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Thortrains28 Jan 2018 5:47 p.m. PST

I finished the review by looking at the soldiers packed in the BMC D-Day playset. They are in the 54mm to 60mm range. I have heard many opinions of these figures and they all seem to match mine.

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I first saw these soldiers about 20 years ago and my opinion has not improved with time.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

Wow, they look surprisingly poor.

Thortrains28 Jan 2018 8:26 p.m. PST

These are among some of the worst sculpted figures I have every seen. Even as toy figures, they are poor. I have enjoyed toy soldiers since I was a kid back in the 1950s. This set is pretty bad. Just compare them with the figures on my "Army Men Homepage" at thortrains.net/armymen Ironically, BMC's Iwo Jima Marines and Japanese are pretty good.

Londonplod29 Jan 2018 3:09 a.m. PST

I bought the bagged set for my son some 10 years ago, he loved them. I painted some up and they did not look too bad but l really hated the U.S. and German helmets so l suggested the idea of some head swaps to him. He was rather unimpressed to say the least, it then dawned on me that it was a cheap set of toy soldiers designed for children, not adults.
If l wanted high quality sculptors then l should have bought Airfix…..!

One other thing, why is Rommel on such a big base?

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

For (old) French military, it would raise eyebrows. BMC stand for Bordel Militaire de Company.

GROSSMAN29 Jan 2018 9:32 p.m. PST

These look horrid compared to the old MARX set from the 1970s.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 4:25 a.m. PST

For me its just a kids playset . From a railway modellers point of view its like comparing a toy trainset to that of a model railroad.

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