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StantonCT Inactive Member26 Jun 2017 8:11 p.m. PST

Heading to Historicon in a few weeks got me thinking about the flea market. What are the miniatures, vehicles, terrain, etc that are out of print and you just can't find? For me it is Grindhouse Games' Dogface Robots from their "Junk" line.

hetzer Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2017 10:24 p.m. PST

Ral Partha 25mm Elves.

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 1:16 a.m. PST

Frontier 25mm Indian Sappers & Miners/Pioneers with entrenching tools on their backs… and Pontoonier 28mm Third Burma War Gurkhas, which are rumored to be back "in print" but available only at semi-mythical conventions in the Mid-West.

Fergo11327 Jun 2017 2:36 a.m. PST

Ral Partha 25mm Elves are progressively coming back. Iron Wind Metals have run two Kickstarters to re-make the old Ral Partha line for Chaos Wars. You can see more at Iron Wind Metals online store here:

link

And their Ral Partha website here:

ralpartha.com

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

I tend to think original Minifig spaceships might be of interest.

SFB's Pseudo Fighters are still good, I think.

I like original Starfire minis, but not sure if they count as 'beyond reach.'

Also-rans include non-rotted Star Frontiers, original Star Fleet Wars(I consider new production Monday Knight superior, but nostalgia…), Archive (sp?).

I came by way of Spaceship Gaming, so my first thoughts.

Doug

Dashetal27 Jun 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

Ral Partha Condotteri.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

Squats. Heritage John Carter of Mars figures. But I've made progress on both fronts.

Insomniac27 Jun 2017 6:05 a.m. PST

Warzone, Bauhaus Vulkan and Viktor battlesuits from the original game.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

[obliged to vote my avatar]

Martian Metals' Boppers for Rivets.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 6:54 a.m. PST

19th century true 25mm regular Afghans.

Perhaps that are really unicorns.

Allen5727 Jun 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

@TheBeast,

Interested in purchasing Star Frontiers spaceships? I have a bunch unpainted in original packaging.

Al

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 8:18 a.m. PST

Martian Metals Traveller figures, at normal human prices – I don't mind paying some premium for them, but not $60 USD+ for a pack of three 15mm figures.

Recently got three K'Kree for a very reasonable price, so I'm not completely without hope, but that took about three years of patience and diligence to find them.

rotscheck27 Jun 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

Leading Edge Games Aliens and Colonial Marines. At least at a decent price.

MHoxie27 Jun 2017 9:21 a.m. PST

Martian Metals did a prototype Tarkus knock-off, the Panzerdillo:

picture

The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

Thunderbolt Mountain's "Death's Door" diorama! I must own this!!!!!

shirleylyn Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 10:32 a.m. PST

One or Both of the first Blood Bowl Trolls.

They both are holding footballs.

My husband wants them badly.

shirleylyn Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Oh Insomniac!

I think my husband has those BauHaus miniatures. Contact me @

shirleylyn1@aol.com

Norman D Landings Inactive Member27 Jun 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

Beaky marines, maybe?

Foundry's 15mm ranges?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

For an exceedingly rare species:
Ral Partha's Ogre Mk.IV.

A few prototypes were made, never went into full production.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

SJ Games did eventually produce a model of the MK IV. I think I may have two of them. They also made a Fencer, and I'm *pretty* sure I bought one while they were available. (Maybe I should do an inventory….?)

- Ix

Dave Crowell27 Jun 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

Grenadier Models did two boxes of Dark Crystal miniatures that I have never been able to get my hands on.

I also have an inordinate fondness for the old Heritage Dungeon Dwellers line.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Hmm, SJG did release the Mk.IV, also OOP now and still a somewhat rare beast: link

I have a Ral Partha Fencer (and a couple of Mk.III's), a very sleek monster!

The plastic III's and V's will soon be plentiful. Seven of each awaiting the KS fulfillment. There may be a variety of conversions following that…

Lion in the Stars27 Jun 2017 2:19 p.m. PST

These days? RTB01 Beakie Marines (and their metal friends).

6mm metal space marines (they do exist, I've seen pics).

Leading Edge Colonial Marines are also up there.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

Mega Miniatures 28mm K'Kree.

@ boy wundyr x: I have quite a few of the Martian Metals 15mm K'Kree. I spent about 30 years collecting them, but I really don't do 15mm any more at all. They are based and painted (many of them, anyway.)

They currently live in Storage, and it may take me a while to find them. PM me if you are interested.

David Johansen27 Jun 2017 4:05 p.m. PST

Metal Cadian Rocket Launcher and Mortar. Also about 24 additional metal Cadians.

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Jun 2017 8:31 p.m. PST

GW/Citadel Miniatures, Lava Dragon, Ogre Thug and the original Ogre Dragon/Dragon Ogre.I would be willing to Trade a large quantity of old school GW fantasy miniatures for these. :)

Orcbuddy Inactive Member27 Jun 2017 8:34 p.m. PST

Original "Sand Runners" sculpts from Void miniatures.

Codsticker27 Jun 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

The Bear's Den (I think that is what they were…) Mughals.

Covert Walrus27 Jun 2017 10:43 p.m. PST

Let's see -

QT Models Starforce 300 SF vehicles, more specifically the Mo cassin hover vehicle variants, Polarian infantry and the Solar Marines light transports le vehicles

CMD or GZG first edition Full Thrust ships, mainly the first ESU, NAC and FSE vessels.

Most of the Snapdragon Studios SF buildings.

SJG or Ral Partha Ogre items – Vulcan and drone, the Ni ja and both faction Missile Crawlers, though I have a RP Paneuro, and a rather nice custom Combine one :)

Forge World Epic Tau. The lot.

That's about all my must haves. I'd accept Substitutes like Shapeways "near enough" for some, not a purist completely.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

Interested in purchasing Star Frontiers spaceships?

Have a bunch unopened; I may be too timid lest I only find dust…

I have a Ral Partha Fencer

A friend took the hull from a FASA Gorn Battleship to make his own image of, but I'm not sure gain equaled loss.

There were first Edition Full Thrust?!? Or the same that were available with second?

Doug

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

I really liked the RT Slann and had a small force painted up, now long gone. I would like to see these again.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

I really liked the RT Slaan and had a small force painted up, now long gone. I would like to see these again.

goragrad28 Jun 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

If I were doing 25s, McEwan Acheron Legion Undead Soldiers from Hell and der Kriegspielers Fantastiques Dwarves.

In 15mm the old TSR/Ral Partha Orc and Goblin lines.

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

"Leading Edge Games Aliens and Colonial Marines. At least at a decent price."

This also.

Duck

Twoball Cane28 Jun 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Jim bowens graven images line.

saltflats192928 Jun 2017 4:14 p.m. PST

Yep Jim Bowen's 40mm Sharpe and Harper plagued me for awhile, but someone else is casting them now. (I forget who tho…)
At the moment it is Mongrel miniatures line.

Der Krieg Geist Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member28 Jun 2017 5:07 p.m. PST

Orcbuddy, are you talking about the Junkers Sand runners from I-Core, for the Void game?

Crazyivanov28 Jun 2017 5:29 p.m. PST

Chaos Renegade 1 and the Mounted Renegades. There's something about old 40k that makes me want it.

Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

I have the Leading Edge Huge Mother Alien model and will never complete it. What might it be worth?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 12:07 p.m. PST

Old Glory Wild Bunch pack.

DragonReborn Inactive Member29 Jun 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Early 90s Fantasy Forge large figurines like the Snow Dragon or Mountain Giant. Very hard to find. Only one source I knew and that shut down.

Early 90s Grenadier Resin Buildings (The Town of Grenatown). I had one building but it was impossible to get more.

Early 80s Otherworld Artifacts diorama sets. Never seen them before and haven't since.

Part time gamer29 Jun 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Steve Jackson's OGRE 'definetly' makes my list. I only ever got 3 of the actual 'Ogres'.
Ive had them 'put up' for so long, w/ the exception of the Fencer, I cant even recall for certain of which versions.

Yellow Admiral
(Maybe I should do an inventory….?)
Dito!

Im sure some of you are aware even following this project.
But I stumbled across this, a Kickstarter notice; they 'may' do the Ogre minis in Plastic.
link

Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Dragontooth Gelmen in Full Armor with Axe…

picture

Or just about any Dragoontooth figure, for that matter.

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

The Asgard creepy lizard creatures

or

Martian Metals long rumored bugs for Metagaming's Chitin I

thedrake Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Jul 2017 10:16 p.m. PST

GZG NOT-B5 space station for Full Thrust. Wish Jon would consider making this mini again.

tsofian Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Jul 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

Ral Partha Condottieri are available from the following group

TMP link

Personal logo The Badger Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2017 4:29 p.m. PST

Mad Guru, the Pontoonier Gurkhas will be at the Badger Games Booth at Historicon

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

Badger,

Thanks fir the news!

Wish I was attending so I could stop by your stand and buy a unit's worth.

Any chance you could sell them via mail order, maybe after you're back from the convention…?

Personal logo Moe the Great Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

MiniMo,

It's the Dopplesoldner cyber yank that is the hardest to find for me.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2017 6:21 p.m. PST

Mikes Models Colonial era figures for the Anglo-Zulu War and the Sudan campaigns.

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