Couple of old TSR Slide Puzzles
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:33 am 
 

I have these tucked away in my oddities collection.

I see that some puzzles are quite sought after apparently.  I'm curious to see what you folks think of them. Any history would also be appreciated.

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:06 am 
 

Cant help with your second question, but as to the first.
I like them.
I recall as a kid I liked to play with puzzle toys like those; sorting the tiny squares about, mixing them up, then putting them back where they should be.
If going on long car rides I would take them with me, since I did not need a sister to play with it.... and they (my sisters) were not very much fun to play with on long car rides.

IMO they were Cool short term toys back then.....
As collectables today, they are not all that rare, or even much sought after by most collectors, though some collectors will look for them especially TSR completists.

I once had a couple of them and they went with a large lot I sold several years ago.
Dont miss them nearly as much as many other things that went in the sale.
I miss the everyday regular TSR RPG modules far more, now that the grandkids play D&D....


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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:08 am 
 

These do show up from time to time.  I generally think they sell for about $10-$15 each (in their opened condition).

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:18 pm 
 

It was once pointed out on Dragonsfoot that the puzzle on the right appears to show the same Dragon and Fighter as the cover the Menzter Basic Set, with the fighter having lost the battle (presumably because he was only level 1-3).

The puzzle on the left may show the same fighter immediately before the same battle (massacre?).

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Post Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:31 pm 
 

Thanks for the information :)   I was pleased to find a few more out there.  I was unaware there were puzzles of the cartoon characters as well.

I love the observation of the dragon/warrior.  It paints a great story.


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