No longer released by Airfix, but by HaT, this has to be one of the most useful 1/72nd sets of medieval figures going.
It can be used to create not only Robins merry men but a revolting peasant army, generic levy troops, men operating siege equipment or just peasants standing about to fill, say a jousting scene.
The original plastic used by Airfix was a bit harder than that used by HaT. Although I have none in my collection (the figures pictured are all original Airfix products) I have seen the new HaT reproduction figures and the plastic used seems to leave a lot more flash than their 30 plus year old counterparts. This could also be down to the mould being old, but the softer plastic figures are certainly better than none, and as the original Airfix ones age, they can suffer from “plastic rot”..the plastic becoming brittle.
And now…a couple of conversions! 😀