|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.
Good call guys! I commend your fast action on this! And now I realize what a bargain games like Descent with 80 miniatures actually are!
But consider this, why not packing unpainted minis into the Arkam game and its expansions in a future edition? It's the number one component begging to be upgraded just like you did for Talisman!
I was actually looking forward to getting this minis... well, I have long since lost my sanity anyway.... :-)
It was the right choice....
Kudos - big move from a big thinking company.
Bravo FFG. Putting fans (your customers) as the topmost priority is always the correct move. I shall respond in kind by purchasing your 3 secret games (aside from the ones already on my list!)
argh I lose all my sanity ....