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Post Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:12 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Call of Cthulhu miniatures . . . made in 1983 by TSR?

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"This is a very large lot possibly a boxed set of Cthulhu Miniatures from 1983. All of these miniatures say 1983 TSR on the bottom of the bases."




Those look like a mix of TSR AD&D, Gangbusters, Top Secret and Star Frontiers miniatures.  TSR never made any miniatures for CoC.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:38 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:
Those look like a mix of TSR AD&D, Gangbusters, Top Secret and Star Frontiers miniatures.  TSR never made any miniatures for CoC.


Leave it to T&T to list an auction like that. :roll:


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Post Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:22 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:
Those look like a mix of TSR AD&D, Gangbusters, Top Secret and Star Frontiers miniatures.  TSR never made any miniatures for CoC.


Yup, its a mix.  :roll:

I see an old Roper in the pile.

I hate it when sellers don't have a clue what they are selling.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:01 pm 
 

I guess these minis could be used when playing Tale of the Comet . . .



http://cgi.ebay.com/HIGH-CHIVALRY-metal ... QQihZ015QQ



(Click on the second auction picture to see what I mean . . .)

  

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:14 pm 
 

Well, you never know when you might encounter a Battlemaster or a Masakari in a fantasy adventure....gotta spice those orcs up somehow.

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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:53 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I guess these minis could be used when playing Tale of the Comet . . .


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(Click on the second auction picture to see what I mean . . .)




That's awesome. :)  My players are going to freak when I "bring the old-school" down on their heads with these High Chivalry minis...  :lol:



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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:06 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:I guess these minis could be used when playing Tale of the Comet . . .


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(Click on the second auction picture to see what I mean . . .)




:lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:05 am 
 

IttyBitty wrote:I hate it when sellers don't have a clue what they are selling.


Really?  I love it when sellers don't have a clue what they're selling. If they don't know what they're selling, they don't use the right buzzwords, the item doesn't get as many bids as it should, and I get a bargin.  Sucks for the seller, but good for me, right?

(The "High Chivalry" thing is hilarious, though.)

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:34 pm 
 

OK, I don't think I would want to leave negative feedback for this guy.  I don't think I'd want to give him my address!



(One of the items makes me . . . nervous.)



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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:17 pm 
 

This poor miniature looks like he is walking through some polar wasteland in search of the other two miniatures that are being auctioned separately:



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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:04 pm 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:This poor miniature looks like he is walking through some polar wasteland in search of the other two miniatures that are being auctioned separately:

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:lol:

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:39 am 
 

This auction's description reads like it came from a strung-out meth-head:



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Adding to the complete screwiness of the auction are



(1) The seller's account is "bogus22222".

(2) His feedback of 1 from buying $0.99 of MTG cards.

(3) His pictures are crap.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:59 am 
 

Not the best name I would have picked out for an ebay account, lol

  

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:33 pm 
 

I am amused by the item itself:



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I can understand using the phrase and graphics on a poster, paperholder, or bookmark.  But why would I want "Speak Friend and Enter" on a belt buckle?  Who would be speaking at that height level, and what exactly would be happening with my pants?   8O



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:29 am 
 

Someone correct me if I am wrong but isnt this an advertisement from Dragon magazine?



http://cgi.ebay.com/King-Arthur-Pendrag ... dZViewItem



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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:43 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Someone correct me if I am wrong but isnt this an advertisement from Dragon magazine?


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Must be an attempt for somebody to get more that 99 cents per issue.

(I have a box of Dragons that I have been tempted to auction off by the pound).


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:55 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:Someone correct me if I am wrong but isnt this an advertisement from Dragon magazine?


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I think I have a bid on something from that seller.  Hopefully I actually get what I supposed to be bidding on.  8O

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:27 am 
 

Orc's Lair boxed set with no orcs; the orcs were scared off by the adventurers and left only their box behind.



. . . http://cgi.ebay.com/AD-D-TSR-GRENADIER- ... 0120022934



Denizens of the Swamp boxed set with no denizens.  But there is a beholder, and that almost makes it worth buying.



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Post Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:36 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Call of Cthulhu miniatures . . . made in 1983 by TSR?


Anecdote...

In the early 1980s TSR talked with Valiant Miniatures (of IL) and hired their founder & boss, Art Neckerman, to do TSR's new in-house castings (producing the various boxed sets of figures for AD&D etc. Art had his sons take over Valiant temporarily while he set up shop in Lake Geneva for a few years... no more than 5, iirc. Eventually Art went back to run Valiant.

In the minis biz there are of course various test castings, to fiddle with the composition of the molds, the white metal, and so forth.

Some of us got some of the test figures.

I thus have miniatures of the central figures from Star Wars (IV, i.e. 1), cast by TSR but never released (of course).

So the concept of Cthulhu minis from TSR isn't all that far-fetched!

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:04 pm 
 

Grenadier "Orc's Lair" miniatures:




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except that only one of the miniatures is an orc -- and it's the standard-bearer, without his standard, so it's more like half an orc (but not a half-orc, because that would actually be useful).



At least he's got the right box!



From the seller's description "I Try To Describe Any Flaws, Etc. That May Be Important, But Encourage Questions Before Bidding!"



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