Monday, December 26, 2011 - 07:45 PM UTC
MasterBox have sent us news of three new releases for the New Year. In January 2012 MasterBox will be releasing three World War Two figure set covering the Eastern Front, North West Europe, and one are that will raise a very loud cheer the Pacific theatre. Take a look inside for more details.
The three new sets from MasterBox are;

MB 3584 - German Infantry. Western Europe. 1944-1945 1/35th scale
This set consists of a single sprue with parts for four figures.

MB 3589 - US Marines in Jungle, WW II era 1/35th scale
This set also consists of a single sprue with the parts for four figures.

MB 35103 - Cold Wind
This set consists of two sprues which contain the parts for five figures
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I'm open to correction on this but AFAIK no Marine units served in Burma. Great looking sets- I'd buy stock in the company too.
DEC 28, 2011 - 12:16 AM
Indeed, three very interesting sets ... at least going by the art work. If they can convey this posing in plastic, they will be tops!!
DEC 28, 2011 - 12:33 AM
Hi With at least two of the sets we can see the plastic figures, or certainly what Masterbox show in their "In progress" section. I've been caught out by a few box arts in my time so I'd never commit to any purchase of figures till I've seen built examples, from any manufacturer. Set 3584 German Infantry Set 35103 Cold Wind The Cold Wind set does look very good and I'd expect to see lots of examples of those used in dioramas, competitions etc. Alan
DEC 28, 2011 - 12:41 AM
Hello all and happy new year, Nice releases there ! The cold germans are lifelike. As far as marines are concerned, it is very surprising: MB never published a single picture of the real figures, only a photo and now a boxart. Would it be a new marketing method from MB, letting our imagination, and thus raising our excitement, work what could be the final result. To my opinion, if its the case, its a risky strategy because we usually imagine far better things than reality can offer. Anyway my imagination tell me that this set could be terrific (in the same range than their desert rat, which was their best kit. All the best, Julien
DEC 28, 2011 - 05:43 AM
Oh wow... I had not seen the anouncements of these sets before. Thanks alan for posting those links. The Figures of Cold Wind look pretty spot on comparing them to the Boxart. And I love the miserable poses they show. Allthough. I probably would have bought the set blind for the boxart alone. Big fan of mr Karaschuk's work here. For that reason alone I own a lot of masterbox figure kits (there is probably more wrong with me then I'm willing to admit )
DEC 28, 2011 - 05:52 AM
Some good news is that I will either update this news story or run another as MasterBox have said they will send me sprue shots tomorrow. So something other than New Year to look forward too.
DEC 28, 2011 - 06:58 AM
Hello, I've seen the sprue shots of the marines on MB website. The details looks really nice. I'm still wondering why they didn't put pictures of the masters in the in progress section ?? One remark : if they are marines, according to the box art, shouldn't they wore the marine strap ie the one with the round buckles, instead of regular army strapes ? Best, Julien
DEC 29, 2011 - 09:50 PM
Yea, must of had a brain freeze after looking at the cold weather Germans, no marines in Burma, duh on my part.
DEC 30, 2011 - 10:08 AM
I really like the Marines. I am not known to be a fan of more Germans , but these frozen stiff ones look pretty good. I might even get some when they come out..........
JAN 15, 2012 - 04:48 PM
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