21st Century Toys

32x (plastic)
Cold Steel (diecast and plastic)
Twinpacks
Playsets
Plastic/Colds steel comparison
Cold Steel Lineup (sorry, out of date)


32X Plastic

 21st Century Stug, 1:32
21st Century Stug, 1:32
21st Century M18, 1:32
21st Century M18, 1:32
21st Century M5, 1:32
21st Century M5, 1:32
21st Century Tiger, 1:32
21st Century Tiger, 1:32
21st Century Walker Bulldog, 1:32
21st Century Bulldog, 1:32
21st Century Sherman, 1:32
21st Century Sherman, 1:32
21st Century Panther, 1:32
21st Century Panther
21st Century M24 Chafee, 1:32
21st Century M24 Chaffee
21st Century Panzer III  1:32
21st Century Panzer III, 1:32
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21st Century Marder III
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21st Century Marder III

 

Although made of plastic, 21st Century toys makes some incredibly detailed tanks and armoured vehicles in 1:32 and 1:18 scale (as well as action figures and other items). All the models shown above are 1:32 scale, and are part of the 32x series.

You can also find some of these items at Wal Mart under the Motor Works brand. Some are preassembled, some are listed as plastic 'snap together' models. To confuse the issue, several of the Forces of Valor diecast models are also marketed under the Motor Works name.


Cold Steel

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Sherman 75mm
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Cold Steel Panther

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Cold Steel Jagdpanther

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Cold Steel Chaffee
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Cold Steel M113A2
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In response to the release of the Forces of Valor diecast line, 21st Century has released the "Cold Steel" lineup. Like FOV, it features a mix of diecast metal and plastic. According to 21st Century:
" 'Cold Steel' is a hybrid of metal, Acrylic Butyl Styrene (ABS) injection and metal molded parts creating the highest detail and finest structural fit ever produced in miniature vehicles and aircraft. Unlike old fashioned die cast, whose process produces rough surfaces and poor detail, thus requiring heavy paint overspray to hide blemishes and poor structural fit...'Cold Steel' is a step into the 21st Century."
With the new lineup, it remains unclear if 21st Century will continue to manufacture the all plastic lineup.

Mike's Thoughts...

The detail is good. I really like the paint job on the Sherman. Although not as heavily "weathered" as the Forces of Valor tanks, the Sherman has a nice dirty appearance. The hull detail is good, but the drivers and machine gunners hatches could fit a bit better, though. Although accessories are included, the buyer must install (i.e.glue) them him/herself. As for the "cold steel" part, the hull is metal, the turret appears to be plastic, as does the base of the tank.
The Panzer is well done, but needs to come with more accessories. The hatches are a bit stubborn, but most all open.
Both vehicles come with two figures.

The Chaffee is excellent, with a great paint scheme and good detailing. The King Tiger, Panther, Jagdpanther, and Jagdtiger are OK. Nicely done, but nothing exceptional. The M113A2, however, is a real prize! It has good exterior detail, and superb interior detail, with a lot of opening hatches. Even the engine is detailed...all for $14.95 at Wal Mart! The Stug IV is also well done. The interior detail is fair, but the exterior is excellent!

Twin Packs

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In 2006 introduced its ".VS Iron Horses" series, featuring two 1/32 scale vehicles in one package. So far I have seen:
SdKfz 251/1 Hanomag VS SdKfz 222 Panzerspahwagen and
Tiger Ausf E VS M18 Hellcat

Playsets

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21st Century also releases  various "playsets", with figures, bunkers, and armor


Plastic/Cold Steel comparison

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The two models look to be cast from the essentially the 'same' mold. The detail is good. I think the paint is a bit better on Cold Steel than the all plastic version. The plastic version comes with the accessories attached. The Cold Steel version has accessories, but they are loose. The cold steel version is a bit heavier, but not much for the Sherman (see the comments above on metal content). The Cold Steel Panther is markedly heavier than the plastic version. The hull has the nice "cool" feel of metal that the plastic version does not. Overall, I give Cold Steel a small edge!



Cold Steel Lineup

Tank Color Number
US M24 Chaffee Light Tank Weathered Olive Drab 99301
German SdKfz 141 Panzer III Ausf D Weathered Wehrmach Gray 99302
US M4 Sherman Weathered Olive Drab 99307
German Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind Tri Color Late War Camo 99313
German SdKfz 161/2 Panzer IV Ausf. H with side skirts Yellow w/Red-Brown Tiger Striped Camo 99315
German Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen Yellow w/Disruptive Serpentine Camo 99316
Sd.Kfz 141 Panzer III - Ausf. L - 50 mm Panzer Gray 99328S2
German SdKfz 171 Panther Ausf G Ambush Camo 99405
US M4A3 Sherman w/ 75mm Gun Weathered Olive Drab 99318S2
German Sd.Kfz 141 Panzer III Ausf. D Tank, #232 Weathered German Gray 99302S2
German Sd.Kfz 171 Panther Tank Tri-Color Camouflage 99405S2
German Flak 36/37 88mm Gun   99338S1
Jagdpanther Tri-Color Camouflage 99327S1
M113 Green with interior details 99322S1
German Sd. Kfz. 182 PzKpfw VI King Tiger Ausf. B Heavy Tank   coming in 2005
US GMC M18 Hellcat Light Tank Destroyer   coming in 2005
Sturmgeschutz IV Assault Gun Summer Camouflage coming in 2005
German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank   coming in 2005
German Sd. Kfz. 7 8-Ton Prime Mover Afrika Korps Pattern coming in 2005


 

2004 Releases

According to Jim T. , here are the Cold Steel releases for 2004:
I. First Qtr 2004
a. German Sd. Kfz. 141 PzKpfw III Ausf. D Medium Tank - Early Afrika Korps Pattern
b. German Sd. Kfz. 171 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G Medium Tank - Ambush Pattern
c. US M4 Sherman Medium Tank (Olive Drab Paint/Winter Weathering Scheme)
d. US M24 Chaffee Light Tank
e. German Sturmgeschutz IV Assault Gun - Summer Camouflage
f. German Sd. Kfz. 181 PzKpfw VI Tiger I Ausf. E Heavy Tank - Normandiefront, 1944
g. US GMC M18 Hellcat Light Tank Destroyer
h. German Sd. Kfz. 7 8-Ton Prime Mover - Early Afrika Korps Pattern

II. Second Qtr 2004
a. US M4A3 Sherman Medium Tank (2nd release of the Sherman)
b. German Flakpanzer IV Mobelwagen Anti-Aircraft Vehicle
c. German Sd. Kfz. 141 Panzer III Ausf. L Medium Tank (2nd release Panzer III/summer camo)
d. German Sd. Kfz. 161 PzKpfw IV Ausf. H Medium Tank " Thanks Jim T.


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