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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:09 pm 
 

Hey Allan....actually, I asked the same question when I was webmaster over at IWM.

According to Mike Noe, their prez....(I am trying to recall his exact words, but don't take what I am saying "verbatim")....when Partha lost the AD&D license, they also lost the legal right to continue casting even the existing figures that they had.

For some reason also, it was impossible for them to even re-release them under a different name (like "Dark Elf" instead of "Drow") due to licensing restrictions.

Belive me, it was one of the FIRST questions I asked when I joined their team.

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One of the things I heard bantered about in my few trips down there - and I don't know if they ever acted on it or discussed it seriously - was contacting WoTC to see if they wanted to purchase the sculpts Partha still had to re-release them as part of their new plastic figure line.

Anyway, that's mostly what I know about it. I was going to call Chuck Crain and ask him about it, but ironically enough, the week I called to ask Mike for his phone number was four days after Mr. Crain passed away.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:10 pm 
 

Ekim, here's a link to the one on my Ral Partha archive pages...

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:19 am 
 



That's a common pack, very overpriced


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:29 am 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:According to Mike Noe, their prez....(I am trying to recall his exact words, but don't take what I am saying "verbatim")....when Partha lost the AD&D license, they also lost the legal right to continue casting even the existing figures that they had.

For some reason also, it was impossible for them to even re-release them under a different name (like "Dark Elf" instead of "Drow") due to licensing restrictions.


Well that's a bummer.  Perhaps the rights to the molds could be re-purchased, then?

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:One of the things I heard bantered about in my few trips down there - and I don't know if they ever acted on it or discussed it seriously - was contacting WoTC to see if they wanted to purchase the sculpts Partha still had to re-release them as part of their new plastic figure line.


Or, re-license them, or sell them to IWM outright!  Sounds like a good idea to me :D :D

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:Anyway, that's mostly what I know about it. I was going to call Chuck Crain and ask him about it, but ironically enough, the week I called to ask Mike for his phone number was four days after Mr. Crain passed away.


Horrible timing :( :(  I've had similar conversations with Paul Stormberg about Tom Moldvay's passing (and a similar experience with Gary's---just a few days before he died, I thought I should finalize some details about some stories/essays he wanted, and about reprinting one in my collection of dungeon-building essays---but I figured it could wait for LGGC :( ).


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:51 am 
 

That's a common pack, very overpriced


It looks like the high bidder bought two Lamia's from the seller at that price (if I'm reading that correct)

Ekim, here's a link to the one on my Ral Partha archive pages...


Thanks bro, I never saw an assembled one, just in blister form. They really butchered that sculpt IMO.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:35 pm 
 

Yeah, the Blue Dragon is rough. I'm not a big fan of the Brass, Bronze or Green Dragon either. The Copper dragon is my personal fave...and go figure, I STILL can't seem to find one for a decent price.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:01 pm 
 

The Dragon series is the weakest part of the Ral Partha 11 series.  They're just too small.  The RP Dragon box sets are much better with truly fearsome and large Dragon miniatures.  The Dragons 11 series is the only RP AD&D line that I don't have a complete set of, and I'm not really interested in collecting the rest of the line at the current prices.  I have enough Dragons already from the RP and Grenadier box sets.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:07 am 
 

I agree, when my Red Dragon pose is standing on it's hind legs and is just slightly taller than my Ettin, Madrid, Frost Giant, etc... something went wrong in terms of scale.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:37 pm 
 

Speaking of crazy prices for 11-series miniatures...


** expired eBay auction **


That's nuts. I have these in blister in large numbers, so if anybody wants one, I'll happily provide you with one for the winning bid on this auction. Hell, free US shipping, too.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:31 am 
 

mandalaymoon wrote:The Dragon series is the weakest part of the Ral Partha 11 series.  They're just too small.  The RP Dragon box sets are much better with truly fearsome and large Dragon miniatures.  The Dragons 11 series is the only RP AD&D line that I don't have a complete set of, and I'm not really interested in collecting the rest of the line at the current prices.  I have enough Dragons already from the RP and Grenadier box sets.


Do you have a complete set of Battlesystem as well?  I am have trouble getting those.  Still missing 4 packs :?


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Post Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:52 am 
 

[img][img]http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk24 ... /11409.jpg[/img][/img]

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:27 am 
 

WOW! Now that I've been introduced to photobucket it looks like I can finally post a few pics.

Here is probably my personal favorite from my collection... Grax DwarfKrusher.  I removed his battle axe and replaced it with a flail (Krush Dworf Skul Good!) from the Gnoll pack and added a "Minotaur" skull (that he killed in single combat) to his shield, sort of like a trophy.

He's usually the leader of any Orc war party that my adventurer's come across.

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Post Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:51 pm 
 

Nice...did you paint him yourself?


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:59 pm 
 

Well, I thought I'd list a few more. I apologize in advance for the poor quality of pics but my camera and I don't get along very well.

A red & black Raistlin with Lord Soth...[img][img]http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk24 ... ies005.jpg[/img][/img]

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:00 pm 
 

Emerald Dragon
Straws were used to create the palm trees.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:03 pm 
 

A few Orogs, some of the best sculpts in the entire line IMO.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:04 pm 
 

11-401 Beholder

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:06 pm 
 

Cave Fisher, Fzoul Chembryl and a Bezerker Barbarian

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