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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 10:25 a.m. PST

I'm talking purchased unpainted and still in production. (Out of print minis can be crazy expensive. That might be another question)

I'm curious what it was. You don't have to say a price. (Unless you want to)

For me it the GW Mumakil.

Gear Pilot11 Sep 2023 12:10 p.m. PST

A 1:100 scale Ratte tank from Forged in Battle – 125 GBP

Titchmonster11 Sep 2023 12:21 p.m. PST

I've got the Ratte also and that may win. For scenery I have some Grand Manner buildings that weren't cheap. I don't do GW stuff or big fantasy models so no outliers there.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 12:29 p.m. PST

I am pretty sure the most expensive single figure I own within those parameters is less than 10 bucks.

How do you account for elephants or chariots and crew? Is that one figure or, say, 5 or 6 figures?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 1:54 p.m. PST

Is this really a poll topic? Won't the most expensive figure in my collection mostly be different from just about everyone else? And the same for everyone else.

I'm not actually sure what it is – probably a big Reaper Bones Dragon.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 1:56 p.m. PST

How do you account for elephants or chariots and crew? Is that one figure or, say, 5 or 6 figures?

I'd say it was 1 figure, all up. None of the bits – elephant, howdah, mahout, fighting crew – are going to get much use separately (maybe the elephant!)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 2:11 p.m. PST

A 54 mm sculpted figure of Baron Larrey, Napoleon's chief surgeon, given to me by my parents when I graduated med school – valued at about $1,000 USD CDN

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 3:55 p.m. PST

Might be the Imperial Assault Carrier for X-Wing, assuming it's still made.
Another possibility is the WWI Handley Page Bomber for Wings of Glory.

Otherwise I don't really buy miniatures in singles, but in quantity, and I'm not a painter/collector type, so my stuff is all for the tabletop, and as cheap as I can find it. I'm also not a min/max "gotta have the best" power gamer, so I don't go for that expensive overkill figure either.

myxemail11 Sep 2023 5:19 p.m. PST

I have several Epic ships from X-Wing

VonBlucher11 Sep 2023 6:24 p.m. PST

I have lots of expensive 75mm & 90mm figures when I still painted large scale Napoleonic figures, but I doubt they are still being produced. But lately a 15mm bergepanther for FOW still in the blister, that I needed for the Battlegroup rules, since it stopped being produced in 2008, it cost me $45. USD. But worth every penny I paid for it.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2023 6:45 p.m. PST

I'm with 20th Maine, you failed to put your question in the form of a poll.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Sep 2023 7:06 p.m. PST

Reaper Mal Drak'ar

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 5:45 a.m. PST

I remember the Land Ironclad from AQotMF was around 120 new. Shudder to think what it would sell for now….

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 10:20 a.m. PST

a couple of 54mm figures (under 25$) – most everything else is 15mm or plastic 1/72 or 1/32

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 11:56 a.m. PST

A "Giant in Miniature" where I wound up with their minimum postage? Might be an SF figure from Etsy on the same deal--not the figure price, but the postage, kills. But not much point in ordering figures I don't want to reduce the unit cost.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away13 Sep 2023 1:54 a.m. PST

I bought a resin dragon from a small company at a show a few years ago which was £30.00 GBP I spent about two hours wandering around the show weighing up whether I should spend that much on one figure. I am very tight where hobby spend is concerned!

OTOH a friend of mine collects Forge World Imperial knights. I shudder to think how much his collection has cost.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2023 2:11 a.m. PST

I was really taken with Meirce Miniatures at a show, until I saw the prices.

They may be very reasonable prices, but I couldn't justify £60.00 GBP-100 per figure….probably to just sit in the cupboard and never get painted. If I was a better/faster painter then I might have made a different decision!

Griefbringer23 Sep 2023 9:08 a.m. PST

Is this really a poll topic? Won't the most expensive figure in my collection mostly be different from just about everyone else? And the same for everyone else.

I would expect this to be the case.

You could make a poll about how expensive was the priciest model in your collection, and then give price ranges (e.g. under 10 monetary units, 10-19, 20-29, 30+) but the OP specifically stated that "You don't have to say a price".

Another poll type could be to determine which category the most expensive figure belongs, for example:

- individual infantryman
- individual cavalryman
- historical chariot
- historical elephant
- historical ground vehicle or aircraft
- fantasy monster
- SF vehicle, aircraft or spacecraft

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Sep 2023 10:31 a.m. PST

~$300

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I have some Raging Heroes figures that I got on double-discount, which makes them about $6 USD-7 each. I've paid similar for some action figures that are now gaming minis … like two McFArlane 40K minis (a Necron and a 'Nid).

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Sep 2023 10:27 a.m. PST

Ah … actually, Hasslefree Minis had a sculpting context a few years ago (probably still having them). I paid for a dollie that was the base for the context, then I paid to get castings of the thing I sculpted (as well as some of the others … like the winners).

So that one cost one dollie, one casting, some greenstuff, several hours, and a lot of swear words.

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