|Harbingers of Doom
A closer look at the Arkham Horror Monster Figures
|Arkham Horror | 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.
|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|
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image of that Arkham Monster Figure
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 is a board game of mystery and madness set in Arkham in the 1920's. 1-8 players cooperate to investigate the strange happenings about the town, and race to prevent ancient evil from surfacing.