Reaper Miniatures has just released a new line of polymer miniatures, Dark Heaven Bones, that is billed as having today's quality at yesterday's prices. While I can't vouch for the quality, the pictures look pretty good, and the prices are, indeed, a throwback to the 1980's. For example, a pack of six kobolds for $3.49, and a large Purple Worm for $2.99 (the same miniature in metal costs $27.49) . This line only has 12 products at present, but I'm sure they'll be adding more shortly. I'm not a fan of resin miniatures; I prefer the heft of metal,. But at these prices I may just have to re-evaluate my prejudices. I've long wanted that Purple Worm miniature, but have never been able to justify the price.
Reaper appears to have gone in the opposite direction from GW who have switched all of their metal miniatures to resin, then raised their prices despite the cheaper casting material.
You can check out this short promotional video for Reaper Bones:
Welcome Back to the Labyrinth
"We have been away far too long, my friends," Ashoka declared, his face lit by the eldritch green glow of his staff. "But we have finally returned to the labyrinth whence our adventures first began."
"Just imagine the treasures that lie within," said Yun Tai, flexing his mighty muscles. "Wealth enough to live in luxury the rest of our days."
"And arcane artifacts of great power," added Ashoka his words dripping with avarice. "All ours for the taking!"
"Umm...guys?" Nysa interrupted. "Do you hear something dripping?"