Add A Colossal $250 Sailing Ship To Your D&D Minis Collection!

The Falling Star Sailing Ship is a 33" colossal model of a sailing ship produced by WizKids, as part of their Icons of the Realms series.

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In full, it's 17.2" tall, 33" long, and 6.4" wide, with reversible deck tiles (with/without gridlines), magnetic removable masts and staircases, and more. It will retail for $249.99. "Adventure awaits on the high seas with the D&D Icons of the Realms: The Falling Star Sailing Ship! This fantastic fully-painted miniature of colossal stature and tremendous detail stands a whopping 17.2" tall, 33" long, and 6.4" wide (12.6" wide at the masts!)* and has a myriad of features! Additionally, the deck tiles are reversible, with or without grid lines, to allow for whichever way you play or wish to display this premium show piece. This feature rich ships includes multiple stackable deck tiles allowing players to fight on the deck or in the dark underbelly of the ship, magnetized removable masts, removable stair cases, and even functional hatches on the sides of the ships for you to fire upon your enemies! Perfect for aquatic adventures, one shot side quests, or even taking on the godlike kraken, the D&D Icons of the Realms: The Falling Star Sailing Ship is sure to bring marvelous excitement to your tabletop!" Thanks to Gustavo for the scoop!


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MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
$250 is a bit rich for me, but I am sorely tempted. Unfortunately, I may be making an international move later this year if a job comes through, so I'm forcing myself to not buy more physical stuff. Still, I would totally build a nautical campaign around this and get lots of use out of it. This is one expensive mini that seems like I would get my money's worth of play out of.
 

lkj

Explorer
So I'll bite. Why are they producing a sailing ship? It's really cool that they are, and the ship looks neat (and the description of features sounds awesome). But don't the Icons of the Realms 'minis' usually tie into one of the story lines? Is there a seafaring thing I've missed?

Cool if it's totally standalone. Just wondering if I've overlooked an adventure hook.

AD
 
I mean, it's gonna take almost a year to come out...I can just shave a few bucks off my paychecks and save up for it.


Or I could skip eating for that week.

My birthday is also that week...I'm tempted either which way. I really wanted to run a ocean-based campaign and eventually giving them a giant magical ship was somewhere on the to-do list. Fortunately I haven't started playing yet, if it goes at about the speed my first game did (all my players are college kids), then I could probably make the campaign go from 1-7 and then drop the ship in their laps.
 
I mean, it's gonna take almost a year to come out...I can just shave a few bucks off my paychecks and save up for it.


Or I could skip eating for that week.

My birthday is also that week...I'm tempted either which way. I really wanted to run a ocean-based campaign and eventually giving them a giant magical ship was somewhere on the to-do list. Fortunately I haven't started playing yet, if it goes at about the speed my first game did (all my players are college kids), then I could probably make the campaign go from 1-7 and then drop the ship in their laps.
 

gyor

Adventurer
So I'll bite. Why are they producing a sailing ship? It's really cool that they are, and the ship looks neat (and the description of features sounds awesome). But don't the Icons of the Realms 'minis' usually tie into one of the story lines? Is there a seafaring thing I've missed?

Cool if it's totally standalone. Just wondering if I've overlooked an adventure hook.

AD
I think it will tie into waterdeep, it has a deep water harbour and it's docks were being rebuilt.
 

gyor

Adventurer
You know that 2,000,000$ kickstarter campaign book for strongholds has one of the strong holds as a pirate ship, that would be awesome for that.
 

MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
I think it will tie into Waterdeep, it has a deep water harbor and it's docks were being rebuilt.
Skullport in Dragon Heist and/or Mad Mage book. In a recent Dragon Talk "Lore Your Should Know" segment, Chris Perkins goes into the history of Skullport. The magic locks that allow access from the ocean down into the subterranean city of Skullport are working again and you can sail into Skullport.
 

tomBitonti

Explorer
Having built and used a foam core vessel from a D&D or miniatures map pack, my sense is that the rigging and such are pretty but of little use. They rather get in the way, and don't hold miniatures very well. You'll be stripping off the masts very early on in any miniatures combat.

From both cost and usability perspectives, I think the ETSY product is much better.

The sailing ship is a much better display piece.

Thx!
TomB
 

Jester David

Adventurer
It comes out in May 2019. So it could tie into the spring 2019 storyline. Or the summer 2019 storyline. Or, if one is pirates and one is Spelljammer... both.

Honestly, a pirate campaign is a fun idea for a storyline game, and would allow them to detail the Sea of Falling Stars in a gazetteer, like they did with the North and Chult.
 

BookBarbarian

Expert Long Rester
Having built and used a foam core vessel from a D&D or miniatures map pack, my sense is that the rigging and such are pretty but of little use. They rather get in the way, and don't hold miniatures very well. You'll be stripping off the masts very early on in any miniatures combat.

From both cost and usability perspectives, I think the ETSY product is much better.

The sailing ship is a much better display piece.

Thx!
TomB
If I can't swordfight someone on the yardarm what's the point of having a fight on a ship? :lol:
 

Gothstaff

Villager
Having built and used a foam core vessel from a D&D or miniatures map pack, my sense is that the rigging and such are pretty but of little use. They rather get in the way, and don't hold miniatures very well. You'll be stripping off the masts very early on in any miniatures combat.

From both cost and usability perspectives, I think the ETSY product is much better.

The sailing ship is a much better display piece.

Thx!
TomB
While I like this Etsy ship, I still find it pricey, for it being just wood and plastic (and being a woodworker I can tell you that's not difficult to do) I would've expected it to be more closer to the $30 dollar range, not 135! I would rather invest in the Wizkids ship givne it's got way more detail, not to mention it preserves it value and would likely increase over time if you keep it in good shape (which this is not a kids' toy after all, so for an adult to be able to afford it, it'd better be treated and kept well)
 

ccs

39th lv DM
That I'll be adding one to the collection isn't in question. Where I'll be putting it though.....
 

lordstimpy

Explorer
Preordered on Amazon, not necessarily going to keep it preordered, just making sure I do get it. I'm guaranteed the cheapest price.
 

kenmarable

Explorer
This and the Etsy one are tempting, but definitely pricey. For a campaign based almost entirely around it, I’d consider it. However, I’m already eagerly awaiting my Stygian Barge from Reaper for a possible nautical Planar/mythological campaign.

It also occurred to me that these (especially the Etsy 3 level one) could very easily double as an Eberron airship.
 
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