May 25, 2011 by beerogre
Does anyone remember the old pre-painted miniatures from D&D?
I do, I have 5 bins full of them after my brother used to win all the local D&D Minis tournaments at the local gaming shop. But what happened to them?
Well, the story goes that D&D pulled the plug on production when the change to 4th edition caused the minis game (which effectively became the combat system for D&D 4th edition) to lose a stack of competative following, leaving it in a state where only really collectors were interested in the figures.
If you take the time to look on eBay you can still find them, but they can be a silly price for some of the most basic models.
So why the move back to pre-paints… we’ll we discussed in TURN 8 how Reaper Miniatures are doing some good work on the pre-painted miniatures front… and lets be honest. This miniature actually looks pretty good.
But this is only one image and it’s no doubt a master copy.
How will the rest of the range fair?
… and more importantly… will you be interested in buying any of it?