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Andrew LA06 Nov 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Hi all

I have a boardgame called Forbidden Island which has 6 characters:
1. Navigator
2. Diver
3. Explorer
4. Pilot
5. Engineer
6. Messenger

I am looking for 25mm Pulp-type figures to use as replacement for the plain wooden pawns that the game suppliers.

Do you have any recommendations for suppliers who can provide single 25mm figures that would fit the bill for each of the 6 characters?


Gandydancer06 Nov 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

How modern do you need? You might try RAFM Miniatures from Canada. The Cthulhu line is 1920's or so time period. link

Vigilant06 Nov 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

Pulp Figures are a good possibility, or Statuesque Miniatures.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

Try Pulp Figures – or
Wargames Foundry –

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

Tiger Miniatures has some divers (I own these, they're nice):

Pilot and Explorer have multiple choices from Pulp Miniatures.

How do you envision the Navigator, Engineer and Messenger?

Forbidden Island is a terrific game -- I may steal your idea!

pvi99th Inactive Member06 Nov 2017 6:20 p.m. PST

I would check Reaper Miniatures.

A search for diver turns up two scuba diver, a hardhat diver, and a US Navy Seal in diving gear.

They have a possible Navigator. Looks like a scroll or map she is carrying. link

Someone like this could be exploring:

Pilot: link

Bombshell Miniatures has great female figures. If you want to mix in some women then they may work.

All of these are usually larger that "standard" 25mm figures. More in the 28mm to 30mm range.

Good luck finding what you are looking for. It is a great game. We like Forbidden Desert a little better but both are great.

Twoball Cane06 Nov 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

As was mentioned above…I'll add artisan miniatures

Giles the Zog07 Nov 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

Copplestone Castings have some Back Of Beyond adventurers that might fit the bill for them.

Otherwise, as suggested, Puklp and Artisan.

Andrew LA07 Nov 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback all – I will do some digging on those links :-)

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 7:41 a.m. PST

While Pulp Figures probably has the figures you need, Bob only sells complete sets not individual figures.


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