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Set HB20-3

Sportsmen Set III

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All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Date Released 2012
Contents 27 figures
Poses 10 poses
Material Plastic (Medium Consistency)
Colours Grey
Average Height 24 mm (= 1.73 m)


This is a military figure website, so sets such as this are here mainly because they come from an otherwise solidly military range, but that does not mean we are the best people to review them. This is the third of the generic sportsmen sets from Caesar, and as you can see this time we find ourselves with a number of plastic baseball players. Now no one here has ever seen a baseball game, so we are just about the worst people to pass comment on such figures, but we will have a go anyway…

There are nine poses, two of which are holding a bat, and one, who is crouching and wears protection, is apparently called a catcher. Basically if you know the game then you know what you are looking at, and if like us you don't then the chances are this is not a set to interest you anyway. We thought all the poses looked OK and were natural, while the proportions are good and the clothing well done. The main problem however is that there are too many copies of one particular player. For example, why would you need more than one player about to pitch a ball, or one about to swing the bat? What the set lacks is more fielders waiting for a hit, which is what you would need to match the pitcher and the batter poses. As a result you would struggle to portray any moment in a game with the poses on offer, which are more about drama than showing a complete team in action.

Dating the clothing seems to be quite debatable. Most opinions suggest these look like uniforms from the 1930's or 40's, although batting helmets did not appear until the 1960's. With differences in team kits and fashions coming and going, it is really down to the customer to decide whether these figures represent the team and period they seek. Still there is no flash and the figures look good, so that is just about all we can say about this set!

As a footnote, the last figure pictured above is of a footballer (soccer player if you prefer!) from that set. It seems there may be extra random figures like this in some sets, so what if anything you might find extra in your copy of this set will vary, as will the numbers of each pose probably.

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