WizKids have posted some details, as well as an FAQ, of the first set of Pathfinder pre-painted miniatures that they will be releasing in co-operation with Paizo.
From their announcement:
Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games today revealed product images and additional pricing and release details about the highly anticipated Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes pre-painted fantasy miniature set scheduled for an October 2011 release. You can view high-resolution pre-production images of the miniatures online.
The Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes set includes four highly detailed pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The four heroes included in the set also appear as the four pre-generated characters in Paizo’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, also an October 2011 release, making this an ideal supplement for new gamers.
The Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes fantasy miniatures set has an MSRP of $12.99. All figures are on 1-inch round bases and are fully compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and other major fantasy RPG game systems.
The Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes set includes:
- Kyra, Female Human Cleric
- Valeros, Male Human Fighter
- Merisiel, Female Elf Rogue
- Ezren, Male Human Wizard
Pathfinder RPG Beginner Box Heroes pre-painted fantasy miniatures will be available at paizo.com and through WizKids distribution partners worldwide starting in October 2011.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Will there be additional Pathfinder pre-painted plastic miniatures from Paizo and WizKids?
A: The current partnership agreement covers the production of this single set. Gamers interested in seeing more pre-painted Pathfinder miniatures are encouraged to pre-order the Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes set to show their support for potential future releases.
Q: Are these pre-painted plastic miniatures included in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box?
A: The Beginner Box includes more than 80 full-color pawns, but it does not include any pre-painted plastic miniatures. The Pathfinder Beginner Box Heroes fantasy miniatures set is a separate product designed to complement the Beginner Box or stand on its own.
Q: Are the miniatures in this set randomized?
A: This is a fixed set containing the four miniatures listed above.
Q: Will this set be part of Paizo’s Pathfinder Roleplaying Game subscription?
A: This set is produced by WizKids under license from Paizo, and is not part of any Paizo subscription.
Q: How does this affect the Pathfinder Miniatures line from Reaper Miniatures?
A: Reaper Miniatures has been producing unpainted metal Pathfinder Miniatures since Fall 2009, and they will continue to do so.
Q: Do these miniatures use Reaper’s sculpts?
A: These miniatures use all-new sculpts by WizKids.