I found these interesting pound store plastic warriors during the bank holiday weekend at one of those seaside shops that sells lots of lovely plastic tat.
Better than the 50p rummage box, 30 new figures for 50p!
Modern period gaming does not appeal to my usual Imagi-Nations gaming in 54mm. Instead out in the back Yarden planets or galaxies, I can easily see possible paint conversions to Star Wars type Rebel troops from the start of the first film (Episode IV) or from the recent Star Wars: Rogue One.
There are two different versions of many poses as well as two different colours available in different boxes. Quite often many pound store plastic Army men are sold in packs with two different colours (“green and tan”) to have a ready opponent.
Suitably for a seaside plastic shop bought box of figures, I finally found the source of a beachcombing find https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/lost-legions-1-fighting-on-the-beaches/
Not sure of the origin of these figures, they look like copies of original figures.
If these figures are somewhat crude and on the cheap side, they are perfect pure plastic tat. Whilst many are obviously copies of modern US Desert troops, they are also affordable and possible for conversion into space marines or even back to WW2 US paratroopers in their jump boots and baggage.
Proper Seaside Tat
But not as much joyous plastic seaside tat as this weird pirate version (in both senses of the word) of Lego minifigures seen next to a genuine Ninjago Lego ninja type figure. I love the manufacturer’s name proudly on the back of this pirate – Tatco!
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN for the Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, 29/30 May 2017.