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tonuch Inactive Member25 Aug 2005 10:45 p.m. PST

I have three figures from the Series 77 Miniatures set, including Geo. Custer and "Jeb" Stuart. I bought and painted them in the early 80's. I would like to get some information about their origins and/or histories. I also have some 77 mm Lord of the Rings figures but can't remember their origins. I think they were from Heritage Models but my aged mind has lost memory of there manufacturer. Anyone able to help?

Dye4minis Supporting Member of TMP25 Aug 2005 11:06 p.m. PST

Yes, Heritage had the range for the 75mm(ish) LOTR range. Series 77 was sold (by the Byrds) to a fellow in Hawaii. I know several guys who sent $5.00 USD for a catalog with hopes of getting some more figure kits and never heard anything from the company. This sale was made circa 1990-ish.

Sure would like to be able to get several more figs! I still have a few untouched (like the Cav Sgt and the horse reaching for the apple!)

If anyone knows anything more, please share it with us here!

Thanks!

Tom Dye
GFI

Bronzemeister Inactive Member25 Aug 2005 11:42 p.m. PST

I know the guy from Hawaii (I can't remember his name) attended one Scamms show in SoCal shortly after he purchased the company. His castings were of pewter (Series 77 was always white metal (lead)), very flashy and had lots of discolorisation. This to me shows that he was still learning how to use the spincaster. He promised lots of things to several local shops, then dissapeared. The shop I worked for at the time tried to folow up with him, as we wanted to continue to stock the range, but to no avail. I heard some time later that he supposedly sold the remaining stuff to sombody in Montana, but I've never had confirmation of that, or who it was supposed to be.

Too bad really. When the Byrds sold the company, there was promise for an occasional new sculpt from them, but obviously that never happened. Very nice figures that are now gone.

Bronzemeister

dBerczerk26 Aug 2005 3:40 a.m. PST

I recall a gentleman in Hawaii — Mr. Owen Stanley; affiliated with local production of the Series 77 range of historical figures, circa 1993.

He subsequently opened a hobby shop — primarily plastic models; in downtown Waikiki, circa 1998, but that was the last time I saw him.

I do not recall the name of his shop, nor what happened to the Series 77 production.

Series77 Inactive Member04 May 2006 9:48 p.m. PST

Series 77 is being revived. I've got a garage full of molds, spinners, buckets of parts. Right now it's being sorted out.

bytown08 Inactive Member12 Jul 2006 7:58 p.m. PST

I have some of his miniatures and want to get more. Let me know.

FirstMass Inactive Member25 Sep 2006 5:27 p.m. PST

Say Series77 — any news on when you might be up and running?

FirstMass Inactive Member25 Sep 2006 5:33 p.m. PST

Dye4minis -- still interested in that cavalry sergeant and horse?

Series77 Inactive Member27 Mar 2007 3:14 a.m. PST

The Series77.com Web site is back up after being hijacked by the RegisterFly server/registrar meltdown.

series77.com

Series77 Inactive Member05 Sep 2007 7:59 p.m. PST

Hey! The first new Series 77 figure in many years is now available!

http;//www.series77.com/400.html

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