On Friday some things showed up in the mail. Weird and wonderful things. I picked up this delightful selection of old 40k figures on ebay last week. I have no doubt that if the seller had not refused to ship outside the U.S. I would never have been able to afford them. As it was, there wasn't much competition, so I got them for about $6 and change apiece. That's still a good chunk of change for me, but well worth it. A great deal. Figures are all in amazing condition, unglued and unused. Some even had little flags and tatters of molding flash on them...which makes me a tiny bit suspicious....recasts? If they are, do I care? Oh, well.
So. Now that I have them, what exactly is it that I have? And what can I do with them, game-wise? I had to do a little bit of research at Collecting Citadel Minis but it was all part of the fun.
#'s 2 & 3: figure on the left unstamped. Very unwholesome looking sort. Listed as ADVENTURER WITH CHAINSWORD AND MISSLE LAUNCHER. Figure on the right also an unpleasant Harkkonnen looking type with chainsword, (Rinn! Rinn!) knife and mini laz pistol. Runner stamped 'SPACE EUNUCH". Space Eunuch? WTF? Who wakes up in the morning and thinks to himself "Today I shall sculpt a Space Eunuch!" Oh well. It's a cool figure. I will try not to think too much about it.
#4: The Classic Citadel Assassin. Space Ninja. Have wanted to buy this model for years. No mystery here.
#'s 5 & 6: CCM lists these models as having been released as FEMALE WARRIORS in 1988, and again as FEMALE SPACE ADVENTURERS in 1991, but the runners on both figures are stamped SISTER. From this and their equipment, we can judge that they are early versions or fore-runners of the Adepta Sororitas. Both wear power armor. One has a sword and bolter, and the other has a power sword and holstered Lazer pistol.
|#8: Bearded guy with pressure suit or armor and...hand flamer? Stamped ASTRONAUT. CCM lists him as SHIP'S OFFICER.|
|#9 & 10: Two guys with helmets in hand, one with laz gun and flight jacket, one with military button up dress coat and head set. Both stamped PILOT.|
|#13: No stamp here, but also no mystery. Mystic type with eye-lids sewn shut. An Astropath.|