Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Rucht Hour: Reaper Bones II

Yep. I'm doing it.

As of this writing, I'm dropping some money for the Reaper Bones II Kickstarter. Why, do you ask? You'll note that the second round of Reaper Bones has fewer minis than the first offering. That is actually a draw for me. The first Reaper Bones featured so many miniatures that it was overwhelming to me. I couldn't imagine using many of the figures offered and I already have a large backlog of unpainted minis. (As does any hardcore enthusiast. Amirite?)

However, looking over this offering, it has fewer minis but I like almost all of them better. The minis they are offering are bigger, more dynamic, and more complex. Plus, they are offering a lot of the bigger minis. I am already drooling over some of the dragons, giants, and demons. My experience with the large-scale Bones minis has been quite positive. Aside from the difficulty I had slicing the Bones minis apart, they are a dream to assemble. Just stick the plastic pieces together and they stay together. You almost don't need glue.

Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration. But they stick together very well. For example, check out ol' Cthulhu here. This mini has not been glued together. Simply dry assembled.

But for people who only want some of the big minis, there is an option. Just put down a dollar and pick up some of the extras! This is the route I almost took. I probably would have taken that route, except that so many of the core minis were amazing.

One day left, people! What do you think?


  1. I'm doing it again, but ONLY to get one of the paint sets. I'm kicking myself for missing on that amazing deal for paints, and I won't miss it this time around. I already have too many miniatures. I'd love to get both paints sets and the minis case, but money be tight right now, and reaper picked a bad time to do this kickstarter.

  2. You went in pretty heavy last time from the pile which is bigger than mine. I am at core plus 3 of the options currently but none of the expansions.

  3. I'm down for $219 this time around.

    1. Were you able to hold that level?

    2. I topped out about $254. The "Dragons Don't Share" option at the very end was too good to pass up.

  4. I missed the last one as no funds but this one does not float my boat so will pass on it


  5. I ended up dumping $406 into this one (which included $100 of shipping).
    Core set, expansion #1 and a whole lot of extras.

    I think I put $280 into the first one.