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Deetail - Medieval

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Silver and Black Storm Knights (Series 1 and 2)
The first series of foot knights arrived in 1973. There was only one series of mounted knights, these were also released in 1973.
The second series was made from 1979 to 1991. Additionally, from 1985 to at least 1989 (they may have been produced up until 1994) these knights were available in black plastic and called 'Storm Knights'.
In 1991 three of the nights from series one and series two were combined to produce standard six poses, these were produced from 1991 to 1998. All made in China.
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Saracen
The Turks or Saracen knights were produced from 1973 until 1998. The production of all Deetail figures was moved to China from 1987 to 1992 and there was a point where the Saracens were being manufactured in China and England. The Saracens were originally made in dark navy but around 1985 they were made in black plastic. Click on link to see differences.



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Silver Deetail/Swoppet Knights (third Series)
In 1984 a third series of 'Deetail' knights were manufactured which were an amalgamation of Deetail and Swoppet knights. There were six bodies as well as six legs which allowed for a range of different poses. All six poses were also available as mounted figures. In 1988 the mounted versions were made in gold plastic and adapted to have the large shield and were sold as "Shield" Knights. Some of the original mounted knights were also pressed into duty as mounted gold "Shield" knight which were phased out by about 1994.

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Gold Shield Knights
The Gold knights were made from 1986 until 1993 (then re-introduced in 1997). Strangely, these knights were larger than the other knight figures standing about 60mm. These were all made in China.




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Robin Hood
Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Little John, Will Scarlet, Sheriff of Nottingham and Guy of Gisbourne were produced from 1996 until 1998. They were all made in China.







Knights of the Sword Champions
The 'Knghts of the Sword' Champion foot and mounted knights were introduced in 1993. These were all made in China.




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