. . . wherein Paul Gorman plays with ideas for old-school fantasy roleplaying games
Atlas. I love this one. It could be used as some sort of giant/troll who is hurling the rock, or, in the right situation, he is holding up the roof or the world.
I've got this mini, too, from back in the day. Can't remember which company though. Was this a Ral Partha?
Yes, "RAL PARTHA 1977" is stamped on the bottom.
I think he's an elemental? One of the guys who introduced me & my brother to D&D back in '81 had this mini, or one like it, with a prominent wang.