Elan Merch D&D figures
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:13 pm 
 

Hey guys! I've been kinda going through some D&D stuff, trying to get my gaming room into some semblance of organization, when I came across these old Elan Merch figures. I've gotta have almost 200 of them, humans, elves, dwarves, all painted and labeled Elan Merch either 1976 or 1978 on the bottoms. Any idea of their value? Collectability? I remember getting them from an uncle probably 25 years ago. There's horseman, orcs, a huge bugbear looking guy, all sorts of corpses (yeah, figures of corpses!!) and even a table or two.

Any information would be helpful. Thanks!

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:22 pm 
 

Elan Merch = Elan Merchandising, licensor of Tolkien products.

Heritage Models made those minis.  They are definitely collectible, though I have not been keeping up with miniatures auctions for a while now.

If you do sell them, wrap them up individually in bubblewrap, styrofoam sheets, or even paper towels.  Do not toss them unprotected into Ziploc bags!

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:46 pm 
 

Here's a quick search for "heritage mini* lotr" on eBay.  Look at the eBay stores for inflated prices:



. . . http://desc.shop.ebay.com/items/?_nkw=h ... itleDesc=1



So, yes, they are collectible.  You could keep them as-is, strip them, strip and repaint them, or sell them.  If they have sentimental value, then keep them as-is.  :)

  
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