WizKids is bringing a line of unpainted minis for Star Trek Attack Wing out later this year.
This last quarter WizKids has launched their “Deep Cuts” line of unpainted minis for both Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons. These low cost kits include primed miniatures ready for hobbyists to paint up themselves. It looks like WizKids is looking to expand their unpainted offerings into the Final Frontier.
Wave 1 of the Star Trek Deep Cuts line includes:
Here are some sample ships to get an idea of what we are talking about:
I’m curious about the popularity of cheaper priced versions of minis that come unpainted. Imagine if you could buy X-Wing models unpainted for half the pre-painted price. Would players adopt them? And how would that affect the game? Also note that the STAW components that come with these Deep Cuts kits is vaguely worded and only mentions modeling components like the base. There is no mention of gameplay stats, card and tokens.
~It sounds like the hobby and painting side of the industry is taking off over the last year. I wonder what’s up?
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