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June2018 Plains Indians

 

The other day I purchased a box of toys at a yard sale. They wanted $10 for a box of mainly Cowboys & Indians. I am not a huge Marx collector. I grew up during the last of days of the Marx Toy Company. So I didn’t have too many Marx toys growing up. I had the Guns of Navarone playset and a few other western sets, but that was about it. I had a bunch of Timmee Soldiers, MPC figures and Airfix Soldier sets. Also a few Britain Napoleonic figures, that I would get time to time from a little store that sold antiques. I am not paying those high prices for something that  I don’t have a nostalgic attachment to. If I come across something at a good price I will purchase it. Most of the figures were in good shape. Here are some of the things that I found in this box.

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When I first looked into the box I saw some of the Britain Herald Indians.

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There were some Army Men too. I found six of these blue toy soldiers. I had one already that I had picked up somewhere years ago. They are about 65mm.

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There was a few wagons too. I think they are from Marx and MPC. 

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There were two cannons. One was broken. I am going to try to fix it. 

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Here are some figures that are mainly by Marx. The Civil War Soldier I have been cleaning to try to get whatever is on it off.

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Two different types of fences. 

 

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These Marx Cowboys are really nice. Most of the time I find these at flea markets or yard sales they are either broken or recast.

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A few trees and cactus. The big tree is really nice.

June2018 Log Cabin

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There were two cabins too. The brown one is made out of a hard plastic. The blue one is made out of a soft rubber type plastic. 

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Here are some playset accessories.

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Some type of Lincoln Logs. I think these are Halsam American Logs.

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My favorite part of this box of toys was the Marx Plains Indians. Most were unbroken or roughed up. The mounted chief is one of my favorite plastic toy soldiers figures.

 

 

That is it for the box of toys. There were some timmee, ringhand figures and other types of army men too. Most of these were broken.

 

The Find

 

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It got these two mounted German Soldiers on ebay. They are painted plastic figures in 1/32 scale. I don’t know who made them, do you?

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Here is another item and mystery that I got on ebay. This figure was made for the Ecko Unlimited clothing company. 

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At first I thought it might have been a clone of a Airfix American. 

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After doing a few comparisons it seems to be a clone of an Airfix WWII German soldier. 

 

Latest News

Now for some news. My last article was a review of Prikaz’s Viking and Slavic figures that purchased from the ebay seller Toy Soldiers for all ages. Andrew said that he will have another set in about a mouth based on first Russian Prince “Rurik”. I will try to do a review on these next month.

X Force Celts

I read on Stad’s Stuff the other day about X-Force upcoming releases of the Napoleonic British sets and Ancient Celts. The Celts look promising. 

BMC

BMC is getting ready to re-release the Rough Riders. They have found some of the old molds and are retooling them. I think they also are making a few new parts. Right now they are asking about what colors they should use in their lastest blog post BMC TOYS: ROUGH RIDERS REISSUE CONFOUNDING COLOR CONUNDRUM.

Paragon Sioux Plains Indians

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Paragon finally released their Sioux Indians. I ordered a few sets on ebay from this seller Paragon Sioux Plains Indians . You can purchase them through the Paragon website also.

Well that is it for this post. Thank you for reading.

 

Toy Soldier Review ~ Prikaz 9th Century Viking Life & Russian Prince Medieval Court figures

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The other day I saw a blog article on Stad’s Stuff, Prikaz Medieval Sets Russian Prince Court Viking Life. It was preview of some Danish Vikings and Rus Slavic figures from a Russian company called Prikaz. The preview showed two different sets in 1/32 scale.  The Viking figures depicted everyday life events. Either raiding, fighting or just waiting for a drink. The other set was of a Russian Prince’s Court. There is a Warlord, some merchants and a Sentry. Both of these sets caught my eye and I decided to purchase them. 

I liked the fact that the figures showed everyday life poses from that era. Here are some pictures below of the Vikings sets.

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Here are the first two figures. The Viking sitting down is Ragnar Lodbrok aka “Ragnar shaggy breeches”. Then there is a Danish Woman serving a horn of Mead.

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The next two figures shows a Saxon woman being carried away by a Viking Raider.

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The last figure shows a Viking Earl in a fighting pose. He can be added to a Shieldwall.

 

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Now back to the Russian Medieval Court. Most of these figures depict everyday life too. There are three merchant type figures. It looks like some are haggling about the price of something.

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The first figure is a Fur Merchant. The Second one is a called the “Money Changer.” The third figure is a old woman called the Klyuchnica (Old Slavic, literally “woman-intendant.”)

The next figure is the Rus Slavic Warlord. He is standing strong with his sword stabbing the ground. I think he is trying to make a point.

Here is the last figure. It is a Sentry leaning on an Axe. He looks like he is keeping an eye on everyone.

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I have to say that these figures are not for everyone. Mainly because of the cost. Each set was about $55.00. I think only the die hard medieval fans like me are going to purchase a set like this. It fills a void for my collection. It brings a bunch of characters that I can use in a village setting. 

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Here are some of the Safari figures that I got the other day at Hobby Lobby. They look really good with these new Prikaz figures.

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The sculpting is very good, a little crude at times. When I add a few of these figures to a diorama they add so much to the story being told. 

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The Prikaz figures are 1/32 in scale about the same size as Conte Medieval figures. Also like Conte that are casted in a hard rubber type plastic. These figures blend in very well with other companies like Conte Medieval figures, Barzso Medieval figures, Engineer Basevich and any figures that are around 56mm to 60mm.

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I purchased these figures on eBay at Toy Soldiers for all Ages. I received the figures about 10 days after I purchased them. 

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I have a some more pictures below that show a few different angles and close ups. Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed the review.

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