Pre-painted miniatures are nice because they are ready to play out of the box. The downside is pre-painted miniatures can be a bit pricey. WizKids has announced a new line of high-quality unpainted miniatures that are launching now.

Announced more than a year ago, the response from fans has been, according to the company, overwhelming. This has lead the company to introduce unpainted miniatures from the Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures collection.

Prepare to bring new races like the dragonborn, tiefling and genasi into your clan or customize your displacer beast, beholder or even Demogorgon to terrify the adventuring party with a plot twist. Now your characters and monsters can be as unique and creative as the adventure itself.

But that’s not all! Also plan to see the addition of fantastic unpainted, pre-primed, scenery pieces added to our Item Packs, available this Fall. Starting with the exclusive Dungeons & Dragons Ezmerelda’s wagon and plans for dozens of beautifully crafted terrain pieces, including a full campsite and more to come! With all of this great content releasing later this year, why let your paints dry up waiting for lesser quality, generic scenery pieces to come out from any other sources?

Though it is totally a marketing buzz word, WizKids calls this line of miniatures HD Minis because of the high quality going into each model. The company also plans to meet demand by creating a variety of heroes and monsters in several different configurations: Level packs, Monster packs, and Item packs.

Level Up Packs include two highly detailed figures per pack, one standard and one advanced. Advanced characters are equipped with more armor, better weapons and upgrades than the standard characters. Both include many facets and intricate levels of detail for easy hand painting.

Standard characters have decent armor to protect them in battle, but the advanced characters feature improved, exciting and impressive battle armor!

Monster Packs contain 1-3 miniatures with different poses of a single monster – great for army building!

Item Packs contain scenery and items for detailing adventures. Dozens of new beautifully crafted set pieces are planned for release later this year!

Probably the best part about these new figures is that they come in the clear packaging. No more blind boxes and in some cases, you know exactly what you are getting. Need a bunch of spiders? Grab a Spiders pack. Need some Bugbears? Grab the Bugbears pack, and so on.

No price point was included in the press release, so you will need to check with your Friendly Local Game Store for more information.

via WizKids


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