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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2019 7:40 a.m. PST

Good evening everyone,

Does anyone know if it existed or if there is a game with figurines to recreate adventures on skull island?

Thank you in advance .

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2019 8:46 a.m. PST

Paskal, Copplestone makes suitable sailors and film crew. For myself, I'd raid a local toy store for dinosaurs and overscale gorilla before I tried wargame suppliers. "Astounding Tales" by Howard Whitehouse ought to do for rules.

bogdanwaz18 Jun 2019 10:57 a.m. PST

There was a whole line of toys released in conjunction with the 2005 Peter Jackson remake of King Kong. A search for "King Kong movie toys" brings up quite a few options for figures:


Regarding rules, I wrote a scenario book for the Astounding Tales rules called "the Road to Skull Island" that was a mash-up of King Kong and the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road movies. It's available at: link

Mithmee18 Jun 2019 12:46 p.m. PST

Pulp Alley

BorisTheSpider18 Jun 2019 3:38 p.m. PST

Brigade Games

Captain Gamma19 Jun 2019 7:00 a.m. PST

Tusk II from Irregular Miniatures covers explorers on Skull Island up against Kong.

Captain Gamma19 Jun 2019 7:03 a.m. PST

Pulp Figures by Bob Murch features the sailor types and damsel you will need. He even does a damsel tied between two stakes waiting to be scarificed/Wed to Kong.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Thanks Robert, but what Copplestone references would be suitable for sailors and film crew?

For myself, my X-Plus king kong measuring 8 inches is 20 cm 32 for a king kong of the 1933 movie version of 15 m 24 seems it, it is a scale of 1/75 so we need figures of humans from 24 mm …

A local toy store for dinosaurs is a very good idea, but I have to find the list of dinosaurs of the two 1933 King Kong movies …

Namely for the 1933 King Kong movie: a Stegosaurus, a Brontosaurus, a Styracosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus (my X-Plus Tyrannosaurus) a snake-like Elasmosaurus (poor beast what is it doing on earth?) And a Pteranodon …

For the other creatures, it's Son of Kong's:

A "Little Kong": Kong's albino, who is half his size and much friendlier. He drowns when the island is destroyed, Denham's first goal.

At Archeopteryx: flying around Skull Island. Escaped when the island sank.

A Rhamphorhynchus: flying around the island. Escaped when the island sank.

A Styracosaurus: Chases Charlie, Englehorn, and Helstrom into a cave and destroys their gun. The same model is used in the original film. Drowned when the island sank (off-screen).

A cave bear: Denham and Hilda chases before being driven off by Little Kong. Drowned when the island sank (off-screen).

Nothosaurus: reptilian creature that attacks Denham, Hilda and Little Kong after they uncover the treasure, only to be killed by Little Kong. It seems to resemble a large Protorosaurus. The strangling was similar to the snake-like Elasmosaurus strangling from King Kong.

To Elasmosaurus: devours Helstrom when he tries to escape in the lifeboat. The part of the Elasmosaurus snapping jaws was similar to the Brontosaurus snapping jaws from King Kong.

A Brontosaurus: appears during the earthquake, crying out before drowning, and the same creature from the original film.

And I have to think about the monsters in the depths of the first film of 1933.

For them and for the Styracosaurus:

YouTube link

What is terrible in these two films is that herbivorous dinosaurs attack men to eat them, more often than carnivorous dinosaurs !?

Ah I forgot I have to think about the vegetation, what are they on skull island? Prehistoric or contemporary?

I wait "The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island" .
They talk about the vegetation in this book?

Thanks again Robert and bogdanwaz "Astounding Tales" goal by Howard Whitehouse? What are these rules?

Thanks Mithmee but what is Pulp Alley? I'm going to interrogate wargameVault …

Thanks BorisTheSpider, but brigade games offers what for such a game?

I'll have to see if it's animals exist at 1/75 scale …

A lot of research and reading (including paleontology) and contact with guys like you in perspective, all I like …

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2019 11:21 p.m. PST

Thank you Captain Gamma, is it the 1933 films that interest me, apart from what you said and King Kong and the T-Rex, there are no other specific figures for the two films of 1933?

vlad4824 Jun 2019 11:50 a.m. PST

Getting back to Murch's Pulp Figures, I believe he also has 1930s movie crew figures as well as models based on Hope and Crosby.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Jun 2019 3:17 a.m. PST

Yes it's seen.

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