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Tim Salay
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My good friend recently bit the bullet and opened a 3rd edition Talisman (reprinted by GW, Thin Box Main Set) and found an unexpected bonus. He wanted me to paint a couple of the minis but found out that all of them were painted!

We did a little research thru old issues of White Dwarf and found that the minis shown thru Talisman write ups or Toy Box Plastic mini releases that they are indeed the same figs shown! Only the Wizard looks like it was half completed but all are painted and sealed within the game.

Could it be the GW had a heart and was cleaning house at the time to make a Talisman fanatic excited?

I'll post some pics shortly on it but I think BGG will decline it becuase of the resolution.

Any Thoughts?
 
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I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn't April 1st. Awesome snag if they're a good paint job.
 
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I thought it was too! He was a very happy camper. I wonder if GW is doing that with 40k? Nah..... laugh
 
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Hate to say it... but you may have purchased a used copy that someone had resealed.

Several years ago I picked up a "office playtest" copy of a game. It was shrinkwrapped. And some expansions shrinkwrapped... with player notes written in the booklet when opened...

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It would have to be a great used copy.. All items were sealed and the cones were unpunched.... Toad Tokens unpunched...

Even if it was, it was a great "office playtest"! The figs painted were quite amazing!

No notes in there...Unfortunately. To him it was a great find.
 
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balsak40 wrote:
It would have to be a great used copy.. All items were sealed and the cones were unpunched.... Toad Tokens unpunched...

Even if it was, it was a great "office playtest"! The figs painted were quite amazing!

No notes in there...Unfortunately. To him it was a great find.


heh, most of my copy is still unpunched.

Painted minis in the box though is the tip off, especially since one was not finished. Someone probably picked up the game, started in on painting and at some point probably lost their gaming group, or moved on to other games.

You'll likely never know. So just enjoy the bonus of, hopefully, well painted minis.
 
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balsak40 wrote:


I'll post some pics shortly on it but I think BGG will decline it becuase of the resolution.



Upload them to your personal gallery here on BGG and link to them in this thread.
 
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I'll have them up later tonight. Let me now what you think Jon.

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Ok Jon,

Here's some pics! See the link below. His wife took some shots.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/images/user/10295
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It's a bit difficult to say, and I doubt we will ever know, but my initial thought is that these are not from GW.

It seems more likely to be a store copy of a game that someone used as a project to paint up, or even a copy that someone bought to paint up and sell on. You see it sometimes when something new, like Dreadfleet or Space Hulk, comes out. People tend to want to jump straight into a game, and what better way than buying a set that is already painted up.

As to the possibility of being a development copy or something, it is very unlikely given that there was no development necessary for the reprinted 3rd Edition. GW didn't even have the correct files to print the game and some of the components are printed from scans of the original files.

All that said however, it really is a nice find and definitely a bonus to find your set already painted up!
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Thanks for the feedback Jon, he's a happy player never the less!
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