D&D releases its first huge series in many, many moons. One would have to go all the way back to Against the Giants.
The second full 4E set once again spans 40 miniatures (5 per pack, 8 different packs in all). Seven slick huge minis are visible in the packaging. And since it’s a huge set, Ben had to fork out $19.79 for a booster but the mins were worth every hard-earned penny.
Ben’s game group is jumping into Thunderspire and this set provided lots of nice D&D miniature enhancement options (including the Duergar Cleric, Duregar Guard, Goblin Cutter, and Doomdreamer). The Irontooth mini from Shadowfell was a wonderful, sentimental touch.
So here’s our top five: Beholder Ultimate Tyrant (finally a beholder that makes Ben crap his pants), Storm Titan (love the added effects on the base – hopes it’s a trend), Balor (gets a Lord of the Rings likeness nod), Psychic Sentinel (Ben lost – a majority game group vote prevailed) and Talon Slaad (eyes, belly & teeth do all the right things).
And here’s our bottom five: Bolraza, Priestess of Bane (bitch please…lame), Githzerai Cenobite (never ever use this mini type), Githzerai Mindmage (see Cenobite), Rimefire Griffon (liquid paper paint job), and Human Rabble (has too much of a Gaston-Beauty-&-the-Beast look).
Legendary Evils is a truly amazing set (easily one of Wizard’s best ever). Ben anguished over each and every pick. Grab a case and enjoy.