Day 13: First miniature(s) you used.
When we (our high school group) all started playing D&D we all loved the idea of miniatures. They helped us visualize what was going on and honestly, they were just cool looking. However, we couldn't afford large amounts of miniatures for our games. We could have afforded a miniature for a character but it was the monsters that could quickly get expensive (as a game tended to need a fair amount of them). Thus we never really used them in games; though we did have them on the table.
However, miniatures simply had too great a draw and the first I bought was the Grenadier Models AD&D Dungeon Explorers Figure Set. It had a good mix of character minis that we could use with just about any character mix.