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Thortrains Inactive Member02 Nov 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Now I review the Toys R Us "Pirates" True Heroes (and Skeletons) set of figures. Folks who like Pirates, Fantasy gamers and fans of Harryhausen's Jason and the Argonauts and the 1999 version of "The Mummy" might like this! Lots of goodies here!


Yo-Ho-Ho and a Barrel of bones! Enjoy and Please share!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 12:28 p.m. PST

I was thinking along the same lines; pirates land on an island inhabited by skeletons. A couple of barrels gives you more than enough for a good game. If you live near a Toys R Us, they generally go on sale (buy one, get one 1/2 off) during the Christmas shopping season.

cloudcaptain02 Nov 2017 12:45 p.m. PST

You can still land the Bluebox pirate bucket with Skeletal sailors at Bargain Hunt in the US. It's a dwindling supply naturally.

Here they are.


The Fantasy Toy Soliders blog is a must if you are going to game fantasy/scifi with 54mmish plastics.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Ooh, I gotta find me a couple of those.

ordinarybass03 Nov 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

Another great review.

Once again, you may have presented me with another 54mm playest that we should buy just for the accessories to use with 28mm.

Thortrains Inactive Member03 Nov 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

Thanks. What with the cost of many 28mm things, it is always good to find stuff that does the job and saves money.

CeruLucifus05 Nov 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

My kid has a set of these and even though 12 still gets them out occasionally. I wanted to brown magic wash the skeletons and use for 25mm D&D but they are too big, about 50mm. Still if you could make an adventure story game out of the set, or 2 sets, you would have plenty of figures and could do a few production line paint sessions to get a nice batch of miniatures.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

I use them as Giant Skeletons, both for my AD&D RPG games, and my 2e BattleSystem games. I painted the bits that were not bone, and then I applied The Dip -- Royal Walnut. Good enough to game with, at arm's length! They have that, just dug up, look, thanks to the Royal Walnut's dark, muddy brown color.

There are various types of 50mm-60mm tall, plastic Skeletons out there. Pick one, or more, paint the bits that are not bone, then Dip… Easy, super-fast, and super-inexpensive. Cheers!

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