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oopsdoubleone Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 9:58 a.m. PST

Would anyone be interested in 28mm North American Animals?
Tiger Miniatures are looking into taking on the old HLBS range.
Any thoughts

Mulligan Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 10:23 a.m. PST

I definitely would be interested in classic North American woodlands and plains animals, especially moose scaled for 28-mm figures. (It killed me at last Historicon when I couldn't pick up the moose from the RLBPS booth because I'd waited a day too long to go shopping and the only one left was the display copy.)


zippyfusenet Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 11:28 a.m. PST

Y'know, most TOOB animals are too big for 28mm scale, but the moose from the North American Animals TOOB is a perfect size. Pre-painted too. You pay about as much for the whole TOOB as you would for one white metal casting, and you also get a squirrel that can be used as a giant radioactive mutant squirrel in science fiction scenarios. What's not to love?

Personal logo J Womack 94 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 3:53 p.m. PST

I am not familiar with the range, i.e., what's in it? Obviously the Moose. Which is a Good Thing. But what else?

<Boris voice>

Is sqvirrel being in set?

</Boris voice>

zippyfusenet Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 5:40 p.m. PST

Toob is a range of pre-painted rubbery plastic toys that come packed in, er, clear plastic tubes. Here's a selection, but there are many other subjects in the series:


Some advertising describes the product as 'museum quality' but that's being too kind…still they're not too bad for toys. Scale of the figures varies a lot. Human figures in the historical sets look to be about 54mm size. In the 'critter' sets, every figure is the same size, the squirrel is the same size as the moose. Mostly the figs are too big to mix with 28mm, but there are some exceptions. I went through the Horses Toob that's listed here. The horses were all too big, but I picked out a couple of ponies that joined my 28mm herd.

I find Toobs often at Hobby Lobby and sometimes in other toy departments. Keep your eyes open.

<Natasha voice>

Ees beeg sqvirrel for moose in Toob, dolling!

</Natasha voice>

zippyfusenet Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 5:44 p.m. PST

Found it. 'Forest Toob'.


Neotacha Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 6:16 p.m. PST

Back to oopsdoubleone's question. Yeah, I'd be interested.

Personal logo J Womack 94 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Apr 2009 7:54 p.m. PST

No no no no Natasha!

Ees being sqvirrel vit moose in ze HLBS set?

What else come in the range of North American animals besides the moose, which we have established as being in the set of metal miniatures made by HLBS.

I might be interested, depending on what animals they are.

oopsdoubleone Inactive Member16 Apr 2009 1:12 p.m. PST

Grizzly bear charging. carrabo, 5 wolves, eagle catching fish, musk ox, puma and 8 beaver discussing building a dam.

Green Gang Inactive Member16 Apr 2009 11:34 p.m. PST

oops, apart from the Musk Ox, I bought all those from HLBS, and they are all very well sculpted models. It would be good if you took on the range, kept them alive and kept them in the UK. They're too good to lose. The eagle catching the fish was an unusual subject, and extremely useful for dioramas. The 8 tiny 9mm tall beavers are intentionally comical, and amazingly are all different sculpts.

Are you looking at getting the miners and Death Hunt characters as well? The bucking mule was the model that first attracted me to Mr Kemp's little masterpieces!


Darkoath Inactive Member18 Apr 2009 11:51 a.m. PST

They are beautiful sculpts. I also purchased them from HLBS, and would highly recommend them to anyone. So my opinion is yes you should pick them up so they can still be offered to the wargaming community.

Brutorz Bill Inactive Member18 Apr 2009 7:45 p.m. PST

Would love to see these continue to be offered/available!

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