When I got my first look at WizKids’ latest premium figure, the five-headed evil Dragon Queen Tiamat, I couldn’t help but chuckle at what appeared to be an absurdly large figure – the early 3D rendering showed it positively dwarfing a 12oz soda can. What I wasn’t expecting was for it to (a) actually dwarf said coke can and (b) be one of the most impressive centerpiece miniatures I’ve seen in a long time.
WizKids recently joked that “it pushes things by calling this a mini,” and it weren’t kidding. The “mini” truly lives up to its Gargantuan size rating; weighing more than five pounds, the base it stands on alone is eight inches across (that’s 40 feet in tabletop D&D rules), which is twice the recommended size for a “Gargantuan” creature. The tallest of its five heads stands roughly eight inches tall, and its wingspan boosts its height to just over 14”an impressive 28” across at its farthest point. If I were a player in a Tyranny of Dragons campaign (the most recent official D&D adventure module prominently featuring Tiamat), I would likely have a minor heart attack if my Dungeon Master thwonk’ed this behemoth down on the table.
The detail work on each of the heads is gorgeous, both in their molding and the manual paint job. The demonic orange glow around the eyes of the red and blue dragon heads is a particularly nice bit of detail, though each head – as well as the finer work around the bony spurs and claws on each limb – looks great in its own right.
WizKids’ Gargantuan Tiamat is D&D’s Biggest Mini Ever