Dimensions for Children, or DFC, produced the first true fantasy themed toy soldiers and playsets. They tried to cash in on the Dungeons & Dragons craze of the early 1980s. The line includes 20 original figures, all marked "DFC 1981" and "Hong Kong." DFC made five playsets and sold figures in header bags. Sadly for DFC, they copied some of the figures right out of the AD&D Monster Manual and TSR either sued them or threatened them enough get them to remove the faces from two figures. DFC got taken over by another company called Multi Toy a year or two after the line was first introduced. Multi Toy continued to produce bags of figures, added two new playsets, and eventually moved production form Hong Kong to mainland China. A few other small changes were made to a few more figures after the move to China and they started being marked "PRC" (Peoples Republic of China) instead of Hong Kong. The figures were made in a much wider range of colors in China and some were made in soft rubber rather than plastic. They also started using a distribution company called Sky Way Kids after the move.
|DFC Hong Kong originals.|
|These are even more rare orange and hot pink rubber demons.|
Orcs & Ogres
|The three on the left are soft rubber. The mustard guy is plastic. The two headed guy is a custom.|
These pig faced orcs are a little bit harder to find than other DFC figures. As far as I can tell, they were not made after the move to mainland China.
These faceless orcs are the result of TSR's aggressiveness in the early 1980s. Harder to find than the original figures.
Nagas / Snakemen
Lavamen / Flamemen
These flamemen (lava creatures) are copies of the shambling mound from the AD&D Monster Manual, but they were never altered for some reason.
|This is a mold flaw that looks like a different pose.|
|Old wizard and really old wizard.|
Titans / Barbarians
|These are very rare blue Titans that are PRC marked with unmodified weapons.|
|These green Titans are also marked PRC. Almost as rare as the blue.|
|These are the same bright red/orange as some of the Multi Toy demons. The larger bases also give them away as made in mainland China.|