UK KNIGHTS

SIR PERCIVAL 1968 - 1972

Sir Percival was the U.K version of Sir Gordon. Early Percivals seem to be re boxed Gordons. There are faint stamps on the side of the boxes stating. "Part contents made in USA". After a while it would appear that the Swansea factory started producing it's own figures. The armour is a duller brass/ gold and the head painting rather poor. (The early Percivals had US heads painted black.).

All first issue Percivals came in the castle type box.

At the same time as the MOD boxes appeared in the USA, the UK boxes changed to the window type. All the boxes were the same for the Knights and the Vikings.

Percivals came with the same accessories as Sir Gordon.



Sir Percival
1st issue

Sir Percival
1st issue

Sir Percival
2nd issue

Sir Percival
2nd issue

UK v US

UK v US

UK v US


SIR ROLAND 1968 - 1972


Sir Roland was the U.K version of Sir Stuart. As with the Percivals, it would appear that early Rolands were re boxed Stuarts. Sometime during the first issue run, Swansea started to mould their own figures. Even later Rolands had "Made in the USA" stamped on the shield and armour back plate.

There is, however one rarity with the Roland figure. The orange skin Roland! I have seen several of these and it would appear that they can turn up in either castle or window boxes. (Castle box figures do not have rivets in the shoulders - this only happened post 1970 when all Marx figures had upgrades.). Why Swansea produced these figures is a mystery. They could be mistakes or simply they had too much orange poly plastic for Cedric production. You can tell that they are not Cedric head swaps as they don't have the full painted beard. (See Sir Cedric.).

One final difference between Roland and Stuart is the banner. Sir Stuart has a white crown in the corner of his banner. All the Rolands I have seen have a prancing lion, the same as Gordon and Percival.


Sir Roland

Sir Roland

Sir Roland
window box

Sir Roland
window box

Sir Roland
red skin

Sir Roland
red skin

UK Roland
banner

US Stuart
banner

1st Issue Box
showing US parts

UK Knight
Instructions

Stuart v Roland

Stuart v Roland


SIR CEDRIC 1968 - 1972


Sir Cedric was produced exclusively by the Swansea factory in the U.K. He had the same armour as his two fellow knights but in black. His body is a dark blue colour and he had a yellow and red banner with a yellow plume.

There are several different head types which I have listed below.

  • Sir Gordon/Percival head brown
  • Sir Gordon/Percival head orange
  • Sir Gordon/Percival head pink
  • Sir Stuart/Roland head brown
  • Sir Stuart/Roland head orange
  • Sir Stuart/Roland head pink


  • O.K now you are really depressed because you have both Roland and Percival heads but only in one colour. The brown tone seems to be the earliest, followed by the orange tone. I am pretty sure the pink tone only appeared in the window type box because all the examples I have seen have shoulder rivets. Most people probably wouldn't distinguish between the brown and orange colour, but I think it is an important detail. The orange colour seems to be unique to the UK, whereas the brown colour is the same as that used for the Chief Cherokee and Geronimo figures in the USA.

    Like Roland and Percival, Cedric as upgraded in 1970 to include shoulder rivets and at the same time seems to have been produced in the pink skin and window boxes.


    Sir Cedric/Roland
    orange skin

    Sir Cedric/Roland
    orange skin

    Sir Cedric/Roland
    brown skin

    Sir Cedric/Roland
    brown skin

    Sir Cedric/Percival
    orange skin

    Sir Cedric/Percival
    orange skin

    Sir Cedric/Percival
    brown skin

    Sir Cedric/Percival
    brown skin

    Sir Cedric/Percival
    white skin

    Sir Cedric/Percival
    white skin

    Sir Cedric/Roland
    white skin

    Sir Cedric/Roland
    white skin

    Window box

    Window box

    Window box

    Window box

    Sir Cedric
    castle box

    Sir Cedric
    without armour

    Sir Cedric
    without armour