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Post Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:11 pm 
 

I am in the process of a move and have been digging out old boxes from various storage areas. One that I just came across is a mishmash of old fantasy miniatures. The box tore down one side when I tried lifting it and I put it on a scale and found that it weighs in at 57pounds. I haven't counted them yet but it looks like a couple (or several) hundred miniatures. It isn't even a very big box. Those old mini's weigh a ton. I went in for the Reaper kickstarter. I wonder what 200 (or so) plastic minis are going to weigh in comparison.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:20 pm 
 

Save it in the case of nuclear war, you can line your basement walls with it!!   :)

When nuclear winter finally subsides you have minis to play with!!

Plastic minis will just not help in this situation  8O


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:53 am 
 

Lead-lined walls will prevent future scrying upon you as well!!!


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:52 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:I am in the process of a move and have been digging out old boxes from various storage areas. One that I just came across is a mishmash of old fantasy miniatures. The box tore down one side when I tried lifting it and I put it on a scale and found that it weighs in at 57pounds. I haven't counted them yet but it looks like a couple (or several) hundred miniatures. It isn't even a very big box. Those old mini's weigh a ton. I went in for the Reaper kickstarter. I wonder what 200 (or so) plastic minis are going to weigh in comparison.


Jason: if you find any of the old Grenadier Wizzards & Warriors SS/Special sets, please let m know (assuming you're interested in selling/trading them):  I continue to work on additional content for the next edition of The Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier :D


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:56 pm 
 

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JasonZavoda wrote:I am in the process of a move and have been digging out old boxes from various storage areas. One that I just came across is a mishmash of old fantasy miniatures. The box tore down one side when I tried lifting it and I put it on a scale and found that it weighs in at 57pounds. I haven't counted them yet but it looks like a couple (or several) hundred miniatures. It isn't even a very big box. Those old mini's weigh a ton. I went in for the Reaper kickstarter. I wonder what 200 (or so) plastic minis are going to weigh in comparison.


Jason: if you find any of the old Grenadier Wizzards & Warriors SS/Special sets, please let m know (assuming you're interested in selling/trading them):  I continue to work on additional content for the next edition of The Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier :D


I will probably start scanning them and posting them on my blog. You can see if any are what you are looking for and I can set them aside.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:03 pm 
 

If you are looking to sell them, then as usual selling individuals or small lots (if they are part of a boxed set) is the way to go.

If you need help identifying them then posting close up pictures here will get you a lot of good places to start - I had about 50 or so and the good folks here were able to help me identify them all.  Although, for the hours it takes to photograph, resize, list on ebay, package up and ship you are most likely going to be making less than minimum wage unless there are some gems.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:22 pm 
 

Make sure you wash your hands after you handle them, and don't touch your face or nose either while handling them.  Of course, I've met people who don't worry about this, and they've only experienced mild side effects.... PDT_Armataz_01_05     :wink:


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:50 am 
 

Given the way North Korea is acting, I'd follow Blackmoor's advice.
I never thought to wash my hands afterwards. I don't do a lot with the minis I have, but I was planning to this year. I'll have to keep that in mind, thanks!


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