|Arkham Horror | Published 15 October 2009|
We have listened to your concerns and considered your valuable feedback regarding our announcement of the Arkham Horror Investigator Miniatures. Having weighed the desires of our fans and considered our manufacturing options, Fantasy Flight Games has opted to hereby cancel the release of this product.
"It was very clear from the vocal feedback that we received that the majority of our players were strongly unfavorable towards the price-point and packaging that we had planned for these figures," stated Christian T. Petersen, CEO of FFG. "Unfortunately, as it's not remotely feasible for FFG to produce quality painted figures in the assortments and at the price-point range suggested from our customer feedback, we've decided to cancel this product. For obvious reasons, we have no interest in creating product that does not match our customers’ expectations, nor of pushing product into the retail channel that will not be successful for our professional partners. We apologize to the customers who were excited about the announced figures, and will continue to investigate avenues in the future to make the reality of painted miniatures for Arkham Horror a reality."
As always, we at Fantasy Flight Games would like to thank our loyal fans for their continued feedback and support.
Arkham Horror is a boardgame of mystery and madness set in Arkham in the 1920's. Players investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing. Playable with 1-8 players.
Painted minis is a great idea. Was great... ((( Looking forward hearing the FFG chnaged their decision. Investigators tokens is not comfortable enoug to recognize them among others on the game board. Minis wold bring more atmospheric gameplay to AH. Ready to buy minis! Pleeeease (
I've worked for the better part of the past two decades in many different types of businesses (including a good stint in marketing communications) and have seen many dumb business decisions (several of which my career survived but my job and the jobs of many I knew did not). But everybody I've worked for at least understood that for every negative response you receive there are likely dozens - if not hundreds - of positive responses that are not being voiced. (The detracters are always more vocal than the supporters - I thought every mar-comm person knew that.) If negative customer feedback is indeed FFG's reason for this decision, it has to be one of the dumbest business decisions I've had the (dis)pleasure to witness in recent years. Come on, guys...
Welcome to the age of internet marketing.
I would've loved to see some minis akin to the Talisman ones that FFG makes for AH :)
For those who do not have money trees growing in their backyard or sponging off their parents can purchase metal minatures online for a fraction of the cost, but you must paint them yourself. I have been able to find some great metal sculpts and once painted they look great (compared to cardboard tokens).
I can't stop thinking about those minis! What a lost. I would have bought them in boxes linked with each expansion. Hope FFG will change their mind.
What a shame the whiners win out. Listening to your customers means knowing where to draw the line. Whiners are always a vastly over-represented market segment. Think of the scores of people who don't whine who were quietly excited and waiting to order these miniatures. What a shame.
I'm sorry to ear this... i would have buy these
What a shame - I came to the site to see if they were available to buy and sad to find they are cancelled. I didn't think to post a comment or email FF to say I would buy them - it looks like many that didn't want to buy them did.
I am also disappointed. And everyone in my playing group also groaned when we heard about this. I hope we some day seem a limited edition of the minis. Considering how much I have invested in the game itself and the all the expansions I don't see the price point being too unreasonable. And it would add so much to the game!
I too would have bought the whole set. Maybe you could have a sign up sheet for those who still want them.
I would certainly have paid $200 for the whole set. Not only that I could have found uses for them in my Call of Cthulhu Games. I am sure others would have used them in other Table Top Games