Before you get confused I’m not talking about any sort of diet, although I’m sure the spammers will jump all over this. No, what I’m asking is; how much does it cost to design, prototype and mould a gaming figure of 28mm?
The reason I’m asking is because there seems to be an ever-increasing number of figure-making companies around. From the more boutique-style of Victoria’s Miniatures through to Warlord’s Bolt Action and on to Mantic’s Deadzone. I’m well aware that this is kit an exhaustive list and really I should also mention Empire of the Dead and In Her Majesty’s Name. No doubt there are others, just google them.
Let’s say that I have come up with a universe that I think would work. I can easily produce the rules and indeed, I could just recommend that players use figures from other systems.
But, let’s say that they don’t truly represent all of the races, creatures and characters of that world. How do I move things forward?
How can all of these people afford to go through the process and then produce them at very affordable prices? Take a look at Warlord who are – I believe – owned by Rick Priestley. For around £20 you can get 24 or so really well made figures.
So, answers on a postcard please as I would really like to understand this market