seven plastic figures

As a kid in the eighties, I used to play with these plastic space soldiers, lovingly painted by my grandfather.

I just rediscovered them and immediately wondered if they're from an actual franchise, or just sprang from some manufacturer's imagination.

They're the same size as "regular" toy soldiers, about 6 cm. in height. They are made in one part out of grey plastic, which is coming through in parts where the paint has chipped.

I could not find any identification mark anywhere on the figurines. They're from the early to mid eighties, but may have been bought earlier.

I assume my grandfather used his imagination and whatever colours he happened to have on hand, so the colours may not match with any franchise.

  • 12
    There's a centurion with a rebel trooper blaster and Killer Croc wearing a punk Black Manta helmet while wielding a shark-finned gun. I dig it.
    – Jenayah
    Oct 17, 2018 at 20:31
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    You, my friend, had one heck of a grandfather. :-) Oct 18, 2018 at 12:50
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    @BobJarvis I absolutely did.
    – SQB
    Oct 20, 2018 at 17:22
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    Awesome collection! Please never lose them.
    – Andres F.
    Dec 19, 2018 at 13:30

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These are Airfix Space Warriors.

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  • 3
    so ... no franchise ?
    – bolov
    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:40
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    @bolov: franchise licenses are expensive
    – Ben Voigt
    Oct 18, 2018 at 4:46
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    Wow. Nice to learn he did paint these according to the scheme. Would you mind sharing (in your answer) how you managed to find these?
    – SQB
    Oct 18, 2018 at 6:10
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    @SQB - Well, as soon as I read the question properly and realised that they were bare plastic, doing a search for [airfix space soldiers] was sufficient to find them
    – Valorum
    Oct 18, 2018 at 7:03
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    @Valorum ah. I just didn't think of Airfix. In hindsight, duh!
    – SQB
    Oct 18, 2018 at 8:01

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