The Italian stallions Mirliton have continued their re-releasing strategy of old Grenadier ranges and have now hit the AD&D figures - just the lizardmen so far but we live in hope.
The original (104 Lizardmen)
and the new.............
This was an incredible range at the time and so well marketed. Pics of the blisters below, many taken off ebay over time so no details of the original owners, apologies and all kudos to them all. Many of these examples were signed by the sculptor Andrew Chernak.....I so wish I'd bid on them....
105 Djinn & Efreet
107 Umber Hulk & Zorn
109 Basilisk & Cockatrice
113 Elementals 1
114 Elementals 2
4 more packs were listed on the rear of the packs but do not appear to have been released;
120 Pegasus & Unicorn
Grenadier lost the AD&D licence in late 1982 and many sculpts jumped into other lines barring the ones that were specifically AD&D creatures.....
I was in the States back in 1982 and ordered 3 of these blisters from a mall hobby shop in Pheonix, Arizona. They only had the lizardmen and the bugbears in stock so I took them with me along with 2 copies of the Tom Meier Ral Partha Imperial Dragon......still my fave dragon of all time. Unfortunately the blisters I ordered never turned up back in blighty....I often wonder if they were ever posted. I didn't even take an address for the place. Trust now needs to be earned.......32 years on it still rankles.....
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