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

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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.

Curtis

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, http://www.playsetmagazine.com/.

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.

Preview of French Marines Set #2

The miniatures are scaled about the same size as the Barzso figures. Each set will cost $42. I will take some pictures of the second set next week.

May 1st is the 14th Annual Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show. I will be there with my line of miniatures, Barzso figures, vintage toy soldiers and some foam products. You can read more about the Gettysburg show here The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2022 or http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.

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

Midwest Toy Soldier Show 2022 Review ~ Part one Room Trading

The Midwest Toy Soldier show was on Sunday. The show took place in Lafayette, Indiana. The two days before that there was room trading at the hotel where the show took place. There were plenty of vendors that took part. Room trading was a little slow, but the crowds showed up for the show. In today’s post I will discuss the first two days of the room trading.

Me & Carolyn arrived at hotel on Thursday. We were located on the second floor of the hotel. Once we settled in I then setup my products throughout the room for Friday. The next day we got up early and went to a few antique stores before returning to the hotel around noon. Then I started the event called room trading. Room trading is when you make your hotel room a little shop. Collectors will walk throughout he the hotel and shop at your “store”. I had a nice time talking to other collectors and answering any questions they had about my products. This was the 1st time that I was selling my line of Warhorse Miniatures figures. Most were the early Medieval sets. But I also had the new French Marines from the French & Indian War era. Beside that I had some of the LOD/Barzso figure sets & foam products and some Russian figure sets. Mostly Warhansa and some Publius. I was hoping to have some Prikaz products. But I don’t know when that will happen.

I took a break a few times to check out some of the other rooms. The first room I went to belonged to Todd Nace. He had a lot of vintage Marx figures and playsets.

The next room belonged to Eric Koopmeiner. He had vintage toy soldiers, playsets, action figures and some diecast vehicles.

Next, I visited the room of Rick Eber. Each year Rick brings some rare & new mint playsets. Every time I see him, he has something that I have never seen before. This year was the same.

It was now the evening when I closed up my room for trading. I went downstairs to see what was going on. By the time I got to John Anderson’s room he had almost sold everything he had. He usually brings a bunch of playsets and figure sets with him. Plus, vintage toys. Whatever he gets his hands on.

The last room I checked on Friday belonged to David Cook of MicShaun’s Closet. He had his TSSD bagged toy soldiers, foam products, LOD/Barzso products and some Russian figure sets. We had a lot of fun talking.

Late Friday in the lobby of the hotel there was a small gathering of collectors. There were about 20 collectors looking at some old Marx playsets. I think most were from the 1960’s. They belonged to John Anderson. They were still sealed. The boxes were in bad condition. But when they started to open them up, everything inside was mint. Except for some paper guides. The sets were sold to some of the collectors there. At this point it was almost 11pm. I then retired for the night.

Day Two

I got up early on Saturday and took a stroll around the 1st floor before I opened my room. I went to visit Mike Kitnuck. Ron Barzso gave Mike a horde of original Barzso products that he had found to sell for him. There was over a 100 figure & accessories sets. I don’t know what else he had the day before. I found a few rare things to add to my collection. It was a Barzso collector’s dream. If this was a few years ago, I would have spent over a $1,000. Instead, I spent around $100. I could have horded a bunch of stuff. But I am in the process now of trimming my collections. So, I took only what I needed. I was tempted, but I left everything to some other lucky collectors.

Next up was the room of John Atherton. He was busy preparing his beautiful foam pieces for sale. His products are a must for anyone creating a diorama or even a small display. We had a good time talking about the hobby.

The next room I entered belonged to Scott Canady. He also had a lot of vintage playsets and toy soldiers. After I kept knocking down one of his displays of toy soldiers, I looked through some comics and around his room…

Francis Turners room had a huge amount of vintage Marx figures. Plus, some recast figures that were old too.

Gary Wendeln also had some Barzso figure sets and playsets with him. Plus, some other vintage toy soldiers.

The last room I checked out on Saturday belonged to fellow collector Willy Pickett. He had his custom playmats to enhance your vintage figures. Plus, some custom terrain pieces that he had painted.

Treefrog Treasures was room trading late afternoon on Saturday. They were the only major metal dealer at the show.

That is all on the room trading. I think next year I will only trade on Saturday. On Friday I will stroll around instead. I had a great time trading and talking to collectors. There were plenty of deals at this show. My next post will be on the show itself. Thank you for reading.

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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.