Saturday, April 26, 2014

Toy Soldier Saturday: LIDO KNIGHTS

I came upon this box one happy day at a thrift store. The knights, horses and accessories were still attached with antique rubber bands to the inside tray. A few of the figures bore sloppily-applied paint in strategic spots, so I assumed it was done at the factory. Interesting that every figure's armor, from boots to helmet, is different in every detail. 

These guys are 54mm, standing about 2 1/4" tall. The horses in the box were all hard ("durable," says the box) plastic, while those I acquired elsewhere were soft ("unbreakable miracle plastic"). The charging horse in the first pic, like all the figures and accessories, is soft. The other two are hard. 

The two Merry Men below were not in the box. Don't know if they were sold with knights (who would have been the villains in their set) or by themselves. 

Our growing Toy Soldier gallery is HERE.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

The first Lido knights I owned were discovered in a closet as we were moving into an apartment. I was about 8 at the time. I gathered a lot more knights over my childhood years but didn't get any merry men until I started collecting as an adult. Can you recall when a dime bought a knight, horse, and weapon? Those were the days.