I spent most of the day pricing and packing toys for the show. Carolyn helped me ship out the first batch of orders of our 1st set.Most of the items I am bringing to the show are new production.Besides the Warhorse Miniatures we also have a bunch of the LOD/Barzso resin figures and Foam houses. Plus some of the Russian resin toy soldiers. Plenty of Warhansa and some Publius Medieval figures.For more information on the show click over here, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/Shows.html.
We will have the Saxon Family Set #1 with us for purchase at that show this Sunday.Plus some of the prototypes of other sets we are working on.
Here are some of the Russian figures and sets that I will have with me.
Here are some of the LOD/Barzso products that I will have will me. I am even bringing one Duke’s Tower. I am asking $275 for it.
If you can, stop by the show this Sunday. It will be fun. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.
Today we remember the Brave American, British, Canadian & other allied Soldiers that gave their lives when they stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight the forces of Germany.
The Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. Prior to D-Day, the Allies conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Germans about the intended invasion target. By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated, and by the following spring the Allies had defeated the Germans. The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.
Today I am doing a quick post about some new products from Warhansa and then a figure from Publius. The first Warhansa set is called “Friends of Robin Hood”. There are 6 figures included. It looks like we get Little John, Friar Tuck, a Merry man with a pitchfork, Will Scarlet, a Jester and Maid Mirian.
The figures look really sharp. List as 1/32 in scale. They are nice size and will blend very well with Conte & Barzso medieval figures. The poses are good too. Weapons are to scale. I give them an A. The only figure I don’t need is the Jester. But he has his use in a court some where…
The other set is called “Forest Camp”. It has a camp fire and an animal spit roasting above it. Plus some barrels and chest. Some much needed accessories that we need a ton more for displays.
Here is a new figure by Publius. He is a mounted Native American or a Plains Indian on a horse. This figure is very nice. Again 1/32 in scale. He is a little bigger than the TSSD figures. But will make a nice leader for you figures.
I found these trees in a train hobby shop last month. I purchase about all that they had. Not bad for about $3.00 a piece.
I am still working on some new figures. We are testing different designs and resins. I hope to be able to share something new in a few weeks. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.
TodayI have a quick update about a few things that were announced this week from around the globe.We start with some news from Conte Collectibles Toy Soldiers.
“Roman Set #1 now expected to reach us by mid May. Poses/mold masters for Roman Set #2 have been sent to the factory. Barbarian Set #1 poses/mold masters being finalized. Likely to send them to factory next week. We will most likely start accepting pre-orders for Roman set 1 around May 5th.“
Chintoys has a new set coming out in May. Set 025 Teutonic Knights. The look nice and come in different colors. There are 8 poses and the set is in 1/32 in scale.
Hanomak has added another pose to the set their creating. This figure appears to be a sniper.
Next we have some news from Plastic Platoon. They are releasing a Gatling Gun settheir Plains Indian War theme.
Also Plastic Platoon is ready to release a British Royal artillery set from American Revolutionera.
“Dear friends! We are ready to announce the pre-order of set No.1 Division SS “Das Reich”. Scale 1:32. The set includes 6 figures – separate bags for the machine gunner. The color is gray. The set will be cast in two materials: 1.Soft plastic, cost 2450 rubles 2. Polyuret (rubber plastic) cost 2950 rubles.”
Now we will move to Warhansa. Radion sent me a messageabout some updates. First is new color for the English Knights.
Warhansa also is working on another fantasy set. This time the figures look like Predator, Rambo and Schwarzenegger. The figures are 1/32 in scale.
Sunday April 18th is almost here. The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show is about a week away. This will be the 1st major toy soldier show in over a year on the East coast. Gettysburg is a perfect place for a show. It has history and charm.There are plenty of same shops in the town also. A great place to get away for a weekend or a week. For more information about the show look at these two links. The first is from my page, The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2021.The second link is from the promoters, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.
I was surprised on the size of the box and playset. The set includes 24 figures, 3 horses, 3 teepees, 2 trees, 1 wagon, and some camp accessories.Here are some pictures of the accessories for the set.Most of the accessories are original products that were made by Gulliver.
There are 12 Cowboys & Miner figures and 2 horses.
You can switch the mounted figures from the horses to the wagon.
One the bottom of the figures they are labeled Gulliver. This is good. Collectors will know the difference in the future if they find these figures loose in the wild.
There are 12 Native American Indian figures and 1 horse. Most of these figures depict life at the in a camp setting.
The last figure below was a lot smaller than most of the other figures. I don’t know if these was an original Atlantic figure.
Most of the figures are about 56mm or so. They are smaller than the original Atlantic figures. Most of the Atlantic figures were 60mm. I have a few pictures below for comparison to see how the match up with either Atlantic or some other brands.
Here are 5 figures below show the scale comparison. In order starting from the left is a Conte Alamo figure, Gulliver Cowboy, Barzso Merryman, Gulliver Native Indian and 54mm Marx Viking.You can see the different sizes with the Gulliver figures. I will try to find some Atlantic Indians in the future for comparison.
Some original Atlantic Outlaws in brown compared to the Gulliver figures below.
Here is 1/32 Barzso Merry Man figure below with the Gulliver tree. They look really nice together.
All in all I am very happy to add these figures to my collection. The details of the figures are nice. The plastic feels like the Atlantic plastic. The green color was the only color that I didn’t like. Some are 54mm in size like Airfix or Marx. Then some are like the new big 1/32 scale figures that are about 55mm or 56mmsize. The TSSD and Paragonfigures are about that size too.
LOD Toy Soldiers has some new colors for their Medieval Sheriff’s Men & Robin Hood Merry Men sets. The Merry Men are in a new tan color and the Sheriff’s Men are in a new Gold color now. They look really nice. I will have some of these sets for sale at the Gettysburg Toy Show next Sunday.
As I was writing this post up Ken messaged me about an update on the American Revolution Cavalry set that he is working on.They look great. Here is what Ken said, “Here are three of the prototypes for the new Calvary sets. I received them this week from the factory. If you would like to include them in your post, feel free to do so. There will be six poses in each set plus we will offer a bonus pose with a flintlock on its own.” You can check the LOD page over here, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.
Here are a few things that I have found out in the wild at some local flea markets. I found 4 more metal cannons for $10. Three of them I can use for the French & Indian War era. These cannons are about 1/32 in scale.
I found this Motorworks U.S. Sherman Tank for $27. It is about 1/32 in scale.
Who knows what I will find next week at the Gettysburg show? I think it will be a great show as usual. My next post will be about the show. Until then, that is it for now.
Last weekend was the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. It takes place over three days. Two days of room trading and one day for a conventional toy show. I was not able to take part in this year’s show. Like many others I was able to see some things from pictures posted on FB. I also was sent some pictures and information about the show. Collector Jason Evans provided me most of the photos and information about the show.
From what I heard the vendors and crowds were back. Almost back to normal. Here are some pictures from a couple of rooms. I will start with Atherton Scenics’s room. John had a bunch of foam products with him.Jason Evans provided me with these pictures.
Here are a couple of pictures below of what Robert Hornung had with him. He hand makes and paints his miniatures.Jason told me that Robert had some nice stuff.
Jason did some room trading also. Here are a few pictures that he took. The last two pictures are some of the things that he got while there. He found some nice King & Country products.
Next we have some pictures of Scott Canady’s room. He had a lot of vintage plastic toy soldier playsets and figure sets.
Willy Pickett had some hand painted mats to display vintage plastic toy soldiers. They looked awesome.
Collector Joe Baker had posted some pictures of the 3D printed Speira figures that he was selling at the show.
I heard that the show was good. The vendors and collectors returned to buy & sell. Here are a some pictures of the show thanks to Jason Evans & Michele Keller. Looks like there was plenty of vintage plastic, some rare Barzso playsets, highly detailed painted metal figures, plus imported plastic toy soldiers and other vintage metal figures.
I saw on Stad’s Stuff page and from some collectors in Russia about two new companies. The first one is called Солдатики ХАНОМАКАor translated Soldiers of Hanomaca or Hanomak. Right now they are making World War II Germans & Russian soldiers for Battle of Elbrus. They look nice. I will find out more information and pricing when it becomes available.
The second company is called “Vympel”. Here is a message that they have issued to collectors below and a few pictures of their products. I will have some more information about them in the future too.
“Dear friends, colleagues, collectors !!! Plastic miniature project “Vympel” is a hobby workshop that will delight you with interesting sets of game soldiers on a scale of 1:32 or 54mm. Our goal is to make historically accurate game figures that convey pain and despair, bravery and cowardice, experience and joy with weapons in hand. We plan to touch on many interesting historical topics and events, introduce the personalities and heroes of different armies and directions. The first set is preparing for release April – May. Let’s go!”
The first set is of the German Division SS “Das Reich”. The set consists of 6 shapes, the material of making polyurethane.In early July 1942 they were transferred to NorthwestFrance. In November, the division participated in the occupation of southern France, then carried out garrison service. It was re-formed in November 1942 in Normandy (Northern France) into the 2nd Motorized Division of the SS Reich (2. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich).
Important!!!! Important!!!! Important!!!! Dear friends, colleagues, collectors! We do not collect pre-orders and do not take money for our yet unreleased set. If someone offers you someone on our behalf to make a pre-order and pay him money, do not believe it scammers.
With Respect, Denis Barannik.
The last thing I am going to talk about in this post is about some plastic recast Atlantic Toy Soldiers that I found for sale on eBay. I am trying to find out the scale but they do look like the are 1/32 or close to it. The ones I saw were about $50 a set and around $100 for the Fort sets. The Brazilian company called Gulliver is producing these. I don’t know if this is the same company that made the Atlantic western figures in the 1980’s.
Update. The figures are about 2 & 1/2 inches tall.
Don’t forget about the Gettysburg Show which takes place on April 18th. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.
I hope everyone is well. Today is going to be a real quick post. Here is the latest set that Warhansa is working on. Russian Revolutionary’s of 1917. The set should be out in the near future. I like this set. It can be used in different settings also.
Besides the Russian Revolution set we have a new hero coming too. I hope to have some more pictures and information soon.You can check out more over here, https://warhansa.com/.
We still are dealing with this virus. It looks like they want to start another lock down. Besides that I have been busy working and selling on eBay.
That is it for the sales and time for some reviews, previews & news.
I received this set about two months ago.Today I found some time to take some pictures of the Tlingit War Set from Chelovechek or Little Man.
The set includes 12 native Tlingit warriors in 12 poses. The are about 1/30 in scale.They are made out of a hard resin. If you are interested in this set you can contact Ivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week I received the latest set from Prikaz Toys Soldiers.
“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
The new Medieval set includes 6 figures. Called the “Clash”, Danes versus Rus. They were made to interact with each other. They are paired into 3 groups. The scale of these figures is 1/32. The are about the same size as the Conte Medieval figures. Made out of a rubbery resin. You can see more Prikaz Toy Soldiers over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/prikaz-toy-soldiers/.
Over at Warhansa they have finished working on a few projects. They have some new terrain accessories sets and new figures. You can see their products over here, http://warhansa.com/.
It has been a few years since this project was started to create Seven Years War Austrians in 1/32 scale by Hat. They are getting closer now to finish this. Here are some test shots of the Command set. Next will be the Marching & Action sets. Maybe it will be finished next year????
Well folks that is it for now. Thank you for reading.
If you are like me you are probably sick of wearing a mask and politics. So what better way to avoid all of that by reading about toy soldiers 🙂
We will begin with Mars plastic toy soldiers. They have been releasing new sets like every 3 to 4 months.Here are some of their latest World War II sets.These figures are about 54mm in size.
Next we will take a look at some of the latest Publius sets. The set of Trappersreally nice and so is the Woodland Indian set.They are cast in a rubbery resin and are 1/32 in scale.
Here are some of the Runecraft figures that Publius makes too. Right now the best place to find these would be on eBay. They are 1/32 in scale and made in the rubbery resin or tin alloy.
Here are two new sets from our friends at CHELOVECHEK. Both are based on the Tlinkits. Set No.6 “Tlinkits – Paddle” and No.7 “Tlinkits – Peace”!They are 1/32 in scale and are cast in the rubbery resin.If you are interest in these sets you can contact Ivan at email@example.com.
The Canoe set is really niceand the so is the Peace set.
Next we will see what Plastic Platoon is up too. They are working on a World War II Japanese Infantry set. This set looks really nice. I can’t wait to get this set.
Here is the latest news from Warhansa. The Medieval English Archers look excellent. Very detailed. They are about the same size as the Conte 1/32 Medieval figures.They are should be cast in the rubbery resin.
Besides the Medieval figuresWarhansa is working on some terrain add on sets. The figures shown are just for scale comparison. If you are interested in any of the Warhansa sets you can go over to there website, https://www.warhansa.com/.
Our last information is news from MicShaun’s Closet. David is working on a a new foam building. Here is the Porotype.
Besides that here is what I was told. “We have received the latest Mars sets. Viet Cong with heavy weapons set in gray and green and The German Volksstrum set. Plastic Platoon we have received the Indians set 2, the 7th cav figure w/horse and German Wehrmacht w/ mortar. Basevich latest Russian Red Army set. The Mars and Plastic Platoon have been flying off the shelves!”
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 storemetal 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 dishwash soap over night in hot water.
The Point at Otterbein Universitywas 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 Air