To continue today’s theme, another sort of cool Star Wars-related product that I’ve been looking at lately is the collectible miniatures game from Wizards of the Coast. There’s something sort of irresistable about little toy stormtroopers and rebels (silly teardrop helmets and all).

I’m not thrilled about collectible miniatures in general. This usually means that the stuff you want is super-duper chase figures, and the rest is chaff. Thankfully, in the first set, Rebel Storm, most of the stuff I want is common and uncommon. This is nice because it makes it easy to find, and means that lots of people who are collecting full sets are selling off common lots on eBay pretty cheap.

The newer set, Clone Strike, unfortunately does make the only characters I care about (the Jedi) all very rare. I couldn’t care less about the battle droids and clone troopers. Heck, even the Jedi are mostly random aliens from the few Jedi Council scenes in Episode I, or seen for 9 frames in the Geonosian arena.

I’m also not sure that I care much for the actual game attached to these miniatures. It’s the combat system from the d20 Star Wars RPG, distilled to about 4 numbers. I’m actually contemplating hacking the Lord of the Rings game from Games Workshop for these miniatures. But really, all kinds of rulesets would work. I just need to build up my stocks before Rebel Storm sells out.