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.

LOD Enterprizes Barzso Vault Figures & The Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show.

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.

Presented by the Midwest Toy Soldier Group. If you have any questions head over to their website over here, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.

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.

That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show 2020 ~ Review Part 3 ~ The Loot

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.

That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show 2020 ~ Review Part 2 ~ The Show

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 was the only picture that I did take of the show. It was taken before the show started. It was a little busier than this, lol.

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 LOD Barzso figure sets and 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 🙂

Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show 2020 ~ Review Part 1 ~ Room Trading

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 trading for 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.

John Stengel Jr came to visit.

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 can go 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.

Thank you for reading. That is it for now.

The Latest News!!! 09-04-2020 ~ Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show!!! Day 1 Room Trading

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