But still, $100 for 36 fragile resin minis isn't for me. I have backed or contributed to three Reaper Bones Kickstarters and gotten WAY more minis for my investment, including some very large monsters that I would NEVER have gotten in metal due to price. Bones may not hold the same level of detail, but I can literally throw my painted Bones mini across the room or off the roof or into a Tupperware box with dozens of others like it with no fear of breaking the model. Every other resin mini I've ever painted had to be treated like a vial of nitroglycerine.
I guess it depends on the type of Resin. I've used a lot of resin miniatures for games like Blood Bowl, where the miniatures are constantly handled, knocked around and laid down on the board, and haven't had issues with them breaking.
Maybe if I was worried the people I play with would be rough with the miniatures I'd be concerned, but in that event I'd be worried if they were made out of metal also. I'd rather have highly detailed miniatures and be a bit more careful with them than lower detailed miniatures that could be stepped on with no worries, but it's all preference.
The comment on it from ND in the KS comments:
"We are committing to resin manufacturing, and have several manufacturing partners to consider before aligning to a specific one - different materials are used, we require that the resin is resistant to brittle breakage, and has a little flexibility to aid with demolding and prevent breakage - but other than that, we will determine before going to final."