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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Dec 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

"One of my oldest and best friends, Barrett Stanley, is currently running a Kickstarter to try and fund the second issue of his science-fiction comic, Heartbreak Quadrant. I have, of course, backed the project, because I like the comic, but mostly because I really want to help my friend fulfill his goal of becoming a full-time comic artist. And that, to me, is what Kickstarter is really all about.

A few years ago, I backed my first Kickstarter project, Afterlife from Anvil Industries. I loved the look of their models, and once the Kickstarter had funded, it seemed like cool new models were added every day. It was exciting to watch the pledge levels go up, and I felt like I was winning prizes every time a new level was hit. Six months or so later, I received my figures. They were superb really, I heartily recommend them, but, the truth was, I was no longer excited by them. My interest in them was six months ago. I had moved on…."
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Barin107 Dec 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

So what? You can buy a shirt you no longer like in 6 months, or read a book halfway and throw it away.
I've backed a lot of KS miniatures campaigns, and there're times when you wait for more than a year, like with Reaper Bones. And they have created new stuff – bonesium, molds, machines, etc. On the other hand I'm quite happy with fast KS, like LAM – when they use the funds for intial production and you get it in a couple of months for KS prices.

Dynaman878908 Dec 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Kickstarter is for shifting financial risk onto the purchasers.

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