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A miniatures line featuring RPG heroes, villains, monsters, Cthulhu and ponies in chibi anime style.
A miniatures line featuring RPG heroes, villains, monsters, Cthulhu and ponies in chibi anime style.
A miniatures line featuring RPG heroes, villains, monsters, Cthulhu and ponies in chibi anime style.
757 backers pledged $105,099 to help bring this project to life.

Survey for what Chibi come next

As backers, you probably know from our frequent updates that we are fairly transparent in our process. The steps we utilize in completing a project of this kind can be summarized as concept generation, concept art, sculpting, moulding, casting, packaging and shipping. You also know that there are different people involved in the various stages. As such, we can be working on multiple projects at the same time as we are utilizing different talents and resources. So, while we’re in the final stages for Asian Adventurers, it means that those involved in first part have been free to work on the next project without impeding any of the progress towards fulfillment of Asian.

With all that said, Chris has been busy working with Lorraine (art) and the sculptors to bring the next Chibi project to life. While the overall theme was sci-fi, it broke into horror and space subgroups. Not surprisingly, ended up with two different miniature sets. Chris is a fan of HP Lovecraft’s work, and the whole Cthulhu Mythos. That’s one of the reasons that so many Mythos creatures made it into the Chibi Dungeon Adventurers Kickstarter (Cthulhu, Avatar of Yog-Sothoth, Avatar of Shub-Niggurath, Deep One). Those were the inspiration for the Gaslight Horror minis and they’re probably 80% of what we planned. The Type 1 figures are broken into heroes and monsters (see pictures for examples). The Type 2 figures are reserved for the Great Old Ones.

Finally, we created a small sub-set of space themed figures. There are really four base figures, and two that have alternate heads (helmeted, human). The Type 2 figures will be the same space mech body with 3 different weapon arm packs (short, long and energy). The mechs can also hold a Chibi driver from the Type 1 figures. The Space Chibi are similar in that they’ll maintain the same general sizing as our Asian figures (30mm Type 1, 50mm Type 2). We have additional art for more space figures as well. In an effort to make sure we structure the Kickstarter campaign in a way that creates the most interest and value for the backers, we are asking you to complete a very quick survey. This will allow us to rank which figure types (size/theme) are the most interest to the community. This will affect the starting figures, their numbers, and stretch goals so please vote (or Cthulhu will rise from the depths). 

Rank 1 for the set you most want most and 5 for the set you would like to see least. The survey is here: 

Here are samples of art from Lorraine to show you the theme for each set in the survey. The images were scaled to show true size comparisons for what the figures should look like.

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    1. David Lee Seymour on February 11, 2014

      I have enough mythos minis myself, I was really looking forward to a space themed line. The size 3 mech pic 1 is seriously too close to GW, BUT pic loses any of its aesthetic value and just doesn't look appealing as a design.

    2. Bradley Zakany on February 11, 2014

      I have one thing to say.




    3. Nicholas E. Kelsch on February 11, 2014

      I don't care for the space mech, and am not fond of any of the space designs that cannot be easily adapted to Fantasy use. Also, apart from the Archeologist, I am not interested in any of the characters so far. The monsters and demons look good.

    4. Impact! Miniatures 36-time creator on February 11, 2014

      Apologies ... I was not involved with Space so when I pulled the image from the final art folder from the sculptor ... I did not realize that Chris has another sculptor make major changes to it after that. Totally my error. Here is what the Space Mech looks like now (I added the optional drive to show). I think you'll see it is completely different. Sorry for the misunderstanding on my end. (you can change your survey answers if this changes your mind). - Tom @ Impact!

    5. James Moreland
      on February 11, 2014

      I'd agree with Joshua... Space Type 2 has a high chance of causing you "issues".

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      Joshua Thompson on February 11, 2014

      The space type 2 looks like a really bad idea. A certain sue-happy company would be all over this.

    7. Kaiser on February 11, 2014

      I'm sad that the survey so far shows the Space minis at the bottom. :( The only figure I would want from the first 3 groups is Indy.

    8. James Cowling on February 11, 2014

      The Gug should be Type II and the King in Yellow should be Type I.

    9. Ehren37 on February 11, 2014

      The gug and elder thing are adorable! Mythos monsters work well for both for sci fi and fantasy.

    10. Veronica Wakefield-Cooper
      on February 11, 2014

      Only really interested at all in the Type 1 Gaslight Characters, unfortunately.