One of the GREAT lines of the 80s. I have a vivid memory of a mom and pop toy store in the town I grew up in with a huge display of AD&D. It was like nothing I'd ever seen at the time, and something you don't see in modern toy stores.
I hadn't heard of these Kre-O D&D figures til now. Weird direction to take. Not my interest (fortunately, wont need to be chasing 'em). No classic characters reborn in this line then? Warduke, Zarak, or anything?
Post by cmdrkoenig67 on Apr 10, 2015 10:27:30 GMT -6
I don't think they've reincarnated any of the classic characters, Rhia2k. I've seen orc, warriors, wizards, etc...But no familiar names yet.
I'd love to see a G.I. Joe size (3.75 or 4 inch) line of figures, IMO they'd be more affordable (and easier to build dioramas for...LOL) than the bigger figures, Victoryleo. If I had the money then yes, I'd love to see bigger figures.
Nice, Warduke. Thanks for putting in the work on this labour of love. Downloaded last night, beau artwork so far, gonna' play this evening to wind down after work. I invested a few hours emulating the CPS2 Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara couple years ago, so gonna be fun crackin heads on this one. First character choice - Strongheart. Thanks again.
Last Edit: May 14, 2015 20:08:14 GMT -6 by rihia2k
I know this is an LJN D&D board, but here's some more about Chap Mei's fantasy toys which are the same scale and articulation, and work really nice alongside the LJN toys. There are so many Chap Mei fantasy lines, and overwhelming amount of toys but through mixing and matching I've found what I consider the essential ultimate fantasy set: If you were going to give someone the best gift, this is my suggestion:
1) Medieval Kingdom full-size castle - available in the UK as the Chad Valley Knight's Castle playset. This also comes with a couple of knights.
2) True Legends Elves (you really just need the green elf, he looks like Legolas
3) True Legends Orcs
4) True Legends griffon and 2-headed wolf (have the elf ride the griffon and an orc on the wolf)
5) Legends of Dragon/ Medieval Kingdom white wizard "Turtleblood"
6) Legends of Dragon dwarf
7) Medieval Kingdom Cyclops - available in the UK as the Early Learning Centre Cave Troll
8) Legends of Knights Orcus the evil wizard
9) Legends of Knights - all the good and evil knights
10) True Legends Darkfire Dragon
This is just my personal preference, but any D&D or Lord of the Rings fans should feel right at home with a set like this:
Saw a guy selling a COMPLETE fortress of fangs at the flea market back in September for only $30. I had one growing up so I checked it out pretty good and noticed everything was in tact and working. Was amazed. But had blown my financial load already for the day and didn't have the cash to grab it.
Luckily I had the rare LJN catalog from 83 or 84 and was able to scan hi-res pics for GodBeast to work off of. It was tricky because one of the images was a mirror image (backwards) and we had to figure out which. We determined it by looking at the shield shooters in the picture and saw they were also flipped. Here's one of the one's I scanned:
Here's another shot of Godbeast's custom. The helmet is also removable. You can't see from the photos, but the shield shooter actually works (he built it over Mettaflame and then made a mold. In hindsight we should have used the Ogre King, but destroying a shield shooter Ogre King to make a custom was just too painful to do!)
For comparison, here's the actual Pulvereye proto weaps and the custom one's Godbeast made, side by side:
As for why no Pulvereye has shown up for sale - Well a lot of it has to do with an employee at LJN who was basically the last person there when they went out of business, and took home boxes of stuff that was going to be tossed out. These items over time have been sold to private collectors over the years, so some of these collectors just aren't going on the internet and posting pics of what they have, while others it seems are selling on ebay. I only know of the one actual Pulvereye proto so maybe they didn't make as many of him as they did Kelek and Valkeer (which is still a relatively low number).