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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:44 pm 
 

I regret not buying them from that auction - they look great!


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:54 pm 
 

Which one?  

Those are two different ones. Not a front and back.



Oh, I see that now, know wonder I'm always at the back of the party.  

The dungeon one is great I have to hunt one of those down.  8) How often do these show up on ebay?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:32 pm 
 

Not that often I think. Although I do not have a search set up for them, I tend to look for other stuff.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:06 pm 
 

SO now the question, they ever get used since you've had them?


-Shane, nope I have never used them. I washed and dried them when I first received them, thats it.

Yeah, the only thing lacking is a bikini-clad woman atop those towels!


-Mark, I couldn't talk the wife into it  :(

it would make my wife roll her eyes like this:     


-X, that was my wifes reply -  :roll:

I confess, I was the buyer of the ones in the Sutherland auction


-Frank, were they the same as these? Do you know of any others?

How often do these show up on ebay?


-Ekim, not very often. At least I havent seen any lately. I believe I was moving during the Sutherland ones.

I tend to look for other stuff.


-red_bus, did you get my reply PM?


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:33 pm 
 

whoops.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:43 pm 
 

I think there were four.

Mine via DCS are the blue dragon (pictured above) and the purple worm (each with combatant humanoids). I wish I had the dungeon, it's fairly cool.

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I don't recall what the fourth design might have been, tho.

From the Sutherland auction, showing the purple worm:

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:31 pm 
 

I just picked up 2 copies of this book from my local used book store - how they got them I do not know.  They are however missing the spinner.  Anyone have a copy with the spinner?  I would be interested in seeing it.

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It includes lots of fun games like Venger's Castle, Venger's Enchanted Steps, Warduke (kindof a put together the body pieces to make Warduke game), Excape from Venger's Dungeon and more!

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:23 pm 
 

I also have the D&D cross stitch kits.  Here is a link to the pictures over on Dragonsfoot:

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18844

Any idea who thought these up?  Was it a hobby of the wives of TSR employees?  The packages also state that Greenfield Needlewomen is a subsidiary of TSR Hobbies, Inc.  They are copyright 1983.  I checked the 1983 TSR catalog and they mention them in their expanding line of merchandise but don't say much else.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:29 pm 
 

http://www.atlasofadventure.com/Archive ... erview.asp

the Blumes had acquired, without approval of the Board of Directors, a craft company called Greenfield Needlewomen. This company was owned by one of their relatives. While military/fantasy miniatures might be successfully integrated into a game publishing company, a line of needlecraft and associated products certainly could not.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:51 pm 
 

I also made a few comments about it over on my Q&A thread at DF.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:27 am 
 

Thanks for that link, NetRodent!  :)


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Post Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:04 pm 
 

Mars wrote:I also have the D&D cross stitch kits.


We will be taking some to the GenCon Auction this year. Hope to see a good turnout at the ACE meeting.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:16 pm 
 

*bumped for hermitfrompluto*

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:25 pm 
 

Speaking of TSR Kitsch. This Seller has a great lot up for auction:



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Colouring books, tapes, 3D stickers, miniature gift sets etc

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:29 pm 
 

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+1 trivia point:  If you can tell me what game monster this inspired.

+2 trivia points:  If you can tell me where it came from.

+3 trivia points each:  If you can name the Japanese movie monster(s) that likely inspired this piece.

+5 trivia points:  If you've seen any sealed examples of this pack in the last 5 years.

+10 trivia points:  If you can tell me where I can trade for some more.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:52 pm 
 

darkseraphim wrote:[ Image ]

+1 trivia point:  If you can tell me what game monster this inspired.

+2 trivia points:  If you can tell me where it came from.

+3 trivia points each:  If you can name the Japanese movie monster(s) that likely inspired this piece.

+5 trivia points:  If you've seen any sealed examples of this pack in the last 5 years.

+10 trivia points:  If you can tell me where I can trade for some more.

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Land Shark? (Can't think of the Japanese monster, but I know I've seen one movie with something like this)

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:06 pm 
 

I would guess the in game monster is the Bullette and its based off an old Godzilla foe Gamera.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

Heh, bulette.  Cool.  Didn't they used to sell in dime stores and that sort of thing?  The rust monster came in the same pack.  My little sister had a bunch of them back in the middle 1970s.  When I got into D&D a few years later, I kept looking at the bulette and rust monster pics and thinking "I'm sure I've seen those things before somewhere..."  Haven't seen one since then, though.  I'd love to get hold of some.  Do they still turn up from time to time?  Or are they still being made?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:02 pm 
 

It's a bulette. Inspired by either Megalon or Gigera(?) I believe.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:52 pm 
 

Kamelion wrote:Heh, bulette.  Cool.  Didn't they used to sell in dime stores and that sort of thing?  The rust monster came in the same pack.  My little sister had a bunch of them back in the middle 1970s.  When I got into D&D a few years later, I kept looking at the bulette and rust monster pics and thinking "I'm sure I've seen those things before somewhere..."  Haven't seen one since then, though.  I'd love to get hold of some.  Do they still turn up from time to time?  Or are they still being made?


I see rust monsters all the time in inexpensive packages of either plastic bugs or plastic dinosaurs.

I have often wondered about the connnection.


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