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#29659
New minis pics up... 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Over at DDM Spoilers, they've got pics of the next DDM set of prepainted plastics from WOTC: Against the Giants.

www.ddmspoilers.com/atg_stats2-0.php


I have to say, I'm nearly GIDDY with this set. I guess they just happen to hit a lot of my favorites.... plus, the few rare minis that look awful just say "save money! don't get me as a single!" to me.

Yes, there are a lot of resculpts, which I know some people hate -- but for me, if they're gonna do 60 new figures every three months, it's fair for them to repeat themselves. It's not like they've skipped really ESSENTIAL monsters by this point, IMHO. They've really filled out the world.

Which doesn't mean I like EVERY choice they made. The new huge treant looks like one of those southwestern dancing hippie-with-a-flute icons you see at Burning Man. And there really didn't need to be a huge umber hulk, I think -- certainly not a silver one. And the giant snakeman (Yuan-ti) is cool, but I wish he weren't MADE of snakes.

All in all, I think there are some truly inspired bits here. I love the dragons. I love the new Xorn, and the new Roper (with lashing tentacles this time!) And some of the disciples of Orcus look great to me. The cave bear looks great, too, as does the Fire Titan. I love the chain golem, too, though he's another that would probably have been fine as a large or even medium figure, not a huge. Still, I picked up Reaper's spiked chain accessory pack -- I'm gonna glue some hanging/swinging chains from this guy and then paint him over to make him a bit more rusty and possibly bloodstained. He'll be AWESOME.

There are probably only 10 or so minis in this set I consider really lame, and maybe another 5-8 that I consider bland. Mostly, the set looks rockin' to me.

Set due in two weeks!

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#29660
New minis pics up... 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
thanks for the info, it kind of confirms my thoughts on the set, 1-2 Sets of uncommons and that's it.
This set is just so Eh for me, and i don't think it is becuase we aren't playing D&D right now, i just don't like the look of some of them. That Huge Elder Red dragon is Fugly to me, and a lot of the Common and Rare's are just doing nothing for me, the Goblin Runner, the Hobgoblin Guard, the Mighty Blademaster, the Skullcleave Warrior, the Storm Giant Thunderer and the Angel of Retribution, are either common or Rare, and are figs i am not interested in.

The Few i like are oddly almost all Uncommons, Dwarf Warsword, the Deathpriest of Orcus, Fist of Moradin, Fire Bat, Xorn Ravager, Cave Bear, Cockatrice (the sculpt is not great but like the fact it's in there and is an interesting critter), Lurking Wraith, Boneclaw Impaler, and the Elf Arcane Archer are figs i like. The Captain of the Watch, the Half Elf Assassin and the Golden Wyvern Initiate i really, really like. One of the few Rares i like is the Tomebound Arcanist

For Huge the Thunderblast Cyclone and the Armored Guulvorg are ones i like, the Enormous Carrion Crawler is kind fo silly looking (it makes me chuckle) but i would pick it up for a Vong Beasty the Black Root Treant is interesting, the Fire Titan for a Rare is ok. but yeah i am getting off the D&D minis, will buy some just to get new minis, but damn not that many i like in here.
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#29661
New minis pics up... 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I am actually quite excited about this set, but probably more interested in the upcomming SWM set. The Deathpriest of Orcus looks like he would be a character from the first Conan movie. Very cool. Thanks for the heads up.
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#29662
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ehheeh actually i was looking at the Deathpriest of Orcus for conversions to old school Sith
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Personally, I think the sculpts and paint jobs of the DDM minis have reached a new low with this set. This may, in fact, end my collecting of DDM plastic miniatures. I already have plenty, and unless they come out with some real kick-ass stuff in future sets I just can't see spending money on poorly crafted & barely painted minis.

Did you see their new Dorky looking Huge Red Dragon??? He looks like he stole Ronald McDonald's costume!
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#29664
New minis pics up... 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Thanks sooooooo much for the link L. I nearly spent some money I've has put away in paypal on a case " 1st case I would have got in a year or so ". The Efreeti Flamestrider while a great effort at as much of an iconic mini from old school that I can think of fall really short for me. The huge carrion crawler.....Your kidding right? I really like that bear!!!! A new Zorn is way way cool cause I like them a lot. The Roper looks like it would be good in a fan produced Mr Bill episode....Ohhhh noooooooooooooo.... I have to hit ebay for some of them as I want to start up a DDM 2.0 game.........Interested Shadox?
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#29665
New minis pics up... 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
I was having a running discussion with a few people on AIM about the new look of the DDM2 and the basic concese was that yeah between this set and the last set of DDM is that we think like Harneloot , DDM have reached a new low.

I think many many many of them are cartoony, some else was like they just have no detail, and the paints seem simpler than before. Which is i guess why they look cartoony to me. Cartoons are usually simpley drawn with little detail and a few broad colors to get across the look of the characters or objects. And while i am a fan of cartoons and comic books, i don't like it in the minis. I may have felt different if they had always been this way. But a pretty sever drop in what i say is the look and quality of the new minis has me far from jazzed about this set, and DDM2. While the two KotOR minis previewed don't have tons of paint, the GeoHar has some detail in the form of raised surfaces, pouches, pockets, "stuff" on him that seems to be lacking on the new DDM.

In some ways it is 1st Edition, but in the way it is returning to very simple black and white line drawings, but in 3D.

While that Huge Carrion Crawler litterly makes me laugh, almost as much as the Red Dragon, i want like 2-3 of the ECC, but not the new ERD. That Elder Red is just.... (and i have to say most of the dragons make me think of that Bill Engval bit about Dork Fish (www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=69577))... A dork Dragon, and so is the Green, and the Admantine, the only one i have thought was decent out of this new set is the White, that last (copper) i wasn't as Dorky, but i still didn't like the look much so far the silver ins't bad, but ugh the dragons just don't look right.

I have largely been giving a pass on many of the DDM, but since 2.0 I bought a few boosters last time(4-5), and this time i Might buy 1-2 but darn just don't like them.
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#29666
New minis pics up... 6 Years, 4 Months ago  
Personally, I think the sculpts and paint jobs of the DDM minis have reached a new low with this set. This may, in fact, end my collecting of DDM plastic miniatures. I already have plenty, and unless they come out with some real kick-ass stuff in future sets I just can't see spending money on poorly crafted & barely painted minis.

Did you see their new Dorky looking Huge Red Dragon??? He looks like he stole Ronald McDonald's costume!

Some of it looked very sad... however, I can see the use for a few of the figures, but there isn't a lot there twisting my arm to buy more than just a few singles...
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#29667
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A few of the sculpts look pretty nice, like the Fire Giant Raider, the Voracious Ice Devil (Gelugon), and the Degenerate Cultist of Orcus. And I like the Young Adamantine Dragon! Sadly, I have to agree that the paint jobs look like they were applied with a Q-tip.

I do wish they'd make some of the better sculpts available in metal for painting. Oh, well, there's always Reaper.

... and Heresy, Hasslefree, Freebooter, Magnificent Egos, Darksword, Dragonblood, Iron Wind, and others.

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