Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 04:17 AM UTC
Masterbox Ltd. have just mailed us with details of two completely New figure sets which will be available shortly.
The first of these is a minor innovation from the company with a 'Multipose' set:

MB3563 - "Counterattack "

The set consists of Six, highly-animated Soviet Infantry in the process of counterattacking . The figures are wearing early-war uniforms and, unusually carrying the FULL infantry pack. Also notable in this set is the early-style helmets - something which is now beginning to appear in the appropriate sets. So, why is it multipose? Within this set are many additional parts such as weapons, heads etc. on two sprues, which allow more than 12 different figures to be built.

The second set, once again, goes for the 'Vignette-in-a-Box' approach which the company have virtually made their own. In this:

MB3572 - "Crossroad"

The set, once again, uses their BMW M/C, but includes 2 Soviet Scouts about to give a nasty surprise to the M/C crew. Also, in a very different touch, a previously captured German is being held down by one of them.

Both of these sets, as we have come to expect, show a real flair for a more radical and imaginative approach to styrene figure sets. And not one pointing figure amongst them...

Our thanks, once again, to Masterbox Ltd. for the Update!
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Nice. Good to see some early, early war Soviet troops. The motorbike set has alot of possibilities as well. I'd probably break it up and use the motorbike crew for something else....maybe incorporate it in with their Accident set. Maybe the second bike was sent to locate the first.
AUG 11, 2010 - 04:44 AM
That Crossroad set is really neat. Very different from what anyone else is providing.
AUG 11, 2010 - 04:46 AM
Move over Dragon...Masterbox is closing the gap quickly in terms of the quality of sculpting and molding. I believe they are already light years ahead in the originality and subject matter departments. There are no other manufacturers out there that exhibit so much imagination...(with the exception of Zvezda's motorcycle rider with pig). These aren't your run-of-the-mill "guys standing around pointing" sets. I applaud Masterbox for "Thinking outside the box" once again. Jeff
AUG 12, 2010 - 07:07 AM
Pretty neat Box-Art as well?
AUG 12, 2010 - 07:17 AM

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