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Lord Ashram14 Nov 2019 9:26 a.m. PST

Hi all!

I had someone asking for some suggestions for companies selling good basic D&D figures. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
A Historicals Guy:)

Lord Ashram14 Nov 2019 9:26 a.m. PST

Hi all!

I had someone asking for some suggestions for companies selling good basic D&D figures. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
A Historicals Guy:)

Spooner614 Nov 2019 9:37 a.m. PST

For me the best out there is Otherworld Miniatures. I have most of the line painted. I just love the old school imagery.

Chris

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 9:48 a.m. PST

Reaper have a HUGE range and are fairly inexpensive.

Wizards of the Coast has a bunch of plastics that come pretty cheap too. Many are even sold painted.

Garand14 Nov 2019 11:22 a.m. PST

Reaper is my first choice for any fantasy gaming minis. Especially if you are looking for characters. They also have a lot of minis that are monster-friendly too.

Damon.

Sgt Slag14 Nov 2019 11:36 a.m. PST

Caesar (bottom of the web page for fantasy), and RedBox's Dark Alliance and Light Alliance, sets are all plastic, 1/72 scale, fantasy figures. It really depends upon what their chosen fantasy rules set states for sizes on the most common races they are using: Orcs, Goblins, Elves, etc. The 1/72 plastic figures are ridiculously inexpensive. They paint up nicely, as well, with more detail than you would expect for injection molded plastic figures that small to have!

Best prices can be had from sellers on e-Bay, typically around $17 USD per set of 32-48 mini's, delivered, in the USA. Your friend should check out the entire lines offered by each company, to see if he can use them, as they cost around $0.36 USD per figure… The RedBox Dark Alliance Worg Riders are fantastic, as are all the rest of them. The Caesar Goblins are around 18mm tall, but Goblins' strength is in numbers, and they're very affordable at these prices, for building a tribe, or an army… Here is a link showing photo's with a ruler, of the complete Caesar fantasy lineup.

Otherwise, the most inexpensive, larger, 28mm figures, are the Reaper Bones line of figures… And there are a ton of them, to choose from!

The boxed D&D games (Wrath of Ashardalon, etc.) out there, also offer fantastic prices just for the great mini's! Buy the boxed sets, and throw out the game board, and other stuff, just to get great mini's at very decent prices. Cheers!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 1:01 p.m. PST

Another for Reaper plus the officially licensed D&D minis are pretty good.

Striker14 Nov 2019 3:23 p.m. PST

If you just need minis for PCs to wipe out I'd recommend the Wizard's ones on ebay. I've been grabbing a bunch for my 5E game and use my Reaper and other miniatures as PCs and if I have the monsters, but it was cheaper to grab a bunch of pre-painted kobolds and orcs than buying a bunch and having to paint them.

Striker14 Nov 2019 3:24 p.m. PST

If you just need minis for PCs to wipe out I'd recommend the Wizard's ones on ebay. I've been grabbing a bunch for my 5E game and use my Reaper and other miniatures as PCs and if I have the monsters, but it was cheaper to grab a bunch of pre-painted kobolds and orcs than buying a bunch (for what are basically scenery) and having to paint them.

YogiBearMinis14 Nov 2019 7:03 p.m. PST

you could also go 15mm and look at Splintered Light miniatures, supplemented by some other companies. Splintered Light would give you a good cross-section of adventurers plus all the fantasy races you would want.

Mithmee14 Nov 2019 7:45 p.m. PST

Reaper

Drone715 Nov 2019 7:36 a.m. PST

Depends what you want really. Otherworld mentioned above are great for old school D&D and have just the right look for me. Reaper also mentioned above have tons of choice but id say they are more modern in their look.
Probably between those two for me though.

Giles the Zog15 Nov 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

As others have said depends on what you want.

For player characters, the plastic Frostgrave packs of the soldiers and wizards should give you enough to cover most PC options – the metal ones supplement them easily.

For monsters reaper seems the best.
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David Johansen17 Nov 2019 4:59 p.m. PST

Alternately, Mantic has a DM's Starter Set with undead, demons, orcs, goblins, heroes, and a dragon.

link

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