Saturday, October 4, 2014
Burger King - Toy Soldiers
Burger King is not really a toy soldier manufacturer, but apparently they partnered with Pixar in the mid 90's to release a set of toy soldiers modeled after the Toy Story GIs as part of a marketing campaign in which they also released a few other Toy Story characters. The figures are closer to 65mm in size and the number of poses is a bit limited. I was not aware of them until I found one on a batch of mixed figures. Luckily the base was stamped with the Burger King branch which allowed me to track down the rest of the figures.
Burger King GIs
Here's a bit of an unusual set. It is modeled after the Toy Story GIs, released in 1995. They are about 65mm tall. If there were a few more poses, it woud make a good unit. Given their limited number of poses, they will have to be combined with some 70 mm GIs to give them some support. The scuplting is actually fairly decent, including the level of detail. It is the limited number of poses which makes this set a bit underwhelming.