Checking Out The RAGE OF DEMONS Minis from GF9
  • Checking Out The RAGE OF DEMONS Minis from GF9


    What do Orcus, Graz'zt, and Zuggtmoy have in common? They're all demon lords, and they're all miniatures coming soon from Gale Force 9. They're limited edition (only 1500 of each). Orcus retails at a mighty $75, with Zuggtmoy at $25 and Graz'zt at $20.






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    1. Flexor the Mighty! -
      I have an old Ral Partha Orcus, and a Reaper Graz'zt but Zuggtmoy looks like something I will have to get. Need to fill out my Demon Lord collection.
    1. TerraDave's Avatar
      TerraDave -
      They look very pretty, well, you know what I mean, and also like they need a lot of work.
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Quote Originally Posted by TerraDave View Post
      They look very pretty, well, you know what I mean, and also like they need a lot of work.
      Yes. They come unpainted and unassembled. To make matters worse, they're also made from rather brittle resin. Not worth the cost, in my mind.
    1. Flexor the Mighty! -
      While I prefer metal, resin holds detail excellently so I see why they use it.
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      I'm actually glad Orcus comes unpainted. That way it is easier to paint him as he is described in the 1e MM and not the red hue of 3e+.
    1. EthanSental's Avatar
      EthanSental -
      I've been impressed with the resin minis from GF9. I have about 7 so far and I haven't had any brittle issue yet although I do find myself more careful when I'm removing them from the sprue. But once that's over, gluing and painting is like any other mini. The cost is higher than metal minis but I lucked up and picked up the 4 the D&D extra life team had for a donation of only $30 bucks.

      Although I like the static pose of Orcus, I'd rather see him standing and about to give some unfortunately soul a beat down.
    1. chibi graz'zt's Avatar
      chibi graz'zt -
      MUST. HAVE. All. 3!!! Specially my own daddy Graz'zt ;-)
    1. dave2008's Avatar
      dave2008 -
      Quote Originally Posted by EthanSental View Post
      Although I like the static pose of Orcus, I'd rather see him standing and about to give some unfortunately soul a beat down.
      Me too.
    1. Mortellan's Avatar
      Mortellan -
      Zuggy got her own mini! Very proud of her
    1. Greybird's Avatar
      Greybird -
      Boo. Hiss. This is a game. Game pieces shouldn't be double the normal prices with a limited run. It is bad enough that the only way to get regular pieces is via blind packs or third parties, but this is a terrible way to do things. Do limited pieces for the collectors - do them all day long. That's great. But back them up with traditionally priced, traditionally marketed miniatures for the people who just want to buy the pieces they need to play their game.
    1. V0RTEX's Avatar
      V0RTEX -
      Quote Originally Posted by Greybird View Post
      Boo. Hiss. This is a game. Game pieces shouldn't be double the normal prices with a limited run. It is bad enough that the only way to get regular pieces is via blind packs or third parties, but this is a terrible way to do things. Do limited pieces for the collectors - do them all day long. That's great. But back them up with traditionally priced, traditionally marketed miniatures for the people who just want to buy the pieces they need to play their game.
      I'm not sure that profiteering is the motive for the size of the production run. I've noticed that these figure seem to be readily available from most the normal outlets. I suspect the limited run just reflects the true size of the market for this type of thing. Sure they are pricey, but not more expensive than other comparable quality miniatures for the hobbyist market.
    1. ninjayeti's Avatar
      ninjayeti -
      Quote Originally Posted by Greybird View Post
      Boo. Hiss. This is a game. Game pieces shouldn't be double the normal prices with a limited run. It is bad enough that the only way to get regular pieces is via blind packs or third parties, but this is a terrible way to do things. Do limited pieces for the collectors - do them all day long. That's great. But back them up with traditionally priced, traditionally marketed miniatures for the people who just want to buy the pieces they need to play their game.
      That's a bit like saying "The Ferrrari 488 is nice, but most people want an affordable car they can commute to work in - why doesn't Ferrari make a $30K model with good gas mileage and a spacious back seat?" Making high quality resin models is a totally different beast than producing cheap prepainted plastic.

      If you want cheap "game pieces" there are a ton options out there - 95%+ of the minis released these days are prepainted plastic. Please don't complain about the small fraction of models intended for those of us that actually want to paint high quality minis.
    1. phoffman's Avatar
      phoffman -
      The small runs for figurines, is likely do to the materials the molds are made of. If they are using silicone molds they only hold up for so many copies.
    1. Greybird's Avatar
      Greybird -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninjayeti View Post
      That's a bit like saying "The Ferrrari 488 is nice, but most people want an affordable car they can commute to work in - why doesn't Ferrari make a $30K model with good gas mileage and a spacious back seat?" Making high quality resin models is a totally different beast than producing cheap prepainted plastic.

      If you want cheap "game pieces" there are a ton options out there - 95%+ of the minis released these days are prepainted plastic. Please don't complain about the small fraction of models intended for those of us that actually want to paint high quality minis.
      Except that that is not what I said. I actually said that making special pieces for collectors is great. I just think that there should ALSO be some traditional choices for people who want pieces to play the game.

      As for market size, they are automatically limiting it by charging three times what a typical miniature runs.

      Have blind packs. Have high-grade collector's pieces. But also make it so that if I need a half-dozen water cultists, or a few Trademarked Beasties (TM) that I can get them without having to pay triple or buy thirty low-quality pieces I don't need to get one I do (I've been painting miniatures since the 80s, and still shudder every time I have to try and work with the plastics.)
    1. Noaharkwv's Avatar
      Noaharkwv -
      Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd still no Demogorgon... (Sigh!)
    1. Flexor the Mighty! -
      For those not liking the price Reaper makes miniatures of Demogorgon, Yeenoghtu, Graz'zt, Lolth, Orcus, and I'm sure they have something that will stand in just fine for Juiblex. Not so sure about Baphomet or Fraz-urb'luu. I probably misspelled a few of those... Anyway all in metal and like these all are unpainted and not usign the same names if they are WotC IP.
    1. Sacrosanct's Avatar
      Sacrosanct -
      Graz'zt sort of reminds me of Calebos from Clash of the Titans (the first, good one. Not the sucky remake).
    1. Psychometrika's Avatar
      Psychometrika -
      Quote Originally Posted by Greybird View Post
      Boo. Hiss. This is a game. Game pieces shouldn't be double the normal prices with a limited run. It is bad enough that the only way to get regular pieces is via blind packs or third parties, but this is a terrible way to do things. Do limited pieces for the collectors - do them all day long. That's great. But back them up with traditionally priced, traditionally marketed miniatures for the people who just want to buy the pieces they need to play their game.
      Most of the demon lords already have had releases in the past by other miniature companies, so you have lots of other options. Orcus in particular has a wide variety of choices, so I guess I'm not seeing what there is to complain about.
    1. Azzy's Avatar
      Azzy -
      That's pretty pricey for resin minis these days. GF9 must think they're GW or something (and GW thinks that they're Apple).
    1. Flexor the Mighty! -
      Quote Originally Posted by Psychometrika View Post
      Most of the demon lords already have had releases in the past by other miniature companies, so you have lots of other options. Orcus in particular has a wide variety of choices, so I guess I'm not seeing what there is to complain about.
      A lot of people want pre-painted D&D miniatures, from demon lords to orcs, in a non random sales format. Sure I'd like that too but so far it has only been done in a limited format where random packs seems to have done well. I don't know the economics enough to know if its viable. But I like to paint minis so I'm OK with traditional metal figs.
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