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Some of the molds were moved to China and run in the 1990s, but production halted until Italeri about 2000 stated having the molds run and put in their boxes and now in 2006 Revell is putting some of the sets in THEIR boxes! The China plastic was very flexible (like PVC) and will probably hold paint better, but Italeri and Revell have gone back to a stiffer plastic. The ESCI molds changed hands every few years. Originally in Italy the figure molds moved to Dyersville Iowa (home to the Field of Dreams from the Kevin Costner baseball movie) to Mexico, and now China. The original box had a silver front with as window and red edges. In later/recent years some of the the figure sets being run have been put in unpopular colors making the originals rise slightly in value. ESCI has made a total of 45 figure sets. The rarest set is number 219 Napoleonic Artillery. This set had one sprue each of British and French Artillery. This set was discontinued in favor of making separate sets for both (233 and 234). About 1990? four other sets were pulled from the production line and remained out of production for years. They are 211 WWII Italian Alpini NOW in an Italeri box), 220 Crimean War Cardigan's 11th British Hussars, 221 Crimean War Russian Artillery and Infantry and 231 WWII British Commonwealth Infantry. ESCI cut a few corners over the years as well. Two sets 231 WWII British Commonwealth Infantry and 232 Kyber Pass British Infantry are actually just the original 200 WWII British Infantry and 212 Zulu War British Infantry sets with five new poses added in. Bush hatted ANZACs in the former and turbaned Indian army in the latter. Please note there is a selection of plastic/metal kits after the figure listings.

Here are scans of the various box styles ESCI used in the approximate order of their appearance. Please note that at some point about half of the sets were put in a red box and half in a green box. No one seems to know why two different styles were used at the same time.

1. Silver window2. Red Window

3. ESCI/AMT4. ESCI/ERTL

5.A Toys6. Red

6. Green7. China

Italeri is now having some of the old ESCI sets produced and is putting them in their own boxes (see further down the page for list).

ESCI Polish Lancers now in blue by Italeri

12.00 EACH SET

WWII British Infantry.

ESCI 200 box. (2 IN STOCK)

AIRFIX (2008 reissue) by Hornsby Hobbies #1762 box. (2 IN STOCK)

WWII German Infantry

ESCI 201 box. (8 FRONT WINDOW WITH DARK GREEN SOLDIERS IN STOCK)

WWII US Infantry

ESCI 202 box. (NONE IN STOCK).

WWII Russian Infantry

ESCI 203 box, (NONE IN STOCK)

WWII Japanese Infantry

ESCI 204 box, (OUT OF STOCK)

WWII French Infantry

ESCI 205 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

WWII Afrika Korps

ESCI 206 box. (2 IN STOCK)

WWII British 8th Army

ESCI 207 "Desert Rats", box . (NONE IN STOCK)

WWII British Paratroopers

ESCI 208 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

WWII US Paratroopers

ESCI 209 box. (1 IN STOCK)

WWII British Commandos

ESCI 210 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

WWII Italian Alpine Troops

ESCI 211 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

ITALERI 6059. (2 IN STOCK)

Zulu War British Infantry

ESCI 212 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Zulu War Zulus

ESCI 213 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Napoleonic French Imperial Guard

ESCI 214 box (5 IN STOCK)

Napoleonic British Infantry

ESCI 215 box. (3 IN STOCK)

Battlefield Accessories

ESCI 216 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Napoleonic Scots Greys

ESCI 217 box. (5 IN STOCK)

Napoleonic Polish Lancers

ESCI 218 box. (3 IN STOCK)

ITALERI 6039, blue. (1 IN STOCK)

Napoleonic Artillery

ESCI 219 box (NONE IN STOCK)

THIS MOLD WAS BROKEN IN TWO TO MAKE 233 & 234.

Crimean War Lord Cardigans 11th

ESCI 220 box. (NONE IN STOCK)

ITALERI 6052 box. (2 IN STOCK)

Crimean War Russian Infantry and Artillery

ESCI 221 box. (NONE IN STOCK)

ACW Union Infantry

ESCI 222 box. (NONE IN STOCK)

ACW Confederate Infantry

ESCI 223 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Ancient Roman Army

ESCI 224 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

ITALERI 6047. (4 IN STOCK)

Barbarian Warriors

ESCI 225 box (OUT OF STOCK)

Napoleonic Austrian and Prussian Infantry

ESCI 226 box. (NONE IN STOCK)

Napoleonic French Line Infantry

ESCI 227 box. (NONE IN STOCK)

Vietnam War US Elite

ESCI 228 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Vietnam War NVA

ESCI 229 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Napoleonic British Cavalry

ESCI 230 box. (2 IN STOCK)

ITALERI 6052 "Hussars" box. (1 IN STOCK)

WWII British Commonwealth Infantry

ESCI 231 box. (NONE IN STOCK)

Khyber Pass British Infantry

ESCI 232 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Napoleonic British Artillery

ESCI 233 box. (3 IN STOCK)

ATOYS 1233 BOX (1 IN STOCK)

ITALERI 6041 box. (2 IN STOCK)

Napoleonic French Artillery

ESCI 234 box. (4 IN STOCK)

Napoleonic French Cuirassiers

ESCI 235 box. (1 IN STOCK)

Napoleonic Russian Grenadiers

ESCI 236 box. (2 IN STOCK)

French Foreign Legion

ESCI 237 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Muslim Warriors

ESCI 238 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Modern US Soldiers

ESCI 239 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

Modern Russian Spetznas paratroopers

ESCI 240 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

NATO Troops

ESCI 241 box. (NONE IN STOCK).

Warsaw Pact Troops

ESCI 242 box (NONE IN STOCK)

NATO Pilots and Ground crew

ESCI 243 box. (OUT OF STOCK)

WWII German Paratroopers

ESCI 244 "Green Devils" box.(1 IN STOCK)

Set 241 Modern NATO Troops is interesting in that it contains figures from four NATO countries; Germany, Italy, France and Great Britain. Each country has 12 figures in 4 poses, with the mold divided into four rectangular section marked A, B, C and D as seen below.

A German Troops---------- B Italian Troops

C French Troops---------- D British Troops

Set 242 Warsaw Pact is similar with figures representing armies from; East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary.

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