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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 3:11 a.m. PST

Having worked out quite quickly that a huge Titan (can there be any other kind?) is the most expensive wargame figure

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Let's try again and limit things to a single figure – which could be a mounted figure or an elephant and crew or similar. And I think we need to exclude Forgeworld because this is $124 USD:


And let's exclude items that are basically fighting scenery – like sailing ships with all their myriad crew and arms. And leave out tanks, and castles – a figure is then a representation of something living (and let's include the undead for completeness – a very expensive vampire is fine!).

Any thoughts on the reset question? I think it's going to be a Dragon (or similar) but maybe not.

Von Trinkenessen12 Sep 2023 4:55 a.m. PST

I think it would be that unreleased 1990's GW Fantasy figure the infamous "Nuln Spearman", I believe it was being auctioned for about £1,000.00 GBP+. Correct me if I am wrong, the whole thing seemed such a pantomime at the time.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 6:22 a.m. PST

Is a chariot or elephant w/ crew one figure?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 8:01 a.m. PST

Is a chariot or elephant w/ crew one figure?

Yup – they don't make sense otherwise.

unreleased 1990's GW Fantasy figure the infamous

If it doesn't have a catalogue number it doesn't count – painted doesn't count, auction doesn't count, OOP doesn't count, have to be able to buy it today (if you have enough spare cash….). So the metal ASGARD dragon doesn't count, as it was a limited edition of 200 and it is now sold out.


It did have a retail price of £125.00 GBP, so was a bit more than that space marine bloke above…. but that was nowhere near the Khan figure on the previous thread.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Sep 2023 8:43 a.m. PST


$150 USD in Bones. Metal is 'a bit more'

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 8:47 a.m. PST

War Mumak of Harad.
$115 USD on GW site right now.

(Though significantly less when I bought it, it's my most expensive.)

Arjuna12 Sep 2023 10:00 a.m. PST

It's 700€, which should be around $ 750 USD, without shipping.
It's a 3D print you buy, not a 3D model.
So technically it should count.
And it's a wargaming model.
I was tempted at first, I'm a great Mindflayer aficinado, but to be honest, for that money it's a rather mediocre model in style and execution.

Besides, you can find multiple 'miniatures' in the garage kit or Japanese toy scene, fitting right in as gaming models, Kaiju, and the like, that are more expensive.
There is a nice Godzilla out there with LED lighting to recreate the heating of the radioactive glow in its fins and mouth.
Heat Ray Godzilla, about $2,700 USD USD.
A more than worthy opponent for multiple of those meager Forge World Titans…

Of course, for that money, they all should be functional semiautonomous robots.

Descent into Madness „Nautiloid 800mm" Archvillain Games


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2023 4:59 p.m. PST

Ah but if it is

in the garage kit or Japanese toy scene
isn't that basically either modelling or collectible toys? Not wargame models as such. Maybe? wink

Arjuna12 Sep 2023 6:39 p.m. PST

Not wargame models as such. Maybe

Don't know, is a wargaming model one that is marketed for wargaming or one that is used for wargaming?
Really doesn't matter, remains the Space Nautiloid, which I came across as the most expensive 'wargaming' model I know of that is in production.

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2023 2:53 a.m. PST

I thought it's hard to beat Ma'al Draksr for $150 USD US but then I remembered that official D&D minus are always more than the reaper equivalents.

Behold the official D&D Tiamat for MSRP $350. USD


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