Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tasmanian Devil

"A strong, murderous beast, jaws as powerful as a steel trap – has ravenous appetite – eats tigers, lions, elephants, buffaloes, donkeys, giraffes, octopuses, rhinoceroses, mooses, ducks..."

– Devil May Hare (1954)

While I don't think there is a true Tasmanian Devil in miniature form, there are two versions of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil.

On the left is the Umber Ripper from the Monster Manuscript Vol.X boxed set (Grenadier 1510, MM87). On the right is the Tasmanian Devil von Der Kriegspielers Fantastiques line (Heritage 1152, though the base is marked 1158).

While the Heritage Taz looks too big to be compatible with 1/72 figures (mainly because of the BFS), the Grenadier version doesn't look too bad. After all, who's to say how big the Tasmanian Devil is?

The D&D statistics for the Tasmanian Devil appear in issue 60 of Dragon Magazine.


Lobo said...

you always publish very nice and funny ones!

EY said...

Hi Lobo,

I like my fantasy to have some whimsey in it, so I try to keep it light and not overly serious.