Monday, September 17, 2012

Matchlock 25mm vs RedBox 1/72, Boxer Rebellion foot


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figure comes from the “Late 19th/Early 20th Century & Boxer Rebellion” range currently offered by Minifigs under the Matchlock brand. The figures were originally sculpted and released under the Falcon Miniatures name (not to be confused with Falcon Figures).

The model is catalogued as FIN13B “Boxer Rifleman.”

The full line covers French Foreign Legion, Turks, German Southwest Africa, Russians, Japanese, Boxers and various African forces.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured to eyes): 23mm.
Height (measured to head): 25mm.

Availability and Cost:

This line was reintroduced in February 2011. It can be found on the Minifigs website, by selecting the “Matchlock” label.

Foot figures in this range are being sold for £1.10, with mounted figures retailing for £2.55


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The plastic figures come from RedBox sets 72017 “US Infantry (Boxer Rebellion 1900)” and 72021 “Sikhs (Boxer Rebellion 1900)” RedBox has made a commitment to covering this conflict in depth, and has released a number of boxes depicting participants. Each of these boxes contains 48 figures in 12 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

72017 Height (measured from to eyes): 19mm.
72017 Height (measured from to top of head): 21mm.
72021 Height (measured from to eyes): 18mm.
72021 Height (measured from to top of head): 20mm.

Availability and Cost:

These sets were released about three years ago, and can easily be found at hobby shops and online dealers.

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