Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done By Gulliver or Hong Kong Erwin has found some interesting information of Atlantic Copies.  As mention they are not  by gulliver of Brazil which copied the Alantic western and World War II. gulliver did a new pose of a German marching.  They are not from Hong Kong but were made in Italy. Here is Erwin’s findings.

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong Figures

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong KongFollowing figures were made by artists from Atlantic in last years but for surprise kinder type toys in Italy. (Included ones made by RES)-Making attribution as to be made by RES direct
Later sold in bags as parts of cheap import in Greece ,Hungary and Romania as well.

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong An Italian blogger  claimed first were made in Hungary.   It has been recently disproved by Atlantic experts.
The figures are exact in scale with original Atlantic same sets.  Even some times colors were repeated but more often different odd colors such gold and silver were used well. However you may notice artist just play it safe in many cases by cutting and swapping body parts to create new poses out of original designed to avoid sculpt a complete new figure that will take longer and costly.
A practice even made by famous brands around world.

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong

The amount of poses variation are unknown to me. I had managed to get only two small bags full as a child. (one labeled from Romania,other from Hungary ) Also some loose poses from sellers at Ebay in years much after.
Western poses variation were made in cowboys and Indians foot poses as far I know. I had seen few and own three poses only .

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong Hong Kong

Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong Hong Kong copied the Germans and Americans so far and sold (stamped HK) bellow in a small scaled than 54 mm .
These figures are top dollar by Atlantic 70-80s last generation toy soldiers collector ,specially Italian. I had seen some lots go for several hundred dollars on several occasion. The HK sets as well are top priced.

Once I found more will add the information.

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4 Responses to Atlantic Figure Copies Not Done B Gulliver or Hong Kong

  1. Brian Carrick says:

    I have several of the WW2 figures in silver and gold plastic, they are marked with the RR in a circle logo of Res Plastics. They came in capsules from vending machines in Italy, they are the same style as Atlantic but not copies, the detailing is better, in my opinion

  2. peter evans says:

    I too have some of these figures with the RES Plastics trade mark.
    Obviously the designer for Atlantic was either commissioned by, or moonlighting for RES. A bit like Ron Cameron working for both Airfix and Britains

  3. Erwin Sell says:

    In my case Germans are mark.
    Japanese , Americans and Russian mark w other logo and cowboys had not mark.Aperantly they were also sold in other brands surprise as well.In 90s according to blogger from Italy were sold in a party store in small bags.
    The cowboys are the rarest in my opinion as far I got poses are complete new and not related to old Atlantic poses.
    The deetail x me is same.Some Germans and russians have US M1 rifles.No quite right I think..They did 8th army variation too…
    Best

  4. TDBarnecut says:

    I like the metallic colors.

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