Jim C. Hines (jimhines) wrote,
Jim C. Hines

I shall call them ... Mini Goblins! (And also a dwarf.)

Just an FYI -- I'll be writing something up when I have a moment on the freezing of threads and banning of users. I've never banned, and have very rarely frozen any threads, but it's happened a few times, and I figure that would be a good thing to add to the info in the profile.

Now, on with the goodies!

From left to right we have Veka (from Goblin Hero [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy]), Jig (with Smudge!), Darnak (from Goblin Quest [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] and Goblin War [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy]), and Golaka the chef (with her SPOON!).

These are the prototypes -- they're made of resin instead of metal, and are much lighter than I'm used to. There will be a few detail changes in the paint before they go on sale, which should happen later this year. Jig's spectacles will probably be a slightly different shade to help them stand out a little more. Overall, I think Garden Ninja has done a wonderful job.

Some of my favorite details:

  • Veka's bedraggled book sticking out of her pouch

  • Darnak is holding his pendant with the hammer of Silas Earthmaker

  • The unidentifiable stains on Golaka's knives

  • Jig's boots, complete with flames!

  • Also, notice what Jig's standing on?

  • Smudge!

A few people commented yesterday that Golaka didn't look quite how they imagined. That makes sense, actually -- we all visualize the characters a little differently. Also, in addition to being Officially Licensed Goblin Collectibles (grin), these should also work for someone who just needs a few new miniatures for their role playing game.

I'll post as soon as these are available for ordering.

So, what do you think?

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