Pictured here are painted examples of the core set hero miniatures from Guardians Chronicles. These are not the replacement figures that backers received, but rather, the miniatures that anyone buying the game at retail will get (I think).
These languished on my painting table for quite a while. In retrospect I'm not sure why I punished myself with the task. Quite simply, they're bloody awful. While I was able to make them look somewhat respectable, it just wasn't worth the effort. The replacement figures are miles better, although admittedly still a disappointment from what was promised during the Kickstarter campaign. I'm uncertain as to whether the better figures are now being included with copies of the game. If they are I've not heard anything about it.
So, don't buy the game for the figures!
However, I quite enjoy the game and would suggest it to anyone looking for a one-vs-many superhero adventure game. The rules are a bit of a task to surmount, but if you can there is a good game in that box.
It's just a shame these figures are so poor. If you can believe it, the Kinoichi sister figures are actually worse...