I liked the look of these blister pack figures with equipment, they have good pocket money “play value”. I picked these packs up for half the usual £1 price at UK high street store Wilko.
Oddly I didn’t notice at the time of rapid buying that one of the builder’s arms was missing. If you look carefully in the photo of the blister pack, you can see his arm is clearly missing. Each pair has an obviously male and less obviously female figure.
Not a promising advert for this builder and his safe use of the sprue of power tools enclosed!
For the sheer love of toys, I thought I would photograph these figures before I passed them on to younger members of the family.
Obviously these cheaper “bootleg-o” figures which are compatible or fits with other construction kits. The missing arm shows that maybe the production values are not quite the same as the more expensive Lego but they are highly affordable for children and parents on limited pocket money and imaginative to boot. You aren’t paying any film franchise costs as you do with Lego.
Previously I have mentioned the Wilco Blox figures alongside the Poundland underwhelming non-brand unofficial but charming superheroes.
The Wilkoblox.com shows the current range. All the screenshots below are from the April 2019 Wilko Wilkoblox website.
I think the 50 figure wilkoblox set is highly attractive and would frame nicely on the wall – tempting.
Wilkoblox – Multiracial, cross generational, lots of female role models such as police officers, builders and other emergency services. Overall a pretty imaginative set but sadly without personal tools or equipment …
The military selection is limited but there is an attractive 10 in 1 tank set, that you could build in 10 different ways.
You would obviously have to buy 10 sets if you didn’t want to break each model up every time.
Nicely photographed on model landscapes though …
The surprise odd one out is one of the photos for the 5 in 1 military helicopter set, showing a young girl playing with the helicopter.
There seems to be a general lack of small arms and personal equipment. The Internet, Etsy and Ebay has plenty of Lego compatible military figures and equipment.
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on 12 April 2019.