One day, I started playing this game.
I liked it. I liked it a lot.
But soon, I got bored of my team. It was a team of humans with repeated poses. It wasn’t very nice, to be honest.
I bought some miniatures from independent brands to complete it. I was happy as a lark. But soon, I got bored again, because it was still the same boring team with different miniatures.
Then I thought I could transform that team myself. I really enjoyed the process, it was a bit bizarre, but in the end, I did it. Some heads here, some arms there. And some epoxy putty (that’s why it was a bit bizarre, using epoxy putty to stick and shape is not the best way). And there I was with a unique team.
Damn, but it wasn’t unique enough. I had to make miniatures from scratch.
And then came the Mummy moment.
Yes, that was the beginning, 2018-2019. It wasn’t a very nice miniature, but it was my mummy, made by me. I still have it by the way.
And well, now you can see us. A company that carries out the entire process from start to finish. Design, production, and sales. A brand that has grown through its ups and downs to become a collector’s brand. Beautiful and unique designs, you can ask our customers about the quality, but if you ask me, I’ll tell you it’s fantastic. And every year that passes, even better.
Well, if you want to see our faces, you can see us down here. I’m the one smiling in the middle of the field.
I don’t want to be arrogant, but we’re pretty awesome. I know saying that I don’t want to be arrogant won’t make you think I’m not, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that our miniatures are indeed awesome.
And if you don’t like them, you can always use them to vent your frustrations, your anger, or whatever you want to do with them.
COFOUNDER & CEO
Just a one-man band. Wondering what that means? Well, someone who does it all. What do I do, you ask? Well, look, I’m a 3D sculptor, creative director for the brand and its products, graphic designer and renderer of miniatures, in charge of manufacturing and order preparation, customer service, and various other tasks that if you want to know, we can discuss over a coffee at a table (And two chairs too, if we sit in two chairs, even better).
COFOUNDER & INVESTOR
A fundamental pillar in my life and at Waia Games. Without her, it wouldn’t have been possible. Whenever I’ve needed her, she’s been there (almost always, sometimes it’s been her who needed me).
MIGUEL ÁNGEL GONZÁLEZ
COFOUNDER & ADVISOR
You need smart people around. Well, I’ve got this guy nearby, and he’s smart. The rest, you can imagine for yourselve.
Well, you already know our faces. The photos are cool, right? That casual and everyday vibe, laughing, in any place where you could be too. In nature, in Rome. Is that photo in Rome, right? I don’t remember now, but it seems like it. We look like normal people, don’t we?
Well, you know, kicking off a miniatures business isn’t exactly seen as the most regular thing by the folks around me. I mean, just ask my family—they dub me “the one with the little dolls.” Yep, that’s me, “the one with the little dolls.” But hey, they’re not your run-of-the-mill dolls; they’re the collectible dolls from Waia Games.
And why would I want to sell collectibles? Let me sum up the story because, in today’s TikTok era, it’s challenging to hold attention for more than three seconds without showing off a rear end or a silly dance. I started this project because I wanted to have my own miniatures—ones that no one else had. Truth be told, it didn’t start as a business venture; I just wanted exclusive miniatures.
I began with a bit of cold welding (don’t ask me how I did it) for conversions. But the Inception moment happened when Leonardo DiCaprio tucked a box of standard yellow grey milliput deep into my subconscious. That’s when the original idea was born. I had to offer everyone the opportunity to have the same exclusivity that I wanted.
Some use them for other board games, for dungeon games, for Blood Bowl, for painting and keeping them in the showcase where their kids under 6 or pets can’t touch them, etc.
Whatever the reason, if you’ve come to us and read this far, it’s because someone from the 5% of the population who is (add qualities you value here) told you, or you saw it in some private group because we don’t pay for advertising, and you won’t find us on any other sales website. You won’t find us in groups where files are shared either. We just want people from the 5% of the population who are (add qualities you value here) in this community because they are the ones who make it amazing.
And if, by any chance, you’d like to meet us in person (we don’t accept visits from people with machetes or firearms), here’s a map so you can find us.
And since there always needs to be a nice and magical phrase to serve as a slogan, here it goes.