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MODERN ERA ARMY FIGURES

OLDER HERALD (PRE 1976) FIGHTING FIGURES

British Army Figures

Black Beret Figures

4.00 Black Beret at attention. (NONE IN STOCK)

Khaki Infantry Among the first figures ever made by Herald. Poses 13-16; Charging erect,kneeling and standing shooting and throwing grenade made in England from 1953-1966. Poses 41-44; Officer, radioman, charging in a crouch and shot man were made in England from 1954-1966. For a short period of time some figures were painted with black helmets as "enemy" soldiers. The molds were then moved and the above eight poses were made in Hong Kong from 1966 to 1976. Poses 424-426; The mine sweeper,bazooka man, and crawling poses were made only in Hong Kong from 1966 to 1976 and the 12th poses, 472, walking with rifle (plug on arm) from 1967 to 1966. It is believed that the shot man and throwing grenade pose were deleted from production about 1970.

I have seen three paint schemes as follows: light green helmet and webbing (LG), Darker green helmet(DG) and black helmet(BH). Herald farmed out the painting of figures to all sorts of people so many slight variations exist. The figures painted with black helmets were to represent the enemy, but probably just ticked off the kids who wanted real bad guys.

5.00 EACH MADE IN ENGLAND, LG = LIGHT GREEN, DG = DARK GREEN, BH = BLACK helmets

13 charging erect; 3LG, 4BH.

14 Kneeling shooting rifle; 3DG, 2BH, (1.00 SHORT RIFLE TIP; 2 LG).

15 Standing shooting rifle; 4LG, 1BH .

16 Throwing grenade; 1DG.

41 Officer; NONE.

42 Radioman; 1LG, 4BH.

43 Charging crouched, w/ backpack; 1BH.

44 Shot; NONE

4.00 EACH MADE IN HONG KONG Individual poses

13 Charging with rifle, erect, no pack. (2)

14 Kneeling shooting rifle. (13)

15 Standing shooting rifle. (12)

16 Throwing grenade.(16) 41 Officer w/ pistol. (9)

42 Kneeling radioman. (10)

43 Charging with rifle, crouched, w/ pack. (7)

44 Shot. (5)

424 Minesweeper.(8)

425 Kneeling w/ bazooka. (7).

426 Crawling with rifle. (9)

472 Walking w/ rifle.(3)

Now things really get interesting as between 5 and 10 companies either got the rights to run the Britains Khaki Infantry molds or made close copies. Some of these companies also copied the Timpo range and I have included them as well.

WE will list the poses in order of their Britains number, and the list makers marks if any.

3.00 Each Herald Khaki Infantry Copies

13 Charging Erect.

A. EMPIRE MADE.(2)

14 Kneeling shooting rifle.

A. VP.(1)

15 Standing shooting rifle.

A. VP.(2)

B. No Markings.(3)

16 Throwing Grenade.

A. VP.(1)

B. No Markings. (1)

41 Officer.

A. VP.(1)

42 Radioman.

NONE

43 Charging in a crouch, wearing backpack.

A. VP.(1)

44 Shot, rifle in right hand.

NONE

426 Crawling w/ rifle.

NONE

Like the Britain's copies these can come in a variety of paint schemes as many British firms farmed out the painting to individuals who wanted to make a bit of money on the side. Some of the paint schemes are identical with original Britains.

1. Throwing Grenade, slung rifle.

A. UNA Made in England.(2)

B. No Marking.(3)

2. Kneeling w/ mortar bombs.

A. No Marking. (2)

3. Kneeling w/ grenade??

A. No Marking.

4. Kneeling shooting bazooka.

A. No Marking.

5. Sitting shooting MG.

A. No Marking.

- 10.00 Unmarked mortar team.

DEETAIL (POST 1971) ERA FIGHTING FIGURES

SUPER DEETAIL MADE LATE 1970s, METAL BASES, berets

Beret colors signify type of unit.

RED = Paratroopers, GREEN = Commandos, GRAY = Special Forces.

15.00 All 4 beret figures, 1 red, 2 green.

4.00 EACH Super Deetail Beret figures;

Shooting pistol; NONE.

Shooting rifle; NONE.

Throwing grenade; NONE.

Shooting RPG; NONE.

MODERN ERA MILITARY FIGURES NEW POST 1990 PRODUCTION

US GIs painted as Modern era figures There have been four "modern" paint schemes each with paint spot "cammo" uniforms; green helmets, blue "UN" helmets, brown "bad guy" helmets and silver "Arctic" helmets with white cammo uniforms.

30.00 Six in all 6 poses; blue (1), brown(1), Arctic(2).

NONE IN STOCK

Modern "swivel" Military Figures

In one of its last gasps Britians made a line of knights and modern military figures that would swivel at the waist, arm sockets and neck. The modern military figures also had plug on backpacks and clip on night vision goggles. The automatic weapons carried by a number of the figures also had a post and could be plugged onto the figure's backs. About every other figure had a backpack or goggles. Pistols, knifes, and automatic weapons can be exchanged (some with difficulty) to make pose variations. The blue helmet figures were made from 1994 to the end in 1998, while the brown helmet figures were only made in 1994 and 1995.

Blue Helmet "U.N." Figures for sale;

NONE

Brown Helmet "Enemy" Figures for sale;

17.50 Five in all 5 poses + backpack & 2 goggles.(1)

Later Issue

18.00 Six in 5 poses, all in blacks a Navy SEALS. (1)

HERALD "PARADE DRESS" FIGURES AND ITEMS

#3 Sikh. NONE IN STOCK

NONE Mtd drummer, NO DRUM OR HORSE.

5.00 6 Highland Officer w/ sword, Made in England.(1)

4.00 6 Highland Officer w/ sword, Made in Hong Kong.(4)

5.00 7 Highland bagpiper, Made in England.(1)

4.00 7 Highland bagpiper, Made in Hong Kong.(8)

4.00 30 Highland soldier with rifle, Made Hong Kong.(3)

5.00 35 Highland drummer, bass drum, Made in Hong Kong. (3), (3.00 NO DRUM; 1 Made in England)

5.00 36 Highland drum major, Made in England.(NONE)

4.00 36 Highland drum major, Made in Hong Kong.(2)

8.00 97 Mounted officer with horse. (NONE)

LIFE GUARDS/HORSE GUARDS w/plug arm that swivels, Made in Hong Kong w/ blue plastic unless noted. Interesting in that there were only two basic bodies (foot at attention and mounted) but with the choice of three different right arms (with flag, bugle or sword).

5.00 Guard House; 1 gray.

4.00 17 At attention w/ flag; (2 blue).

4.00 17 At attention w/ sword; (3 blue).

4.00 17 At attention w/ bugle; (3 blue).

7.00 21 Mounted w/ sword + horse; (NONE).

4.00 21 Mounted with sword, NO HORSE; 1 red.

SCOTS GUARDS, bearskin hats.

The Parade Scots Guards were among the first figures made by Herald. Figures 9,10,11 & 12 came out in 1953, 27 and the flagbearer 37 in 1954, and the mounted officer 49 in 1957 (Horse 97 in 1955). The molds moved to Hong Kong and the figures were made until 1976.

3.00 9 Marching with rifle; 1 Made in England with paint loss, 5 made in Hong Kong.

3.00 10 Officer with sword; 6 made in England, 2 made in Hong Kong.

5.00 10 Older version, rectangular base, Made in England. (1) 3.00 11 At parade rest, rifle butt on ground, made in Hong Kong, (3), 1.50 MISSING BASE; 1)

3.00 12 Holding rifle at present arms, made in Kong. (14)

3.00 27 At attention with rifle, made in Hong Kong. (5)

5.00 37 Flag bearer, made in Hong Kong. (1)

In 1960 Scots Guards became part of the "Eyes Right" line. Semi swoppet in that the heads interchanged and arms swiveled. The Scots Guards were made up until 1972. The bagpiper (358) was only made from 1964-68.

The same basic body was used but was engraved in three styles for the different ranks.

NONE IN STOCK

In 1966 three Scots Guards in shooting poses were added to the Herald line. These figures were only made in Hong Kong and were deleted in 1976.

5.00 427 Standing shooting rifle.(NONE), (3.00 NO BASE; 1, or SHORT RIFLE; 1)

5.00 428 Kneeling shooting rifle.(3), (3.00 NO BASE; 1)

5.00 429 Prone shooting rifle.(2)

DEETAIL "PARADE DRESS" FIGURES

Deetail Modern Scots Guards in bearskin hat and red coat

4.00 EACH

NONE 868 Standing at parade rest.

NONE 869 Standing at port arms.

4.00 870 Walking rifle at slope. (1)

4.00 871 Standing shooting rifle. (5)

4.00 872 Kneeling shooting rifle.(2)

NONE 873 Advancing, rifle at waist.

METAL "BRITAINS NEWMETAL" PARADE DRESS FIGURES - 3 Figures per set

NONE IN STOCK - Set One with; Scots Guard, Beefeater & red Lifeguard.

NONE IN STOCK - Set Two with; Bobby, Beefeater, & blue Lifeguard.

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