Wilko Heroes

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Delightful 40mm-ish charging toy soldier style plastic pound store figure from Wilko Heroes range.  

A welcome Christmas gift, two bags of Wilko Heroes, which are currently not available in (my local) store and were found recently on an online auction site.

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Amongst the often strangely elongated plastic figures was an interesting charging figure which has a real old fashioned toy soldier feel to the pose.

Only about five of these charging soldiers are included per bag of fifty.

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This Wilko Heroes charging figure has echoes of earlier 54mm lead toy soldiers such as this repainted Britains Japanese Infantry on the left and Johillco figure on the right. 

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The strangely elongated and tall Wilko Heroes – some familiar pound store poses. All around about 35 to 40 / 45 mm. 

These are well worth picking up for the charging figures alone if you ever see them, even if you don’t keep all of the other figures.

Being ‘Made in China’ pound store figures, their supply is usually very erratic but they might return again to the shelves of a pound store somewhere.

Posted by Mark, Man of TIN on the Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, December 2016.

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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.

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.