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Does anyone know some good places to look for pre-painted minis besides the WOTC and Reaper lines? I'm interested in either factory-painted or hand-painted.

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closed as not constructive by wax eagle, Pat Ludwig, C. Ross Apr 2 '13 at 17:54

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This question is no longer considered valid for this site. See the FAQ. – C. Ross Apr 2 '13 at 17:54
How could this question be fixed? Finding pre-painted minis is a challenge for anyone in the hobby. – F. Randall Farmer Apr 2 '13 at 18:40
Agree - needs to not turn into a list question or be too localized are the challenges. – mxyzplk Apr 3 '13 at 0:07

em4 do some pre-painted minatures. Here's a few examples.

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Available in the USA from Crystal Caste or direct from em4 in the UK.

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Nice. Kind of a classic look, too, which I definitely like. – Numenetics Aug 20 '10 at 12:42
Very nice. Can I order in the US? – anon186 Aug 20 '10 at 23:06
1 do em4 stuff in the states. – Iain M Norman Aug 21 '10 at 9:44

MageKnight figures can usually be found on eBay fairly cheap. The bases are a bit too large, but can easily be replaced with wood, cardboard, or scrap plastic.

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Hasbro's Heroscape includes pre-painted miniatures with many that would work very well with D&D. From the first 2 sets I have Vikings, Samurai, and an Elf as well as various other Fantasy and Sci-Fi type figures. You can get booster packs with Orcs, Romans, and other things as well.

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But the bases don't it well on a standard battle mat. My son has a ton of heroscape and we use a lot of the figures but there are sometimes sizing issues. – anon186 Aug 20 '10 at 23:06

Rackham has the really nice confrontation line, but the minis are bit larger than wotcs and reapers. Noticeably.

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You can try this kickstarter for pre-painted plastic minis

It's a small company that has done a few sets found here

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I normally like the Kickstarters but this one doesn't look like a very good deal. Sad b/c if there were any good ones i would back them..I wish that I could have gotten in on the Reapers Kickstarter it was Very Impressive – Ben-Jamin Apr 2 '13 at 16:54

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