More Fun for Less – Party Favor Plastic Cowboys and Indians

A good toy slogan to have “More Fun for Less.” These funexpress.com Made In China Cowboys and Indians have a couple of interesting poses, some of which echo the familiar Airfix and Britain’s Deetail Cowboys and Indians.

They were ordered online from a UK “party favors” shop, an interesting but sometimes expensive place to find plastic figures.

They are marked MARIES 0415 funexpress.com on the base. They were £3.60 including postage, so 36p each.

The plastic figures are slightly larger than the usual 54mm figures but close enough, the last picture gives a size comparison with similar Britain’s 54mm lead hollowcast figures.

Two of the plastic figures alongside a Britain’s hollowcast lead cowboy and repaired Indian.

I look forward at some point to painting these in Gloss toy soldier style.

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 20 July 2018.

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Wild West Adventure

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Wild West Adventure Set packaging and contents

A recent end-of-season seaside visit yielded nothing new  in the way of plastic tat, just the usual current pound store plastic warrior offerings.

Last year the same row of seaside shops that yielded ‘space marines’ was empty of anything new:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/pound-store-space-marines/

This year some other shops were smaller or semi-closed for retirement. A few less suppliers of plastic tat …

No doubt when the current crop of pound store figures disappear from the shops I will regret not stockpiling more of them on the pound store plastic mountain.

I was surprised to see Cowboys and Indians (or Native Americans) retitled “Western Adventure” but these were (similar to) sets that I already have stockpiled for a rainy day from several years back.

I bought several sets about 5 or 6 years ago  more for the useful slightly below scale waggon and useful Britain’s lead style plastic palm trees than the pirate ‘China made’ clones of the Airfix Cowboy and Indian figures.

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No set is complete without a bright colourful plastic play mat with evidence of battle.
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More bright and colourful Wild West bag header packaging.

What was inside was well worth the £2 it cost a few years ago. A good starter pack for an imaginative child of any age!

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The contents of 7 Indians 7 cowboys, fencing, wagons, teepee and totem pole – and palm tree?

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN blog, 8 September 2017