This will be the first time I attend the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. I will be selling LOD Barzso products again. I understand a lot of the same dealers from the Indiana Toy Soldier shows will be present and some different ones too. This should be a nice show. There was some nice deals and rare items last time. This show should not be different. The dealers will be here, so get your Arse there too!!!!.
This year the show will be in a new location. About 20 minutes north of Columbus it will be held at Otterbein University.
Two new resin vignettes are on the LOD website. Both sets are $15.00 plus shipping. Both are packaged with our Barzso Figure Set header bag notated with a nod to the Barzso Vault. I will be selling these new sets at the Columbus Toy Soldier Show.
One set includes three new poses never before released. A Huron warrior has captured two women. He is leading them back to camp.
The other set includes a new Native American pose. This pose is paired with injured General Braddock and his trusted steed. This set also includes three pieces.
Today I finally found some time to get this post up. I have been working more than usually lately and my time is limited these days. I really didn’t pick up to much this time. Just a few figure sets. I will let the pictures tell the story.
I picked up a bag of vintage Marx Japanese figures for $10. These are some of my favorite WWII Marx figures. I am going to wash these figures.
I picked these figures from one of Larry Lovely boxes. He gave these to me.
Here is a Marx Viking figure that I also got from Larry.
Here are a some Conte Alamo figures that I got from John Stengel Jr.
Here are some 60mm Barzso Playsets Merrymen. I also got these from John Stengel Jr. I wanted to use these in the display of the Medieval buildings I had on my table. I paid $15 for the Conte & Barzso figures.
I got these vintage Marx Colonial figures for about $2 a piece from Rick Keller. You can right click on the picture and open it in a new tab to get a closer look at the figures.
Besides the Marx Colonial figures I also got these Marx British Red Coats for about $2 a piece. A few months ago I had picked up a single Marx Red Coat. On my wish list was these figures to look for at the next show I would attend. They are a excellent match for Barzso figures.
This is the first time I saw these Aurora Camelot Medieval figures in the wild. They are about 54mm. Beautifully sculpted. Rick Eber was asking for $150 for this carded set. I purchased a loose figure set for $80.
There are 10 figures in this set. You get five men-at-arms, two, two Knights, two maidens and one bandit. These figures are made out of a hard model type plastic.
I got two of these Volk Designs Medieval cottages. I traded some die cast vehicles for them. These are made out a rubbery type foam. I love the way they look. They will look great with any 54mm to 60mm figures. You can check out more of their products at, https://www.crowntoysoldiers.com/volk-designs.
Don’t forget about the Columbus Ohio Toy Solider Show, October 18th. It’s going to be a great show. For more information check out the Midwest website, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.
Before we begin I would like to take a minute to reflect on the loss many of us experienced that day on September 11th, 2001.
Also before I start the review of the Tippecanoe Show, don’t forget about the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show next month.You can read more about the show at their website, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.
This year was the first year that I actually prepared to sell as a vendor at a toy soldier show. It was fun. I have been going to the Midwest shows the past few years as just a collector. Now it is both. In this post I will talk about the selling part and my next post I will show the toys I had found. So let us begin…
We loaded up the vehicle with mainly new products from LOD Enterprises. I had a lot of the LODBarzsofigure setsand foam buildings. Plus Marx recast Japanese figure sets, die cast tanks and bagged plastic figure sets that I had picked up over the years. I even had a few Star Wars toys.Plus I was previewing my set of Anglo Saxons that I will have available next year.
I did pretty well selling the LOD figure sets and foam buildings.The grass mat by Killing Fields was great with the displays. You can see more of their products by click here,Killing Fields Terrain co.
Collectors were able to take a look at my future set of Anglo Saxons. I will have more information about them by the end of the year.
I also had some of the Russian made figures from Prikaz for display. I had a small battle of my Saxons and the Prikaz Vikings. They are perfectly matched.You can view more of the Prikaz figures on this page, Prikaz Toy Soldiers. It is an online catalog I set up for Alexy Pisarev on my website. You can order directly from him by using the email provided on that page.
I also had on display the New LOD Enterprises Science Fiction figures from “Another Plan from Outer Space”. I will have most of these products again at the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show next month.
Here is what Rick Eber had at the show. He is usually the first person you will see at this show.
Also outside the main room was tables that belonged to Rod Chapman, Rick Lipp, Kole Sterling and collector named Curtis.
Here are some pictures of various tables. The show was mainly plastic this year. The big painted metal dealers didn’t make it to the show. There were a few tables that had some antique dime store painted metal figures.
Rob & Tera Roberts had some die cast vehicles and 21st Century WWII figures.Plus some hand painted figures for sale.
Bob Hornung was at the show with his miniature works of art for sale.
Here are some more tables from various dealers that had various types of toys.
It was nice to meet & talk to some of the fellow collectors that I see of Facebook. Jason Evans was one of them. He bought some action figures, toys soldiers and other collectibles to sell.
Trains and Toy Soldiers was here selling some toys soldiers too.
John Stengel Jr. sold most of his toy soldiers before the show even started. He had some playsets, foam terrain pieces and storage bins of loose figures. Because of the virus he has pushed back any plans for new figures for at least a year. Maybe more.
Volk Designs was at the show again with the custom made buildings and siege machines. They always have some really nice stuff. I picked up a few things from them as the show ended.
Even though the crowds were smaller than expected the collectors that did come spent their money. Because of the Virus, Holiday Weekend and probably collectors being unsure if the dealers would come was the result of the smaller crowds. Those that did come found some rare items and great deals. Next month you can come out to the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. This will be the last major show of the year. Looks like the East Coast Toy Soldier Show will not happen this year.
I will have another post about the toys that I did buy at the show. It should be either tomorrow or next weekend. That is it for now. Thank you for reading 🙂
The Room trading unofficially started on Thursday night September 3rd. Some of the dealers and collectors that had checked in on Thursday started buying and selling. I got to the hotel Thursday night and unpacked. Then went to get something to eat. After that I headed to bed. Friday morning I got up and checked the board in the lobby that had a list of the rooms that were taking part in the room trading.
After writing down the room numbers & names I got started. The first room I went belonged to Rick Eder. He had plenty of vintage toy soldiers. Mostly Marx. Here is what I saw.
The next room I went to was room #133. Inside was Eric Koopmeiners. He had some Marx figures and playsets.
The next room I went into was #134. Inside was Rick Keller and Rick Lipp. There also was a look of Marx figures and playsets. One bed was covered with Marx vehicles.
Larry Lovely had a ton of plastic figures. He had plastic storage bins filled with figures at really cheap prices. Some bins where filled with Marx figures and others with all kinds of brands.
The next room belonged to Steve Connell. He had some vintage toys, bags of plastic figures and painted metal sets.
Inside Rod Chapman’s room was some Britain figures and vintage toys.
The last room I went to before I took a break was the room that Bill Richardson was in. He also had a bunch of mainly Marx figures and vehicles. He had a lot of good deals.
After I took a break I went to Joe Baker’s room. He had a lot of custom made figures that were made by Speira Miniatures on display. Plus some toy soldiers and other toys for sale.
That was it for the first day for me. I went out to get something to eat and then got my room ready for the room tradingfor Saturday.
Inside my room was mostly LOD Barzso products. I also had some plastic figures in bags that I have picked up over the years.
Day two was more of the same. There were a few more dealers. I spent most of the day inside my room and went around to visit some of the rooms. Next to me was Bob Hornung. Inside his room he had his custom made metal miniatures. He sculpts, casts and paints each figure. It is Art in Miniature.
Here are some more pictures of the other rooms that I went into on Saturday. Most I went into the first day.
One of the last rooms I visited was Mike Volk’s room. He was setting up and I took a few pictures. I took a bunch of pictures of his custom pieces at the show the next day.
That is it for the room trading. The crowds were smaller as expected. But the collectors that did come spent their money. I did nicely on with the room trading. I will have the second part of the the review posted in a couple of days. Most likely tomorrow night.
If you missed the Tippecanoe Show you cango to the Columbus Toy Soldier Show next month. This should be the last major Toy Show of the year. The last show had plenty of dealers. It will be the same here too. I will be bringing LOD Barzso figures and foam buildings.This year the show is in a new location. You can read the information below.
I hope everyone is doing well today. Here is a quick post to show a few things I saw today with the room trading at the Tippecanoe Toy Soldier Show. You still have time to come if you were undecided. There is one more day of room trading and then the show.
Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dimestores, playsets, individual figures, and more!
New production and Old!
When: Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. ROOM TRADING: Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center 150 Fairington Ave. Lafayette, IN 47905