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Title: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Mendou on 04 October 2011, 23:08:50
Does IWM still have the molds for any of the old 25mm Battletech miniatures (for instance, the 20-900 Steiner MechWarriors 3-pack)? I remember seeing pictures of them in an old Ral Partha catalog ages ago, and unfortunately failed to order them at the time (20 years ago or so--I was in high school, and money was hard to come by for things like that at the time). These days even searching eBay only turns up the Davion JumpShip Crewman......
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: GRUD on 05 October 2011, 04:32:10
I might be wrong, but I think the only ones they offer anymore are some troops from two of the different platoon sets. I'm wanting to say one was House Kurita Laser Platoon, or something like that? I don't think they offer a full set of either platoon though, and I believe you have to contact them directly to ask about them. I'm sure Speck or Sawbones know more about that than I do though.  :-\
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Damage Inc. on 05 October 2011, 13:46:48
Do you mean this? (http://ironwindmetals.com/store/index.php?cPath=16_44_245)
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: CranstonSnord on 05 October 2011, 15:43:41
Last year for Origins and Gen Con, IWM had the platoon sets for the Kurita and Steiner troops; now you can only buy them individually. As far as the rest of the old 25mm figures, I *believe* they still have all the old molds. I don't know what shape they're in, but I seem to recall hearing that someone bought a full spin (~20 minis) of one of them (a Jumpship crewman maybe?) a few years ago. Maybe if you ask them real nice :-P
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 05 October 2011, 20:39:33
We are in the process of getting this minis back out. We wanted to have them out at Gen Con but did not have time to find the master molds and create new productions molds off of them.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Mendou on 05 October 2011, 20:51:18
Good to know. Though I actually sent an email to Mike Noe about the Steiner MechWarriors an hour or two ago......
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: RJM on 05 October 2011, 23:27:19
We are in the process of getting this minis back out. We wanted to have them out at Gen Con but did not have time to find the master molds and create new productions molds off of them.

Awesome awesome awesome.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: invallid effort on 12 October 2011, 19:20:08
Any chance of seeing like the Kurita DEST or say some Aerospace Pilot's?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 12 October 2011, 20:31:50
Any chance of seeing like the Kurita DEST or say some Aerospace Pilot's?

Once we find the master molds of them we will have all of them up for sale.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kovax on 14 October 2011, 16:53:34
Individual figures from the Kurita and Steiner platoons have been available for some time (either ordered direct or at the Iron Wind convention booths), but I'm looking forward to clamping my greedy claws onto some of the other "support" and Mechwarrior figures to round out the "set".  That will  be big news for both the RP players and the infantry-action enthusiasts.  Besides, it will give me figs to "more or less" go with a couple of the old Revell plastic 'Mechs, although the scale will be off a shade.

All of that should work nicely for skirmishes and "adventures" in a Hirst Arts sci-fi modular "dungeon".
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Propnut on 03 November 2011, 12:43:21
I have a set of those, still in the original orange blister pack. I think these were made in 1986 or so, and are lead. I didnt know there was much interest in the role playing game. I just got rid of all of my mechwarrior blister packs on the auction site. This one was down behind one of my display racks, must have fallen there at some point.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Lysenko on 07 November 2011, 14:16:42
Privyet!

We are in the process of getting this minis back out. We wanted to have them out at Gen Con but did not have time to find the master molds and create new productions molds off of them.

Good to hear! I only have a mechanic from back in the day, and I also have a..point?..of the Elementals.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kos on 12 October 2012, 01:21:30
Any chance of an update on these minis?  I've been jonesin' for some Mechwarrior...
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: John_Hawk on 12 October 2012, 14:40:43
Actually I wonder if there would be a chance of getting new sculpts in 28 mm, to bring them in line with the recent battlearmor and other lines of miniatures.  It would be cool to have mechwarriors who are in scale with the BA.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 12 October 2012, 20:55:58
Update to 28mm is not likely to happen any time soon. But we are still hoping to have them released. The master molds have been found for the old 25mm miniatures.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Mendou on 12 October 2012, 21:02:19
Cool! I don't suppose you have any clue on a timeframe? I'd buy anything with "Steiner" in the name......
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kos on 13 October 2012, 03:14:09
Update to 28mm is not likely to happen any time soon. But we are still hoping to have them released. The master molds have been found for the old 25mm miniatures.

Sweet.  O0
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: StuartYee on 04 March 2014, 16:42:01
Update to 28mm is not likely to happen any time soon. But we are still hoping to have them released. The master molds have been found for the old 25mm miniatures.

I know this is an older topic, but any update on the 25mm figures?

Ordered and rec'd several Kurita Troopers...awesome!

I'd love it if generic Mechwarrior figures would be available for ATOW.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kos on 05 March 2014, 16:40:28
Yeah, it's been a couple of years but I'm still interested.  Has there been any progress on these?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 10 March 2014, 11:03:10
Nothing new to report, since there are no production molds for these new ones need to be made from masters. It has been a low priority due to contract work and new battletech releases needing molds done.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: PINKNEY on 19 March 2014, 20:03:05
Speck:

Appreciate the latest update.

I'll keep watching and hoping that IWM can ultimately get the MechWarrior figs back into limited production (website only I'd assume?).  I've got a decent collection of the old 25mm figures, and I'd certainly love to get my hands on more.

Would it help if multiple folks were willing to pony up archive+ fees after IWM gets fully settled into their new digs?  Know they've probably got tons of other things going on right now...but I'd be willing to pay decent change to get my hands on more Marik/Davion/Liao infantry in 25mm. 
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: StuartYee on 19 March 2014, 20:07:49
Aside from the old molds, how difficult (comparatively) would it be to sculpt new figures for the RPG?

Speaking for myself, it'd be great to have Mechwarrior specific figures for the RPG, but I'm not married to the old sculpts!
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 19 March 2014, 20:35:40
New sculpts I doubt would be done any time soon. Best we will get right now is the old figures back.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: StoneRhino on 20 March 2014, 09:21:36
I'd love to see the old Battletroops minis going again. Let me rephrase that, I would love to be able to buy Battletroops minis regardless if they are the old Ral Partha models or something new by IWM. I'd like to see Battletroops revived as a game, or at least find a few people that would want to play it. Having a line of minis would really help, but are also just plain cool to have and paint.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kos on 23 March 2014, 17:55:53
The classic sculpts are good for me, I like a lot of the 25mm Ral Partha stuff.  Sorry to hear that mold production will take a while but thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: StuartYee on 28 March 2014, 12:47:58
I'd love to see the old Battletroops minis going again. Let me rephrase that, I would love to be able to buy Battletroops minis regardless if they are the old Ral Partha models or something new by IWM. I'd like to see Battletroops revived as a game, or at least find a few people that would want to play it. Having a line of minis would really help, but are also just plain cool to have and paint.

A lot of the Kurita and Steiner troopers are still available directly through IWM.

Speck, given that some of those are in fact in production, is there anything along the lines of a squad or platoon set available? It'd be nice to get a pricing break to buy them by the squad or platoon like in the olden days.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 29 March 2014, 12:21:10
A lot of the Kurita and Steiner troopers are still available directly through IWM.

Speck, given that some of those are in fact in production, is there anything along the lines of a squad or platoon set available? It'd be nice to get a pricing break to buy them by the squad or platoon like in the olden days.

Will have to look into it
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: mechwarriorgarya on 18 September 2014, 09:29:51
Thread Resurrection...Curious if their is any update on the 25mm figure production.

Last reporting indicated the masters were found, but there was no time to make production molds.

Not sure if I missed anything along the way in another thread perhaps, but I hope these can still happen at some point.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Alex Keller on 18 September 2014, 10:19:35
This is most interesting!  Where can we find images of the old (unavailable) Mechwarrior miniatures?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: mechwarriorgarya on 18 September 2014, 10:21:48
This is most interesting!  Where can we find images of the old (unavailable) Mechwarrior miniatures?

You could try Google, I know the pics are out there somewhere or look for scanned copies of the old RP catalogs.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Alex Keller on 18 September 2014, 10:55:00
I found several pictures of "Jumpship Crewman" but thats it.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Cazaril on 02 November 2014, 17:37:58
Like many others, I regret not having purchased the 25mm Mechwarrior figures in the past. For those who don't even know what they all look like, here are some pictures (sorry they aren't the greatest, but they aren't completely horrible either  ;) ). I believe it is complete (minus the Elemental which I believe is still for sale).. They come from Ral Partha's 1992 catalog.

Anyway, here they are.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RkjwcBb/0/O/i-RkjwcBb.jpg)

20-900 => Steiner MechWarriors (3)
20-901 => Steiner Ground Troopers (3)
20-902 => Steiner Aerospace Pilot
20-903 => Steiner Security Guard

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-J8X5xft/0/O/i-J8X5xft.jpg)

20-920 => Kurita MechWarriors (3)
20-921 => Kurita Ground Troopers (3)
20-922 => Special Forces - Kurita Death Squad Assassin
20-923 => Kurita Mech Tech

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nGZ6NVz/0/O/i-nGZ6NVz.jpg)

20-940 => Liao MechWarriors (3)
20-941 => Liao Troopers (3)
20-942 => Liao Death Commando
20-943 => Liao Aerospace Pilot

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-PpPm3M4/0/O/i-PpPm3M4.jpg)

20-960 => Marik MechWarriors (3)
20-961 => Marik Ground Troopers (3)
20-962 => Marik Security Guard
20-963 => Marik Dropship Crewman

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZJKCjMR/0/O/i-ZJKCjMR.jpg)

20-980 => Davion MechWarriors (3)
20-981 => Davion Ground Troopers (3)
20-982 => Davion Aerospace Pilot
20-983 => Davion Jumpship Crewman

And while I'm at it... What is the latest on seeing them come back?

Caz
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 03 November 2014, 22:46:52
They are still on the to do list, some of the original masters have been found. Checking to see if the rest have been located yet.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: StuartYee on 23 January 2015, 20:17:49
A friend of mine was able to find several of the 20-922 Special Forces - Kurita Death Squad Assassins.

I'll keep checking back.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: RDL_python on 23 March 2016, 10:37:51
They are still on the to do list, some of the original masters have been found. Checking to see if the rest have been located yet.

(http://photo.qip.ru/photo/rdlpython/115409086/small/214511619.jpg) (http://photo.qip.ru/users/rdlpython/115409086/214511619/)
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: csentman on 04 April 2016, 19:10:44
Just purchased the battletroops figures and love them.  I would definitely buy the old RPG figures if they were re-released
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Rom Precentor on 09 April 2016, 14:09:27
Also interested, will continue to watch the thread. 
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kovax on 13 May 2016, 16:34:51
Been watching the thread for several years.  I've got a decent selection from the Kurita and Steiner platoons, but a few of the RPG figures, including at least one MechWarrior with neurohelmet would be a great addition.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: GOTHIK on 22 May 2016, 10:08:18
are there any plans to bring ALL of these minis back, instead of just the ones in the BattleTroops line?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 22 May 2016, 23:58:44
I own two complete sets of BOTH Kurita and Steiner BattleTroops platoons.

In original box form, with that little paint guide paper and the plastic zip-lock bag that had some extra spur pieces in it. Wonder what these go for.. outside boxes have some minor wear and tear, but still solid with no holes in them. Two of the sets are painted and two are still mint. NOT FOR SALE! But would love to buy another each.

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 23 May 2016, 09:02:54
are there any plans to bring ALL of these minis back, instead of just the ones in the BattleTroops line?

At some point yes, but there are no production molds on them. So it is on the back burner right now.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: GOTHIK on 10 June 2016, 19:38:06
I see.  Thanks, Speck!
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Corrinald on 07 November 2016, 11:31:36
Add me to the list of people interested in the old 25mm figures. I am working on a group of large scale models and these would be great to go along with them.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kovax on 24 March 2017, 15:16:19
As for "large scale models", I have a couple of the old Revell plastic kits, which are a shade undersize compared to the RPG figures, but not that far off.  Using the Hirst Arts sci-fi series molds to make up some high-tech interiors/exteriors in a rocky hillside, that should make for a pretty awesome BT hybrid RPG/Infantry/Mech scenario in and around the ruins of an old Star League era bunker.  Now, all I need are a few suitable figures that aren't obviously Steiner or Kurita infantry.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Hythos on 26 March 2017, 11:57:03
Are all of IWM's DS & DW-series figures also 25mm scale?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 26 March 2017, 12:17:18
Are all of IWM's DS & DW-series figures also 25mm scale?

The older Mechwarrior and Battle Troopers are all 25mm. Same for the Shadowrun figures.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kovax on 31 March 2017, 09:51:01
Are all of IWM's DS & DW-series figures also 25mm scale?
The old figures are mostly "true" 25mm scale (plus or minus a bit), which is a shade smaller than many of the newer "28mm passing as 25mm" figures on the fantasy/sci-fi market.  These are from back before "scale creep" became a "thing".  The difference isn't enough to make them look seriously out of place, though, if you mix them with a couple of newer sculpts.  Any newer figures you use can pass as being just slightly taller than average.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 31 July 2018, 15:48:50
I have officially located all of the casted masters for these and put aside. After gencon will open a fan funding thread for new production molds for these. More details to come.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kos on 01 August 2018, 16:14:31
I too have been watching this thread for some years. Glad to hear the masters have been located!
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: abou on 01 August 2018, 20:52:23
I have officially located all of the casted masters for these and put aside. After gencon will open a fan funding thread for new production molds for these. More details to come.
Awesome!
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: ColBosch on 01 August 2018, 21:31:31
Very cool! I'll finally be able to finish my collection.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Kovax on 03 August 2018, 11:29:04
I have officially located all of the casted masters for these and put aside. After gencon will open a fan funding thread for new production molds for these. More details to come.
Great news.  I'll be keeping an eye out for future developments.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Ian Wagner on 21 November 2018, 17:34:50
I would also get in line for this.  Have been trying to gather the old RP MW line of figures, but it's very touch and go on EBay when you don't want to pay the $25-$35 sellers want for unopened blister packs.  Have only managed a few figures sold loose in the last six months.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 21 November 2018, 22:06:30
Do we have any updates on this fundraiser?

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: abou on 15 January 2019, 10:20:38
Hey Speck, any change in the status of this?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 15 January 2019, 21:31:52
Possible Gencon '19 sale?

Or even if you ran a pre-order of the old / new sculpts...

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 20 January 2019, 13:49:17
Hey Speck, any change in the status of this?

Nothing as of now, got side tracked on this one. Will work on a update about it.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: StoneRhino on 21 January 2019, 12:42:08
Is there anything about possible updates to the models, or an expansion?
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 22 January 2019, 20:22:52
Is there anything about possible updates to the models, or an expansion?

None have had molds done yet.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: csentman on 17 February 2019, 18:29:22
I am very excited there are plans in the works to release these miniatures.  It has been over a year since I checked this thread last because I figured it would forever be stuck in the "nice to do" category.  I will try to keep up on the fan funded projects.  I would be very happy to support this one.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Mattlov on 17 February 2019, 19:36:52
Awesome awesome awesome.

No, we have Awesomes.  This is about ground personnel.   ;)
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Alex Keller on 17 February 2019, 21:43:02
Woohoo!
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 26 February 2019, 09:44:18
Hope to have an announcement in a few weeks about this. When I see Mike before Cincycon I am going to talk to him about it to get an idea of the price for new production molds that will need to be Fan Financed to bring these back.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 27 February 2019, 12:34:41
Woohoo!

What he said. ..

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 13 March 2019, 23:03:10
Once Mike as gotten caught up from being at Garycon, I will work with him on pricing to have new productions molds done so that they can be fan funded.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: abou on 14 March 2019, 21:53:05
Excellent that this is still percolating. A friend of mine found a mint BattleTroops Kurita box and it was super cool.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 14 March 2019, 22:03:29
Like I said way long time ago...

Got me two complete sets of both Kurita and Davion, one each painted and one not! Still in the original boxes...

Would LOVE to add Liao, Marik and Steiner forces to the mix...

Tho I could just break two of he boxes to make those... but then I can only make 2 of them...

And no clan version either! ( Goes for SLDF as well... )

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 05 April 2019, 09:37:57
Will have some news here soon. So stay tuned.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Hayden. on 05 April 2019, 21:04:13
Will have some news here soon. So stay tuned.

The silence is deafening...
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 06 April 2019, 17:58:16
The silence is deafening...

I will post it tomorrow morning. Ended up going out of town today.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 07 April 2019, 10:27:15
Here you go (https://bg.battletech.com/forums/index.php?topic=65000.0)
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 08 April 2019, 15:30:24
On your link's link, I didn't see any unarmored Clan figures that could represent Clan Infantry...

Is there a possible fundraiser for one in the near future?

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: speck on 08 April 2019, 16:00:45
On your link's link, I didn't see any unarmored Clan figures that could represent Clan Infantry...

Is there a possible fundraiser for one in the near future?

TT

None were done originally when these figures came out. That was to get new production molds for those 40 figures.

If there is interest in new personality figures there could be a opportunity for funding thread.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: truetanker on 08 April 2019, 16:03:31
Just how much would be needed? Best round guess...

TT
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: abou on 09 April 2019, 20:11:53
It was $1000, but managed to get the project funding in about half a day.

EDIT: My bad, didn't realize the question.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Cache on 09 April 2019, 20:59:38
Just how much would be needed? Best round guess...

From the funding thread:
New Mechwarrior figures would be great to do, but humanoid figure are still expensive to sculpt. We might get 1 or 3 for the cost of having new molds for these 40 OOP figures done.

So... 1-3 for $1k. Similar to Mech sculpts by the sound of it.
Title: Re: Old Ral Partha 25mm MechWarriors?
Post by: Mendou on 20 August 2019, 08:02:03
I've been away from the forums for far too long (having forgotten my password ^_^;; ), but it's nice to see this finally happen!