[Archive] Gamezone Miniatures

WarplockMonkey:

Is it just me, or are gamezone minature a rip off of games workshop

Now come on, khorne knights, bretons, knights of morr, night goblin fanatics,dwarf hammerers

But i must say the miniatures on all of them are so much cooler than GW :stuck_out_tongue:

Are they actually making the miniatures for GW games, or just stealing thier ideas?

hal:

It’s not stealing ideas per say, where do you think GW get most of their ideas?

I think it’s mainly a business ploy, they know that warhammer is the most played system and therefore if they make similar models people can purchase them for their armies.

I believe their Caballeros are their highest selling product and it’s no wonder why:

Xander:

That is a sweet model.

Gamezone seems to deliberately mimic games workshop, and as of yet they haven’t been shut down, so kudos to them. Their Orcs on Boars are pretty fearsome too.



I kinda like this guy too, sweet model:



They have some nice gems. But the Price doesn’t seem all that great. shrugs Not for me, being in Canada anyways. Seems about the same as GW Pricing.

Nehan:

Lovely minis. I like “offensive goblins” most.

minty:

Gamezone have a licnece to use GW deisngs, but GW get a small commision from each one sold, but yeah, they are a blatant rip off, but they pay my sallary so i’m happy

wallacer:

I don’t really understand why so many people are angered by other companies making Warhammer-compatible miniatures. What choice do the miniatures companies have?

Warhammer still holds a virtual monopoly position on regimental-level fantasy wargaming, so if independent miniature companies want to design figures for gamers, then they are virtually forced to make them useable in Warhammer games.

Saying that it is wrong for independent miniature companies to design miniatures that can be used in Warhammer is like saying that it is wrong for independent software developers to design software that is compatible with Windows.

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duktu:

I believe their Caballeros are their highest selling product and it's no wonder why:

hal
Actually to me, that's why (I practically fell in love with this model, it's the curly hair I guess):

And to younger players I'm sure it's this model (I admit, I like it too :hat)


The minis are beautifully sculpted and their prices are comparable (boxes might be even cheaper) with GW. And I'm very happy that they're doing them. Also they have new miners in poses that I've been thinking of converting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UIEsPEs0pU
And follow the related links.

Titanomachy:

There was another company not too long ago (also in Spanish I might add), that had naked female slayers amongst their catalog of WH rip-offs. They had amazons and night elves too, but the slayers kind of just stuck out…

AGPO:

I have never heard of them, can we get a link to the main page so others can pass judgement, I like what I’ve seen so far though

clam:

GameZone Miniatures can be found at http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/ :wink: and at http://www.gamezoneminiatures.de/index.php and a lot of other places!

Dracomancer:

Is it just me, or are gamezone minature a rip off of games workshop

WarplockMonkey
Yes, a carbon copy, how they havn't been sued yet is a mystery to me, but meh, I doubt they'll ever to be a major threat to GW, as most their stuff IMO just isn't awesome enough to make me want to buy it...

clam:

There was another company not too long ago (also in Spanish I might add), that had naked female slayers amongst their catalog of WH rip-offs. They had amazons and night elves too, but the slayers kind of just stuck out...

Titanomachy
That could have been Mars Ultor! They have a few scantily dressed female dwarfs. You could take a look at these - to see what I mean:)

https://discourse.chaos-dwarfs.com/t/5517
https://discourse.chaos-dwarfs.com/t/5499
https://discourse.chaos-dwarfs.com/t/5499
https://discourse.chaos-dwarfs.com/t/5510

torn:

just something to ppoint on concerning the last half naked berserker dwarf woman link, ginger haired people generally have lighter nipples, not dark brown ones :stuck_out_tongue: . . . .anyways . . . .

back to gamezone. i think they get away with what they are doing is because although they sell their minis they also help sell GW ones, and being from a country where GW doesnt have such a big hold over the market they need as much help as they can get.