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Gulf War US Infantry

I got lucky and got a few packs of these dollar store figures for around P50 each, which is pretty close to a US dollar. The figures are cast in a tan, hard plastic much like Tamiya 1:35 model kits, have a black wash and come with separate stands. These are the poses I've come across so far. They appear to be recasts of Bravo Team/Forces of Valor figures. The figures come in desert kit but nary a kneepad in sight. I can't identify the chest rigs but these could be from the First Gulf War. Anyway, they're the foundation for some 1:32 modern skirmish gaming. Most likely using our favorite FUBAR rules.


More 1:35 samurai gashapon. The terms gashapon ( ガシャポン ) or gachapon ( ガチャポン ) refer to variety of vending machine-dispensed capsule toys popular in Japan and elsewhere. "Gashapon" is a Japanese onomatopoeia composed of two sounds: "gasha" (or "gacha") for the sound of a crank on a toy vending machine, and "pon" for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle. Gashapon may describe both the machines themselves and the toys obtained from them. In recent years, the term gashapon has also come to refer to blind-box trading figures, which are essentially the same product sold randomly out of sealed packages instead of a machine.

Guam Memorial Day 30 second plug

30 second plug for GMA Life TV in commemoration of Guam Memorial Day

Jungle Assault!

1:72 figures and diecast vehicles.

Up The Hill, Boys!

  American G.I.'s fight uphill, trying to dislodge the entrenched Japanese. 1:72 figures and diecast vehicles.

The Battle of Guam: 1:72 Figures as Props

A fellow art director asked to borrow some figures for a commemorative plug he is doing for the Battle of Guam. I obliged by lending him American and Japanese figures as well as a few afvs and 1:32 figures for close-ups.

Imperial Stormtroopers

posted from Bloggeroid


  Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. Ashigaru gashapon. Each capsule contains 2 figures and a variety of alternative weapons which include a sword, a Hoko yari (long spear), a Yumi (the Japanese asymmetrical bow) and a tanegashima (Japanese matchlock). A sashimono (banner/flag) is included in each capsule and can be attached to either figure.      Ashigaru (足軽 lit. lightfeet) were foot-soldiers who were employed by the samurai class of feudal Japan. The first known reference to ashigaru was in the 1300s, but it was during the Ashikaga Shogunate-Muromachi period that the use of ashigaru became prevalent by various warring factions. Ashigaru were commonly armed with naginata, yari, yumi and swords. Ashigaru armor varied depending on the period, from no armour to heavily armored and could consist of conical hats called jingasa made of lacquered hardened leather or iron, chest armor (dou or dō), helmets (kabuto), armoured hoods (tatami zukin), armored sleeves (kote),

Knight in Quarterly Or and Azure, in the First a Lion Rampant Gules

70mm Knight Rauf de Jarconvile/ Ralph de Jarpanville in quarterly or and azure, in the first a lion rampant gules. 4D Master.