|Familiar Faces Are Coming to Arkham
Announcing the upcoming release of Arkham Horror Investigator Figures
|Arkham Horror Investigators | Published 31 July 2010|
Now he was praying because the Witches' Sabbath was drawing near. May Eve was Walpurgis Night, when hell's blackest evil roamed the earth and all the slaves of Satan gathered for nameless rites and deeds. It was always a very bad time in Arkham, even though the fine folks up in Miskatonic Avenue and High and Saltonstall Streets pretended to know nothing about it. There would be bad doings, and a child or two would probably be missing.
-H.P. Lovecraft, Dreams in the Witch-House
In the small Massachusetts town of Arkham, mysterious strangers lurk in the streets, dangerous cultists plot to awaken the Ancient Ones, portals to other dimensions release hideous creatures that bring horror and madness into this world... and only a handful of brave investigators stand before the dread of the unknown.
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of premium pre-painted miniatures for Arkham Horror, a board game of mystery and madness based on the terrifying literature of master horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. In Arkham Horror, 1-8 players cooperate to investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing.
Now, you can immerse yourself even further into the story with a hand-painted miniature of your favorite Arkham Horror character!
These figures, which are made to replace the investigator markers included with Arkham Horror, let you explore the eldritch terrors of Arkham in style. Each investigator miniature is hand-painted, providing enhancement and a new visual impact to your game. Head to our product list to check out the full line of miniatures, or come see the whole lineup at GEN CON!
Note to Retailers: Due to the manufacturing costs of these figures, we are unable to offer this Fantasy Flight Collector product through normal distribution channels. Despite the financial challenge involved, retailers still wishing to carry this product should contact our sales department for more information.
Premium Arkham Horror Investigator miniatures bring your favorite Lovecraftian heroes to vivid life. Each pack includes one pre-painted figure to replace the investigator marker included with the Arkham Horror board game. Enhance your game and rise up against the Ancient Ones in style!
Great that these have resurfaced as a collector's item. Now all we need is NPC minis for Talisman! :)
Nice though a little pricey to cover the full range of characters with random draws etc.
Also, looking at the mini's Rita Young appears to be caucasion but her image on card and backstory makes clear she's African American.
Good news! I too hope they are not so limited that those of us who would like to have complete sets can get them.
Any rumours when these miniatures will be released? I need them for the birthday of my wife in october :-)
Thanks FFG! I love pimp'n my Arkham horror set! Can't wait to see these at GenCon!
oh yes please! would love to get my hands on these- just hope the limited production run isnt too small for the interest these might generate, and i will be able to collect them all.
btw. +1 for the monster minies :)
I think a big opportunity was missed by not selling these figs in bundles with a box designed to hold the figures and the cards. AH is a big game and could use a box designed to hold these.
Isn't price what caused the last attempted release to be halted? How is this going to be better than the 2-packs you were considering last time?
Wouldn't the individual packaging cost more money than needed?
Great idea and so long as the quality remains as shown, I am definately tempted. However, I am concerned that they will be produced similar to the 'clix' game minis which have some horrendous paint jobs. We don't want all our investigators walking around with the Innsmouth look....
would you be able to sell them cheaper unpainted? the option might be nice to buy either.
Echoing a previous comment, I think boxed sets of the base game and expansions would be nice. I don't know what kind of discount FFG could offer over solos but I assume they could pass on some of the savings from reduced packaging costs. In any event, I'm glad FFG decided to produce the minis after all. Huzzah!
I want, gimme, gimme, gimme.
Was that a bit over the top?
Oh Great.... Make me spend more money... curses!!!! Oh well, I'll get these guys when they come out.
DOES THIS MEAN WE'LL SEE A COLLECTORS SET SOON????? "WINK" "WINK" :)