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I love Action Figures, especially the 6" figures that fully articulate... IE Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, etc. I wish there was a game that I could play with them - like a miniatures game, (though they aren't exactly as small as miniatures). I was considering developing a game of my own for them but it turns out it isn't as easy as I thought.

Are there any games out there that allow you to bring in your own action figures, preferably large ones - around the 6" scale, and use them in a game?
 
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You could pretty much just change the scale of existing minis games.

Also, not your own, but you would probably think Shadowrun Duels is cool.
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Probably not exactly what you are looking for, but this does exist (and I have a copy from my childhood whistle)

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6122/star-wars-escape...
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Never played this one, but it was the first thing that came to mind:

War PIGs
 
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Fuzzy Heroes fits the bill I believe. It's been a while, so I don't remember all of the rules, but I do remember it had rules for figuring out stats like attack power based on number of "pointy" spots on your toy.
 
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The3Furies wrote:
Never played this one, but it was the first thing that came to mind:

War PIGs


And it turns out this is made by the same company as Fuzzy Heroes.

PDFs available at http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=26...

Physical Fuzzy Heroes books can be found at http://www.fuzzyheroes.com/catalog.php?category=Fuzzy%20Hero...
 
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Crabbok wrote:
I love Action Figures, especially the 6" figures that fully articulate... IE Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, etc. I wish there was a game that I could play with them - like a miniatures game, (though they aren't exactly as small as miniatures). I was considering developing a game of my own for them but it turns out it isn't as easy as I thought.

Are there any games out there that allow you to bring in your own action figures, preferably large ones - around the 6" scale, and use them in a game?


How about changing the scale to 3 3/4" figures? You could make one helluva GI Joe board game!
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Takenoko Collector's edition is close.

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Thormodr wrote:
Takenoko Collector's edition is close.


That looks close in scale. I'll have to look into that one. thanks!
 
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What about HeroClix? Substitute the 6" figures for the miniatures, using the latter to record the disk status of the tall boys. Use the game rules and the accompanying hero cards to enhance the game experience, and you should be good to go.

You should be able to find the specific heroes to match your figures if you go online. Google Heroclix.
 
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Marvel Legends were awesome when the figures were less than $10 each, now cheapest they are $20 and the characters they choose are so obscure (or worse yet, based on movie versions- The ASM 2 Electro is taking up peg after peg at the local Walmart) it's almost the same price to get Marvel Select figures. A bit bigger and only a buck or two more expensive with more detail and better selection.
 
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ChromiumAgeCollector wrote:
Crabbok wrote:
I love Action Figures, especially the 6" figures that fully articulate... IE Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, etc. I wish there was a game that I could play with them - like a miniatures game, (though they aren't exactly as small as miniatures). I was considering developing a game of my own for them but it turns out it isn't as easy as I thought.

Are there any games out there that allow you to bring in your own action figures, preferably large ones - around the 6" scale, and use them in a game?


How about changing the scale to 3 3/4" figures? You could make one helluva GI Joe board game!


Everyone has gone to the 3 3/4" size for at least one line of figures. There was even a set of WWE figures that came out in the same scale. Too bad that was the only way most people could get a Roddy Piper to use with their GI Joes since the actual GI Joe version is so expensive (I have 6, 3 of the autographed version and 3 non-autographed. Had a friend that went to the con they were sold at and knew they'd end up being one of the rarest Joe figures ever, so gave them the money to buy them for me. Turns out I was right. Pretty weird that I can get enough money from just one of the non autographed one to buy the best replica versions of both titles he held in WWF/E)
 
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