Wishlist '98

Readers' Choice of new Figures and Vehicles in 1:72 scale

The purpose of this page is to encourage manufacturers to produce model kits that are most wanted by collectors, wargamers and hobbyists. Readers may submit proposals for new and interesting plastic figure sets, vehicles or buildings which they think should be available at their local hobby shop soon. The Wishlist is voted on, and submitted to 1:72 scale manufacturers twice annually. Several manufacturers actively support the Wishlist: Please refer to Sponsors and Winners at the bottom of this page.

Items 1 through 168 are ranked by popularity, based on 4585 votes received by 15.SEP.97. The top 30 proposals captured just over 50% of the vote. The previous Wishlist ranking of a particular product proposal is listed in parenthesis. Proposals number 10 and 8 showed the most significant improvement, up from 45th and 29th place respectively. If no previous rank is shown, the product is a new proposal which had not previously been voted on. Proposals number 15 and 23 are the most successful new entries.

Proposals numbered 169 and higher are new items which have not been ranked yet. The entire list is being voted on again at this time. Please use the e-mail functions at the bottom of this page to cast your vote on the items listed here, and to submit a new proposal for the Wishlist '99.

  1. Napoleonic Personalities (3)
  2. French Napoleonic dragoons (1)
  3. Bavarian Line and Light Infantry, 1812–1815 (5)
  4. Korean War US Marines and Chinese (2)
  5. Boxer Rebellion Chinese/European armies (4)
  6. World War Two: Romanian Infantry (6)
  7. Franco-Prussian War Troops (7)
  8. Vikings & Longboats (29)
  9. Republican Romans vs. Carthaginians* (14) (ESCI planned to do them)
  10. Dutch infantry and cavalry at Waterloo (45)
  11. Asterix the Gaul vs. the Romans (13)
  12. Hellenistic infantry & cavalry (11)
  13. Zulu War British Artillery and Gatling Guns (8)
  14. Jacobite Highlanders (1715 and 1745 Rebellions) vs. British-Hanoverians (21)
  15. 1750s era Iroquois, Huron, British infantry, French infantry
  16. French grenadiers a cheval (20)
  17. Spanish Napoleonic Troops (16)
  18. US Infantry, 1812 (9)
  19. World War One: British Infantry (steel helmet), incl. Lewis Gunners (25)
  20. Modern Israelis (19)
  21. Nassau infantry at Waterloo (15)
  22. Samurai (12)
  23. World War Two Italians (North Africa)
  24. Cheap, accurate, and fully assembled 1:72 scale vehicles and guns
  25. Fort Alamo and figures (Mexican infantry, cavalry, artillery, Texicans)
  26. French Napoleonic horse artillery (guard and line)
  27. World War Two: Soviet Tank Riders (31)
  28. Sturmtiger Tank (23)
  29. Huns (17)
  30. Medieval Knights and men at arms c. 1200-1300
  31. 1750s French & Indian Wars: Rogers' Rangers
  32. Russian Napoleonic Cossacks
  33. Napoleon's Young Guard (36)
  34. American Civil War Personalities (32)
  35. Brunswick Infantry, 1815 (28)
  36. Modern Arab Armies* (ESCI planned to do them) (10)
  37. Medival era castle and siege towers, large siege weapons
  38. Russian Napoleonic Dragoons
  39. British Colonial Highlanders (Sudan War/Boer War)
  40. World War Two early Germans and Russians in Winter Greatcoats
  41. Brunswick Hussars, 1815 (38)
  42. Napoleonic Ammunition Wagons (37)
  43. French Napoleonic foot artillery (27)
  44. World War One: Turkish Troops (24)
  45. Barbarian Cavalry (Huns, Goths, Gauls/Celts, anything not Roman or Romanized)
  46. American Revolutionary War: Hessian, British, and American Artillery
  47. Roman cavalry
  48. Modern War: Russian T-72 Tank, used by many nations in the world.
  49. British SAS, German GSG 9, Snipers, SEALS and other modern special forces
  50. French Napoleonic Line Chasseurs à Cheval (convert easily to other types).
  51. Scottish Gaels (Highlanders) ca. 1640-1746
  52. WW1 Russian infantry
  53. Austrian Napoleonic Cavalry
  54. Napoleonic casualties figures and ambulance wagons (47)
  55. Assyrians (44)
  56. Golden Horde Mongols (35)
  57. World War Two: Polish Infantry, 1939 (33)
  58. Janissaries (26)
  59. Modern: Riot police, mounted police, SWAT, K-9, and beat cops.
  60. Modern War: M 1025 Hummer
  61. War elephant with platform for bowmen and spearmen. Riders should be compatible with various armies who used elephants at different times.
  62. Colonial Wars: British Camelry and Lancers
  63. Pharaonic Egyptians and their enemies (compatible with Atlantic)
  64. World War Two Vehicle Stowage: Jerrycans, British petrol cans, LMGs, Solothurn and Boys AT rifles, light mortars, ammo boxes, antenna mounting brackets for APCs and Bren Carriers, vehicle radio sets, wooden artillery ammo boxes and individual shells, discarded infantry equipment, spare wheels for Jeeps, trucks, carriers, Pz. IV and Lee/Sherman, sand channels, anti-tank mines, picks and shovels, folded stretchers, and personal gear.
  65. Modern War: U.S. MLRS
  66. American Revolutionary War: American Minutemen, Militia, and State Troops
  67. 1750s French & Indian Wars: Fort Ticonderoga
  68. World War Two: Pilots and Crew figures for 1:72 Aircraft
  69. Terrorists and victims
  70. Latin American Wars of Independence 1816-1821 (vs. Spain)
  71. US-Mexican War of 1846-1848
  72. Irish and Scottish Gaels ca. 1500-1600 vs. English
  73. World War Two Partizans and Resistance (Greek/French)
  74. Fantasy Armies: Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, Skeletons etc.
  75. British King's German Legion Napoleonic light infantry
  76. 18th Century Sailors, Marines, Naval Officers, and Pirates
  77. Ancient Persians, including Chariots
  78. Napoleonic infantry with ladders, attacking La Haye Sainte (46)
  79. Ancient Israelites (43)
  80. 19th Century: Civilians (Napoleonic)
  81. World War Two: Norwegian Army, 1940
  82. World War One: US Artillery 1918, with M.1916 helmets
  83. Modern War: Futuristic infantry in self-propelled PITMAN body armour
  84. Fantasy: Bi-pedal supernatural rodent warriors with separate pre-historic, historic, modern, and sci-fi weapons and heavy equipment.
  85. Fantasy: Multi-purpose skeleton warriors with separate ancient, historic, modern and ultra-modern weapons.
  86. Colonial Wars: Afghan infantry, cavalry, and snipers with long Jezzail on bipod
  87. World War One: Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, German infantry and Askaris
  88. Colonial Wars: Austrian, French, and Russian sailors
  89. Fantasy troop types, Orcs, Trolls, Goblins, etc.
  90. World War Two: Tank, assault gun, and carrier crew of all nations.
  91. World War Two Weapons: Panzerfaust, Panzerschreck, PIAT, and Bazooka rocket launchers, Anti-Tank Rifles of all nations, turret mounting brackets for Flak-MG, 7.5 cm Infantry Gun barrels and 15 cm Gr.38.H1A stickgrenade warheads to upgrade plastic model kits of the 3.7 cm PaK 35/36, Anti-Tank mines packed in wooden crates.
  92. World War Two: British AEC armoured car with 75 mm gun turret
  93. World War Two: German Brummbär Assault Tank with 15 cm Howitzer
  94. World War Two: British Sexton Self-Propelled Gun (25 pdr. on Sherman)
  95. World War Two: British AEC Dorchester Armoured Command Vehicle. Two captured AEC command vehicles, named "Max" and "Moritz", were used by Rommel, a third served with General Streich (21.Pz.Div.).
  96. British Napoleonic Light Dragoons in Tarleton helmets or shakos
  97. Modern War: Modern Finnish Infantry/UN Troops: with M62 LMGs and M62 assault rifles, LAW and Apilas AT-weapons and M90 SLAM-mines.
  98. World War Two Finnish Infantry: Winter War 1939–1940, with Maxim MGs, L/S-26 LMGs and Suomi SMGs, 81 mm grenade launcher, winter suits with M16 and M35 helmets and fur caps.
  99. Modern War: U.S. LAV-25
  100. American Revolutionary War: American and British Cavalry
  101. Colonial Wars: French Foreign Legion in Mexico, 1862-1867
  102. Ancient Egyptians, incl chariots
  103. Trojan War era castle, incl siege towers, chariots, large weapons
  104. Medieval Moors
  105. 1066 Norman Cavalry (supplementing the incomplete Revell Normans)
  106. Russian Napoleonic Foot Artillery in Kiwer (shako) M.1812
  107. Porsche-Tiger II (VK4501 II)
  108. Modern British Navy Hovercraft, Naval Landing Party, and Marines
  109. World War One German Stosstruppen
  110. World War One Austrians
  111. 1866 Saxons, Bavarians, Württembergers, Prussians, Danes, and Austrians
  112. World War Two: Italian Bersaglieri with Guzzi motorcycles (African Campaign)
  113. World War Two: Italian paratroopers
  114. Württemberg Napoleonic Jägers and Light Infantry 1811–1815
  115. Württemberg Napoleonic Line Infantry and Füsiliers 1808–1812
  116. French Napoleonic Line/Légère Infantry in Greatcoats (late war)
  117. Pershing Expedition into Mexico, 1916
  118. Mexican Revolution - General Francisco Villa, Emiliano Zapata, 1914
  119. Modern War: Russian T-55 Main Battle Tank
  120. World War Two: Archer Tank Destroyer in 1:72 scale (17 pdr on Valentine chassis)
  121. American Civil War Mule Train
  122. Sci-Fi Armies: Marines, Space Pirates, AFVs, Hovercraft, heavy weapons etc.
  123. World War Two Finnish Infantry: Continuation War 1941-1944, with Maxim MGs, Suomi SMGs, Dektyarev LMGs, Tampella 120 mm grenade launchers and Lahti M39 AT-Rifles, summer suits with several different helmet types like old and new German, Italian, Hungarian and the Finnish M40. These figures are much more needed than winter troops. World War Two Russians would be needed to match the Finns.
  124. Polish Napoleonic Infantry
  125. Vickers-Carden-Loyd Mk.VI tank
  126. British Indian Wars (1900)
  127. Landsknechts (41)
  128. Late Romans (40)
  129. Star Trek Personalities (39)
  130. Ancient Warships (30)
  131. Napoleonic Wars: Guerres de Vendée (1793)
  132. 18th Century: Civilians (ca. 1750)
  133. World War Two: Civilians
  134. Ancient Philistines
  135. Stone Age humans, fauna and flora
  136. Modern: Major league sports figures playing football, soccer, hockey etc.
  137. Colonial Wars: Canadian Mounties (North West Mounted Police).
  138. World War Two: Soldiers on parade, guard, band, and colour guard of different nations.
  139. World War One: Soldiers on parade, guard, band, and colour guard of different nations.
  140. Modern War: M 151 Ford Mutt Jeep
  141. Modern War: French Foreign Legion
  142. American Civil War: Walking wounded with support, men falling, wounded sitting on ground, medics attending the wounded, stretcher bearers with wounded men, surgeons, and prone casualties. The figures should be in kepis or without hats in order to make them compatible with either side. The set would go well with the new ambulance wagon.
  143. World War Two: Imperial Japanese Marines
  144. World War Two: Chinese Nationalist and Communist Forces
  145. World War One: US Infantry 1918, with M.1916 helmets, HMG and LMG
  146. Colonial Wars: Ghurkas, and Indian Frontier Force infantry
  147. Colonial Wars: Italian, French, and German marines
  148. War correspondants, photographers, newsmen, filmcrews, observers from various historical periods. These would be handy for inclusion in a variety of scenarios, and are called for in the modern skirmish rules, People's War.
  149. Colonial Wars: Muslim cavalry and camelry to supplement ESCI's muslim infantry
  150. Colonial Wars: British Naval Brigade with artillery and machine guns
  151. Dark Age peasants defending their settlement against Viking or Hun raiders.
  152. World War Two: Allied Scorpion (mine clearing) attachment for tanks
  153. Napoleonic Accessories: Pistols, muskets, sabres, discarded equipment, ammo boxes, spent cannonballs etc.
  154. French Napoleonic Voltigeurs (1815) skirmishing
  155. Austrian Napoleonic Infantry in shakos
  156. Modern War: US M109 SP Howitzer (complete with the M992 FAASV)
  157. Modern War: Russian PT-76 Light tank
  158. Modern War: Russian BTR-60
  159. Modern War: French AMX-30 MBT
  160. Modern War: French GCT self-propelled gun
  161. Modern War: Russian 152mm 2S3 self-propelled gun
  162. Modern War: Russian BRDM-2
  163. Napoleonic Wars: British and King's German Legion Heavy Dragoons in Bicornes
  164. Russian Napoleonic Horse Artillery in Crested Helmets
  165. World War One Italians
  166. War personalities of history - from Ramses to Saddam and Schwartzkopf
  167. World War One Mule Train
  168. Spanish Civil War (Nationalists, Italians, Republicans, Foreign Vols.)
    New Proposals, not ranked by popularity yet
  169. World War Two: Scientists at a weapons research facility
  170. Spanish Civil War: Pilots of the Legion Condor
  171. World War One: Austrian cavalry
  172. World War Two: Soviet T-26 with T-26.A, T-26.B, and OT-26 turret variants.
  173. World War Two: Refugees
  174. World War Two: Hungarian infantry
  175. World War Two: Brazilian infantry at Anzio, Italy 1943.
  176. World War Two: Spanish Legion on the Russian front
  177. World War Two: Marmon Harrington light tank
  178. World War Two: German Head Hunters with Nimbus 20 mm anti-tank motorcycle
  179. World War Two: Christee M.1931 flying tank of the Soviet Army
  180. World War Two: Soviet T-60/T-70 glider tank with detatchable wings and tail
  181. World War Two: Vickers medium tank
  182. World War Two: Vickers 6 tonner tank
  183. World War Two: German tank hunters with AT rifles, mines, grenades etc, 1941-1945
  184. World War Two: German Volkssturm
  185. World War Two: Soviet MAXIM 4.M anti-aircraft mounting and crew
  186. World War Two: Soviet A.A. guns in 1:76 scale
  187. Science Fiction: 1:72 scale Figures for use with the original Traveller game.
  188. Renaissance: Condottieri men at arms.
  189. Seven Years' War: Prussian Kürassiers
  190. Seven Years' War: Austrian Hussars
  191. Seven Years' War: The Church at Leuthen, 1757
  192. Napoleonic Wars: British Hussars
  193. Napoleonic Wars: Russian Cuirassiers
  194. Modern: US/NATO M47 tank
  195. World War Two: Artillery and Anti-Tank Gun Crews of all Nations
  196. World War Two: Swedish medium tank STRV 42 (suitable for "what-if?" simulation games)
  197. World War Two: Swedish light tank STRV 40 (suitable for "what-if?" simulation games)
  198. World War Two: Swedish infantry in uniform m 36 (suitable for "what-if?" games)
  199. Crimean War: British Lancers
  200. War of Spanish Succession (1701-14): French and British troops
  201. UN and NATO peacekeepers in Bosnia and Croatia
  202. World War Two era civilian autombiles like the Tatra 97 or Tatra 87
  203. Modern: Bundeswehr Leopard 2A5 Main Battle Tank
  204. American Revolutionary War: Burgoyne's New York Campaign, including British light infantry, grenadiers and line infantry with cut down caps and coats, plus Brunswick German allies.
  205. World War Two: Dutch Infantry (1940) with LMG and Schwarzlose HMG
  206. World War Two: Dutch Pantserwagen M.39 (DAF P.T.3) Armoured Car
  207. Colonial Wars: Imperial troops (not foreign or Juarist) fighting for Maximilian in Mexico, 1862-1867
  208. World War Two: Japanese Kokusan Armoured Car (Navy, 6×4)
  209. World War Two: Japanese Ka-Tsu (Type 4) Amphibious Tank (Navy)
  210. World War Two: Japanese Type 92 Heavy Tank
  211. World War Two: Complete set of German Remote Controlled Demolition Vehicles and Operators (Funklenktruppen), including all versions of the Sd.Kfz. 301 to 304.
  212. Modern: Civilian cars and trucks.
  213. Ancients: Roman Civilians
  214. American Revolutionary War: Hessian Musketeers, Füsiliers, and Grenadiers
  215. World War Two: Chinese infantry opposing the Japanese invasion
  216. Modern: NATO Airforce Personnel
  217. Modern: Vietnamese Hooches
  218. Napoleonic Wars: French and Italian troops for Napoleon's first campaign in Italy
  219. Napoleonic Wars: British Infantry in Stovepipe Shakos (Peninsular War)
  220. Napoleonic Wars: Portuguese Line Infantry and Cazadores
  221. Napoleonic Wars: Austrian artillery in Bicornes, with spare heads wearing shakos.
  222. Paraguayan War (1865-1870): Brazilian, Argentinian, Paraguayan and Uruguayan forces.
  223. Napoleonic Wars: Dutch Horse and Foot Artillerie at Waterloo
  224. American Revolutionary War: British and American Light Infantry
  225. War of 1812: American Dragoons, Militia, Artillery
  226. Roman gladiators
  227. Parthians - Rome's eastern opponents, cavalry and infantry
  228. Roman chariots for chariot races
  229. US Frontier Wars: Dragoons, Cavalry and Mounted Rifles 1840-1850
  230. Colonial Wars: U.S. Cavalry 1900-1916
  231. Russo-Japanese War: Infantry and artillery, 1904-1905
  232. Modern War: Gurkhas
  233. Modern War: SEALs, Rangers, LRRPs, Deltas
  234. Modern War: 1/72 versions of Airfix 1/32 modern armies
  235. Modern War: S.A.S. in black uniforms (re: Iranian embassy)
  236. Modern War: Alpini
  237. Modern War: British and Argentinian troops in the Falklands
  238. Modern War: Iraqi troops
  239. Modern War: Rhodesian Selous scouts
  240. Modern War: U.S. Paratroopers
  241. Modern War: Swiss guards
  242. Modern War: M50 ONTOS
  243. Modern War: LVTP-6 and variants
  244. Modern War: LARC-5
  245. Modern War: Mercedes UNIMOG (1960's type, as used by Portuguese forces in Africa)
  246. Modern War: M102 Howitzer
  247. World War Two: Polish cavalry and horse-artillery
  248. World War Two: German U-Boot crew and naval personnel
  249. World War Two: US sailors, shore party in the Pacific Theatre of Operations
  250. World War Two: Prisoners of War
  251. Modern War: South African Rooikat AFV
  252. World War Two: Soviet field artillery, horse-drawn

Sponsors and Winners

The Wishlist depends on voter participation to arrive at statistically relevant results. As a token of appreciation, the following companies have sponsored the Wishlist '98 with valuable prizes:

  1. Proposal (Napoleonic Personalities) – Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Pierre Joly of France wins the Faller Windmill Nr. 231
  2. Proposal (French Dragoons) – Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Ken Dong of California wins the Faller City Hall Building Nr. 427
  3. Proposal (Bavarian Infantry) – Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Douglas Shand of Canada wins the Faller Chateau Falkeneck Nr. 385

  • Most successful new Proposal (#15) – Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Eric Williamson of Indiana wins the Faller Smithy Nr. 332
  • Runner-up: Most successful new Proposal (#23) – Sponsored by Ral Partha, Canada
    Roger Wright of Texas wins a $30.00 Ral Partha Gift Certificate
  • Most improved Proposal (#10) – Sponsored by L. G. Enterprises, Kansas
    Robert Schoolfield of Texas wins a $30.00 L. G. Enterprises Gift Certificate
  • Runner-up: Most improved Proposal (#8) – Sponsored by WarHorse, Massachusetts
    Paul Collins of California wins a $30.00 WarHorse Gift Certificate
  • Voter Raffle - Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Massimo De Bernardinis of Italy wins a Faller Village Square Nr. 580
  • Voter Raffle - Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Christian Braun of Germany wins a Faller Village Square Nr. 580
  • Voter Raffle - Sponsored by Faller, Germany
    Stephen M. Carroll of Texas wins a Faller Village Square Nr. 580
  • Voter Raffle - Sponsored by LMW Works, New York
    Ian Rogers of England wins a copy of Classical Hack Rules and Scenarios
  • Voter Raffle - Sponsored by Federation Armory, USA
    Robert Fliss of Virginia wins two Model T patrol cars and a Model T truck in 1:72 scale

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