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Which plastics would you/your pals be excited about and want to buy? (5 votes)

Skeletons
Ghouls
Zombies (unarmed)
Dark Brethren Cultists
Gribblies - giant slugs, hell mites, giant spiders
The Tunnel Dweller/Giant Maggoty Maw Thing
Fallen One (needs a lot of frames, would cost about twice as much as The Tunnel Dweller to make)
Dungeon Tiles - self-assembly, use to build custom dungeons
Dungeon Doors
SciFi Troopers
Gang types
Adventurer Party
Minotaur
Deathball Ogre(s)
Goblins (hand weapons + shields)
Goblins (archers)
Kobolds (think puny dog-chicken humanoids)
Snakemen
Orcs (*NOT* GW style)

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Re: Plastics - your input wanted!
« Reply #75 on: July 02, 2014, 01:06:39 PM »
I was right, then! Ah well, horns are more easily nicked off than basilean helmets. ;) In fact, your description makes me think about wildling wights for GoT.

I didn't mean strictly historical, though, or full gothic cuirasses.* Mainly, as you say, a basic helmet here, a piece of chainmail there, a few spikes or skull icons scattered about. (They are spooky undead after all) The main thing for me would be that it isn't too obviously designed to be unique, or uniformed, in the way of said undead Basileans. I don't know if I worded that very well, but I hope it's not too unintelligible. :P

*I had a discussion recently with someone who thought the Dark Sword GoT minis look too weird, partly due to the realistic plate armour designs!
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Re: Plastics - your input wanted!
« Reply #76 on: July 02, 2014, 01:12:44 PM »
Not all the helmets will have horns - some will have spikes or snakes coming out of them, or be part turban! (Think the Arnie version of Conan The Barbarian and the various temple-guard style armours seen in that, except busted up.)

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« Reply #77 on: July 02, 2014, 01:35:59 PM »
I should learn to type everything in one go rather than edit after the fact. :) Anyway, I'd buy that for (more than) a dollar.
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« Reply #78 on: July 02, 2014, 09:13:41 PM »
Just an extra 2c here. Mantic are planning on releasing a dungeon bash some time soon as well.

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Re: Plastics - your input wanted!
« Reply #79 on: July 02, 2014, 09:36:11 PM »
One of my worries is that I wouldn't want to see Heresy commit big time into going head to head with someone like Mantic who seem very well established in the fantasy plastics market. I'm not saying Andy couldn't do better than Mantic, but I'm concerned that Mantic have it stitched up already.

Hardly. They may be going gangbusters with Deadzone or whatever, but Kings of War has stalled, and IMO stalled badly, probably thanks in part to that bloody awful Basilean release.

*shrug* It's not my thing (TBH neither is WH or WH40K, but that's besides the point) but Kings of War does seem to be doing quite well around us. I'd suggest that it's selling to exactly the audience Mantic intended; kids who like the look of GW but can't afford to amass large armies of Citadel. It's even turning up in tradiitional toy shops. Regardless, my original point stands; I'd hate to see Heresy going head to head in a market that could be considered well served already. I trust Andy to make the right call (it is HIS business after all) but I still thought it was worth offering my opinion.
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« Reply #80 on: July 03, 2014, 02:33:48 AM »

*I had a discussion recently with someone who thought the Dark Sword GoT minis look too weird, partly due to the realistic plate armour designs!

I guess that's what happens when you are too used to GW Chaos miniatures.  :smile:

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« Reply #81 on: July 03, 2014, 06:49:51 AM »

Dark Sword minis look too weird.
My sentiments exactly.  Never liked them. :lmao
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Re: Plastics - your input wanted!
« Reply #82 on: July 03, 2014, 10:42:50 AM »
One of my worries is that I wouldn't want to see Heresy commit big time into going head to head with someone like Mantic who seem very well established in the fantasy plastics market. I'm not saying Andy couldn't do better than Mantic, but I'm concerned that Mantic have it stitched up already.

Hardly. They may be going gangbusters with Deadzone or whatever, but Kings of War has stalled, and IMO stalled badly, probably thanks in part to that bloody awful Basilean release.

*shrug* It's not my thing (TBH neither is WH or WH40K, but that's besides the point) but Kings of War does seem to be doing quite well around us. I'd suggest that it's selling to exactly the audience Mantic intended; kids who like the look of GW but can't afford to amass large armies of Citadel. It's even turning up in tradiitional toy shops. Regardless, my original point stands; I'd hate to see Heresy going head to head in a market that could be considered well served already. I trust Andy to make the right call (it is HIS business after all) but I still thought it was worth offering my opinion.

Mantic is an interesting one because they have a similar ethos to me in game terms, and the chap responsible for their graphical 'look' and much of the sense of humour in their games, i suspect, is Chris Webb, my former minion and possessed of much of my own sense of humour. He helped me write Deathball's first draft, for example.  Way back in the day I had a chat with Ronnie at Mantic about my ideas for the future, a war between Angels and Demons as a background to a game and how I'd love to do a dungeon crawl game and so forth. Mantic are like me but with the money to put things into production. However, they don't quite have my sense of humour. Beleive me when I say that NetherHells - MY dungeon game - if it ever sees the light of day, will be a much different beast to whatever Mantic do. My problem is a lack of money, and a lack of quality help. I need the kind of help that comes up with ideas and sees problems before I point them out. Just recently, I've had the kind of help that thought because he was in a different room, sneakily reading comics and phoning his girlfriend when he was supposed to be working (this at a point where I was paying him but couldn't afford to pay myself) was the best way to help me out.
At the moment, all the ideas are there but I have no means to get them all made. So I'll be sticking to the ones that I think people will want to see and which I CAN put into production without a stable of artists etc to call on.

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Re: Plastics - your input wanted!
« Reply #83 on: September 07, 2014, 04:11:43 PM »
I voted for Zombies, Gribblies, Goblins with hand weapons & shields, Adventurers party and Sci-fi Gangs. For the reasons why, see below (in my own opinions):

Zombies; GW have the right idea with these being multi-part, but they are too out of proportion and 1980's horror movie. Mantics are just aweful. I must confess I love Steve Buddles Spyglass /Eolith Zombies which you produce Andy, but I've always been unsure of your own until I saw the painted pictures on your Kickstarter!

Gribblies; Every dungeon needs these!!

Goblins; Without a doubt your Goblins are fantastic! I love them as Hobgoblins. I really want loads of variations with your goblins - especially Goblins on wolves!

Adventurers party; You could do several of these, different races and vocations for example...  :whistle:

Gangs; Another great market for you to expand into. GW are stupid for dropping their specialist games ranges.

Food for thought!  :boing:
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Re: Plastics - your input wanted!
« Reply #84 on: September 08, 2014, 02:02:06 AM »
I'm really keen for more goblins to be made. I have 30 odd (maybe more) of the archers still to be painted. I like the mantic zombies though myself but would be keen to see Andy's version.