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My mother died last month. While cleaning up her house my sister found this miniature, probably the last survivor of my original collection, most of which I took with me to college and later gave away.

 

Does anyone know what it is? I would have purchased it between 1980 and 1984.

 

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50 minutes ago, PaganMegan said:

That price?! ::o:

 

About what I spent for it back in 1981-ish. Back then a box of eight Ral Parthas cost $5.

 

As I recall, I got about 98% of my minis from the local strip mall game shop, a few specials by mail, and this fellow from the local toy store, which astonished me by having anything rpg-related at all.

 

2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

@Pingo my sympathies!

The mini has been identified I see.

 

And how about you?

Recovered well after the surgery?

 

Thank you. I’m doing very well, thanks. The doctor still wants me to avoid lifting anything heavier than 25 pounds  for a bit longer, but I’m back up to regular physical activity, swimming, etc.

 

20 hours ago, Lars Porsenna said:

Wow that's a fairly decent sculpt for a Minifigs figure!

 

Yeah, wow. For a Minifig this is freakin’ Michelangelo.

 

21 hours ago, alchemist said:

Minifigs Fantasy Folk FF-001 Magic User with staff

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And thanks for the ID!

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