Ahhh, I have a theme in mind that both adults and kids would enjoy, me thinks!
A Merchant theme!
Think about it! We have all these pirate ships, and Imperial ships and whatnot, but only one, tiny, itty bitty little merchant set that came in a most expensive base! So what the heck are those pirate supposed to pillage and plunder from?
A list of sets could be something like this
The large set, ($120-$150)* would have a port, with a small merchant vessel. The port could have two or three building facades (for easier play) a wharf, with a small rowboat with a pirate or two on it. Figs would be about 8, having three merchants, one soldier, one pirate, two townsfolk, and one governor dude. The three buildings could be a blacksmith shop, an inn, and a house. A church or a fort could be on the list as well.
The medium large set ($80ish) would be a merchant vessel, utilizing some new small hulls, with one mast (Think old Imperial flagship design) Would have 4 figs. Three merchants, and one pirate, who might or might not have a boat of his own. A raft might work.
A medium set ($50ish) would be a smaller version of the large set, but with only one building facade, and an even smaller boat. Figs would be about 3, with 2 merchants, and a villager. The building could be a repeat of one in the larger set, but a different one, like a stable (With a horse), or perhaps the port master’s office. Perhaps it could even attach to the large one, which could be modular (And perhaps in the style of the recent Soldiers fort?)
The small-medium set ($30ish) could be a small pirate boat, to attack that merchant ship. Would be around the size of the original Merchant ship form the Imperial Trading Post. Would have two or three pirates, and maybe a prisoner.
The small set ($10-$15) could be something along the lines of the Cario Ambush set from the Indiana Jones line. A small stall, with a large barrel, with four figs. Figs would be one soldier, one pirate, and two townsfolk.
Heck, there could even easily be two impulse sets. One would have a merchant, with some merchandise (Some food, a bottle or two, a crate to carry it all) and the other could be a pirate on a raft (Like the good ol’ days), equipped with a cutlass and flag, and perhaps some stolen booty!
Really, if a line like this was out, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it all! And I think it could go along well with the PotC line.
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