Fantasy Folk Miniatures - affiliated with AD&D, or not?
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:14 am 
 

Check out the auction below - are these "re-releases" from the MiniFigs line, or is the seller just using the AD&D name to sell his minis?




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I've never heard of the "Fantasy Folk" line before - especially not in direct connection with the AD&D game.



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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:33 am 
 

Center_Stage_Hobbies wrote:Check out the auction below - are these "re-releases" from the MiniFigs line, or is the seller just using the AD&D name to sell his minis?


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I've never heard of the "Fantasy Folk" line before - especially not in direct connection with the AD&D game.

Any info would be appreciated!




Not saying they aren't officially connected to the AD&D game, but I've never heard of them or seen them before. :?


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:20 am 
 

Wow, these really take me back. Unfortunately not to their point of origin, so I'm sorry I cant contribute to that.

In the mid-80s when I started collecting old rpg stuff, these caught my eye as being primitive-looking & thus old. I dug up a few from clearance bins, including the elf & wizard at least, keeping them in-package.

Sold them to Third Planet in Houston in the early-90s, wish I'd kept them. I wonder if these could be my old set, passed around by collectors for over a decade?

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:36 pm 
 

I believe that seller is mistaken, at best.  The history of the official TSR/WOTC miniatures should go:

Minifigs (D&D and World of Greyhawk)
Grenadier (AD&D and Gamma World)
TSR (every game TSR produced at the time)
Citadel (AD&D)
Ral Partha (AD&D)
Wizards of the Coast (Chainmail and D&D)

(Minifig's "World of Greyhawk" line was mostly repackaged miniatures from the Aureola Rococo line, so Minifigs should still have the rights to reproduce many of them under their original names. For some reason, they've rereleased the Amazons and nothing else.)

On the other hand, there were lots of miniatures companies (just like there were lots of game publishers) who advertised their products as "for D&D" without TSR's permission. That may be the case here -- hard to say without a better view of the packaging.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:38 pm 
 

I'm pretty sure Grenadier also did an official Boot Hill set, IIRC...


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:36 am 
 

Grenadier did a Western Gunfighters box set but I don't think it was official Boot Hill minis.

I have a lot of Fantasy Folk minis packs, they are old style lead minis, but have nothing to do with Greyhawk or TSR in any official capacity.

  
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