Sunday, July 15, 2018

BMC DK Tim Mee

BMC sent me these to review.  Tim Mee made figures like this for over a decade starting in about 1948.  They were copied by a company called DK and some other company; that was common in the toy soldier world, even today.

The Tim Mee mold is lost, but the DK mold still exists.  BMC is offering these figures re-cast from the DK mold, brand new.

There is almost no flash, and the mold cavity fills very well.
This guy and the officer are two of my three favorite Tim Mee soldier poses.

Just handling these figures in isolation, I would have been certain they are the Tim Mee figures.

This new plastic is like that used on the BMC Lido re-casts, and I like it a lot.

You don't get all the poses Tim Mee made, only their first series of about four releases.

Still, the most basic figure poses are here and they really are the bulk of  your army.

The Tim Mee originals are 60mm these are a couple millimeters shorter, maybe 58mm.

I am happy with these guys and I got two bags of them.  If you don't already have a ton of the Tim Mee originals, get more of these. If you do have a ton of the Tim Mee originals, get a few of these.

I have always liked this pose, he really has a good cheek weld on the rifle and he really looks like he is aiming and firing it.

The radio man has the long antenna, I like it.

Finally the crawling guy.  I often use him as the loader for the machine gunner.


Wayne W said...

A great blast from the past. I had a lot of those guys when I was a kid. They were readily available at the local "dime stores" in town for about 49 cents. I got my first in a metallic blue with a truck and a couple airplanes from my aunt for Christmas about 1960, I think. The last ones I got had to be around 1970; after that Timmee came out with the Vietnam figures.

Bob G. said...

Always good to see that those molds from times past are not totally lost.
The recasts look very clean indeed.
And yes, the officer was my favorite, too.
The radio man and prone rifleman are also great.

Nice find.

Carry on.