Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Set #4

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Iconic Heroes Set #4 includes six all-new miniatures featuring famous personalities from the Pathfinder roleplaying universe! Each of these miniatures is an all-new sculpt and will feature a dynamic pose, incredible detail, and a premium paint job.

Characters featured in this set list include:

  • Crowe, human bloodrager
  • Lirianne, half-elf gunslinger
  • Hakon, human skald
  • Jirelle, half-elf swashbuckler
  • Shardra, dwarf shaman
  • Kolo, spirit animal

Each Iconic Heroes set also includes exclusive Cards (one for each miniature) for use in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! These special Cards are only available in this Pathfinder Battles product!

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IconicHeroes-Shardra IconicHeroes-Kolo

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Astounding Detail

*****

While the Pathfinder miniatures line has always done good work on their painting and sculpting, I NEVER expected this level of detail on a plastic miniature before. Usually when I ordered plastic miniatures from other companies I get one or two that are just a bit disappointing (a memorable one was when they put a Maralith's fangs just a bit too high so instead of fangs it looked like she had a milk mustache). With the high level of detail that Wayne Reynolds puts into Pathfinder's Iconics, I had thought I would get some similarly humorous mistakes. But I was gobsmacked. Not only did they include the minutest details I had thought they would just write off (arm tattoos, weapon decorations, ect.), but NOTHING was askew, mis-coloured, or warped. My only complaint was that they were secure enough in the packing that I thought I might pull them off their bases when I tried to get them out, but that is a petty and small complaint not really worth mentioning. Overall 5 stars, keep up the good work guys.


Incredible detail

*****

Set 4 has great painting. I mean great. The figures are all very cool. I don't use guns in my campaigns, but one of my friends has worked them into his, so Lirianne, who is an awesome fig with 2 guns becomes useful, too.

Kolo is cute. The 5 humanoids are so detailed - I keep noticing more features on each that really bring out character.

Jirelle, Hakon, and Shardra have so many small details that I enjoy.

These would all make great PC minis or NPCs. The details at every level are exceptional.

I think these rank among the best pre-painted I've seen. Wow!


****( )

The others hit the nail on the head the minis in this and it looks so much better than their pictures online it is very hard to take a picture of a 28 mm figure and blow it up to the size of The thumbnails you see online little details that don't matter because you do not see them in hand show up in the pictures this causes undue criticism where there shouldn't be any . These minis are beautiful just like the previous sets if anything Crowe is the only one that did not seem to have quite as crisp delineations between colors in My set


I don't understand the negative reviews...

*****

As Cat said, there must be a major difference between each wave of this set. While not perfect, these are in line with the other three sets.

I'm not going to go over each piece. Cat's review sort of touches on everything about the pieces worth discussing, in my opinion.

More importantly, those choosing not to purchase these based on pictures are losing out.

Sometimes photographs don't do a piece justice. When photographing a tiny piece of plastic up close, the features aren't going to be as flattering as they would be from a distance. For example, at least the last two Pathfinder Battles releases, many of the close-up pics of each piece had me worried. And yet when my case actually came, I was overwhelmingly happy with the quality.

This has been the case for many of the Pathfinder Iconic pieces, too, including this set. After reading the negative reviews and seeing some pics of the pieces, I was worried. And yet, when my Set #4 got here, it was close to a home run for me.

I'd venture to say that two things are happening:
1. There is a major difference in quality from the first to the second wave.

2. People are reviewing these based solely on some bad pics, even when they don't actually have the set itself. Bushtroll, for example, stated "these are just from the pics", which might mean he didn't even have the set in hand when doing his review.

I urge everyone to ignore any review (in this hobby or elsewhere) of a product by somebody that doesn't actually have the product in hand. There is a major difference between being disappointed with the pictures of a product and the actual product.

I've learned to do this in other hobbies, too. I collect statues, mostly from companies like Sideshow, XM, Tweeterhead, Pop Culture Shock, and others. Recently, Sideshow released a Power Girl statue (from the DC comics line). The pictures on their site of the actual piece look pretty bad. I've been collecting long enough that I was originally turned off from the piece solely based on the pictures. But after watching numerous YouTube videos once the piece was released, I changed my mind. Most videos made it a point to clarify that the piece was much better looking in person. The piece looked better in video than the pics, but I was still concerned. I bought it anyways, and it's actually one of the better pieces the company has put out in the past year.

I consider the first set of Iconics a fraction better than the other sets. But this set--at least the one in my hand--is on par with the other pieces in terms of quality.

If anyone is interested, I'll try and do a video to show the pieces from different angles.

Finally, let me urge Paizo to take better photos of their pieces once they are in hand. The Sideshow statue I previously mentioned is about 22" tall, and even that looked bad in pictures. Many of these photos I've seen on here of these much smaller pieces are more a turn-off than incentive to buy.

Final Grade:
I'm going to give this set 4-1/2 stars.

I can't say the quality is as flawless as the first set in this line, but it's as close as set #2 and #3. I agree with Cat regarding the "overcrowding" of weapons and items. It works in the art, but doesn't translate as well in-hand.

I'm going with five stars, but consider it a 4-1/2.


Another solid set

*****

I can only assume their is some serious variation within this set because the ones I received are superb. The sculpts are very clear, if a little overcrowded with detail, and they are all very well painted. Each face is clear and shows the necessary detail, none of the blobby over painting you can see in prepaints, and more importantly the eyes and mouths are in the right places. The tampos (I believe that's what the stamps/transfers are called) are all applied very well highlighting cloak trims, tattoos etc

The figures are smaller than those in the earlier PF battles line but I actually think the scale settled on now is a better size. These do line up with the last few sets, appearing appropriately sized next to my rusty dragon figures.

All in all I think it's a solid Set, maybe a little overcrowded in terms of detail on the figures, a legacy of the Wayne Reynolds art. These details work extremely well on the art but don't translate quite so well into plastic, well at a 28mm scale there's only do much detail you can squeeze into plastic.


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I would think this set would have the iconic witch....


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John Kretzer wrote:
I would think this set would have the iconic witch....

the iconic...

which hasn't even come out properly in a regular set?


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More importantly, isn't even mentioned in the list of minis in this set.

Grand Lodge

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Blame Daji.

Edit: and Cosmo.


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She is not even in the next set....

Scarab Sages

We haven't seen a Magus iconic mini yet.


please be considerate, there are classes that have no mini at all yet...


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Kohl McClash wrote:
We haven't seen a Magus iconic mini yet.

Seltiyel's the iconic Magus. So yes, we have.

Scarab Sages

Kajehase wrote:
Kohl McClash wrote:
We haven't seen a Magus iconic mini yet.
Seltiyel's the iconic Magus. So yes, we have.

I know we have the reaper metal magus mini (got it) but I was referencing the pre-painted iconic mini boxed sets, 1 thru 3, out so far that doesn't have the Magus yet. 4 and 5 boxed sets don't have him either.


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There's a pre-painted Pathfinder Battles Seltyiel in the Skull & Shackles set (#42), but the face-painting quality was sadly pretty low in that set. I'd be glad to get a new sculpt.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

You will, eventually.

Scarab Sages

cool, glad to hear. the iconic boxed sets have been some high quality minis so far...picked them all up.


Awww...no Samurai and Ninja yet.


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MGX wrote:
Awww...no Samurai and Ninja yet.

They may have made the ninja, and just can't find it.

Dark Archive

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So Seltiyel, Feiya (with Daji), Lem, Hayato, and Reiko for Set 6? And then the 6 Occult Iconics for Set 7?


Though it would be nice, I doubt that Seltiyel, Feiya, and Lem will be in the same set due to their popularity. WizKids will probably spread them out a bit to boost sales of other sets.

Grand Lodge

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Kvantum wrote:
So Seltiyel, Feiya (with Daji), Lem, Hayato, and Reiko for Set 6? And then the 6 Occult Iconics for Set 7?

I also haven't seen Quinn yet...

Actually, even though Daji is integral to Feiya's character, I kind of hope they skip him. The others you mentioned with the addition of Quinn would make a great set. And only one Small.

And the fox from RoW is perfectly acceptable, if folks need one.

Dark Archive

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Scribbling Rambler wrote:
Kvantum wrote:
So Seltiyel, Feiya (with Daji), Lem, Hayato, and Reiko for Set 6? And then the 6 Occult Iconics for Set 7?
I also haven't seen Quinn yet...

Quinn! How did I forget one of the coolest Iconics of all? I thought for sure, but no, I totally blanked. OK, so how do we get everyone into the mix? The Occult pack is seemingly full with 4 medium and 2 small (Meligaster and the Iconic (Pyro) Kineticist, and then I'm assuming one more Iconic with the Vigilante, so who do we get in Set 8, assuming they delay Quinn for that set? Stephen, the no-he's-not-really-an-Iconic Iconic Antipaladin?

Edit: Forgot about the Spiritualist's Phantom, so that's one more. OK, 4 for the last set, we need two more. Maybe three different identities for the Vigilante?

Shadow Lodge

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Scribbling Rambler wrote:
Kvantum wrote:
So Seltiyel, Feiya (with Daji), Lem, Hayato, and Reiko for Set 6? And then the 6 Occult Iconics for Set 7?

I also haven't seen Quinn yet...

Actually, even though Daji is integral to Feiya's character, I kind of hope they skip him. The others you mentioned with the addition of Quinn would make a great set. And only one Small.

And the fox from RoW is perfectly acceptable, if folks need one.

Unfortunately miniatures from RotW don't come with a PACG card ...

Grand Lodge

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JohnF wrote:


Unfortunately miniatures from RotW don't come with a PACG card ...

True, but that just means Feiya only gets one instead of two.


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Why the price increase? $5 more retail is kind of a big increase.

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

You'd have to ask WizKids that question, as we do not have anything to do with pricing decisions on the Pathfinder Battles line.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Along with what Erik said, see this point by Vic.


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I just had a number of gamers locally balk at the old $30 MSRP in stores. $35 isn't going to make it any easier for them.


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Huzzah! Both Lirianne and Jirelle in the same set? Must buy!

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

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Duncan7291 wrote:
I just had a number of gamers locally balk at the old $30 MSRP in stores. $35 isn't going to make it any easier for them.

I imagine it would be an even tougher sell if it didn't exist at all?


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Will these sets be made available through retailers like the first three sets were? I picked up the first three at Cool Stuff Inc and I am thinking that I might like to to she same with the new sets.

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Agradeleous wrote:
Will these sets be made available through retailers like the first three sets were? I picked up the first three at Cool Stuff Inc and I am thinking that I might like to to she same with the new sets.

I wouldn't be too worried - I'm certain they will be.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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Any retailer than can buy any Pathfinder Battles products should be able to buy these.

Dark Archive

Here are the images:

http://www.pathfinderminis.com/gallery21.htm

Personally i don´t like Jirelle and will probably find little use for Lirianne but all of them look great.


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Jirelle looks great! :)

Scarab Sages

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Looking forward to February release of set 6.

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Kohl McClash wrote:
Looking forward to February release of set 6.

Yeah, though it makes me very upset that the Advanced Class Guide classes get minis before the magus.

I don't care if the magus already got a pre-painted mini. He's in an old, discontinued Pathfinder Battles set and you would be lucky to get him for 25 bucks on the open market.

Dark Archive

I am curious if set 4 will be of a better quality than set 2 and 3.
Set 1 was great but after that the quality went down.
I think the price increase could be a way to make sure that the individual miniatures will have better painting.
$5.83 per mini is not so much more than $5 per mini if the result is a better looking product.
Also Set 6 includes 7 minis for the same price - that is 5 bucks again!

Dark Archive

According to Sarah-Marie from customer service these will beginn shipping november 30th.

That means the street date will probably be december 16th.

Dark Archive

Here is the official product page with a looong backstory of every character and individual photos of the actual minis:

http://wizkids.com/pathfinder-battles-iconic-heroes-set-4/


Marco Massoudi wrote:

Here is the official product page with a looong backstory of every character and individual photos of the actual minis:

LINK

*BEEP BOOP*

LINK SERVICE PERFORMED

Dark Archive

This set will not be in stores in december - at least in germany.

I will take a look inside the box in january and then decide if i'll buy it or not because i want to see the face painting.

The lizard, dwarf and Bloodrager look cool but the other don't interest me very much.


So, is there an official street date yet?


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Gambit001 wrote:
So, is there an official street date yet?

December 23rd.

Dark Archive

I have confirmation that it will not be available in germany (and probably most other european countries) in december. :-(


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I just spoke with a local business and they are expecting this set to be in this week's delivery. (probably same one as Rusty Dragon Inn) This was in southern Louisiana. Looking to seeing these first hand and the quality of these minis looks like a step in the wrong direction (hope I'm wrong on this).

Dark Archive

Duncan7291 wrote:
I just spoke with a local business and they are expecting this set to be in this week's delivery. (probably same one as Rusty Dragon Inn) This was in southern Louisiana. Looking to seeing these first hand and the quality of these minis looks like a step in the wrong direction (hope I'm wrong on this).

The Rusty Dragon will not be out this week...


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@Marco, I'm just going by what the local store owner said. He didn't indicate that its been delayed again but he probably gets that info second hand. Do you have a link to a post indicating that its been pushed back? (I think the anticipated street date is 1/6/16.)

Sczarni

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Marco Massoudi wrote:


The Rusty Dragon will not be out this week...

The store I work for is getting Rusty Dragon Inn in as part of Friday's shipment

Dark Archive

Chris Lambertz said you are right with the 6th as release date.
My apologies.
Looking forward to the european release date...


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Two questions -

1) I'm a PFB case subscriber. Does that allow for a subscriber discount on these Iconic Heroes sets?

2) I just was notified I was charged for Rusty Dragon Inn and that order is pending. Is it too late to add on Iconic Heroes Set 4 to that order (only want to do this if there is a subscriber discount, otherwise I want to get it at my FLGS).

Thanks for any answers you can provide.


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The PF Battle subscription page lists one of the benefits:

  • 30% off our price on paizo.com purchases of Builder Series, Encounter Packs, Iconics Sets, previously released boosters, bricks, and cases, as well as special limited-edition premium miniatures that are not included as part of your Pathfinder Battles subscription

I'd start a thread in the customer service forum to get this set added to your pending subscription. It's not too late to amend it at this stage, but you'll probably need their help.


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Thank you! I emailed customer service yesterday, too.


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