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Although not entirely correct we have split Britains into three basic categories; Herald (plastic bases), Swoppet (many interchangeable pieces) and Deetail (metal bases). Numbers given are from Peter Cole's fine book. If you collect plastic Britains you need this book (SEE ABOVE).





These figures were sculpted by Norman Sillman. He gave each figure a name from participants at the siege of Troy as written in the Iliad by Homer. They were retailed as Trojan Warriors.

10.00 90 Mounted with staff + horse. (NONE)

4.00 91 Throwing spear; NONE.

4.00 92 Shield forward sword back, in crouch; NONE.

4.00 93 Sword forward, shield back; NONE.

4.00 94 Bowman; NONE.

4.00 95 Standing erect sword pointed down; NONE.

Swoppet Knights

Considered by many to be the nicest plastic figures ever made.



Wilton's of Chicago made copies of Britains and Timpo figures in Hong Kong.


Robin Hood

All5 Herald Robin Hood Characters Figures

In the above picture the Sheriff is missing his sword.


20.00 Robin Hood with bow. (NONE)

20.00 Maid Marian running. NONE IN STOCK

20.00 Friar Tuck, intact cross. NONE IN STOCK

12.00 Friar Tuck cross and scabbard gone.

12.00 Copy of Friar Tuck unmarked.

20.00 Little John with staff over head. (NONE)

10.00 Copy of Little John, Missing part of staff, unmarked.

NONE Sheriff of Nottingham, .

Men at Arms and Knights

The first two figures, 430 with rock and 431 right hand out, are the catapult crew. They were in production from 1967 to 1976 and then again from 1986 to 1988. The two figures on the right, 432 crouching right hand up and 433 holding large arrow, are the balista crew. They were in production from 1967 to 1979 and again from 1986 to 1987. At least two different color paint schemes were used, with black armor being last. Although some bases are marked made in England it is believed that all were made in Hong Kong.

6.00 430 With rock; blue tunic. (NONE)

6.00 431 Right hand out; yellow tunic (NONE).

6.00 432 Crouching right hand out, blue tunic. NONE

6.00 433 With separate ballista arrow, orange tunic. NONE.

Six foot figures were produced from 1968 to 1976 only in Hong Kong. As seen above, each figure has at least two different paint schemes. The figure poses are; 522 w/ Halberd visor shut, 523 Standing shooting bow, 524 kneeling shooting bow, 525 Advancing w/ sword, 526 w/ halberd visor open, and 527 with shield and mace. The figures are made of PVC but the separate halbards for 522 and 526 were made of polyethylene and seem to be broken about 95% of the time. The Timpo spear is a good fit for these two figures (as can be seen in the picture) .

6.00 522 Visor shut, with original halberd; NONE, (4.00 with Timpo spear; 1 black tunic, 2 blue tunic.

4.00 523 Man at Arms, standing bowman; NONE.

4.00 524 Kneeling shooting bow; 1 yellow tunic.

4.00 525 Advancing with sword; 3 red tunic, 3 white tunic.

6.00 526 Visor open with original halberd; NONE, (4.00 with Timpo spear; 1 red helmet plume).

4.00 527 With shield and mace, with shield decal; 1 yellow helmet plume, (3.00 NO shield decal; 2 yellow helmet plume, 2 blue helmet plume).

As with the foot Men at Arms the mounted knights were produced from 1968 to 1976 only in Hong Kong. There were four poses; 528 w/ sword, 529 w/ ax, 530 w/ lance no plume on helmet, 531 w/ lance plume on helmet. There were also two different horses made for this set. The figures have at least two different paint schemes and the horses have several colors of blankets. Now days many figures have had their "butt peg" broken when they were removed from the horse by their original owners. The paper decals also seem to fall off and original lances are often broken.

3.00 528 Mounted with sword, NO SHIELD DECAL OR HORSE.

3.00 529 Mounted with ax, NO SHIELD DECAL OR HORSE.

NONE - 530 With red lance no helmet plume version. NONE IN STOCK

NONE - 531 With red lance & blue helmet plume on black rearing horse, green reins and saddle.

6.00 Running horse, saddle has peg, has reins; 1 black with white blanket.

4.00 Running horse, NO SADDLE PEG, has reins; 1 brown with blue blanket.


Production of the Deetail range was moved from England to China starting about 1987. By 1991 all Deetail figures being produced were being made in China. I believe the knight molds MAY HAVE BEEN MOVED BY 1988, but will call England production pre 1990 and China production post 1990 for some hope of standardization.

TURKS Made in England

4.00 703 Crouching with spear. (1 with ax)

4.00 704 Right hand up, shield to left; red hat (6).

4.00 705 Yellow hat,advancing right hand up.(3)

NONE 706 Throwing halberd/spear nice look.

4.00 707 Arm in front of body.(2)

4.00 708 Attacking right hand forward.(1)

TURKS Made in China

3.00 703 Crouching with spear. (1)

3.00 704 Right hand up, shield to left; red hat (NONE).

3.00 705 Yellow hat,advancing right hand up.(1)

3.00 706 Throwing halberd/spear nice look.(NONE)

3.00 707 Arm in front of body; yellow cape(NONE),or purple cape(NONE).

3.00 708 Attacking right hand forward.(NONE)

The Deetail Turks were produced from 1973 to 1998. In about 1985 the foot Turks were switched from navy blue to black plastic. In about 1991 three mounted figures; 709, 711, and 714 were deleted from production.

TURKS Made in England Pre 1990

With horse & blanket unless noted.

NONE - 713 Mounted fan on helmet attacking with lance. ()

TURKS Made in China post 1990

5.00 710 Mounted with lance, crescent on helmet.(1)

NONE 714 Mounted right hand up, looking down.


Mounted Knights

First made in 1973 they existed in one form or another until the end in 1998. From 1985 to about 1990 they were made in black as well as silver plastic as "Storm" Knights. In the early 1990s some of the poses were made in gold with painted capes. Some also done in gold had the large shield attached and became"Shield" knights. Each mounted knight will have a lance with flag affixed to the saddle,

Made in England pre 1990

Silver Knights

6.00 697 With lance. (NONE)

6.00 698 Looking right, weapon in right hand. (NONE)

6.00 699 Looking left weapon up in right hand.(NONE)

6.00 700 With right hand out. (NONE).

6.00 701 with lance on rearing horse. (NONE)

6.00 702 Weapon overhead in both hands. (1)

Made in China post 1990

Silver Knights

5.00 697 With lance. (NONE)

5.00 698 Looking right, weapon in right hand. (NONE)

5.00 699 Looking left weapon up in right hand. (1)

5.00 700 With right hand out. (NONE)

5.00 701 With lance. (NONE).

5.00 702 Weapon overhead in both hands. (1)

Black "Storm" Knights


I believe about 1991 three of the mounted knight poses were deleted and will not be found in any of the last three styles. These poses; 697, 698 and 700 have only been seen by me in the standard silver and black colors.

Mounted Gold "Shield" Knights

NONE - 699 Right arm up, large shield.

Black Helmet gold knights surcoats painted , small shields, MOST horses have spear with flag attached to saddle .

6.00 701 Gold knight charging with lance, NO SADDLE spear/flag. (NONE)

The first series Deetail foot knights were first made in 1973. In about 1991 Group A (691,692 & 695) were deleted from production and Group B (693,694 & 696) was combined with Group B of the second series silver knights to make the standard Deetail set of six foot poses from about 1991 to the end in 1998. Older version have paper shield decals while later versions have metallic foil decals.

Made in England

Silver Knights

3.50 691 King with sword.(2)

3.00 692 Crouching sword back.(10).

3.00 693 Arm in front of body.(NONE)

3.50 694 Halberd in both hands.(1)(2.00 NO HALBERD; 1)

3.50 695 Bird heads on each side of helmet, right hand up. (4)

3.50 696 Both hands overhead. (5)

Black "Storm" Knights


Made in China

NONE 691 King with sword.

NONE 692 Crouching sword back..

3.00 693 Silver arm in front of body; 3 blue helmet plume, 1 gold plume.

3.00 694 Silver Halberd in both hands; 1 red tunic, 6 yellow tunic.

NONE 695 Right arm up. shield down in left.

NONE 696 Both hands overhead.

The second series silver knights were first produced in 1978. Group A (909,912 & 913) was deleted around 1991 and Group B (910,911 & 914) was combined with Group B of the first series set to make the standard Deetail set of six poses made from about 1991 to the end in 1998. These figures were also offered from 1985 to 1989 (and perhaps up to 1994) in a black plastic and sold as STORM KNIGHTS the opponents of the silver knights perhaps.

Made in England

Silver Knights

3.50 909 In batting stance. (4)

3.50 910 Bowman. (NONE)

3.50 911 Lunging w/ sword. (2)

3.50 912 Shield forward attacking. (2)

3.50 913 Arm cocked back, shield back. (NONE) (2.50 DECAL MISSING; 1). (1) 3.50 914 Standing right arm down, shield on left arm. (1).

Black "Storm" Knights

4.00 911 Lunging with sword. (NONE)

4.00 912 Shield forward attacking. (2)

4.00 914 Standing right arm down, shield on left arm. (1).

Made in China

3.50 909 In batting stance; 2 red plume, 6 yellow plume.

NONE 910 Bowman.

NONE 911 Lunging with sword.

NONE 912 Shield forward, right arm cocked back.

NONE 913 Arm cocked back, shield back.

NONE 914 Standing right arm down, shield on left arm.

Made from 1984 to 1989. There were six distinct bodies as well as six harder to tell apart sets of legs. This allowed for a great range of poses and it is unsure why these knights enjoyed such a short production run. All six poses were also available as mounted figures. In 1988 the mounted versions were made in gold plastic and adapted to have the large shield and were sold as "Shield" Knights. Some of the origial mounted knights were also pressed into duty as mounted gold "Shield" knight which were phased out by about 1994.


5.00 1032 Looking left, bird head on helmet. (NONE)

5.00 1033 Both hands overhead. (2)

5.00 1034 Two hands on halberd pointing down. (1)

5.00 1035 Looking right, right arm up, fish on head. (3)

5.00 1036 Looking forward, arms at sides. (1)

5.00 1037 Looking right, arms out, bird on head. (2)

Mounted with horses

10.00 1032 Looking left, bird head on helmet. (NONE)

10.00 1033 Both hands overhead. (NONE)

10.00 1034 Two hand on halberd pointing down. NONE.

10.00 1035 Looking right, fish on helmet. (NONE)

10.00 1036 Looking forward, arms at sides. (1)

10.00 1037 Looking right bird on helmet. (NONE)

Examples of Mounted "Shield" Knights

Made from 1986 to 1993 these knights were larger than the other knight figures standing about 60mm. The last year or two saw these made with helmets [painted black ( side sword eliminated as well). Mounted figures to match this series were made from both the mounted silver knights and the third version "Semi-Swop" knights. These mounted figures were done in a matching gold color and adapted to hold the large shield. These were all made in China.

Gold Helmet and black sword on hip - earlier

4.00 1054 Both hands behind head.(NONE)

4.00 1055 Right hand cocked back across chest.(NONE)

4.00 1056 Right arm back, shield forward. (NONE)

4.00 1057 Both hands over head. (NONE)

4.00 1058 In crouch shield low forward.(NONE)

4.00 1059 Arms at sides.(NONE)

2nd Version with black helmets and no sword on hip. It may be that 1059 was no longer in production.

3.00 1054 hands behind head ready to swing. (NONE)

3.00 1055 Right arm cocked back across chest. (NONE)

3.00 1057 Both hands over head. (NONE)

3.00 1056 Right arm back, shield forward.(NONE)

3.00 1058 In crouch shield low forward.(NINE)

3.00 1059 Arms at sides. (NONE)

6.00 Mounted swivel knight. (NONE)

3.00 Foot swivel knight, many poses. THESE ARE NICE (5)

The last gasp from Britains made from 1996 to 1998.

20.00 All 7 Deetail Robin Hood character poses; Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet, Sheriff of Nottingham and evil Guy of Gisbourne. (OUT OF STOCK)

Miscellaneous Accessories and Figures

3.00 Knight horse w/ blanket. (6)

2.00 Knight horse no blanket. (2)

3.00 Pull back knight horse (NO RIDER). (4)

3.00 Each, Lance stand, w/ decal on shield, flesh tan, 2 types.

10.00 Blister card w/ Power (pull back) Dragon + knight w/ spear. (2)

5.00 Swivel jousting target (two pieces). (NONE)

2.00 Campfire. (3)

2.00 Luggage pile. (1)

2.00 Treasure chest. (NONE)

4.00 Boiling oil dumper. (NONE)

2.00 Arrow target, needs gluing. (NONE)

NONE Useless bow.

5.00 Five weapons + 4 shields, brown SP. (NONE)

6.00 Archers shield, gold HP, Hong Kong. (NONE)

4.00 Lance & shield stand, tan HP with decal. NONE.

5.00 Sticks and flag with shields, brown SP. (2)