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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:59 am 
 

I don't know if he's rare or not, but he was a part of a series called "Battle Sets." Some of these were boxed and all of the 9200 series were just blisters.  The stuff of legends web-site shows other blisters in the set.

5000 Fantasy Warriors
5001 Fantasy Warriors Companion

5350 The Fiend (Balrog)

5401 Juggernaut

9002 Orc Battleset
9003 Dwarf Battieset
9004 Orc Wolf Rider
9005 Orc Generais War Chariot
9006 Hobgoblins
9007 Dwarf Cannon
9008 Goblin War Band

9201 Cyclops Berserker
9202 Undead Catapult w/Skulls & Crew
9203 Mountain Dwarf Command Group
9204 Hvy Bolt Thrower w/Hunchback Gunner
9205 Heavy Catapult
9206 Skeleton Throne of Doom w/Bearers
9207 Tree Spirit


I have sold many of the 9200 blisters and they usually sell for $7.00 to $15.00 each plus shipping.  I personally have my last 9201 Cyclops Berserker up for sale in the Dragonsfoot Classifieds.

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:40 pm 
 

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Yours is part of the Fantasy Warriors Grand Pack Line, some of which are listed in the Lost Minis Wiki (I didn't see yours). It appears to be at least somewhat uncommon, according to The Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier (where it is listed in the product index):

"The very last figures produced for the Fantasy Warriors line appeared in early 1995, and came in re-closable plastic grand packs. Although printed and sometimes even hand-written on the front or back of the Grenadier Fantasy Warriors decal of the pack, the product listings and titles did not appear in Grenadier's last official catalogue, 1994's Grenadier Models Mega Catalog #1 - the cover of which featured Rubin's artwork for the Kill Zone boxed game. Speculation has it that these last Grenadier figures were sculpted and produced in limited numbers and in a hurry, but were never officially released. As none of the traditionally-listed information, pertaining to the sculptor or sculptors, creature background, or company address(es), was listed anywhere on the packaging of these mystery products, and as Andrew Chernak admits (albeit a foggy recollection) sculpting several of these figures (including the one pictured to the right [Stone Giant]), one can only surmise that this speculation is likely the truth."

If it was in my hands, I'd be inclined to open it up and paint it. I'd only leave it in the package if you were trying to collect the entire run of 92XX minis.

Perhaps you could shoot Grodog a PM, as he is working with Terence Gunn on the revised & expanded version of The Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier. And if you want to shoot me the pic you took of your troll, I could add it to the Lost Minis Wiki. Hope that helps!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:01 pm 
 

I hope Matt will come on and talk about this some more....what an awesome purchase if you love old school miniatures from the 80s!

"Effective September 14th, 2012, the entire Grenadier CLASSIC range sculpted by Julie Guthrie consisting of some 180 figures, has been sold to Center Stage Miniatures."

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:03 am 
 

Grenadier minis! A Demons & Devils Kickstarter! But wait, there's more! Only great news about minis can turn me into an infomercial pitchman...

CSM Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cen ... miniatures

Do it! Do it now! Come on, spend more money on a Kickstarter!


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:58 am 
 

Ummm... maybe it's me, but when I go to CSM website, and check to see what is in the 'Advanced Fantasy Miniatures - 25mm personalities range', there is nothing there. Is this where the Julie Guthrie minis re-castings come in? I just visited MegaMinis site, who used to do these, and found they were sold to CSM.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:29 pm 
 

TollHouseGolem wrote:CSM Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cen ... miniatures
Do it! Do it now! Come on, spend more money on a Kickstarter!


I'm in :D


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:04 pm 
 

I am in as well. I support a lot of kickstarters mostly out of solidarity with other nerds trying to get a chance to produce commercially what they love. This one I went straight for the highest category because I really want to see Matt succeed way beyond the 20k he has mapped out in stretch goals. It is a bonus that I am so happy with the minis I have from him already.

So to everyone reading this be a backer, Nogrod says so!

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:00 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
TollHouseGolem wrote:CSM Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cen ... miniatures
Do it! Do it now! Come on, spend more money on a Kickstarter!


I'm in :D


Ditto.   :D


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:52 pm 
 

Nogrod wrote:So to everyone reading this be a backer, Nogrod says so!

Zach


Yesgrod. I'm in.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:08 pm 
 

Chucho68 wrote:
Yesgrod. I'm in.

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Good. It is about time someone listened to me :) These are going to be awesome.

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Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:08 pm 
 

I posted an update on my blog today:

http://theleaddragon.blogspot.com/

In summary, here's what your pledge of $75 or $100 nets you to date:

Baphomet, Demon Lord of Minotaurs (resin)
Molydeus + bonus weapons (halberd & giant flail)
Ice Devil
Horned Devil
2 Advanced Fantasy Personalities (Julie Guthrie Grenadier sculpts)
2 Bearded Devils
3 Lemures
3 Manes
Bone Devil
2 Barbed Devils
Succubus
2 Spined Devils
Erinyes
Horned Devil (variant sculpt)
Type I
Type II
Type III
Type IV
Type V

And the hits just keep on coming! If you haven't pledged, what are you waiting for? Help Matt add a truckload of cool minis to CSMs stable, and of course you get a few for yourself ;)

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:23 pm 
 

*Hearkens to a wind from the Outer World*

*Raises his horned head, listening for the sound of distant battle.*


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Post Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:22 am 
 

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I am looking for this guy:  Grenadier Undead Giant Cyclops #11

Yes, I know there are listings on Ebay.  Is anyone serious about selling me one?

Or, how about this Ral Partha Skeleton Giant?:

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:48 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:Or, how about this Ral Partha Skeleton Giant?:


It's a cool figure!
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Unfortunately, he's not for trade or sale.  One thing always bothered me about this guy though.  I always felt like he was saying, "Look at how loooong my "sword" is!"   :roll:     :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:14 am 
 

Yes.  It's an...um...awkward choice of stances.   He seems to be threatening us with his Johnson.

"Roger the living!"

The sword on your version is different than the one in my possession.  It appears to be straight, while the one I have is curved and jagged.  (Not sure that does not sound just as wierd as the miniature looks.)

I haven't seen an example yet painted to my tastes.  This miniature has lots of cool armor to offset his silly-looking weapon.  Other painters do not seem to have seen it that way.  The coolest armor is a set of plates draped over the back of his shoulder...which I intend to paint bronze.   You can see some of the plates on the skeleton's front in your picture.  I'm going to start with a black base coat and drybrush from there.  Standing together, on the bases I have ready, a pair of these skeletons will look quite impressive when they come to kill you at PaizoCon.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:46 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:The sword on your version is different than the one in my possession.  It appears to be straight, while the one I have is curved and jagged.  (Not sure that does not sound just as wierd as the miniature looks.)


My giant skeleton mini is a Frankenstein, or maybe Frankensteen, as I had to give him a random sword from some other mini.  My paint jobs are usually just serviceable, and most people should be able to make him look better than I have.  It is interesting how much detail he has on his backside.  It's a nice mini.

On another note, I only know of one adventure where there's giant skeletons and that's in the Night Below boxed set.  Anyone know another published adventure with a giant skeleton or more?   :?:


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Post Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:36 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:On another note, I only know of one adventure where there's giant skeletons and that's in the Night Below boxed set.  Anyone know another published adventure with a giant skeleton or more?   :?:


I think there's one in Q1, and I'm pretty sure in some of the earlier X modules (1-5 or so)??


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