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buckyball Inactive Member16 May 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

I know Archive had the Imperial Dragon in the '70s. Can anyone think of an older dragon miniature?


Rogzombie Fezian Inactive Member16 May 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

I think I painted that, it was very big and had a lot of pieces.

I'm not sure what it was but some guy gave me a caste iron dragon over a foot long. Some kind of giant made of the same materials.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 May 2017 6:37 p.m. PST

Der Kriegspielers, Dragontooth, Heritage, Martian Metals, Ral Partha, Asgard and Minifig, among others all had Dragons in the '70's.

FABET0116 May 2017 6:39 p.m. PST

Minifigs Mythic Earth Dragon (ME 58) from 1972 is certainly a candidate:


Cyrus the Great16 May 2017 8:14 p.m. PST

I believe it IS the Minifigs Mythic Earth Dragon (ME 58).

Tiberius17 May 2017 3:50 a.m. PST

Off topic, I own ME4 and ME8. God I am old

platypus01au17 May 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

And I own ME 58!


Huscarle17 May 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

I've got ME58 too, plus a few of the others; some of my 1st metals from when I was a young teen. Ah, happy days grin

keithbarker17 May 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

ME58 is a favorite in my collection!
Yes happy days indeed grin

MajorB17 May 2017 10:30 a.m. PST

Probably something Chinese

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Not sure about the oldest, but certainly one of the greatest.

Heritage Fantastiques 1091 The Great Dragon Smaug.

I introduced some paper and pencil D&D players to miniature back in days of old. Showed them a 25mm hobbit and then Smaug. They were not prepared for the size difference.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member18 May 2017 5:56 p.m. PST

I didn't have that, or the Minifigs. I did buy the first Dragontooth:


Still have it. Mine's red.

David Johansen25 May 2017 5:02 p.m. PST

Does Gary Gygax's Stegosaurus with Pterodactyl wings count?

Borathan Inactive Member26 May 2017 5:54 p.m. PST

No clue what the manfacturer was, but I've got a dragon mini that is from the late 50's or early 60
s that came from a set of toys that came with a knight on horseback that I believe was supposed to be St George…it used to be my uncles that he got as a kid from my grandmother. No labels on it about who cast it, but it does have a mould line…and the paint job they both have is not that good if the remains of the color is to show anything.

Not sure what metal was used either…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

I seem to remember a really old metal (tin?) figure of a hydra with wings that must have predated the 70s.


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