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Need help identifying 1/72 space figures

Posted by HoScaleGeek on 16 Aug 2014, 16:16

Dear members,
The following URLs bring you to pictures from my own Flickr account of space figures that I couldn't identify so far. If you like to use the pictures in any manner feel free to do so, btw.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/103469737@N03/14749240819
https://www.flickr.com/photos/103469737@N03/14935902675

I kindly request any of you to provide me with information that could be of help identifying them. They don't appear to be part of the soldiers boxes like Airfix, Esci and so on, I think I know these series too well to be able to exclude that possibility.

What I know so far:
- Sometimes I encountered these second hand, in very small numbers (between 8 and 15 figures).
- Both sides (blue ones, white ones) were in the same buy repeatedly. As if both sides belonged to a single set.
- The painting is always the same type so I assume this is a factory prepainting.
- It's no Star Wars
- Underneath the bases are codes, like A1, B3, A16 etc., representing the poses. As far as I know the numbers in these poses are from 1 through 18 which means there are 18 different poses. 9 for the red troops, and at least 9 for the blue troops.
- The overall impression of the quality is high, they have a plastic feel like Matchbox or something comparable.

What I would like to know:
- Who is the manufacturer
- When was it marketed
- How was it marketed (did they come with a vehicle, spaceship etc, is there a name of a series or a theme etc etc).

Not knowing any manufacturer etc is as if you're searching for them blindfolded. It would be of so much help to have some decent search entries for this.
Any info on this is warmly appreciated!
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Posted by WULT on 16 Aug 2014, 16:53

They are nice! I wish I would get some too!
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Posted by HoScaleGeek on 16 Aug 2014, 16:58

I'll upload a more complete picture very soon, in combination with these codes underneath the bases. Hang on.
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Posted by HoScaleGeek on 16 Aug 2014, 17:35

I made a mistake in explaining the codes, this was old information before the second buy. Unfortunately I can't edit my first post anymore :-(.
The correct numbering goes from 1 to 18 but there are pairs of identical poses with only the code differing underneath the bases (for example A1-B1, A2-B2 etc are the same poses).
The white painted figures have poses numbered A1, B1, A2, B2, ..., A8, B8, A9, B9.
The blue ones have poses numbered A10, B10, A11, B11, ..., A18, B18.
That's how far it goes in my own collection. Don't know if there's any number 19 and further, or even a third party.

The following pictures show the poses in combination with the codes. This is my current state of knowledge about this set:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/103469737@N03/14750310047
http://www.flickr.com/photos/103469737@N03/14750207909
http://www.flickr.com/photos/103469737@N03/14936872885
http://www.flickr.com/photos/103469737@N03/14750208919
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Posted by Peter on 16 Aug 2014, 19:02

Maybe this blog can help you:

http://smallscaleworld.blogspot.be/

PS: check your PM ;-)
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Posted by HoScaleGeek on 16 Aug 2014, 20:45

Thank you for this tip. I didn't find them on his site earlier on, but I could ask him if he knows it, he has a great expertise in toy soldiers and seems to have lived through the whole thing since the very beginnings!
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Posted by 172Fixer on 04 Sep 2014, 00:06

Any news on these sci-fi sets? I'm very interested...
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Posted by SamSagace on 04 Sep 2014, 07:28

maybe, you can check "Micro-machines Star Wars" ?
(are they a little bit smaller than normal 1/72 ?)
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Posted by SamSagace on 04 Sep 2014, 14:12

SamSagace wrote:maybe, you can check "Micro-machines Star Wars" ?
(are they a little bit smaller than normal 1/72 ?)

UPDATE : not Star Wars, I'm pretty sure but they have the same look than Micro-Machines figures....
(for the green civilians: no idea ... copies ?)

Peter wrote:Maybe this blog can help you:
http://smallscaleworld.blogspot.be/

yes! try ! he's an excellent collector and a very nice guy ! :-D

You can try here too :
http://cheapfantasyminis.blogspot.fr/ more fantasy than sci-fi but he have an excellent knowledge of the world of 1/72 and Ho (or more)
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Posted by 172Fixer on 10 May 2015, 02:17

I am still very interested in these figures; have you (or anybody else) made any breakthroughs as to their manufacturer?
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Posted by SamSagace on 10 May 2015, 21:04

172Fixer wrote:I am still very interested in these figures; have you (or anybody else) made any breakthroughs as to their manufacturer?

... sorry but in my case, I've no more infos ! :cry:
Try on ebay, maybe ? (micro-machines ? )
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Posted by HoScaleGeek on 16 Feb 2021, 15:29

They may be categorized as 30mm but they're like in between 1/72 and 30mm. At first glance they come across as 1/72. Still haven't found anything new thus far, unfortunately.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Feb 2021, 15:38

HoScaleGeek wrote:They may be categorized as 30mm but they're like in between 1/72 and 30mm. At first glance they come across as 1/72. Still haven't found anything new thus far, unfortunately.

All pictures are gone on flickr. So nobody can see what you want to get cleared out.
Post some pictures here on the forum please.
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