Greetings everyone, here is another blog article on the hobby. In this post we will cover some news about Toy Soldiers, yard sale finds and some products that I purchased off the internet.
Before I start I am sorry to say that William Lango has passed away at the age of 74. He was the promoter of the East Coast Toy Soldier Show for about 35 years. He also published the magazine Toy Soldier review for many years. I met him a few times over the years at the shows. He was a really nice guy. He will surely be missed. Gentlemen like Bill are the reason I started a blog page in the first place. He inspired me to continue promoting the hobby of Toy Soldiers.
I went out hunting again the past few weeks and here are a few things that I found. First I stopped at a few yard sales. I got these 4 trees about a minute away from my house for a twenty five cents each.
I got this Star Wars figure for $1.00, a nice find.
While at an antique store I found a bag of toys. Here are some of my favorite figures that I found inside.
Some Vintage 54mm Marx Indians and some green Hong Kong Indians that were a little smaller.
Some Vintage Marx Union Civil War Soldiers in powder blue and some other vintage western figures. They look like they are 54mm or 1/32 in scale.
Here is another picture of the cowboy, I never seen this one before.
Here are some 54mm Marx World War II Americans and Germans.
Here is a vintage Marx Robin Hood figure. This figure is 1/32 in scale.
Some more vintage World War II American toy soldiers. These figures are about 45mm.
This figure looks like Batman. This is 1/32 in scale.
This MPC Soldier looks like he is being attacked by some type of alien. I guess quality control was not that good back then. This figure is 1/32 in scale.
Those trees already came in handy for this picture. I think these deer are made by Marx. These figures are 1/32 in scale.
I found these on eBay the other day. They are a mixture of farm animals in 1/32 scale by Reisler of Denmark. I am always looking for things to add to make my displays come to life. These farm animals are great for that. I got these for about $13.00.
You don’t see to many cats in this scale. These are really nice.
These piglets are excellent too.
Some Rooster and Chickens.
You don’t see to many ducks either.
A few young horses.
Here are some lamb and rams.
Some young calves.
And lastly a Billy goat and a jumping kid.
Here are some 54mm Cowboys that were also made by Reisler. I also got these on eBay for $9.99. They look like ranch hands. The guy with the throwing knife is an unusual pose for a Cowboy.
After I got those Marx Indians last month I started searching on eBay to get a few more. I got lucky with this auction. 68 Vintage Indians for $9.99. Most of these figures are in very good condition. I bid on this auction for the brown 54mm Marx Indians. The other Indians were a pleasant surprise once I looked at them first hand.
I am planning on using some of these Indians with the Barzso Great Buffalo Hunt playset. They should mix well.
Here are some pictures of the other Indians that were in that lot. Some are also from Marx. Most of these have broken weapons. Some have some really nice details.
Now for some Toy Soldier news.
“The New Figures are coming!!!!”
“The New Figures are coming!!!!”
“There Is still time to Pre-Order!!!!!”
The figures are finally done. The color selection is really nice.
“The new Rev War sets are shipping next week from the factory and should be at LOD headquarters in early August. Pre-sale orders will be shipped shortly after they arrive.
There is still time to pre-order the sets to receive one free as well as earn an entry into the drawing for a Barzso Yorktown Playset.
The pre-sale will conclude at the end of the weekend after July 4th (official end time on 7/8). If you have not ordered your sets yet or want to increase your odds in the Playset drawing, visit us at www.lodtoysoldiers.com.“
These are still pictures of the prototypes, but test shots should be arriving next month that depict the characters in their production colors. They should be ready for the holidays. The size of these figures is 60mm.
“The full set with Santa, the elves, sleigh with reindeer, and gifts will retail for $22.50 and be packaged in a decorative box. The figure set is named Santa’s Christmas Delivery.”
“The smaller starter set includes Santa, the three elves, and two gifts. It will be packaged in a header bag and retail for $12.50. It is appropriately named Santa and his Elves.”
“The prototypes for the 6” figures have arrived and the details look great. Each figure will retail for $17.50 or you can purchase both for $30.00.”
“The original War at Troy set gets a small makeover as there will be limited bags available with grey Trojans. The Greeks remain in the beige hue they have been over the three sets. These figure sets will be available late summer for $27.00 per bag or included in the combo or super sets.”
As it was stated before the Hat 1/32 Seven Years War Austrian figures have been approved. You still can pre-order the sets at a discount. Hat 1/32 7YW Austrians
I can’t wait to get the sets that I pre-ordered. These figures should be really nice and cost efficient.
“New set on the Vietnamese war – Marines set 2. Battle of Hue of 1968.
6 figures in 6 poses. 1/32. Material of rezino-plasticity. Flexible and strong, real game miniature.”
You can now find these figures on eBay.
Engineer Basevich. New set 23 NOMADS. Polovtsy, Pechenegs and Khazars. plastic, 1:32.
You should be able to find this new set in the near future. The price is most likely around $60.
Here are some future pirate figures that Warhansa is working on. They said these figures are 1/32 in scale. The weapons seem to still be over sized. They should be available in a few months.
Toy Soldier Review ~ Paragon Sioux Indians
I finally got a few sets of the new Paragon Sioux Indians. For the price of around $30.00 you get 4 mounted Sioux Indians in 2 different poses. Plus another 8 figures on foot that you can get 5 different poses. Two of the figures have plug in hands. You can create 4 different combinations of weapons that these warrior could use. They are 1/32 in scale are about the same size as the TSSD Plains Indians.
Here was the first pose I made. I gave him a Tomahawk and knife to weld into battle.
Here is the next pose that I made. I gave this warrior a spear and shield to protect himself. The other poses would be a Tomahawk & Shield or Spear & knife.
Here is one of my favorite poses in this set. This warrior is running and shooting the bow. His face reminds me of Wes Studi a little.
This pose is unique and my least favorite pose. Only because I can not re-use this pose easily. I will try to convert these figures first one day…
Here is another nice pose. This warrior has a carbine.
Here are the two mounted poses. They are both very nice. The are mounted on TSSD horses.
I like this pose. It can be used in many different scenarios. A classic pose. I like the touch of having a quiver and bow on his back too. The figure can also be pushed so he is resting on the mane of the horse. These figures rest nicely on the horse’s back and you don’t have to be worried about them failing off easily.
I like this pose too. This is a realistic pose of getting close and have better odds of hitting someone after you shot the rifle. Plus doing more damage.
Here are the Paragon Sioux Indians raiding a TSSD Plains Indian camp.
The Paragon and TSSD Indians are a perfect match. I am glad that they use the same brand horses. I like the Paragon plastic better than the TSSD. They are less rubbery than the TSSD and it is easier to straightening the bent weapons using he hot/cold water treatment.
This blue Indian was made by Jason Pope of Plastic Underground.
Here are some groupings of the different brands. The wait was worth it. Thanks again Paragon for making these figures. I can’t wait to see what they will look like painted.
Before I wrap up this latest installment I have one more item to show. This is a vintage staple box that my girlfriend got me. I love the art work. It will look nice in a display with some figures one day. Thanks for reading and enjoy the 4th of July holiday.