Thursday, 13 April 2017

BB`s TOY FIGURES UPDATE


Marked W Germany on bases
JEAN HOEFFLER SILVER KNIGHTS
1970`s


An impossible arm and shield pose, but this fully armoured fellow along with the rest are classic toy figures and not models.However it is quite a mistake for the sculptor to have made. I acquired some of these nearly two years ago, and  as vintage originals  from that period they are on the rare list. The figure above means that a complete whole set is in the toy collection now, along with quite a few second poses. Re-cast sets produced under licence can be bought in the U S A, but with high shipping rates in rigid place are very expensive.



A few have paintwork upon them, which is quite common as they were sold with that view in mind.  So the children had even more fun with the paint of that far off day.                                                                                                                                 




Many of the weapons mainly lancers were intentionally  made rather quirky short,and so should not be considered  as broken toys. On the underside of their bases is W GERMANY, which helped date these figures.All in all,these are a welcome addition to my toy collection.

                                                                          BB


                                        BRITAINS GREEKS & TROGINS early 1970`s




                                      
  BRITAINS  ALEXANDER IS CLEAR AS A BELL EVEN THOUGH HE EXISTED  LONG      AFTER TROY WAS DESTROYED. 




The superb archers from this set is a classic toy pose I adore. The embossed shields bear no resemblance to historical shield of antiquity, which is fine for toys and that point is always made for the benefit of button counters.


Made from the same moulds as BRITAIN & HERALD moulds of 1958 but with a push on base.
I have already a Collection of the 1958 period toys,but a few days ago bought this entire toy collection on E Bay. So this is  a great edition indeed. I hope you like them BB


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                                              TIMPO French Foreign Legion
               



                                         Maker Unknown Made in China Pirates 54mm

2 comments:

  1. Hi BB! Nice post, your collection is impressive. I have several Jean Hoeffler knights too, including riders, I will take pictures this morning and write a post too, you inspire me... and bring so many memories back. Thank you.

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    1. Phil,I am an avid nutty toy figure collector, and have lots of them shown in older posts on this blog.
      Memories are fine tuned things of ones long ago playful fun,and perhaps of dear friends too.Thanks for commenting it proves there is life out there. BB

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