Talking with a gaming buddy today, I was trying to explain the difficulty in picking which Smog figures to get. ‘The problem’, I said, ‘was that they were mostly 11 out of 10, and you were left with discarding the ones that merely managed a 10/10 rating’. This is not a normal problem to have. Most ranges of gaming figures such as those by Privateer or GW manage a 10/10 every now and again, though you will often have to take a 5/10 effort to do a useful task in the game (even if the model is fairly minging). Variability is the norm. Smog have managed to maintain a standard that is quite exceptional, and is clearly modelled more on the quality levels of collectable figures such as Pegasus.
Hats off to them, I say. We could do with more of that in gaming in general.