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D&D 5E Warduke, Kelek, Strongheart Miniatures!

The official miniatures sets from WizKids for The Wild Beyond the Witchlight include 'The League of Malevolence' set and the 'Valor's Call' set, and contain a whole bunch of characters from the 1980s D&D action toys set and the cartoon.

The League of Malevolence set includes Warduke (the evil fighter) and Kelek (the evil wizard), as well as Skylla (Ringlerun's former apprentice), Zarak (the half orc assassin), and Zargash (the evil cleric).

The Valor's Call set includes Strongheart (the paladin). Ringlerun (the wizard, who was on the cover on 1983's AD&D Player's Handbook!), Molliver (the good thief), Elkhorn (dwarf fighter), and Mercion (the cleric).


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And here's Ringlerun, painted by Jeff Easley for the AD&D Player's Handbook back in 1983!

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grimslade

Doddering Old Git
Damn it, I zeroed out my Reaper Bones Kickstarter order during the pandemic (I was going to get the new box of dungeon basics, which looks great). The Witchlight collector's box and harengon brigands is tempting as hell, though.
Gha. Now I looked too. The 3 hags are all amazing as well. Who doesn't want a hag named Skabetha? Or Bavlorna with her Mini-Bavs all over her. I have moved to must buy for Witchlight. Not necessarily the miniatures although the Starter sets are a sure thing. This looks to be an entertaining adventure.
 



Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
Had no idea the '83 cover wizard had a name!
Yep. Was part of the toy line, and also was animated for commercials for said toy line.


As far as Venger, Erik, and the others, I imagine we aren't seeing them for the same reason we never saw them as toys back in the 80s--someone somewhere has exclusive licensing to them.
 


teitan

Legend
If these guys are in Witchlight sign me up! Sign me up anyway as it looks like a good adventure! Also, hoping this means those action figures that Wizkids is licensed for includes these bad boys ala Masters of the Universe Classics or Origins.
 


teitan

Legend
Hey, GW literally charges $9+/mini, unassembled AND unpainted for their "troop" minis. This is about $6 per. Expensive, but nowhere near GW levels of dumb.
$3. I did the maths on the troops. GW is the best way to get hordes of zombies, skeletons and orcs.
 


$3. I did the maths on the troops. GW is the best way to get hordes of zombies, skeletons and orcs.
It depends on which troops. Some will run you about $3 per mini like you said whereas others will bring you up to about $5 per. I don't know that I've seen any low level troop minis that come out to $9 per, but they're definitely not all cheap. More importantly, though, is that there's significantly more work getting a typical Warhammer mini to a point where it's ready to paint than, say, something like Bones or Wizkids' Deep Cuts. For veterans of that scene, it's probably not much of an issue, but I dare say for most people even $3 for an unpainted mini that you first have to cut out of a sprue and then glue together before even painting (paint's not cheap) is a far worse option than paying $6 for a fully painted mini that's ready to go out of the box.
 

teitan

Legend
It depends on which troops. Some will run you about $3 per mini like you said whereas others will bring you up to about $5 per. I don't know that I've seen any low level troop minis that come out to $9 per, but they're definitely not all cheap. More importantly, though, is that there's significantly more work getting a typical Warhammer mini to a point where it's ready to paint than, say, something like Bones or Wizkids' Deep Cuts. For veterans of that scene, it's probably not much of an issue, but I dare say for most people even $3 for an unpainted mini that you first have to cut out of a sprue and then glue together before even painting (paint's not cheap) is a far worse option than paying $6 for a fully painted mini that's ready to go out of the box.
No disagreement from me on this post.
 





Dungeonosophy

Adventurer
Hey gang, check out my research into the homeworld of Warduke and the other LJN Action Figures. I started a thread at ENWorld (here), but the preview chapters are posted at the Piazza forum. I aim to post further chapters there.

Mike Gray, author of TSR's 1984 action-figure adventure module, is helping me fill out the existing lore into a complete campaign setting, which he names MOTHERLAND: The World of ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS™ Action Figures.
 

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