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
Following 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.
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.
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
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.