Phoenix dates back to late 60s and 70s. They had many figures and sets based
on the National Geographic Book "Everyday Life in Ancient Times" and some
fantasy sets like Amazons and Atlantis. . They later got into larger scale
female figures - Phoenic Phollies in general nude, semi nude or seggestive
poses. The quality was good for the time. They also marketed a set of Gouche
water based paints which dried absolutely flat - but in some respects too
fast for easy shading. The detail was no way near what you'd find in Andrea
today - and some of the poses were a bit stiff - however they still are the
only one in some subjects - like a complete Eqyptian throne room scene.
$22.50 doesn't seem overly pricey for a three figure set - There's still a
few I'd probably bid on if I rejoined ebay.
I remember seeing some Atlantic figures in 1:32 of an Egyptian throne
room and a Greek banquet back in the 90's at the local brick 'n'
morter. Unlike their 1:72 soft plastic, these were injected (I was
told) with decent quality. Again, check out the competition for those
designs - there was none.