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.
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.
I have a few updates on some products that are now released or will be released in the near future.
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.
The Plastic Platoon WWII Russian Assault Troops are in production now. They really look nice. Some of their best work.
Small Medieval House ~ $45.00
Large Medieval Tavern ~ $75.00
Medieval Stone Cottage (small) ~ $42.00
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 shield–maiden (Old Norse: skjaldmær) was a female warrior from Scandinavian folklore and mythology. Historians disagree about whether they existed or not. Shield–maidens are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks and in Gesta Danorum.”~Shield-maiden From Wikipedia~
Today was the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. They also had room trading on Friday & Saturday. I was unable to make it. I will return next year again. From what I have heard it was still a great show but attendance was less as expected.
I hope to attend the Columbus Toy Soldier Show as a vendor in October.
Last week it was announced that the Chicago Toy Soldier Show is cancelled.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 of the 40th anniversary Chicago Toy Soldier Show to 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟲, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of the Chicago Toy Soldier Show. If you would like to purchase a limited-edition version of this poster, with artwork by Doug Dearth, please visit us at www.chicagotoysoldiershow.com/store“
Here is a new figure from Plastic Platoon. I think it is a limited edition figure.
Both resin sets have their roots in classic Barzso Playsets. Set 31 with figures from the Last of the Mohicans and Set 32 with a nod to Braddock’s Defeat.
LOD031 is $25.00 for 8 figures and LOD032 is $35.00 for 10 figures. Those prices do not include shipping.
Here is LOD029 Barzso Aztec Sacrifice figure set. The figures are sculpted really nice. The details are amazing. Ken is coming out with a bunch of newly remade Barzso sets. Some will be out next week and more by the end of the month.
These vintage Tim Mee Army Men were some of my favorite toys growing up. The figure running with the ammo cans is cool. I also found another Soldier with a motorcycle. They are 60mm.
Here are some bulls and another fence that I found.
Here is Marx Tree that my girlfriend found for a few dollars.
Here is another figure that my girlfriend Carolyn found. This Marx British Red Coat cost me $1.00. I never had any. It is really well detailed and fits well with the Barzso figures. I am not a big Marx collector. I only have a few of the World War II figure sets. Plus some western figures that I have picked up here and there. The Marx Toy company was almost gone when I was was growing up. I was lucky enough to have the Navarone Playset as a kid. I will try to get a few more of these British if I come across them at the shows.