Monday, August 15, 2016

Giant Skeletal Animals at Giant Supermarkets

I was at my local Giant supermarket this past week and saw that they had already started putting  out their Halloween merchandise.  One of the things that caught my eye was a box containing a variety of large skeletal animals; specifically, a spider, rat, and bat. They were priced at $3.99 each.
    While quite large, I think they still have gaming potential as giant creatures, or as fodder for making bone-based terrain.  And they are surprisingly detailed for "toys".  I picked up one of the spiders, shown below with a Reaper 28mm figure.   I know spiders don't really have skeletons, but I thought this might make the basis for a cool piece of fantasy terrain, specifically for Frostgrave.    I'm not sure how I'm going to use it exactly but I have a few ideas in mind.
   And, as I look at the photo above, I'm thinking you could cobble together the bat and rat figures to make a really cool dragon skeleton!
Here is the Spider Skeleton shown with  a 28mm Reaper figure.

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  1. Spider skeletons! The ears on the bat and rat skeletons would probably make anatomists cringe as well...

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    1. Luckily, in Fantasy gaming all that can be explained away. :)

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  2. Moreover, normal spiders may not have a skeleton, but fantasy spiders....

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    1. Exactly! Maybe colossal spiders developed them to support their excessive mass. :)

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  3. Quite a find as the pieces can be used as scatter terrain. But spider skeleton... well, you could use parts of it

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    1. Gee, am I then only one that doesn't find it a problem using a spider skeleton in a fantasy setting. Orcs and Elves no problem, but a spider with a skeleton is unbelievable. :)

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  4. Hi those are Super cool:-) I think if get one of the Spiders I would use it as a Kind of Cobbled together Horror. Like the Necromancer made the spider horror for fear factor out of parts of things. Maybe it could hold a few Prisoners in the thorax? Maybe a large Xbow on top with a platform.... Just an Idea. Keep up the cool post :-)

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    1. I was just looking at it closer. It does kind of look like the skull of a giant. Thorax is maybe some large mammoth. Legs of mammoth of the like. ;-) take care God Bless. The others could be like that to or just Goant ones. Grey in Va. USA

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    2. That's some neat ideas. I was looking at that thorax as some sort of cage...it does seem to cry would for a figure to be inside. :). Maybe I'll create some kind of prison of torment out of it.

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  5. I got one of the skeletal scorpions! Great stuff!

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    1. Cool! I haven't seen one of the scorpions.

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