|The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus | Published 10 June 2011||Rating||18 votes|
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus Miniatures! These 11 painted figures will be available in the third quarter of 2011.
The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus is a standalone board game of danger and exploration for 2-6 players, in which you descend into an ancient Egyptian pyramid to explore for archaeological relics, avoid mortal perils that haunt your pursuit of treasure, and escape alive with the highest Treasure value to win.
Now you can enhance your journey across the pyramid’s chambers and corridors with The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus Miniatures. These pre-painted figures are available as a set of 11, featuring 8 Adventurers and 3 Mummy miniatures.
Each individual character comes to life with these colorful and detailed renditions. Further, even more excitement is added to the threat of encountering a mummy as each lumbering undead figure is frighteningly decorated.
Prepare to enhance your experience when The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus miniatures are released in the third quarter of 2011!
The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus is a standalone board game of danger and exploration for 2-6 players. Descend into an ancient Egyptian pyramid to search for priceless treasure, avoid hidden threats, and escape alive before the pyramid crumbles down around you.
I buy very few games these days- interestingly, FFG is about the only company I buy from at this time. I am sure my buying policy is connected with my love of plastic playing pieces (PPP).
That said, I will be buying these. I usually paint my own, but these Adventurers figures are so well painted I simply cannot hold a candle to their fine detail work. The price is a bit high, but for the added pleasure they bring to the game, they are well worth the price.
Oh, and this is in connection with the Adventurer painted figures, NOT Arkham Horror (?!).
RYdivs: You have trouble w/ the Arkham Horror rules?
I understand that this is only the announcement, however my statement stands; better pictures would benefit their efforts and give us, the buyers, something to better evaluate. Clearly they have some of the miniatures, even if not final production models. A closeup or two, even clearly stating that final versions may vary, would be of benefit.
I also understand the concept of miniatures as accesories, and how they are unnecessary in this context.. However they exist for the purpose of improving the aesthetic and experience, and are meant to be purchased. The cost of the Arkham Horror miniatures is a precedent for The Adventurers, and is what we have to go on so far as potential price. This I feel is valid reasoning.
$3.99 is inexpensive, yes, but I must doubt many are buying the figures one at a time, especially as it is quite a niche product, not typically found in local gaming stores, so one must also consider the shipping. For the Arkham Horror 16 base set investigators on is looking at near $64, excluding any tax and shipping charges. This, if only personally and for members of my group, is not inexpensive, and though I would like them I cannot justify the price for what is offered by the product.
I must also ask if they are actually painted miniatures or injection molded colored plastic, and what is the quality one is paying for, regardless of price?
Yeah, I meant $3.99. Still cheap.
Raydivs, I imagine some better shots will be available once it gets a wee bit closer to the release date. It's just the teaser announcement.
Perhaps you should post in the Arkham figures forum for the rest. The price and such has been debated ad nauseum. I still say $2.99 for pre-painted figure is cheap and they are not necessary to play with anyway. The monster issue is obvious- there's only one of each hero, but you'll need several of each monster (except the Masks). If you want monsters right now, you can find some old Call of Cthulhu RPG monsters or get a few from Mansions of Madness.
It would be perhaps beneficial to your sales effort to include pictures/link of these "detailed renditions". Nearly indecipherable from the images above.
Have finally gotten a group to the point of playing Arkham Horror, and not just trying to fight ourselves through the rules, so I am interested in buying more for that game. This brings to mind a question of cost for the above figures, as I saw the price for a complete set of the Arkham Horror Investigators is still more than the combined price of the base game and several expansions- ALL expansions if not paying full retail. This includes NO monsters, which would seem to be a much better draw for fans of the genre than more, somewhat lackluster, human miniatures, especially for such a price.
I do sincerely appreciate your interest in producing accessories for your games, but I do question the focus on the "hero" side of the equation, and the cost for such focus.
They really look great.