I opened an old Heritage Kriegspieler blister pack that was labelled "mounted shadow host", that I picked up somewhere long ago, for which the plastic cover had been re-stapled to the cardboard backing, and now I see the minis inside were definitely NOT the mounted shadow host! They are apparently 5 "Old Guard" minis of some mystery monster.
I put a photo in the "Unknown Minis" photo folder, and called it "flying monkey man", which is my best description of it. Link is here:
The base, which is separate, says "the Old Guard" and "copyright 1975" on it. It's an interesting base concept, in that it has 2 holes for the two nubs on the feet of the figure, to mount it standing, and it also has a single hold in the middle that presumable would work with a piano-wire post and would attach to a small hole in the chest of the figure, to give the option to mount it as if it were flying.
Oddly, it seems to have 3 eyes as well, and is holding some kind of orb.
What is it supposed to be?
I can't find any info on "Old Guard" figures at lost minis wiki or stuff of legends. Anything anyone can tell me about these figs would be welcome, thanks!