The Latest News!! Happy Thanksgiving 2020, Black Friday Sales. Plus Reviews, Previews & News!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope every one is doing well. Hopefully we are able to spend some time with our Friends & Family and to be grateful for what we have.

Tomorrow starts the Black Friday sales. I have gathered what I could find about them. So let us begin….

Check out the sale that Armies in Plastic is having over here, https://www.armiesinplastic.com/.

Classic Toy Soldiers is also having a sale for Black Friday. You can see what they have over here, https://www.classictoysoldiers.com/.

Ken over at LOD is having a sale and pre-orders for his new figure sets. You can head over to his page here, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

Head over to MicShaun’s Closet to check out the sales. Here is their website here, https://micshaunscloset.com/.

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 evanspud@mail.ru.

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/.

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Nino has been busy over at Petite Guerre Toy Soldiers. He recently released some new figures. You can read all about it at, https://petiteguerretoysoldiers.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.

I just saw this after I finished the post. I need to get a couple few of these. It looks really nice.

The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review

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 store metal 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 dish wash soap over night in hot water.

The Point at Otterbein University was 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 Airfix Russians are cast in hard to find orange color. I think I paid $15 for these.

Here is the Barzso Playset Robin Hood’s Men plastic figure set in brown. 16 figures in 8 different poses. I picked this set up for $15.

Here are the four Robin Hood character figures. Friar Tuck, Little John, The Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood. I picked these four figures up $15.

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

The Latest News!!! 10-04-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Preview ~ Prikaz Toy Soldiers “The Clash”.

I hope every one is doing well. I have been working a lot again. Today I am posting a preview of Prikaz’s newest set. It is called “The Clash”.

“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

This will be an excellent addition to any dark age setting. You can make a scene of a Danish or Saxon raid of a Rus Slavic village. These figures are made out of the rubbery type of resin and are 1/32 in scale or a little bigger. They are about 57mm. I will do a review of this set in a few months. You can visit the online catalog page I have set up for Prikaz Toy Sodiers over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/prikaz-toy-soldiers/. The set is now available to order. Contact information can be found through the link above.

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

The Latest News!! 03-01-2020 * Toy Soldier Review Prikaz, Vintage Playmobil Gauls, Midwest Toy Soldier Show & Hobby News.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28.

http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/

You can read about last year’s show here The Midwest Toy Soldier Show 2019 Review Part 1 ~ Room Trading and here The Midwest Toy Soldier Show 2019 Review Part 2 ~ The Show.

It has been about a month since my last post. I have been real busy with work and getting ready for the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. I wanted to make a quick post about some new figures and also an update on my figures.

 

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Alexey has been busy revamping his company. I received a bunch of figures from him this week. He started working with some new sculptors and here is some of the results.

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1 BEP (1 parachute battalion Foreign legion, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu) 5 figures: gunner, sniper, legionnaire grenade, two Legionnaire with sub-machine gun. Scale: 1/32

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Legionnaire with a grenade.

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Gunner.

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Legionnaire with sub-machine gun wearing a helmet.

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Sniper.

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Here is a Mercenary figure that can be purchased by itself. He reminds me of an IRA Freedom Fighter. The figure does fit really very with the Indo-China set. You can see more of Prikaz over here Prikaz Toy Soldiers.

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Publius is working on a Iroquois Indian set. The prototypes look great. I just got a bunch of Publius figures that I will review in a couple of weeks.

 

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In my last post we talked about the limited set of Anglo Saxons miniatures that I am having produced. I received some of the sets this week. Here are some pictures of the final figure cast. Hopefully I will be able to put some sets together for the show. I need more of the 8th figure to complete more sets. Some of these figures are cast without a shield or hand with a spear. This was done for two reasons. The first was to get a nicer cast figure. The second reason was to avoid a spaghetti type spear being cast. After some tests the spearmen will be cast in two different resins. The figure will be cast in a rubbery type resin and the hand with the spear will be cast in a harder resin to avoid the bending of the spear. My vision of this set was to have a Saxon Spear Wall. To avoid any of the spears getting broken during shipping, I am thinking of leaving them unattached from the figure. The collector can use crazy glue to attach the shield and hand with the spear.

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Today I was going through the figures and trimming any flash that I found. I set some of them up to fight a small battle with some Prikaz Danes. I mixed in a few Publius Saxons (blue guys) too.

 

Playmobil Gauls

The other day I stumbled across these vintage Playmobil Gauls. They are sets 7923 & 7924. They are hard to find and usually are expensive if you do find them. I got lucky to get both of these sets for $20.00. 

 

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I wish Playmobil had expanded on this theme. Most Playmobil collectors had to make their own Gauls to fight against the Romans. These figures will be joining Hannibal’s Army…

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Don’t forget about the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. It will start in about 25 days. It is one of the best shows around. Plenty of plastic and metal figures. I will be there selling my new miniatures, toys from my own collection, and LOD & Barzso products.

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That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

 

The Latest News!! Anglo-Saxons by Warhorse Miniatures!! Updates on Prikaz, LOD~Barzso, Petite Guerre & Midwest Toy Soldier Show.

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While most of you were getting ready to watch the Super Bowl, I was putting together this post. Today we have some updates. The first update will be about Prikaz Toy Soldiers. 

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Prikaz Toy Soldiers, “ПРИКАЗ” in Russian means “Order” in English. They make resin based miniatures. The owner is Alex Pisarev. I started collecting his medieval sets from the beginning. I have been working with Alex on some projects after we first met. I have been updating the picture catalog of his sets on my website. You can check out that page over here Prikaz Toy Soldiers. Alex is in the process of expanding his business. I should have more information about this in the coming months.

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Last month I received most of the Prikaz Streltsy sets. Today I want to take a closer look at the first and last set that was made from that theme of the Russian riflemen.

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St-1) Moscow Streltsy #1 – A set of five figures firing standing Streltsy with muskets and swords – $30.

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This one figure started it all for Alexey. So when you look at his company this is a key figure to have. The figure is nicely detailed and depicts a Russian rifleman from the 16th to 18th century.

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St-8) Streltsy regiment of artillery (1 cannon, 8 artillerists) – $100.

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Here is the latest set from the Streltsy theme. This Artillery set is really nice. It comes with a huge crew to show off different scenarios of moving, loading and firing. There are also some accessories too.

 

LOD Barzso

“We are able to start taking pre-orders on four Barzso resin figure sets. The figures have been arriving at LOD headquarters and we will be packaging them up over the next two weeks. The initial four figure sets are all in blue.

They have been loaded into the web store so feel free to take a look. We will be adding more photos of each figure as well. The pirate sets and the Lewis & Clark character figure set are priced at $25 per bag. The Last of the Mohicans character set is limited and available for $75 per set.” ~ Ken Ciak of LOD Enterprises Toy Soldiers.

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Here are some pictures of some Barzso figures that I purchased last year. I was told by Ken that the new sets are cast in the same blue color. You can visit the LOD website over here https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

 

 

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Nino is busy again working on some new figures. He is working on a set of Cimarrons. Head over to Petite Guerre website to read up on what he is doing, https://petiteguerretoysoldiers.com/cimarrons-runaway-slaves-west-indies-southern-colonies/.

 

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Midwest Toy Soldier Show. Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dime stores, playsets, individual figures, and more!

New production and Old!

 

When:
Sunday, March 29, 2020 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28.

 

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

http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/

Next month I will be attending the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. This is one of my favorite shows to attend now. The dealers usually have a great selection of plastic figures from many different companies from all over the world. Besides the plastic figures there are many painted metal miniatures too. This year a new company will be premiering at the show. Which leads me to the next article in this post… 

 

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For about the last five years I started thinking about having my own line of Toy Soldiers made. With the help of Alexey Pisarev my dream has come true. Here are some test shots of the miniatures below.

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Saxon Fryd with hand axe, Huscarl with Dane axe, Noble with Sword & Fryd with hand axe.

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The last Saxon fyrd sculpt with a spear was just finished.

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3 Saxon Fyrd with Spears.

Next month at the Midwest Toy Soldier Show I will be starting to sell my own line of Toy Soldiers. I am offering a limited run of 50 sets. Each set will have 8 different resin figures. The set depicts Anglo-Saxon warriors. They can be used to fight your battles that took place during the Dark Ages. They were made to be lined together to fight in a shield wall formation.

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Most of these warriors are from the Saxon militia or Fyrd. The Fyrd were freemen that would be raised to defend their homes when they were threatened. Most of these men would fight with spears or hand axes. They were usually lightly armored. If they had a helmet they were lucky. Later on the Fyrd would be better organized and better armored.

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Here is a Saxon Noble and Saxon Huscarl.

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Here are two Saxon Fyrd with hand axes.

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Here are three of the Fyrd with spears.