|The postcard was a nice touch.|
I've always wanted to get the Arkham Horror pre-painted miniature set.
Several things have conspired against me until this point.
First of all it was cost, as the bundle of miniatures was about $200 US dollars for all 48.
Then it was supply, once i had more money the investigator set was sold out.
I waited for ages to see if it would come back into stock and it never did. I then noticed that they were selling them individually, but that several had already sold out.
Figuring that the window for obtaining these figures was closing I did some thinking.
I noticed that all the figures out of stock were members of the "SIGNIFICANT 16" Arkham characters. Now, those of you who have played the FFG Cthulhu games will know who i mean, the characters from the core game of Arkham Horror, Elder Sign and Mansions of Madness.
Joe Diamond, Jenny Barnes, Harvey Walters, those ones.
Then I had a brainwave. All of those figures are reproduced unpainted in the Mansions of Madness core game and expansions.
|Hank and Norman, Heroes from an earlier campaign.|
I'd held off purchasing Mansions for ages for various reasons (One of which is i actually like playing the game and didn't want to spoil scenarios for that reason).
Now I have got them all and no regrets.
The quality isn't at all bad, and its baked on so its ncie and durable. All i need to do now is paint the other 16 characters from Mansions and I'll have a full set to use in 4 different games. BOOM!
Pre-painted is never going to be as good as a skilled painter taking time with things. But i've learned a thing or two lately, and one of those is pre-painted average looking figures and still 1000 times better than unpainted plastics.
And wow does it save time.
Bring on more pre-painted figs!