>Eh, you could just post in Lego threda, I doubt that either of these thredas will reach systemkontra anyway.
I thought about it, but I didn't want to derail.
>Is this a metal model?
Yes, it is. I can try to go looking for mine next weekend. Maybe it still exists. If it does, it's battered even worse. I think it actually was a freebee that came with my mom's washing machine
>but I loved those badass-looking guys
Those soldiers are awesome, I did not know that someone like this existed. They look like they are from the 19th century, not like something that came out of Kinder-eggs in the 1990s.
I remember that they had a similar series of westman-figurines, like Buffalo Bill. I got lucky and found one of those, but I don't remember which one. The poor guy was likely thrown away in the late 90s.
>My mom actually asked cashiers to weight Kinder Surprises in order to buy the heaviest one — heavier had better chances to have a soldier in them.
Best mom ever!
>And I also remember little plastic monster figurines (my dad called them "страшидлики" — "scary dudes").
Your dad was right. Those look scary indeed. A lot of creativity and detail went into them, agree to that.>>53789
That Astra reminds me of my brother's VW-Passat-fleet. He had one in black, one in white, and one in ADAC-livery, like pictured. Both our father and our grandfather drove a Passat B3 at the time, that is why he liked them so much.
What I love about Siku is how German it all is. I mean, look at that truck you posted. It perfectly captures that early-to-mid-90s-Germany-feel. You could actually see this kind of truck with lettering like that in the street, pickung up glass containers.
Like you could actually see the VW-Microbus from >>53787
rolling through the streets in the mid 80s, delivering new washing machines, picking up broken ones for repairs. And while the real-world buses are all dead and gone, there are still a metric fuckton of the models around.