So, after much waiting, and the occasional muttered curse, it looks like Reaper has navigated both Canadian customs and their wily Chinese sub-contractors, and has shipped my kickstarter package!
In addition to the basic Vampire package, I picked up a few extras, including some giants, a clockwork dragon, and the Old One himself ;)
Part of the excitement has been the anticipation; I kicked in on this last Fall, and minis were supposed to start shipping in March, so it's been a wait. That said, I have only the vaguest idea what I'm going to do with these, never mind where I'm going to put them! There's some pieces I think will strictly be for the joy of painting them, especially some of the bigger stuff. A fair bit of it might be useful for HoTT or Song of Blades as well. I also have notions of these being "gateway" minis for the kids.
At the end of the day though, I think this is kind of a cultural phenomena. Gaming kickstarters have really taken off in the last year, but this is the one that inspired them, and it's nice to be a part of it. Of course, there's also the sheer pleasure of un-boxing. For those of you unfamiliar with this thing, here's my favourite clip of the "basic" package.
Fingers crossed for Bloodbowl Wednesday.