Saturday, April 28, 2012
The Crites are small ravenous aliens first introduced in the movie Critters. The film proved to be fairly popular, and went on to spawn a number of sequels.
Over the course of the films, the appearance of the creatures changed sightly, but by and large, the Crites from the first film were not overly different from the later ones.
In one of the films there was also a giant alpha Crite.
The popularity of the films also crossed over to the world of gaming, and there are three companies that make miniatures of these creatures. I have examples of miniatures from two of those three.
The first three miniatures are Space Munchkins from Wargames Supply Dump (MIS10). These can be used as larger Crites in 1/72 scale. The next three are Munchers (PLA-10) from Khurasan Miniatures, and despite being sold for the 15mm market, are probably more appropriate for 1/72 scale.
I modified some of the Khurasan Munchers to represent Crites from the first film, and various unique Crites from the later movies.
As far as gaming goes, the Crite have a number of abilities that make them dangerous to the standard horror movie character, but I doubt that they would prove much of a threat to a party of typical D&D type adventurers.