Another useful Safari Toob set of figures are The Jamestown Settlers set in 1:32 or 54mm scale, which contains some interesting and useful ‘character’ figures for modelling or gaming.
These Safari Toob figures are produced in cooperation with the Jamestown Settlement Museum in Williamsburg Virginia.
For American customers the Toob set is around $12 dollars, but can also buy ‘bulk bags’ of some of these Safari Toob figures too.
Amazon UK retails these Toob sets for £12 to £15.
The Safari Toob website reliably informs that:
Arguably one of America’s most important landmarks, Jamestown was founded in 1607 by English settlers. While Jamestown is now celebrated as an important location for the development of the early American colonies, it wasn’t without its trials.
From 1609 to 1610, James struggled through a crippling lack of food known as the “Starving Time” which diminished the population by nearly 60%. However, the settlers were resilient, and over time Jamestown developed into one of the premier bastions of English civilization in America.
Especially useful in both the Powhatan Indian figures (to be featured in next blogpost) and the Jamestown Settlers sets are the tradesmen and the civilian women.
There are equally good figures (shown) from the later Wild West settlers Toob set.
Expensive but interesting character figures, full of conversion possibilities.
Several other companies produce plastic 17th Century figures, but you can always mass produce your own with Doug Shand’s brilliant idea of dollar store conversions of Airfix Australians:
Next Toob review will be the Powhatan Indian set which could also make interesting 54mm Maoris …
Posted by Mark, Man of TIN blog, December 2016.