Star Wars Miniatures:
Top row: WEG/Star Wars Jawa, Micromachines Jawa (standing on two extra washers), Ral Partha/Shadowrun woman with rifle and grenade (from pack 20-516 "Mercs & Bouncers," rifle slightly converted), Ral Partha/Battletech "Marik Dropship Captain" (20-963), WEG/Shatterzone "Veteran Mercenary - Male" (SZR-3), WEG/SW Rebel officer.
Other Compatible Figures
Bottom row: WEG/SW Wookiee, Ertl/AMT plastic Wookiee, Gamorrean guard, Boba Fett, and Oola (all four from "Jabba's Throne Room"), WEG/SW Rebel Commando.
The Star Wars Miniatures Battles rules are flexible enough to be used with any 20-30mm sci-fi miniatures. This is a list of some alternative 25mm figures that are generally compatible in style and/or scale with WEG's Star Wars miniatures. Many of these figures are out of production but still available from sources like eBay. For links to every company now producing sci-fi figures try The Miniatures Page by Bill Armintrout, the best collection of miniatures links and news on the web. For archival listings of out-of-production miniatures from many companies try The Stuff of Legends.
Other licensed Star Wars figures:
- Wizards of the Coast made a small line of Star Wars miniatures in 2001-2002 but quickly took them out of production. The packages were labeled "30mm" scale, but most of the figures are reasonably proportioned (not "chunky") so they are reasonably compatible with the original WEG miniatures, especially if you base the different figures differently to make their heads line up at the same height. The quality of the sculpting and casting is high. Unfortunately for players trying to build squads of combat troops, most of the WotC figures are meant to be pistol- or lightsaber-toting RPG characters, and all are packaged only one per blister pack. There is a nice female scout with a rifle that would make a good addition to a squad of WEG Rebel commandos, and she also is a near-look-alike for the assassin Zam Wesell in Episode II. Note that the Wookiee Scout figure is huge compared to the WEG Wookiees.
- The Action Fleet line of larger Micro Machines by Galoob/Hasbro is a great source of creatures and vehicles (see the Gallery for examples). Some of the character and troop figures can be mixed in with the WEG miniatures, being nearly identical in height though somewhat skinnier. The Action Fleet playsets include near-25mm equipment and scenery. The Droids box set included 16 plastic droids, most roughly 28mm scale, and most representing types never produced as miniatures by WEG.
- The Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room Action Scene plastic model kit by Ertl/AMT has usable figures and interior scenery in roughly 25mm scale. Figure quality varies from good to terrible, with mostly static poses and some unusual variations in scale. I believe that the Cantina Action Scene model is in the same scale. Ertl also made a large Millennium Falcon model in near-25mm scale, an Imperial Shuttle that's large enough to look right on the tabletop, and some smaller models of starfighters in appropriate scales. All of these models are now out of production.
- The vintage Kenner Micro Collection figures can be used as alternative miniatures, although most are significantly larger than WEG's scale. This is a good source of laser turrets as well.
Other science-fiction gaming miniatures:
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Last updated 11-11-02 (minor update to description of WotC's miniatures).