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AvP Miniature Kickstarter Online

We’ve recently been covering the upcoming miniature Alien vs Predator game from Prodos Games. Friday saw their Kickstarter page go online and they passed their initial goal of £35,000 within hours. They’re currently at just over £110,000 and as their funding climbs higher, pledger’s are receiving further benefits and more models are being unveiled:

09112013_02 AvP Miniature Kickstarter Online

“If successful this KS project will allows Prodos Games Ltd to produce the AvP The Hunt Begins Board Game (which will be produced in standard plastic 1 piece format for late 2014 release) in a bespoked and limited (to KS) fashion specifically for the model connoisseur and collector alike. We will utilize our Procast model making technique to make the high quality and detail multipose and official 28mm polyurethane miniatures of these seminal icons of screen and prose. As well as the cutting edge miniatures, the KS Exclusive AvP The Hunt Begins Gamers Collection Edition will be packaged in a deluxe KS-only box and include exclusive tokens and cards.

If we unlock the stretched goals, the KS project will also allow us to make faction specific themed objective markers as well as a Hardback version of the AvP Wargame Rulebook and speed up our production plans (by over 18 months) meaning we can produce miniatures of, for example, the Predalien, Alien Warriors and even potentially, cyborgs and colonial civilians, well ahead of schedule. In North and South America the KS Pledges will be distributed by CMON.”

By donating £75 then you will be effectively paying for a special KS version of the initial box release with lots of resin models in various poses. Many of the extra goodies have been unlocked with much more on the way! I’m breaking my Kickstarter virginity on this and I hope many of you will be joining me! The campaigns ends on the 28th of November. Get donating!!



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  1. Elicas
    You can add another pledge of whatever you like when the feedback form comes in Jan/Feb. Don't worry if you were short now, start saving for the pledge manager, that's the real payment time.
  2. Arterial Spray
    I don't really see the appeal of the Marine weapons pack.

    Because for the forseable future the only incinerators available are the one being used left handed by the medic in the boxed set, and the two in the weapons pack. Given the number of incinerators in the films I needed me some more... Also that medic is in a really stupid pose.

    And the spare Sgt head can turn a normal marine into a SGT without having to blow £8 on the 'official' Sarge.

    I think the Sergeant, rare flamers and assorted other gubbins are worth it.
  3. Mr. Domino
    I was rathe foolish and forgot to check in on the last 2 days. Now I have to choose which of my planned goodies to give up for the queen, WY, marine weapons pack and powerloader.

     :-\

    You can up your pledge in the pledge manager they'll be sending out sometime after the first of the year.

    I don't really see the appeal of the Marine weapons pack.

    If you're going in for the wargame, building up armies, it doesn't matter so much for Aliens, but for Preds and Marines the extra head variants are gold, because they keep the battlefield from looking like The Clone Wars, and weapon options give you a much higher degree of customizability when combined with the add-on marine pack they created. Dude A with a Pulse Rifle looks a bit different from Dude A with a Flamer, looks a bit different from Dude B with a Pulse Rifle.
  4. [CANCERBLACK]
    Went for Payback Time with a little extra cash thrown on. Was £10 off from the Real Aliens deal, but I couldn't justify being short on rent for toys.  :-\    I'm putting most of it into a nice big Alien brood, the only extras I'm getting for other factions are a set of sentry guns and maybe a squad of WY troopers, but probably just 5 more warriors.
  5. PRJ_since1990
    Not gonna lie, I really didn't expect them to hit 2000 backers.

    I don't even know what I want at this point - they've given away so much free stuff as stretch goals and added on so many other new miniatures that I'm interested in, I'd have to go back over the KS page to figure out what I'm even getting at this point.
    I didn't expect it to go where it did either. Neither in backers nor amount. Glad it did but would have liked Prodos to throw something else inbetween those new goals. Probably figured they didn't need to. The incentive already existed and time was running short.
  6. Xenomrph
    Not gonna lie, I really didn't expect them to hit 2000 backers.

    I don't even know what I want at this point - they've given away so much free stuff as stretch goals and added on so many other new miniatures that I'm interested in, I'd have to go back over the KS page to figure out what I'm even getting at this point.
  7. PRJ_since1990
    Agreed. And from the sound of it, you got way more than I did! Don't feel bad man! We all have our hobbies, we should be able to enjoy them. There's always time to spend money on things we have to, but not always on things we want to. Besides, this is a limited edition worth of stuff! It'll be worth it. The game sounds like a ton of fun. Just hope it's not too overly complicated. I don't mind learning but those I intend to teach might! Thus why I made sure to budget the rulebook in. Much easier to reference than a PDF.

    I haven't personally finalized my choices but I'm pretty sure I want the rulebook, Queen, Crusher, and Young Bloods while getting the Predalien, Praetorian, Warriors, Facehuggers and Eggs for free. Also threw in an extra £15 for either the Power loader, Predator tiles, or an extra set of Marines. Haven't decided yet.
  8. Mr. Domino
    I spent way too much money on this...but I'm getting at least one of everything, which I just had to do. Circumstances providing, I will continue to do so as they expand the line in the future.
  9. Mr. Domino
    Sadly I don't think we'll get to 2000 backers for another add-on.

    Of course we will! Predator Ship already unlocked, Dog Catchers already unlocked, Double-sided tiles are just a bit away, and still 2 hours to go! He'll yeah!

    EDIT: We've passed 2000 backers, and are less than 8K from the Double-sided map tiles goal. Can you guess which AVPG member is spending his Thanksgiving off watching the KS page?
  10. [CANCERBLACK]
    I'm in at the "Payback Time" level. I reckon I'll spend my open addons and extras on Warriors and sentry guns, mostly. With the free Praetorian goal breached, I'm unsure weather to get two and a Predalien or just the free one and a Queen.
  11. Xenomrph
    I donated at the "Real Aliens Ain't From Mars" level. I think that'll be enough to get me at least one each of all the add-ons I want, without breaking the bank. :)

    Also fun fact: their "concept art" for the Young Blood Predators is actually the campaign ending screen for the Predator campaign in the AvP Evolution mobile game. :P
  12. [CANCERBLACK]
    Ive got a bunch of pictures too. Already put some up on my Twitter, will put the rest up later and get a little article done. Im at an Attack Wing tournament today so will be this evening.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/_CorporalHicks


    Argh, I'm not on Twitter. Can't wait for your article later though. :)







    As for that terrain, as nice as it is, I can't justify spending money on cardboard terrain ever again... New Zealand is just too damp, and I can't exactly afford well maintained flats.  :-\



  13. [CANCERBLACK]
    If it hits $270k, all backers will be getting a free Praetorian. Also:

    3D rotating video of the Praetorian.


    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/365/308/42d8c6433b46009e0a63dcb7372a00f6_large.jpg?1385147360

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/364/255/a3fb04236aef80559ce30ca501a2e00f_large.jpg?1385130351

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/001/364/270/029282ff73f9b9df1fca2d1950b5ce76_large.jpg?1385130567












    Open Day pics:






    http://instagram.com/avpopenday
  14. Crazy Rich
    So is this like Axis and Allies? When you have miniatures with cards and you use them as your own team against someone else on a map?

    I collected Axis and Allies (started up a Canadian Army in fact) and Star Wars for a while, but later realized it's better when other people play the stuff too, and eventually lost interest.

    http://bp1.blogger.com/_9xpVMi9gfi0/R9Y_wpQL3oI/AAAAAAAAAF4/hQO92svfFas/s400/Axis+%26+Allies.JPG

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7867788198_9233763979_z.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/32/Star_Wars_Miniatures_in_play.jpg/300px-Star_Wars_Miniatures_in_play.jpg
  15. Xenomrph
    someone had mentioned about making a chess set out of this , anyone had any thoughts on how they would do this ?
    It shouldn't be that hard - you'd just need enough miniatures to represent the chess pieces (you can decide which miniatures represent what) and then get a chess board.

    I mean if you wanted to get all fancy you could try and make a custom chess board, or mount the miniatures on special bases (or even wooden bases, if you could find some - a craft store might have something suitable).
  16. PRJ_since1990
    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D

    What, this little guy? He's adorable! Wouldn't hurt a fly.



    The entire spreadsheet for the Pledges in addition to the goal marks has been revealed. Check the Kickstarter link.

    Been unlocked for a while I think. I'm interested to see who they put inside the Power Loader. My bet is a marine, since they've been iffy about civilians in general so far, not just named characters. Really hope we get to the free Praetorian stretch goal though, that thing rocks, and it'd free up money for more rank'n'file.
    Who doesn't love the Son of Godzilla?

    Also, yeah me too. I'm trying to sell some crap on eBay to allow me to throw money towards the pledge. I'd very much like a free Praetorian!!!
  17. [CANCERBLACK]
    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D

    What, this little guy? He's adorable! Wouldn't hurt a fly.



    The entire spreadsheet for the Pledges in addition to the goal marks has been revealed. Check the Kickstarter link.

    Been unlocked for a while I think. I'm interested to see who they put inside the Power Loader. My bet is a marine, since they've been iffy about civilians in general so far, not just named characters. Really hope we get to the free Praetorian stretch goal though, that thing rocks, and it'd free up money for more rank'n'file.
  18. PanCoreUnit
    I dunno, I think their Alien models look pretty slick so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with.

    I do agree that I'd rather see WY as a faction over "Stickman", but part of that is apprehension of what they'll do by creating the Stickman faction from whole cloth. They're going to be creating an entire (theoretically, fully formed and balanced) faction based on 1 creature that got 3 minutes of screen time.
    I mean I kinda get why they'd roll WY in with Humans/Marines, because I imagine they wouldn't play that differently. But there's ways to make them play differently and give them special rules and equipment, similar to how Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines play differently in 40k despite technically being the same thing.

    The whole Stickman faction thing reminds me of when the Starship Troopers miniatures game introduced the Skinnies as a playable faction, and the creators basically had to make up the faction from scratch because the source material (TV series and Heinlein book) didn't say a whole lot other than "they exist".

    Mongoose had permission from Heinlein's estate to make what ever new races they wanted as long as they approved them, the skinnie hargemeny  was created from Heinlein's own notes.

    They also made 2 other races as well.One that was finished, The Forth, and one that was in the prototype stages, The Coven.

    (was a bad SST miniatures fan back in the day)

    Also cancerblack I gotta say your avatar is creepy as hell. :D
  19. Blacklabel
    I'm sure the stickman figures will sell really well.

    Btw... the redesigned Predalien actually looks worse than Chet.. with even bigger dreadlocks. lol. Way to mess something up even further.
  20. Xenomrph
    I dunno, I think their Alien models look pretty slick so far, I'm looking forward to seeing what else they come up with.

    I do agree that I'd rather see WY as a faction over "Stickman", but part of that is apprehension of what they'll do by creating the Stickman faction from whole cloth. They're going to be creating an entire (theoretically, fully formed and balanced) faction based on 1 creature that got 3 minutes of screen time.
    I mean I kinda get why they'd roll WY in with Humans/Marines, because I imagine they wouldn't play that differently. But there's ways to make them play differently and give them special rules and equipment, similar to how Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines play differently in 40k despite technically being the same thing.

    The whole Stickman faction thing reminds me of when the Starship Troopers miniatures game introduced the Skinnies as a playable faction, and the creators basically had to make up the faction from scratch because the source material (TV series and Heinlein book) didn't say a whole lot other than "they exist".
  21. [CANCERBLACK]
    I'm less concerned about Perry being the writer as the makers not being able to tell the difference between the Alien and AvP designs. Shows a lot of love and attention to detail there.

    I just hope their abilities are balanced well.


    I've temporarily changed my tune on that, in the hopes that it's just some IT guy googling the word "aliens" and making the temp banners. I probably shouldn't, but I'm holding out hope that when they release the renders for the Warriors, we'll get a pleasant surprise.

    In case you weren't up to speed, the unlocks with images straight from google search so far are (off the top of my head):

    -Warriors
    -Praetorian
    -Crusher
    -Sentry Guns
    -Hellhounds
    -Berserker Pred
  22. SiL
    I'm less concerned about Perry being the writer as the makers not being able to tell the difference between the Alien and AvP designs. Shows a lot of love and attention to detail there.

    I just hope their abilities are balanced well.
  23. SpreadEagleBeagle
    Still not happy that Steve Perry is the story writer of this project. Really don't dig his stuff, especially when it comes to anything related to ALIEN.

    Fourth faction not being W&Y (or Engineers)? ...Really don't like the sound of that. The Arcturians are most likely just humans (a colony of transgendered / androgynous people or something like that) and not some Star Trekk alien species.

    The Stickman species as its own faction implies a lot of freestyling for the game makers, which usually doesn't end well...
  24. PanCoreUnit
    Wow those are some pretty great minis.Female pred is weird though. :-\

    Also what the hell is  stickman?? ??? I assume it is that river ghost thing from predators.

    Yeah me neither. I mean I'm willing to give it a go and see what happens, but I'm also not exactly hopeful.

    They could dig into the EU and make another faction if they wanted - the Leading Edge' Aliens RPG has a couple ready to go for them (the Harvesters, Arcturians).

    Well Harvesters are pretty much animals, as are the EU Arcturians (movie ones have never been described.)

    IMO having a 4th race would be interesting,as long as it is done correctly.

  25. Xenomrph
    Yeah me neither. I mean I'm willing to give it a go and see what happens, but I'm also not exactly hopeful.

    They could dig into the EU and make another faction if they wanted - the Leading Edge' Aliens RPG has a couple ready to go for them (the Harvesters, Arcturians).
  26. Mr. Domino
    Yep. It was mentioned in the Q&A section - someone asked if W-Y would be added as a fourth faction, and they said no - that W-Y would be lumped in with marines, but that they were looking at adding factions somewhere down the line by digging really deep into the IP, and that the first thing they were looking at was stickman (presumably since he's the only living alien outside of Xenos, Preds, and Predhounds we see in any of the films, as they don't have the Prometheus license).
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