New d&d phb heroes minis are terrible

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New d&d phb heroes minis are terrible

Post by Harneloot » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:12 pm


That Demon is awesome!! It's perfect for the new DOE set...

I LIKE the sound of that!!!

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Post by Zaltar of Valoria » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:10 pm

That Demon is awesome!! It's perfect for the new DOE set...Wow! they are all great!! Who sculpted those?

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Post by Bossman » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:57 am

Helldorado are really nice delicately sculptured mini's. I heard that the sculpters are in dispute with the owner over salary levels and this is the cause of the problems and that this situation may be resolved with a new owner. I can't however vouch for the veracity of this info.

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New d&d phb heroes minis are terrible

Post by Harneloot » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:09 pm

Thanks!

Those are some pretty neat minis, especially the Demon ones. Unfortunately, the ones I wanted are back-ordered.

http://www.fantization.com/index.asp?Pa ... rodID=9748

You say these are being discontinued? Any chance they might get more back in stock, or do you think whatever they have is what is left?

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Post by Kradlo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:26 pm

Fantization carries them, along with a horde of other minis.

http://www.fantization.com/

I've dealt with them previously, and I've had no problems.
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New d&d phb heroes minis are terrible

Post by Harneloot » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:10 pm


Fortunately, there are some amazing figures out there from folks like Enigma miniatures. I am sad that Helldorado is being cancelled - their minis are incredible. I'm trying to grab as many as I can before they're all gone.

Kradlo - where can I get a hold of these?

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Post by rustyblade » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:55 pm

I just think its funny. I am not bashing WotC. I like their products for the most part. I just am surprised they couldn't put a quick ink wash on them.

Martial Heroes 1: Female Dragonborn Rogue
- Looks like a giraffe standing on its hind legs.

Martial Heroes 2: Male Dwarf Rogue
- About two stripes away from the Hamburglar.

Primal Heroes 1: Human Barbarian
- I didn't know there was a race called a Chipmunk Shifter!

As for the rest, I do not retract my opinion . Especially dishonorable mentions to the goliath, the bumblebee wizard, the bright blue wizard/sorceress thing, and both cross-eyed elves (the one with the scroll and the one with the staff).

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Post by Kradlo » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:06 pm

The skirmish game was going nowhere, apparently, which motivated the change. From a D&D player's perspective, this is a much better way to go. Instead of buying umpteen random blister packs in the hope of finding a figure for your character, you buy a pack related to your character's power source.

That said, while I like the concept, I do think their sculpts tend to run from pretty decent to downright shoddy.

Fortunately, there are some amazing figures out there from folks like Enigma miniatures. I am sad that Helldorado is being cancelled - their minis are incredible. I'm trying to grab as many as I can before they're all gone.
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Post by Myrthe » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:37 am

It looks like Wizards really shot themselves in the foot with these miniatures and abandoning DDM skirmish as it was. I hope it doesn't become a Mage Knight 2e fiasco for them.

On the bright side, it looks like they've saved me a bunch of money and cured me of my plasti-crack habit all at the same time !!!!

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New d&d phb heroes minis are terrible

Post by Harneloot » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:34 pm


Some of these "new" minis are actually reprints with worse paint jobs than the originals!

Indeed!

See here:

http://ddmspoilers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2097

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