Monday, March 9, 2009

Idol Pursuits : Master of the Plastic Arts - Part 3 : 01984 Dr. Strange metal figure
and 3 complete sets of TSR metal figures

Hello again, for another "Master of the Plastic Arts" installment of "Idol Pursuits".

Our entry today is but the first of TWO linked posts, both associated with the Marvel Super Heroes RPG (role playing game) first released by TSR in 01984.

In this installment, we take a look at the metal miniature figurines, produced by TSR.

*ALL images can be clicked to "embiggen"*

The Dr. Strange lead figurine (unpainted).

There were three sets of Metal Miniatures (although more were solicited, but were never released), with each figure ranging anywhere between 1 to 2 inches in height.

Set # 1 - box top

Set # 1 figures
Thor, Hulk, Human Torch
Dr. Doom, Radioactive Man, Captain America
Dr. Octopus, Captain Marvel II, Mr. Fantastic
The Thing, Scorpion, Spider-Man


Set # 1 - box back (with painted versions of figures shown)


Set # 2 - box top

Set # 2 - figures
Magneto, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm
The Leader, Rogue, Iron Man, Ariel (Kitty Pryde)
Colossus, Dr. Strange, Sub-Mariner, Kang


Set # 2 - box back (with painted versions of figures shown)


Set # 3 - box top

Set # 3 - figures
Hawkeye, Spider-Man (black costume), She-Hulk (in FF uniform)
Scarlet Witch, Ultron, Kingpin


Set # 3 - box back (with painted versions of figures shown)
Note the "WARNING: This product contains LEAD" notice.

All figures - en masse
The "Secret-Infinity-Civil-World-War-of Champions"

The general purpose of the miniature figures is that they were representative of your character(s) which you would then move along the included play-map as you made your way through the given adventure(s).

These were the more "high-end" authentic player figures (which could be painted to suit), as opposed to the "cheap-ass" versions that I feature in the other part of this 2-fer entry (HERE).


Dr. Strange says;
"Don't forget to check out the next part of the Marvel / TSR RPG figure post entry...or else I'll turn you into a newt!"
He casts a teleportation spell that will transport you to the 2nd half of this entry...


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