Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2022 Review

Pickett’s Charge

When the doors were opened for the show, it looked like Pickett’s Charge… Well at least it felt that way. The show started a half hour earlier than it was supposed to because I think a crowd had started to build up. There was a group of collectors that went straight to my table. The next few hours were spent talking to fellow collectors and selling toy soldiers. Me and Carolyn had a lot of fun. It was my most successful show so far.

I was told that it was a record crowd, the biggest ever. I have to apologize because I was so busy, I was not able to take as many pictures that I usually do and didn’t talk to everyone that I wanted to. I usually am able to walk around before the show starts and/or a few hours after into the show. Around 2pm I found some time to take some more pictures. Every time I did walk around, I came back to help someone with my products.

Paul Amody

We will start the review with Paul Amody. He had his very detailed Russian painted figures. As usual they were outstanding.

Gary from Army Group Center Wargaming had a bunch of plastic as usual. You can check out his website over here, https://army-group-center-wargaming.myshopify.com/.

Atherton Scenics

John Atherton had a ton of his foam products with him. He makes some of the best terrain pieces on the market. I was also selling a few products that he had made for LOD.

Barzso Playsets

If you are a Barzso Playset collector, you missed another chance to get some good or fair deals. I would have scored if I needed any of the playsets for sale there. Most of them I already own.

Antique Toy Soldiers

I don’t collect these old type of toy soldiers. But I do appreciate their charm. These are like antiques.

Rick Eber

Rick Eber as usual had a bunch of vintage toy soldiers and playsets. I wasn’t able to take as many pictures of his stuff that I would have liked to. You can check out his website over here, http://www.marxplaysets.com/index.html.

Hobby Bunker

This was the first time Hobby Bunker attended the Gettysburg Show. They have everything you need. Plastic and painted metal toy soldiers, wargaming, terrain pieces, magazines and other hobby related items. Here is their website, https://www.hobbybunker.com/.

Rob Hornung

Rob Hornung had his painted metal figures. To me they are like folk art. He puts a lot of hard work into his creations. Over 30 years ago I was casting toy soldiers. I would melt the hobby metal and then pour it into a mold. Then paint them. It takes skill and some time. But Rob does more than that. He sculpts them. Makes the molds. Then he will cast them and finally paint them. His work is amazing.

Frank

Next to Rob in the picture above was another vendor named Frank. I am sorry I didn’t get your last name of was able to talk more to him. This is some of his work he had for sale.

Minutemen Toy Soldiers

I have not seen George Guerriero of Minutemen Toy Soldiers in a couple of years now. But as usual he has some nice displays of the painted metal toy soldiers. He usually brings John Jenkins, First Legion, W. Britain and King & Country. Plus some other brands and plastic toy soldiers. You can check out his website over here, http://www.mmtoysoldiers.com/index.html.

Mike Martello

Mike had a lot of Britain Deetail figures.

Paragon

About two years ago Matt Murphy from Hobby Bunker purchased Paragon. He just got all the sets restocked and in new colors. Check them out over here, https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/plastic-soldiers-4/category?mfg=209&scale=Show+All&term=&order=newold.

Paul Stadinger

It was nice to see Paul Stadinger at the show. He is an icon of our hobby. He was one the dealers that got me into collecting. His wife Laurie had passed away in early March. I was glad to be able to spend some time with him. He sat behind my table for a bit and talked with me & Carolyn. He has a lot of knowledge about vintage plastic toy soldiers. Check out his blog page over here, https://www.stadsstuff.com/.

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures that I took.

Vintage Toys

Here was a vendor that had a nice selection of vintage toys. I am sorry, I forgot his name.

John Boyko

John had a lot of vintage toys.

Here are some more pictures of vendors with vintage toys. You never know what some of these collectors will have with them.

Warhorse Miniatures
Warhorse Miniatures Vikings & Saxons with a few Conte Vikings in tan.

This was the second show where I had my resin miniatures for sale. I am producing these from my house. Made in the U.S.A. I had with me about 10 different sets. Most of them where the 11th century Saxons. I had both of the Saxon Shield Wall sets. Plus, both of the F&I War French Marine sets. And even a show special set of Viking Raiders that were just finished a few days before the show. The raiders were from the first group of Viking figures I am designing. I am working on another two groups of Vikings. They will be finished in a couple of months. Once that is done, I will then divide them into 3 or 4 sets. I should have all of these sets ready for production by the end of the summer.

That is it for the review of the show. I hope you enjoyed it. Before we end this post, I became aware of an Historic Toy Soldier Auction that takes place on May 14th in Parkersburg, WV.

Lucas & Groves Auctioneering LLC, Saturday May 14th, 10:00AM
58 STRAWBERRY LANE, PARKERSBURG, WV 26104

Two generation Collection of toy soldiers!  No absentee or online bidding!

There will be around 600 lots sold in one day, many lots consist of multiple sets! Brands include W. Britian, John Jenkins, Traditions, Star, Ducal, Marlborough, Hocker, Hariart, Steadfast, Queen & Country and many more!

Check out the auction over here at this website, https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3681979.html?kwd=&zip=26104&category=0&fbclid=IwAR2kYvvnsmn6xATAjb53EJIb-aykkdQizN3w5rJvbZF8B6PcLRRew2Y3yGo.

That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 04/10/2022 ~ New Production, The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show & some news.

The French Marine sets are now ready for production. I have just updated the store page with the Ambush Set. Soon the French Firing Line set will be added too. https://warhorseminiatures.com/product-category/warhorse-miniatures/

Anglo Saxons miniatures that are in production or near production.

I am in the process of adding more Saxons sets for production soon. Sometime in May I will add two Saxon (Fyrd) Shield Wall sets and a set of Archers. The Armed Saxon Peasants are already in production. Beginning in May, all the Saxons will be printed in Brown!!!

On Sunday, May 1st is the Gettysburg Toy Soldier show. It is a great show. There is mixture of plastic and painted metal toy soldiers. Both new and vintage. I will have the French Marines and Saxon Shield Wall sets available for purchase. Plus, some prototypes and Barzso/LOD products.

Krampus and the Wild Hunt…

There is a lot going on with Warhorse Miniatures these days. We have the new Saxon and French & Indian War sets coming out this spring. Then some Viking sets this summer. We will return to the Saxons this Fall and then for the Winter some more French & Indian War sets. Besides that, I continue to work on some older projects. Like the Blacksmith & Potter shops and the Viking Raiders camp. My workshop continues to expand. Soon I will be able to produce the tents, shops and other bigger things.

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

Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2021 Review

It was almost two years since the last Gettysburg Toy Soldier show. The 2020 show was cancelled because of the pandemic. The show had a great attendance. There was 45 dealers, 95 tables and over 200 attendees came the through the door. About every hour there was a prize of a $25 show gift certificate for a lucky collector. Which was a welcomed surprise to the winners.

Before I start. I apologize if I missed anyone or forgot your name with this post. It was a lot easier doing a review when you were just there as a collector instead as both a collector and seller.

Rick Eber said “It was a great show and they broke records for attendance (well over 200). I didn’t sit down until 2:00pm. Sold 12 playsets and tons of loose items. John Anderson (Onice Anderson) was up to his usual antics…buying and selling in rapid fashion. Met a bunch of new collectors to the hobby and several old time collectors/friends for the first time as well. Allan Ford sold at least 5 playsets and Mark Hegeman was super busy at his booth all day. Todd Nace bought several playsets to add to his depleted stock as he sold almost everything at the Lafayette show. Stephen Connell fell asleep at his table as he was exhausted from his hollering at us dealers all day…”Put Your Damn Masks On !!” Rick Keller and Ricky Lipps were selling out almost from what I could see…lots of great deals at their table. Great show for sure….that’s all I got.”

Mark Hegeman said “It was definitely busy. I barely had time to wander. I love meeting and talking with people and “sharing” my collection. Everything on my tables is something I originally bought for my collection. Most items are now doubles/extras and some are things I lost interest in or decided I will never have room to display.

We will now start the tour of the show. I was not able to talk to each vendor or take pictures of each of them. I did take some random pictures of things that caught my eye. We will start with MicShaun’s Closet. David & Kim Cook came up from Tennessee with a bunch of plastic bagged sets of toy soldiers and foam buildings.

Next we have Rick Eber’s tables of vintage playsets and mainly Marx plastic figures. Rick as usually is a “Gold mine” for rare or hard to find vintage toys.

Now we visit Gary Green. Gary brings his mobile shop with him. His pre loaded shelves are set up like hobby store. He mainly sells boxed sets of 1/32 & 1/72 plastic toy soldiers. Also at the shows he usually has bins full of loose toys soldiers so you pick what you want. They are listed at different prices depending on the bin you are digging through.

Next check out the vendor that was promoting the “Heart of the South Toy Soldier & Miniature Figure Show and Sale”. The next show is Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 9am to 3pm at The Annandale VFD Community Center, 7128 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia 22003. He had a mixture of different plastic and painted metal soldiers loose in bins.

We will now visit Joe Baker of playsetaddict.com fame. Joe was promoting the 3D printed figures made by Speira Miniatures. They look nice. Joe also had some Conte toy soldiers for sale too.

Next we visit Larry Lovely. He had plastic soldiers in bins to dig through.

The place we go are the tables that belonged to Mark Hegeman. He had a nice selection of vintage plastic toys soldiers, playsets and vintage toys.

Mark saidNext show for me is the Marx Convention in Wheeling, WV in mid June. Visit the web site of the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum for details.

Next we go visit the vendor that was next to Mark. I forgot his name, sorry. He also had a bunch of vintage playsets and toy soldiers.

Here are some pictures of the painted metal toy soldiers that Memphis Toy Soldiers was selling.

Next we have some pictures from different vendors.

Now we head over to Todd Nace’s table. He was one of my neighbors at the show. A great guy to deal with when it comes to vintage toys. He had some nice stuff at the show.

Next we will see what the vendor that was next to the Cooks at the show. He had old painted metal toy soldiers for sale.

Now for some pictures of some vintage and modern playsets.

Now we have some more pictures from random vendors.

The next vendor we look at is Robert Hornung. As usual he had his hand crafted and painted miniatures. He is at most of the shows that I attend.