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Joe Perri
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Hi All! I am hoping that someone can recommend a place to find some normal (every day) type of human figures or miniatures to go into a board game? I would love to "pimp" my copy of The Lost World board game and need 12 human miniatures to do this. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

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Model railway figures may be an option. Is there a particular scale you are looking for? A few companies make boxes of 1/72 civilians.
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1/72 would actually be around the right size...I would like them to be near 1 inch tall so that seems like the correct ratio.
 
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I like the minis from some editions of Clue. I saved them to have normal people minis for other games.

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Ooooh! I really like those also, I will have to keep my eye open for copies of Clue at the thrift stores!
 
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Try Preiser model railway figures.

Most model railway specialist stores will have boxes of HO civilians, but that may be a relatively expensive option.

If you have an art supplies store nearby that caters to architects, they may well have bags of plastic people in a range of scales for architectural models.

Ebay is a good option. There are a lot of Chinese vendors selling model railway supplies cheap. Airfix used to make a box of British civilians in 1/72 for railways. You can still get that on Ebay, though the people have to look of 50s Britain (http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=366).
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ArcKnight Flat Plastic Miniatures, either the Mankind set or the Citizens/Civilians set.

https://fpm.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
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Dragonology: The Game has a few unimpressive figures.



The Adventurers: The Temple of Chac and The Adventurers: The Pyramid of Horus do as well though the painted ones cost a bit.
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s3vn wrote:
Ooooh! I really like those also, I will have to keep my eye open for copies of Clue at the thrift stores!
Clue super sleuth has better ones (in fact it was the only reason I brought it).



Also what do you mean by none heroic?

http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart58.htm

http://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/collections/28mm-inter-war-p...

http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/our-ranges/worldwar2/british
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+1 to the above suggestions.

Depends what time period you want your civilians from?!
 
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Thanks for all of the help with this everyone, it is really appreciated!

slatersteven wrote:

Also what do you mean by none heroic?

When I searched originaly all I could find were like D&D minis (like warriors or archers, etc). I want normal every day people so they fit in Jurassic Park! I would prefer if they were dressed in modern clothing also.
 
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s3vn wrote:
I want normal every day people so they fit in Jurassic Park! I would prefer if they were dressed in modern clothing also.

Take a look at the character meeples from meeplesource.com

They are creating a set of Pandemic characters. Kickstarter set is planned for September delivery. It looks like you can still place pre-orders on their website.

Other in-stock character meeples that might fit: Andrea, Cheerleader, Astronaut (okay, that may not fit the Jurassic Park setting, but it is an awesome meeple).
 
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s3vn wrote:
Thanks for all of the help with this everyone, it is really appreciated!

slatersteven wrote:

Also what do you mean by none heroic?

When I searched originaly all I could find were like D&D minis (like warriors or archers, etc). I want normal every day people so they fit in Jurassic Park! I would prefer if they were dressed in modern clothing also.
Ohh right my son, ave a shufty at these slags

http://killerbgames.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=bf5122323b7...

But you'll av to give the Muppets a bell.

Or http://www.artizandesigns.com/list.php?man=9&page=1 and http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=KKB (yes they are linked ranges)
 
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+1 for the Clue painted figures. Clue DVD Game has even more: the usual suspects plus four more. And yes I got mine at a thrift store just for the figures.
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