Citadel AD&D Miniatures?
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Post Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:23 pm 
 

Quick question about the Citadel AD&D miniatures line.

They seem to be much more difficult to find than the Ral Partha 11-series figs - is that because there aren't as many around or just because they didn't really make it that big in the states?

Any guide as far as value info that could be provided would be much appreciated, as well.

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:59 am 
 

I would say yes on both accounts. Of course I have no idea what size production runs Citadel had, but I see a lot more RP 11-series floating around out there than I do the Citadel AD&D line. Maybe our friends across the pond can tell us if their hometown minis were more popular over there than the various American lines or not.



I try to pick them up when I can get them cheap, as non-collectors usually call them Warhammer figures. I picked up the five of the 3-piece characters that way (magic-user, cleric, paladin, ranger, and assassin), for less than $1 each. When properly labeled on eBay, they seem to go for $4-10 most of the time.



But good luck trying to get something like the Carrion Crawler for a buck! The larger critters such as the crawler, umber hulk, owlbear, troll etc. always seem to ring up near the $20-30 level. The humanoid monsters usually command prices between $4-10, give or take. This mite went for $20:

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And the D&D dragons, those usually go for at least $40+ and then some. A green dragon went for $52 and a red dragon for $62 in December. Then again, this Green recently went for $30, so that seems like a bargain:

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I haven't seen very many of the two red box D&D sets (adventurers and monsters), so I could only hazard a guess of $15-40 per box?



I think the line is an excellent one, and I would rather try to assemble a complete collection of that than say the RP 11-series. People just charge too damn much for a mass-produced line, in my opinion. And since the sculpts are more in line with the old-school high fantasy look, they must be in a bit higher in demand these days to coincide with the surge in old-school gaming.



Hopefully some of the other miniature enthusiasts out there will chime in with their takes on the subject.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:44 am 
 

Thank you, THG. I'm pretty familiar with the 11-series RP minis, but the Citadel ones are all new to me.

It'll be interesting to keep an eye on this thread.


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