I’m always on the lookout for miniatures that accurately represent the Cthulhu mythos because I play a tile-based D20 Modern game. There’s an art to crafting a miniature that’s useful for this kind of gaming: in addition to an accurate representation, it should be the right size, have an interesting pose, and cost. In this installment I review Y’golonac miniatures.
Wikipedia describes Y’golonac:
His true form is uncertain, but when he possesses a human host to manifest, he appears as a grotesquely obese man, lacking a head or neck, with a mouth in the palm of each hand.
Y’golonac isn’t a character you’d expect to show up often in most games, given that it’s an avatar of a Great Old One. Still, there’s at a handful of scenarios where he appears in-person. As a Great Old One I’m willing to spend more money since I won’t need to purchase more than one of the figure. On the other hand, Y’golonac is one of the few beings that will show up in person, which means for miniature-based games a Y’golonac figure is practically a necessity.
Reaper’s Garravank, the Ghoul King, is fat and ugly enough to do the job, except for the fact that he has a head. The first unpainted metal sculpt is not nearly as fat, with an open palm that has no mouth. He’s anatomically correct and retails for $7. 1 out of 5.
The second Reaper sculpt is not as menacing but much fatter. To make him headless will take some hacking. He retails for $9. 2 out of 5.
The Avatar of Perversion by Black Cat Bases is a code name for Y’golonac, produced unpainted. Y’golonac is just 1.2 inches tall (from toe to stump of neck), which makes this Y’golonac rather puny. It retails for $6. 3 out of 5.
RAFM’s unpainted metal Y’golonac is perhaps the best known. A large-sized monstrosity, Y’golonac looks powerful enough to tear people apart but is rather buff for a fat guy. It’s not nearly as flabby as Freakland Scenics but certainly taller than Black Cat’s. It retails for $8.
Freakland Scenics has a flabby, squat-looking Y’golonac with wide, gaping mouths for hands. This is the fattest of the Y’golonac sculpts and wins by simply being more accurate than the others. It retails for $16. 5 out of 5.
If you’re going to use Y’golonac in your game, you might as well make him as disgusting as possible. Freakland Scenics’ Y’golonac is worth the investment.