The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review

Yesterday was the last toy soldier show of the year for me. The Columbus show survived the cancelations that many other shows had fell victim to this year. There was plenty of room for social distancing. Vendors and collectors had masks on. The crowds were bigger than the last show in Indiana. But they still were smaller than usual. The collectors that came found some rare items and some deals.

The event was held at The Point at Otterbein University. This was a new location for the show. The first thing you saw when you entered the building was Rick Eber’s tables.

They were loaded with mostly vintage Marx toys. You can take a look at Rick’s website over here, http://www.marxplaysets.com/. Send him a message if you see something that you like.

Across from me was Scott Canady, a fellow collector. He was selling of some things from his collection.

On the left of Scott was a vendor named Curtis.

Next to Curtis was another collector/vendor. I didn’t get his name.

On the other side of Scott Canady was Rick Keller. He had a lot of vintage plastic and playsets.

Not everything was plastic toy soldiers. Robert Hornung was selling his hand cast metal figures. He also hand paints each figure. Art in miniature.

Another vendor was selling antique toys & dime store metal figures.

Larry Lovely had plenty of plastic toy soldiers. He was selling them loose in plastic bins.

Todd Nace brought with him a piece of Marx Toy history. The board was hung on the wall at Marx Toys. I think these were test shots.

Here are some the things that Todd Nace & his Father were selling.

Here are some random pictures of the show.

Here are some pictures of what Steve Connell was selling.

Here are some more random pictures of items from unknown vendors.

John Stengel Jr. had a bunch of plastic figures loose in plastic storage containers, vintage games, foam pieces and some playsets as usual. He had really good prices and sold most of the things that he had.

I had setup a display of my Anglo Saxons fighting the Prikaz Scandinavians Shield Wall figures. The grass mat is from Killing Fields. I used the LOD/Barzso foam buildings & river terrain pieces which I was selling. I also had LOD plastic toys soldiers and the LOD/Barzso resin figures. Plus some other items that I have picked up over the years.

Here are some pictures of LOD/Barzso re-issue figures that were painted by a collector. He had purchased these from me last month. They came out really nice. He had some problems getting the paint to stick. I am going to test out a few things to see if I come across the same problem in the near future. I usually will soak the figures in Dawn dish wash soap over night in hot water.

The Point at Otterbein University was a really nice place. It was a open place that had a food court and rest area. This is perfect for any collector that might have driven a few hours to take a break after searching at the show. The show will be held here again next year.

The only bad thing about selling things at the show is I have less time looking around the show. But I was able to find a few things.

Here is a Star Wars figure that I found before the show at an antique mall for a few dollars.

I had this set a while ago and had sold it. So when I saw it again I had to get this set. These Airfix Russians are cast in hard to find orange color. I think I paid $15 for these.

Here is the Barzso Playset Robin Hood’s Men plastic figure set in brown. 16 figures in 8 different poses. I picked this set up for $15.

Here are the four Robin Hood character figures. Friar Tuck, Little John, The Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood. I picked these four figures up $15.

Well that is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 10-11-2020 ~ New Updates From LOD Enterprises Toy Soldiers & The Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show.

Test Shots of the New Revolutionary Cavalry figures by LOD Enterprises.

It is a week away from the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show and I can’t wait. This might be the last show of the year. It should be a nice show. There will be some dealers from the last show in Indiana and some other dealers from the East coast. You should attend if you are a few hours away or want to make a weekend get away for the show. You can read more about the show at their website over here, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/. I will have the LOD Barzso sets, LOD Toys Soldiers, LOD Barzso foam buildings and some previews of things to come!!!!.

Let’s jump right into the news coming from LOD Enterprises. The first thing is Ken has a new setup with his website. You can take a look at that later by clicking here, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/. We will now take a look at the two new resin Barzso figure sets. They are 1/32 in scale. These are original sculpts that Ron Barzso didn’t put into producton. Lets take a look at both sets now.

Here is the first Vault set. This set includes a new Native American pose. This pose is paired with injured General Braddock and his trusted steed.

The other set includes three new poses never before released. A Huron warrior has captured two women. He is leading them back to camp. Each set sells for $15.00. I will have both these sets at the Columbus Ohio Toy Show.

As you can tell these figures will be an excellent addition to you collection. The can be used with other eras and different companies.

Here is a preview of the new Science Fiction sets of the movie “Another Plan from Outer Space”. They are plastic injection figures. The size is 60mm. These sets should be available towards the middle of November. Sets sell for $25.

These figures are nicely sculpted and you should have countless hours of fun to play with.

“We are excited to add The Duke’s Stronghold to our foam product offerings!  This piece includes a base that measures 20” by 15” by 7” and is over 30” in height from base to top of the tower. Extremely detailed and exquisitely designed by Jim Clouse, Duke’s Stronghold is a welcome addition to a medieval collector’s display or diorama. The Stronghold is available for $275 USD plus $66 USD for domestic shipping.  International shipping rates apply, please reach out to lodtoysoldiers@gmail.com for details.

Thanks! Ken Ciak”

2021 Sneak Peek: Rev War Calvary. These are initial models in gray. They will be offered in multiple colors with various arm angles: Here are some figures that plastic color have been waiting for a long time. You better get your pre-orders in for this one.

Ken is thinking of using four different colors. Blue – Continental, Red – British, Green – Loyalists, and Cream – French. He will use a couple of colors for the horses as well.

Update!! The dozen tricorn hats in the diorama help to fill out the scene and that is why they are in it. We can let them relax by sharing that the figures with the tricorn hats were the first run by the sculptor. We corrected the headgear and will be issuing figures with the Tarleton helmets. ~ Ken Ciak

Here are some more things that Ken has planned.

Hello Mike – thanks for the note. A couple of updates, though somewhat generic as the actual delivery dates have been pushed back a little here and there.

1) Duke’s Stronghold is available now – $275 plus shipping ($66 domestically).

2) New Santa set is in the Port of Chicago clearing customs. Should have mid-week.

3) Multiple Barzso sets being worked on, both new re-releases and re-orders of already run sets (character figures, Pirates). We have orders in blue, red, and tan being currently being worked on .

4) The new War at Troy set and alien set should both ship from the factory this week. I am expecting them to arrive mid-November.

5) More foam …. updated molds have been finished for the Barzso Medieval Era trees. There are two variations and we expect to have them ready for sale by the end of the week.

I will have a post about the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show early next week. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 10-04-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Preview ~ Prikaz Toy Soldiers “The Clash”.

I hope every one is doing well. I have been working a lot again. Today I am posting a preview of Prikaz’s newest set. It is called “The Clash”.

“There are six figures in a set: a Russian warrior with an ax, a Russian warrior with a two-handed ax, a fallen Saxon, a seriously wounded warrior, a Slav and a Dane (or a Saxon, whichever is more interesting).
Shapes are combined into vignettes and can also be used individually.” ~ Alexey Pisarev

This will be an excellent addition to any dark age setting. You can make a scene of a Danish or Saxon raid of a Rus Slavic village. These figures are made out of the rubbery type of resin and are 1/32 in scale or a little bigger. They are about 57mm. I will do a review of this set in a few months. You can visit the online catalog page I have set up for Prikaz Toy Sodiers over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/prikaz-toy-soldiers/. The set is now available to order. Contact information can be found through the link above.

Well that is it for now. Thank you for reading.