Last night I saw a few post on Facebook and then later on at Stads about the Chicago Toy Soldier Show being cancelled. They were having to many problems with the hotel that is takes place. Hopefully another location can be found in the future, or a new show can take its place. You can read more at https://www.stadsstuff.com/?p=23181.
In my last post I mentioned about the new sets from Chintoys. Here is my review below.
The first set is # 31, the Gangsters. There are 8 miniatures in 8 different poses. The color is nice and so is the detail. I like the poses too. Most are based off movie characters from a few different Mafia movies.
This set #32, The Police. At first, I was disappointed that they were not blue. But after a while I started to like the color. And again, these miniatures are based off of Mafia related movies. There are 8 figures in 8 different poses. One day I will paint these.
Both sets are really nice. They have a charm to them. The size of these miniatures is around 60mm. I purchased my sets from https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/plastic-soldiers-4/category?mfg=316&scale=Show+All&term=&order=newold. They are out of stock at the moment but are restocking these again.
The other day I stumbled across these Marx Recast WWII Sailors. I am not a big Marx collector, but I know that some sets are hard to find like these Sailors. The cost was around $30. The set has 7 miniatures in 7 different poses. The size is 54mm. You can get them in white or blue. The material is an ABS type resin. It has plastic type feel to it. It is a little pliable, but not like soft plastic. There are other Marx recast sets available too. Tim Geppert formerly of Classic Toy Soldier is selling these on ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/165888587499.
The other day I found these for a couple of dollars. They are made out of hard plastic. They might belong to some model train set. They are about 4 inches tall. I will use them with my Indians.
As some of you know, I have been working on some new French & Indian War sets. These are about the same scale as the Barzso Playset miniatures. I should have a few new sets released by the end of February. I have been testing and making adjustments to the miniatures. There will be a French Canadian & Native War Party set and a couple of Ottawa\Huron Indian sets. The pictured set above will be titled “On the Warpath”. There will also be some new trees and rock terrain pieces soon after. It is going to be Epic!!
I saw this post on FB by Wim Grundy.
Always plastic figures for sale at this show!
SOUTH FLORIDA TOY SOLDIER CLUB
February 4, 2023
Vendor tables offering thousands of military miniatures new and old, action figures, collectible toys and related hobby items.
Date/Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Yup! Same great show at the same great location
Finland House –
301 West Central Blvd.,
Lantana, FL 33463
Venue Telephone: 561-582-6794
Admission: Adults $7.00 Children under 12 are free.
Table rental: Our 6 foot table rental cost is $55.00 per table. Regarding table rentals and space assignments it is suggested you contact the club President Mike Skurda via e – mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember the early bird gets the worm!
Beside the Toy Soldier Show in Florida, the Westcoaster, New Jersey Toy Soldier Show and Midwest Toy Soldier Show are almost here too. I will not be attending any of those shows. I will be at the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show.
MIDWEST TOY SOLDIER SHOW
Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25.
Courtyard by Marriott
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905
In my next post I should have more updates. Thank you for reading.