Help support TMP


"Minifigs Sword & Sorcery - the 70s revisited" Topic


11 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Fantasy Discussion Message Board

Back to the Old School Wargaming Message Board


Areas of Interest

General
Fantasy

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Ruleset

Politics By Other Means


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Showcase Article

Photocrinch's Entry for Intimidation Doubled

photocrinch presents his Intimidation Doubled entry.


Featured Workbench Article

One 3D Model, Many Bases?

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian wonders why create different 3D models, if you can create one that can be customized?


Featured Profile Article

Four Enemies I: Dwarves vs Orcs

Can an assistant editor win another game against the old master?


Featured Book Review


Featured Movie Review


1,504 hits since 9 Oct 2015
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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

Cool!

"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…"

picture

picture

picture

Much more here
link

Amicalement
Armand

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)

Amicalement
Armand

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!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.