Wednesday, August 22, 2012
DSG - Toy Soldiers
DSG is a firm from Argentina which somehow ended up with a few of the molds from the original Britians Deetail figures and have renewed production of the figures. Unlike the original Britians Deetail figures, the DSG figures come mounted on a plastic base. This makes the figures feel less 'solid'. Also, the color schemes are different, although I think they are actually better than the original ones. DSG has also come up with a creative way of increasing its sales, by releasing the same sets with different paint schemes, with some sets -like the Afrika Korps- being released in up to 10 variations. In terms of cost, they sell for close to 3 dollars a piece. Still cheaper than the original Britains Deetail, but providing them a very healthy profit margin. Note that there is also another firm called First Gear that produces new casts of Britains Deetail figures. DSG makes the British 8th Army and Afrika Korps, and First Gear makes the other WWII sets.
DSG British 8th Army
For some reason this set has rectangular bases. These are even lighter than the green plastic ones, which makes the figures feel even less sturdy. But they turned out to be a good alternative to the original Deetail guys which cost two or three times as much per figure.
click here to see a post about the original Britians Deetail figures
click here to see a post about First Gear, other Britians Deetail recasts
click here to see a post about other factory-painted figures