Plastic Showcase Part Four August 2017 we look at several figures from American companies. First up are a couple Ideal figures. Next a Timmee Pioneer followed two cowboy figures who people mistake for Bergen. Then we finish up with some foreign figures.
Plastic Showcase Part Four August 2017 Ideal
The Ideal 60mm navy figure with semaphores is one figure that usually is missing one of his semaphores. Ideal made ten different naval figures. this figure is from my childhood. I got him a toy house party. My mother let me attend in my place. The only thing I bought was a bag of Ideal naval figures. (they had no other figures.)
Here we have two of the Ideal figures from the Alamo set. They came with a small playset that was sold in a bag. The set had a plastic front two tin litho walls figures and accessories. I really liked the small cannon they had with the set. The cannons were then used on the top of a long cheese box with a round object as the turret. Once put together it became my monitor ship. I got Alamo set along with Marine base when visiting my aunt and uncle in Hazelton Pa. The store was not far from where my uncle worked as a fireman.
The Alamo playset had three different Mexican and three different defenders. My favorite was pioneer pointing who I used in other stories as a scout. The figure were reissued in a hard brittle plastic.
Plastic Showcase Part Four August 2017 Plastic Toys
The above two figures can be mistake for Beton figures. They are actually from a company called Plastic Toy. Plastic Toy got started according to Richard O’Brien’s “Collecting Toy Soldiers” because Beton was limited on the plastic production due to the war. They helped Plastic Toy get started. There are five different western figures. The nicest is the cowgirl with rope.
Plastic Showcase Part Four August 2017 Foreign Figures
Finally we have two foreign figures to show you. The first is by Comansi. It is Victoria from High Chapparrel. This is later unpainted version.
The other foreign figure is this knight in green. He is 70mm and besides the weird green for the figure look at the eyes. The eyes two white dots that make him look like an alien knight. We will see if Erwin knows who made him. I hope I have not given him another mystery to solve.