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While I don't yet play D&D, I do enjoy painting miniatures & have recently gotten back into painting them after about a 20 year absence. Picking up paint today, I spied the Jungle Titan & thought it was too cool to pass up. I know a lot of Reaper's sculpts are inspired by various D&D monsters & I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the Jungle Titan. Is it something solely from Reaper's imagination or does it draw inspiration from other sources?

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I don't think that the Jungle Titan is supposed to 'be' any specific monster for either DnD or Pathfinder.  Often, either a concept artist or a sculptor will have an idea and pitch/show it to Reaper Ron and if he likes it, it gets made.  That's what may have happened with the Jungle Titan.

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I agree that this does not seem to be directly inspired by a recognizable D&D creature, but you could certainly use the mini to represent one. A search in dndbeyond 5e does not appear to reveal any humanoid reptilians that are of the large/huge size, aside from some Yuan-ti creatures that aren't really a good fit.  Could only find medium sized reptilian humanoids.  Still, I'm sure there must be something in an older edition that looks like this.  It doesn't have a great search feature, but this site has a nice catalogue of 2e creatures.

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I think that particular figure was meant to be a Kaiju, a Japanese fantasy/special effects type monster.  There were a number of asian inspired figures in KS3. 

 

 

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On 4/5/2018 at 8:30 AM, Goop said:

Still, I'm sure there must be something in an older edition that looks like this.  It doesn't have a great search feature, but this site has a nice catalogue of 2e creatures.

 

It's described under "Gargantua - reptilian", but this figure would represent a rather tiny one, unless you went to 10mm scale for the rest of your figures.

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Don't know what he was intended for but he worked pretty well for "the king of feathers" in tomb of anhiliation 

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