From Reaper, Blue Moon, WoTC, Irregular, Liberation, Old Glory, Khurasan and Britannia to Pulp Figures, Copplestone, Mage Knight, Hero Scape, Games Workshop and Magnificent Egos there sure are a lot of choices out there for miniatures! I personally have a variety of them and I'll bet my best D20 that most of you have a collection of them yourselves.
Miniatures. We use them in a variety of ways from showing that lovable NPC to setting up fire teams or battalions of Young Guard. Sometimes we use toys like my walkers which are Burger King versions of the Wild Wild West toy, sometimes we use a proxy "Guys I know this looks like a beholder but it is really an Umberhulk." and sometimes we have to have it because it's cool and we want it. Who says this isn't an addition?
Miniatures. What's your favorite and why do you like it so much?
Lastly, what is on your wish list this year? Are you wanting anything special or specific for Christmas this year from Santa?