The 40th Chicago Toy Soldier Show was last week. It had mixed reviews. I heard that sales were up and down for different vendors. Some had their best sales ever or close to it. Others did good but had better years. Then their were some dealers that had their worst sales ever. I also heard that the number of dealers was down. Most of this was because of the pandemic. They said the crowds were good and there was a new crop of young collectors present too. The younger collectors were looking for recent products. They were not too interested in the vintage playsets.
In a few weeks the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show will be held. It is on Sunday October 17th. The show is from 10am to 3pm.It was a great show last year. It should be the same this year. There was plenty of plastic figures and playsets too. This year you can see the latest sets that Warhorse Miniatures is selling. Plus the prototypes. I will also have some of the LOD Barzso sets and foam houses. Plus some of the Russian made resin figure sets too. Many of the dealers will be bringing things they picked up at the Chicago Toy Soldier Show. Don’t miss this one!! You can read about last years show by clicking over here, The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review.
Rodion over at Warhansa sent me a message about their latest Medieval based sets. Their figures are really nice. I really like how they have improved the quality of their miniatures over the years. The figures have great detail. They are 1/32 in scale. Close to the Conte Medieval figures. Plus they look great with the Warhorse Miniatures too!! Which is a plus 😉You can read more about Warhansa at their website, https://warhansa.com/.
Over at Warhorse Miniatures we continue to test things to insure that we produce products of high quality. We released our first set a few weeks ago for pre-order. In a few weeks we will announce our next release. We will focus on the figure sets for now andproduce the houses and shops towards the end of the years.
See you at the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.
The Chicago Toy Soldier Show is this week. I have never attended this show. I plan on attending next year. It should be a good show for those that plan on going since there was no show last year. Some of the vendors, collectors and toy soldier companies will miss the show because of virus related issues. For more information about the show visit there website over here, https://chicagotoysoldiershow.com/.
While I miss the Chicago Show I will be at the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. This is a nice show. Full of things plundered from the Chicago Show also. Plus this is where Warhorse Miniatures premiers it’s new line of early Medieval England figures. We will have a full display of items available and prototypes of future things to come. You can read about last year’s review of the show over here, The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review.
I talked to Ken Ciak of LOD Toy Soldiers and here is what he told me. “Here are some photos of new items to be released this Thursday. Maid Marian in green along with her cohorts (accessories sold separately).“
“Athena and Ares in green (this is a CTSS exclusive in this color. Future sets will be in different colors).”
“We also have a three vulture set in green for the show. This is the first run and new LOD poses. These can be used on battlefields wherever there are casualties. We wanted a bird to accompany Ares as we have the owl on Athena’s shoulder (depicting wisdom).”
Plus the American Revolution Calvary sets will be available for the show too!!!!
Fellow collector Steve Pyle was generous to paint this prototype set of our Saxon Family Set #1. The last picture shows you size comparison between a Reamsa, Warhorse and Conte figures.
Here are some pictures Scott Walter took of the Saxon Family Set #1 figures. Here is what he had to say about them. “Here is the first test batch of Saxons from Mike Prendergast of Warhorse Miniatures. The first thing that struck me was that, unlike some 3D made figures, these are not brittle and have a really nice texture. All figures come in Burnt Orange (to match the Conte Saxons) @ $40 for a set of five or in a Bluish-Grey (for you painters out there) @ $30 for a set of five. I included a couple of photos with a WBritain Saxon. They go really nicely together, assuming you are wanting to paint them. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and sharp the details are on these Warhorse figures. Beautiful!!”
Here are some pictures of a few of our new Viking miniatures. They are mixed with some W. Britain figures in the 1st & 3rd pictures. The last picture shows some of the items in the Viking Raider set. There will be 6 figures and 3 tents and some accessories. They should be ready late October. For more information about what sets are available head over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/warhorse-miniatures-for-sale/.
We are proud to announce that the 1st set is now ready for pre-order. There are 5 figures for the Saxon Family set. The price for the set in Burnt Orange color is $40 plus shipping. The price for the bluish-grey color set for painting is $30 plus shipping. Sets will be released in the middle of October. If you are interested in purchasing a set you can send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.I will then send you a invoice through PayPal.
In the coming months we will be releasing more sets and information on our progress in building an early Medieval age world.The latest sets available will be listed over here, Warhorse Miniatures for Sale.