Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Reaper Bones Kickstarter

A while back I picked up a couple of Reaper miniatures from their new Bones line, the werewolf and the purple worm. I was really pleased with them, and waited anxiously for more to be released.

Initially there were a total of 12 minis in the bones line, and over the weeks, nothing was added. It turns out that the molds to make them are really expensive, and so Reaper decided to give the Bones line a serious kickstart.

Their initial goal was $30k, with which they would release 30 new miniatures. I'm not sure it took them more than a day to reach that goal. They're now working their way through stretch goals. At this point, they've gone from 30 new miniatures to 38, and if you pledge at the Vampire level you'll also get 36 low level creatures (goblins, kobolds, and rats), 10 minor undead, and their kickstarter Sophie on a motorcycle.That's 85 minis for $100.

For an extra pledge you can also add 2 fire giant royals, 2 frost giant royals, and Ebonwrath the dragon.

Now, chances are that by the time this goes live (days after being written), the next 2+ stretch goals will have been met, and there will be even more goodies to drool over.

The current stretch goals are 4 elves added to Vampire level+ and the two paint sets add-ons available to all levels.

Now, if it turns out that the Vampire level is a little too expensive or you're looking for even more, there are a wide variety of pledge levels. Plus all of the minis created out of the kickstarter will be available to everyone eventually (sometime in 2013 most likely) except for the Sophie, so you can still get the ones you want.


  1. The only thing stopping me is lack of time to paint them all ...

    1. I can totally understand that. It's not stopping me though, because around the time these ship is when I'll be finishing my masters degree and I'm expecting to have significantly more free time!