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.

 

 

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Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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