Friday, December 28, 2018

Video Game Toy Soldiers

Video games are joining movies and television as a source of inspiration for toys and other swag, including a few new sets of toy soldiers.  McFarlane was the first (and in my opinion still the best) with the amazing Halo Heroic line but others have recently made nice efforts as well.  Over the last few years I have seen bags of toy soldiers associated with Starcraft, Killzone 3 and now Fallout 76.  

These sets tend to have a very limited number of poses and are expensive to buy in the after market.   I don't know if they came with the video games or had to be bought separately.   I have seen copies of the Starcraft Zerglings for sale on Ali Baba.  Chinese companies are already offing to sell copies of Blizzard Entertainment's intellectual property.  The Chinese have no honor when it come to bootlegging, and I love them for that.  I will be ready to take shameless advantage as soon as I get the chance to buy cheap copies of these figures.  I anticipate seeing bootlegs of some or all these figures sooner or later.    

These are all sci fi and post-apocalypse themed sets, but aliens and mutants can work as fantasy monsters.  They may not strictly fit into the fantasy theme of this blog, but I want to post about them anyway.  I can do whatever I want with my blog, so nah.   


STARCRAFT (2016)
























KILLZONE 3 (2018)



























FALLOUT 76 (2018)













































5 comments:

  1. I particularly like the Fallout figures, with some of them having potential as fantasy wargame zombies and demons. My daughter has a Fallout logo cup at home but I have never played the game; I am too busy playing with traditional figurine armies.

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    1. I agree. These figures a so much nicer than EMCE's other sets.

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  2. The little people look hobbit sized.

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  3. These are great! Thanks for the heas up. My wife loves loves loves Starcrraft, so this is a slick way to cneak in some army men. And then I can justify the Fallout sets for ME :)

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