The Taproom

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  • #2386
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    Maybe Theobald could ask Michael about it… actually, I do not communicate with Mithril a lot lately, and I have not with Michael in general… If I’d been given the choice, I’d like Theobald to be the herald of this “suggestion” towards Mithril….

    if you please, master ent?

    #2387
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huoommm … of course I can contact Master O’Brian and The Man about these matters … hom… I think that also Master Edman is very much involved in these matters …. rhuoomm… I just wanted to find out if I’m the only tree considering these matters … hom … so let me know, please what to do …. huoommm … I’m going to head north in a few days … again … rhuoomm
    to a place I know where’s neither haste nor trouble … huoommm .

    #2388
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I have a proposition to submit then…

    as you may remember, MMP has the capacity to host a Poll itself… maybe wa can make the poll here, before submitting it officially to Mithril?

    #2390
    Barliman
    Participant

    Does anyone know how many MMP members are also Fellowship members?

    #2391
    ddaines
    Participant

    I nearly put that suggestion forward myself after speaking to the Man at Salute and hearing about the back-log of figures building up, but I thought I would ‘fall under a hail of arrows’, so I kept quiet, but it would seem others are thinking along those lines as well so perhaps the time is right for us to suggest it rather than a decision by Mithril.

    I personally think it would be a favour to CT to allow him to catch up with his schedules, do what else he needs to do etc. plus I also think it might be useful for those GF members who need to catch up with their committments to buy figures to have a breathing space.

    My only concern would be how it would affect the Mithril Community (GF-wise) as apart from the threads relating to GF releases most of the other threads appear to have gone a bit quiet of late; I would hope that things wouldn’t just die a natural death through lack of a common subject, i.e. What will be the next GF figure?

    Incidently he didn’t say what he would be working on after the current planned ranges, but he would love to do lots more figures.

    Also what may be of interest regarding the approval process was the (ridiculous) suggestion by TE that on the underside of the figure bases every character should be named!! Apart from the space issue can you imagine if each (non book named) character had to have a personal name, Bill the Rohirrim footman, Ted the Knight of Dol Amroth, thankfully some common sense prevailed ;)

    Anyhow, for practical reasons, even if with a degree of reluctance, I would support the motion.

    #2393
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huoooommm … so, meseems your worries match mine … huom … as the Man in the dark, the skilled artisan, the barkeep and the wandering elf seem to share my troubles …huomm … I will consider activities from my side … rhuoommm … but I dunno how it will Ent … hom …
    Well, Master Barliman, I will have a look to answer your query about matching MMP and GF-members … by the way you also could do that … rhuoommm… might take an entisch minute …

    #2394
    Theobald
    Participant

    Rhuuooommm … sorry I cannot cope with reading all details … rhuommm … and evaluating all matches with ….. rhuuooomm … sorry, but there’s no time for such things …. huoommm … I do hope you understand …. this, your question, might even top a Christmas-riddle …. rhuooom.

    #2396
    presto247365
    Participant

    Perhaps instead of a pause, a switch to bi-monthly voting and suggestions, so six figures a year instead of twelve. Still a nice opportunity for creative ideas, but less of a demand on Chris (and my pocketbook!):/

    #2397
    jdbrown55
    Participant

    I agree with presto. Bi-monthly would probably help Chris a whole lot. Then we might get more M-series too! I still can’t wait until the Dol Amroth get released! :D

    #2398
    jdbrown55
    Participant

    Oh, and hello everyone! I have been really busy with other things lately.:)

    #2399
    twrich
    Participant

    These are many good ideas. But remember that Chris is kept very busy with the regular Prince August production. If he has less demand on his time from Mithril production, it may be that it will be taken up by other duties, and Chris might not end up with any additional time for himself, or to catch up with the FG backlog.

    We should ask him directly if he’d like to take a pause, or perhaps stretch out the Mithril production cycle. Perhaps one of our members already has?

    #2400
    ESTEL
    Participant

    Mae govannen mellon,

    Many quite interesting thoughts here. Although I am not quite sure about the bi-monthly vote, I would throw in the idea of having 9 figures instead of 6 or 12 per year as 9 is one of the magical numbers Tolkien used (well all of you know the thing about 9 ringwraith and fellows and so on :D ).

    I would be so pleased with many more M-series as I am also a Hobby-Mithril- exhibition-maker and visitiors always ask from where to get the figures. Many do not like to be GF- members and there are so many good ideas, like Minas Tirith II (or Heroes of Gondor), Orc heroes and so on, that would surely attract many more customers. So reducing the GF- figures per year would also make sense economically for the company.

    So why not a voting for the next regular M-series?? 😆
    Something like that was tried and died out at the GF-forum, like the wish-list because of the lack of interest from members and companys side. Bad thing! :( 😡

    Hope this gives some more inspiration on that term.

    NAMARIE
    estel

    #2402
    Wendy
    Participant
    ESTEL wrote:
    Mae govannen mellon,

    Many quite interesting thoughts here. Although I am not quite sure about the bi-monthly vote, I would throw in the idea of having 9 figures instead of 6 or 12 per year as 9 is one of the magical numbers Tolkien used (well all of you know the thing about 9 ringwraith and fellows and so on :D ).

    I like your idea, Estel. :) It would just mean a figure every 5 or 6 weeks instead of monthly, but it could make all the difference with the time crunch.

    Having noticed the man getting a little behind with deadlines, it had crossed my mind to suggest “sculptor’s choice” one of the months. I figured if he had some half done figure laying around he could just finish it up or conversely, he could pick a figure he really wanted to sculpt. However; I never suggested that because it might have caused future snaffus with suggestions. I’d still be curious what Mr. Tubb would sculpt if he were given complete free reign.

    #2406
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    a bi-monthly vote could be a good compromise… anyway, we should ask Chris first… and maybe Mithril (Lars&Michael) next?

    #2412
    Barliman
    Participant

    This is becoming a bit of a chicken and egg question, as we say here in Bree. Is it something that members of the Fellowship should be asked first? Or The Man and/or Mithril?

    I suspect the latter would both be happy to cut back the number of releases if it reduced pressure on Chris, but since they have a moral (and arguably legal) obligation to produce 12 Fellowship figures a year they’d need the members’ agreement to such a change before it could be introduced. Hence my suggestion that it should be raised as a Fellowship forum or Mithril newsletter issue first, to ensure that most or preferably all the members agree. At the moment there are only about half a dozen of us discussing this on MMP, and such an important issue needs to be aired, debated and agreed by the entire Gold Fellowship.

    #2413
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    still, what if we learn that the Man would NOT want to reduce his production requirements? before submitting the vote…

    it is only about getting his point of view on the question that suggesting him this possibility would be useful… then we could submit it for a vote from members…

    that would be odd of course… but I remind Chris telling me he had to gain his money for his two children at university, and could not “afford to retire any time soon”… maybe he is overwhelmed by work… but that pays his bills… if he has less work.. even in the long range…. that means less money income… and he may have need of it….
    Some of the figurines he sold on ebay… maybe he would have liked ot keep for himself…but needed some money… that’s a possibility….

    #2414
    Barliman
    Participant
    Gildor Inglorion wrote:
    still, what if we learn that the Man would NOT want to reduce his production requirements? before submitting the vote…

    it is only about getting his point of view on the question that suggesting him this possibility would be useful… then we could submit it for a vote from members…

    That’s exactly what I meant by chicken and egg. It’s a bit of a conundrum.

    #2417
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huooommmm … business has become brisk again, Master Barliman, hasn’t it? … huoommm …
    Sorry that I started the discussion …. huoommm … but something had to be done … homm ….

    #2420
    Barliman
    Participant

    Indeed, and it’s a very worthwhile debate to be having. If it makes people thirsty, all the better…

    #2435
    hsf62
    Participant

    Good ideas…and yes it makes thirsty….
    Master Barliman, a scrumpy without furball please…

    I think “Mithril” should be asked first regarding the ammount of releases per year. If “Mithril” is ok with the idea of stepping back the GF members could be asked and they could vote yes or no…
    it is not really that hard.
    By the way I like both chicken and eggs.

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