Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show 2020 ~ Review Part 3 ~ The Loot

Today I finally found some time to get this post up. I have been working more than usually lately and my time is limited these days. I really didn’t pick up to much this time. Just a few figure sets. I will let the pictures tell the story.

I picked up a bag of vintage Marx Japanese figures for $10. These are some of my favorite WWII Marx figures. I am going to wash these figures.

I picked these figures from one of Larry Lovely boxes. He gave these to me.

Here is a Marx Viking figure that I also got from Larry.

Here are a some Conte Alamo figures that I got from John Stengel Jr.

Here are some 60mm Barzso Playsets Merrymen. I also got these from John Stengel Jr. I wanted to use these in the display of the Medieval buildings I had on my table. I paid $15 for the Conte & Barzso figures.

I got these vintage Marx Colonial figures for about $2 a piece from Rick Keller. You can right click on the picture and open it in a new tab to get a closer look at the figures.

Besides the Marx Colonial figures I also got these Marx British Red Coats for about $2 a piece. A few months ago I had picked up a single Marx Red Coat. On my wish list was these figures to look for at the next show I would attend. They are a excellent match for Barzso figures.

This is the first time I saw these Aurora Camelot Medieval figures in the wild. They are about 54mm. Beautifully sculpted. Rick Eber was asking for $150 for this carded set. I purchased a loose figure set for $80.

There are 10 figures in this set. You get five men-at-arms, two, two Knights, two maidens and one bandit. These figures are made out of a hard model type plastic.

I got two of these Volk Designs Medieval cottages. I traded some die cast vehicles for them. These are made out a rubbery type foam. I love the way they look. They will look great with any 54mm to 60mm figures. You can check out more of their products at, https://www.crowntoysoldiers.com/volk-designs.

Don’t forget about the Columbus Ohio Toy Solider Show, October 18th. It’s going to be a great show. For more information check out the Midwest website, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.

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Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show 2020 ~ Review Part 2 ~ The Show

Before we begin I would like to take a minute to reflect on the loss many of us experienced that day on September 11th, 2001.

Also before I start the review of the Tippecanoe Show, don’t forget about the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show next month. You can read more about the show at their website, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.

This was the only picture that I did take of the show. It was taken before the show started. It was a little busier than this, lol.

This year was the first year that I actually prepared to sell as a vendor at a toy soldier show. It was fun. I have been going to the Midwest shows the past few years as just a collector. Now it is both. In this post I will talk about the selling part and my next post I will show the toys I had found. So let us begin…

We loaded up the vehicle with mainly new products from LOD Enterprises. I had a lot of the LOD Barzso figure sets and foam buildings. Plus Marx recast Japanese figure sets, die cast tanks and bagged plastic figure sets that I had picked up over the years. I even had a few Star Wars toys. Plus I was previewing my set of Anglo Saxons that I will have available next year.

I did pretty well selling the LOD figure sets and foam buildings. The grass mat by Killing Fields was great with the displays. You can see more of their products by click here, Killing Fields Terrain co.

Collectors were able to take a look at my future set of Anglo Saxons. I will have more information about them by the end of the year.

I also had some of the Russian made figures from Prikaz for display. I had a small battle of my Saxons and the Prikaz Vikings. They are perfectly matched. You can view more of the Prikaz figures on this page, Prikaz Toy Soldiers. It is an online catalog I set up for Alexy Pisarev on my website. You can order directly from him by using the email provided on that page.

I also had on display the New LOD Enterprises Science Fiction figures from “Another Plan from Outer Space”. I will have most of these products again at the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show next month.

Here is what Rick Eber had at the show. He is usually the first person you will see at this show.

Also outside the main room was tables that belonged to Rod Chapman, Rick Lipp, Kole Sterling and collector named Curtis.

Here are some pictures of various tables. The show was mainly plastic this year. The big painted metal dealers didn’t make it to the show. There were a few tables that had some antique dime store painted metal figures.

Rob & Tera Roberts had some die cast vehicles and 21st Century WWII figures. Plus some hand painted figures for sale.

Bob Hornung was at the show with his miniature works of art for sale.

Here are some more tables from various dealers that had various types of toys.

It was nice to meet & talk to some of the fellow collectors that I see of Facebook. Jason Evans was one of them. He bought some action figures, toys soldiers and other collectibles to sell.

Trains and Toy Soldiers was here selling some toys soldiers too.

John Stengel Jr. sold most of his toy soldiers before the show even started. He had some playsets, foam terrain pieces and storage bins of loose figures. Because of the virus he has pushed back any plans for new figures for at least a year. Maybe more.

Volk Designs was at the show again with the custom made buildings and siege machines. They always have some really nice stuff. I picked up a few things from them as the show ended.

Even though the crowds were smaller than expected the collectors that did come spent their money. Because of the Virus, Holiday Weekend and probably collectors being unsure if the dealers would come was the result of the smaller crowds. Those that did come found some rare items and great deals. Next month you can come out to the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. This will be the last major show of the year. Looks like the East Coast Toy Soldier Show will not happen this year.

I will have another post about the toys that I did buy at the show. It should be either tomorrow or next weekend. That is it for now. Thank you for reading 🙂

Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show 2020 ~ Review Part 1 ~ Room Trading

The Room trading unofficially started on Thursday night September 3rd. Some of the dealers and collectors that had checked in on Thursday started buying and selling. I got to the hotel Thursday night and unpacked. Then went to get something to eat. After that I headed to bed. Friday morning I got up and checked the board in the lobby that had a list of the rooms that were taking part in the room trading.

After writing down the room numbers & names I got started. The first room I went belonged to Rick Eder. He had plenty of vintage toy soldiers. Mostly Marx. Here is what I saw.

The next room I went to was room #133. Inside was Eric Koopmeiners. He had some Marx figures and playsets.

The next room I went into was #134. Inside was Rick Keller and Rick Lipp. There also was a look of Marx figures and playsets. One bed was covered with Marx vehicles.

Larry Lovely had a ton of plastic figures. He had plastic storage bins filled with figures at really cheap prices. Some bins where filled with Marx figures and others with all kinds of brands.

The next room belonged to Steve Connell. He had some vintage toys, bags of plastic figures and painted metal sets.

Inside Rod Chapman’s room was some Britain figures and vintage toys.

The last room I went to before I took a break was the room that Bill Richardson was in. He also had a bunch of mainly Marx figures and vehicles. He had a lot of good deals.

After I took a break I went to Joe Baker’s room. He had a lot of custom made figures that were made by Speira Miniatures on display. Plus some toy soldiers and other toys for sale.

That was it for the first day for me. I went out to get something to eat and then got my room ready for the room trading for Saturday.

Inside my room was mostly LOD Barzso products. I also had some plastic figures in bags that I have picked up over the years.

John Stengel Jr came to visit.

Day two was more of the same. There were a few more dealers. I spent most of the day inside my room and went around to visit some of the rooms. Next to me was Bob Hornung. Inside his room he had his custom made metal miniatures. He sculpts, casts and paints each figure. It is Art in Miniature.

Here are some more pictures of the other rooms that I went into on Saturday. Most I went into the first day.

One of the last rooms I visited was Mike Volk’s room. He was setting up and I took a few pictures. I took a bunch of pictures of his custom pieces at the show the next day.

That is it for the room trading. The crowds were smaller as expected. But the collectors that did come spent their money. I did nicely on with the room trading. I will have the second part of the the review posted in a couple of days. Most likely tomorrow night.

If you missed the Tippecanoe Show you can go to the Columbus Toy Soldier Show next month. This should be the last major Toy Show of the year. The last show had plenty of dealers. It will be the same here too. I will be bringing LOD Barzso figures and foam buildings. This year the show is in a new location. You can read the information below.

Thank you for reading. That is it for now.

The Latest News!!! 09-04-2020 ~ Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show!!! Day 1 Room Trading

I hope everyone is doing well today. Here is a quick post to show a few things I saw today with the room trading at the Tippecanoe Toy Soldier Show. You still have time to come if you were undecided. There is one more day of room trading and then the show.

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Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dimestores, playsets, individual figures, and more!

New production and Old!

When:
Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.

Where:
Courtyard by Marriott
Conference Center
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

I will have full report on the room trading and show next week. But I will add some more pictures here in the coming days. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 08-30-2020 ~ Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show!!!

We are less than a week away before the Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show starts. I have been gathering some of the toys I have and will be selling them at the show. It is a mixture of new and old plastic figures for the most part. Some die cast tanks and a few playsets. Plus some foam buildings. I also will have a display of my Anglo-Saxons that will be ready some time early next year.

It has been a while since I have posted anything. I have been working a lot and have not had the time. I will have a few about the Tippecanoe show. First it will be about the room trading and then the show itself.

I can’t wait until this virus goes away. I already had it early this year. Luckily it was mild. Because of the virus most of my plans for this year have been dashed. I am getting ready for next year with my plans. I have been working on a few different things.

Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show
Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dimestores, playsets, individual figures, and more!

New production and Old!

When:
Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.

Where:
Courtyard by Marriott
Conference Center
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

That is is for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 07-19-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Review ~ 1/32 Terror Set By Chelovechek. Columbus, Ohio Toy Show Update!!!

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Yesterday I received the No.4 Terror set by Chelovechek. The set is based on Franklin’s Lost Expedition during 1845 to 1847.

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There are 6 figures included in this set. They are made out a rubbery type of resin. They are 1/32 in scale. I chose the blue color for this set. They also come in a dark gray and I think a brown color. The paper print of Captain Franklin was a nice touch.

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Here is the Captain with his looking glass.

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Sailor with pick.

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Marine with rifle. Looks like he is getting ammo to load the rifle.

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Sailor with lantern.

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I think here is another Marine with an ice pick.

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Another Marine or Sailor shooting a carbine.

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A Conte & Barzso figure added to the mix.

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I like this set very much. A couple years ago I watch the TV series called the “Terror”. Like the toy soldier set it was based on the story of Franklin’s Lost Expedition. The British Navy ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror got stuck in the ice while exploring Canadian Artic. You can read more about this over here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin%27s_lost_expedition.

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I like the poses in the set. I wish that there were more though. Maybe they will do another set one day. For now I will add some Conte Alamo figures and some others that I think I can convert to fit the era. They are nicely sculpted and are a unique subject. I would like to make a small display one day. If you are interest in this set you can contact Ivan at evanspud@mail.ru

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“Mike, A location for the Columbus, Ohio show on October 18th has been secured. It will be held at The Point at Otterbein University just North of Columbus. This is a huge multi-use center with excellent space for a show!!!”

The Columbus Show

October 18, 2020

Show times: 10am to 3pm
Admission $5

The Point at Otterbein University

60 Collegeview Road,

Westerville, OH 43081

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But you before can go to the Columbus Toy Show you have to head to the Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 show in September!!!!

 

Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dimestores, playsets, individual figures, and more!

New production and Old!

 

When:
Sunday, September 06, 2020 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, September 04 – Saturday,September 05.

 

Where:
Courtyard by Marriott
Conference Center
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

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SALE

Check my page to see what toys I available for sale over at, Toys for Sale.

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The Latest News!!! 07-07-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Preview ~ 1/32 Ancient Japanese Set By Chelovechek.

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A friend of mine sent me some pictures of a new set that Chelovechek will be releasing soon. This is set Number five. It is based on Ancient Japan, the Yayoi Dzidai (300 BC – 300 AD) – BAMBOO.

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Here is some information from Ivan at Chelovechek shared.

1/32 scale, Pistachio color, 6 figures in rubber plastic:

A female shaman; Warrior with a bronze ax; Warrior with a stone ax; Warrior with a bow; Warrior with a spear; Warrior with a sword.

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If you are interested in this set you can see more on their page on FB, https://www.facebook.com/groups/soldiers.chelovechek/permalink/257707145495515/

You can also send Ivan a message at, evanspud@mail.ru.

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This set looks really interesting like most of their other sets. This set might be in different colors besides the green. I have heard it will be done in brown and an unknown color.

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Don’t forget about the Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show. The show takes place on Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 6th from the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus ROOM TRADING on Friday, September 4th & Saturday, September 5th through out the days. Located at the Courtyard by Marriott’s Conference Center, 150 Fairington Ave in Lafayette, IN 47905. You can read more about the show at http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.

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The Latest News!!! 06-28-2020 ~ New Show this September in Indiana. “Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show”. Plus some hobby news.

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The MIDWEST TOY SOLDIER GROUP is hosting a toy soldier show this September in Lafayette, Indiana. There was a demand for this since the Chicago Toy Soldier Show had been cancelled. They are calling the new show “Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show”. Titled after the Battle of Tippecanoe which took place near the location of the show.

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The show takes place on Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 6th from the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus ROOM TRADING on Friday, September 4th & Saturday, September 5th through out the days. Located at the Courtyard by Marriott’s Conference Center, 150 Fairington Ave in Lafayette, IN 47905. You can read more about the show at http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/. I will have a table at the show and will be doing a report on the room trading and show. You should make a mini vacation around this show because who knows what is going to happen later on in the Fall.

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Latest News

I have a few updates on some products that are now released or will be released in the near future.

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Here are two pictures of painted Mars sets. The first picture is of WWII German Night Hunters. The second picture is of WWII German Paratroopers. These sets should be available in August. Sergey said that the WWII Finns and Russian Assault Troops are available now.

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The Plastic Platoon WWII Russian Assault Troops are in production now. They really look nice. Some of their best work.

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Small Medieval House ~ $45.00

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Large Medieval Tavern ~ $75.00

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Medieval Stone Cottage (small) ~ $42.00

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Medieval Stone Cottage (large) ~ $54.00

LOD is really busy remaking the Barzso Playset products. Besides the new figure sets they have been re-issuing. They’re releasing the old Medieval houses & cottages. They’re also working on other products. You can visit their page by clicking on this link https://lodtoysoldiers.com

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The Latest News!!! 06-14-2020. BARZSO PLAYSETS: THE OFFICIAL AUTHORIZED GUIDE & Some Hobby News..

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Hi everyone. Here is a quick post today about a few things. The first topic is the new book about Barzso Playsets and then some information on some figure sets.

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For the last few years I have heard rumors and talk on a couple forums that someone should write a book on Barzso Playsets. It was even said that I was working on a book at one point, lol. Finally there is an Official Guide about Barzso Playsets. The book is written and photographed by Len Hardt. The forward by Ron Barzso. Edited Kathy J. Kern. Plus designed & additional material & photos by Rusty Kern. You can purchase the book through Playset Magazine. For more information about the book go to their website. Here is the link, http://www.playsetmagazine.com/Books/Barzso-Book.html?fbclid=IwAR1FHZNKHrZiAtRAU4yU91NjjZurZ5QViOYm5YZW8lbWCz9jQ3j9rGadUDI. The book looks really nice. I just ordered the hardcover version.

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Here is a preview picture of a new set from Mars WWII Russian Assault Troops. The scale is 1/32. Not bad. The machine guns are a nice touch. They should be released sometime in the near future. I think the Finnish Army in Winter Gear should be out soon also. I will try to get both sets when the are available. 

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The “Terror” set by CHELOVECHEK is available now. It is available in a couple colors. I think it is just the blue and dark gray colors. You can see more on their page on FB, https://www.facebook.com/groups/soldiers.chelovechek/permalink/257707145495515/. I ordered the Blue set. 

You can also send Ivan a message at, evanspud@mail.ru.

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The Columbus Toy Soldier Show is scheduled for October 18th. But the location is going to be changed because the location is no longer in business. I will be attending this show as a vendor. I will let you know where it is as soon as I find out. Now that the Chicago show is cancelled this will be one of the last major toy soldiers show for the year.

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# 12 Custom Playmobil Viking Shield Maiden.

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It has been a long time since I posted a custom Playmobil figure. This is  an update for an old figure that I had started years ago. I changed the hair piece to give it some new life. The bear cloak and scale armor is made out of epoxy. 

“A shieldmaiden (Old Norse: skjaldmær) was a female warrior from Scandinavian folklore and mythology. Historians disagree about whether they existed or not. Shieldmaidens are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks and in Gesta Danorum.” ~ Shield-maiden From Wikipedia ~

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