I got news yesterday that Fluffy the missing Manticore is one the way home.
Ok, actually I went on Ebay and managed to locate a Buy It Now deal that wasn't too outrageous of a price and ordered the miniature. Yesterday the shipping notice hit my email saying it should arrive in 2 to 5 business days.
So now I can plunk down a Manticore mini to torment my Player's characters with if I so choose.
And speaking of lost minis . . . I was putting some things away and managed to misplace the minis for the PCs. I have no idea what I did with them. Time to reorganise all of my minis.