Readers of YOU ARE THE HERO - A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks may remember reference being made to a range of miniatures Ian Livingstone had commissioned sculptor Damien Sparkes to create for him, featuring everyone's favourite FF monsters and villains.
And then at the first Fighting Fantasy Fest, in 2014, visitors saw several of these incredibly detailed and beautifully painted models out on display.
After this, the question would regularly be raised on social media platforms as to when the range would be made commercially available. Come Fighting Fantasy Fest 2, in 2017, there was still no sign of the models, although all 21 appeared in YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2, which was launched at the event.
Today we have some very exciting news for fans of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, model-makers, painters, and collectors of miniatures alike. The Fighting Fantasy Legends range of miniatures will be available to buy for the first time at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3!
The models are being produced by Atlantis Miniatures, a UK based miniature company focused on creating high quality resin fantasy miniatures. Atlantis Miniatures will be attending Fighting Fantasy Fest 3, and will have blister packs of the miniatures for sale at their stand.
And this is only Phase One. The miniatures available on the day will be a limited first run, based on how many they can get out of the existing moulds, making them not only highly desirable but also highly collectible items!
Atlantis plan to produce further FF miniatures, and will be launching a Kickstarter campaign later this year for the purpose of creating new moulds and putting them through a larger scale of production.
So the miniatures on sale at Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 will be a limited and exclusive release, available to whoever gets there first. After all, once they're gone, they're gone!
So if you've not bought your ticket for Fighting Fantasy Fest 3 yet, now is the time to do so. For not only will you be able to buy the Fighting Fantasy Legends miniatures for the first time, you will also be able to get your blisters signed by the co-creators of Fighting Fantasy, Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson themselves!