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Thursday, August 30, 2012

DragonTooth's Horus and the City of Magic Money






I haven't done a lot of buying over the summer, mostly because I haven't done much selling. But I couldn't resist putting in a bid on DragonTooth's GD-1 Horus, even though he is broken at the ankles and missing his sword and sceptre. I was pleased to win him for less than $9 - that's a bargain to me, even in his current state. Now I just need to acquire his sword and sceptre...


You can see him above after he has visited my little shop of mini horrors. He has been pinned back together, and I used a bit of Citadel's LGS (Liquid Green Stuff) to fill in the gaps. I still need to smooth it out before I prime and paint, but I'm getting there.
 
The Grenadier mind flayer in the third picture is for scale reference. I had no idea how big Horus was until he arrived at my house. Overall height is 60mm, and measures 45mm from foot to eye. I imagine he would scale out at close to 54mm if he were standing upright. I'm glad he's posed and not standing still like a statue.
 
In other DragonTooth news, did you see the City of Magic sets that recently sold? If not, let me recap: King Niflung's Throne Hall sold for a staggering $898 USD! Tomb of the Dwarf King went for $521.11 - a princely sum for a king's tomb. Ye Blind Cyclops Inn sold for $316.11, and the Dwarf Armory ended at $266.
 
There is a deep-pocketed DT collector out there who was willing to shell out $2,001.22 to add those four City of Magic kits to his or her collection. WOW! At an average of $500 per kit, that is dedication. On the plus side, all four kits look like they are 100% complete, something that is not very common considering the age of the kits and the amount of components involved.

3 comments:

The Dozing Dragon said...

I couldn't believe the price the sets went for...most frustrating as I need most of them myself.....grrrrrrrrr

The Dozing Dragon said...

Couldn't believe the prices on one hand then o n the other I am growing to expect it! It's all because I need 3 of the damned City of Magic kits.....grrrrrrr.......

TopKat said...

I too am always on the lookout for City of Magic sets...but not at those prices! I'm guessing that I'll have to get lucky like I did with my two partial sets that were mixed in with a large lot if I want to add any more sets without robbing my kids college funds ;)