The first edition of Talisman was released at Games Day in 1983, the second edition in 1985 added colour. Several expansions followed between Talisman Expansion in late 1985 and Talisman Dragons in 1993.
In February 1986 Citadel released miniatures to replace the counters enclosed in the game. The numbering of these sets varied across the years, being presented in individual figure blisters, multiple figure blisters with at least two numbering schemes and also in plastic blister boxes that matched the Talisman sets.
The Third edition game, released in 1994-5, used all plastic miniatures, many borrowed from the Warhammer Fantasy Battle ranges. Several were later released in the "Toy Store" series of small boxes. They are shown here based on hex bases for consistency with the original range.