Those crawling on the ground are rather sneaky.
Quite a challenge getting a good angle as you can see.
Soon those above will look like those below that have already been cleaned by soaking them in neat thick bleach for two or three weeks. Forgive my crudeness,the stuff finally falls away like snot,and a good rinse in just water will separate the Gue. I strain this stuff off onto kitchen paper then place it in the bin.Then the figures are given a good soak in hot soapy water which will finish the job making them look like new.
The complete Collection of my Jean Hoeffler Cowboys & Indians They need paint removal then painting . I will not use the term repainting because one can see that never ever had been the case in the first place. These were very cheap to buy ,but they are good tuff reliable toy figures in good condition for their age,and when cleaned and finished off to my standard of traditional toy soldier painting,will I`m sure look good in an old toy shop style display behind glass.
I can now include this figure which belongs in this set of figures.
POST PERIOD WWII MARK Jean Hoeffler figures:Buffalo standing as a symbol of robustness resilience and durability. Plus Made in West Germany.As seen below in 1959 replaced by the Globe and West Germany.
As can be seen this was replaced In 1972 with just the W.Germany mark .
Figures without a base had W.Germany in raised letters on them.
There are many copies of these figures that have the mark `made in Hon Kong`. However the copies are just as robust as those made in W Germany.There are some actually shown on my table. I have only just become aware of the history of this Company`s Mark . So inspite of this my description of this topic remains the same.It seems the Brighter Coloured figures seen perhaps on E Bay lots are original Jean Hoffler Figures and so I felt a mention of this was worthwhile information for toy collectors.
Here are the figures in both sets. Sorry the horses are not included,but the original J H poses have W.Germany on the underside of the base as seen below.
No offence is ment by referring to the title placed upon these Toy Figures of the 1950`s, 1960`,s or 1970`s.
____________________ Have Fun Guys. BB