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Personal logo MondayKnight Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 2:15 p.m. PST

I actually found one. I picked up a paper box full of packs of figures at a good price. Many scales and many old figures I had never seen (and that is usually saying something). But among them were:

Minifig 15mm WWI Vehicles
Minifig 25mm Napoleonic Wagons and carts
Metal Magic Fantasy Figures
Martian Metals 1/300 scale Sci-Fi Vehicles
Grenadier Comedy Figures Fantasy Boxed set
All still in there original packaging!!

Plus tons of individually packaged Archive and similar aged figures

but there were a couple that I was curious about.

Does anyone know of an early Archive or Mini-Fig line of Robin Hood Figures? I have a zip-lock bag of Robin Hood looking woodsman, a few townfolk (a couple of kids on a single base, a seated bard, etc) and about 6 "Sheriffs" men in chain with crossbows and bills.

I also found six bags of "Figurines Historiques". 54mm plastic figures from the French Revolution and one called "Les Cavaliers de l'Empire". Very cool looking plastics with great detail, but just not my scale. If they would interest you, drop me a line and I can shoot over some pictures.

Feeling lucky today! Think I might go buy a lottery ticket!


Personal logo Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 2:30 p.m. PST

The Robin Hood" figures sounds like they could have been "villiagers" from Minifigs "Aurola Rococo" range. quare bases, right?

morrigan Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 2:35 p.m. PST

I think Hinchliffe made something similar to the Robin Hood villagers you're describing.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 2:44 p.m. PST


Are you interested in selling the WW1 stuff?


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 3:34 p.m. PST

I never see miniatures stuff at garage sales … lucky!

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 5:32 p.m. PST

No kiddin' lucky. Like time to go to Vegas lucky.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 6:50 p.m. PST

Was he selling his own stuff or was it his widow?

Personal logo MondayKnight Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 8:06 p.m. PST

It was his Dad's…… kinda scarey since a lot of the stuff was similar to things I have in my collection.


nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 10:11 p.m. PST

If the 54 mm figures are white styrene plastic figures, then they are Historex, which was a French company thet made multipart Naps. Like the old Airfix multi-part figures.

If they are solid plastic figures in bronze, silver or gold then the figures are most likely Mokarex figures. Mokarex was (is?) a coffee seller in France and in the 60's, they used these plastic figures, depicting French history, as giveaways. When you bought a pound of coffee there was a free figure inside the package.

I am pretty knowledgeable when it comes to plastic figures so shoot me a PM and I'll let you know for sure.

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 11:12 p.m. PST

That was good luck!

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 12:38 p.m. PST

Nevinsrip beat me to the Historex stuff…. Our local hobby store in San Antonnio (Dibble's Hobbies) probably still has some. By the way, worth a stop if you are in the city. Not so much for the new stuff but they don't seem to get rid of anything and have things from ages ago. I bought up their Ral Partha 15mm Battlesystem stuff cheap when it was discontinued. They still have some Ork Epic 40K stuff, though not a lot….

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