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.

Midwest Toy Soldier Show 2022 Review ~ Part Two The Show & The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show & hobby news..

Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2022

Last Sunday was the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. Here is my review of the show. I did a post about the room trading last week. If you missed that you could check it out over here, Midwest Toy Soldier Show 2022 Review ~ Part one Room Trading.

The crowd for the show was good. It wasn’t the biggest crowd that I have seen. But it was one of my best for selling. From 10am to around 1pm the foot traffic was consent. After that it died out. I had fun talking to fellow collectors about my new products and the hobby.

Atherton Scenics

We start the review with Atherton Scenics. John brought a bunch of his foam terrain pieces. I am using slide shows on some of my pictures. Some of them you can click on the arrows on the side to see another picture in case you didn’t know.

MicShaun’s Closet/TSSD

David Cook of MicShaun’s Closet had plenty of the TSSD bagged figure sets. He also had Russian plastic figures, LOD/Barzso toy soldiers and foam terrain pieces. Plenty to select from and at good prices.

Scott Canady & Willy Pickett

Scott Canday had plenty of Vintage playsets and Willy Pickett had his custom painted play mats.

Collector Scott Campbell.

Scott Campbell brought some figures that he had painted to show me. I like the choice of colors he uses and the style also.

Here are some random pictures of the show.


Fellow collector named Curtis had a table next to me. He was selling a bunch of vintage toys.

Custer’s Last Stand

There was a collector that had a diorama of Custer’s Last Stand in 1/72 scale.

Nate’s Garage Toy Soldiers

Nate’s Garage Toy Soldiers has some amazing custom-made toys.

Rick Eber

Rick always brings with him some amazing vintage playsets and plastic toys solders.

Rich Egan

Rich also brings a lot of vintage playsets and toy soldiers. He usually has some Barzso or Conte products. He is a great person to deal with.

Conte Roman Galley

Doug Wood had this Conte Roman Galley for sale.

Here are more random pictures of the show.

Hall Vendor

Besides the main room there were vendors in the hall. This year there were more collectors and vendors room trading and selling at the show. Maybe next year they could expand upstairs!! Not everyone brought toy soldiers. There were some vendors with action figures, comics, historical books and die cast cars.

Rob Hornung

Rob Hornung also had some amazing custom creations. The knights that he had with looked awesome. He sculpts, casts and paints his figures. They are made out of metal. The cost of the mounted knights ranged from $95 to $125.

Mike Kutnick

Mike still had some of the original Barzso products for the show. He almost sold everything the first two days prior with the room trading.

Morehouse Military Miniatures

Morehouse Military Miniatures had some nice resin cast and wooden home made wood products.

Paul Amody

Paul had the amazing Russian painted miniatures with him.

Rusty from Plastic Playset Magazine was at the show. You can read more about the magazine at their website,

More pictures of the show.

Here are some great pictures that fellow collector Ricky Cowell took.

Treefrog Treasures

Julie from Treefrog Treasures had a bunch of metal painted figures.

Francis Turner had a bunch of Marx Playsets and vintage toy soldiers.

More random pictures.

Warhorse Miniatures

I had two tables at the show. Besides my own line of miniatures, I had Barzso/LOD resin figures, LOD plastic toy soldiers, Warhansa & Publius figures and some foam terrain pieces. I set up a little display of my products and some prototypes.

That is it for the review of the show. Like I said before I had a good time and can’t wait to return next year.

There is a Toy Soldier Show in New Jersey on April 23rd. I never been to this show. I hear it is good.

Here is the first set of French Marines that I will be adding to my online catalog next weekend. I took some pictures of them primed. I hope to start painting these soon.