This was the response from my caster when I asked him what metal we were using for the figures:-
"The metal we use is 92% tin 6% lead, the other 2% is made up of trace elements such as copper and/or zinc
The metal cannot be classed as Pewter because EEC regulations dictate that Pewter must be lead free, however the definition of Pewter in the English dictionary is as follows:-
Pewter is a tin-based metal alloyed with varying amounts of other metals such as lead, antimony, bismuth, copper or zinc to make it stronger and harder. The metal generally has a dull grey finish. The tin content of most pewter exceeds 90%, although there are exceptions. The metal possesses a low enough melting point to make it easy for casting".
So if I say the figures are made from Pewter then I guess I am sorta covered!
The benifit of the small percentage of Lead added is that the finished product is not quite as brittle and will stand a certain amount of bending.
AS ALWAYS FIGURES SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN!