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A closer look at the Arkham Horror Monster Figures
Arkham Horror Premium Figures | Published 18 January 2012

They were not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings; but something I cannot and must not recall. They flopped limply along, half with their webbed feet and half with their membraneous wings...
     –H.P. Lovecraft, The Festival

Yesterday, we announced that the first wave of Arkham Horror Monster Figures is available through our Fantasy Flight Collector line. Joining the already complete lineup of Arkham Horror Investigators, these stunning hand-painted figures further enhance the visual impact of your favorite Lovecraftian board game. Today, we’re pleased to present a closer look at each of the horrifying creatures available in wave one. We’ll also see how each versatile figure can be used in either Arkham Horror or Mansions of Madness!

Don’t stare too long

Risk your sanity and gaze upon the tentacled Dark Young, the many-mouthed Dunwich Horror, or the wicked Goat Spawn. Whether writhing abomination or mortal minion, these unholy terrors have one thing in common: their contempt for all things good and humane.

Chthonian Shoggoth Byakhee
Cultist A Witch Crawling One
Cultist B Zombie Child of the Goat
Hound of Tindalos Dark Young Dark Druid
Maniac The Dunwich Horror Goat Spawn
Mi-Go Wizard Whateley Hunting Horror

Click any of the links above to view an
image of that Arkham Monster Figure

Each Wave One Monster Figure is available individually through our webstore, and for those who wish to own the entire wave, a complete set (one of each monster) is also available!

In Arkham, nowhere is safe

As practical as they are attractive, Arkham Horror Monster Figures can easily be incorporated into your games of Arkham Horror or Mansions of Madness. Both board games were designed to use the same sized monster token, and in both games, a token’s most pertinent information appears in the same place.

This ingenious design means that whether you plan to use them in Arkham Horror or Mansions of Madness (or both), Arkham Horror Monster Figures provide a multipurpose accessory. For example, after randomly drawing a Cultist from your Arkham Horror monster cup, simply insert his token into the base of your painted Cultist figure. Showing through the top of the base, you’ll see the monster’s name, awareness modifier, and home dimension. And by picking him up for a quick look at the bottom of the base, you can see the entirety of the token’s back side.

 

Similarly, if a squirming Shoggoth is summoned before you in Mansions of Madness, just insert his monster token into the base of his painted figure. You’ll see his name, monster type, awareness modifier, and horror rating at a glance, and you can flip the figure and base over to learn his damage, health, and special attack!


Above, an overhead photo of a Shoggoth with its Arkham Horror tile inserted.
A small indentation in the base, just to the left of its name, reveals the token's border color.

Looking for other monsters to complete your collection? Keep checking back! In the meantime, visit our Arkham Horror Premium Figures website to see all of wave one and to place your order.


Left, a painted Cultist in Arkham Horror.
Right, a painted Shoggoth in Mansions of Madness.

Note to Retailers: Due to the manufacturing costs of these figures, we are unable to offer this Fantasy Flight Collector product through normal distribution channels. Despite the financial challenge involved, retailers still wishing to carry this product should contact our sales department for more information.

Arkham Horror Premium Figures bring your Lovecraftian adventures to vivid life. Each pack includes one pre-painted figure to replace an investigator or monster from the Arkham Horror or Mansions of Madness board games. Enhance your game and rise up against the Ancient Ones in style!

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Bastinado
Published: 2/11/2012 11:36:04 PM
#19

Can't wait for the next wave.  Found the slot for the monster counter nice for display, but while actually playing the game we just leave it out next to the figure. Space can be an issue while playing Arkham Horror. Our solution has been to just place the most impressive one. If we've got a Dark Young a Mi-go and a witch on a gate, we'll just put down the Dark Young figure and leave the counters stacked next to it. Wouldn't recommend them for those who play once in a great while, but they're great idea for others who are playing once or twice a month and can spare the cash.

Amauri Silva
Published: 1/30/2012 7:23:10 AM
#18

I really loved Dark Young... Nice on my shelf :)

LETE
Published: 1/24/2012 8:29:00 AM
#17

Awesome (mind blasting) stuff!

Haree
Published: 1/21/2012 6:21:00 PM
#16

 Ahhh thanks Mr. Spaniard....that works well :)

NoGutsNoGlory!
Published: 1/21/2012 10:51:25 AM
#15

Cthuhlu Figures - whats not to like... 

AUCodeMonkey
Published: 1/19/2012 1:42:09 PM
#14

 @Columbob Sarcasm adds so much to the internet as a whole!

Back on topic, these are a premium product for people who want them. I, personally, will get some to replace my MoM figures because I couldn't paint them that well even if I had the time. Also, Dunwich Horror is pretty bad @$$ and I'll get one of those for AH as well >:-D

Columbob
Published: 1/19/2012 1:25:10 PM
#13

Similarly, if a squirming Shoggoth is summoned before you in Mansions of Madness, just insert his monster token into the base of his painted figure. You’ll see his name, monster type, awareness modifier, and horror rating at a glance, and you can flip the figure and base over to learn his damage, health, and special attack!

 

Really? Amazing!

Could this get any more condescending?

willmanx
Published: 1/19/2012 11:11:06 AM
#12

@daedalus : you're right, I read too fast. 95$. That's more fair, but I think my comment still occurs.

@ sausageman : I forgot the duplicates !

The Spaniard
Published: 1/19/2012 11:10:14 AM
FFG Staff
#11

 Haree,

The opening for the monster name was designed with enough space to the left to show a small strip of color to indicate the monster type. Our initial photo was a black tile, so this was hard to see, we'll post another photo.

 

 

Daedalus
Published: 1/19/2012 10:26:30 AM
#10

@willmanx

Maybe I'm seeing something differently than you, but I see all 18 as $95.  The 48 investigator set, however, is $191.

Sausageman
Published: 1/19/2012 6:01:08 AM
#9

@willmanx

I agree.  And this is ignoring the potential need for duplicates...  They are crazy expensive.  Maybe if they were lead/pewter, but....

Suffice to say, I'm happy with my unpainted ones.

PCichigo
Published: 1/19/2012 5:29:49 AM
#8

Did you guy already saw the "Goat Spawn" ?

I'm not sure my eyes are seeing corrected or not... 0 w 0 ?

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