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A degree of 'snobbery', yes!
Hinton Hunt were one of the great 1970s manufacturers of Napoleonic figures (nominally in 20mm) and I believe that they are still produced somewhere or other?
Minifigs certainly have had a new lease of life and the moulds were purchased a while ago by Caliver Books, who produce the figures under the old Minifigs brand.
For an example of the march attack figures that set my heart racing back in the 1970s, see for example this e-bay seller's pictures:
Strange how ordinary these now look to me; and yes, the heads are too big Times have moved on and figure sculpting has come a very long way in the last 40+ years.
The whole snobbery thing is plan silly. The range of plastic figures for the area I principally game/model in (The Great War) is fantastic - and can be readily supplemented with compatible metal.
Early War Miniatures provides a brilliant range of stuff the seamlessly works with plastic.
...they just look better and better, e.g.
Amongst the visual delights above is a recent game of Graham's an older one of Phil's (pre-dating him starting his blog).
I am going to seek carbon credits for those of mine that are 40–60 years old!
Lovely selection James - a good cross section of the hobby there (one of mine even!) - thanks for posting!