Thursday, 18 August 2011

JR toy sort-out. Part 2

The sorting out has so far been confined to putting stuff in 'themed' boxes.  The sheer quantity of figures came as something of a surprise.  This post deals with the pre-gunpowder 25mm toys.  The main manufacturers represented (as far as I can tell) are Minifigs, Hinchliffe and Garrison - from the days when 25mm figures were actually 25mm tall!
Quite a mixture in here - mostly Romans, and about half a dozen chariots.
Some painted stuff too - including pikemen, light cavalry and Sassanid levy infantry.
Another real mixture of figures - including some Dark Age axe swinging types.
Mostly Assyrians and Greeks in here.
Lots of pikemen and Thracians.  The small box contains Napoleonic figures - I recognise the cavalry and remember using them in games in the late '70s.


Paul said...

Cripes thats a lot of lead there!

The sorting process seems to be going very well.

I hope your shelves are sturdy.

Tim Gow said...

Nothing is on shelves yet - but the garage floor is solid concrete!

Ross Mac said...

A box of dreams really.

Unrealized dreams perhaps but one can picture how these armies might have looked in the buyer's imagination at the time they were bought, all painted, deployed and winning great victories in the mind;s eye.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
That's a lovely thought. I somehow feel I have a duty to paint and use at least some of these chaps. Not sure about the 'great victories' though...

Peter Douglas said...


Looks like you've got many hours of fun ahead of you - sorting out, researching, painting, making up army lists...


Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
Years and decades I think - given that they are already 30-40 years old!

Paul´s Bods said...

Bloody hell!!! Not only is that one heap of figs but they must be ancient.

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
Ancient in every sense of the word!

west1871 said...

Spring cleanig is alway needed just to remind yourself of what you've got!

Cheers Rich.

Tim Gow said...

It can also be a rather alarming voyage of discovery!

Don M said...

See allot of old Minifigs, Garrison, and Hinchclif...memory lane time for all of us that got their start in the 1970s...;-)

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I remember Garrison being more affordable when Hinchliffe were a staggering 17p each in the late '70s!