Best toy figures & playsets according to redditors
We found 4,263 Reddit comments discussing the best toy figures & playsets. We ranked the 2,449 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Bandai Hobby HGUC RX-78-2 Gundam Revive Model Kit, 1/144 Scale
Utilizing the Kusabi (wedge) gate system, it allows removal of the runner without a noticeable nub markIncludes beam rifle, shield, beam sabers, bazookaRunner x5, sticker, InstructionsProduct bears official Bluefin Distribution logo ensuring purchaser is receiving authentic licensed item from approv...
2. SCS Direct Monster Mini Action Figure Playset- 100 Horror Toy Miniatures w 13 Unique Sculpts - Dracula, Frankenstein, Giant Spiders and More- XL 1/32nd Scale Character Accessories
Monster Action Figure Bucket - 100 Horror Toy Figures with 13 Unique Sculpts - From Dracula to Frankenstein to Giant Spiders- Perfect for Roleplaying, D&D Gaming, Magic the Gathering and More!Highly detailed monster and zombie creatures in different poses - 13 Unique sculptsGrey and Light Grey figur...
3. SCS Direct Fantasy Creature Mini Action Figure Playset-98pc Monster Toy Miniatures w 14 Unique Sculpts - Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and More- XL 1/32nd Scale Character Accessories
NEW Expanded Variety Since Nov 2019: Includes 4 New Variations for Less Duplicates! Now with 14 different figures! Fantasy creatures action figure set - 98 pcs in totalToy collection features dragons, elf warriors, centaurs, orcs, skeletons, and moreEach monster comes in 2 colors (dark and light gre...
4. Doctor Who 11th Sonic Screwdriver
Sonic screwdriver that's really a flashlightSuper bright LED for timey-wimey adventuringHave your collectible and use it, too!Approx 6.5" in lengthThe Eleventh Doctor's handy device shines a bright green beam through light-emitting diodes.
5. Good Smile The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure
A Japanese import by Good SmileFrom the popular video game series' newest addition, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordSmooth yet poseable jointsFlexible plastic used for important areas, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising possibilityGallant expression Plus shouting face for combat ...
6. Good Smile The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Link Nendoroid Action Figure
From the best-selling Legend of Zelda: Wind Walker gameRecreates the fan-favorite hero LinkReflects the game's cell-shaded lookComes with additional partsSword & shield included
7. Funko POP! Heroes: DC Universe - Batman
Adorable 3 3/4" collectible Batman Pop Heroes Vinyl FigureHead turns and looks amazingA great take on the heroes and villains of the DC UniverseAges 3 and upStylized and fun
8. Doctor Who - The Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver
Includes a hidden UV pen & UV light which reveals your secret writingButton activated lights & 'Sonic Screwdriver' sound effectsRequires 3x AG13 Batteries (included)Flip open the cap at the end of the Screwdriver to reveal an additional button that activates the light and sound effects when it is in...
9. ensky Kirby Adventure Stackable NOS-20 Nosechara Mini Figure
Officially Licensed by EnskyNew and sealed inside retail packagingVery limited and collectibleMakes a great gift!Approx. Size: 1"L x 1"W x 1"H
10. SCS Direct Zombie Army Action Figures - Big Bucket of 100 Zombies with 14 Unique Sculpts - Zombies, Pets, Graves, and Humans for Playtime, Decoration and Parties
Zombie Army Action Figures - Big Bucket of 100 Zombies with 14 Unique Sculpts - Zombies, Pets, Graves, and Humans For Playtime, Decoration and PartiesGrey and Light Grey figures for awesome undead army battlesGreat for indoor or outdoor play, beach, playrooms, or anytimeGreat for zombie themed party...
11. Star Wars The Black Series Darth Revan
Classically-detailed 6-inch replica of Darth Revan from Star WarsMultiple points of articulationExpand and enhance Star Wars collectionsFigure scale: 6 inchesIncludes figure and 2 accessories
12. Bandai Tamashii Nations Soul of Chogokin Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Action Figure
Just like in the show, the five Zords combine into the beast tank Dino tanker formEach Zord is also uniquely crafted with specially articulated gimmicks classic to the soul of CHOGOKIN lineFans will not want to miss this over 10 inch, meticulously crafted die-cast enhanced masterpieceProduct bears o...
13. Bandai Tamashii Nations Cho Gattai King Robo Mickey and Friends Disney Chogokin Figure
Seven individual characters combine to form King RobotAccessory parts includedLimited first production issue bonus postcards included
14. Funko Gremlins Gizmo Pop Vinyl Figure
Head turns and looks amazingStylized and fun Pop Vinyl FigureAdd to your collectionAges 5 and upStylized and fun
15. WizKids Pathfinder Battles: Deep Cuts Unpainted Miniatures: Gargantuan White Dragon (WZK73145)
Little to no assembly requiredPrimed and ready to paintThis is a 1 count gargantuan monster pack which includes one gargantuan White Dragon
16. WizKids 72778 Dungeons & Dragons Icons of the Realms Starter Set
The perfect supplement for your DandD tabletop RPGContains 6 miniatures featuring the most iconic character classes and races pre painted and ready for playAll new paint designs and one new hero for your game
17. Bandai Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Ashigaru Storm Trooper "Star Wars" Action Figure
In this interpretation, Samurai Vader's foot soldiers of the empire clad in far-gone Japanese feudal era attire and armamentThis exquisite figure has been master crafted by Japan's top sculpting talent and features hybrid material use for dynamic posing possibilitiesSet includes katana and blaster r...
18. Bandai Tamashii Nations Tamashii Effect Burning Flame Action Figure, Red
Separate small and large flame partsMade from translucent materialCompatible with many figures, limited only by your imaginationThis licensed product is distributed and shipped exclusively by an authorized Bandai retailer within and for the U.S. and Canadian marketsTested for safety and in complianc...
19. Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Figure
Highly articulated Mario figureLimited First release priceIncludes "? Block", coin, coin stand, and super mushroom
Yo! Just wanted to drop you this info because I LOVED it when I found it.
Bag O Zombies!
You get 100 of them. You can find them in glow in the dark form as well.
This is also neat looking, but I haven't gotten them.
Those look baller too.
In 2015 Revan won a Hasbro fan poll along with Sabine Wren, as characters to be added to the toy line. The figures were eventually shipped in Fall 2016. However, the line of toys that Revan belonged to wasn't ordered by the big retailers like Walmart, Target, and Toys R Us. The reason was the figures in this box weren't tied to the movies.
It took a a while before there were scattered reports of people finding Revan in JC Penny's, Kohl's, or Best Buy.
If you want it, I just checked Amazon.
$18.99. Wow. There was a time online scalpers charged $70 for Revan.
I got it on Amazon! But beware, it is much larger than you think. Definitely not a shelf item unless you have a very big space to display it!
Fantasy Creatures Action Figure Playset - 90pc Monster Battle Toy Collection (Includes Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and more) - Perfect for Roleplaying and D&D Gaming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DrrHAbS8EAK3G
Also there is this if you have 20$
Edit: Just a heads up. Others have noted that these are a bit larger than your typical minis and will not fit your average 1inch grid perfectly. Just something to consider.
Toymakers don't seem to care. I've compared it and Eleven's in-store, and they are perfectly identical.
Not OP, but think this is it;
Here's the link for people who want the Kirbys :)
Like this : https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Realization-Ashigaru/dp/B00RJJQED2
And you too can own it for about 250 bucks
The fact it is A) Actually official, and B) separates into component mecha is just hilarious to me.
Nendoroid wind waker link
For those who are wondering:
There is a Samus and Pit one too. It's pretty sweet.
They are $25 here on Amazon if you are interesting in purchasing them. They come in a set of 10 small vinyl figures that are perfect for your own little scenes like mine.
There are some pretty dope (and expensive) figures out there in similar style.
Always tempted... but can't get myself to pull the trigger on those.
My team lead has a Samurai Storm trooper figure on his desk.
I got these two sets and don’t regret it. Multiples of each in two colors, they can be painted but it’s not the best material for it.
Ok, don't laugh too hard at me, but I got this "bucket of monsters" really cheap, and you'd be surprised at how many will work for D&D, especially if you paint them. It's 100 monsters for, like $18 bucks American.
Edit: This is a "fantasy creatures" bucket for $23.
I googled "Ensky Kirby stackable" and got an Amazon link I bought it from. There's a star which is about 2x2 inches and there's 10 Kirby's, each Kirby figure is about 1x1 inches.
It's $68 on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/DC-Collectibles-Batman-Animated-Batmobile/dp/B00VHUWZPK
This kit specifically is the RG (real grade) version of the RX 78-2.
If you’re new, I recommend the HG (high grade) revive version. https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-RX-78-2-Gundam-Revive/dp/B00WW4F8YA
This one is much easier to build AND cheaper AND the articulation is amazing. You really get the most bang for your buck on this one.
Boom. RX-78-2 Revive. <$11.
There are these bucket of figures that are great, and super cheap for how many you get.
And so on. Super cheap. Tons of figures, less than $20 for each set.
Are you in the states? Amazon has it for not too much more than I paid for it here in Japan.
Bandai Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Ashigaru Storm Trooper "Star Wars" Action Figure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RJJQED2/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_RMwKwb1JYND5F
I've bought a number of cheap non-D&D mini sets, like these. They're certainly not great, but sometimes you need quantity, rather than quality. They're about $0.18 USD apiece.
Get some collection like that, and go to town painting them. Make mistakes. Try stuff. It almost certainly won't be the same as painting a good plastic miniature, but you'll probably still learn from it. You may feel better approaching that fetching young lady with a brush when you're done.
(I do not work for the Big Bucket of Monsters people, and was not compensated for this post!) ;-)
Look up "Figma Link". You might be able to find a better deal.
Amazon has them for $40 - 50, I ordered one just a few days ago for about $42.
Amazon has all of them on sale.
These tubes of minis are probably the best value: 90-100 minis for ~$20. They can give you a good base, and then you can purchase specific minis for more important characters (PCs, important NPCs, BBEGs, etc.)
Dwarves, Elves, Wizards, Orcs, Dragons, Unicorns, Skeletons, Fairies and Centaurs
Fiends, Flesh Golems (Frankenstein), Lizardfolk/Dragonborn (Godzilla), Mummies, Cyclops, Werewolves, Vampires, Zombies, Giant Spider, Giant Moths, Sahaugin (Creature from the Black Lagoon), gravestones
How about something like this? These guys are basically like army men, but they're all monsters.
You can find sets of minis online (example), or have each player buy their own mini, but I have a few alternative suggestions. If any of you has old legos, you can use those lego characters. Many board games have minis or "meeples" you can use too. I've seen people use soda bottle caps as well.
If you buy it on amazon, you can get it with one day shipping! http://www.amazon.com/Who-Doctor-Sonic-Screwdriver-Replica/dp/B003FHXMDC
Congratulations! That's awesome! :D
In this moment I'm thankful for all the love in my life that at one point, I didn't think I was worthy of. I didn't believe that I was worthy of love, and that it was impossible for someone else to love me. Like that way of thinking took me to some awful places that still haunt me.
And yet, today I feel so much love. I have a wonderful boyfriend, and even though now and again we have our hiccups, we love each other equally and deeply. He's my best friend, my partner, and a person I never get sick of; in previous relationships we've both wanted space from SOs, but this time it's different. We still wake up all giddy that the other is lying there beside us, we still love to spend so much time together. On the 18th it'll have been 2 years since we first kissed, and agreed we loved each other, and started going out. That day changed my life, and if anything I love him more than I did then if that's even possible.
I have love from my family who have of course always been there but sometimes when you're going through stuff it gets hard to remember. Especially my sister. I'm so thankful for our relationship; most siblings are amicable or don't get on, but this kid is my best friend. I can't stand not seeing her every week, we mostly eat junk food and watch anime or korean drama but that's our thing! I tell her everything, I talk to her every day, and when I was deciding if I wanted to move out, she was the person I thought of most. The first time I thought of moving out, I couldn't do it because I couldn't bear the thought of leaving her.
I'm thankful for my friends. After Lewis and I got together, a lot of people from high school who I thought were my friends caused drama and didn't talk to me. But in the end I was okay, I got to know other people and now I have some of the best friends in the world.
And I'm thankful for you guys. I've some had some really tough times this year that I never expected to go through, but you were all here for me supporting me. Some of you were even here for me when it was this place that was my problem! Through it all, you guys have been here, proving that we're not just random strangers on the internet, we're a community. I care so deeply about some of the people here, and did not expect I would! I cherish them, and I love them.
All the people I've mentioned above make me who I am, and encourage me to be the best I can be. And now the girl who thought she didn't deserve love and didn't think she was strong enough to cope with life, has so much love in her life and has the support to know she can take on the world. And I'm thankful for that c:
I won't risk the international shipping if it's a bother to you, which is understandable, but I can't decide what to put as my wishlist thing! So I'll let you choose, if I have the fortune to win!, between something for Lewis, something for Dannielle (or any hama beads from the under £5 list), or anything else off the various wishlists you think is pretty cool xD <3<3
I don't know. I think the figma link is cooler. http://www.amazon.com/Good-Smile-The-Legend-Zelda/dp/B008AGAXV2
Bandai Tamashii Nations Tamashii Effect Burning Flame
Though if that price is normal now, I suggest getting a knockoff.
I paid $30-ish.
If they like Nendoroids but you're on a budget, maybe try Petite Nendoroids, you can find people selling them on My Figure Collection quite often.
They are smaller version of the larger nendoroids are are better for someone on a budget.
I'd avoid buying them on eBay at all costs as there are many counterfit products out there on the market.
If you can splurge a little more there are some other options, Nendoroid Link just came out and most Nendoroid lovers do like him http://www.amazon.com/Good-Smile-The-Legend-Zelda/dp/B00JL74W4I
As other's have mentioned there are many bootlegs out there in the market, if you are worried about getting a fake feel free to PM me directly and I can let you know if what you're looking at is real or not.
(I work directly for Good Smile Company, the people who make Nendoroids as their Marketing/PR person here in the US and can spot a bootleg from a mile away!)
I am not TB (obviously), but I do collect toys and have considered getting an Amiibo just so I could have a little desk Kirby- and I don't even have a WiiU. That said, it's entirely fair to disparage an Amiibo for their relatively small price to size comparison or for the quality of the plastic.
A Kirby Amiibo is $13, and a couple inches tall. By contrast, you can get a 5" plush Kirby for $12, a whole stack of Kirbies for $30, or a really nice poseable Kirby with different hats and weapons for $40. And that's just a quick search on Amazon- there's no telling what sort of deals you could get at eBay or a comic con. So, I think it's fair to say the value of Amiibos is somewhat inflated due to branding and mass production. Of course, lines that haven't been heavily merched, such as Shovel Knight or Earthbound, are significantly more valuable to collectors.
So, what does this mean? Nothing, really. I just wanted to talk about toys and look up Kirby on Amazon.
The "frequently bought together" link was cool also: http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Action-Figure-Bucket-Frankenstein/dp/B00W5WSN5A
Welcome to the hobby, friend! Here's a few useful tidbits of info for you.
None of the Gundam kits from the last 20 or so years need glue. That's a standard feature across pretty much every Gundam model kit. So in that regard, feel free to pick any design you like. Not all kits are created equally, but a quick search across this subreddit will help you figure out if the kit you're looking at happens to be hot garbage (and there are a few that are).
To more directly answer your question, the starter set uses an older model of the classic RX-78-02 Gundam. The Revive version is a much, much better model. You can find it here on Amazon.
A panel lining pen (or pens) are not required, but certainly make for a better final product. They're pretty cheap on their own, and generally you'll want at least grey and black, and possibly also brown. Alternatively, you can get a pack of all 3. You'll also want so basic q-tips/cotton swabs to clean up your panel looking.
You're also going to need some nippers. Nippers come in a range of types, qualities, and styles. The best nippers are single sided (that is, one side is a blade and the other is flat). These, the infamous Godhands are hands down the best nippers on the market. They're expensive as shit, but worth every penny. If you're on a medium budget, Tamiya's nippers are the next best option. There are cheaper nippers out there, but they're gonna come with significantly inferior results. That said, a lot of that can be addressed with...
A good hobby knife. You'll be just fine with a simple, cheap X-Acto knife, but there is (in my opinion) a better option. My personal favorite, the Tamiya Design Knife. It's got a slightly smaller blade, which will let you get into tighter spaces with it. It also comes with a metric crapton of replacement blades. You'll want to replace the blade every couple kits, but there's a bunch of them in there. There same container that holds the replacement blades even has a second chamber to dispose of your old blades into.
Finally, you may want some fine pointed (possibly angled) tweezers for decal application. Finger oils can screw up the adhesive on the stickers. You can pass on this starting off most likely, but you'll want to get some eventually.
TL;DR, the starter pack isn't the best option. If you're after the granddaddy Gundam, get the Revive. Otherwise, pick your favorite design. The newer the kit, the better, generally speaking. Look at the copyright date on the box cover to see. Bottom left corner.
You're going to need nippers, which can get pricey, but the cost is worth it. Start with a mediocre pair, and upgrade to the Godhands once you're committed to the hobby. You'll need a knife, too. You can cheap out on this one, but there are better options IMO.
Optionally, get tweezers, panel lining pens, and cotton swabs.
Edit: other good starter kits
HG Barbatos is a great kit. The build process for IBO models is a bit different than other gunpla, though, as they have a quasi-inner frame.
HG 00 Gundam is another great starter. It's also the first kit I ever panel lined, and it was a great starter for that.
If you're wanting a Zaku, the HG The Origin Zaku II Type C is probably the best Zaku kit released to date in 1/144 scale.
Finally, I'd feel bad for not suggesting my all time favorite HG build. It was just a fun, fun kit to make and to pose. The HG 1.5 Gundam. It's got some really cool gimmicks and, unique colors, and an awesome design.
Interestingly enough, it doesn’t.
That's an awesome tip about the curved plastic. Thank you for posting that tip. Here's a link to the minis on Amazon. On mobile over here, pardon the crappy format.
SCS Direct Fantasy Creatures Action Figure Playset - 90pc Monster Battle Toy Collection (Includes Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and More) - Perfect for Roleplaying and D&D Gaming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9kboDbD95VX1P
See also: Mickey Mouse combining robot
I don’t know if these quite match your criteria but here are a few cool robots off the top of my head:
Soul of Chogokin Hello Kitty
Soul of Chogokin Toy Story Woody
Soul of Chogokin Toy Story Buzz
Transformers Mickey Mouse
Chogokin Robo Mickey and Friends
Street Fighter II X Transformers Ken Vs. Chun-Li
3A robot Spidey with Peter Parker
3A Steel Age Batman
You say he doesn't have a Wii U - does he have a 3DS? If so, those can use amiibo too. Even if it's the original and not the New 3DS, he could still use the amiibo adapter and the current cheapest Mario amiibo on Amazon.
You could also go for the SH Figuarts Mario or the Mario Nendoroid if you wanna go the figurine route.
Amazon first party has the S.H. Figuarts Mario for $21.48 Prime right now (5 in stock as of this post)
Considering Toys R Us are selling 4 inch for 12.99+tax...
S.H. Figuarts Mario is well worth the slight extra money.
Definitely cool. Comes at a hefty price though.
>Where is the best place to get them?
Amazon. Especially if you have Prime. For SOME kits. Obviously there can be better deals on other sites and in person, but for some kits they can be pretty good.
For instance, and although you didnt ask, my recommendation for the perfect beginer's kit - The HGUC RX-78-2 Revive
From the new series, the Barbados and Graze both have nice kits in 1/100 NG and 1/144 HG.
If you want the original Rx-78, this is a recent HG kit of it that ought to be good.
I am brand new to ball of this so I apologize for my ignorance. Just stumbled upon these and would really like to try my hand at this. Which would be a good model to start with? I kind of want to start with the original one but am open to options. I have never built any models before ever.
Also are there anything I need besides side clippers?
And if there are no hobby stores near by that sell them what are some good places online. Amazon seems to have some. Anywhere else with a bigger selection?
Thank you all in advance.
Edit: was looking at this one
Well, if you have 300 dollars to spend, this will be out in May....
This is probably the best solution since he's looking for hero figures. This might be a good choice too.
You kinda look like David Tennant and given the number of girls that swoon over him, I think all need you need is a good sonic screwdriver.
i'm doing the same! brand new DW fan this year and i've watched from "Rose" up to "Bells of St John". should be able to easily finish up before the 50th. I kinda prefer the 10th but the 11th is easier to put together a costume for.
i found an awesome suit jacket at goodwill that matches his pattern pretty closely and i've found suspenders and bowties on amazon and ebay for under 5 each but the shipping costs are equal to the price which kinda sucks.
there's a sonic screwdriver on amazon for about 27 right now that i'm looking to get and i was able to get a couple freebie $5 amazon GCs by doing surveys and offers on swagbucks.
i'm excited for mine, hopefully i can get a bit thinner and have a bit more hair grown out by halloween and i'll be set. good luck on your search!!
I got mine off Amazon
So sorry for how long this is... ☹️
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5.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0545477115/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DYK5Ab88FHE6P because it was my favorite book growing up & the story is so amazingly awesome & captivating!
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8.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00523M5MQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_M2K5AbSYKVRDT I had a stuffed animal Gizmo as a child & this is just adorable!
9.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047CG9F2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_53K5AbK5D5B99 It is just an adorable older movie (I wanted to link “Unacknowledged” but it wouldn’t let me.
10.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0038A05X6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iqL5AbB5AJQ2M useful for digging yet also sharp to stab zombies in the face with.
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19.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H644BJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RlL5Ab4R201E7 I love Loki sooooo much 😍 & I need a new purse 😂
This is where having the old Build Burning Gundam gives you more effect parts to play with.
Also get the Tamashii Flame Effect Parts. Amazon might not be the best place for it, but it is an example. You will need an action base for best results of flame on.
It is a real toy (a Kaiyodo Revoltech, which I was asking about in this post), although supposedly the latest production run doesn't include that creepy face. I was able to get a pretty good deal on eBay.
EDIT: And here's the fire.
Found this on amazon.
*note, it's not actually amazon but a 3rd party selling it.
It's called a Nendoroid. You can find them from a few different places. I got mine from a Newbury Comics.
I got a few buckets of plastic toys off amazon that are cheap, are the right sized for a 1 inch grid and can cover a lot of ground.
Knights, solders, guards
If you're looking for affordable, I've got a few suggestions.
Amazon has packs of 100 skeletons and 100 zombies for about $18.
This one: https://www.amazon.com/Adventure-Stackable-NOS-20-Nosechara-Figure/dp/B00KMNPFXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1523834509&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=stackable+kirby
Batman APR150335 DC Comics Toy, Black, Standard https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VHUWZPK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JU3UCb4VFV4VD
It came from this set. SCS Direct Monster Action Figure Bucket - Big Bucket of 100 Horror Toy Figures - from Dracula to Frankenstein to Giant Spiders- Perfect for Cake Toppers, Halloween Party Favors, Decorations https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W5WSN5A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pBILDbDG1DAP9
My FLGS has bins of heroclix minis and other random crap for between 10 for a dollar and a couple bucks a piece. You could keep an eye on eBay and occasionally find decent things there, but you're probably going to be spending $100 plus (but you can get a great deal of hundreds of minis).
If you don't really care about size, quality, or color, this tube on Amazon (along with several others like it) are great deals. Drop down some nail polish so you can say "I attack the green one!" and you're golden. My group is still working off a lot of these guys.
Citadel paint is good, but expensive. If you're starting out and just learning, I would suggest going to a craft and art supplies store rather than a hobby shop.
Personally, I use a mismatch of Liquitex Professional for bright colors, flow aid, and matte medium, Vallejo for darker colors for details and mixing, and Citadel washes.
I'd also recommend grabbing something like this bucket of monsters to experiment on while you're learning the basics. That way, you can get a lot of reps in without breaking the bank. Green army men are a pretty solid choice, too.
I have crap tons of minis. TOO MANY to be honest, a couple hundred easily from the kickstarters I've backed. I also DM and really...they aren't helpful for anything other than tracking locations. When I'm really excited about one I just finished painting the biggest reaction I get is "ooo, nice job. Do I get to kill it?" so don't think that well made and painted minis are necessary. I paint them for my own enjoyment and to relax, not to make my games "better" because that doesn't happen.
Like /u/Kalranya states. Some of the paint is drying before it hit the model.
While I'm not an expert, I've now used about a dozen different color primers from Army Painter and Citadel. While heat and humidity might have something to do with it...
In the end it has everything to do with how far you are from the model. Each can is different. On the same day I could be the exact same distance away, and one can will do it, while the other won't.
Short and moving bursts at 4"-6" (much closer than the cans seem to recommend) that's how I avoid it. At that range you really need short bursts and to keep moving. Otherwise you risk the other issue with spray primers, overspray and loosing detail.
I now start with a test the back of the model. If it's a touch grainy then I get even closer. If I'm overspraying it, then I need to backup. Alternatively, when I'm doing a special character or trying a new color primer. I will prime a throw away model first to see how the can is behaving. Somrthing like this https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Action-Figure-Bucket-Frankenstein/dp/B00W5WSN5A/
Allows you to do a quick pass before your important character models. Also makes good test swatches to see what the colored primer really looks like, and test the actual colors of your base layers or shades on a primed 3d model instead of a sheet of paper/pallet.
Not D&D miniatures exactly, but really cool and fairly well-sculpted is the "Monster Action Figure Bucket" on Amazon.com. For $17.95 you get 100 figures, most of them 54mm scale and cast in a decent plastic. https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Action-Figure-Bucket-Frankenstein/dp/B00W5WSN5A/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505817377&amp;sr=8-14&amp;keywords=monsters+toys There is a wolfman figure among them.
I'm sure most people would say RX-78-2 Revive and I agree with them.
Other kits from IBO are also great too. Quite easy to assemble, although some rely a bit too much on foil stickers.
Honestly, I think any HG should work. None of them is too complex for beginners.
One of us! One of us!
This kit has been recommended a lot to newbies since it came out. It's fairly new, well made, and simple. It's also the OG gundam, from the original series.
If you have any interest in anime or manga, the source material is great. If that's not your thing though, no worries, there are plenty of gunpla builders who've never watched the shows.
It's amazing what you can find on Amazon Prime. From rubber bands to advanced robotics, there's a vast plethora of items that you can have dumped on your doorstep the next day, all for absolutely free - Well, not really, there's a monthly subscription fee. But anyway, is Gunpla available on Prime? Well, not much, but yeah. The cheapest of which is the old HGUC RGM-79, the original GM from Mobile Suit Gundam, which you can swipe for a little over a tenner. However, this kit is not only classic in its design, but also as a kit - This comes from 2001, just ten years after High Grade was announced. It's certainly leaps ahead of its predecessors, but how does it stack up today?
In short: Reasonably well.
There's no skipping and dancing around the fact that this is a fairly dated model. But even so, it still looks alright, if quite simplistic. But you know what? It's anime accurate in that sense - MSG didn't have the high amount of detail found in IBO or Thunderbolt's linart, nor the slick CGI of The Origin. So the RGM-79 being such a slick and simple kit is very fitting for what it is. The overall shaping is very recogniseable, seeing as this GM model was based on the original Gundam, the RX-78-9. It differs however with much blockier arms and flatter kneepads, and of course a much more robotic head with that visor. As for the colours, the minty green blends unusually well with the bright Bandai red. Not so sure about the black sticker on the tummy though, or the fact that the ankle mechanics are also minty green.
In terms of construction, the RGM-79 is very simplistic, which is evident when you see just how small the kit's box is! You get two runners of plastic parts - one in multiple colours, another in the minty green - a runner of polycaps, and one lone sticker. These parts go together relatively easily, resulting in a figure which has just enough mobility;
Due to its simple construction, the model feels both lightweight but also very solid. While the mobility leaves a lot to be desired, it's still good enough for what this MS is - You can still attain some decent action poses if you so desire.
One surprising aspect of the construction is the head - Two parts sandwich together, with one translucent part snapped onto the front part to provide the visor and camera. This means that the head is entirely hollow! This however is fine, as it's not too obvious. The lower legs are also ridiculously simplistic, simply consisting of two parts that sandwhich around a single polycap for the knee joint. The mechanism for the waist section is interesting, although it would've been nice to get an ab-crunch of some description too. Honestly the only really disappointing thing about this kit in terms of mobility is those shoulders. While the upper arm can move about as much as you'd like it to, the shoulders themselves feel very static. But honestly that's fine, as this isn't exactly an MS you're going to be putting into zany karate poses.
One big thing I'll warn about with this kit is the beam saber - It's a toothpick. If you have a spare beam saber effect part however, you can easily mod a peg hole into the removable hilt from the GM's backpack, and give him some proper sharps.
All in all, for its time this kit is pretty nice. It looks the business, and is honestly as poseable as it needs to be. Some may find it disappointing, but as it's a cheap, massable grunt suit, you can't really knock it. I'd certainly recommend the RGM-79 for anybody looking for a simple kit to pass the time with, but if you're looking for mobility I'd go for something newer - the HG Revive RX-78-2 perhaps?
EDIT: Full disclosure - I am neither endoresed nor sponsored by Amazon. I just enjoy next-day delivery a bit too much, much to the dismay of my wallet.
Yep that's the one. Take a look at the bottom left corner for the production year. It's a classic, but they've since done an update. You'd love the following kits:
I just finished up the HG RX-78-2 Revive and I think it's the perfect introductory build. Not too many parts and they fit together well. It was my second build and I had a lot of fun with it.
For those interested:
https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Chogokin-Morphing/dp/B01LZNJOUJ/ (non-affiliate link)
When it's back in stock (as in, not being scalped), Amazon sells it for $299 and free (Prime-eligible) shipping.
I ordered these for our first campaign and they worked great. Bunch of options and it was 22 bucks. Have everyone pitch in 6 bucks and you should be good.
Here ya go!
If you dont care about size, they are bigger than D&D figures. They arent bad for their price.
SCS Direct Fantasy Creatures Action Figure Playset - 90pc Monster Battle Toy Collection (Includes Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and More) - Perfect for Roleplaying and D&D Gaming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_U43nDbN645KZG
Just because you got me looking ... I'm not affiliated with Amazon, I promise!
If you're actually interested in purchasing mine... Shoot me a PM.
Pathfinder White Dragon
WizKids Pathfinder Deep Cuts Unpainted Miniatures: Gargantuan White Dragon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GK7ZWDG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_epZDCbG8TRK58
My two suggestions are this unpainted white dragon mini on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GK7ZWDG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_pOqzCb4R7WE01
Or you can find an array of painted mini's on places like Ebay. Such as this one: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F332852352329
> pathfinder deep cuts gargantuan Red dragon
Pathfinder Deep Cuts Unpainted gargantuan white
At 24 dollars its kind of a steal for such a nice model. They also have a Red and Green model too. I'm working on the red model right now and its so lovely.
Would not recommend, and would suggest testing in a small spot before doing the whole thing. I used it to prime these miniatures, and they all came out sticky and shiny. I hoped they'd go matte overnight, but they didn't. Was more trouble than it was worth.
It could have been the type of plastic, but I expected it to work because it's marketed for plastic ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Also, if you do use it, and want to take it off, a 5 minute soak in odorless mineral spirits took it right off for me.
Craft paints and tubes of plastic figures will do the job. SCS Direct's Wicked Duals figures would be a good choice for models. They're a good value, but not amazing quality. They definitely will need to be straightened out with a hot water bath and set into position with an ice bath too.
Unfortunately they are currently sold out:
I bought 3 packs of the nicer mini's for the party to use for their characters and while it might not be perfect (the human wizard is using a human monk mini) it seems to work for everyone.
You might be able to make due with these
I used these when I first started DMing, not really all to scale but close enough and super cheap for a bunch of minis.
Bucket of fantasy miniatures
Bucket of monsters
Bucket of mythical
Bucket of knights
Yeah but what about the Tennant? That's all we care about and this...
...is absolute filth. The slide button keeps falling off and eventually gets stripped from being reapplied over and over.
Ooh, 10's sonic screwdriver because it's pretty nifty even if it doesn't do wood. Also, since that's not quite $30, this Casino Royale nail polish. So pretty.
For me, I would like this Wonderwoman apron for my sister, because she deserves presents and I can't afford to buy them for her. She's an amazing superhero mom.
I love bunnicula! I remember that book. :)
A small book of logic puzzles and a sonic screwdriver pen I use to work them. I think it's a statement on how big a geek I am.
I honestly think I just got them both from amazon.co.uk.
Just yesterday, right before the con, the 10th Doctor's screwdriver broke. It belongs to my 7 year old, so while he uses it vigorously, he doesn't really abuse it. I'm planning on getting him another one once I'm in full time employment, but would suggest if you're thinking of getting one to be a bit careful with it.
Here's one from Amazon.com ... and if you live anywhere near a decent sized mall, some shop SHOULD have them (heck, even Walmart might)... but I'm sorry, truly sorry, but you'll have to go outside for that!
I love the smell of napalm in the morning. So here are some items that should help you.
You're going to need this to help shield yourself.
Here is a weapon a certain doctor would use.
And straight out of Apature Science...
Best of luck!
Im going as the doctor from doctor who and need this http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Who-Eleventh-Doctors-Screwdriver/dp/B003FHXMDC/ref=wl_it_dp_v_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=1721DV9YUBEPN&amp;coliid=I2TYB052S7I3KP for it.
I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me....well, pretty much.
Watching my grandson play xbox360 being only 8 he has skills =) batman Thanx for contest!
What do we treat ourselves to?
Clothes. Treat yo self!
Fragrances. Treat yo self!
Massages. Treat yo self!
Mimosas. Treat yo self!
Fine Leather Goods. Treat yo self!
For real though, treat yo self, with all or any of these.
The something, I choose. I don’t know if I still have to explain to you why you need to buy it RIGHT NOW but – “Wyatt if you could blow big money on one thing, not sock money, what would it be?”
The random raffle phrase is Batman Suit!
Well hey there friend! Welcome to Crazy Zissman's House of AWESOME. We got steals, deals that'll make you squeal! FOR REAL! First off, let's take a look at this beauty...
THE BATMAN TRON 9000 OMEGA
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You're GUARANTEED to get laid! That's right, people will be DYING to have sex with you when they see this sweet Batman! How can you go wrong? Men and women will be BEATING down your door to hop in bed with you!
You're GUARANTEED to get super powers just be LOOKING at this amazing thing! Heat vision? Check. Ice breath? Check. Thermo-nuclear ear wax? Check! Sub-Atomic Farts? DOUBLE CHECK! Wanna fight crime? Buy this now!
And most importantly...buy it for the children. Here's Lil' Orphan Billy. He was born without a head and he's about to turn 4. Do you know what he told me the other day? Nothing, because he has no head. But I'd like to think I know him pretty well and it would make his day if you bought this amazing Batman.
Act now while supplies last!
^Offer ^not ^valid ^anywhere ^in ^the ^continental ^USA, ^Alaska, ^Hawaii ^or ^anywhere ^on ^planet ^Earth.
For your coworker I found this Who doesn't want a pokemon plushie? I also found this super cute batman vinyl. Thanks for the contest ,and also spleen!
Tia I'm not 100% sure that I qualify so if I do I would like this
And here's a Gizmo! But it's not electronic :)
Congratulations! Way to kick school's behind!
EDIT: I have a $5-$10 wishlist. But please surprise me! Thank you for the contest :)
[omfg its cute:)] (http://www.amazon.com/FunKo-2372-Funko-Gizmo-Pop/dp/B00523M5MQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&amp;colid=3H4IKGN540N0X&amp;coliid=I3URF8IGK1MXQR) Funko
Funko Gizmo Pop
It’s a not a bad price, but not actually an amazing one. Luckily, he’s had a few rereleases, and that helps keep his price down. Still well worth the $32 in my opinion both as a figure collector and a Zelda fan. The website you linked is one I’ve never heard of, and nothing about it is throwing up red flags that make me think it’s a Chinese knockoff, but since Amazon has him for the same price, it might be a better idea to just grab him there. Just food for thought!
Here ya go
Not sure if it's the exact same model, but here is a Figma Link Link
Good Smile The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AGAXV2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8CaKDbYGVQK5N
Congratulations. You are a huge nerd. But seriously, nice job collecting all this. Are you picking up the Link figma?
Someone posted a week ago that they were on sale at Amazon, so I bought one for my brother as his first Action Figure (he's 23). It's great quality for the price.
Still on sale: here for any one else interested who may have missed it.
Here for the low price of $127.00
OP, do this for your boyfriend. I want that thing so badly.
Don't forget about the Mickey and Friends counter part!
I honestly don't think that such a thing exists after much searching and research. The closest thing I have found is this crazy expensive robotic mega disney toy robot with individual characters including a robotic goofy. You can see a neat review of it here.
I just hope they use this.
if you are spending $100 extra on games to MAYBE get a plastic figurine, you are going to have a tough financial life ahead of you.
for $100 you can probably buy a REALLY NICE numbered figure that's higher quality and rarer than anything nintendo will ever give away on CN
edit: here you go.. for under $70 you can buy a nice mario figure and a couple packs of scenery thats way better than any of the platinum rewards they've offered. http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Figuarts-Figure/dp/B00I2KAV72
late to posting this because i don't use a bot for this subreddit
Mario is pretty cool. I haven't played many of the games fully, but they're just really fun to play. Mario Maker 3DS is especially lovely.
This figure looks nice! It's definitely light on accessories, but it looks incredibly fun to play with and durable, and the price point is great. Though the accessory sets scare me on the same level as the Figuarts Kamen Rider Fourze
wait shit he's out of stock at LunarToyStore. They have Fire Mario though, and you can get standard Mario on Amazon.
This might help
It's a knock off of the Bandai Tamashii Nations Flame Effect set
Just look on eBay for "flame effect" and you should find them. They also come in different colors.
I didn't really get anything geeky, but I got a $25 GameStop gift card that I'll probably put toward Bravely Default, since I've got pretty much all the Wii U games I could want right now. I bought a few Steam games yesterday as well. Chief among them was XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which I've been dying to play, but my laptop hates it. Will try it on the desktop.
I do have a Visa gift card from my parents with about $60 left on it and I am considering either the Samus Figma or the Wind Waker Link Nendoroid. I really want Link but I feel like I have too many Links, as I also have the Link Figma and the Link amiibo and I preordered the Toon Link amiibo. But so cute! Gah, I am torn.
Bought it through Amazon, paid $50, and it shipped from Japan.
Edit - Here you go
Good Smile Company. Both are available on Amazon here and here. It seems they ran out of Red and only resellers have him available at 3x the price. I checked eBay and some are cheaper on there.
A starter for my car, badass headset for my PS4, a little Link figure I've been wanting for AGES, an LSU ornament, an LSU hoodie, some Star Wars Funko POPS (glow in the dark Yoda, oooooh yeah), a Killian Jones Funko POP, some candles, and my bf's mom bought us our 3 days passes to the New Orleans Comic Con as well as a stocking full of random little things. Oh, and a GameStop gift card from the bf's grandma (which was 100% unexpected) and some Starbucks gift cards.
It's a Nendoroid figure. You can get one here.
These tend to be lower quality figures, but are $5.
If you are really into posing and high quality figurines, I would recommend checking this out. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JL74W4I/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=T1
A lot higher in price, but worth it for the toy collectors.
SCS Direct sells bundles like "100 Zombies", "100 Monsters", etc for fairly cheap. The scale isn't always perfect and you get what you pay for... but if you want bulk, they're an option: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBHVSTY/
You can also look into things like cupcake toppers. Some party supply places will sell tiny plastic figures for themed kids parties... soldiers, knights, etc.
Go dirt cheap.
Then just do some reaper bones or wizkids for "feature characters" and upgrade as you go along. Unfortunately good minis are almost always expensive. Finding an E-Bay score is always an option.
I'm so glad you like it!!
I think I got the kirbys somewhere online, here it is on amazon! https://www.amazon.com/ensky-Adventure-Stackable-NOS-20-Nosechara/dp/B00KMNPFXM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
Isn't this a cosplay of this action figure?
You're talking the Bandai Tamashii ones? Like this?
Honestly your best bet might be Amazon.I got all of mine through my local comic shop because Diamond does some of the distribution for them. If you have a good LCS, they may be able to do it too.
Minis get expensive quickly. Reaper is probably most popular mini store (although their website is atrocious). Depending on your campaign, you can get some stuff like skeletons or zombies minis in toy packs for much cheaper.
For specific heros or villians you might have to break down and buy a fancy custom mini just for it.
I would say to pick up a few things. Just starting out, and if you've got the money I would recommend this stuff if you want to do a full homebrew story:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W5WSN5A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1B7M9EQGNCLQA&amp;psc=1) - You need creatures for your game, and while minis can be expensive I see these as being a good start.
Of course the rulebook.
Monster Manuel. Just flipping through it will give you ideas for encounters.
Erasable Grid Tileset - great for anything, from dungeons to wilderness. I would predraw before your session.
https://www.amazon.com/Kuuqa-Polyhedral-Complete-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/B01MF5G9DY/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1517791222&amp;sr=1-7&amp;keywords=D%26D+dice) Enough for all your adventurers and yourself.
The books can be expensive, so if you're looking for a PDF version of anything really check here.
I just remembered Amazon also has bucket o' minis like this. Are they to 28mm scale? Usually not, but the kids can paint them to their hearts desire and after you seal the paint in they can take them home with them. Don't have to face wee little tykes running off with a 5$ mini or losing them in couch cushions.
I wanted to mention the figure is from the Monster Action Figure Bucket I purchase on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W5WSN5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) for the sole purpose of having figures I could practice on cheaply. They are extremely cheap with mold lines all over but perfect for getting back into painting. If anyone has any tips on inexpensive minis which are perfect for practice, please let me know.
Barbatos is a nice, cheap little kit, but if you strive for anime accuracy, you should be aware that it misses quite a few color applications and requires a little paint for that 100% anime accurate look. HG Zaku is dated, it looks a bit derpy and articulation is limited, personally, i'd recommend starting with this kit instead.
HG: The Try Burning gundam has been recommended a lot, and for good reasons. The kit is inexpensive, the aesthetic is on point, and the articulation and range of motion does not leave you wanting more. The RX-78-2 Revive are great as well.
RG: MKII (Titans or AEUG colors, don't matter). Simple build for RG but rock solid and poses extremely well. Put a smile on you when you finish building it and the sticker decal blows it out of the park. 5/7 would build again. If RG is your thing after you tried one or two kits, the RG Unicorn is the best that this line has to offer.
MG: A lot of MGs are great to start out with. If you want something with great mechanical details and articulation, the Freedom 2.0 / Justice 2017 / Providence gundam all share that same inner frame and outstanding armor details that are difficult to beat. I have heard great things about any kits that have the Zaku 2.0 frame, and the Strike ver. RM and similar kits (Strike Rouge Ootori, I think?).
If you wanna get in on some Gunpla action yourself, you can get this figure here.
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And as always,
I started without watching too. Super hooked now. Please help.
My starter suggestions:
Right now all of these are available at pretty good prices with Prime shipping from Amazon.
The best kit for anyone to get familiar with the hobby is the HGUC Revive RX-78-2.
Where I live there's hobby shops where I can buy in person but online I trust USA Gundam Store, Big Bad Toy Store, Amazon, and Gundam Planet.
As for beginner resources it depends on what I want to look up. Zakuaurelius, Jesse Clary, Lincoln Wright, rrobbert184, Mecha Gaikotsu, and Like Gunpla on YouTube were the biggest contributors to my improvement in modeling.
This is usually a good one to get him into it
like everyone else said, Get some good clippers! later on get a exacto knife to shave down the parts that need to be smoothed out!
i recommend this kit if you want a recommendation https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00WW4F8YA/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&amp;condition=new
Its well made, and fairly cheap, great looking for a high grade :)
My first ever kit: HG Barbatos ($13)
Other easy (and cheap) kits I'd recommend:
HGUC RX-78-2 ($11)
HG Gusion ($13)
HG Graze Kai ($11)
I'd start with those, and based on the suggested products, just go from there! Really, I just like to buy kits based on what I think looks coolest. The HG kits are all pretty beginner-friendly, so it's really up to you!! Hope this helps!! And if you haven't already, subscribe to r/gunpla. It can be a fickle-bitch-of-a-sub when it comes to upvotes (which can be discouraging for new posters), but more often than not people there are more than willing to offer helpful advice. And if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. That goes for anyone reading this who's interested in possibly getting into the hobby as well. Good luck and happy building!
Nice build. I have this in my backlog as well as the effect part set for it. Hopefully will get to it one day.
As for kit recommendations.
If going HG recommend the HG Revive RX 78-2 (amzn.com/B00WW4F8YA).
Very newcomer friendly. Also good if you wanna start panel lining. Articulation is also great and you can do many awesome poses.
As for MG, the RX 78-2 (Origin) (amzn.com/B014SCW9DQ) or Wing Proto Zero (amzn.com/B00EOEB908) are nice kits as straight builds. Although you can practice panel lining with those as well.
But feel free to branch out. Gunpla is freedom.
The IBO line is also good, both the HG's and NG's (No MG's exist for IBO as of yet).
As you can tell, I collect Star Wars figures mostly. And most other things I collect aren't as good. But here they are in living color:
[NECA Ultimate Jungle Hunter Predator] (http://necaonline.com/2016/12/predator-7-scale-action-figure-ultimate-jungle-hunter/) One of the few NECA figures I'm happy with. Having owned the Ultimate City Hunter Predator, the AVP Scar Predator, and the Alien Isolation Big Chap figure, I was fully prepared for this one to come damaged in box or shortly after taking him out, but thankfully I've had nothing but luck so far. Its a great sculpt, but of course I'm weary that it will look this good forever.
[Black Series Prototype Boba Fett] (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Black-Prototype-Figure/dp/B00MYL77BI) One of my rare finds in the wild. I found this bad boy at a local comic book shop and I just had to have him. The owner even gave me a nice discount and I've been a loyal shopper there ever since. Amazing figure and the white really lends itself to the mold.
[Black Series Darth Revan] (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Black-Darth-Revan/dp/B01AWFKM7S) One of my favorite characters from one of my favorite games. A great sculpt and a beautiful figure.
[S.H. Figuarts Kylo Ren] (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Awakens-Figuarts-Action/dp/B014VTPQ0E) This one is modified with a [Black Series Soft Goods Swap.] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7F2o9wdQBo) Absolutely fantastic balance and articulation. Truly a favorite of mine.
[Bandai Model Kit Death Trooper] (https://www.amazon.com/BANDAI-ROGUE-Scale-TROOPER-Plastic/dp/B01LZ06HST) - One of the best looking model kits I have. Absolutely amazing value and its far better than its Black Series equivalent and, in my honest opinion, even better than the S.H. Figuarts version.
The equipment used was my new Samsung 8+ Phone Camera and a set of run of the mill candles for some soft lighting. Any light effects on the figures aside from the candles ware just random images reflecting from my computer monitor.
> Give me that Revan statue please, I fucking need that in my life more then oxygen.
You mean this one?
They've made it already.
I got mine 20% off at my LCBS. But I think amazon has it
Bandai Tamashii Nations Soul of Chogokin Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Action Figure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZNJOUJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wHrtzbA0H8PH1
The DVDs are pretty widely available, all things considered, so the best bet is to watch for sales on Amazon/direct from Shout Factory. As far as I know, Shout isn't losing the license anytime soon so there isn't a real rush unless you simply want to watch them.
Toys wise, there's a couple different routes to go depending on what kind of collector you want to be. This is going to be a bit lengthy:
The Retro Collector - If you want the original toys, the market is pretty interesting these days due to all the nostalgia and renewed interest from the comics, etc. Finding and restoring old toys, especially the zords, can be a lot of fun thanks to the efforts of the fan community in providing replacement die cast parts and new, more show accurate stickers. Be aware that prices have started to trend up due to the interest and the limited supply - there's only so many toys from the 1990s that survived in good enough shape to sell, after all. Flea markets are a great choice here, along with eBay and the like.
The Modern Collector - If you don't have your heart set on the originals, you've picked a pretty great time to jump in. Some of the most popular of Bandai of America's Legacy line were restocked due to Hasbro taking over the license, so this is just about the best time for you to jump on a bunch of the zords before they disappear, as there's been no real announcements about Hasbro's plans for zords yet. Legacy Dragonzord, Tigerzord, Falconzord, Thunder Megazord, and Ninja Megazord are all pretty readily available at multiple retailers (Amazon, Gamestop, various online specialty shops, etc), but they won't be around forever. This is the last of the stock, and certain zords like the Ninja Megazord are already starting to go out of stock with some retailers. Unfortunately, Legacy Megazord and Legacy Titanus were not part of that restock and have had absurdly high resell value for a while now.
There's also fan favorites like the Legacy Morphers that received a restock too. The new stock on these has been nearly depleted already and their resell prices are ticking back up - fans love these due to how easily they're customized, everything from fan made coins to new die cast plates and customized stickers are available. Along with the morphers, Bandai restocked the well loved Legacy Dragon Dagger and Legacy Saba. Legacy Gold Power Staff and Legacy Zeonizer are also easily found at discounted prices these days. The only things that didn't really get a restock are the Legacy Communicators and Legacy Power Sword, which was a victim of Toys R Us' demise.
In terms of action figures, you've hit the sweet spot where Hasbro has the first wave of their new line out and we're gearing up for the second wave. While Bandai did restock a lot of their action figures too, they're less loved compared to the zords/props. I'd recommend getting caught up on Hasbro's Lightning Collection and go forward with those, if you're interested in figures. Right now you can buy all but one of the first wave direct from Hasbro and pre-order an upcoming exclusive at Gamestop, with wave 2's official announcement expected soon. Unfortunately, barring Hasbro restocking him, Lord Zedd is in the hands of resellers now due to his low production numbers and popularity.
The High End Collector - While there's certainly cross over with the Modern Collector, if you want the best version of some of these releases the only option in a lot of cases is to go with the specialty Japanese imports. From Soul of Chogokin and Mini-Pla for zords to Figuarts for figures, these tend to be better designed with better paint, but have a much higher price than you might be used to. The objectively best version of MMPR's Megazord is the SoC release, which goes for almost $300.
High end lines are expensive and it's not a decision to make lightly. Collecting a SoC Megazord, Dragonzord, and Titanus for a full Ultrazord transformation display option would cost over $660 at Amazon's current prices. It's a lot of money for three toys, and the future of the line may be even more expensive as domestic retailers will no longer be able to sell them directly due to Hasbro's new ownership of the IP.
Soul of Chogokin Megazord/Daizyujin
The Icons of the Realms starter kit gets you six player minis for cheap
Brand new DM here. Currently running LMoP for 3 first-timers and 2 (barely) amateurs. Bought these for my party. $17 USD
Google “LMoP paper minis” for the enemies/villains. Use some common coins as and some Elmer’s Glue for a base. It honestly takes 2 hours (with breaks for beer and Reddit lol) to cut and paste once you assemble the materials.
Otherwise get a double sided battle mat, like $22 USD and some dry erase markers, $6 USD
Skip the party’s minis if you want to save some money. But the battle mat and markers can be used FOREVER.
Amazon is what I use, although I haven't checked other sites much, so I don't know if the price is good/bad. I bought this and the miniatures are all good quality. There's plenty of other miniatures on amazon, I'd recommend at least checking it out.
OKay, this is a bad ass contest! Good luck with your training, and simply... thanks for your service :)
Sonic Screwdriver because sometimes you need a little bit of sonic ability in your life!
You need the sonic screwdriver. I don't really know that I need to explain why because you never know when you might need to pick a lock or track some aliens!
I need this laptop cooler because my laptop keeps overheating and shutting off. It's also really cheap so you can gift someone else :D
Thanks for the contest! <3
Just for funsies. I started watching Doctor Who a few months ago, and it quickly became my favorite show.
As a result, I'm hoping to go to Comic-Con next year and cosplay the Tenth Doctor. I've been eyeing [this] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009P5YXO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=3SX3BQ9MKL1ZJ&amp;coliid=I1MU68JTS2VJQI) on Amazon, because who can cosplay the Doctor without the sonic screwdriver?
This if you left Doctor Who off your interests...
I've been thinking about getting fresh water pearl earrings - my mom owns a set (earrings, necklace, bracelet) and they're beautiful. So expensive though!
Anywho, I've been wanting a sonic screwdriver for quite awhile now, specifically the tenth doctor's. It's such a random thing to buy, though, and I feel like it would be a waste of money. But then again, its Doctor Who, so it would be worth it. I'm so torn.
Thank you for the contest!
Item which would most make you seem like an old posh Englishman: so I could make old man sweaters (dream list)
Most "oh god, I would never be seen with this in public" looking item: this is very limited to where it would be appropriate (default list)
Most phallic looking item: this (default list)
Most geeky item: totally this (peanut's list)
Item which would most help you achieve a goal: this for the different work projects
Best item to bring to a deserted island: this to survive
Love you guys, thanks for the contest!!!
Doctor Who Prize pack!
Then I, SigmaSeed, will stand tall, yet brace for a fall, with my trusty sonic screwdriver.
I don't use iTunes though, so if I win, I'd appreciate if you could convert that to a $25 Amazon gift card. If not, I'll just end up giving it away through my own contest lol
I just bought this one, which is the 10th doctor sonic:
Also cool to note: The prop made for the new series was small. Then this toy came out - it was bigger to accommodate the batteries - and the Doctor Who producers revamped the TV prop on a mold from this toy. So this Sonic Screwdriver is exactly the same size as the one Doctor Who uses on TV!
It's only $31 on Amazon
Woo free money!!
Dang girl C'mon you totally need this
I've never been gifted :C
My word is Tampflacipating, it's defined as the feeling of being really tired but staying up late just in case you miss something interesting happening on the internet.
"Damn, I tampflacipated all night watching that Google keynote!"
This would be my most desired item, but there are other cheaper things on my list!
i haven't been gifted yet and would love this my word is draspastic: the act of being so spastic you have to do something drastic
If you don't already have one of these you need one. (There's also Ten's, if that's your cup of tea.) Also, these are adorable.
Per moi? These to help with the lack of an ice maker in my freezer, and this because this movie makes me so goddamn happy. I really really want it!
Recommend viewing: https://youtu.be/sSD33QfZnJ8
Cheapest to most expensive:
Character Options toy
Rubbertoe Replicas (sold out, more on the way) (And I'm not seeing a price?)
Everyone should have ones of these
disclaimer- does not work on wood :)
They have them on Think Geek but I got it on Amazon WAY cheaper :D
Quick, While its on sale
chain a sonic screwdriver to the frame and then sell it on ebay for a fortune
That sounds awesome, haha. If you're looking for good gifts sonic screwdrivers are always great, if he doesn't have one. Each Doctor has a different one (most of the time, 9 and 10's are the same and 12's is confusing to say the least) so they can make different toys for each, haha. [This] (https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-11th-Sonic-Screwdriver/dp/B003FHXMDC) is a good replica of 11's for instance.
Here are two things for him based on his photography stuff. First is a lens cap holder which I have and its super convenient and really smart. Next is a level camera cube which just slides into the place where his external flash goes and gives him a perfectly level shot.
As for his love of nerf guns, I've found that this marshmallow bow is loads of fun and super cool, especially when you get a few for friends to play along too.
Here is a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube which I would never be able to solve, but if your friend likes it, then good for him! Also, if he already has it, here's a 5x5x5, a 6x6x6, and (just for fun cause its really expensive and probably impossible to solve) a pentamix Rubik's cube.
Also - because my impression of your friend is that he's kinda nerdy in a fun way - here are a few others: tetris light, portal bookends, more marshmallow shooters, shock ball, and a screwdriver.
Thanks for listening to me ramble [: and if you do happen to choose me, a surprise from my list would be super cool! Good luck!
I didn't even have to think about that.
And now I have to go, watching some Twilight Zone!
They are things I've been wanting to get for a while.
Stand tall, yet brace for a fall
Funko!. Be the coolest BatKid. Weapons!
MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEEAAAAAD!!!!
Batman Funko POP!
Bat Funko POP! with Batmobile!
MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEEAAAAAD!!!!
Thanks for the contest!
MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEEEEAAAAAD!!!!
I don't know about you, but I think this is just the cutest.
Does it count if you gifted more than one person in a post? If so then I have 30+ if not I may not be able to enter. I would love this or a gc to put in my camera fund. Thanks for the contest.
Make sure you buy them from Amazon in order to get a chance at a chase
pretty sure you can just buy this and use the box and insert because it is still the same.
$9 shipped with amazon prime....
doubt you find it shipped for cheaper.
Looks like the price went up by a dollar? haha but here it is!
Like.. all of them are awesome, how do you choose not to put them on your list!
My first thought was a throwback to the 80s, a movie I recently showed my kids and fell in love with all over again Gizmo!
and then bc walking dead, I didn't see a zombie on your list! RawR!
I don't own any funkos yet but these ones are my favorites. Do you have any of these?!?!
Frankenstein Hello Kitty
oh jeez. i have so many. most are expensive though :(
oh well, no harm in entering! thanks for the contest!
here we go... im going to list a few just for the hell of it, if thats alright.
patches- 20 left
peacewalker shirt- 2 left
mgs soldier shirt-1 left
gizmo- 1 left
meryl- 1 left
clear snake- 4 left
clear mantis- 1 left
raiden- 4 left
big boss- 4 left
snake- 12 left
gray fox- 1 left
snake/meryl combo- 1 left
sniper wolf- 1 left
solidus- 1 left
tali- 11 left
kaz- 12 left
these things stress me out every day because i know as soon as i can afford them, theyll be gone. haha :D
I would like Gizmo because gremlins!
Thanks for holding this contest!
Happy Birthday! I hope your wishes in life come true! I also hope you'd get tons of gifts and happiness :D Hey, what's your cake's flavor today? :D Do you also have a specific birthday wish? :O
As for the cake hunt, below are my items :D
Full Cake list:
3 out of 4 Letters of Cake List:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Classic Collection Original Movie Leonardo Action Figure Definitely has 3 out of 4 letters of cake (CAE) :D
Actually, almost everything on my list, due to the length of their names, have three letters from C, A, K, or E in them lol :D
All this talk about cake makes me want a chocolate or rainbow cake... YUM! :D
In case anyone wants to buy Link: https://smile.amazon.com/Good-Smile-The-Legend-Zelda/dp/B008AGAXV2
Figma Link imo and you will have money leftover:
Figuarts Darth Maul if you need to spend it all:
You sure can. This link is only to show you the product itself - FIGMA Link. There are cheaper places to find him (by a lot).
comes with two faces
I also remember Mickey Mouse and friends getting their own combining mecha, which you can view here.
Here it is on Amazon. Looks like it might be cheaper on eBay.
I suggest this one. I don't like how the head looks on the Good Smile Company one.
Phew! Drawing in paint is more time consuming than I remember as a kid.
[Here's the actual Item] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I2KAV72/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_img?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=37P03X5GM5QWW&amp;coliid=I1H7UYO1PR433H)
I'd love to have this to represent my Nintendo love to everyone at my upcoming Halloween party. After that it will sit on my entertainment stand and bring joy to whomever gazes upon it.
World of Nintendo and Pop figures seems like something you might be interested in.
You might even want to think about who your absolute favorite characters and get 'fancier' figures. Like for instance, if you love Link, you could get his figma; or if you like Mario, he has a figuarts one. They're a little more expensive than amiibo, but they're poseable and most are more detailed.
They don't fit as well with Mars' canon attacks as well as the OP's, but Bandai's coming out with effect parts really soon.
They are called spirits effect parts which comes in red and blue. I also brought this with them as well, it also comes with a beige colour. As for the sword its called "builder parts ms launcher 01" hope that answers your questions :)
Used the King of Fire 3P : http://tfsource.com/fire-fair/king-of-fire/ and http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Effect-Burning/dp/B00JGW4VEY/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420890705&amp;sr=1-2-catcorr&amp;keywords=flame+effect+display+action+figures
here is an album : http://imgur.com/a/Lyuuu
Thanks. I used these as reference for the fire:
Edit: For the downvoter, I linked it because the pictures show what it's for.
Buy it here.
So, as someone who is relatively new to DMing (started just over a year ago), here's what I'd suggest to make sure you keep your cost down, while still having figures you can slowly replace over time:
Starting off, you can get a lot of generic "green-army-men" style fantasy figures for relatively cheap.
They're not very expensive and what they lack in quality they make up for with quantity.
The next best solution I have for cheap decent figures is for animals. I've been able to find tubes or tubs of a decent selection of cheap, pre-painted figures at just about every Walgreen's or CVS Pharmacy I've been to. I use these guys for animal encounters, pet companions, and they're especially helpful for my druid.
If you can't find them at your local drugstore IRL, there's plenty of selections you can find online.
Now, players understand you can't afford unique figures for every encounter. However, I've noticed that the figures you have stand in for whatever they're fighting can sometimes be distracting, or if you have multiple identical figures it can be confusing knowing which one they're targeting in a battle. A great, cheap solution I've found to this is just using multi-colored generic pawn pieces like from the game "Sorry!". The pieces themselves are so nondescript (other than color) that the players have an easier time projecting the combatant you describe onto them, and the various colors make it easier to track what's going on in a battle, both for the players and DM.
If you can't just salvage an old Sorry game you find lying around you can find packs of the pieces or other generic multi-colored pawns online for very cheap.
This last suggestion isn't really about where to find cheap figures, but more to address the reason you said you wanted figures in the first place, to "help the immersion".
You may have heard of the website HeroForge before and it's a great tool for D&D players. It allows you to make very customizable figures for your games. Now, the cost of their cheapest figures are still over $30 for a single figure, so definitely not cheap. However, as a DM, I still regularly use it. I use HeroForge to help design notable NPC's or enemies for my campaign, then save the screenshot of them and post the image in our group chat when the character gets introduced. This is very helpful for a lot of reasons: I get a more solid idea of characters that I was designing in my head, it gives the players a visual and helps with the immersion, and when I DO decide to actually order a character (like, for example, a villain or NPC I know will be reoccurring for many sessions) it becomes a MUCH bigger deal and way more intense.
I also always recommend that PC's at the very least design their figures on HeroForge for the same reasons.
I hope these were helpful. I'm still in the process of building my figure collection as well and love to share cool tips or resources I have found while doing so.
Are the Big Bucket of Zombies figures too tall? I've never used them, but see them recommended from time to time.
I've seen "army men" variants pitched in the past but haven't tried it yet.
Kirby Adventure Stackable Mini Figures https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KMNPFXM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qfUsybTWMDASM
here you go
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I got mine through Amazon. They're really well made! I thought I couldn't have enough of kirby, but they've invaded most of my display shelves.
They sell them on amazon. My guess is he got them from there: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KMNPFXM/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?qid=1427562042&amp;sr=8-8&amp;pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&amp;keywords=kirby+t&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=31o373VbNnL&amp;ref=plSrch
OMG Amazon has them !
if you like that then you will love this
I'd love to hear if anyone has or seen any ideas on how to mount this thing to a wall? I was kinda thinking something along the lines of a open diaorama I could mount on a wall in my basement.
I know that at $150 USD it may seem like a steep price, but my wife got this for me on Christmas the year it launched (at $250) and I have had 0 reasons to be upset or disappointed with that price tag. It's completely faithful inside and out to what I believe is the season 1 look, it lights up, has functional seatbelts and a sliding canopy, and looks fucking awesome. 10/10, if you want more BTAS in your life this is a must have. Bonus: it fits all standard 6" BTAS figures in the same product line.
The Batplane is next on my most wanted list. Maybe one day it'll be in stock new or VG+ somewhere that isn't $300+.
The big one is the newest BTAS Batmobile can be found here: https://amzn.com/B00VHUWZPK
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W5WSN5A?psc=1 is a solid pack of monsters.
There are several mixed sets on Amazon. Just a few:
eBay has a lot too. Search for plastic toy knights, ninjas, monsters, etc. Dollar Stores also carry baggies of cheap toys.
Amazon has a few bulk cheap options, like this:
It isn't great and doesnt have NPCs, characters, or stranger enemies, but they make decent enough proxies for standard baddies. IMO if you have one of these, pick up a couple decent minis from Reaper for bosses, and have PCs buy and use their own figs for their characters, you can definitely scrape by.
You also might want to look out for reaper bones kickstarters. It's a really good way to get a ton of bulk by getting their base sets. It's still pricey, but you shell out a couple hundred and get enough variety in models to handle most encounters and plenty of characters for PCs to pick for playing. Totally worth it if you are trying to get a decent collection of 3d minis.
for super cheap - anything lying around
if you got access to a printer - binder clips and random pictures you find on google
This and the few others like it. if you got some money.
If you are looking for PC minis, you'll be hard pressed to stick to that budget, but there are also great sets of cheap monsters if you look around. These guys as a good general set that I have. You can also check out Pathfinder Pawns that are real great and get a lot of use at my table.
Also, if the go the pawns route, start with a bigger box like the bestiary. Some of the smaller sets don't come with bases.
Well unfortunately not many places sell bulk generic minis like that but there is this.
I don't believe that it is what you're looking for though but they have various other versions of these but i doubt they have a goblin version.
Reaper Miniatures does sell 6 goblins miniatures for about 3.50 so you could get 10 sets of those and have 60 goblins. All unpainted.
For my game I use lego people for players and paper minis for other baddies. But I've seen lots of other options. I had bought an old copy of Hero Quest at goodwill and that came with some good minis and some furniture. I had also found a large bucket of monsters on amazon, which was pretty handy.
There's lots of tutorials on how to make your paper minis look cool and professional. Photoshop's your friend there, and a nice printer. The paper minis are nice because now the players can easily see what the creature looks like, rather than me try to describe without using its race, thus giving away info.
The lego minifigures are easily customizable and I can make them hold books and swords, etc. They're slightly larger than 1 inch squares though, which can get a bit annoying in smaller spaces when they're all together. I'm considering just making the players in hero forge and getting them printed. It's a bit expensive, but considering they're the minis you see the most and I'm running a longer campaign, it's probably worth it if you can swing that.
The side bar at the right has everything you need.
A good model to start with is any HG kit that looks cool to you but the standard kit to start with is the HGUC RX-78 Revive
You will also want side cutters and a hobby knife
I'd also reccomend getting a gundam panel line marker, either black, grey, or both.
Most of the HG line would be a pretty decent start, but it never hurts to just get the original Gundam. Seek out an HG RX-78-2 Revive, it's the perfect beginner kit, and cheap as hell.
Note: It says Revive in the title of the item, but most of the Gunpla on Amazon are sold by vendors, and mix ups can happen. So if you do order this one, make sure it says Revive on the box that arrives, if not, return it. There's not MUCH difference, the Revive part just means it's an updated version, with better proportions and joints.
If you have anymore questions you can head over to /r/gunpla for help :)
If you like Gundam, I have this one and really like it. It's a nice simple kit.
The RX-78-2 Revive and the Barbatos Lupus are commonly recommended since they're solid kits while being ~$10. Pretty much any high grade you like the look of should be fine, though.
Real grades are about as complex as master grades, so you wouldn't get much benefit grabbing one of those first.
Looking to buy my first gundam, is this one good and would it be doable for somebody new to the hobby?
So I'm pretty much completely new to Gunpla (I had built one that I got from Toys R Us YEARS ago but that's it - and I remember that being simple enough for a ~12 year old to handle) but since then I've built a number of models and a whole bunch of 40k.
I'm looking to grab a couple kits to get started and I just wanted the community's opinion on whether or not they were decent buys.
I figured I'd start off simple with this guy, and then go for something a little more challenging.
Are these decent kits? I'm just completely overwhelmed by the selection, to be honest.
Check the Wiki for lots of useful information, including tools, tutorials, FAQs, and suggested first kits.
You'll need some hobby nippers
And a HG RX-78-2
I would say just pick up and of the "newer" high grades. They are easy builds and a nice introduction to the hobby and they typically run cheap so you could easily pick up three or four if you wanted for under $100. In addition high grades are good for mistakes if your starting because they are cheaper kits. I would pick one or two, if you like it and that seems to hold your interest get another or if that's too simple bump up to a real grade. As for models the RX 78-2 is always a good bet
I started building gunpla early this year and have done about 30 kits, so no expert but I have some experience to stand on. That being said, the HGUC RX-78-2 Revive was my first kit and I'd recommend that to anyone. The kit is forgiving (white doesn't show nub-marks/stress marks as much as dark colors), it doesn't require too much from the builder, and the end result is very stable and articulate. It's what cemented my new hobby. And it's relatively cheap at ~$14 US.
For a lengthier and more complicated build (though I would argue not really more difficult) I'd suggest the RG Gundam Mark II. Again, the kit succeeds in being stable, articulate, and the build progresses rather seamlessly. It also looks really awesome when completed.
There are a few other builds that for me stand out as being just very satisfying-- the HG Gerbera Tetra, the RG Char's Z'Gok- but the two I've singled out above are superlative in my opinion.
Re-buy it? Did you lose a piece or break something? The [RX 78 Revive] (https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-RX-78-2-Gundam-Revive/dp/B00WW4F8YA) has really good reviews and is one of the most recommended HGs. If you like the Red Astray, they also made a [HG scale] (https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Gundam-Astray-Flight/dp/B00CSJZV82). SD Gundams are cute little guys with no more than like 4 runners that are great for a quick build and get some nub removal practice. Unless you broke or lost a piece, I don't see why you can't just revisit the build later. You don't need to rebuy the whole kit.
usa gundam store
my warhammer shop has gundams
its all about what kits you think look neat.
or you can buy ones you like from the shows
as far as a starter gundam to buy
this is the starter of all starters
Star Wars The Black Series Darth Revan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AWFKM7S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kq6JybD8WKGFM
found it on amazon here (I think): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AWFKM7S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;colid=2KXTSPWW1RY4C&amp;coliid=I1TDPHFS7HV7N8
This is what the custom figure was made from.
not OP but it's a Black Series from Hasbro.
You can buy him from amazon or ebay but you're gonna pay a "late tax"
It's always on Amazon.
Go go go. Up again
They have the same price as the amazon one/
The only difference is that I have to pay for shipping.
Regarding the SoC I live in the UK but have family in Canada. Tried to ship it to Canada thinking it would save me some compared to the UK. I bought it recently from CDJapan for $435 CDN shipped but still got hit with $50 CDN of taxes despite using a shipping service (EMS SAL) that took 3 months---and from what I read would save me from taxes. It did not.
So that's about £287 compared to your £314 (equivalent to $400 usd). For the £27 difference, my feeling is that you might as well go with Amazon and have the peace of mind of knowing exactly how much you'll pay plus the fast service. It's really the unknown costs that will drive you up the wall. For direct shipping to the UK I think you have to assume that you'll always get hit by VAT and so Amazon is still better.
I also see Ebay links with free international economy from the Phillippines. For $320 USD = £250, then a 20% VAT charge plus an unknown duty charge, it'll still be around the £300 mark.
Honestly, the best deal seems to be to just go with Amazon.com where it's currently estimated at $376 USD or around £295 GBP.
I travel to the US about once a year, but I didn't want to risk the GX-72 being completely sold out. As tough as people complain about medical care and other things in the US, the truth is that you save big on taxes.
I agree about the OG being outdated, but it's still pretty kick-ass. However, after everything that's been released for the movie so far, I knew the new Megazord would be completely different. I'm excited to get a new version of it. If people still want the OG, Amazon has the Soul of Chogokin one on pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Chogokin-Morphing/dp/B01LZNJOUJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1478443622&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=soul+of+chogokin+megazord
The colored guys I got off amazon, they're the starter set miniatures
The unpainted baddies behind them all came from the Reaper Bones series.
This is my first time DM-ing, but I can already feel mini-hunting becoming an obsession..RIP my wallet
Thanks. I got the Dwarf from the Icons of The Realms Starter Set. It comes with 5 others, along with the Dwarf.
This is the link for the Amazon page. https://www.amazon.com/WizKids-Dungeons-Dragons-Realms-Starter/dp/B01M1CRRY3
I think these might match the pregens. these are the characters only.
a cheap and easy way to start for enemies:
What do you think of these? https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Grid-Game-Mat-Distressed/dp/B01MQHECUR/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1518459901&amp;sr=8-18&amp;keywords=dnd
(Didn't look on Amazon before)
Those are horrible finish. check this out
A pack of 90 x 25mm minis for 22$ (18 pound) with double the quality and precision. That's 0.20 pounds per mini 1/5 the price. they are more mass produce than 15mm or 18mm so they are always cheaper. I have 2 sets of those and some a 28mm but still fits and once you put a primer (i used same primer as the one i use for warhammer)
If you have some money, but not enough for official minis, try something like this:
Would this work?
No, this is the Gargantuan White Dragon. I just wanted it to be red.
Sure thing, link
SCS Fantasy Creatures, the came in a box of 90 and cost US$ 22,90. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_fgetDb812GQPR
I bought mine at my local game store but I'm sure you can find one on amazon. In fact here you go!
WizKids Pathfinder Deep Cuts Unpainted Miniatures: Gargantuan White Dragon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GK7ZWDG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aqXzDb18G7GJ6
The dice linked will be good enough as each person will probably have two sets and you can roll and add up but if you need to make large rolls I use a dice rolling app named “Dice Ex Machina” it’s on IOS and I believe android and google store.
Regarding minis the 2d cutouts are quite nice and easy to use there is also a kinda blandish minifigure collection
SCS Direct Fantasy Creatures Action Figure Playset - 90pc Monster Battle Toy Collection (Includes Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and More) - Perfect for Roleplaying and D&D Gaming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_n8apDb6TPTRBB
And the cutouts
Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Box https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601255616/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_h-apDbW0DB1MW
The mats you’re talking about sound great, I would probably just buy those
And the monster stats can be found on the website I linked, they can be printed or just used from the site and I would go out and got a pack of coloured markers to draw on the mats
This website has almost all monster and spell stats
Where can i get a ton of minis for cheap. I found this on amazon https://www.amazon.com/SCS-Direct-Fantasy-Creatures-Playset/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?adgrpid=58631641800&amp;hvadid=274694567640&amp;hvdev=m&amp;hvlocphy=9002007&amp;hvnetw=g&amp;hvpos=1t1&amp;hvqmt=e&amp;hvrand=6239444389825390414&amp;hvtargid=kwd-304260144372&amp;keywords=d%26d+miniatures&amp;qid=1551301461&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-3&amp;tag=hydsma-20
Anyone know of anything similar i can also buy
so many questions! @_@ I'll try and answer what ones I can
Finally, welcome to gunpla and I hope your first kit whatever it may be is a blast to build! And hopefully my ramblings were at least a little helpful