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    Default Rover Miniatures; Anyone purchase from them?

    Looking at the prices, I'm thinking that it's too good to be true (I don't want to buy recast). However, I love their variety of suppliers/models.

    Almost pulled the trigger on a $200 order, but when the cart sent me to a Ukraine site, red alarms went off in my head.

    Anyone here previously done business with them? Can anyone recommend another site that has as much variety?
    I'm looking more into the larger scale fantasy/medieval models.

    PM me, if posting vendors/sites might ruffle some feathers.

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    I’ve tried to do some research.
    There does seem to be a few ‘iffy’ figures in their line up.
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    they are recasts (based on ukraine + price) so if it bothers you than they are not the vendor for you.
    But some of the figures are oop, so you may not have any other way of getting them. (personally I buy figures from the creator first, distributors second, but if it's oop (will never be made again by the creator) and I really want it, then recasts it is)

    alternative:
    - el greco miniatures (all legit, uk based, good selection)
    - berliner zinnfiguren (legit, german, good selection, you only have to pay when the whole package is ready for shipping)
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    Thank you for the response, Dragon.

    As there hasn't been any feedback about this vendor, I've decided to steer clear, and shop at other merchants.

    Max, thanks for chiming in...I've been looking at the alternatives you mentioned. The lack of security on their(Rover) site, and the pop-up to a Ukrainian only site to complete my payment just took me way outside my comfort zone.

    Concerning vendor sites...maybe it's the spoiled american in me, but I really prefer to have as many options available to me through one vendor; makes selection and the shopping experience easier. Undoubtedly, I'll place an order, than the next day I'll find another model produced by a different manufacturer that I would have purchased instead of the one I "settled" on when I ordered. Lol Maybe the solution is to buy them all?
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    yeah they are convenient.
    Then again I quite often buy busts/75mm+ figures that are limited and I buy as soon as possible from the creator.
    Or I buy from the creator to support him/her 100% and not someone inbetween. (for example mirico minis, Pedro Fernandez, Luxumbra, KD, FeR)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXxxx View Post
    yeah they are convenient.
    Then again I quite often buy busts/75mm+ figures that are limited and I buy as soon as possible from the creator.
    Or I buy from the creator to support him/her 100% and not someone inbetween. (for example mirico minis, Pedro Fernandez, Luxumbra, KD, FeR) Sarkari Result Pnr Status 192.168.1.1
    how much busts/75mm+ , i think it's very expensive
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    they are not that much more expensive than 30mm minis.
    Most busts are in the 35-60 euro range with some rare ones going up to the 80-90 range. (for example the Pedro fernandes ones are around 50 ( https://pedrofernandezworks.com/ )
    Same as a GW Space Marine character... but much more fun.

    Most expensive bust to this time is the Smile ( http://www.coolminiornot.com/400676 ) in my gallery on the ground that I paid for the sculpt and 3d print.

    edit: as for 75mm figures. They are about the same. For example the Scale75 ones are about 40 euro.

    Same goes even for the 1/6 kits as they often go on sale for 30-40% off. Some large 1/6 resin anime models cost less than a Space Marine Character from plastic
    Last edited by MAXXxxx; 05-12-2019 at 12:36 PM.
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    Rover Miniatures are a notorious piracy shop. They get hold of a single figure from various MFR's and make unauthorized/illegal copies of them. When you purchase from them, you are assisting them in stealing from the original creator/copyright holders of the products. Nearly every company that makes kits has issue with them, but there is little to be done about it as they are in the Ukraine.

    I do understand it's quite tempting to spend $20 on something with them that is otherwise say $50-60. They can sell at these prices as they have zero product development costs. But what you get will not be original quality and purchasing from them is sort of similar to purchasing stolen goods.
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