Daft weird dream/idea – PA Fantasy figures

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Daft weird dream/idea – PA Fantasy figures

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  • #846
    Gavin
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    Been playing a bit of Dungeons and Dragons over the last few years.

    Got a bunch of Reaper figures to play D+D with. I also got some D+D prepaints. Then Reaper brought out their Bones range, so I got some of those. I ended up storing the old Reapers away somewhere for…oh some future reason which hasn’t occured to me yet.

    So, I have this collection of what I have designated “D+D figures” – The PA fantasy range, along with various cast figures, Reaper bones, Wizards of the Coast miniatures, Pathfinder miniatures and so on.

    Only…what gets all the use? The various plastic “bouncy” figures such as Reaper bones et al. The old Prince August figures are lovely, but they don’t really have that indestructable, disposable oh-hell-it-got-tossed-across-the-room toughness of the Bones and the various prepaints. And I wonder…you think PA should actually just license their sculpts to someone who would recast the figures in something more modern?

    I would totally buy the old PA range, redone in some other substance. Keep the old figures as collectors items; have the new ones as something to play with in D+D or Pathfinder.

    But again, my general sense of weirdness that Prince August is not at the forefront of the contemporary miniature market goes on.

    #33600
    Gavin
    Participant

    Been playing a bit of Dungeons and Dragons over the last few years.

    Got a bunch of Reaper figures to play D+D with. I also got some D+D prepaints. Then Reaper brought out their Bones range, so I got some of those. I ended up storing the old Reapers away somewhere for…oh some future reason which hasn’t occured to me yet.

    So, I have this collection of what I have designated “D+D figures” – The PA fantasy range, along with various cast figures, Reaper bones, Wizards of the Coast miniatures, Pathfinder miniatures and so on.

    Only…what gets all the use? The various plastic “bouncy” figures such as Reaper bones et al. The old Prince August figures are lovely, but they don’t really have that indestructable, disposable oh-hell-it-got-tossed-across-the-room toughness of the Bones and the various prepaints. And I wonder…you think PA should actually just license their sculpts to someone who would recast the figures in something more modern?

    I would totally buy the old PA range, redone in some other substance. Keep the old figures as collectors items; have the new ones as something to play with in D+D or Pathfinder.

    But again, my general sense of weirdness that Prince August is not at the forefront of the contemporary miniature market goes on.

    #33601
    Milo
    Participant

    PA business being also around selling tools for home casting, I doubt they would licence their sculpt to someone using more modern techniques. But I maybe wrong. It’s worth to ask the company if such thing is possible.
    By the way, Phaeton is something near to PA CH recasts, but not plastic, which may explain this range had no success with gamers..

    #33660
    Axel
    Participant

    I prefer metal where I can get them, and the metal Reapers are several degrees above their Bone variant in casting quality. I admit, however, that letting one drop will do more harm to the metal, but I try to avoid that in either case.
    Whenever I intend to paint a mini, I rather get myself the metal version.

    For hosts and hordes plastic is the new way, and you can create tons of variants with most modern kits. For characters, the CH available range is limited. I try to get my hands on the variants when I can, though I do not go so far to hunt them down like I did with some Mithrils.

    As we are here, I just compiled the list. The CH part is in the Database, but the Fantasy army line is not. Perhaps someone can help me to fill the gaps:

    OR 1 Orc attacking
    OR 2 ?
    OR 3 ?
    OR 4 ?
    OR 5 Orc with Scimitar and Shield
    OR 6 ?
    OR 7 Armoured Orc
    OR 8 Orc with Standard
    OR 9 ?
    OR 10 Orc charging with Hammer
    OR 11 ?
    OR 12 ?
    OR 13 Orc with Glaive
    OR 14 Orc
    GB 1 ?
    GB 2 Goblin with stoneaxe
    GB 3 ?
    GB 4 ?
    GB 5 ?
    GB 6 Goblin Chieftain
    HG 1 Hobgoblin
    HG 2 Hobgoblin
    MS 1 Minotaur
    MS 2 ?
    MS 3 Leprechaun
    MS 4 ?
    MS 5 Ogre
    VL 1 Inkeeper
    VL 2 Village Sage
    VL 3 Juggler
    VL 4 Blacksmith
    BA 1 Viking Warrior
    BA 2 ?
    BA 3 Viking Warrior with Spear
    BA 4 ?
    BA 5 Female Warrior
    UN 1 Vampire
    UN 2 ?
    UN 3 ?
    UN 4 Sekelton Chamipn
    UN 4 Liche
    UN 5 Skeleton Standard
    UN 6 ?
    UN 7 3 Undead Zombies
    FG Knight with axe on barded horse
    LC 4 Female Fighter
    AN 1 Standing Bear
    TR 1 Troll
    DW 1 ?
    DW 2 ?
    DW 3 ?
    DW 4 ?
    DW 5 ?
    DW 6 ?
    DW 7 Armoured Dwarve with Axe
    DW 8 Armoured Dwarve with 2handed Axe
    DW 9 Dwarf Axeman
    GL 1 Gnoll
    GT 1 ?
    GT 2 Giant
    TS 1 ?
    TS 2 Treasure Chests
    RP 1 Reptileman
    DE1 1 Fire Demon
    DE2 2 Fire Elemental
    DE3 3 Air Elemental
    DE4 4 Nightmare

    Included is the highest number known (to me) to exist and the description given in the old catalogs, the website or from the actual mini by me.

    #33663
    Milo
    Participant

    Well Master Axel, I made some research few years ago and found almost everything known as PA cast miniatures.
    So I am sure I can help. :rolleyes:
    I updated most of PA range here: http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Category:Prince_August

    I also managed to put my hands on every existing PA catalog + a 1985 price list which explains the RM mention. I will add details about it later.

    Then, I have many spare PA miniatures. If needed just ask me for my trade list is alive (some + and many – every week).;)

    #34065
    Axel
    Participant

    Thanks. I will check this :-)

    #34070
    Turambar
    Participant

    Ah, concerning to this topic I can privide this picture . . . Seems to be: fantasy armies 620-Mailed High Elves.
    (some people out there could recognize this figure . . . )

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_high_elv.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_high_elv.jpg[/imgz]

    #34074
    ddaines
    Participant
    Turambar wrote:
    Ah, concerning to this topic I can privide this picture . . . Seems to be: fantasy armies 620-Mailed High Elves.
    (some people out there could recognize this figure . . . )

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_high_elv.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_high_elv.jpg[/imgz]

    Yes, purchased the moulds, then waited for the ‘bad’ guys, and waited, and waited!!!!! 😮

    #34763
    Gavin
    Participant

    Those “mailed high elves” look very much like the designs of the Elves of Gondolin from the Tengwar magazine.

    And I too was awaiting the 32mm Orcs mentioned (and was there some discussion of Dwarves and heroes too?)

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