September 20, 2013
I spent some time opening one of my Vampire sets and poking at the bigger models. Sooooo many little plastic bags to remove.
Can see the 2nd Vampire set in the next bucket. I opened up the monsters and put them with the 1st, not sure what to do with double of all the PC types yet.
People asked how is the quality? Generally speaking quite good. Almost impossible to clearly photograph though due to the white plastic.... In any case here are some standout models showing the finer detailed castings that caught my eye
This last one is a cool giant that I never would have bought in metal due to his size.
Now here are some comparison photos alongside their metal versions
You can see in this example that some of the detail seems a bit softer in the plastic but generally they are very comparable.
Now here is what I call my Good the OK and the Ugly:
In the second set the double of this gunslinger guy obviously got stuck in the mold or something cause his base and hat were very melted
Also had one guy missing his feet :O
And here are examples of the leaners:
I seperated them out as I was unbagging the minis. It's a common problem with prepaint and boardgame figures that you get a few that won't stand up or have bent weapons. I sorted all of these out together then fixed them by giving them a bath in hot water from the kettle in a bowl. Then pulled them out one at a time, straightened them up in their softened state and then put them under cold water to set them in the proper position. The same trick can be used on big anime and action figures since sometimes a hot day will make a character bend at the ankles. You can use a hair dryer or hot water to soften them up.
Another issue in only a handfull of figures is very thin limbs like this girls blurry thin hand. I only really noticed the problem on her and some skinny zombies.
After sorting through the hundreds of minis I only spotted these problems so Reaper has done a pretty good job. I'm getting replacements for a couple missing characters and the feetless and melted guy.