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cooey2ph07 Nov 2012 4:43 a.m. PST

another dimestore find frokm Chintatown that may get drafted into my 25mm sci fi army.


Men in Boxes

VonTed07 Nov 2012 7:27 a.m. PST

Hmmm…. gun could work for a hydra flak in 40k….hmmm..

Phil1965 Inactive Member07 Nov 2012 7:34 a.m. PST

Nice, nice blog too, who makes the Terran Marines?

richarDISNEY Inactive Member07 Nov 2012 8:12 a.m. PST

Those look right to me…

Personal logo Ivan DBA Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2012 10:54 a.m. PST

The Marines look like they are from a line of toys released in the late '80s called "XPanders." They are about 1/72 scale or 20mm, IIRC. Made of semi-soft plastic. There were maybe four or five poses, with various weapons. They were usually sold with military vehicles that "xpanded" into fortified bases, rather like a transformer. However, separate sets of about twenty of the figures by themselves were also sold.


Good little figures, but hard to find.

John Leahy07 Nov 2012 12:54 p.m. PST

That's interesting. I picked up those soldiers in packs from the Dollar Store in the 90's. They included either a black jet or a buggy with a super cannon on it (I use these with my 15mm figs). I believe there were other sets but I forget what they were. Each set had 4 or 5 infantry in it painted with gray or tan colors. I own probably 50-60 of the infantry. they are Gzg 25mm sized.

I like what you have done with the vehicles and infantry. Nicely done.



Phil1965 Inactive Member07 Nov 2012 1:25 p.m. PST

I do not think they made it across the Atlantic, shame, they look nice, almost 'Galoob' like!

Personal logo Ivan DBA Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2012 7:47 p.m. PST

Hmmm. Sounds like there are two sizes of these figures out there. The ones I have are definitely more like 1/72 than 25mm. And they came in tan and black.

John Leahy07 Nov 2012 10:42 p.m. PST

Maybe Ivan. Place them next to a Gzg 25mm fig and see. Mine fit right in.



Lion in the Stars07 Nov 2012 11:26 p.m. PST

GZG's 25mm are very close to 1/72. They're almost all right around 1" tall. They are most emphatically NOT 28mm in the modern sense of the size.

cooey2ph07 Nov 2012 11:52 p.m. PST

@ivan DBA -- I have the same set of figures in 20mm. I think the original soldiers that were released as Xpanders were around 25mm, nearer to the old 25mm standard. the second set i chanced upon lacked two poses, were cast in black and seemed scaled 1/72, being the same height as my italeri plastics. they came with a hong kong jetplane ('round 1/144) i believe.

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