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Cairo, Egypt

New year! New thread!

https://www.reapermini.com/newreleases

Big Bones release for January!

The big news is Bones USA, a harder, better detailed material and made in the US. Besides the nice idea of buying American, it also means Reaper can keep them in stock more easily without waiting for a large minimum order from China.

This month's release is an Elf wizard, nothing ground-breaking but a detailed model that should make for a good test case. Free with a $40 order till Jan 31.




Other, more conventional Bones releases include...



Jahenna can serve as a female vampire, a doppelganger posing as a female vampire, or mid-90s LARPer!



A dire boar, for all your accursed porcine needs.



And a dire crab for your Akuma no Kani needs.





Some knights, basic and useful. Paint 'em white for good guys, black for bad guys or rainbow for inclusive guys!




Similarly mobs of minotaurs and goblins for filling out your mid or low level battles.



I swear that to my dying day I will not understand the appeal or logic behind Owl Bears. Why not squirrel gators?



Speaking of which, in all my years I never met anyone who wanted to play a gnome. But here's a gnome if you want one.

So anyway here's to another year of Reaper models varying from basic and useful to novel and neat, to COMPLETELY INSANE.

For the moment let's keep posts about their Kickstarter in its own thread and keep this to their retail releases.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/780919.page

 
   
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SoCal

The owlbear and boullet (sp?) were created in the rules as a way to use in-game those crappy plastic “dinosaur” toys that literally every kid in the 80’s had. Literally. Every single one. Those toys were so cheap and lousy that they spontaneously appeared in the bottoms of toy bins and car floors.

So it’s amusing that Reaper felt they had to take three stabs at making the owlbear.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
So it’s amusing that Reaper felt they had to take three stabs at making the owlbear.


Well, look on the bright side... it's probably less attempts than the wizard who created them in the first place!


   
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Texas

Erol Otis' Owlbear is still the best Owlbear.

I have no idea how to post a picture, so here is the link:

https://jrients.tripod.com/otus/otusrogue.html


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Hooray for 2021! Those knights look dope, and now I want to paint them rainbow!

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

That Dire Crab will not survive against my Dire Pat-o-Butter (surely a reaper mini in the design phase )

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Beyond the Beltway

Theo, the best weapon against a dire crab is Old Bay as every proper Marylander knows.

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
The owlbear and boullet (sp?) were created in the rules as a way to use in-game those crappy plastic “dinosaur” toys that literally every kid in the 80’s had. Literally. Every single one. Those toys were so cheap and lousy that they spontaneously appeared in the bottoms of toy bins and car floors.

So it’s amusing that Reaper felt they had to take three stabs at making the owlbear.
The Rust Monster and the Bulette, in addition to the Owl Bear. And in it was the late '60s to mid '70s. Here's a photo of the original toys. Made in either Taiwan or Hong Kong, IIRC. Maybe there were some still available in the '80s. I've never seen a photo of the owlbear toy though, just these. However the one in the upper right may be the owlbear? Supposedly all three were from the same bag of toys.


ETA: wow, so many typos and this is the owlbear. Looks like someone forgot to clean the mold lines.

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SoCal

I actually found those toys still on sale four years ago at Walgreens.

Here is the owlbear:


   
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Beyond the Beltway

Ah, I just found an owlbear image too, but it's cool to see them together like that.

That must have been some old stock. I would buy that bag if I found it, just for the nostalgia. The Bulette was also called the landshark, very much because of the old SNL skit. Good times.

ETA more typos. Time to lay off the caffeinated drinks for a while.

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Cool. I had these guys including the proto-rust monster but never the proto-owl bear.



Still don't get the appeal but meh, there it is.

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SoCal

Yeah, the owlbear wasn’t in the set I found recently, although the rust monster, bulette and some others were.

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Yeah, the owlbear wasn’t in the set I found recently, although the rust monster, bulette and some others were.


They really should have made a monster to go with Mr. Hugs. He just wants to be loved.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Cool. I had these guys including the proto-rust monster but never the proto-owl bear.



Still don't get the appeal but meh, there it is.


Oh man, I recognize that creature on the bottom right from when I was 4 or so. My parents had bought it as part of some China-made dinosaur bag. I had no idea until now that it`s connected to Dungeons and Dragons.
   
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Cool! I didn't know the original inspiration for those. I think seeing them in dollar store toy form makes me like the OF craptacular 70s art more!
   
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SoCal

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Yeah, the owlbear wasn’t in the set I found recently, although the rust monster, bulette and some others were.


They really should have made a monster to go with Mr. Hugs. He just wants to be loved.


They did.


That monster: man.

   
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Houston, TX

Dear lord, I've seen gummy bears with better details than those bones. I thought they had retired that trash for bones black... why are they still making human sized figures in that material?
   
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Norway

 Bossk_Hogg wrote:
Dear lord, I've seen gummy bears with better details than those bones. I thought they had retired that trash for bones black... why are they still making human sized figures in that material?

To be fair, the pictures they use here are not doing them any favors at all. Makes them look worse than they are. They are IRL much better in the details than earlier bones (I have these from the kickstarter).

The reason they still make them is because these minis are from the bones 4 core set that was produced before they discovered/started doing the Bones Black material, which all the Bones 4 expansions were made in.

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 Bossk_Hogg wrote:
Dear lord, I've seen gummy bears with better details than those bones. I thought they had retired that trash for bones black... why are they still making human sized figures in that material?


Lol, until I got to the "human sized figures" part of the post I thought you were referring to the dollar store monsters a few posts up.
   
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Chicago

I like those knights. Not bold detail without alot of filigree should suit the bones PVC well.

Style might fit in well with my Runewars Daqan.

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Isn't Bones USA the third iteration of Bones now? Wasn't there Bones black that was supposed to be improved as well- but they are also still releasing stuff in the original bones?

Is getting confusing - the Bones USA mini doesn't seem significantly (if any) more expensive than the other Bones releases ... so why keep releasing minis in the inferior material?
   
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As for Owlbears, my favourite remains the original one I got in Bones. Its pose was just so weird that it perfectly fit with such a weird monster.

   
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UK

Schmapdi wrote:
Isn't Bones USA the third iteration of Bones now? Wasn't there Bones black that was supposed to be improved as well- but they are also still releasing stuff in the original bones?

Is getting confusing - the Bones USA mini doesn't seem significantly (if any) more expensive than the other Bones releases ... so why keep releasing minis in the inferior material?


large mimimm orders and long lead times mean that even if they wanted to they probably have a long tail of stuff that will be coming in from china in he older material for some time (I'd also suspect some if not all of the moulds for the original bones material may not work for he new stiffer version)


 
   
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Reaper Virtual Expo announced

https://reapervirtual.com/


Reaper Virtual Expo

When: March 5-7, 2021
Where: ReaperVirtual.com
Admission: FREE!

What is Reaper Virtual Expo?

Reaper Virtual Expo, or RVE, is Reaper Miniatures’ free online event! RVE brings the best miniatures artists in the world together to provide online classes and panels covering a wide selection of hobby interests.

Since 2004, Reaper Miniatures has been bringing people together to connect their hobby and love of miniature painting, tabletop gaming and geek culture. In 2020, we held ReaperCon 2020 Online – our first online convention – with great success!

ReaperCon Online 2020 was an amazing experience and we learned so much. Most of what we absorbed is that a massive part of our fanbase is unable to physically attend ReaperCon. For that reason, we are starting our annual Reaper Virtual Expo. This online event will allow fans around the world to participate in their hobby from the safety and comfort of their own home.

As with ReaperCon, each show will have a unique theme. In 2021, Cyberpunk is our theme complete with new factions, new miniatures and new stories.





Free model (with $40 purchase) for February is Darius, who can serve as either a wizard or a cleverly disguised conehead.

 
   
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New month, new bones!

I got an order this week and it looks like the softer white bones is being replaced by the harder grey bones, definitely an improvement.

The theme this month seems to be two-for-one kits, which can easily serve two roles in your games.



The Chibi series continues with a new female knight. The nice thing is this chibi can be converted into a normally-proportioned model with a simple head swap!



Similarly, this Ettin can be converted into a normal one-headed giant with the swipe of a hobby knife!



Or this cave troll can be a swamp troll by painting his base green!



Or this Dire Crocodile as a Dire Alligator by changing it from fresh water to salt water. Or vice versa. I forget.



Or this griffon can serve as hippogriff by simply forgetting what the difference is.

(Hippogriffs have the hindquarters of a horse in case you're wondering)



This huge Julie Gutherie wyvern can also serve as a familiar for any 96mm figures you're looking to convert.



While these killer apes can serve as Kings Kong in a 6mm game



Khanag the Slayer can easily become Khanag the accountant or Khanag the lifeguard with a hand swap



Finally I have nothing bad to say about this pig and a cart, I need one! Or like 5 so I can have a caravan.



 
   
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Teesside

I agree, I've no idea quite why I need half a dozen pig carts but I clearly do.

Although I think that ANY fantasy wargame would be enhanced by the addition of a "loot/save the supply peegs!" scenario?

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Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Is it bad that I too am most excited about the pig cart? Because I am. It's cool!

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Cairo, Egypt

Now I realize what the pig cart is for!



clearly Reaper is making a racing game!

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I'd be down for a Pig cart if it also worked as a piggie bank underneath the yoke of the cart

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