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MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony What is the story of your first figure Mithril? Reply To: What is the story of your first figure Mithril?

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presto247365
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Ha, one of my favorite Mithril stories is my first purchase! I’d been a D&D gamer for years and had quite of few of the old Grenadier and Ral Partha figs. I distinctly remember finding Mithril’s rather odd, with the largish size and grey primer. Being a huge Tolkien fan, I was intrigues.

My fellow gamer and best friend, Tony, and I had been buying a lot of Arab looking and Middle-east type figures. This must have been around 1989 or 1988? I saw the M73 Caravan guard on camel, as an excellent addition to our collection! A very fortunate purchase, as it turned out. I don’t recall seeing anything earlier than the Far Harad stuff in local stores. Later I bought most of the Turin and Blacksword series, as those were my favorite stories.

If I had only known then what I know now! I remember seeing a nice wall of those grey primed figures at the shop, and only buying a few. Later, around 1998, I was reintroduced to Mithrils at a game convention, caught the disease, and started a collecting rampage. The rest, as they say, is history!

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