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#15844
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
Some gaming stores and con dealers sell the individual minis out of the packaging, allowing you to pick and choose and buy only the figures you want.

That smell goes away fairly quickly when the plastic hits open air -- you are smelling toxic chemicals leaching out of the plastic as a gas -- just like new car smell.
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#15845
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
Thanks for the advice. I did a very short search and found FRP Games or is it FPR Games...one of the two, has some individual pieces for sale.
I wish I could remember which place I found many weeks ago. It has a larger variety at smaller cost.

I wouldn't mind buying some of these things but right now my expenses exceed my budget my many hundreds of dollars per month. :(
Perhaps after I win the lottery... :)
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62 sets and counting. In addition, a boatload of individual pieces or sets of pieces.
 
#15846
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
For me even buying the D&D from the start it is getting to the point, i don't buy many packs any more (most of the money going to SW miis ;) ) but i do singles, and for singles, try e-bay.

Not just auctions but the e estores many many places will sell Cummons and Uncommans in the buy it now format.
putting like 30 minis up at a set price (depending on the store and mini from a few cents to a few bucks) you put in as many as you want up to what ever they have left and you buy it and they ship it to you. I get about 95% of my singles this way.
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#15847
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
DOH. I KNEW I should have bought it when I had the chance.

D&d Icons: Colossal Red Drago
List Price: $74.95
Today's Price: $63.71

I told my wife $30 off was too good to last. I wonder how many people here bought it which caused the price to go up? ;)
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#15848
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
weaver--thanks for the links. Those will come in handy.

I was looking for singles today on eBay. I wanted to pick up some of the "Twig Blights" for my fantasy forest and some of those really cool flying stirges. The Twig Blights are pretty ceeap--as low as .25 cents a piece. The stirges are already selling for ridiculous prices--$12.47 for TWO! Of course that's what they were bid up to. Doesn't mean I have to pay that much but still.

That smell you're smelling is probably from the PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) plastic that the figures are made from. How many of you remember that "plastic toy smell" from when you were a kid? Turns out that jackattack is actually correct. Toxic chemical release. My wife and I read a report that was published about two years ago about that "plastic toy smell". We were reading a consumer/parenting health warning from a local hospital website that talked about the dangers of phthalates that are released when soft toys are squeezed. (see this article for more details: http://www.motherjones.com/commentary/columns/1998/07/pvc.html )

All those toys we chewed on as kids... ;-}~

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#15849
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
All those toys we chewed on as kids... ;-}~

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And you WONDERED what's wrong with meDOH! as you read my various commentaries, spiked throught the DF forums.

Well, now you know.

An entire set of plastic cowboys and indians, gnawed to death. Even the horses and the cactus.

Hmmm...

See ya!

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#15850
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
That Red dragon is CUh-RAZY. It was originally going to be $50, which was already too much. I don't know what the @#$#@ they think they're doing.

I mean, it would be one thing if there were no other way to get something like this - if it were a beholder, or some other D&D specific icon that no other company makes.

But it's a DRAGON. You got McFarlane, you got Wizkids, you got toy stores selling plastic ones for $5. Who on earth is going to feel like they must have this particular dragon?

Sales will be slow -- check your local gaming place around Christmas, you'll probably find one for less.

The only real gamble will be "how much less" -- at this price, most realistic retailers are only ordering 1 or 2, I'm sure. That one will go on sale at some point, and if you are too cautious, you'll miss it.

Still, I'm sure this will be available at a discount eventually. It's too ridiculously priced to do otherwise.

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#15851
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
Since w have a DDM thread we should establish a DF DDM trade group for Gencon.
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#15852
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
That Red dragon is CUh-RAZY. It was originally going to be $50, which was already too much. I don't know what the @#$#@ they think they're doing.

I mean, it would be one thing if there were no other way to get something like this - if it were a beholder, or some other D&D specific icon that no other company makes.

But it's a DRAGON. You got McFarlane, you got Wizkids, you got toy stores selling plastic ones for $5. Who on earth is going to feel like they must have this particular dragon?

Sales will be slow -- check your local gaming place around Christmas, you'll probably find one for less.

The only real gamble will be "how much less" -- at this price, most realistic retailers are only ordering 1 or 2, I'm sure. That one will go on sale at some point, and if you are too cautious, you'll miss it.

Still, I'm sure this will be available at a discount eventually. It's too ridiculously priced to do otherwise.

L

I managed to order mine from Amazon when they were going for $37 each. I bought 3. 2 for play, and one to sell off at some point in the future.

As for why THIS particular dragon, it's an official D&D red dragon, which means there isn't a way to get something exactly like this somewhere else. Similar, yes, but not the same. I think sales will be around where they were for the SWM AT-AT. And I'm sure many will complain about it, but that's the way when it comes to all things DDM.

Remember also that these are limited edition figures. The collectability factor will help drive sales, too.

And, as one of the designers pointed out, it's the size of a 25 lb frozen turkey! Just the idea of having something that massive on the gaming table has a certain amount of appeal all on its own.
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#15853
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
Yeah the shear SIZE of it is what sets it apart, while there are many other choices for dragons i have only found 1 that comes close to Collassal (and the reguired almost 2 ft of critter)... (good thing Yukon Cornelius isn't in my group becuase he seemed less than pleased with my choice for a Collassal figure...)

I still don't want to pay the price on it, but as i am a SW nut there are D&D nuts who will buy this for the collector value, and the fact that while all of those other things work in RPG, this is the only one that works in Minis Tourneies.
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#15854
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
Would you please explainin what the DDM acronym stands for? Thanks.

It seemed neat for the sheer size of it, although I had no idea it was as large as a 25 lb turkey! Whoa!
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#15855
D&D Miniatures 8 Years ago  
Would you please explainin what the DDM acronym stands for? Thanks.

It seemed neat for the sheer size of it, although I had no idea it was as large as a 25 lb turkey! Whoa!

Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures. The latest set is War of the Dragon Queen (WotDQ).
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