So what is it about me and minis? I just can seem to get enough of them. Honestly they are like crack to me; it’s like the proverbial monkey on my back. They have the ability to suck out the rational part of my brain, turning me into some shambling zombie dropping cash like rotted body parts as I gobble up bits of pre-painted plastic. I breathed a heavy sigh of relief when WOTC cancelled their minis line. Finally, I could stop sneaking around my wife, discarding the purchase evidence outside of the home and slowly incorporating new minis into my existing horde without arousing suspicion. Then Paizo announces that they are putting out a line of minis and I could feel the cold sweat begin to trickle down my back. I fought it pretty hard this time, but of course I had a relapse and purchased a couple of boxes. I will give you an example of the insanity. The last box I bought the owner gave a price that was more expensive than the last the store I bought them in but I bought them anyways because I hear they are sold out and this was the last box he had, like I was worried he might not sell them to me if I complained.
The Pathfinder Battles minis are pretty frickin sweat I have to admit. They use a harder plastic than WOTC’s minis and the paint jobs are top notch. On average, I would have to say they are of better quality than the stuff that WOTC has put out. Sometimes I have this feeling that Paizo kind of watches what WOTC does, looks at the complaints and mistakes, and then make a better product. I first had this thought after looking through the Paizo beginner box and comparing it to the re-imagined red box that WOTC put out, as well as their general response to their customers.
As I mentioned in my previous post I am gearing up for a big showdown in my home game this weekend. The Evil GM and his crew worked up quite a brouhaha for me to unleash on my players (I am twirling my imaginary Imperial moustache just thinking about it). I was pondering what mini’s I should use for the encounter as I was opening my latest purchase, since it is an important one I won’t be lazy and use tokens, when I had a flash of inspiration as this bad-ass Ettin popped out. I was like “yah this guy needs to be there”. I got one of them in a previous case as well so they will be assuming the role of the Human Outlaws in the encounter.
I have to tell you that not all the Pathfinder Battles minis are winners. Take the human rogue who appears to be doing his best impression of a 1950’s movie vampire a la Bela Lugosi.