Anyone here a collector of the old West End Games Star Wars Miniatures by chance?
I wish I could scan some of the color images from the Minis battles gaming book to show off what I'm talking about incase you're not familiar.
The Star Wars miniatures line consisted of a slew of finely sculpted miniature lead figurines from classic Star Wars and a few from the Expanded Universe. The line was originally created for the Star Wars Role Playing Game from West End Games, but later the line was expanded to have a diverse group of military-styled figures to flesh out armies for the Star Wars Miniatures Battles Tabletop game that followed towards the demise of West End Games in the early to mid 1990's.
Here's an image of a mix of some of the figures you could get:
There's a pretty nifty mix there!
And here's a link for the majority of the rest with some good closeup shots RIGHT HERE
There's some REALLY amazing sculpts, and the variety involved in the final designs of some of the characters was downright amazing.
Rebel Troopers alone sported about a dozen different Fleet Troopers, and a dozen different Spec. Forces miniatures. Same went for Stormtroopers who had a dozen unique miniatures which made for a really impressive set-up on any battlefield.
The scale lends itself well to HUGE dioramas as well, plus the practical use of actually playing the Miniatures Battles game was a great addition to collecting the minis.
Unfortunately, these aren't common anymore since WEG went under... They're some of the few non-action figure things I collect though, and am attempting to reproduce to build my armies with, without sinking the $ into the actual metal originals in grand numbers.
If you have any Star Wars minis stores (Or any for sale?
), please feel free to post and reminisce on a great past line.
BTW, beyond the Fleet Troopers being my favorites, I love the Grand Moff Tarkin miniature, and the Wookie soldier one's pretty neat too.