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Gone Fishing09 Jul 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

This isn't meant as criticism. More curiosity, really.

One of my guilty pleasures is to occasionally visit Otherworld's site to look over their offerings and dream of a D&D project that never quite gets off the ground. After a hiatus of several months, I yesterday took a peep (just for old times' sake) and was quite surprised to see the amount of change over there.

A number of ranges have been resculpted. I like some of the changes, but others have me wondering. To take a positive example first, the new Bugbears look much better to my eye than the old sculpts did – more "Erol Otian," which is always a good thing. So points there. I'm thinking the Goblins have also been redone? I like them too. But then the new Roper doesn't look nearly so good, and the Aspis don't look right at all; they should look like big Boll Weevils and these don't. It looks as though a number of the vermin figures are gone…cultists are missing, and weren't there more Gelatinous Cubes? Most frustrating of all, a relatively new demon sculpt (can't quite remember the name Demonic Servitor/Handmaid or something like that) is also missing. There are probably other changes I haven't noticed.

This might be nothing more than a factor of what sells and what doesn't, though I'm still left scratching my head at some of the resculpts (love the new Bugbears, though!). And it's a little odd some newer figures are already gone. So just curious: anybody know what's up?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Jul 2018 11:34 a.m. PST

Wow. Indeed the Bugbears have been redone. I myself liked the old ones better, and changing the sculpts really limits the force I have now, as I do not see the two "looks and feels" mixing.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 12:26 p.m. PST

I noticed the prices remain prohibitive for me anyway. Generally really, really nice stuff though. Sculpts you can't get anywhere else and beautifully presented to boot. I just love this Magic User:

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otherworldminiatures.co.uk/shop

"The black pudding sure is black today, Muh-thah" and at just under $8 USD this exquisitely sculpted pudding could be yours:

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Gone Fishing09 Jul 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

@Virtualscratchbuilder: I feel your pain, I really do. While I prefer the new look, the old ones were definitely excellent sculpts. Might be worth contacting them?

@Flashman: It's funny you mention the black pudding. I always think the same thing and wonder why companies even bother having such things as slimes and oozes sculpted. Surely a little greenstuff and five minutes would do the trick!

Rottcodd Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

Because I will pay $8 USD to not have to buy green stuff and sculpt it myself…

MajorB09 Jul 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

"Anyone Follow Otherworld Miniatures?"

Wh? Where are they going?

Gone Fishing09 Jul 2018 2:30 p.m. PST

And that is your prerogative, Rottcodd.

@MajorB: I wish I knew!

altfritz09 Jul 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

I liked the old Bugbears as well. Hopefully they will re-surface somewhere else.

altfritz09 Jul 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

And I don't understand why the cultists were removed.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine09 Jul 2018 11:46 p.m. PST

The cultists are still there

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Gone Fishing10 Jul 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

Yes, saw those, but didn't they have several other varieties (in hoods, some bald chaps…)? Maybe I'm mixing them up with another range.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 12:34 p.m. PST

The newer bugbears have more of a literal old-school feel. The sculpting is less..refined? More painterly, but in a sculpting sense? Anyway, I like them. grin

Personal logo jhancock Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

The new bugbears appear to lack the reproductive organs so prominent on the old sculpts. Perhaps to make them more "family" or "child" appropriate?

Can I say "reproductive organs" on TMP?!

Crazyivanov10 Jul 2018 5:25 p.m. PST

Didn't know they were doing base Bugbears without the dangly bits. Always found the male organs on nude/semi nude figures to look laughably small in comparison with everything else so I don't generally buy them. But now I can team up the Chieftan I got with some of his tribesmen.

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