Hellboy unveil is the tentacle monster seen in Seed of Destruction. Measuring approx 84mm and on a 50mm base, this will be one of several boss encounters in game.




That is really lovely - most impressive.

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If there's a figures only pledge level, I'm in. I've no use for a board game, though

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Johann Kraus

Whilst true to the artwork the head looks a bit odd in solid grey I doubt they’ll do a clear head.
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Ehhh, I think in this case the movie Johann Kraus design was better.

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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
If there's a figures only pledge level, I'm in. I've no use for a board game, though


I have heard unofficially that there will be an option in the pledge manager for the resin versions of some of the key characters.

   
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My initial thoughts on Johann were mixed but the sculpt is growing on me for some reason.

Why would they produce minis in resin for separate purchase if already going to make them in plastic? Doesn’t make sense to me, just sell them in plastic.

Would be good to get more detail on gameplay.

What would people’s wishlist for minis be?

How many do you reckon they will do/achieve?

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Mantic sold miniatures in resin that were offered in plastic during their Dungeon Saga KS. Resin's there for those like A2 who don't want the game, but want higher quality figures for painting or other use. I imagine that the plastic and cardboard is put together in China, while the resin's made elsewhere. Logistically, for a plastics-only offering, they would have to have their Chinese game factory pull out the figures. According to Petersen Games, when they did this for Cthulhu Wars, they lost money for this service.

Assume I wrote, "Yeah, good luck with that" at the end of my post.  
   
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Screaming Shining Spear





Adelaide, Australia

Mantic sent Hellboy (and possibly more of the minis, the box was big enough) to Angel Giraldez to paint, and he's already got a wip pic up on Instagram. It'll be at Salute, so anyone in the UK will be able to see how it looks painted in a way that is completely unattainable for most of us!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhJAhC5lRhW/

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 Chimaera wrote:
What would people’s wishlist for minis be?

My personal wishlist? That's a tough one, the Mignola-verse is chock full of wonderfully evocative designs for heroes and villains. If I was making a boutique range of resin minis, I'd want at least the following (most of whom would also work as boardgame adversaries).

* Roger the Homunculus
* Baba Yaga
* Herman von Klempt with Kriegaffe
* Memnan Saa
* Lobster Johnson
* Hekate
* Nimue
* Astaroth
* The Black Flame

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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
 Chimaera wrote:
What would people’s wishlist for minis be?

My personal wishlist? That's a tough one, the Mignola-verse is chock full of wonderfully evocative designs for heroes and villains. If I was making a boutique range of resin minis, I'd want at least the following (most of whom would also work as boardgame adversaries).

* Roger the Homunculus
* Baba Yaga
* Herman von Klempt with Kriegaffe
* Memnan Saa
* Lobster Johnson
* Hekate
* Nimue
* Astaroth
* The Black Flame


I want Prince Nuala (and some of the cool elf guard guys) and some tooth fairies.
   
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Reading, Berks

Prince Nuada appearing would depend if it is comic license only (which it looks like style-wise), or all media to include the film. Nuada only appeared in 1 issue of a hellboy comic and that was one of the film, so probably doesn't count. King Dagda and his court are probably the closest. Gruagach is also a neat fae character

With the Frogs in play, Captain Daimo is probably on the cards somewhere fairly early in the stretch goals.

Varvara and the Russian equivalent of the BPRD would be entertaining, as would Hellboy's demon hunting Luchador friends with Camazotz as an end boss

   
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Nottingham

One of our club members was in the playtesting and while he could not say much, he was very impressed by the core alpha set of the game. He said it showed real potential for a fun game.

He also got to see a sample smaller concept sculpt for the Hellboy figure and said that it carries enough detail to be nice and a great painting challenge without all the very fussy detail that you lose when undercoating.

   
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Today's Hellboy unveil is Roger the Homunculus AND we're pleased to announce the Kickstarter will launch April 25th! Stay tuned to the Mantic Blog for gameplay details ahead of the start date #Hellboy


   
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After picking your jaw up from the floor, take a closer look at these incredible Hellboy pre-production miniatures painted by the supremely talented @StudioGiraldez . Which one's your favourite?


   
 
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