Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pride of resin miniature makers (rant with a wink)

Disclaimer: Well, let me start with a statement that, I love all the miniatures shown below, and if anything, want to encourage everybody to buy them, as the quality of the product is high (in contrast to "made-of-old-bubble-gum" Finecast minis). I also understand, how hopeless my rant is, so, take it with a wink.
      Over last few years, we have seen an appearance of huge number of relatively small miniature making companies. Three things came together making this possible: maturing of e-commerce, development of 3D-printing and, easiness (in comparison to plastic injection) of resin casting. The result is a rapidly growing offer of original models and/or alternative replacements for established game systems. From the point of view of design this figurines are often top class, while the quality is (can be) comparable to modern plastic models.
      Sometimes, however, I feel that endless price increases of some largest players in the market born belief that collectors will swallow any burden in order to possess their toys. Going to the point, I feel that, some resin minis from smaller makers are overpriced (in a similar fashion like 90% of ForgeWorld catalog). Maybe I will offend somebody but, do not confuse pride with stupidity! 
So, hereby, I would like to ask corresponding persons in charge for discounting the following miniatures... let say, by half ;-) :

39 USD (30 EUR) for something what essentially is a Deffkopter model is little bit overboard!

20 USD (15 EUR) for one (1) fur-less pig which represent just a bike?

Staying in a biker theme: 16 USD (12.5 EUR) for just alternative Tomb Blade model...

23.5 USD (17.90 EUR) for 5 terminator legs? uff...
71 USD (54.5 EUR) for essentially 3 terminators, c'mon!
52 USD (40 EUR) for a chimera/razorback alternative?
These are just examples selected from a legion, and do not ask me even about resin bases.... Please, make your prices more reasonable! Lets change the world! We can do this, just try!

(23.80 USD)


  1. Maybe its not over priced? If everything in the market thats decent quality costs that much, maybe thats how much they need to charge to make a decent profit?

    1. The point is that other makers are able organizing their production in such way that their products are substantially cheaper. For example, compare these 2 guys from Scibor for 55 euro (+shipping) to Anvil Industry prices. And, the latter company is located in much more expensive country...


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