Dungeons & Dragons Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures Review!
Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures
Hey, everyone! Today is a very awesome day as I have in hand many of the soon to be released (Due sometime in March) of the new Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures series from WizKids. You can view all the different varieties on their website and see the computer rendered version of the soon to be released sets.
The great thing here is they are going to be much cheaper than the painted minis.
We don’t have a firm price point yet, but will update this when we get more info – as well as where they can be purchased. Update! I’ve just been informed by WizKids that D&D Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures (33 SKU’s in the initial launch), each with 1 -3 miniatures. All of them retail for $3.99 MSRP.
What I have below, are some detailed pictures of 5 sets that were kindly provided by WizKids. So sit back, enjoy, and let me know what you think below!
First and foremost, I wanted to point out a few things regarding these sets that are different than previous miniatures that are available. For one, these are molded in plastic but are very highly detailed. And some miniatures (which you will see below) have clear plastic parts for special effects, such as magic.
Also, while miniatures are in plastic, each of these come with primer already applied. The primer itself is from Vallejo, which as many of you may already know, is a pretty high end paint company. Being partnered with WizKids already is a great step since in many cases one of the biggest hurdles fans have is how to best primer the plastic minis (such as with Reaper Bones).
Each package contains 2 figures as well as round 25mm bases that are not attached, but can be glued on later. The exception being the spiders, which come in a set of 3 as well as some terrain material like treasure and spider cocoon bodies.
Obviously, I haven’t had time to paint these yet so below you’ll find the unpainted minis, as well as a few comparisons in the gallery.
This package of spiders include 3 black bases but are not attached by default. There is also some treasure and bodies that can be attached as well.
Two bugbears are included. They are very tall medium creatures and each carry a different weapon. One is using a 2-handed axe while the other uses a spiked mace. Both are male.
Two zombies are included. Both are pretty lanky but have mean looks on their faces. One is wearing shredded clothing and the other has broken armor on parts of his body. Both are male.
Two human sorcerers are included. Both are wielding their magic effects which are clear by default. In theory, you could probably do a light wash over the clear to give it a color. Both are male.
Two human rangers are included. One is using a bow while the other is using a crossbow while both carry a sword as a side arm. One is male and the other is female.
So there you have it
In addition to the pictures above I’ve also included some side by side pics of the minis fighting a Stone Giant as well as a comparison to a Reaper Bones miniature to really see how much more detail has come out.
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