The Latest News!! 03/20/2023 ~ Toy Soldier Shows, NJ, Midwest & MFCA and some updates.

I took a break yesterday from the 3d printing and went to a local toy soldier show not too far from me. The show was located in Wayne, N.J. I have never been to this show.

I got to the show about 20 minutes after the doors opened. There was around 100 people there when I got there. I left around 11am and there still was around the same number of people still there.

As I walked around the show, I noticed that about 75% of the vendors were selling painted metal toy soldiers from different eras. There were some displays setup to pick loose figures to buy.

Here is a layout of Del Prado figures.

A few vendors had used die cast vehicles for sale.

Other vendors had dimestore type toy soldiers.

One of the vendors is spin casting metal miniatures from some old molds that he had purchased the rights to. I think some of these were Sanderson miniatures.

The first vendor against the wall was Hobby Bunker. Matt had all the tables in the first aisle. He had everything, painted metal figures, metal vehicles, plastic toy soldiers, 3d printed & foam buildings, and some books & magazines.

There were some vendors with models and military related toys.

Besides Hobby Bunker, there was a few other vendors with new painted metal figures.

Like I said earlier above there was a lot of painted metal toy soldiers. Here are some older types that different vendors had for sale.

Gary Green was setup with all his boxed plastic soldier sets from different brands in different scales. There were a few other vendors that had some vintage plastic toy soldiers.

There was one vendor that had some nice painted metal toy soldiers, books and artwork.

Another vendor that had a nice selection of old Cherilea painted metal toy soldiers. I do not collect old painted metal figures, but I do have some. Once in a while I find them in the wild cheap and will pick them up. They have a certain charm to them.

Here are the things that I did buy at the show. I was not really looking for anything in particular but was happy to find the World War II Chinese toy soldiers. They were made by 21st Century. These are hard to find. I have a few other sets. Maybe someone will make some new WWII Chinese toy soldiers one day… I also picked up a couple of books for reference and some toy soldier magazines.

All in all, it was a nice show. I will look into attend some of the other shows that Ed Gries promotes as a vendor. The next show is on June 3rd. I am looking into setting up a table for that one.

Talking about future toy shows, later on this week there is one in Lafayette, Indiana. This Friday the 24th the room trading starts and then continues on Saturday. One Sunday the actual show takes place. I will not be attending this year but will return for 2024. It is a great show. For more information go to their website, Midwest Toy Soldier Show (

Here are some protypes of the British Grenadiers and Regular Infantry. I have made a few adjustments, but the model is basically done. I will now work on a few more poses and another model. So hopefully by May I should have a few different sets available. The models are based on the 44th & 48th Regiments of Foot that took part in the Battle of the Monongahela in 1755. I will start mixing some resin too see if I can find a nice red color. They will be 1/32 in scale, 54mm or about the same size as the Barzso miniatures. Later on, I will scale them to match the W. Britian and John Jenkins figures.

The next show I will attend is on April 23rd in Gettysburg. I will have my latest resin sets with me. Plus, some of the LOD/Barzso resin miniatures for sale.

After Gettysburg, I will attend the MFCA show in May. In the next post I should have more information about my latest sets and plans. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 02/12/2023 ~ Toy Soldier Shows, Warhorse Miniatures French & Indian War updates.

Hi everyone. It is already February and soon it will be spring. Which means Toy Soldier Shows. In my last post we learned that the Chicago Toy Solider show is cancelled this year, and maybe forever. So, if you like the show, then try to make it to ones that are still around. In about two weeks from now is the West Coast Toy Soldier show. If you are near California, then this is the show for you. There will be room trading on February 24th & 25th. The show is one the 26th.

The past few months I have been working on some new sets. All of them are based on the French & Indian War. They should be in production in a week or so. The miniatures are 1/32 in scale or around 54mm. The were made to be the around the same size as the Barzso playset toy soldiers. All these sets were made to be used in the Battle of Monongahela.

The first new set is called “French Canadian & Woodland Indian Raiding Party”. French-Canadian raiding parties made up of
Indians and Militia, stormed across the mountains and attacked farms and small towns in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, causing thousands of
deaths. The set includes 9 miniatures, 1 French Marine officer, 4 Canadian militia and 4 Woodland Indians. This set will cost $54.00.

The next set is titled “Ottawa Indian War Party”. The Ottawa were part of a long-term alliance, called the Council of Three Fires, with the Ojibwe and Potawatomi, who had shared or similar language, manners, and customs. These three tribes fought the Iroquois Confederacy and the Dakota people. They were also enemies with the Wyandot because of their ties to the Iroquois. They were allied with the French against the British. The set includes 8 Ottawa Indian warriors in 8 different poses. The scale is also 1/32 or around 54mm. The price for this set is $48.00.

The last set is titled “On the Warpath”. The ‘war path’ was the literal ‘path to war‘ taken by native Americans when travelling to an enemy’s territory to engage in battle. This set includes 8 different Woodland Indians. 1/32 in scale or around 54mm. The price for this set is $48.00.

Over the next few months, I will try to release one or two new sets that will also be related to the French & Indian War. That is it for now. Thanks for reading.

The Latest News!! 01/30/2023 ~ Chicago Toy Soldier Show Cancelled, Chintoys & Marx Recast Review, Plus some news and updates.

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

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 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,

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!



28th Anniversary Show

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 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.


Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25.

Courtyard by Marriott
Conference Center
150 Fairington Ave.
Lafayette, IN 47905

In my next post I should have more updates. Thank you for reading.