D&D 5E D&D Cartoon Character Miniatures Are Coming!

Get official miniatures of the the 1980s D&D cartoon heroes in September for $29.95! The Dragons of Stormwreck Isle set is coming from WizKids and features slightly older versions of Hank the Ranger, Eric the Cavalier, Diana the Acrobat, and Presto the Magician, plus a cleric. There are only 5 miniatures, so there's no sign of Sheila the Thief, Bobby the Barbaria, or Uni the Unicorn.

These aren't technically the D&D cartoon heroes -- it appears that they're listed as Paladin, Cleric, Wizard, Fighter, and a Rogue. But they are clearly very heavily based on them.

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Stormonu

Legend
Eh, I would have preferred Diana as "monk", but who said they needed to be single-classed?

Out of the LJN figures, there was a cleric, Mercion - but she's in the Valor's Call mini set (and she was blonde-haired, had a pegusus tabard and a double-headed mace/staff). I have no idea who the raven-haired blue cleric is supposed to be.
 

Jer

Legend
Supporter
I wonder if the 4 that are present were/are the most popular? I don't know.
I wouldn't be surprised. Hank and Diana were the heroes, Eric got all the best sarcastic lines, and Presto got all the best jokes.

Sheila usually got the short shrift in all of the scripts - she had the problem of her powers being passive and they compounded it by making most of her personality be about how she related to either Hank or Bobby. Bobby was the token little kid - I think he was the one that kids were supposed to identify with but he was a 10 year old kid as imagined by 50 year old men and was usually more annoying than not.
 


Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
I wouldn't be surprised. Hank and Diana were the heroes, Eric got all the best sarcastic lines, and Presto got all the best jokes.

Sheila usually got the short shrift in all of the scripts - she had the problem of her powers being passive and they compounded it by making most of her personality be about how she related to either Hank or Bobby. Bobby was the token little kid - I think he was the one that kids were supposed to identify with but he was a 10 year old kid as imagined by 50 year old men and was usually more annoying than not.
That's a good point. I always loved Diana (even when I was a little kid) and I remember being disappointed that while she was always 2nd in command, she didn't get more room to shine.

But Sheila did always get shoved to the side, and that's too bad. I never minded Bobby, but if I had to rank them all from my favorite to least favorite the only character that might come in worse is Hank. And Hank's issue was just that he was too generic even for my 7 or 8 year old self, despite having the coolest weapon.
 




ko6ux

Adventurer
I'd snap buy this for the nostalgia factor if it just included Sheila and Bobby too. I can understand why they wouldn't include Venger, Dungeon Master or Uni, although those would all be obvious choices if they did a second set (though I doubt any of them show up in the Stormwreck starter set).

Oh well.

I'll probably still buy it anyway.
 





DND_Reborn

Legend
I know these are just renders, not actual minis, but what seems very badly done to you? At this stage they seem the equal of any D&D size mini that I've seen.
Yep. I wouldn't want "reimagined" minis based on the cartoon I loved as a kid, I would want minis that are those characters.

I know it was a different day and age then, but even without that I don't think they look that great...
 

Diana is more "monk", and I also miss Sheila and Bobby. D&D was my favorite cartoon from my childhood. It was not perfect but really special. The story of the DM's pupils had to end with the return to home, but they are an icon of the 80's, even for no-D&D fandom. I don't know the relations between Hasbro and Disney, but if this needed money they should sell the IP to Hasbro.
 

I know its a modern reimagining but Presto not using his hat to cast magic. Eric with a sword. No idea who the Cleric is supposed to be, where the F is Sheila?!?! . Dianas new outfit is yeah better. Hank looks great aside from REAL arrows. Dont really miss Bobby...
If you wanna get technical, Presto's hat is more akin to a regular material component pouch these days, so that spell he's casting just might not have a material to go along with it. The magic item component really only makes it a better Hat of Wizardry, which I'm sure he wouldn't need if he really were aged up (I'd sure be disappointed if I hadn't at least learned some magic after studying for 10 years).
 

Okay, Diana should have been a monk (the new outfit is a decent change, though. I was imagining a slightly disco-tinged Beau, anyway), Presto should be using his hat as his focus (which is a thing in 5E: Xanathar's Guide to Everything), Hank should be firing energy arrows, I'd have given Eric a mace and made his a fighter (Cavaliers are fighters in 5e). Oh, and yeah, where are Sheila (the actual rogue), Bob (looking jacked), and Uni (also looking jacked)?
 


RavinRay

Explorer


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