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Hoist the black flag and set sail on deadly seas!

The scallywags, buccaneers, and beasts of the Pathfinder Adventure Path: Skull & Shackles campaign burst onto your game table in a blast of cannon fire and brimstone! This brand new set of Pathfinder Battles prepainted plastic figures features 55 all-new sculpts drawn from the gorgeous art in Paizo’s Skull & Shackles Adventure Path.

With a focus on pirates and aquatic menaces, this set features several popular fantasy creatures that have never previously appeared in prepainted plastic, making Skull & Shackles a must-have for miniatures collectors and an essential accessory for seafaring play.

Pathfinder Battles figures come in a variety of randomly assorted packaging options.

  • Skull & Shackles Standard Boosters contain 1 Large figure and 3 Medium or Small figures
  • Skull & Shackles Standard Bricks contain 8 Standard Boosters (32 figures total)
  • Skull & Shackles Standard Cases contain 4 Standard Bricks (32 Standard Boosters, 128 figures total)
Purchasers should get no to very few duplicate figures in a brick. Buyers who purchase factory-sealed cases should get a nearly complete set of figures. (As with any randomized product, collation is not guaranteed.)


Skull & Shackles Set List

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1  Grindylow
2  Rat Swarm
3  Bloodbug
4  Vine Choker
5  Lady Ghoul
6  Sea Devil
7  Chelish Marine
8  Sea Devil Champion
9  Wererat
10  Elder Brykolakas
11  Greater Host Devil
12  Wereshark Pirate
13  Pirate Sailor
14  Pirate Smuggler
15  Sentinel Devil
16  Ambrose Kroop
17  Barnabus Harrigan
18  Admiral Thrune
19  Sandara Quinn
20  Selissa
21  Tsadok Goldtooth
22  Kerdak Bonefist
23  Master of the Gales
24  Tessa Fairwind
25  Luccaria
26  Jakaw Razorbeak
27  Arronax Endymion
28  Scourge Hellknight Paralictor
29  Giant Wasp
30  Sea Cat
31  Shimerae
32  Shark
33  Hammerhead Shark
34  Cyclops
35  Sea Troll
36  Drowning Devil
37  Aquatic Naga
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38  Rosie Cusswell
39  The Eel
40  Brinebrood Queen
41  Golden Guardian
42  Seltyiel, Half-Elf Magus
43  Lirianne, Human Gunslinger
44  Isabella Locke
45  Whalebone Pilk
46  Gilbrok the Tongue
47  Duppy
48  The Whale
49  The Matron
50  Daughter of Imerta
51  Paeta
52  Cannon Golem
53  Captain Riptooth
54  Seaweed Siren
55  Gargantuan Skeletal Dragon
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A worthwhile investment for water themed campaigns

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Paint jobs getting REALLY bad

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When Paizo first started putting out pre painted minis back in the heroes and monsters day the sculpt and the paint jobs were amazing "for a pre painted plastic". Sadly with each new set releaed the paint quality keeps going down very quickly. I have so far bought complete sealed cases of every set (not directly from Paizo because they charge WAY too much) and each set gets worse. It has become REALLY bad with the release of the goblins case, the undead case, and now this Skull & Shackles case has HORRIBLE paint. The sculpts have always been really nice. The paint is so sloppy it looks like it is being done by overseas child labor. and even the parts that are paint stamped on, like the eyes are all over the place. The eyes on most of my figures are either way down on their cheeks or up on their foreheads, very few actually have the eyes painted where they should be. If you are going to charge the insanely high amount of $400 a case then you should get your paint quality back to the level it was with heros and monsters and stop letting it get worse and worse with every new set.


Decent, but not a step forward

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There are many good things in this set: aquatic minis, fantastic NPCs or monsters from the AP... yet I couldn't helpp but being slightly disappointed.

Firstly, I was disappointed by the number of missing/broken minis inside the boosters. Out of a case, I had one completely missing, one with a severed head (poor Arronax Endymion!), and one stirge... I mean bloodbug who wanted to fly off its base... and managed to do it. Overall, resilience of the minis is still somehow lacking.

Secondly, I didn't really appreciate the paintjob of one of the most iconic character of the AP: Kerdak Bonefist's face is... very basic, and sadly unexpressive. I think my biggest grudge is how they painted the eyes. If you compare them to the previous sets and the top-notch jobs made on minis like Xin, or Sorchen, you'll probably find the face painting of S&S minis lacking as I do.

On the other hand, the set includes some great minis. My favourites include the Sea Troll (a worthy cousin of the enormous Troll Champion of the SS set), the Daughter of Imerta (sadly too rare for my taste as a S&S GM), or Ambrose Kroop. However, my disappointment also resides within the fact that there are too few minis that really got me carried away, as opposed to the two previous sets. WizKids really outdid themselves for RotRL and SS, but this set - while decent - is a bit underwhelming despite my love for the AP itself and pirates in general.


Disappointed by number of missing minis

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I wrote a longer post, but then the store threw an error when I tried to post it. I'll make it short and sweet this time: I was missing five minis from having a complete set (38, 39, 47, 50, 51). I have two broken minis. Several minis feel like they will probably fall off of their stand in the near future. I would give the paint/sculpt job an average of 4 out of 5. Some of them get a 5 for being awesome, while some get a 2. (What is wrong with Seltyiel's face?) I'm questioning if I want to continue my subscription since $400 to be missing so many and have such quality issues seems like a bad investment. Looking at the price for singles for previous sets, I'm guessing I will have to pay yet another $40 to complete my set.


Very Good, but not Great!

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Content:

• Mostly liked the mix of rank-and-file figures with unique characters/monsters Brineblood Queen only one, but had 6 Chellish marines. However, rarity based on the adventure could have been better. For example, got 3 Shimerae (only one encountered in the AP), but got only one Daughter of Imerta (encounter 6 in the AP). I’m pretty sure Wiz Kids decides the mix based on “coolness,” but wish Paizo could have more input into that.
• I did get a full set in the one case (batting a thousand so far…)!
• Just as always, I don’t need a bunch of “character” figs, I prefer more “monsters” in the mix. However, in this instance, because I don’t have a lot of generic pirate minis, I will make an exception.
• As far as the choices that were made for inclusion into this set I would rate it 5 out of 5 stars. Excellent!
• It’s probably just me, but I don’t want any more dragons for the incentive figure for a while. The rune giant was the best so far. More stuff like that!

Quality:

• Overall, the paint jobs were good, about a 4 out of 5 stars, but a few of the medium figures were terrible (iconic gunslinger the worst)!
• Really enjoyed the tattoos on Isabella Locke (how did they do that?)!
• Sculpts were very good for the most part, but I still wish they were more dynamic (great examples are; the wererat, sentinel devil, Tessa Fairwind, Jakaw Razorbeak, giant wasp, seacat, Cyclops, The Eel, iconic magus, Isabella Locke, Daughter of Imerta, cannon golem and Captain Riptooth).
• My favorite figures for overall quality (sculpt, paint and impact) were; the wererat, Kerdak Bonefist, giant wasp, sea troll (my absolute favorite of the set), drowning devil, duppy, The Matron, Daughter of Imerta, cannon golem and Brinebones of course!
• I only had one damaged figure in the case (the hammerhead) and it had broken where the clear stand met the base.

Thoughts:

• Second best set, IMHO, after RotRL.
• As I said before, I may be in the minority, but I would like to see something other than a dragon as the incentive figure… Just sayin’.
• More monsters, less human/demi-human figures. Save the high quality sculpts and paints for a set like Beginner Box Heroes.
• Why no other sealife (giant crab, octopi, squid, mermen, locathah, charda, etc.)?
• MORE HUGE FIGS!!!!!!!!!

-Strange Doc


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I'm looking at starting a Skull & Shackles/Razor Coast/Freeport Sandbox style mashup late this year. It looks as though I will have a plethora of tools and handouts and now minis to work with.

I'm not going to "squee", becasue I don't do that.

However: "WAA-HOO!" :D

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

I however am not too proud to... SQUEEEE! I already want the sea troll. I hope packaging issues are better resolved but yes SQUEEEE!

Scarab Sages

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I would have preferred a Serpent Skull set. A lot of potential for new minis in that AP. But then I want a Crimson Throne one, and a Legacy of Fire one, a Jade Regent one, ......


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Shem wrote:
I would have preferred a Serpent Skull set. A lot of potential for new minis in that AP. But then I want a Crimson Throne one, and a Legacy of Fire one, a Jade Regent one, ......

You are not alone, I too have the same addiction. Got to love the plati-crack. :-)


Any word on timing? Is this a Gen Con release?

If so, would pre-orders be available for pickup as Gen Con? (Or subscriptions, for that matter?) Kinda want one, but between shipping and customs fees, it's a killer.

Grand Lodge

Most likely Gen Con

Dark Archive

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Feegle wrote:

Any word on timing? Is this a Gen Con release?

If so, would pre-orders be available for pickup as Gen Con? (Or subscriptions, for that matter?) Kinda want one, but between shipping and customs fees, it's a killer.

According to Erik, Wizkids haven't yet pinned down a release time.

However, I believe that for Runelords they didn't bring stuff to Gencon as the shipping was too expensive.

Grand Lodge

Actually some people did pick up their cases at Gen Con.

Dark Archive

Hmmm... that sea troll looks really amazing; however, I'm not that keen on pirates or a pirate-themed set. Depends on what minis will be in it, but in general my campaigns don't usually feature a lot of seafaring or aquatic monsters (except for water elementals). So, I'm not super-excited about this set...

The Exchange

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My roommate runs a Flintlock Fantasy game, filled with pirates and Revolutionary-era events.

This set is going to fill our ranks of minis! Thank you sooooo much, Paizo!


Typically how soon are singles made available after the line is released?

Dark Archive

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MJinthePitt wrote:
Typically how soon are singles made available after the line is released?

Depends on how busy Paizo's staff are around the release date - singles are generated by Paizo breaking open a number of boosters, then cataloging what they get out of them.


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Please, please, PLEASE tell me there will be at least one Shark and one Octopus and/or Squid in this set. I know characters don't go in the waters as often as they do on land, but it'd be really nice to have some kind of big fish miniature to show them when they fall into the big blue wet thing.

Naga pass for Eels, and are okay-ish for sharks, and I can use an Otyugh for an giant octopus, but man, it'd be great to be actually able to plop down a mini of a mako, or a bull, or a tiger, or a jigsaw shark... or even a great white shark, and have my players go, 'Oh crap." without me having to say a darn thing about what it's really supposed to be. Same goes for killer cephalopods, which, arguably are even more useful because there are plenty of tentacled land monsters for which they could pull double duty.

Please, please, PLEASE, PLEASE!

Grand Lodge

I want one of these (picture) image miniatures. Now THAT would be really cool and one I would pay 39.99 for :)

Grand Lodge

Weresharks, Merfolk and Sahuagin, oh my!


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Deanoth wrote:
Actually some people did pick up their cases at Gen Con.

For subscribers? Or just extra cases that had brought along to sell?

I was also told (for last GenCon) they would not be bringing the cases along as it would be too much money/too much hassle to ship all of them.

If they are going to bring cases for subscribers, they should give the option just like they do with the hardcovers.


Paizo had some Runelords boosters for sale at their booth last Gen Con, but were pretty much gone shortly after the dealer room opened on Thursday morning.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Here's a question for ya Chris (or anyone) - how soon before their release will full images of the line be on the website?

Thanks!

Grand Lodge

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CanusDirus,
They release full images usually every Friday around evening time.

Here is a link with the current ones pathfinderminiatures.com

The New ones will be released in the Paizo Blogs each week. Depending on how busy Eric Mona is though.


Damn you Paizo, you scurvy miniature producing dogs! Now I have to get even more miniatures!

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Kradlum wrote:
Damn you Paizo, you scurvy miniature producing dogs! Now I have to get even more miniatures!

um...what he said.


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Aside from a couple choices this set looks outstanding!!! I feel the bloodbug and the rat swarm are both a bit of a repeat as they have been done twice by WoC. Instead why not give us more of things never done before such as a giant crab or hammerhead shark which are both in the S&S adventure path, or better yet another pirate cant have too many of those. Otherwise kudos on a great looking set I plan to get many.


We're getting closer, and there's now an estimated delivery date of August 2013, so I'll ask this again: If we pre-order a case, or if we subscribe, is there any chance of pickup at Gen Con instead of shipping?


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Feegle wrote:
We're getting closer, and there's now an estimated delivery date of August 2013, so I'll ask this again: If we pre-order a case, or if we subscribe, is there any chance of pickup at Gen Con instead of shipping?

I know, not what you want to hear, but last year they did not permit GenCon pickup for this subscription. They did have a number of cases available for sale at GenCon of the Rise of the Runelords minis, but you were not supposed to be able to get a pre-order/subscription set there as they did not want to have to ship all of those to Indy due to size concerns.

I picked up everything else I subscribe to there though.


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Yeah, I was told the same thing as Sniggevert in they did not want to ship all the cases, and also they just did not have space for the cases for the subscribers.


That's fair. I'll buy a case locally then, if at all. Last year, Canadian Customs dinged me for $120 in duty for importing a case of Runelords minis, which with shipping and the exchange rate pushed the cost to about $800 Cdn.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Ya the canadian customs was an extra hit for the shattered star set of around an extra $70. I think that order worked out to around $700 after the dragon add+shipping+tax+customs.

A lot of broken mini's in that order but I hope for better this round!

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Sniggevert wrote:
Feegle wrote:
We're getting closer, and there's now an estimated delivery date of August 2013, so I'll ask this again: If we pre-order a case, or if we subscribe, is there any chance of pickup at Gen Con instead of shipping?

I know, not what you want to hear, but last year they did not permit GenCon pickup for this subscription. They did have a number of cases available for sale at GenCon of the Rise of the Runelords minis, but you were not supposed to be able to get a pre-order/subscription set there as they did not want to have to ship all of those to Indy due to size concerns.

I picked up everything else I subscribe to there though.

Yeah, same situation this year.


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Any idea on a "when" in August?

Webstore Gninja Minion

Lorian wrote:
Any idea on a "when" in August?

The Skull & Shackles set is releasing at GenCon.


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Thanks, thought that might be the case.


rocksolo wrote:
Aside from a couple choices this set looks outstanding!!! I feel the bloodbug and the rat swarm are both a bit of a repeat as they have been done twice by WoC. Instead why not give us more of things never done before such as a giant crab or hammerhead shark which are both in the S&S adventure path, or better yet another pirate cant have too many of those. Otherwise kudos on a great looking set I plan to get many.

is there anywhere to go to see the whole set, I am curious what the potential mini's are?


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Ghaleonausa wrote:
rocksolo wrote:
Aside from a couple choices this set looks outstanding!!! I feel the bloodbug and the rat swarm are both a bit of a repeat as they have been done twice by WoC. Instead why not give us more of things never done before such as a giant crab or hammerhead shark which are both in the S&S adventure path, or better yet another pirate cant have too many of those. Otherwise kudos on a great looking set I plan to get many.
is there anywhere to go to see the whole set, I am curious what the potential mini's are?

They've been posted in the blogs, but spread out over weeks.

Kor, one of the posters here, keeps a website with them cataloged though. HERE

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Is there an actual list?

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

I'll go through and see if I can get a list of minis added to the product descriptions for both this set and Shattered Star sometime this week.

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

The set list has been added to the product description.


I got my shipment yesterday and started to unpack it... a lot of broken pieces, specifically the ones with the plastics posts.

I do not have a lot of experience with minis, but I do own all of the wizkids/pathfinder kits.

How do I get them fixed?


Lirianne "Human"? Blasphemy! Lirianne is a Half-Elf!
...unless that was changed for the miniature?


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Chris Lambertz wrote:
The set list has been added to the product description.

Thank You Chris. We appreciate it.

Shadow Lodge

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I just read the review and I'm curious about breakages on this one. The reviewer got 4, so I'm curious as to the degree of breakage in the set, especially given I'm in Australia so replacement through wizkids is not a viable financial option.

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Cat-thulhu wrote:
I just read the review and I'm curious about breakages on this one. The reviewer got 4, so I'm curious as to the degree of breakage in the set, especially given I'm in Australia so replacement through wizkids is not a viable financial option.

Erik and I each opened a case and had zero breakage. So there is two more data points.

Lisa

Shadow Lodge

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That's more like what I was hoping, given the feedback previously from Erik and you. hopefully the travel to Oz won't be too traumatic for my little plastic friends.


I have opened half my set and got two breakages. See my post above.

I think some form of glue can help... but I need to know what type.

Scarab Sages

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I had three but I find that it only happens when I am careless. How you take them out of the packaging has a lot to do with breakage. And they will all be easy to fix.


Globetrotter wrote:

I have opened half my set and got two breakages. See my post above.

I think some form of glue can help... but I need to know what type.

Krazy Glue or Super Glue work fine on these minis.

Grand Lodge

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I have 2 broken minis from my case. One is Sandara, who is leaning backwards and has one foot off the base. the other was Kerdak, who was detached from his base. Both should be repairable (I usually use gorilla Glue).

Also, I've noticed that the wings of my dragon don't really want to stay in place. They tend to wiggle free if the mini is moved too much. I might glue those in place as well.

It's also worth pointing out that I got my minis from a different retailer than Paizo, though I don't think that makes any difference.

-Skeld


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I got a case through my local FLGS (to Tennessee via UPS Ground via Diamond) and had zero breakages.


I bought three boxes at FLGS, and had one figure break, which was the giant wasp. Really, the clear stalk just came out of the base, so I'm not even sure I should call it a "break". I just super-glued it back in. It's fine now. The minis are fantastic looking.

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