Fantasy Plastic Warriors

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Not exactly Pound Store Plastic Fantasy Warriors  but a job lot picked up cheaply on EBay.
These figures are not to my knowledge usually sold in the UK so often have hefty shipping. There are multiple copies of each figure, which will allow flexible painting.

There are several female or androgynous figures in this set that might or might not  qualify as Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog contribution for #FEMbruary.

#FEMbruary is the online painting  challenge to find (and eventually paint) believable female gaming figures; some of these figures are almost heading  down the “chain mail bikini fantasy” road, depending how much bare flesh you choose to paint. https://leadballoony.com/2019/01/31/more-scumbos-and-the-fembruary-challenge/

Size: average 50-54mm except the dwarf / troll mid 40mms

Maker: ? Plastic. Base marked P2162-P1 China

Identified by James at Quantrills Toy Soldiers blog  as True Legends figures pictured here http://fantasytoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2014/09/toy-major-true-legends-mythical.html

I have  six types of these generic fantasy figures, plus the picture explains where a spare dragon and two trees came from.

1. The Sorceress, Princess, Queen Enchantress with ice cream staff

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2. The Screaming  Sorceress Enchantress Crone with Club  and Skull belt

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3. The Hunky Male (or Female?) Archer

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4.  The Hunky Male Conan type Barbarian swordsman with flowing locks and armoured loincloth

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5. The Angry Dwarf or Giant Troll depending on scale

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6. The Slinky Female Warrior with double swords

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Shades of crop top Tomb Raider here … would suit Ninjas.

A useful 50-54mm set, especially with some duplicates to paint up for different periods.

I can see these suiting Duelling games, Space games … another set for the painting table, but maybe not this #FEMbruary.

Any clue as to maker welcome.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 24 February 2019

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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 ...

4 thoughts on “Fantasy Plastic Warriors”

  1. I bought a number of sets. They are called True Legends. The female with two swords reminds me of Dark Elf wyches. The archer is definitely male and I am also painting them as Dark Elves (although the Warhammer Dark Elves have repeater crossbows).For Dark Elves I use black and purple. I like the sorceress and I have seen one made into Viet Cong.

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      1. The thing with fantasy figures is you don’t need huge numbers; just add them to a medieval or Renaissance army. I did use these figures to add to a dwarf unit (which already had many strange figures from various sources of plastic and metal). I did buy about five buckets of these True legends figures so eventually I’ll have several units of the archers. My fantasy world does have a Dark Elves country so if it ever enters the wars i’ll suddenly have to do a lot of painting. The thing with such an army is it can also use strange and wonderful beasts, easily obtained from op shops and toy stores. The figure of the ork I didn’t like – too short – but I added putty beaky noses to make them into goblins.

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