Going Plastic & Ten Thunders

As we all know now that Wyrd are going towards plastic miniatures what is interesting is that Eric has given us a little insight into how they went about making the choice they did.

So lets go back about a month before those famous words. Here at wyrd central we were sitting and looking at the costs of our minis, the costs of metal, and getting more than a little upset about how the future looked. Straight to the point, the cost of metal has gone up nearly 80% in just the last 2 years, while the cost of our minis had gone up more like 20%, and with metal not slowing down any time soon, we were going to have to push through a rather significant price increase if we were to continue on like we were. Added to that was the fact that we just started producing Avatars which were bigger, heavier, and in all ways more metal than our standard minis. Something had to change!

So we start researching our options. Plastics, Resin, other metals, etc… Luckily we were in a position where we could see what a couple other larger companies had done before us, and largely we wanted to build and improve on the decisions we had seen them make. We knew why they made them, but we hoped we could do better.

To see the results of Wyrds thinking head on over for a read Going Plastic.

And to add more juiciness to the mix here is the new crew for Ten Thunders.

For some reason I am thinking of certain sisters in Mortal Kombat 😀

Liking the luck of these guys a LOT my only concern is the Torakage with the chain weapon hoping it is not too brittle.

I can take or leave these guys hopefully they have some crazy arrow skills that make me love them 😀

Loving it an amazing sculpt.

3 thoughts on “Going Plastic & Ten Thunders

  1. Reblogged this on The Shell Case and commented:
    Over on Miniature Musings of a Bear there’s a host of previews of some truly awesome looking models. I’m sure my wife would love me to start a new gaming system. What could possibly go wrong?

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