Sunday, 25 April 2010

Seen at Salute 2010 but not bought ... yet

One product that I wanted to have a look at before deciding whether to buy it or not was the new range of hard plastic figures being sold by The Plastic Soldier Company.

Having seen the figures I must say that I was very impressed. They seem to be of a size that will fit in with most other manufacturer's 20mm scale figures, and the price for 57 figures (3 sprues of 19 figures) is £10.00, which makes them a bargain for anyone who wants to build up a large Russian force of World War II infantry for not too much money.

So why didn't I buy any?

Because the company intends to produce the same figures in 15mm scale. I saw samples of these small figures ... and they were very nice indeed. The 15mm figures are in exactly the same poses as their large brothers, and I was told that they will be sold in boxes of over 200 figures for a price in the region of £17.50. If this project proves to be a success, the company hopes to produce all future figure releases in both 20mm and 15mm scales.

Now I already have quite a large collection of 20mm figures, vehicles and equipment, and these new figures would fit in very nicely with them. However pressure on storage space is making me think about moving down to 15mm for future projects, and the 15mm figures would make this a viable option. I am therefore going to have a long, hard think before I decide what to do.

You know it makes sense ... at least, that is what I keep telling myself!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the quick review and info. I've been enjoying your blog for a month or so now. Always something interesting.

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  2. Paul,

    I am pleased that enjoy reading my blog.

    It gives me great pleasure to write it ... and to know that other people enjoy it.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Hi Bob - I saw those 20mm figures - were they the one's delayed in Russia by the volcanic ash??

    15mm plastics - now that (I think) is a first!

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  4. Steve-the-Wargamer,

    Yes, they are the ones delayed by the volcanic ash (and that is a comment I never expect to write!).

    I understand that another manufacturer is looking at the possibility of plastic 15mm figures, but have not details (it was a comment I read somewhere, but I cannot remember where).

    All the best,

    Bob

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