The Latest News!!! 04-29-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Review LOD/Barzso Resin Woodland Indians! Vintage Finds & Some News.

Social Distance

Greetings everyone. May is almost here already. I was busy with work last week and now I am back in the bunker this week. The new norm is traveling to work, home and the supermarket. Hopefully things will start to return back to normal in a few weeks.

Mask

Last week they announced in state of Pennsylvania that you had to wear a mask in public places. I am not getting used to wearing one.

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SALE

I have been adding more toy soldier sets to the new page that I am selling toys from. You can see what I have for sale over at this page, Toys for Sale. I now have the LOD/Barzso Woodland Indians in stock!!!

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Back are some of the Woodland Indian sets. The Barzso Woodland Indians sets are some of the best sculpted Indian figures every made. The new sets are cast in new colors and in the better resin. Here is the LOD/Barszo Cherokee Indian set.

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Here are the LOD/Barzso Shawnee Indian Set. These figures first appeared in the Bradock’s Defeat Playset.

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Here is the Barzso Magua character figure leading some Huron Indians.

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Here is a Barzso Shawnee Indian fighting an P&P Products Plains Indian.

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Here are the LOD/Barzso Huron Indian set. These figures are some of the earliest Barzso figures ever made. I think these figures first appeared with the Last of the Mohicans Playset.

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The Finds

Atlantic Outlaws

Fighting over the last roll…..

Last week I found these Atlantic Western figures on eBay. They are part of the Atlantic Set 1214 “Outlaws & Sheriffs Far West Story”. 

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“Your toilet paper or your life”

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Here is a Atlantic Cowboy and a Cherilea Mounted Indian.

I have been looking off and on for these Atlantic Western figures. There are still a few figures that I still need to complete this set. I found some pictures on the internet that shows the complete set with box. Take a look below.

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Hopefully one day I will find the complete set or at least the missing figures that I need. The box says 1/32 in scale. They are about 60mm in size.

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Here is a Bandit that was shot and now is dragged away by his horse.

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“The Hangman”

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Show-Banner-2020

The Midwest Toy Soldier Show was rescheduled for June 7th. They are keeping their fingers crossed that they don’t have to cancel the show. I can’t make it this year. I will not be able to take any time off from my job. I hope to attend the show next year. 

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That is it for now. Don’t forget to check out the new page for toy soldiers for sale, Toys for Sale. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 04-16-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Review LOD/Barzso Resin Pirates!!

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Ahoy, Me Hearties! In this post I am doing a review of the LOD/Barzso Pirates. Avast Ye!!

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Back are Barzso’s Classic Pirates. These figures are some of the best pirates ever sculpted. They bring Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island Pirates to life. Set #1 has 8 figures in 8 different poses. Below we will see each pose.

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Three Sheets to the Wind?? Dead Drunk, Dead or Drunk….

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Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Throwing a chest off a ship or on someone’s head.

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Fighting with a cutlass and pistol.

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Kneeling Shooting a Blunderbuss.

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Swing a Cutlass two handed over his head.

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Standing shooting a Blunderbuss.

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Attacking with Cutlass.

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Classic pose of a pirate marching forward.

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Blimey! Here is another set. Pirate Set #2. 8 figures in 8 different poses. No Scallywags here. This set is action filled too. 

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Fighting with a Boarding Axe & has a knife in his mouth.

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Looks like this guy just got shot. Has a Gully(knife) and a Pistol.

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Here is a Seadog fighting with a Cutlass and Belaying pin.

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Lookout!!

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Kneeling firing Musket.

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Interesting pose. Pirate with lead line checking the Fathom.

Depth was measured using a tool called a lead line.
This was simply a hemp rope with a heavy piece of lead tied
to one end. A mark was made on the rope every six feet,
which is equal to one fathom. A crew member would throw
the lead line overboard, counting the marks on the line as it
sank to the bottom. By multiplying the number of marks by
six, the sailor could figure out how deep the water was at
that spot. If a sailor counted eleven marks, for example, that
meant that the depth of the water equaled sixty six feet (11 x
6 = 66 feet). ~ Navigation: Depth and Speed ~

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Standing firing Musket.

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The Scourge of the 7 Seas!! This guy is armed to the Teeth!! He has two pistols, an knife in his mouth and a Cutlass on his side. This is one of my favorite poses.

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When Barzso first made these figures I was amazed. Not only because of the sculpting but because of the resin used. The resin was real smooth. Almost like plastic. It had a nice feel and look. Ron based the Pirates on Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The poses are an instant classic.

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The new color is perfect for these Pirates. Plus the resin is better. It is still smooth and not brittle. You would still have to be careful and not drop these though. They still can break. But I think these are stronger. 

Here is a page that has a collection of the Pirate Lingo, https://www.piratevoyages.com/pirate-lingo/.

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SALE

If you like the new LOD/Barzso Pirates I have some sets available for sale. Plus some other sets too. You can check that out be clicking on this link, Toys for Sale.

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That is it for now. Thanks for reading.

The Latest News!!! 04-12-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Previews ~ ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕК or “Little Men” and Plastic Platoon.

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Another week of working through the Pandemic is over. I hope every one is doing well. Easter is here but it does not feel like it this year.

In this post we will have more previews coming from Russia again. Plastic Platoon has been very busy. Little Men has a new set too.

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Plastic Platoon has two new World War II German sets. These sets are part of the Battle of Leningrad series. These go with the two Russia Battle of Leningrad sets. 

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Here is the 7th division of the Luftwaffe. The set includes six figures. They should be like the other Plastic Platoon figures in 1/32 scale.

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The second set is of the 1st Infantry Wehrmacht. This set also includes six figures in 1/32 scale. If you never had any of these figures they are about the same size as the 1/32 Conte Germans. The Machine Gun team is really nice. I am going to try to get a set of these when they are available. You can get Plastic Platoon figures soon from, https://micshaunscloset.com/.

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The last set the Plastic Platoon is making at the moment is the second set of Sioux Plains Indians. 

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Here is the a prototype of a 7th Cavalry Soldier and his dying horse. This sculpt looks really nice. This will be part of the growing “Battle of Little Big Horn” series.

Little Men

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Ivan Kostenko from ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕК or “Little Men” has been working on a new set. The set is called “Victorian London Rag-Tag”. Ivan told me that he got the ideas for this set from Gangs of New York, Sherlock Holmes and Jack The Ripper.

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Here is the “Gangster” figure.

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“Ripper”

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“Robber”

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“Butcher”

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“Docker”

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“Boxer”

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Ivan is working on a second set. I think we shall see maybe Sherlock Holmes type figures next. Maybe some more gang members like the Dead Rabbits in the future too???

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Well that is it for the previews. I will try to have another update in a few days. Thank you for reading.

SALE

The Latest News!! 04-05-2020 ~ Toy Solder Review ~ Italeri Gladiators ~ Previews from Mars! Plus some Hobby News!!

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I hope everyone is doing well. I bet a lot of you are getting stir crazy in your home or stressed out if you are working. Today I have another short post. The first part is a review of a old plastic set from Italeri.

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I picked this set up a few months ago. I am planning on using these figures with my Playmobil Coliseum set in a display one day. The scale says 1/32 but they are more like 1/35 in scale. There are sixteen figures in this set. Eight different poses of two each. There are six Gladiators and two animals. Made out of tan plastic. Like a model they had to be broken off the spruce.

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The first group of Gladiators appear to be posing ready to set some type of contest.

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Here we have a Lion & a Bear.

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The next group of Gladiators are of action poses.

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The set is sculpted well. Nicely detailed. The poses are good too. I do have a few complaints. It feels like the set is incomplete. Even the box art is different from the figures included. Most of the poses don’t connect with each other. They should have made the poses interact with each other better. There should be two standing poses instead of three. If there was another action pose it would have felt more complete.

Clipper

Here is the hobby clipper that I used to remove the figures from the spruce. It makes so much easier to remove the plastic parts.

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Mars

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Here is a preview the new Mars WWII Russian Infantry set. They look nice. The grey set will be sold in limited numbers. I hope to get a set of each once the virus clears up.

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Here another Mars set. Viet Cong Heavy Weapons team. The gray figures are prototypes. All the sets are 1/32 in scale. 

At Work

I should have some more time off after next week. Hopefully I don’t get sick while I am at work. I will be updating my site when I have more free time.

SALE

Don’t forget to keep checking out my new page I added, Toys for Sale. Each month I will be adding more items. I hope to sell mainly at the toy shows in the future.

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Also you should check out some the Toy Soldier website. Most are still out during the Virus shut down. Armies in Plastic is one of them. Check them out at https://www.armiesinplastic.com/

CTS

Classic Toy Soldiers is another Toy Soldier company having some specials. You can see more at their page over here https://www.classictoysoldiers.com/.

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Check out My Favorite Links page and visit all the other links. Take Care for now. Be Safe. Thank you for reading.

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