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    Berk the Black
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    @berk-the-black

    The Water Elemental lord is a female, and I believe so is the Fire Elemntal Lord. Since these represent specific creatures, that seems appropriate. I’d still like an Icons of the Realm version that is just a plain Huge Water Elemental.

    And, the Manticorn does look like it may be the best offering we’ve been given so far. And, as an uncommon, I just might be able to get as many as I’ll want.

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    @kodiakbear

    I have been so happy to see more female adventure minis and even more happy to see female adventure minis not dressed like prostitutes. I am glad that some female humanoid/monsters minis have been done and hope for more. But I really do not see any reason for elementals to be female or male and as weird as the Water Elemental lord looks to me I found the princes or royalty look of the Fire Elemental Lord stupid.

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    @badeacr

    I agree the manticore looks absolutely fantastic and I don’t see any issues that might turn an excelent render into a crappy product.
    However, what’s wrong with the Monster Menagerie version? The only thing that I find wrong is it being a rare and I couldn’t get multiples 😀

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    @badeacr

    The 2 even look together nicely, both in size and body characteristics

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    @snaggle2th

    @badeacr, just a matter of personal preference, I guess. My main complaint about all of the flying minis in the Icons series is that WizKids have tended to scale them down when putting them on the posts (particularly with the dragons). Although I do like the detail on the MM Manticore, I feel like the body should be more muscular, and the wings should be bigger, and the new one gives me all of that!

    Manticore

    @Berk the Black, I am all for female versions of minis, and the vaguely feminine shape of the Fire Elemental Lord was fine, but the boobs on that particular water elemental sculpt are just silly.

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    @breegull

    Yuuup, I’m a woman, and I specifically look for female versions of monsters to balance out my collection. Most female monster minis are pretty much an auto-buy for me, IF they aren’t stupidly sexualized and still look like cool monsters. There are better ways of showing that a monster is female than slapping giant boobs on it.

    Plus, I know my gaming groups will not take seriously a monster that is tentacle-faced, large-breasted, and filled with sea…faring persons.

    I also passed on the princess-looking fire elemental lord. Her overly-humanoid shape just doesn’t match the rest of the elementals I have.

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    Berk the Black
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    @berk-the-black

    As Elemental Lords, they represent the “royalty” of the elementals. While my portrayal of elementals rarely includes much emotion or other human characteristics, if I buy into the Fire and Water Lords as Queens the minis work. I actually think Chief Guh fits a little into this discussion as well. And, for the record, I think Chief Guh was a fantastic leader for the Hill Giants. She really got a bad rap, even my FLGS still has a few unopened boxes of her still on the shelves.

    All this taken into account, I still want a gender neutral huge Water Elemental to fill out my collection. I’ll certainly use the Kingmaker version when appropriate, but sometimes an encounter calls for multiples, and duplicating the unique Water Elemetal Lord seems wrong in that case.

    And, even though they were billed as such, I really don’t feel the Air and Earth Elemental Lords really live up to their station. They seem to be a bit more of the generic huge flavor.

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    @snaggle2th

    Looks like the full set is now previewed with photos at: https://wizkids.com/pathfinder-battles-kingmaker/

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    @ksbsnowowl

    Looks like the full set is now previewed with photos at: https://wizkids.com/pathfinder-battles-kingmaker/

    This actually looks like a really great set. The frost giant in there was a nice surprise. Lots of other little goodies that I could see myself ordering from Auggie’s.

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    @kyuss13

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    greyhaze
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    @greyhaze

    Decided to go with a case this time, since I don’t really want multiples of much (except the fodder), and the set feels extremely expensive per figure. o.O

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    greyhaze
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    @greyhaze

    Been a while since I bought a case, what was the expected distribution again?

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Avatar for greyhaze greyhaze.
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    Berk the Black
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    @berk-the-black

    The distribution for this case seems fairly good. You should get one each of the rares, which include most of the PCs and Big bad monsters. You usually get 2 – 3 of the medium uncommons, slightly more in the larges (since larges don’t have common rarity). These are more the generic NPCs and monsters you’ll normally need a group of. You’ll get 4 – 5 common mediums. In the past, Pathfinder Battles has had 4 single dungeon dressings and two doubles. But this set only has 5 overall dungeon dressing pieces so it looks like we will get three doubles to keep the toatl at 8.

    The unboxing video supported this, and after opening the entire case they did indeed end up with a complete set. I’m really happ that the Manticore is uncommon, because I’ll take as many as I can get of it.

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    greyhaze
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    @greyhaze

    Thanks berk!

    I only saw the dais and throne, what were the other objects?

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by Avatar for greyhaze greyhaze.
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    @berk-the-black

    A green mound, I’m calling a shrubbery.
    A gargoyle (without a base) The set also includes a medium gargoyle.
    A scarecrow.

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