The Latest News!! 07-27-2019 ~ Mars 1/32 WWII Japanese Paratroopers Update

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I just got these new pictures that includes all the poses for the 1/32 scaled set of WWII Japanese Paratroopers by Mars. About a month ago I did a post showing the first 4 poses. You can read that post if you missed it here, The Latest News!! 06/30/2019 ~ Mars 1/32 World War II Japanese Paratroopers, MicShaun’s Closet & John Jenkins Anglo-Saxons Shield Wall.

 

 

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There are 3 new poses in the picture above. The figure Standing firing the rifle, the figure about to throw a grenade and the Officer kneeling shooting a hand gun.

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The newest pose in the above picture is the figure with the anti tank weapon. I was wrong about the figure having an anti tank weapon. He is carrying a flamethrower!!! That’s really cool.

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Here are some close up pictures of the other poses. You can see more in the earlier post. I will add more pictures as I get them here and do a review when this set is released sometime in a few months from now.

Kent Sprecher of Toy Soldier HQ just informed me that he will have this set in a few weeks. So take a look at his website soon. He also has the Mars Zombie Pirates & Mars Pirates of the Caribbean in stock now. So check out his site with the link above and see all the vintage items he has in stock. You can also go to his eBay page to purchase toys he has listed here, Kent Sprecher on eBay

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Just a quick update. I’ll have more in a week or two. Thanks for reading, until next time….

The Latest News!! 07-19-2019 ~ News & Reviews. Plastic Platoon, Chintoys, Prikaz, Conte & Mars.

Here is a quick recap of what has been happening this week. Plus a review of Chintoys sets 017 & 018.  

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Here are some pictures of sculpts that were sent to me by Plastic Platoon. They are Plains Indians from the Tribes of the Sioux & Cheyenne. I guess these will be available sometime before the end of the summer or early fall. The details are excellent. These figures are more like a set of Character figures than a regular set. I wish that some of the poses were crouching or running as they would have been at the Little Big Horn. Maybe we will see some figure sets of hand to hand fighting. Or even some mounted figures would be even better.

 

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Here is another figure that is being made for the Conte Romans sets. The details are also excellent. I can’t until these available.

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Lion King with alternate arms. Here we have freed him from his ‘flag’ and are turning him loose for hand to hand combat. ; (also have a 3rd left arm holding round shield)

 

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Mars sent me some pictures of the way the box will look for their upcoming set of WWII German Panzergrenadiers.

 

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Here are some pictures of the new sets that have just been released or will be released this month by Prikaz. They are about 56mm or the big 1/32 scale. I will update the catalog page with prices and more pictures soon Prikaz Toy Soldiers

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Here are the 6 figures in the Viking Shieldwall set. Three figures with shields standing and three figures with shields kneeling. This set sells for $37.00.

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Here are some pictures of the figures from the new “Hunters” set. This set goes for $37.00

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Some more pictures of the new Artillery Set. This set has 8 figures and a cannon. This set goes for $100.00.

 

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I ordered the two new sets from Chintoys last week. These sets come in various colors from blue, blue-gray, red and brown. Maybe even more colors? I ordered the the sets in blue. You can find these sets on eBay right now.

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Here are the Chintoys Knights Templar CHT017 & Knights Hospitaller CHT018. Here are some more pictures below of the Knights with figures from other brands of Prikaz, Conte & Engineer Basevich to compare them too.

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These plastic figures are really nice. I like the choice of poses and use of other medieval weapons the we usually never see. The figures say 1/32 but they are closer to 1/30. They are a little bigger than the Conte medieval figures. But still look really nice with them. They fit very well with the Prikaz & Engineer Basevich figures. If I see the blueish gray color figures I will pick them up one day. I think I will paint a set of these one day if I get another set of the brown ones. I think we will see some Arab warriors one day to fight our Crusaders. I would like to see them do a Teutonic set and some Baltic Pagans to fight. That would some great sets to see.

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That is is for now. Thanks again for reading.

The Latest News! July 6th 2019 ~ Prikaz Toy Soldiers update, Hudson & Allen Studio Scenic Bases, TSSD Plains Indians & more.

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Here is the next update a day earlier than planned. I wanted to put everything in one blog post for Sunday. But due to a my new work schedule for the summer I will be unable to. So I posted yesterday and today. I will be posting less for the summer as I will be too busy with my job and some projects that I am working on. In today’s post I have some hobby news & updates.

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The Prikaz Toy Soldier catalog page has been updated. It now shows all the sets that Alexey has for sale. I will keep updating this page as more sets and information become available. You can check out the page through this link Prikaz Toy Soldiers.

 

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Next we have some news about Hudson & Allen Studio. They are owned by W. Britain.

“We are now offering a selection of different scenic bases for toy soldier displays. These are 12” X 12” squares of grass and soil on 1/4” thick MDF panels. All five types are designed to be used together in various combinations and are durable and realistic. These easy to use scenic bases are compatible with all major manufacturers figures and vehicles. The overhead pictures shows the basic types now available with a slight space shown between as an illustration, country road, field, edge of meadow, meadow and field with short bushes. The second photo shows two bases in front of our WWII backdrop along with a couple of W. Britain German Fallschirmjagers (paratroopers) for scale reference. These bases are available direct only and will be listed on our website today.” W. Britain Toy Soldier & Model Figure Company ~

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These new square scenic bases will bring your displays come to life. The cost is $42.00. I will get a few in the near future.

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They also are selling these nice Bushes. You can see more of their products at https://www.wbritain.com/product-store/hudson–allen-studio.

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Yesterday we took a look at the TSSD Plains Indian set that is now restocked by MicShaun’s Closet. I want to share a few more pictures of some of my figures that I have. Here are some unfinished TSSD Plain Indians that I was painting. I hope to finish these later this year.

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TSSD Plains Indians hunting a Barzso Bison.

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MicShaun’s is now selling four TSSD sets of Plains Indians and one special character figure set. You can order from their website over here at https://micshaunscloset.com/.

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Here are a couple of paintings by James Ayers. I think they look great. They also make a great reference when painting. You can check out more his works of art at http://www.jamesayers.com/.

Here is a stop motion video down by Conrod Jowett using toy soldiers.

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That is it about the hobby news and updates. Last week we were looking at the Mars Japanese figures. The new Paratroopers are based on the 1/72 plastic figures they make. It made me think about the Matchbox WWII Japanese Infantry set that I picked up in a hobby store sometime in the 1990’s. The set is 1/76 in scale. The set had 49 figures in 19 poses. I wished they would have also made this set in 1/32 scale. It would have been a nice set. Here are some pictures of the 19 poses in this set below.

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Thank you for reading. I hope to make another post in a couple of weeks.

 

The Latest News!!! July 5th 2019 ~ MicShaun’s Closet Re-Stock, LOD Sale, Plastic Platoon German Paratroopers!!! & More…

 

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Well I hope everyone enjoyed themselves on the 4th of July. Happy & Healthy. It is the day we Americans celebrate our triumph over Tyranny.  We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

 

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Well I thought this would be a short post a few days ago. But it looks like it will not, lol. I have a few updates to share with everyone today.

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Yes I know this is not about toy soldiers. But the Walking Dead it is an iconic part of pop culture. In an unexpected move on July 3rd. Robert Kirkman decide to end the main Walking Dead comic book series. The issue before Rick Grimes died. He was the lead character of the story. Everyone thought the story would continue and that it would focus more on his son. Anyway, being the collector that I am. I ran out to look for the last comic, but didn’t have any luck…..

 

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I was informed by the fine people at MicShaun’s Closet. David & Kim Cook are pleased to bring back some out of stock sets.

“Here’s what is being delivered tomorrow.  These items we have been out of pretty much since we purchased the business:”

TSSD Set 3 – WWII US Infantry

TSSD Set 5 – WWII Russian Infantry

TSSD Set 6 – Union Great Coats – Blue

TSSD Set 9 – WWII US Fire Support

TSSD Set 11 – German Elite Troops

TSSD Set 13 – Plain Indians

TSSD Set 17C – Dismounted Calvary with Casualties Gray

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You can find these sets and their many others at https://micshaunscloset.com/.

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It is great to see some of these sets back in stock again. The WWII German Elite troops are nice, especially the Mounted ones. But my favorite has the be the Plains Indians from the set above and the other Plains Indians sets. They are some of the best Plains Indians figures ever made. If you like these figures head over to https://micshaunscloset.com/.

 

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Over at LOD Ken is having a 4th of July Sale. You can buy his figures at https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

 

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LOD Enterprises is having a holiday sale in conjunction with the 4th of July. All of our unpainted Rev War sets (6 total) are 20% off for the next week. There is no coupon code necessary as the LOD website has the sale prices listed in the store.

This is a perfect time to build out your armies whether you need light infantry, Grenadiers, or additional Regular Army figures.

Have a great holiday and weekend!!

 

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Mikhail has sent me a sneak peak at some of his new WWII German Paratroopers. Here are some figures that will be part of the third set of Germans for the Battle for Crete series.

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These new figures should be out sometime in September. Here are some pictures of the second set of German Paratroopers below. I think I will have to get both sets this September.

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That is it for now. I will have more this Sunday. Thank you for reading.