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Alright, boys and girls! Due to some acquisitions during Christmas, I've come into possession of some older figures. While I could probably slog through all the internets to figure out what they are, I believe it to be far faster to harness your collective smartiness to ID them: Here are the figures in question:

 

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What we have here is a 1979 Ral Partha, one unknown, and one 1984 Grenadier. I have absolute faith that the lot of you will be able to identify them. Feel free to ask questions about them if it'll help you. Time starts....*clicks stopwatch*....Now.

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The 1984 Grenadier one on the right is a female elf fighter with a unicorn device on her shield. Still working on an id number.

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The center one strikes me as a late 70s to early 80s release of a warrior of Gondor, the White Tree on his shield.  Can't quite put my finger on it, though.  Is there a manufacturer symbol or SKU on the edge of the base?  There's a bit of a flat spot in one photo, but I can't read anything from it.  Might be nothing.

 

Left side - still digging through catalogs, trying to find a match.

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14 minutes ago, joshuaslater said:

Middle guy I think is from the Grenadier box set of "Fighting Men."  

 

Go Here:

 

 

 you're right!

 

Here he is, Nr. G

Grenadier Fighting Men Box nr. 2005.

 

Looking at all these Ral Partha and Grenadier minis make me drool...

There are so many great minis out there..

 

Oh @Pezler the Polychromatic  quizz is solved!!!

 

 

 

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I love looking for old minis!

 

I have a lot of vintage catalogues in PDF format now.

Searching for minis to identify almost always triggers my Figmentia..wait..can I still buy one of those..?

 

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On 12/28/2017 at 3:51 AM, Glitterwolf said:

 

Searching for minis to identify almost always triggers my Figmentia..wait..can I still buy one of those..?

 

 

 Well, between Iron Wind Metals for the Parthas and Mirliton for the Grenadiers, the answer is often "Yes", lol...

 

 

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