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.
This will be the first time I attend the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. I will be selling LOD Barzso products again. I understand a lot of the same dealers from the Indiana Toy Soldier shows will be present and some different ones too. This should be a nice show. There was some nice deals and rare items last time. This show should not be different. The dealers will be here, so get your Arse there too!!!!.
This year the show will be in a new location. About 20 minutes north of Columbus it will be held at Otterbein University.
Two new resin vignettes are on the LOD website. Both sets are $15.00 plus shipping. Both are packaged with our Barzso Figure Set header bag notated with a nod to the Barzso Vault. I will be selling these new sets at the Columbus Toy Soldier Show.
One set includes three new poses never before released. A Huron warrior has captured two women. He is leading them back to camp.
The other set includes a new Native American pose. This pose is paired with injured General Braddock and his trusted steed. This set also includes three pieces.
This set looks really interesting like most of their other sets. This set might be in different colors besides the green. I have heard it will be done in brown and an unknown color.
Don’t forget about the Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show. The show takes place on Labor Day weekend Sunday, September 6th from the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus ROOM TRADING on Friday, September 4th & Saturday, September 5th through out the days. Located at the Courtyard by Marriott’s Conference Center, 150 Fairington Ave in Lafayette, IN 47905. You can read more about the show athttp://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.
I hope every one is doing well. I have been working off and on. I was able to get out this week to visit some antique stores and a couple of comic shops. I found a few things while I was out searching. We will get to that later. I thought this post was going to be quick post about some vintage toys that I found. But in the last couple of days I became aware of a few things. So let us begin…..
Bullet Proof Miniatures is a new company that makes miniatures by 3D printing them. You can chose the scale of your figure. I am going to get a few figures to do a review in the future. I hope that some of these new figures will fit in with my Barzso figures. You can read more about them at their Facebook page over here, https://www.facebook.com/BulletproofSmallScaleMiniatures/.
Publius is going to release a new WWII Russian Infantry set. This set is titled “Winter 44th” They look great. The scale is 1/32.
Engineer Basevich also has a new WWII Russian Infantry set. This set is titled “Battle of Berlin”. Here are some pictures of the test figures. I hope that they are either green or rusty brown. From what I have read they are based on real people. You can read more at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Toy-soldiers-Engineer-Basevich-322160358341602/.
In 2018 AMC had a new TV show called the “Terror”. The first season was about a British Naval polar explorers. The ships get stuck in the ice. They try to survive the harsh weather conditions and each other, while being stalked by some thing… It is a good show. You can read more about it at, https://www.amc.com/shows/the-terror/season-1.
When I first watched the show I thought that it would be a cool playset. Well Ivan at “Little Men” must have been reading my mind. Here is a new set that they are working on. It looks great. I can’t wait to get a set of these. They will be plastic and 1/32 in scale.
Here are the new Plastic Platoon WWII Germans in production. These two sets are part of the Battle for Leningrad series. They look awesome. I will have to get all of these sets.
I found a few things this week at an antique mall. I have been a fan of Auburn rubber toys for a while. The past year I found a few different trucks and jeeps. This week I added a medical truck. The guy on the Motorcycle was made by Tim Mee.
A few weeks ago I purchased a vintage comic book. It was Moon Knight #8. On the back cover was an ad for Lucky Products Toy Soldiers. I found a bag of these this week for $5.00!!
During the time that I have been stuck in my house I have been productive. I have been going through my collection. I have been storing things in my basement the past 10 years. They have been stored in different boxes. I have been adding shelves and storage containers the past few years. Here are a two Sherman Tanks that I found while I was sorting through things. The tank that is all green was made by New Ray. I paid around $10 for it. The other tank is by Forces of Valor. I think I paid around $40 for that one. I don’t really like spending too much for the die cast vehicles. I am not a WW II historical collector. More of an Army Man toy soldier collector. So the detail with the uniforms or tanks is not a big deal to me. Both tanks are nice. The FOV tank is highly detailed.
I still have Toy Soldiers and Star Wars toys for sale. If you are interested you can check out what I have over here, Toys for Sale.
Another week of working through the Pandemic is over. I hope every one is doing well. Easter is here but it does not feel like it this year.
In this post we will have more previews coming from Russia again. Plastic Platoon has been very busy. Little Men has a new set too.
Plastic Platoon has two new World War II German sets. These sets are part of the Battle of Leningrad series. These go with the two Russia Battle of Leningrad sets.
Here is the 7th division of the Luftwaffe. The set includes six figures. They should be like the other Plastic Platoon figures in 1/32 scale.
The second set is of the 1st Infantry Wehrmacht. This set also includes six figures in 1/32 scale. If you never had any of these figures they are about the same size as the 1/32 Conte Germans. The Machine Gun team is really nice. I am going to try to get a set of these when they are available. You can get Plastic Platoon figures soon from, https://micshaunscloset.com/.
The last set the Plastic Platoon is making at the moment is the second set of Sioux Plains Indians.
Here is the a prototype of a 7th Cavalry Soldier and his dying horse. This sculpt looks really nice. This will be part of the growing “Battle of Little Big Horn” series.
Ivan Kostenko from ЧЕЛОВЕЧЕК or “Little Men” has been working on a new set. The set is called “Victorian London Rag-Tag”. Ivan told me that he got the ideas for this set from Gangs of New York, Sherlock Holmes and Jack The Ripper.
Here is the “Gangster” figure.
Ivan is working on a second set. I think we shall see maybe Sherlock Holmes type figures next. Maybe some more gang members like the Dead Rabbits in the future too???
Well that is it for the previews. I will try to have another update in a few days. Thank you for reading.
I hope everyone is doing well. I bet a lot of you are getting stir crazy in your home or stressed out if you are working. Today I have another short post. The first part is a review of a old plastic set from Italeri.
I picked this set up a few months ago. I am planning on using these figures with my Playmobil Coliseum set in a display one day. The scale says 1/32 but they are more like 1/35 in scale. There are sixteen figures in this set. Eight different poses of two each. There are six Gladiators and two animals. Made out of tan plastic. Like a model they had to be broken off the spruce.
The first group of Gladiators appear to be posing ready to set some type of contest.
Here we have a Lion & a Bear.
The next group of Gladiators are of action poses.
The set is sculpted well. Nicely detailed. The poses are good too. I do have a few complaints. It feels like the set is incomplete. Even the box art is different from the figures included. Most of the poses don’t connect with each other. They should have made the poses interact with each other better. There should be two standing poses instead of three. If there was another action pose it would have felt more complete.
Here is the hobby clipper that I used to remove the figures from the spruce. It makes so much easier to remove the plastic parts.
Here is a preview the new Mars WWII Russian Infantry set. They look nice. The grey set will be sold in limited numbers. I hope to get a set of each once the virus clears up.
Here another Mars set. Viet Cong Heavy Weapons team. The gray figures are prototypes. All the sets are 1/32 in scale.
I should have some more time off after next week. Hopefully I don’t get sick while I am at work. I will be updating my site when I have more free time.
Don’t forget to keep checking out my new page I added, Toys for Sale. Each month I will be adding more items. I hope to sell mainly at the toy shows in the future.
Also you should check out some the Toy Soldier website. Most are still out during the Virus shut down. Armies in Plastic is one of them. Check them out at https://www.armiesinplastic.com/.
Today’s post is about vintage toys. I have a few items that I have picked up recently that I want to show. I hope that some of the collectors can solve some mysteries that I have.
I found this vintage Reisler Royal Danish Guard set at a flea market yesterday for about $5.00. It was mixed in with some vintage Christmas decorations. I think this is the first time I found a Reisler set with the original packaging out in the wild.
Vintage Russian plastic figure next to a Airfix Modern Russian soldier. The Airfix figure is about 1/32 in scale.
I found these toy soldiers on eBay the other day. They are about 45mm. They appear to be Russian Infantry. I don’t know who made them. Maybe they are from Hong Kong. Blue Box?? Anyone have a clue???
I found these on eBay a few months ago. Captain Harlock figures by Atlantic. I paid about $20.00 for the lot of figures. No box. They are about 28mm or so. It is just a novelty that caught my eye. The set is not complete though.
A fellow collector named Carlos sent me these pictures about space fantasy themed figures. He is looking for any other information that anybody might have about them. Thank you for in advance.
Here are some new sets from Warhansa. There are some English 100 Year War figures, Skeletons, Neanderthals, Gladiators and more. They are taking pre-orders if you are interested. They appear to be 1/32 in scale. You can see more at their Russian website, http://www.hobbybunker.ru/.
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy New Year. I have a few new previews and some other hobby related things to share.
Here are some pictures of the Urfin Jus Modern Russian Infantry set. It should be released this month. 1st Chechen War of 1994-1995. There are 6 different poses and is 1/32 in scale.
Here is a prototype of a future Publius figure. Maybe Misses Claus??
The Viking Shield Breaker Berserker figure by Prikaz is ready now too. I will have some new pictures up in the coming months.
The first season of the Disney Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian is over now. The last episode was great. The one thing missing are the toys!! Don’t fear. The toys will be all over the place beginning some time this spring. Here are 4 new figures from the next wave of The Vintage Collection. These 3 & 3/4 inch scale Star Wars action figures feature classic characters and retro packaging! Longtime fans of Star Wars will love this Kenner-style packaging, right down to the old fashioned Kenner logo. ROS Action Figures Wave 3 Set is made up of a Remnant Stormtrooper, Cara Dune, The Mandalorian and a Clone Trooper.
I started collecting Star Wars figures again. The new figures look really great. Right now I will just focus on the Mandalorian TV series. I think by the end of 2020 we will see a bunch of Star Wars toys to make some great mini displays.
Well I hope everyone is enjoying themselves in the festive time of the year. January 7th is the Eastern Orthodox Christmas and I just got a glimpse of some things to come from Russia. A friend of mine sent me a few pictures to share with everyone.
Here are some new Vikings from Runecraft. They are part of Publius company. Most of these figures look like they are waving the warriors to come forward or encouraging them during a battle. One has a war trophy. Remember to also look well kept. You never know when someone might take your head….
The past few years Publius has released a set of figures early in the year. This year they have a new set of Scandinavians. As usual they are really nicely detailed. I like the poses this year. One figure looks like Santa Claus. The female warrior could be one of his elves.. I hope to have some of these figures when they become available. These figures should be on eBay in the near future.
Here is a prototype of a Stalin figure.
Here are some pictures of the Publius & Runecraft figures mixed together. Both new and old.
Here is a Mercenary figure by Prikaz Toy Soldiers. Alex is using a new sculptor and here is one of the first new figures he has done. I can’t wait to see what else is designed this year by Prikaz. You can see more of their figures on the Prikaz catalog page that I put up for Alex, Prikaz Toy Soldiers. I will be updating the page again over the next few months.
I have seen on a few different places Engineer Basevich is releasing two more sets to go along with the Revolution series. They will be in different colors again. So far I have seen blue and brown. They are cast in plastic in 1/32 scale. I found some of these pictures and information on the Engineer Basevich website.
“So, “Engineer Basevich” with special pride presents a set # 30 “Commanders of the White Guard”. The set includes Kappel, Skuro, Drozdovsky and Ataman Semenov. Why are they, you ask, and begin to shower with no less worthy names? I agree! But such is the author’s decision, and although Kappel and Drozdovsky were already represented in my earlier sets on foot, I felt that they were no less worthy to lead your armies and on horses.”
“There is a timeline for a new one for the 31st set of soldiers of the ENGINEER BASEVICH – “Leaders of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921 R.” , and on behalf of the Director, Simon Petliuri, the hetman of the Ukrainian State in 1918, Rotsі Pavel Skoropadsky and Old Man -otaman Nestor Makhn. The fourth iguroyu set є petlyurіvsky colonel Petro Bolbochan. Hai live in Ukraine!“
Also around the net for a few weeks now are these new prototypes from Plastic Platoon. These are part of the Defense of Leningrad series.
“Plastic Platoon. Master model. Joint attack of 115 rifle division of the Red Army and 4 brigade of the Marine Corps of the KBF. Autumn 1941 Scale 1/32. The figures will be made in rubber-like material.”
When I was on vacation I got a message about Plastic Platoon’s latest releases. Here is the breakdown with that.
1. Plastic Platoon. German Paratroopers set 3. Battle of Crete 1941. Soft / rubber material. 1/32 scale
2. Plastic Platoon. Battle of Crete 1941. Greek Infantry and militia. Soft / rubber material. 1/32 scale
3. Plastic Platoon. Terrain set – Battle of Crete 1941. Fallschirmjäger drop containers. Broken, radio, supply containers
The John Jenkins figures are really nice and blend very well with other companies like W. Britain, Conte & First Legion.
I picked up this Schleich Mopane Tree for $10.
Lastly I found this Barzso rock piece from the Roger Rangers playset for $20.
That is the last show I am going to this year. I might go to a vintage toy show in Allentown if I get a chance. I have updated the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show which you can see over here, The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2020.