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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Friday, April 22, 2016

U is for Unknown HK/China Army Men

Another question-mark today. These came in as two lots, and I'm guessing they are quite recent, but I haven't seen them in the shops so it may be a 'forgetting how old I am quite recent' putting them back to the 1980's or even early 90's (although it's only the '80's I wasn't really paying attention in).

1. Shows the original pose count of my first sample, the standing firing US soldier seemed to be a copy of one of the new makes, but I can't find him on PSR so he may be a copy of a larger scale figure or just a new pose who happens to look familiar?
2. Is a freebie that I found in a bunch of bagged/cardedstuff I bought on evilBay a while ago, Ahshan (the seller) was pleased I had won the lot as he was a fan of the Blog and chucked these in the box without telling me! Thanks again Ash!
3. What appears to be the final pose count, five each American and German WWII types, several of them look familiar, and while HK is getting better at original sculpts, I do wonder?
Anyway; any ideas on a maker or brands? I'm guessing toobs or rack-toys, and any idea on pose origins? They are quite large; around 28/30mil and a reasonable soft ethylene of the old Airfix/Timpo toy soldier type but without a base mark.


Paul Foster said...

Masterful conversions Hugh. Like you I can see bits and pieces of well known poses from Airfix, Revell and even the ESCI German MG gunner from the 251 halftrack in the bottom row 3rd from the left in pic 3.

Hugh Walter said...

They're not conversions Paul, or at least not mine! they are genuine carded/bagged/toobed rack-toys from the recent past.

Arlin Tawser has supplied the answer to the poses (which Esci copied a lot of, in their AFV kits)....


Thanks both.