Some really useful Treasure Island type figures here, some that no doubt early gaming writer Robert Louis Stevenson would have enjoyed.
Safari’s Pirate Toob set has some interesting and useful 54mm or 1:32 plastic prepainted figures for gaming in the 18th and 19th Century.
The duelling figures with swords out would work really well with Donald Featherstone’s simple sword fight rules in one of my favourite Featherstone chapters “Wargaming in Bed” in his book Solo Wargaming.
“The Buccaneer was a Picturesque Fellow” by Howard Pyle is the oil painting, which the illustration was of, was sold in 1905 under the title The Buccaneer, and is currently part of the Delaware Art Museum’s collection.
The set also has a useful lady pirate based on contemporary illustrations of Mary Read and Ann Bonny. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Bonny#
Safari Toob figure sets or Toobs are not cheap so probably do not qualify for inclusion on my Pound Store Plastic Warriors website:
They do sit well alongside the much cheaper Hing Fat pirates which almost qualify for (seaside) pound store status.
Lots of conversion possibilities!
More about this Toob and Safari figures at their website:
They are about $12 dollars from Safari Ltd.com or from Amazon UK about £12 (to £15 RRP).
This gets you 6 figures, 7 if you count the skeleton, along with the cannon, barrels and the tiny ship.
I will post further Safari Toob figure set reviews over the next few weeks, the Jamestown settlers and Powhatan Indians and Native American Indian / Wild West set.
American customers have access to a range of Civil War and Revolutionary War figure Safari Toobs.
Posted by Mark, Mr MIN Man of TIN blog, December 2016.