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Goblin Mini-Poll

The folks at Garden Ninja asked for suggestions from me and my fans as to which goblin characters should be immortalized as miniatures.

For those of you who don't have an LJ account, please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. And it goes without saying that Jig Dragonslayer will be one of the minis.

All total, they plan to do 4 or 5 for the first set, though the contract gives them the rights to make up to 6 if they're feeling "particularly inspired" :-)

So what do you think? Who would make the best miniatures? (And of course, which characters would people be willing to shell out a few bucks for?) Feel free to vote for up to 4.

Which characters from the goblin books should be made into miniatures?

Golaka (goblin chef)
Braf (goblin warrior)
Veka (goblin and would-be wizard)
Relka (goblin kitchen drudge and Jig's #1 fan)
Grell (elderly goblin chief)
Darnak the dwarf (from Goblin Quest & Goblin War)
Riana the elf (from Goblin Quest)
Kralk (heavily armed goblin chief, from Goblin Hero)
Tymalous Shadowstar (forgotten god)
Trok with Wolf (goblin wolf rider, from Goblin War)
Princess Genevieve Wendelson (from Goblin War)
Prince Barius Wendelson (from Goblin Quest)
Prince Ryslind Wendelson (from Goblin Quest)


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Aug. 4th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
ooh, I was getting all excited that everyone was voting my way.

Then I realized I was the first person to take the poll. :)
Aug. 4th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, if nobody else votes, you win!
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(no subject) - jimhines - Aug. 4th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 4th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Riana came in 5th *grin*

Hmm...or she could be in the 2nd set - before & after ;)
Aug. 4th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, the poll's only been up for about 5 minutes so far. Give people time. And hey, I have no objections to people campaigning for their favorites :-)
(no subject) - exapno - Aug. 4th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jimhines - Aug. 4th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 4th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
You may suggest anything you like!
Aug. 4th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Glad to see I'm not the only person who'd enjoy a little dwarf to put in awkward positions...
Aug. 4th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Um. Er...
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Aug. 4th, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping Smudge will be sculpted onto the Jig miniature.

Nose-picking Braf would be awesome, though I'm not sure how many people would actually buy him...
Aug. 4th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
I guess "all of the above" is not a fair option? :-)
Aug. 4th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
Well, it's not quite as helpful in trying to narrow the choices :-)
(no subject) - tsubaki_ny - Aug. 4th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - exapno - Aug. 4th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - jimhines - Aug. 4th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
hey, where Smudge?
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping Smudge will be sculpted onto Jig's shoulder, or something similar. Or maybe they can do him as a mini-miniature :-)
(no subject) - melissajm - Aug. 4th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - david_de_beer - Aug. 4th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
spiders rule! - hyperbard - Aug. 5th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Me thinks this will drive me to buy the next book just so I can find out who these interesting people are!
Aug. 5th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Well, of course you should! ;)
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
I'm assuming Jig is a given... :)
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh yes. But I don't know if it will be loincloth Jig from the first book, or Jig with boots from book two, or armored Jig from the third. It'll be a fun surprise :-)
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
What about Smudge?
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
I'm hoping Smudge will be carved onto Jig's miniature somewhere.
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Aug. 4th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
What, no Smudge? I want Smudge!
Aug. 5th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Re: poll
WE ALL WANT SMUDGE! (maybe 2 - flaming and non-flaming?)
Re: poll - jimhines - Aug. 5th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 4th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Kralk? Come on!!!

What about Slash? Where's the Slash vote?
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
I thought about Kralk because from a purely gamer perspective, a heavily armed goblin could be a fun one.

But you're right, and I'm ashamed to have neglected to include poor Slash. My wife pointed out the same thing.
(no subject) - cathschaffstump - Aug. 5th, 2008 04:16 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 4th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
LOL, I told my hubby that they are making minis out of your characters and his comment: Wow, now he's going to be rich! (I chuckled and said, well, it really depends on how many people read his books...) WHat do you mean? I' want his miniatrues!

So if my hubby says it, it must be true, LOL.

Also, I have been instructed to ask you (by aforementioned spouse) whether or not you ever wrote up the character stats on Jig, et al, and whether or not he can see them :-P
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Far be it from me to question your husband, but much as I love the work they do at Garden Ninja, it's not a huge company, and my cut of the sales is not enormous. I'm not expecting to buy that mansion any time soon.

Not that I'd mind being proven wrong, of course!

Shoot me an e-mail on the character stats. I might have something from eight years ago... Was this just out of curiosity?
Aug. 4th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Did you choose this list or did they? It seems to pull a lot toward goblins and humans. Where is Slash? The fairies? The ogres?

And I must say that I consider Golaka + her spoon as a given. :)
Aug. 5th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
I came up with the list. Several people, my wife included, have complained about the lack of Slash. My bad...

The pixies and the ogres weren't as central to the stories, though. I personally wouldn't want to focus on them as much, at least with the first wave of miniatures.
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Aug. 5th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
I'm excited to see my votes are among the most popular! Especially Golaka, whom I would like to place on the back of my stove so that she might glare disapprovingly at my non-rat-based ingredients.
Aug. 5th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Golaka's one of my favorites as well. I've always liked her character. I don't think she's work well as a central protagonist, but as a secondary goblin, she rocks.
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