My initial thoughts were also that my kids could use these for role playing. That hasn't happened, but I have a huge amount of minis should I ever need them (I have used them to proxy for playtesting other games however). Anyway, I ended doing all three (so far - when does Bones IV start?), and my Bones III kickstarter shipment arrived (Wave 1 FTW!)
|opening the box|
|one big bag|
|holds four smaller bags|
|complete stone circle|
The actual base set comes in it's own box - which I assume will be the retail release
Next is the bones themselves. As I opened each bag, I did notice that there were more figures that needed assembly than I remember with the previous two sets. There were a total of 6 of these, but I assembled them for the pictures. The joints only fit one way and went together with no problem, so I didn't see the need to show those separate pieces.
I couldn't fit an entire bag of minis in one shot, so each of these is two shots per bag. The first bag had some more orcs, and some abominable snowmen in it, as well as some torture devices (which will go really well with the ones coming next year from the Mantic Terrain Crate kickstarter - should I ever need a torture chamber.
Another interesting stretch goal was the re-issuing of five existing bones models in 'invisible' version using clear uncolored plastic.
The second bag didn't seem to have anything that stood out to me in it, just more excellent models
The third bag however was just full of lizard men - 16 of these in total. Plus there were some pretty awesome Wizard of Oz models in grey (instead of the standard white). Dorothy and Toto, a scarecrow, tin man (iron golem) witch and flying monkey are all really cool. I'm not sure why there was a "hellboy" figure with them - is he supposed to be the lion?
The final bag had some animal adventurers in it - I know I've seen some roleplaying game where all the heroes are actually animals (think of the Disney animated Robin Hood movie)
I did want to do a close up shot of Mr & Mrs Bones (from the third bag). These are the mascots for this bones kickstarter. They are a chibi style, which, while I'm not a fan of, is still pretty cute for this pair.
Except for the plastic weapon sprues, I find that all of these actually fit in my original Vampire pledge box of bones, along with all of the models from the first and second kickstarter base sets. (or at least all I have left, I've traded away a few gnolls and used some other models as needed).
I can't help but wonder when Bones IV will kick off? And just how many more models Reaper has left to convert to the Bones material.
Because it is all fun and games . . .