Funtastic Caballeros or Knights

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24 Knights.
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Or 24 Caballeros

They came with a strange two horse waggon not shown here.

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Not quite 54mm … Not quite Roman … But Almost.
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Some almost Romans …
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Some more almost Romans …
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Some almost Gladiators …

These figures would do very well in Ancients games or Fantasy and Science Fiction scenarios. Flash Gordon palace guards or Gladiators ?

These were a gift from a pound store a year or two ago c. 2014. I haven’t seen them since.

Blogposted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, 31 October 2016.

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Hastings 950 Pound Store Plastics

1066 and all that with Hastings 950, commemorated on 14 October 1066 / 2016 … Very cheaply here!

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That Cartoon Bayeux Tapestry Look in Plastic …

What I like about these very cheap Chinese made Knights and Warriors is the almost Bayeux Tapestry stitched or outlined cartoon style of them.

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The Bayeux Tapestry, arguably one of the world’s first strip cartoons or graphic novels since the days of the Egyptians.

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Bayeux images: Wikipedia sources.

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Unusual crossbow figure, again in cartoon Bayuex Tapestry or medieval illustration style

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Double standards (in Pound Store Plastics)

All sold as Jumbo Knights and Warriors, mixed in with some Generic Knights …

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and a weird Greek heroic figure for good measure. Good for fantasy games.

That’s the simple strange joy of pound store plastic warriors! Just add imagination …

Posted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN, 14 October 2016.

 

 

Green Toy Army Men

imageThese are not quite pound store figures, as they  cost £5 at a Hawkins’s Bazaar shop on my travels.

Manufactured for Tobar, they are of course China copies of the very familiar but now unobtainable Matchbox US Infantry figures. Still 32 figures for £5 is reasonable.

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Dull packaging but good little drawstring kit bag for storage.

Good to see the old Matchbox figures available again from time to time.

Blogposted by Mr MIN, Man of TIN.

 

Pound store space marines?

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2nd in line with grenade is a clone of the old Matchbox US infantry.

O I do like a gift shop by the seaside … Outside this gift shop were the usual wire baskets full of plastic tat and seaside flim-flam.

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Unusual choice of flags, Barbados with the trident, Brazil, North Korea? Plus free undersized castle tower in two halves.

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£1 per pack of average 19 soldiers, a free plastic castle tower and bizarre flag choice. What more could you want?

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The figures are manufactured in China, imported or packed by PMS.

Although these are supposed to be modern American infantry, their slightly distorted moulding gives them a space marine 1930s/1950s look, suitable for paint conversion.

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Distorted copies of Modern US infantry or Suitable space marine troopers?

They are remarkably spindly, very thin pressings or mouldings, a bit of flash to clean up, almost semi-round or semi flat but fun all the same. The usual minimal basing to save plastic …

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What attracted my eye amongst the seaside plastic gifts were the echoes of my other favourite pound store figures of different scales seen here, 54mm ish versus these smaller 30 to 40mm-ish  figures, currently available in Poundland bags or buckets (£1 per 100!)

Blogposted by Man of TIN.