Pathfinder Battles: Iconic Heroes Set #1

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Iconic Heroes is the latest release in the Pathfinder Battles series of pre-painted plastic miniatures from WizKids Games and Paizo Publishing.

Iconic Heroes Set 1 includes six all-new miniatures featuring legendary characters from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game universe:

  • Valeros, Iconic Fighter
  • Seelah, Iconic Paladin
  • Seoni, Iconic Sorcerer
  • Sajan, Iconic Monk
  • Lini, Iconic Druid
  • Droogami, Snow Leopard Animal Companion

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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Paizo and Wizkids don't disappoint!!!

5/5

I just received my Iconics Set #1 in the mail.

Wow! As anticipation for these kept growing, I continued to become more skeptical that they could fulfill expectations. My skepticism was unwarranted, as all six pieces look great.

Here's my grading key for the Iconics releases. This system covers this release and all future Iconics releases.

As a special note, these are primarily based on the six miniatures alone. I have not opened the packet with the six cards, as I do not play the Pathfinder Adventure Card game. I will leave their content and relative value up to another reviewer. I can say, however, that they all appear in good shape around the edges. Mine are not scuffled around the edges, as sometimes cards can be. All six cards are wrapped together in a clear cellophane packet.
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One Star = Packaging and Miniature Selection
One Star = Sculpt
One Star = Faces
One Star = Paint application
One Star = Miniature Cleanliness (Did paint splotch the base, did the wash make colors run, etc.)
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My official review:

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1/1 Star = Packaging & Miniature Selection
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The packaging looks great. The box is much smaller than I thought it would be based on photographs. The outside has info about all six characters inside. The box is colorful and very busy all around.

Once you pull the plastic out, it becomes easy to pop out the miniatures from the base without fear of breaking the miniature. This is best done from the bottom, after you've cut the tape holding the bottom of the plastic base together.

For those looking just to remove the cards and keep the miniatures in-tact (perhaps to sell), I suggest opening only the bottom of the box. The cards are sealed and taped to the bottom of the inside cardboard insert.

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1/1 Star = Sculpt
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All six sculpt selections are super choices. The poses are dynamic without being caught too much in one motion. I don't like my PC pieces being stuck in one particular movement, while others don't want their pieces to appear too sedentary on the table. This first line finds a great compromise between the two.

Best of all, the sculpt is so well done from a mechanics point of view that it allows for a great paint job.

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1/1 Star = Faces
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Human faces have been the bane of most Pathfinder Battles releases to date. Despite the promise this line wouldn't suffer the same fate, many folks have been holding their breath. It turns out we could have kept breathing, as these faces are all spectacular! The photos posted a couple weeks ago on the Friday Reveals definitely don't do the piece justice when compared to holding it in your hand.

Their is clear and distinct definition from the eyes, nose, and mouth. Even in the Sorceress' face, which was a concern for some based on the photos, there is no issue at all. Not only are the facial features distinct, they are well done and easy to make out once you have the miniature in-hand.

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1/1 Star = Paint Application
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I can't believe how well the paint job was done on these. They rival many of the best paint jobs I've seen on hand-painted metal pieces. The colors used are great, and show well next to each other. None of the six miniatures I have include any painting overlap, something that can't always be said for the Battles line. The extra time spent on these pieces is obvious, and more than make up for any increase in price.

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1/1 Star = Miniature Cleanliness
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Out of six bases, I received exactly zero splotches of paint or plastering on them. The miniatures all appear to have received several washes, but none have muddied the colors at all. This is perhaps the most pleasant surprise in my mind.

It's also worth pointing out that all six of my miniatures look exactly as they should. That is, none of them came with broken or missing parts. That's to be expected in such visible packaging, of course. But it's still great to see that the expectation holds true.

All in all, that is five out of five stars. I can't wait to introduce these to the players around my game table. I eagerly await Set 2 and Set 3.

On a final, personal note, there is Lini, the Gnome Druid. I was not a fan of her first miniature. The paint ran too much on the one I received, and the face looked messed up. This Lini is much, much better than the Legends of Golarion version. This holds especially true in the face. I'm over the moon with this improvement, as I'm a sucker for Gnomes.

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Price vs. Value

I don't factor the price vs. value into my official rankings because the price is different depending on where you purchase them. Shipping and handling, as well as any other taxes overseas purchasers might face also change the cost per miniature. I'll still include my opinion on the prices I've seen, but the variable cost means including it in the final rating would be unfair.

I've seen these sets priced as low as $20.00 and as high as $30.00, stateside. This means they range in price per miniature from $3.34 to $5.00 (US). Considering I'd pay $10.00 per miniature for this quality, I'd say a set is more than worth the cost. Even overseas collectors should consider these a good deal.

And if you are on the fence about buying this set because you really only want it for the cards, I highly suggest you pull the trigger. The miniatures are so well done that surely you can find a way to show them off.

One suggestion is to mount one or two on the dashboard in your car. I rotate Marvel and DC Heroclix miniatures this way. I've been told by several regular riders in my car that they look forward to which miniature will displayed each time they ride with me. I'd be more than willing to add these Iconics to the mix if I wasn't already planning on them seeing heavy use around the gaming table.

I hope this review helps any potential buyers.


I love these "High Quality" minis...

5/5

I picked up my set tonight. I was very impressed with both the overall look and the various details each miniature has. The clear faces, the fine details, the clean paint jobs all combine to make this set a great opening set in a line that can prove to be well worth what they are priced at.

I will gladly switch these for the figures I already owned.

Well done Paizo and WizKids


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yes, interestingly, it is also available in France as of today (at almost twice the price from Paizo, but still).

Supposedly, WizKids has an European branch getting products directly from the Chinese manufacturer.

Dark Archive

I'm just hoping someone breaks up a bunch of sets and sells them as singles.

Dark Archive

As of today they are available in Germany too.


Is this released now? I see some in the EU can get it, but what about North America?


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

So, how are the cards to be put into play? Just add them to the box, or any special rules?


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Each card has an "Owner" listed on it. If you are playing the character that is the listed owner, you can treat the card like it has the Basic trait. That means if you are the owner, you can use the cards in your starting deck when you first make your character. (As explained here.)

If you want to use the card, but for non-owners (or the owner doesn't want to start with it) you can just add them to the cards of the same type in your base set. Each rulebook so far has said not to add promos to the box until you start the first adventure. So if you weren't the owner, I'd assume that you would just add the others in when you started adventure 1.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Thanks for the explanation, Hawkmoon. What about adding the cards to an alreaddy ongoing game?

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Zaister wrote:
Thanks for the explanation, Hawkmoon. What about adding the cards to an alreaddy ongoing game?

Shouldn't be an issue, since those of us who subscribe are consistently adding new promos to the game every month when we get them in our subscription packages. I'd say as long as you're at least playing adventure 1, you'd be fine to add them.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Sounds plausible, yes.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

And as Vic points out here, if you swap a card in your character deck for a promo card with the Basic trait (i.e. one your character is the owner of) it won't be destructive to the game. So if you happen to get the card your character owns in the middle of an adventure path and don't want to wait on the luck of the draw to reward you with your cool new card, I think you'd be fine to swap it. Unless it was organized play. In organized play I'd wait for some instructions from Tanis before just swapping them out.

The Exchange

Is this going to be sent out soon? I see a retailer website already has these available for purchase...


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Today was WizKids' release date. They are no longer pre-order on the Paizo site, so I would assume that, as long as you haven't put them in your sidecart, they should expect to ship on the next 1 to 7 business days. They are listed in the March subscription thread as non-subscription product that can ship with March subscriptions.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

Don't miniature subscribers get a discount on these? Shows I was charged $29. They are only $20 on miniature market, plus you can get free shipping. Why such a big price difference on Paizo and no subscriber discount?


Picked mine up last night. Very nice set. They are clearly better than the normal figures.

Well done Paizo and WizKids.


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Brell Stormforge wrote:
Don't miniature subscribers get a discount on these? Shows I was charged $29. They are only $20 on miniature market, plus you can get free shipping. Why such a big price difference on Paizo and no subscriber discount?

If you are a subscriber and you've had a subscription item ship (which has to happen before you get a discount on other products) then yes, you should be getting a discount. If you meet the criteria and didn't get charged the correct amount, post in the customer service thread and they will be happy to fix it for you.


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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
Brell Stormforge wrote:
Don't miniature subscribers get a discount on these? Shows I was charged $29. They are only $20 on miniature market, plus you can get free shipping. Why such a big price difference on Paizo and no subscriber discount?
If you are a subscriber and you've had a subscription item ship (which has to happen before you get a discount on other products) then yes, you should be getting a discount. If you meet the criteria and didn't get charged the correct amount, post in the customer service thread and they will be happy to fix it for you.

Thanks will try that.


If these had come out as scheduled, they would have been able to ship with either my subscription PFACG S&S deck 5 in January or deck 6 in February. Now deck 6 has shipped.

Does that mean that since the Iconic set #1 came out 2/26 that I have to wait all the way until May for these minis (which I preordered) to ship out with the WotR PFACG base set? That seems punitive.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

You can set your order of Iconic Heroes Set 1 to ship as soon as possible, that way you won't have to wait for you May subscription. Given how my subscription, which is only the card game, usually comes when I have just an adventure deck, I'm not sure you'd save that much on shipping cost by shipping them together anyway, since there is no way the minis are fitting inside the box I usually get my cards in.

Keep in mind, this is a Paizo licensed product, they don't set the street day, WizKids does. And also keep in mind that the reason it didn't come out when scheduled is due to a labor strike in all the ports up and down the West Coast. I'm sure Paizo and WizKids both really wish they could have gotten through the ports sooner, but the labor strike made that unpredictable.

EDIT: I checked shipping for me, your of course might be much different. Shipping Iconic Heroes Set 1 to me (I'm in Delaware) by itself, was $4.65. Shipping just an adventure deck to me, by itself, was $4.35. Shipping for them combined in one order was $9.00. That was choosing the cheapest option each time. So combining the two into one order does not save you on shipping. Your rates, shipping preferences, location, and mileage may vary.


This set is great. The detail is really crisp. I hope this is the direction that all the miniatures are taking.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

I just got my set from my FLGS. I never got any of the other Pathfinder Battles minis or any pre-painted RPG minis for that matter, but these really do look great! I'm glad that the card game promos gave me just enough of a push to start buying these now. I'll probably get all of the sets as the come out, budget willing, and hopefully also get some other Battles minis as well.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Yeah, these are awesome. The figures, the cards, everything. I've never bought minis before, and the image of Lin's digital sculpt had me worried with how yellow she looked. But she looks great in the final product. They all look great.


Love these, but bummed to see that my favorite character, Lem, isn't in any of the announced sets. When are we going to see the little guy join his companions?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Lem will be in a future set. (We didn't want to load too many small minis into one box, or people would feel cheated, and since many of the companion animals are small but need to be in the same box as their iconic counterpart, Lem ended up having to wait a little bit.)


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Let me off the bench, coach. I'm ready to play!


Without mentioning specific numbers, are orders proceeding as well as/better than expected? I am hoping for the announcement of additional sets and it was pretty clear from the outset that the number and variety of future iconic sets are strongly contingent on the early sets doing well...


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jjvreed wrote:
Without mentioning specific numbers, are orders proceeding as well as/better than expected? I am hoping for the announcement of additional sets and it was pretty clear from the outset that the number and variety of future iconic sets are strongly contingent on the early sets doing well...

The first six sets, which will cover all pre-Occult iconics, are already committed to. Though I'm also curious if they are doing well.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Also peg me as curious to the sales so far. My set came from Amazon, having almost thirty in stock when I ordered about two weeks ago. Their stock is down to five right now. I imagine most people ordered through Paizo or other hobby etailer. My hope is set 2 comes out by the 28th so I can add it to an order of other miniatures from Paizo. I am definitely in for the full six sets slated so far. I wanted better tokens for the PACG and the owner boons are a huge bonus that tipped me over. If the line does well I would like to see it morph into also having Iconic NPCs and Villians mixed in with the Heroes. Something like every three months would put me in for a subscription, if made available. The current pace is good for getting the main Heroic Iconics released.


Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
SenahBirdR wrote:
If the line does well I would like to see it morph into also having Iconic NPCs and Villians mixed in with the Heroes. Something like every three months would put me in for a subscription, if made available. The current pace is good for getting the main Heroic Iconics released.

That would break it off from being a crossover product with the card game. I'm not saying it wouldn't sell, I don't have any idea what will sell, just that at least a good portion of people are buying because it adds to the card game. I know that is why I'm buying. These are the only minis I own or plan to own. If they did the card game characters from the class decks, I'd buy those too. I'd buy the Occult iconics on the assumption they'd eventually appear in the card game. But if it starts to be something I can't use in the card game, I wouldn't buy.

Again, not saying your idea wouldn't be a good one or wouldn't sell, just that the sales of the current line wouldn't be a good predictor of how well something like that would sell.


I bought the first set, and will likely buy the second, simply because they're really handy to have for folks playing PFS pregens. Beyond the core iconic characters, though, $5 a mini is just too high (for me).

Edit: I also don't play the card game. I appreciate that these sets may offer additional value to those who do.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Understood. I suppose with the Class Deck characters and the Occult Iconics we could easily fill out another six sets already. 23 Class deck characters so far (including Paladin), 6 Occult heroes, plus presumably another load from future class decks. That would be more than plenty and I assume more character options would present themselves down the line. With this focused on PC type characters only I could see it maintaining for a couple years at least. I was thinking mixed sets with other types of characters could come with promo banes/scenarios that had strange options.

Dark Archive

So got my box today and was very pleased with the paint jobs, especially in relation to the other packs I have. The one big problem I had was that Seoni did not have an arm and valeros and sajan where loose in the box.

If someone could tell me how to get a replacement of Seoni?

Customer Service Ray of Funshine

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brad2411 wrote:

So got my box today and was very pleased with the paint jobs, especially in relation to the other packs I have. The one big problem I had was that Seoni did not have an arm and valeros and sajan where loose in the box.

If someone could tell me how to get a replacement of Seoni?

I'm sorry to hear that! Please email customer service a picture that we can pass along to quality control. We are still determining what the replacement procedures for these may be, but will follow up with you as soon as we know more.


Hey, I just got this box of minis, and I have to say, they're really spiffy.

Any chance we're going to get a 'Big Box of Geekiness' (referencing the game Smash Up) to stash multiple sets of minis in? That would be rad.


Will this set be reissued at anytime? I missed it due to money issues and hoping to start collecting now. Even if it wasn't for selfish reasons I think a reissue would sell well.

Thanks,

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

My understanding is that WizKids is currently contemplating that.


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Any chance these might become available again? I have recently discovered the Card Game and would love a set of these characters.

Dark Archive

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Good news for everyone who missed this box:

In january 2019 Wizkids will release the Pathfinder Battles: Playtest Heroes set, which will contain brand new sculpts of two of these out of print minis:

-Valeros the fighter
-Seoni the sorcerer

And also three from the sold out set #2:
-Kyra the cleric
-Merisiel the rogue
-Harsk the ranger

in addition to the brand new:
-Fumbus the goblin alchemist.

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