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Offline Red Orc

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Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« on: December 07, 2023, 05:48:58 PM »
I really like the film Labyrinth.

What I don't like is paying £6 each for plastic minis. There aren't even very many of them.

What I want to do is create Froud-y Goblin units for Oathmark, and have them led by an Elven Wizard.

So if anyone has any recommendations for minis to represent Labyrinth-y Goblins, creepy rock-star Goblin Kings, hairy horned trolls, beardless dwarfs or other members of the cast, please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2023, 06:01:34 PM »
Could some of Northumbrian Tin Soldier’s Nightfolk could pass as labyrinth denizens?

https://www.northumbriantinsoldier.com/product-category/nightfolk-fantasy-miniatures/

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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2023, 06:01:53 PM »
The old Acropolis Miniatures beasties are rather Froudian. You can still get them from The Baggage Train.

Then there are the Nightfolk from Northumbrian Tin Soldier.

Finally, quite a few of the old Citadel gnolls/great goblins look rather like Hoggle. They can often be found cheaply on eBay. Satanic Panic Miniatures did or do a tribute range, though that might have been Kickstarter only.

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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2023, 06:06:24 PM »
I think a bunch of the warp miniatures figures could fit the style, though on closer look maybe not any of the specific characters you mention.





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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2023, 06:16:17 PM »
Northumbrian Tin Soldier’ would be my suggestion too.  Looking at the rest. 
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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2023, 07:24:08 PM »
RAFM miniatures also make a pack of “chaos goblins” that might fit. They have spiky equipment, and odd proportions.

https://rafm.com/en-ca/products/raf3233?_pos=18&_sid=9c62db424&_ss=r

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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2023, 07:54:20 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations so far.

I wasn't aware of Northumbrian Tin Soldier - some of those do look pretty Froudian, a good shout for this project (I say 'project'... at the moment it's 'a pretty vague concept').

Likewise the Acropolis Miniatures ones. I can see myself trying to get hold of some of them.

The Arcworlde minis are very nice and have a nice aesthetic. I was looking at them the other day, actually, but don't remember seeing these. If I ever expand the project (to 'things that weren't in Labyrinth but could have been') they're worth thinking about.

The old Citadel Gnolls etc are certainly always a possibility (I have a few of them, including the 'Great Gnoll w. Pole Arm', who has been a member of my Goblin army for about 40 years now).

Those RAFM ones also look good, just what is necessary (and 9 quid for 5 is certainly more to my liking than £30 for 5).

Any other suggestions gratefully received!


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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2023, 08:09:48 PM »
Bulbus Peppernose and his crew from Knightmare Miniatures (Kev Adams sculpts) have always reminded me of Labyrinth, especially the chaps with the biting sticks.

https://knightmareminiatures.com/product/bulbus-peppernouse-and-his-retinue
https://knightmareminiatures.com/product/goblin-biting-sticks


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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2023, 08:15:22 PM »
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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2023, 09:13:49 PM »
Alternative Armies do some goblins in their fantasy range that could fit too





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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2023, 02:50:46 PM »
I, too, love that movie.  It played a massive role in my imaginative earlier years, so I have a long-simmering Goblin / Pirate collection that gives me the same vibe I get from watching the movie.

And I went with a lot of the nightfolk from Northumbrian.  Also thought about adding some of their Froggy Peak Goblingtons.  Mixed them with some of the models from the Labyrinth board game (found a set or two dirt cheap).  I've had my eyes on the Alternative Armies, but worried about sizes on those guys.

I think one overlooked source ... I really liked some of the Bloodbowl snotlings.  Few of them fit in a Labyrinth theme with just a little tweaking.

Spellcrow has a few that work (https://www.spellcrow.com/images/UmbraTurris/GoblinwithMandolinandDog.jpg and the like).  Check out Moonstone (https://www.moonstonethegame.com/). A bit of warning on Moonstone, though ... they are fragile.  I had the goblin on the pug https://shop.moonstonethegame.com/cdn/shop/products/Doug_b94b3c4e-1639-4dad-83f5-f47d8cc47fa9_590x.jpg?v=1576750539 and the dog legs were thin resin.  They snapped while I was assembling it.  Twice. 

I also found a few on Etsy/3d Printed that give similar vibes.
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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2023, 01:02:48 PM »
Thanks for all those Goblin recommendations, I will be looking into all of them.

I've also found two more threads about possible Labyrinth goblins on here - some having unfortunately fallen foul of the Curse of Photobucket - and will be checking those out.

I think it's reasonable to assume that I can collect enough Goblins from some widely (and indeed wildly?) different sources to put together a reasonable collection of weird and wonderful Goblins.

Any recs for other characters? I know there's a not-Jareth mentioned on one of the other threads.


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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2023, 01:11:56 PM »
Troll Forged Miniatures made some very cool goblins, but I don't know if they are sold by another manufacturer now Troll Forged stopped production and sales
https://trollforged.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/andrew-mays-goblins-trollcast-box-set/

For the others, you can find cool stls too for 3d printing:
https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-goblin-king-mini-bowie-pre-supported-139947
https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-hoggle-110298
https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-ludo-110299
https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d-print-sir-didymus-110300

And CMON did Jareth as a model for Zombicide Black Plague. Probably horribly expensive to get as he was a Kickstarter exclusive I believe.
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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2023, 03:51:50 PM »
I was poking around looking at the Troll Forged goblins.  Found them here:

https://metaloakcastingstudios.com/products/armored-goblins

Still available, at least in the US. 

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Re: Recommendations for not-Labyrinth minis?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2023, 06:43:54 PM »
Some of the Cadwallon models might work for you.

The Strohm Goblins for example…

https://cadwallon.com/?s=Strohm&post_type=product
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