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Reaper Miniatures Bones II Kickstarter

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm by Will Wells

Bones II Kickstarter

If you’ve done any sort of tabletop gaming that involves miniatures in the past decade, you’ve likely heard of Reaper Miniatures.  They manufacture one of the largest lines of metal 28mm tabletop miniatures in the world – miniatures which are often used in games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and the Star Wars Roleplaying Game – to name just three of the most popular systems that rely on miniatures.

A few years back, Reaper decided to take their miniatures in a new direction by launching their Bones line.  Made with a strong, white plastic – bone white, hence the name of the line – they were less likely to break than metal miniatures, and held paint better without priming.  However, the molds for these Bones miniatures were expensive to make.  Reaper could only afford to create twelve molds.  Their Bones line was a mere twelve miniatures, compared to the thousands of different miniatures in their metal lines.

Last year, in July of 2012, Reaper launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to add an additional 30 molds to the Bones line. They asked for $30,000.

They got 3.4 million, from over 17 thousand backers.  Instead of adding 30 new molds to the Bones line, they added more than 200.

This year, between October 1st and 25th, Reaper Miniatures is doing it again.

On October 1st, Reaper launched the Bones II Kickstarter, asking for another $30,000 to add another 30 figured.  Within the first 24 hours (more like 18 hours), they had reached 1,000,000 dollars, from around 9,000 backers and over 100 new miniatures.

With the rest of October ahead of them, you’ve got to wonder how high they’ll go this time.

This time, rather than having multiple pledge levels, Reaper only has one – the Core set, featuring the new thirty and all the basic stretch goals.  This set, at time of writing, contains well over 100 miniatures, and looks to be getting quite a bit larger.  The Core pledge level is 100 dollars, so that means a backer is getting each miniatures for less than a dollar.


As in their first Kickstarter, Reaper is offering add-ons so that people can raise their pledges to add more expensive models to their package.  In addition to single models and small sets, this time Reaper is offering an add-on called their “Core Expansion” which is an add-on that grows as more stretch goals are met.

If I sound enthusiastic, well, I am pretty excited by all of this.  I was a backer of the original Reaper Bones Kickstarter, and I couldn’t have been more satisfied with the product I received.  I backed the Reaper Bones II Kickstarter within the first two hours (and I still missed the Early Bird slot).

Oh, and if you’re worried this is some sort of paid advertisement – no, it isn’t.  I’m not getting paid to say these things.  In fact, I plan to give Reaper quite a bit of my money before the Bones II Kickstarter ends.

If you want to get in on the action, check out the Reaper Bones II Kickstarter here:

And Reaper’s website is here:

Fine Print: Reaper Miniatures, Kickstarter, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder RPG, and Star Wars are all copyrighted to their respective companies.  This news article is in no way associated with any of the above companies.

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    • zoroaster100

      The first Reaper Kickstarter was awesome. This one is going to be even better!

    • Ken

      Awesome! I always enjoyed their minis even when I had to prime the old metal ones. These ones are so much better. No primer. Wash, paint, and coat. And even a bad artist (like me) can still make them look pretty good!

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