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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 10:23 p.m. PST


"As a continuation in my search for lost lead here is the Minifigs Sword & Sorcery foot range sculpted by the late Dick Higgs. Where there is a space I need it! Further photos can be seen on the Lost Minis WIKI…"




Much more here


Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2015 2:27 a.m. PST

I still have a few of those in my collection, and they still get used, probably the 1st metals that I bought all those years ago when I was a schoolkid grin

Dark Fable10 Oct 2015 2:55 a.m. PST

Wow, I remember the Minifigs fantasy figs from the 1970's – I think the pig faced orcs are back in production and some bits from their other fantasy ranges

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2015 5:12 a.m. PST

The Zamporan's got recruited into my Middle Earth armies – and the monsters and civilians were really useful for D&D (back before it was AD&D !).

it's nice to see how good they look treated as "modern figures" – the Great white ape is lovely.

A funny aspect was that everything was 25mm tall – even the giants! My cyclops got recruited into a 6mm HoTT Greek Myth army, and looks pretty good towering over the little people. grin

Minifigs are bringing back some of their classic fantasy/SF ranges : link but nothing from the S&S range (yet!).

Gone Fishing10 Oct 2015 6:39 a.m. PST

Those bring back a lot of nostalgia. One of my earliest hobby memories is staring at a painted collection of the pig-faced orcs in the local hobby shop window. How I wanted those figures!

Their hobgoblins were also excellent. I wish those would become available again.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2015 11:12 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed them bringing at the same time good memories to you my friends! (smile)


Tricorne197110 Oct 2015 9:05 p.m. PST

When these were first released at GenCon, Steve Carpenter of Minifigs USA accepted the challenge of Ral Partha to a fantasy game, the winner getting to smash the loser's army with a real hammer! Steve and I were SYW gamers and never actually participated in a fantasy game, but what the heck, Fantasy was starting to pay the bills in the late 1970's. Minifigs led by a converted NapoleonOrc won the day, as I remember. The hammer was reserved for a couple figures.

My last fantasy game, although these figures still inhabit my dark ages armies.

R Dean11 Oct 2015 6:03 a.m. PST

I'm short on the SS range; I never had many to start with, and I think there is one, a Stygian priest of some sort, left in my collection. I've got a handful of the MEs from the earliest phase of my collection, and have acquired a few more in deals for lots of figures this year. The pig face orcs were from the D&D line, a couple of years after the SS and ME figures…

CeruLucifus11 Oct 2015 9:53 a.m. PST

Wow, memories. Definitely do recall these in the hobby store case. Retail maybe 20-25 cents per figure in those days? Think I do have one or two unpainted in a bag of unpainteds.

The Dozing Dragon Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Oct 2015 5:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for the post Armand! If anyone has any I'm missing please contact me via the blog.

nickinsomerset18 Sep 2020 3:15 p.m. PST

5 years later, Minifigs have most of the range released, but no mtd and a few other chaps not about, apparently they are still looking for the molds amongst the many they have! I am building up S&S chaps for a retro project finishing off what I started in the 70s!

Tally Ho!

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