I received these figures years ago from a fellow in Poland whose name is lost to memory. He was trying to start his own line of hand made toy soldiers. Using a Sculpey type polymer clay he was creating soldiers of many different time periods, each made by hand. These figures have always held a place in my heart for not only their obvious charm but for the DYI spirit that has long been a pat of our hobby. I never heard from the guy again but I hope he continued making these fantastic figures and followed his dream of creating a toy soldier company...one that could really claim to be "Hand Made". Soldier on....!