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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Roman stone carver


Unfortunately I have a lot figures received, 
so I'm going to bother you probably the next time with a lot of painted copies.....

Do you recognize them, they where a gift at the chewing gum (1970-1975)






I remember in the store we all did feel the package if Obelix was in it.

And now years later I paint the guys, and they look so different


This man must be strong, he wears 3 stone plateaus.
and still has time to wave.

I hope you like him!

16 comments:

  1. He looks very friendly, I like him!

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  2. I like it!
    I don't know about those figures with what they were sold, but I've searched and find on e-bay a lot of identical plastic figures.
    They are very expensive (and even cheap, easy to find, etc...

    Do you think that you have the whole collection ?

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    1. I don't know how big the collection is, still looking for more info.
      But got from friends and did buy a lot of them.
      The prices are indeed strange and some people want to make a big proffit.
      For me its the hobby to paint them, So no big amount of money for them.

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  3. He makes me laugh! Great job, Sir.

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  4. There are tw or three sets, making a total of 60+ figure to collect?

    Without going away and looking it all up (ie; off the top of my head) the original set was for Tito/Ola and others (Ice Cream), and were also issued with about 10 brands of chewing/bubble-gum across Europe. There are 40-odd figures in the set, taken from Asterix in Britain, Asterix and Cleopatra and Asterix the Gaul (Local Roman camp and Astrix's village characters).

    Another set of about 15/20 figures were issued in France (coffee or washing powder?), these are mostly Asterix the Gaul. And there are some copies/remoulds from Mexico/S.America and Taiwan.

    They were produced in their millions, and yes - rip-off merchants will tell you they are 10 euros each, old granny's at flea-markets will sell you a biscuit-tin full for a couple of euros!

    Pricing of all 1950/70's food premiums - as collectables today - is a madness!

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    1. Thanks Hugh for the infos!
      I just want to correct my comment:" they are NOT very expensive ", but maybe too much ?
      I'm a specialist!

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  5. Such big hands! I can tell he is strong, Remco. Fabulous job with the painting. No one would have guessed he was just a red blob before .

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  6. I like him and the series of books, very nice.

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  7. He looks real cute Remco! Great brushwork!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  8. Looking nice and so cute! Great work...

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  9. He is ever so charming. All the figures in this collection have that particular feel to them.

    Nice job on the brush work!!

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