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Dungeons And Dragons Has Two New Miniatures That Will Take Over Your Battlefield
WizKids is releasing an adult red dragon and Arveiaturace miniatures, which are huge--and a little pricey.
Dungeons & Dragons wouldn't be what it is without dragons. It would just be "Dungeons &," and that doesn't sound very complete, no matter how many Kobolds try to fill that void. WizKids has been producing some dynamite miniatures of famed dragons from the D&D universe, but soon you'll be able to pick up the biggest one yet--Arveiaturace--an extremely detailed and beautiful Red Dragon. But, they're not really that miniature.
If you've been traversing Icewind Dale, there is a chance you may have had a random d20 encounter with the ancient white dragon known as Arveiaturace--which is pronounced "Arr-vee-AH-turr-ace" or simpler yet "RV Otter race," which has me picturing something wildly different than an ancient dragon. Known as the White Wyrm to the Ten-Towers, she makes her home on the Reghed Glacier. On her back is the Mysterious Rider, a wizard once known as Meltharond. I say "once" because he's dead. That's right, this giant dragon has a frozen corpse on her back.
Compared to other miniatures WizKids has released in the past, Arveiaturace is a beast, literally and figuratively. As you can see compared to other WizKids minis, this dragon looms over your characters, and it will take over your entire battlefield. It's 16.5 inches long, 7.5 inches high, and has a wingspan of 17 inches. The base is clear, so you can see the battlefield below. It is fully painted, including Meltharond riding on her back. It is a bit pricier, coming in at $100 and releases on January 20--you can preorder on Amazon.
The rider on her back does come off, but I never got around to actually removing him because the saddle was pretty tight, and let's be honest, it looks really cool. This dragon is sturdy and heavy and those scales are pretty sharp--so much so that I cut my hand taking it out of the box. While overall, it's very sturdy, one of the talons did break off during shipping. Luckily, it was at the knuckle, and a little super glue fixed it right up.
Obviously, you won't have your party fighting this dragon week in, week out during your D&D games, unless you're a real jerk of a DM who wants to suck all the fun out of life. However, this sculpt is beautiful, and looks pretty rad on your shelf. It does have a high price point, but this is a high-quality sculpt and $100 seems right on the nose.
Arveiaturace isn't the only dragon coming to a battlefield near you.
Coming in February, WizKids's next dragon miniature is an Adult Red Dragon. Sure, it doesn't have a name that's as fun to say as Arveiaturace, but this fully painted miniature is quite a bit smaller and will have a little more use in your campaign. The Adult Red Dragon comes in at 8 inches tall and 7 inches long. Check out a few images of it below.
This dragon mini will cost $70 when it releases, and it may not be as large as Arveiaturace, but it's still an imposing force on your battlefield. Much like the white dragon, the Adult Red Dragon has a clear base, so you can see your map below.
The dragon's pose shows a lot of movement as it hovers over your players, and its wingspan is very impressive. What really sets this dragon apart is its action-oriented pose--it's one incredible sculpt.
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