Monday, March 13, 2017

WARHANSA: Fantasy Series

Warhansa is a small company that makes truly outstanding figures. They recently made their first 1/32 scale fantasy figures, and I hope they make more.  These guys are a barbarian warrior and some kind of non-human assassin.  The detail is excellent. The smaller blue guy is called the Night King and is intended as a very large figure in 28mm scale.  The figures are made in small batches, so they are kind of expensive, but the quality makes them worth the price.

I asked them to describe their company and this is what they wrote back:  

We are an international team united by passion to toy soldiers. We have been dreaming of making our own minis since childhood. We started our project 3 years ago. Production is based in Russia. We make miniatures according to our taste in relatively small quantities and gladly share them with fellow hobbyists.  

You can check them out here Warhansa.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Bootleg Arco/Fleetwood The Sword & The Sorcerer Two Headed Dragon Snake

I came across a new run of bootlegs of  the two headed dragon/snake thing from The Sword & The Sorcerer line.  One head is a dragon and one is a snake.  These are a little smaller than the originals, but match with some other vintage bootlegs I have. They come in bright shinny new colors but still have that oddball 80s look and feel about them.  They are about five inches tall.  No indication of a manufacturer on the figures or the packaging.  

All of the bootlegs I have found have a hollow center.  The original is solid.

Original on the right.

Same size as the much older bootlegs on the right.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Arco: Mad Scientist Companion Figures

Arco released these weird figures with the Mad Scientist toy line in the late 1980s, after Arco was purchased by Mattel.  They range in size from three to five inches. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hasbro: Star Wars Command Gamorrean Guard

Here is an orc I forgot to include in my Orc Army.  A friend pointed out that the Gamorrean Guard figure from the Star Wars Command series makes an excellent orc. I only have a couple of these figures.  Not enough for army building, but he does make a fine orc.  He is about 45mm.  He comes in the Rancor Revenge set which also includes a Rancor that works as a fantasy monster.

I remember thinking "why is there an orc in a sci fi movie" the first time I saw Jedi.   Well, I am glad for it now.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Custom Skeleton Cavalry

It has always bothered me that the Polotoy skeletons come with horses that have saddles but no riders. Here is my attempt to put skeleton riders on those skeleton horses.  I used 50mm skeletons that I bought in bulk from Oriental Trading Company.   All I did was cut off the bases and lock the legs in place with twist ties.  It is a very low tech and low effort custom job, but the results are not bad. I will add these guys to my Army of the Dead.