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Post Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:45 pm 
 

I hate to go too far OT with minis, but just a quick question...

I picked up a Grenadier Lizard King box set - Special Edition # 2531.  Link to picture here:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tpope/sol/grenad ... s/2531.jpg

I bought it to paint, but before I rip it open, thought I'd ask if it has any special value as a collectable?


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:51 pm 
 

davidc wrote:I hate to go too far OT with minis, but just a quick question...

I picked up a Grenadier Lizard King box set - Special Edition # 2531.  Link to picture here:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tpope/sol/grenad ... s/2531.jpg

I bought it to paint, but before I rip it open, thought I'd ask if it has any special value as a collectable?


Not that I know of.  I think I sold one of those once.  Grenadier is generally not known for its superior craftsmanship like Ral Partha.  I personally like them as they pumped out quite a variety of minis in the 25mm scale I prefer.  I would say Ral Partha stuff is much more likely to be on the collectible side, at least from that era (1985 to 2000).


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Post Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:41 pm 
 

I somewhat agree with benjoshua - some of Grenadier's early stuff was below average, for sure.

But I see a lot more of the AD&D Gold Box stuff floating around than the Special Editions and Masterpiece Editions, so I think sets like your Lizard King are more collectable - at least from a rarity standpoint.

I don't see them commanding Ral Partha 11-series prices for now, but they are still highly sought after by the Grenadier afficianados.

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:04 am 
 

The Grenadier Special Edition sets can get a decent price but not exorbitant by any means.  I could imagine a wide range of values for this lizard in the shrinkwrap from $20 up to $50.  There are a small number of Grenadier collectors and it all depends on who's looking at a particular time.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:03 pm 
 

Thanks for the feedback... I guess that goes on a shelf for now...

(but, I enjoy my painted mini collection and my being-painted mini collection more than my sw mini collection... so all i need is a rainy day, I guess :) )

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:11 pm 
 

davidc wrote:(but, I enjoy my painted mini collection and my being-painted mini collection more than my sw mini collection...


I am with you there!  I collect books and modules but don't prefer them in shrink (sorry smarmy), and don't want my minis still in the blister either.  I get stuff to use/read it.  Don't get me wrong, I like everything in great shape, but I don't sweat less than near mint.  

I respect people who like the shrink and newness, but it's just not my cup of tea.  I certainly sell plenty of unopened miniature blisters to people.  Go with what works for you. 8)


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