Pre-painted miniatures delayed until March 2018


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Liberty's Edge

The Ninja Division SNAFU shines eternal.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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For ease of conversation, here's what they said regarding the Starfinder prepainted minis:

Ninja Division wrote:
Ninja Division Publishing, LLC had originally planned to release the pre-painted miniatures officially licensed by Paizo™ for their Starfinder™ Roleplaying Game in the Fall of 2017. Due to the approvals process and our desire to provide the highest quality product possible, we are delaying the release of the pre-painted Starfinder miniatures until March of 2018.

As they said, the delay is "due to the approvals process and our desire to provide the highest quality product possible," and I'd like to give you some more detail on that. We've approved the sculpts—they're quite nice!—but we have asked for a fair number of adjustments to the paint ops on many of these minis, and that's creating additional approval cycles. We think it's going be well worth the extra wait.

(Those of you who have been following WizKids' Pathfinder Battles line since its inception will remember that it took us a while to get where we wanted there as well.)

Liberty's Edge

Sounds fine by itself, it just feels like all developments in this saga conspire towards disappointment. The unpainted miniatures getting delayed due to a last-minute sales strategy epiphany was a similar letdown.


Glass half empty; glass half full.

I choose to see this as "We're getting better quality miniatures eventually"

Schedules have always been a challenge in the industry.


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Vic Wertz wrote:

For ease of conversation, here's what they said regarding the Starfinder prepainted minis:

Ninja Division wrote:
Ninja Division Publishing, LLC had originally planned to release the pre-painted miniatures officially licensed by Paizo™ for their Starfinder™ Roleplaying Game in the Fall of 2017. Due to the approvals process and our desire to provide the highest quality product possible, we are delaying the release of the pre-painted Starfinder miniatures until March of 2018.

As they said, the delay is "due to the approvals process and our desire to provide the highest quality product possible," and I'd like to give you some more detail on that. We've approved the sculpts—they're quite nice!—but we have asked for a fair number of adjustments to the paint ops on many of these minis, and that's creating additional approval cycles. We think it's going be well worth the extra wait.

(Those of you who have been following WizKids' Pathfinder Battles line since its inception will remember that it took us a while to get where we wanted there as well.)

Thanks, Vic. Hearing specifics like that is reassuring.

I confess I was sceptical of the Ninja Division email - borderline cynical, really. It read to me as an excuse rather than an explanation. The PFB experience clearly shows the value of tweaking and re-working.*

*:
Although I guess the PACG Ultrapro carry case shows the risk. :(


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Well, March has come and gone. Any more updates on this?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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All 4 sets (Iconic Heroes 1 and 2, Corpse Fleet, and Pact Worlds Fleet) should be on sale at GenCon and should show up in retail stores later in August. (We had production samples of all of them on display at PaizoCon.)


Is there any plan to produce any other sets after the first four?

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