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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Not so much. 

 

21 minutes ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

I dont really go out of my way to find them.  If I go to a game store and they have old stock, I look through them and get what I like.  I don't actively troll the bay of e or Noble Knight though.

Pretty much I go with ^ WWDD (What Would Dilvish Do?) for this one. 

 

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Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

Talus and Talurd the Giants (by TM/Thunderbolt Mountain)

 

There could be some others...that I am not remembering. 

 

1 minute ago, TGP said:

WWDD (What Would Dilvish Do?)

In other contexts that might be far less advisable. :ph34r:  

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

 

I don’t actively hunt for OOP minis.  But I like older hobby stuff, so if a bunch of vintage pieces that interest me show up at a swap meet or hobby shop at a good price, I’ll snatch them up.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

I'd say I don't really hunt for out of production minis, but we also want another Dragons Don't Share I nthe house, but I'm not willing to pay the collectors prices that it sits at right now. 

 

For most things though, there's tons already that I want that are currently in production, so I don't really have any desire to actively hunt down minis that are out of production.  I have hunted for minis in production and a place in North America that actually has them in stock though - sometimes trying to find specific Infinity models can be a daunting task. 

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

I have very little nostalgia, so it's not much of an issue for me. I did get on a kick to get some of my favorites from when I was a kid, a few years back. The primitive globby sculpts of the old grenadier stuff reminded me why I'm not a nostalgic person. I'd rather spend the money on the amazing stuff being produced today, both from a sculpting and casting standpoint.

As far as modern OOPs, I used to collect Kingdom Death but it's nigh impossible due to scalpers. I refuse to do business with scalpers, I think the entire idea of scalping is reprehensible, greedy and selfish.

My quirk is more that I prefer to buy miniatures directly from the sculptors when I can. I guess I don't like middle men, either. I'm not a great capitalist in the modern sense where people make money off other people's work, officially or not.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

Not really. I find most older miniatures look rather dreadful to my aesthetic senses. I really like more modern miniatures better. There are a few minis from back in the day that I like, but I don't usually go hunting for something like that...

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

I'd like to get the full set of Reaper minis for Legend of the Five Rings and Exalted, especially Exalted.  This is slow going as these rarely show up in online auctions.  There are also a few Deadlands: Hell on Earth Reloaded minis I still need.

 

I'm also trying to collect Grenadier's Julie Guthrie's Personalities lines, preferably in unsealed blister.  But, now that I think about it, I'm not sure why I'm doing this.  Maybe this is a sign I should stop this particular quest.

 

My most recent vintage acquisition was Reaper 10001: The Druid's Stone.

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

 

Not really. For wargame minis, I mostly work with what's currently available. (And there aren't that many companies that sell 15mm Swiss Pike or whatever.) For RPG minis, the new stuff is almost always better than (and in a different scale from) the old stuff. That said, some old RP humans can be used as petite humans or large halflings or whatever with the modern stuff. And some of the figures I bought years ago are still very nice sculpts.

 

2 hours ago, CashWiley said:

As far as modern OOPs, I used to collect Kingdom Death but it's nigh impossible due to scalpers. I refuse to do business with scalpers, I think the entire idea of scalping is reprehensible, greedy and selfish.

 

Your business, of course.

 

But there are three ways that supply:demand mismatches get handled by people:

  • Increase the supply. The manufacturer seems to like the limited supply, which I think is kind of silly, but it's his business.
  • Ration by queueing. If you manage to get to the head of the line, you get the stuff. the rest are out of luck. This favors people with time to waste standing in lines.
  • Ration by price. The people who want the thing more get the thing by paying more. This favors people with more resources and people who actually care more.

 

In the case of "scalping", people with time are trading that time for money by researching availability methods and standing in lines that the rest of us don't have the time for. (Essentially this is arbitrage.) I don't have a philosophical problem with this, but then I'm not much interested in supporting artificially limited supply from the manufacturer, either. I can't recall a time when I was interested enough in this kind of thing that I was willing to spend significantly more for it. But I don't have a problem with "buy low; sell high". The only problem I have is with "buy high". ::P:

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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

The only oop mini I actively hunted for was an old metal Smeagol and Deagol on a rowboat.  Spent ages and only found one that was horribly priced.   Thankfully a friend found one on the German Bay of Evil for cheap (one of the oars is broken).  He bought it and gifted it to me.  There are some limited run resin figures from some companies I would have loved to have picked up, but I will survive without them in my ever-growing pile of unpainted plastic/metal/resin.  

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On 2/25/2020 at 2:20 AM, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 25th.

When playing D&D, wargames or RPG's, do you like to use terrain like buildings, trees etc, or do you just play on a table and grids?

D&D and other RPGs can go from theater of the mind all the way up to fully decided out terrain boards. Depends on the needs of the session and the availability of stuff.

 

Wargames definitely need terrain. 

 

 

7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

Not actively, but if I come across some old Chainmail minis or Battlefleet Gothic minis, I'm likely to snatch them up. 

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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

If I find an "Unseen" from Battletech, I will pick it up if it's reasonably priced. Otherwise, my hunting for older stuff is usually restricted to parts for old guns I am repairing.

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7 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

 

I dunno if he’s out of print, but I am on the hunt for an orc that I received when I called to order a GW catalog back in....’92? ‘95?

 

He was a fantasy model rather than 40k, I recall he’s holding two axes, the one in his right hand was raised up and the other held downward. I think he had a furry horned helmet? He was plastic. I’m pretty sure his mouth was open in a shout.
 

I just have a fleeting memory but I would love to get another one now that I’m (mostly) grown up. Anyway if this rings a bell among any of you orc enthusiasts, please let me know.

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There are some OOP miniatures that are on my list if I ever find them for less than a kidney, but I'm not really actively searching for any. I'd like to have the Twilight Nazgul, and there are a lot of the Grenadier Guthrie Personalities I wouldn't say no to. 

 

I do not like manufactured scarcity in any form, and I refuse to take part in such. There are a very few exceptions. Limited run miniatures that are for charitable causes I will get behind, but limited runs just to drive up the demand/sales I refuse to be a factor in. There are a few KD minis I'd like to have, but I will never, ever own them because of that. 

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question Feb. 26th

Do you actively hunt for vintage/oop miniatures?

Which ones do you really like to get your hands on?

I do have some Grenadier and Ral Partha figures, and right now I try picking up the old 40K metal figures. I like the aesthetic of them because it's kind of like archaeology, we need to see where things all started and how they evolved so that we can see how far we've come since then.

 

As an example, here is a Wraithlord (New vs. old, pic not mine):

 

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4 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

I do have some Grenadier and Ral Partha figures, and right now I try picking up the old 40K metal figures. I like the aesthetic of them because it's kind of like archaeology, we need to see where things all started and how they evolved so that we can see how far we've come since then.

 

As an example, here is a Wraithlord (New vs. old, pic not mine):

 

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That one on the right isn't a "wraithlord." It's an Eldar Dreadnaught. They weren't called some fancy-schmancy "wraithlord" bunk... The one on the left definitely looks better, though.

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