SW-RPG Miniatures. See latest post for new info.

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  1. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    I got this from another collector in the state collecting group and thought I'd pass it along...

  2. MetalliJedi Jedi Master

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    I am very muych looking forward to these!
  3. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    Also rumor is (and so far it's rumor) that the TCG will stop being produced for this instead.

    What? No more bs expansion packs to keep us spending? Oh, wait... 60 minitures and more will prpobably follow.
  4. JediJasen Jedi Master

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    Warhammer - Star Wars style? ?[face_plain]
    :)
  5. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Yeah, JJ, kinda like that.
  6. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Okay here's a site to get your first look at some of these:

    http://tinyurl.com/yumnq

    Also, a clarification on these sets.

    The Starter set includes 10 minis, the boosters will now include 7 minis.

    AND there will be TWO sets of 60. The first set of 60, set to deliver in September this year, will be minis from the Original trilogy. The second will be minis from EPI and EPII with a preview EPIII coming in the set 2 starter kit.

    So there will be 120 total so far. (Of course I 'm not certain of the "chase" figs yet so this total may or may not includes those as well.


    Anyway, it's good to finally see them. They remind me of the figs that came with the earlier SW Action Fleet toys. I can just see people using those as customs if they're close in size to the RPG minis. That's cool though. I might do that myself.

    -Sal
  7. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    Any word on if these will be pre-painted like the Clix figs?
  8. MetalliJedi Jedi Master

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    yes they are prepainted
  9. Shewski Jedi Master

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    This means even more Epic Duels customization!!!

    Seriously, I've not played heroclix, but isnt it kinda like a collectible version of epic duels?
  10. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    I don't know specifically how HeroClix is played but the SW rpg minis are not play the same as those. But I definitely see the minis being used as customs for Epic Duels.

    I'm juiced about getting these. Even more now that I've seen them. Decent enough detail for such small things. Price isn't too bad. Just those darn rare and chase figs are going to be a p.i.t.a. (figure it out) to find, so I'm not even going to stress over them.

    Josh, i take it your going to collect these? Shewski, you too?

    You guys wanna make a deal that we will trade with each other for minis we don't as yet have? (this goes for any other club member who plans on getting these as well)

    The more people who collect these, the better chance of us completing our respective collection of them.
  11. Shewski Jedi Master

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    I'm tentatively in.... but I want to know more about the gameplay with them. If the three of us collect em, we can easily expand our club's game repetoir to include them.
  12. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I want to check these out, especially since it look slike we would have more options for Epic Duels. Trading each other sounds like a good plan, it will help us all out in the long run.
  13. Shewski Jedi Master

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    Sal, please keep us up to date about these guys. It looks like there is a good amount of interest just between the 4 of us.
  14. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    Even though I'm not local, I'd be interested in doing some trading too.
  15. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    I will play, unless they release expansion after expansion after expansion.
  16. Dex1138 Jedi Master

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    It's WOTC, what else are they going to do? LOL
  17. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Yeah, they were only going to start with 60 and have already expanded them to 120 before the first one even came out. Expect them to add a set for EPIII and then probably a round two of the entire saga.

    Still this is a relatively cheap way to collect "figures" from the movies.
  18. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Updated News on these!

    Star Wars Minature Battles
    From Wizards of the Coast about their upcoming Star Wars miniature combat game:
    Collect, battle, recreate! The neverending battle between the Rebel Alliance and The Empire, Jedi and Sith, takes on a whole new dimension with the release of the first installment in the Star Wars miniatures game line, Rebel Storm! Featuring characters and creatures culled from the original classic Star Wars movie trilogy (Episodes 4-6) including Luke, Leia, Han, and Darth Vader, the Rebel Storm 60-figure set is introduced in entry packs containing a randomized assortment of 10, pre-painted, plastic miniatures, complete with a battle grid, terrain cards, and a rulesbook. Supplement your Rebel and Imperial forces with expansion packs packed with seven figures.

    Star Wars Minatures

    Click on the above link to look at the current artwork for the Rebel Storm entry pack.

    This item is set to ship soon so keep your eyes peeled at your local specialist gaming and sci-fi shop.

    The preceding info was gleaned from rebelscum.com
    -Sal
  19. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    randomized assortment of 10
    GRRRR

    At least I should get a discount on these.
  20. Shewski Jedi Master

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    I was wondering when some more info would come out on these things. Thanks for keeping us abreast, Sal!
  21. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Here's more info from the manufacturer (Wizards of the Coast-or- WOTC):

    Star Wars Miniatures
    Item Code 966700000
    Release Date September 2004
    Format Boxed Set
    ISBN 0-7869-3476-X
    Battle for the Galaxy

    Challenge your friends to battle anywhere in the galaxy. Relive your favorite classic Star Wars scenes and create new ones. Collect Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and all your other favorite Star Wars characters in the Rebel Storm set.

    Product is randomized. Product contents and colors may vary.

    Each Rebel Storm Starter Pack contains:
    -10 collectable miniatures from the classic Star Wars films
    -8 randomized, 2 exclusive Luke Skywalker, Rebel and Darth Vader, Dark Jedi available only in this pack
    -Prepainted
    -Fully assembled
    -Durable plastic
    -Game stat cards
    -Fold-out battle grid
    -8 terrain cards
    -20-sided die
    -Rulebook
    -Set checklist

    Here's the website should you wish to keep tabs on it for yourself:

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=products/swmini/966700000

    I'm going to buy at least two starter packs and 7-9 booster packs. That should give me most of the collection. I'll trade out with others for what we each need.

    Since it's not due out til September, we still have awhile to save moola for these and hopefully more photos and info will come out about them before that time.

    -Sal

    [Edit]

    Here's yet more info I found on these:

    http://exemplar.interkan.net/CMAC_Catalog/index.phtml?az=&cmd=showcat&catID=179&track=120%40179

    Here's the text if you don't want to wait for it to load up (these are just excerpts:

    Star Wars Minis: Entry Pack
    $15.98
    Aug 2004
    A single box that contains everything needed to start using the new Star Wars miniatures. The Star Wars Miniatures Entry Pack provides all the starting materials a player needs to become familiar with the brand-new Star Wars miniatures line. The miniatures in this product are randomized andplayab...

    Star Wars Minis: Booster
    $7.99
    Aug 2004
    Contains randomized Star Wars miniatures from theclassic era of Star Wars. The Star Wars Expansion Packs contain a randomized selection of figures designed to expand any collection of Star Wars miniatures. Composed largely of the same randomized miniatures found in the Entry Pack, the set feature...

    Star Wars Minis: Clone Strike Starter Set
    $15.98
    Nov 2004
    The Clone Strike Starter Set provides all the starting materials a player needs to become familiar with the Star Wars miniatures line. The miniatures in this product are randomized and playable right out of the box. Corresponding with the Clone Strike Booster Pack, this Starter Set draws directly fr...

    Star Wars Minis: Clone Strike Booster Pack
    $9.99
    Nov 2004
    The Clone Strike Booster Pack contains a randomized selection of figures designed to expand any collection of Star Wars miniatures. The miniatures in this product are randomized and playable right out of the box. Composed of the same randomized figures in the Clone Strike Starter Set, the Clone Stri...

    Star Wars: Ultimate Missions - Rebel Storm
    $23.98
    Nov 2004
    by JD Wiker First in a new series of products that will accompany each Star Wars miniatures expansion, Ultimate Missions - Rebel Storm provides extended information and gameplay suggestions for anyone looking to maximize their Star Wars Miniatures experience. In addition to game-related content, ...

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    It looks like the booster packs will include 7 mini figs all randomized.
  22. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I hate the way they do this. I should be able to just go out and buy the whole set and not go thru all the crap with the boosters. I spent way too much money on the TCG that way.
  23. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    I hear ya' brother. it's just another way the manufacturers are sticking it to the average consumer.

    I think of it like this:

    Sure the collector types like me don't mind as much since we've been shell shocked into this type of distribution method. What of the regular fan who doesn't collect or not alot, at least. They might actually want to get all of these and yet it's made so hard to achieve that they never start, becuase it seems they wont' have a chance without spending an inordinate amount of cash to do so. (Sorry for the long run on sentence. Just trying to make a point.)

    So I propose that we have a sort of "collectors club" just for these minifigs. Everyone of us, who are going to collect these, is out to get a collection of these. Whether they want a complete collection or not shouldn't matter. We should trade with others in the group to attain that level of collection for each other. I could care less about rare vs. common figs. As long as I have one of each, I'd be willing to trade off that extra rare fig I might have, if it means one of you folks gets to fill in a gap in your collection. For me it's not the perceived value in having rare figs. I'd rather we all have the collection that we want, instead of what we're stuck with.

    Hopes his above thoughts made sense...(very tired today-almost fell asleep at work-gotta stop working on the club DVD so late in the evening.)
    -Sal
  24. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    I agree Rox. I wish they weren't so greedy.

    Hopefully we can just trade our doubles like Sal suggested without having to keep hoping for certain figures in the booster packs.

    Hey, they are "prepainted"! And to think that I was worried about them only being painted. As George Carlin would say, they can presuck... well, nevermind. I will buy them anyway.
  25. Shewski Jedi Master

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    I wouldn't think it would be too hard to collect, being as there are only 60 in a set. I think once they announce rarity distribution things will be a lot clearer. If they are going 20/20/20 it might not be so bad, especially if those who want these band together to get a bulk discount. Plus it's fun opening stuff together.
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