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Who is this product for?

I have long been a fan of hard plastic miniatures, to the extent where these days it’s my favourite material to work with by far. This means I am usually happy to see new ranges in the market, but this time it’s not clear what market these are aimed at. I’m talking about the new plastic orcs and kobolds for Dungeons & Dragons. Brent from Goobertown has a lot to say on these:

if you’re going to release a range of plastic figures which are even more expensive than Games Workshop, your work had better be good. $50 for 7 Kobolds is not going to set anyone’s world on fire. Brent suggests these might become a meme, but I think it’s more likely they will receive a derisive snort and then be forgotten.

As Brent’s review shows, the sprues are lightly populated and more can comfortable fit in a box than are provided. There are plenty of miniatures to choose from in the market these days, and I am not sure why anyone would choose these.

4 comments on “Who is this product for?

  1. Azazel
    March 15, 2022

    Interesting link – I typically like Brent’s stuff as he manages to avoid the douchebag aspect that so many of his contemporaries fall into, and this is no exception.

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    • davekay
      March 15, 2022

      Yes whether he likes a product or not I always enjoy Brent’s reviews

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  2. goresmack
    March 15, 2022

    I had wondered this same thing. I went down the Reaper route Brent mentioned and landed 18 Kobolds for $18 USD, granted they’re all mono-pose but there are no duplicates. I hate to say it but I think the simplest explanation is a money grab based on branding, people will inherently want the “official” D&D miniatures. I think Brent is right to be concerned about the future of the Framworks line.

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    • davekay
      March 15, 2022

      Yes I don’t see these as well positioned against other options gamers have. Hopefully the next releases in the line are better

      Liked by 1 person

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