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    danlee
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    5299xp

    Bahamut – the World’s Only Colossal Platinum Dragon Figure, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/getonthepath/bahamut-the-worlds-only-colossal-platinum-dragon

     

    Has anyone else seen this Kickstarter. I’ve never seen a Kickstarter “business model” like this before. Only one resin pre-painted model is to be produced. It’s in photo so I assume it’s already been made.

     

    Backers are buying a ticket to enter a raffle to get the model. The tickets are 4 but the funding level is 1885 so there would be around 470 tickets in the draw.

     

    I can’t decide if it’s novel or a scam.

    #1361359

    zeker1966
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    1280xp

    It looks like a scam to me. The dragon doesn’t even look that special to me. It’s like he took a spray can of silver and dusted it. If he’s successful he will make about 20-40 times what it’s worth. Just my opinion but I’d stay away from this. If he was raising funds for a charity maybe but the charity is him.

    #1361389

    pagan8th
    Participant
    1895xp

    Can they use ks as a lottery? Must be breaking some kind of rule, or law.

    #1361468

    sundancer
    Participant
    9647xp

    From the “Risks and challenges” section:

    and I will likely be evicted lol

    Yeah… that thing looks to me more like a flea market decorative piece repainted. He couldn’t even care to put the minis on a table to film…. oO

    #1361494

    lancorz
    Keymaster
    5228xp

    Can they use ks as a lottery? Must be breaking some kind of rule, or law.

    No you cannot use Kickstarter as a raffle. You can see their prohibited items here

    This is a filthy way to abuse tabletop gamers.

    I don’t want to judge someone’s hobby, but considering he’s talking about turning to something he loves and kickstarting; his collection and presentation doesn’t look very impressive to qualify as a ‘hobby’. The only mini I recognise in his floor table is the Blood Rage troll.

    #1361502

    pagan8th
    Participant
    1895xp

    Never ceases to amaze me how gullible people are. They see a bargain and go for it. If a deal is too good to be true… it’s not true.

    #1361561

    2nddynasty
    Participant
    1583xp

    I have reported the project, I am pretty sure that this violates the rules (no competitions, etc, not to mention there is no mention of how the draw works, etc), and in the least warrants investigation.

    #1361592

    kiranamida
    Participant
    771xp

    I mean, if I was feeling cynical there isn’t even any proof that he painted persay. Anyone could just buy a dragon statue from their local tweeny goth shop and flog it on KS.

    How did this even get this far? I thought all KSs where at least passingly reviewed by a pair of human eyes before being sent out.

    #1361599

    lancorz
    Keymaster
    5228xp

    Reading his comment replies is dreadful. Clearly he knows it’s a scam and seeing how far he can get with Kickstarter before it’s shut down.

    #1361600

    torros
    Participant
    10775xp

    Not sure if I would call it a scam. Seems to me he’s being very upfront about exactly what this Kickstarter is all about

    #1361645

    2nddynasty
    Participant
    1583xp

    Only in the sense that almost anyone that can read can quickly deduce that they are paying for a chance to win a product.

    #1361706

    2nddynasty
    Participant
    1583xp

    The project has been taken down and cancelled by Kickstarter or the owner (not sure which).

    #1361714

    mage
    Participant
    12961xp

    Never read the KS page but this sounds like a scamola (scammier than a scam)

    #1362044

    odinsgrandson
    Participant
    1895xp

    Quick clarification:

    He wasn’t “producing” a single resin mini. That mini had already been produced and painted (as you can tell from the pictures). He was looking for a profitable way to sell the thing.

    It is a repainted resin statue (you can get similar ones from various gift shops).

    He was insisting that the Kickstarter was not a raffle, but that people are contributing to one lucky backer getting the (only) statue. Either he misunderstood what a raffle was, or the one backer wasn’t meant to be a ‘random’ backer (ie- he picks some friend and gives the statue to him/her).

    Anyway, Kickstarter shut it down (I confirmed elsewhere that it was taken down by KS and not by the creator).

    #1362301

    maledrakh
    Participant
    4718xp

    a bit taken back by the fact that several people actually pledged for this. Of course they might be doing that just to post warnings in the comment, so there is that.

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