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#28290
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
It looks like everyone in jumping into the "minis market". This line with the World of Warcraft theme may turn out pretty cool. They show a few examples here --

entertainment.upperdeck.com/wowmini/en/

I hope they are scaled to DF dungeon terrain!

~Cheers

PS -- After looking at these minis a little more ...hey these things don't look bad! I will actually be rooting for these to be a huge success. Maybe with luck, they will release Starcraft minis for the DF Sci-Fi fans and Diablo mini's for the DF D&D fans. Now those sets could have some great potential for DF junkies!
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#28291
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
ive heard 40mm so bigger than standard mins
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#28292
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
40mm? That's insane. They won't be in scale with any other minis, they won't be in scale with 54mm (1:32) figures, they won't be in scale with ANYTHING. Totally bizarre decision.

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#28293
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
detail seems more important than compatibility. Hopefully the orcs make good ogres
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#28294
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Not to Quibble with anyone but that 40mm tells ya nothing.

Way back when the WotC line was comming out, and you can still find it
"Details on the new D&D Miniatures line:
- Miniatures are pre-painted plastic and range between 40 mm and 65 mm in height
- There are 80 unique miniatures in the first set release
- All miniatures packages are randomized and are made up of rare, uncommon, and common miniatures
- All miniatures in the product line will be drawn directly from the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game rulebooks and accessory books"

And yeah bunchs of them are well over 40mm if you measure from the bottom of the base to the top of some wildly swung sword tip. So Untill they say the Scale, or tell us what that 40mm is refering to, the size means nothing...
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Some RPG and mini stats including the Exodus and AAT (along with good source of a Mini scale version of the AAT).
 
#28295
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Thanks for pointing that out, Ghenghis...interesting how they view and word that for their scaling specs.

Well, either way, it will be fun to watch this develop. I have high hopes that these minis will fit in to our dungeons and settings with good scale. The details look pretty good in the sneak preview. For some reason (and I don't know why), I just have a good feeling about these little babies! I guess we will have to wait until Halloween before we find out...

...stay tuned :)
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#28296
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
The guys at Upper Deck do indeed say that they'll be bigger than standard D&D/rpg minis. But I figure the monsters will still work.
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#28297
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
Yup Ghostmage that's the thing that annoys me, they never actually mention scale, They give a nice number a person can look at on a ruler (or if you are good with those kind of things just space you fingers) and go ' ok it will be about this big' and get a physical or mental image..
(sorry the Scientist that likes a bit of accurecey in descriptions is about to go on a rant...)

But that mental image while kind of warm and fuzzy, don't actually tell you much, it is a Size, but what many people would much rather know is the scale, which no really gives out, or expects it to me "given"...
I wish people would just also give us the Darn ratio, it is a fixed ratio, and not some Size that can vary between big and little things, the ratio will always be the same, it is a fixed constant...

So while D&Dminis, Reaper, and many others are 1/58 (the "28mm") and i think many of the Heroscape, Wizkids, Character Options are 1/54 (30mm) they are close enough that they look ok next to each other. While a 1/64 ("true 25mm") and a 1/58 can maybe be ok side by side (if you put a 1/64 on a GW style base it's ok, but flush on the floor it looks horrible) but next to a 1/54 it looks way to small. So if these are really 40mm is equal to a human, then it will be roughly 1/40 scale. O gauge train scale at 1/43.5 (37mm) are getting too big for 28mm. If these are really at 1/40 these will be large, pretty large. Humans, and just about anything else out there other than mosters are a no go.

And before i start on my other favorite rant topic i will stop...
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#28298
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 10 Months ago  
I like these figures. I plan on picking up some monsters. Thanks for the sneak peak.

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Over 143 Sets (Expanding), 300+ Loose Pieces (Expanding), 11,000 plastic figures (Expanding), 1,000 metal figures (350 actually painted)
 
#28299
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
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#28300
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
More DOTS!
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#28301
Blizzard minis coming too! 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I saw the 4 or so they had on display at ComicCon in NYC, and i was rather unde impressed. While the Figures looked nice i was shocked that for $30 you would get a Common, Uncommon, and Rare in a booster pack. 3 Figs for $30.

I'll see if i can get the addy for the pics my friend took and link them in.
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