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trynda170130 Dec 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

I've recently started DMing AD&D for some of the family, including my ten year old grandson. I've got about two dozen 28mm PC figures of my own painted up from years gone by, but don't have a lot of figs to fall back on for NPCs, people or monsters, as I gamed with another group who had all that to hand that we have drifted away from.

We use a modified 2nd Edition ruleset, but any cheap fantasy figures would do.

So does anyone have ideas for cheap plastic figures to use for our games. I know that there might have been D&D figures available similar to the old Star Wars prepainted booster sets, plus Heroclix as well? Any sources other than eBay, or other manufacturer figures I could use?

The Beast Rampant30 Dec 2017 8:15 p.m. PST

I have some Mage Knight minis up in the marketplace:

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That's pretty much the last of my MK, but I have a few prepainted D&D minis lying about as well, and a few of the Reaper pre-Bones prepaints. If you're interested, email me at the address given, and I'll see what else I can dig up.

whitphoto30 Dec 2017 8:38 p.m. PST

I've bought single minis from Miniature Market before when I've needed them

Twoball Cane30 Dec 2017 8:46 p.m. PST

Pathfinder mini….but while they do have preprinted….they also have paper miniatures that can be printed on card and based….cheap and many hundreds to choose from.

trynda170130 Dec 2017 8:49 p.m. PST

@The Beast Rampant

Thanks for the offer, but want to just get figures without wanting to rebase them. Nice set though.

By the way, I should have said, I'm in the UK.

Keifer11330 Dec 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

Trynda my advice is to find and print up paper versions of monsters.

Easier than painting, and the advantage is, as a DM, I don't lose track of where the character's figures are. Plus they are easier to transport, lighter, and cheaper.

bobspruster31 Dec 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

It seems to me that I have seen d & d prepainted sets on Amazon, reasonably priced.

trynda170131 Dec 2017 10:10 a.m. PST


I'll have a look there. I was entering if anyone knew of somewhere that might do single figures on the cheap as well.

So I could get some orcs, gob!ins, men at arms etc in groups.

mad monkey 131 Dec 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

Flat plastic minis. Check them out.

Mick the Metalsmith31 Dec 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

I use sculpy clay.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 10:00 a.m. PST

I like the flat mini's, mad monkey 1. Too bad I already have most of the offerings in full 3D mini's already, or I would be sorely tempted. Cheers!

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 1:41 p.m. PST

Have you seen the Reaper "Legendary Encounter's" prepainted minis?
They're out of stock at Reaper, but may be available at other dealers.

Also I would put forth that rebasing is really easy and worth the effort. Vinyl figures like D&D, mage Knight, etc cut off easily and bond really well to plastic with superglue. It's still not hard to find cheap batches of Mage Knight or other clix games figs and a quick rebasing is easy enough to do.

Proxie Models has very affordable plastic bases with no slot and a bit of texture on them already that are perfect for rebasing.

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