What are they?

A company called MegaMinis produced several lines of 25mm miniatures, some of them fantasy, some science fiction, all of them nicely sculpted. (Astute collectors, however, will notice a few Ral Partha and Grenadier figures in the pictures).

An earlier photograph.

Why did I buy them?

In the late spring of 2006, two of my friends and I drove to Chicago to the King Tut Exhibit at the Field Museum. After visiting a few other sites, we drove to Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. A wonderful store full of lots of wonderful gaming stuff.

After going all that way I felt like I needed to buy something. MegaMinis had these boxed sets with 24 miniatures each. I found three of them at Games Plus: Skeletons, Villagers, and Swords for Hire. Each set cost $19.99—a bargain. I painted the skeletons first, but later stalled out painting the Villagers and Swords for Hire.

I picked up the non-MegaMinis figures periodically along the way, like these three.

Is that a miniature of Sturm Brightblade from Dragonlance? Still not sure.

Why did I sell them?

I kept the ones I painted, the rest sat in storage for a long time. In retrospect, I now realize this was an impulse buy (like so manyother purchases…). But they are nice figures and if you like 25mm miniatures it might be worth your time to track them down.

Most of my figures are 28mm.

So I sold a few for cheap to a local D&D 3.5e group who had no miniatures. The rest ended up on Ebay.

My only regret: 25mm figures are so much easier and less intimidating to paint than most of my 28mm miniatures. Faster, too. It got me wondering if true 25mm miniatures should have been the way to go, instead of caving in to scale creep.

Picture from Lost Miniatures Wiki