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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:10 pm 
 

Minis are something I get interested in on and off.  

I don't know much about the Solid Gold Line.  Are there any box sets in particular that are hard to find and worth trying to pick up?  If so, what sort of prices are they likely to command?

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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:56 pm 
 

I think the TSR Lizardman logo figures from the Sutherland, Hendryx, etc. auctions are the rarest Grenadier figures.  

The Action Art sets are harder to find in general, especially the second, third, and fourth sets.  Many of the latter-day Grenadier sets from the later 1980s and early 1990s before they shut down were also harder to find.  Then, some of the licensed properties are harder to find too (CoC, Champions, Star Wars, etc.; but they're clearly not Solid Gold AD&D :D ).  

Do you have Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier?  It provides a lot of good info on the history, the changes in models in the sets over time, etc.


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:54 pm 
 

grodog wrote: Do you have Fantastic Worlds of Grenadier?  It provides a lot of good info on the history, the changes in models in the sets over time, etc.


No, what is that, a flyer, book, or something else entirely?


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:05 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:No, what is that, a flyer, book, or something else entirely?

Was a book, is now PDFs on a CD available from the author.  Lucyjoyce posted about it in another thread.  Worth the purchase price.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:12 pm 
 

Definitely worth it:  Terence's current email is <[email protected]> if you want to order a copy.  

A quick summary @ http://webspawner.com/users/gunn101/ and about1411.html and the best review @ http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=38608


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Post Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:56 pm 
 

Speaking of minis, goldboxes and appraisals, I am curious if someone(not me!) got a good deal here or just a fair deal.  The Dungeon Tiles probably made it at least a break even affair.  I am curious what exactly the fifteen books were too and their quality.




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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:18 am 
 

I'd say it was a petty good deal - hell of a lot of work for a reseller but probably worthwhile. Description mentions books (DDG etc) but can't see them in the pictures - generally poor listing I'd say

The Grenadier boxes would all sell easily (no real idea on prices but even at $10 a pop you've made over half your money). The newer stuff would go easily - RP Elf Chariot worth $15+ if complete, even the Mordheim scenery there would sell well. And what's in the basic box set - in a lazy listing like this you could get anything.

All in a good buy I'd say - I'd definitely have paid $265 including shipping!


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:27 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:Speaking of minis, goldboxes and appraisals, I am curious if someone(not me!) got a good deal here or just a fair deal.  The Dungeon Tiles probably made it at least a break even affair.  I am curious what exactly the fifteen books were too and their quality.


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Somene f....g cleaned up. I don't know how I missed it. Judging by the overall age of the collection, I am betting the stuff not pictured may be more valuable than some of the pictured  stuff. Note, the Holmes set buried under those minis, too.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:35 am 
 

The Dungeon Dwellers minis look pretty interesting too.  Pretty nice find there.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:42 am 
 

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Somene f....g cleaned up. I don't know how I missed it. Judging by the overall age of the collection, I am betting the stuff not pictured may be more valuable than some of the pictured  stuff. Note, the Holmes set buried under those minis, too.

And Larry's Combat Matrix. They're pretty rare too.


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:30 am 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:And Larry's Combat Matrix. They're pretty rare too.


That was what interested me in the auction but no out of US shipping and I don't really want the minis.

So if whoever won this auction is interested in selling the Combat Matrix, send me a PM.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:07 pm 
 

While on this subject, didn't I just hear something about resellers not being able to sell anything containing lead. I know charity organizations are in a bind as they are going to be required to "test" for dangerous or hazardous materials in everything they resell. Lead being on the list.

I am not 100% on this, but I know I heard something was coming and it wa soon. How is that going to affect lead minis? Or am I mistaken...


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:27 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:While on this subject, didn't I just hear something about resellers not being able to sell anything containing lead. I know charity organizations are in a bind as they are going to be required to "test" for dangerous or hazardous materials in everything they resell. Lead being on the list.

I am not 100% on this, but I know I heard something was coming and it wa soon. How is that going to affect lead minis? Or am I mistaken...


It was just for children's toys.  I believe that minis mostly carry disclaimers "not for children under the age of ____" so they may be exempt.  I wouldn't be surprised though if some lead minis got caught up in the witchhunt, so to speak.

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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:12 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
It was just for children's toys.  I believe that minis mostly carry disclaimers "not for children under the age of ____" so they may be exempt.  I wouldn't be surprised though if some lead minis got caught up in the witchhunt, so to speak.

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Oh crap!  I still have some to unload, but it's a good thing I've already sold most of them.  However, I hope they don't get caught up in the witch hunt. :x


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:35 pm 
 

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09086.html


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Post Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:52 pm 
 



An interesting article, but they never define "children."  I believe it could be successfully argued that miniatures are not made for "children" and in fact clearly say so on many blister cards.  I did some more investigating and found a clarifying document which says:

A children's product is defined as a consumer product designed or intended primarily for children 12 years of age or younger under section 235(a) of the CPSIA (to be codified at section 3(a)(2) of the Consumer Product Safety Act). In determining whether a consumer product is primarily intended for a child 12 years of age or younger, the following
factors will be considered:
• A statement by the manufacturer about the intended use of such product, including a label on such product if such statement is reasonable.
• Whether the product is represented in its packaging, display, promotion or advertising as appropriate for use by children 12 years of age or younger.
• Whether the product is commonly recognized by consumers as being
intended for use by a child 12 years of age or younger.
• The Age Determination Guidelines issued by the Commission in September 2002, and any successor to such guidelines.


This quote was taken from here:
http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/frnotices/f ... bility.pdf

All my mini auctions have always said, "This figure(s) should not be used by children 14 or younger."  I will change that to say, "This figure should not be used by children," and I should be fine for the most part.

Even so, I am still glad I have just about sold out of all my lead stuff.  I am also glad I am not dependent on these sales for my livelihood.  As Mike said, these products could get caught up in the witch hunt.

Thank you to everyone who brought this to my attention since it could impact me the most (I am guessing I sell more minis than most within the Acaeum community).  I don't want to get in trouble, but more importantly, I don't want to break the law. 8)


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