Sir Prog wrote:It's a top-notch [traveling] armory, and one of the first castle sets to include the crossbow. In addition to the crossbow [originating from the Pirates line], the WP figs bore faces from the Pirates line as well, parlaying castle away from the mono-yellow smiley faces.
I might be reading this incorrectly, but are you suggesting that the crossbow first appeared in the Pirates line? I don't remember this, and so I checked Bricklink. I can't see any Pirates sets included in the list of those containing crossbows (link
). There are three Castle sets from 1990 with crossbows, which is where I first encountered them (6018-Battle Dragon, 6081-King's Mountain Fortress, 6059-Knight's Stronghold). Do you remember what Pirates sets had crossbows? My curiosity has been piqued.