Ninja Division Unpainted Miniatures ETA??


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I pre-ordered the Unpainted resin Minis from Ninja Division back at the beginning of September. At the time, the release date was mid-September. It is now the very end of October, and there seems to be a dearth of information about these figures. They do exist, there have been pictures of them in the wild.

Do we have an ETA for these?? Happy with an indicative, weeks, months etc. I have also gone into the Kickstarter, so if the indicative date is May next year, I won't bother getting them as a separate order.


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Vic's comment here seems to suggest they've been delayed until March 2018

I'm qualifying the comment since I'm hopelessly lost about which product line is which when it comes to Ninja Division stuff. So I'm not sure which announcement pertains to the kickstarter minis, the prepainted minis or the unpainted minis.

EDIT: I can't see why extra paint steps would delay unpainted minis, now I think about it, but I can no longer find them on the Paizo site, nor in my orders (and I'm pretty sure I preordered them).

Sorry - this probably wasn't a terribly helpful post! If anyone who knows the answers can clarify, I'd like to know too. :)

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I saw Vic's post, which what made me post about the unpainted ones. They have been released as some people were able to show pictures during the kickstarter.


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Ah. Sorry - you know more than me. I am horribly confused about all the different releases though.

Can you still see your preorder? I’m sure I had the unpainted ones preordered but all I see in my sidecart art the prepainted ones. I do have a bunch of “invisible” orders in my order history.


I could have sworn that the minis (unpainted) were available on the site briefly, but they seem to have vanished.

However, since I really like the look of the sculpts from the most recent KS, I am curious how long it might be till we see miniatures.

I love the hobby aspect of RPGs almost as much as I like playing them.

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My order did go invisible, but customer service was able to cast Invisibility Purge and i can see it again

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From one of the now-removed product pages:

Vic Wertz wrote:
These miniatures are currently part of the Starfinder Masterclass Miniatures Kickstarter, and Ninja Division didn't want to complicate the messaging, so both Ninja Division and Paizo have temporarily stopped offering them for sale.

I haven't seen a timeline for the temporary stoppage of them being offered for sale. And not to harp on the irony of it all, but their attempt to not "complicate the messaging" only served to complicate the messaging.


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sanwah68 wrote:

I pre-ordered the Unpainted resin Minis from Ninja Division back at the beginning of September. At the time, the release date was mid-September. It is now the very end of October, and there seems to be a dearth of information about these figures. They do exist, there have been pictures of them in the wild.

Do we have an ETA for these?? Happy with an indicative, weeks, months etc. I have also gone into the Kickstarter, so if the indicative date is May next year, I won't bother getting them as a separate order.

Vic posted yesterday that the arrival is imminent. :)

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Hooray...thanks for posting that here, Steve.


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No worries. Now I need to work out what happened to my preorders. :(


I'm really looking forward to seeing the new figures "in the flesh."

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I don't want to jinx it, but it looks like the original iconic set is back up for sale on the Paizo store.


Very exciting, and "Ships from Warehouse in 7 to 14 days," so it sounds like they're in stock.

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Now to wait for that shipping email....


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Schoon wrote:
Very exciting, and "Ships from Warehouse in 7 to 14 days," so it sounds like they're in stock.

I believe the iconics are “in the building” but the spaceship is still a little way off (hopefully only a week or so).

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The Sunrise Maiden has landed.


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That was quick. Thanks, Vic.


Does anyone have these in hand yet?

I've got no experience with Ninja Division, and would like to hear about what people are experiencing in terms of detail, flash, slipcast, etc.

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Got an ysoki in the mail: It has a very high level of the detail, even when compared to the Wizkids Deep Cuts line. Here it is after zenithal priming. My only minor complaint is that there was a large amount of resin hairs still attached to it. At first I was extra impressed thinking they were little stray rat hairs. But it just took some attention with wire cutters. The sheer amount of fine detail on the mini is going to make for a good challenge in painting it!

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Yay!

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Got the rest in: Same high level of detail on all, plus very few stray resin hairs. Obazaya towers over everyone! Calipers show her somewhere between 45-46 mm. Scaling that at 1:54 would place her at ~8 feet, the maximum height for Vesk.


More yay!


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Not such a positive review here, I’m afraid. Mine just arrived today.

Quig’s drone has had a bit broken off ( plus there was no slotted base for either of those minis).

Altronus is missing a foot.

The sunrise maiden appears to have a kind of “dent” to receive the pin attaching it to its base but it is impossibly small and may as well not be there.

I’m also curious as to why all the bases have a slot but none of the figures have a corresponding strip to insert. Seems like weird design to me (granted I’m new to minis you have to assemble).

They look okay, but seem pretty finicky and thin compared to WizKids minis.

I also think the product descriptions need a standard “mini comes in pieces and needs to be assembled” disclaimer, personally.

I wouldn’t have bought them if I’d had them in hand.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Not such a positive review here, I’m afraid. Mine just arrived today.

Sorry to hear about your broken minis. I agree the slotta bases are pointless (manufacturing/packaging error?) given that none of the miniatures are standing on insertion tabs. Separate bases are the norm for minis that are to be painted, though.

I'll have to do a comparison with my Pathfinder miniatures. I suppose the Starfinder ones are a little on the thin side, though personally I'm for any movement away from GW-esque "heroic" proportions, as they make the characters look like severe acromegaly patients.


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Separate bases are the norm for minis that are to be painted, though.

Cheers. I worked out I haven't painted in a mini in about 35 years, so I'm a little out of the loop. They were all lead blobs back then..

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I'll have to do a comparison with my Pathfinder miniatures. I suppose the Starfinder ones are a little on the thin side, though personally I'm for any movement away from GW-esque "heroic" proportions, as they make the characters look like severe acromegaly patients.

I agree, I'm just a little nervous I'll break them as I paint/glue them. Probably my perception is skewed given my breakage rate.

May I ask if you got the Sunrise Maiden? Does the peg fit into the starship for you? (Mine fits the base fine but not the mini which is a bit annoying).

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No issues there. It was slightly more of a struggle to get the peg into the base, in fact. [photos]


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Oh. Well that’s encouraging. Mine must just be a dud.

Cheers.

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