Okay, so I have been very interested in the whole concept of Kickstarter (and Indiegogo). In particular I am very interested in its potential as a means to empower small (and even large) RPG companies. I've put money into a couple crowd-sourcing projects now, but I'm waiting on them to finish and actually deliver their products. Yesterday the Midgard RPG miniatures project launched on Kickstarter. I liked the sample minis--the aboleth miniature is the first ever depiction of an aboleth which gave me the impression that it's a cool monster. Most of the bestiary illustrations I've seen of it previously made it look pretty lame.
So, then I took a look at the pledge levels, stretch goals, etc. and was surprised by the amount of pledge per miniature. Nowadays a 28mm humanoid mini is in the $5-6 range. For this project they were working out to $9 per miniature. Okay, this is a project funding site, not a retail sales site. However it made pledging less a bit less appealing. Compare this with the Reaper Miniatures project on Kickstarter where you would get a huge set of miniatures for a better cost per miniature.
Anyway, I'm always glad to see more cool miniatures coming out and I wish them success!