Six inch cowboy in red! That's kitschy sweet! Picked up a bag o' Cowboys n' Indians (quite unlike me). Most are the common sculpts like I have a whole bucket of from the early nineties though the others are... interesting I guess. Removable stands, saddles, & they are slightly smaller. I'll post a pic shortly.
Standard bunch of Cowboys n' Indians. My old bucket lot never had totem poles. Think that's a newer addition. And these guys, smaller with sub-standard sculpts. I'm not sure why but I found the removable stands and saddles intriguing... Figure comparison. Hoss comparison.
Weird, this stuff always happens in waves. After picking up a thrifty bag of Cowboys and Indians, today I scored a handful free. Dude at the market was throwing them out amongst a boxful of tools/car parts which didn't sell (easy to see why they wouldn't sell, they were filthy! Erh, I probably risked tetanus salvaging them) Water I washed 'em in turned black afterwards. Real mixed crew. The 'pull apart' Indians on the bottom row I'm familiar with, had a set as a kid with Cavalry and a huge fort.
But the rest... shrug-ugly... Unsure on the horse matching front, but this seems the likely match for our two red frontier-freaks due to scale... A shot of the remaining horses, the one missing it's tale says 'Crescent Toy Co. Ltd. Made In England'.
Few knights to boot. King with the sword has 'Lone Star Harvey series. Made In England' on his base.
Darn, it's a worry when you start salvagin' free figures, next thing you know its toy-cleaning duties and toy-homework respectively.
I didn't at first. Some are easy to figure out such as the MPC figures. They are marked on the bottom.Most of the rest of the identification came from a website that is super awesome with helping to identify plastic figures.
Found out today the cannon and half track are vintage Marx stuff.
I’m new to this forum and it’s going to take me a while to sort through the thousands of threads that have been started over the years. Is this particular thread really the place to post all sorts of one-piece figures, or are there more appropriate places for cops, firemen, spacemen, robots, dragon fighters and other fantasy figures?
I’ll play it safe by starting with Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. These are from old Marx molds, made in China and distributed in the U.S. by Jolly Roger Toys. I found these back in late 2006 at a 99¢ store. The bag contained 24 figures, a flag and a base for the flagpole. There were just four different poses. Note that Teddy himself is a mounted figure that has had a base added to his feet so he can stand on his own sans horse!
Size: 2 ⅜”, approximately 1/30 scale.
Now for something completely different – The Beatles, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the group’s arrival in the United States! Back in 2004, a friend of mine in France found several bagged sets of these figures at a braderie, flea market. The header card carries the name Emirober, but it’s not clear if that’s the manufacturer or just the distributor. There is no country of origin printed on the header or molded on the figures.
Size: 3”, 1/24 scale.
There were four different header cards, one for each of the lads. I got Paul, while a friend in England got John.
Is this particular thread really the place to post all sorts of one-piece figures, or are there more appropriate places for cops, firemen, spacemen, robots, dragon fighters and other fantasy figures?
Yeah, man, that material fits in this thread fine. When it's ninjas or fantasy stuff I guess it's mostly about whether you think it belongs here or in an alternate ninja/fantasy thread. Just wing it, the mods mostly don't bite too hard... mostly.
Seriously though, that Roosevelt bow-legged sculpt is hilarious. Those Beatles figures are pretty slick too, nice acquisition there.
Here are a few interesting sets of fantasy figures.
These Monsters & Goblins by Fishel are some of the most bizarre figures I’ve ever seen. The header has 1993 as the copyright date. I found them at a flea market back in September 1996; cost was $2.00. Although the bag contained more than 30 figures, it yielded just one complete set of 12 different. Also included was a 19” x 26” vinyl play mat.
Found at the same time as the above set were these Galaxy Worriors by some unknown Chinese manufacturer. These guys have every right to worry. Basic sculpting is adequate, but detailing and molding quality stinks – lots of deformed swords and silly shield designs. I guess that the idea behind the shield with the happy face is to have the opponent die laughing! Cost was $1.00 for a bag of 12 figures, 2 each of 6 different poses.
Average size: 2 ⅜”, approximately 1/30 scale.
I don’t know if this set of fantasy figures had a proper name. I call them Shoulder Pad Warriors for the obvious design element. These were dispensed in capsules from vending machines back in the day when you could get a decent size toy for 25¢. I don’t remember exactly when these were available, but my best guess would be 1987. I managed to get 10 different, but I’m sure there were more, probably 12 at the very least. “HONG KONG” is molded on the backs.
Size: 1 ⅞”, approximately 1/40 scale.
Last Edit: Feb 18, 2014 5:11:27 GMT -6 by StarRunn