May 31, 2016

MTSC FIGURE OF THE WEEK #119: Lafredo Mohawk

This beautiful plastic figure comes from Lafredo of Madrid Spain. Lafredo was one of the big Spanish manufactures with a penchant for the old west. The company produced plastic figures in various scale from 60mm to 160mm from 1952 until 1977. This 120mm woodland indian is from the series produced from 1961-1964 in various sizes including 70mm, 80mm, 120mm, 130mm and 160mm. Lafredo was sold in Germany exclusively by Hausser Elastolin and Cherilea did the same for the company in England. These are highlight by their outstanding sculpting given the limitations of 2-D injection molded plastic figures. The bases include skulls, cats, branches and other scenic tidbits.

To learn more about Lafredo and other plastic toy soldiers from Spain check out what is arguably the best book ever produced on toy soldiers...

Andrea Press
Plastic Toy Figures Made in Spain, 1948-1978
By Juan Hermida (ref. AP-047 )
View to purchase HERE
Lafredo Cowboys & Indians 1961-1964 from the above book
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