Privateer Press have a pair of goblin engineers in their Warmachine Cygnar range, and a single 'Gobber Rogue' in their new Iron Kingdoms range. All three are well-sculpted, character figures - they just won't mix with anyone else's goblins… at all.
The ancient Asgard range, currently being produced by Viking Forge, only contains two 'half-goblins,' although their quartet of 'slave orcs' could also pose as gobbos. Extremely old-fashioned sculpts, but if you like your goblins short and stocky...
Black Hat's ex-Crusader Shadow Goblins should mix in quite well with Black Tree's nightlings. The fairly uniform posing should help them rank-up nicely, while the faces are simply superb. Additions to this (currently tiny) range in the not-to-distant future have been promised.
This Goblin referee, sculpted by Sylvain Quirion, is the first (and currently only) goblin, to come out the doors of this fledgling company. Given the standard of this figure, they should be one to watch, especially for the fantasy-football lovers out there, although the release-rate so far is horrifically slow.
All of these figures are both neatly sculpted and full of life, but Mr T.Slacker in particular (the one with the rat) is an absolutely fantastic figure - whether as a general, an overseer, a mobster... Bear in mind however, that the Slacker brothers are both rather tall for goblins, at 34-5mm.
"They are Irish thugs...look at the dude in the background with the hat!" - Marquis
"These minis look great, lots of character" - Bob Olley
"An acquired taste." - Col. Marbles
Lance and Laser's Warchest range contains a small line of goblins. They're rather overpriced, and the quality of the sculpting is extremely variable, with the better pieces coming from the hands of Sandra Garrity - although, as with so many of her sculpts, even these are somewhat bland. They might well mix nicely with Vendel's figures, and with the EE's LoTR line.
Hairy goblins! Clearly a vicious strike against the often-bald, hairless greenskins purveyed by most companies, Armalion's goblins, like their orcs, are hirsute and proud of it! However, there are only a few of these chaps and, sadly, they aren't exactly great sculpts, although the boar-riders are presentable enough.
Mithril exclusively produce miniatures based on Tolkien's books, and their sole currently available goblin is a character from the Hobbit, the 'Great Goblin'. Sadly, the sculpt isn't great. As such, it's more the 'Mediocre Goblin.' Nothing particularly wrong with it though.
|Only the one goblin from Sculpt-Dur, but isn't he a noble fellow?|
Irregular's goblins make Essex's misshapen lumps of lead look good. 'nuff said. Overpriced at 45p apiece!
The Garrison fantasy range, purveyed by Amazon, only contains a couple of goblins, and they're not very good. Down there with Irregular and Essex.
|Now all kings tend to be a bit big-headed, but this is just getting ridiculous.|
This fairly extensive, self-styled 'cartoon-like' line, available from Amazon, is another example of a range that manages to be both cheap, and overpriced. Best left well alone.
The Grimeys are actually much too tall to be goblins, and they most certainly weren't designed as goblins - but their unmistakeably goblinoid faces make them perfect as giant goblins, should anyone have a need for such.
The members of Kev Adam's goblin court are sculpted to his usual high standard, but most of them don't seem quite special enough to completely warrant their limited-edition status and the resulting rather excessive price. Oh, and they're only available as a boxed set, which is a shame, since the King himself would be well-worth buying if he was on his own, as would one or two others.
"Somehow they seem like the old Harlequin goblins and Vendel crossbreeds." - Area23
John Pickford (aka Poshgoblin) sculpted this lovely piece for the 2nd (2005) FU-UK pro-am sculpting competition. It is no longer available through the FU-UK webshoppe, but will hopefully be released by Poshgoblin himself - the sooner the better.
"Clap! Snap! The black crack!
Grip, grab! Pinch, nab!
And down down to Goblin-town
You go, my lad!
"Clash, crash! Crush, smash!
Hammer and tong! Knocker and gongs!
Pound, pound, far underground!
Ho, ho! my lad!
"Swish, smack! Whip crack!
Batter and beat! Yammer and bleat!
Work, work! Nor dare to shirk,
While Goblins quaff, and Goblins laugh,
Round and round far underground
Below, my lad!"
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