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Cotswold Elire Brigade WWII Japanese Officer 12" Scale

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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
    (2980 items)

    Cotswold used to put on toy shows in the Southern California area. They specialized in GI Joe. Back then it was toy shows and mail order. Yes there was life before the net and eBay. It was right after the earth cooled. Anyway Cotswold moved up to an island in Oregon and were making replacement pieces for GI Joe. GI Joe pieces can be expensive so there was and is a big demand for replica equipment. I have a fair amount of their stuff even some resin pieces. One of the early pieces they made with high quality plastic was the Nambu pistol with which this figure is equipped. Eventually they started a line of complete figures called the "Elite Brigade".
    OK I wrote I proper paragraph now the paragraph that says with background now for the figure description.
    This is a WWII Japanese Officer. I believe it is an infantry lieutenant. That was not the safest job in the world at that time. He is armed with a samurai style sword and the Nambu pistol. He is supposed to have binoculars but I can live without those.
    In the last photo he is with my Ultimate Soldier Japanese soldier. He can lead him and my other Japanese figures.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 5 years ago
      Excellent WW2 soldier replicas - they are armed & ready to fight your stupendous army of Joes!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      This is just fantastic fortapache!! I never knew the Japanese action figures existed until now. BTW, awesome write up!!
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Great write-up !~
    4. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. They are a bit outnumbered.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. There are a few out there. WWII Germans are more common.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      vetraio50
      buckethead
      ho2cultcha
      jscott0363
      purvis
      PhilDMorris
      nutsabotas6
      clockerman
      fleafinder

    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      These are great! I love the facial expressions/features and the poses as well as the authentic uniforms. Beautifully made!
    9. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much betweenthelens and Cotswold thanks you.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you antiquerose.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85.
    12. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you Brunswick.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      AnnaB
      vintagelamp
    14. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

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