Latest News! Toy Soldier News, Shows & More

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I have a report here of some new and old news on the hobby of Toys Soldiers. If you have been following my blog you know that I have been pushing for the Hat crowdfunding effort of the Seven Years Wars Austrians in 1/32 for a while now. Yesterday they announced that the project has been approved! This is great news for us plastic collectors. Not only for us collectors to this time period, but in general for us collectors of plastic in the 1/32 scale. The last few projects that Hat was trying to produce were canceled. 

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There will be 3 different sets #9329 7YW Austrian Fusiliers, 
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and #9331 7YW Austrian Command. The is no release date as of yet. I will give a review when I finally get the sets, hopefully sometime by the end of the year. 

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In other news, TSSD or Toy Soldiers of San Diego is offering their business for sale. Nick Versteeg is going to retire because of health issues. It’s a sad day for us. I hope his health returns and he can enjoy his retirement. Hobby Bunker is interested in taken over. We shall see what happens.

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We have two shows coming up this month. The Ohio Toy Soldier Show is on May 20th. The Texas Toy Soldier show is May 26th & 27th.

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“The 12th annual Texas Toy Soldier Show is being held in downtown San Antonio, TX inside The Menger Hotel ballroom.
Dates are Saturday May 26, 2018 and Sunday May 27, 2018
Tickets are $10 and good for both days. Call Kings X Toy Soldiers at (210) 226-7000 or email sales@kingsx.com for more information.”

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The LOD Enterprise Toy Soldiers American Revolution Americans and British figures are getting closer to being released. Here are some test shots of the figures. They look great, I can’t wait to set something up later this year with these guys. 

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I should be getting these Warhansa Vikings any day now. They are in 1/32 scale. I will do a review later this month.

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Here are some pictures of Engineer Basevich set #23 “Nomads” or “Polovtsy, Pechenegs and Khazars”. These figures look really nice, they are the opposing set against the “Slavic Warriors” that they had done.

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Chintoys has two news sets that should be released later this year. They are set CHT009 Conquistadors and CHT015 Mixtecs & Zapotecs Warriors. They look nice too. Looks like it is a busy year again for plastic. Lest see what else comes out later this year. Thanks for reading.

 

I hope to continue this summer with some interviews, previews & reviews and projects that I am working on. Thanks again for your interest in this page. 

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Hat 1/32 7YW Austrians prototypes sizing

Here is the latest update on the Hat 1/32 Seven Years War Austrians. They posted some pictures of the prototypes. I hope this is a good sign that maybe we shall see these sets produced. The Crowdfunding 1/32 7 Years War Austrians is still active. If you have not pledged to get these sets made, please pledge now.

“Comparison with 1/32 Wurttembergers. Production figures should have 4% shrinkage and thinner base.”

 

I wrote an article about this in an earlier post, you can read and see more pictures here Crowdfunding * Hat 1/32 Seven Years War Austrians.

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Besides these figures being used as Seven Years War Austrians, some of these figures could be used as Hessian Musketeers that served in the British Army during the American Revolution.  The Barzso/LOD Revolutionary figures sets are coming and so is the Yorktown playset.  These will be a welcome addition to reinforce your troops.

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Don’t forget about the show in Gettysburg in April, Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2018 .

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Toy Soldier Preview ~ LOD Enterprises Barzso Playsets Revolutionary War Infantry Sets

Last week Ken Ciak of LOD Enterprises Toy Soldiers shared with us some pictures of the prototypes of the new American Revolution Infantry sets. This is a joint venture with Barzso Playsets. There are 4 new sets that will be released later this year. The sets include British Regulars, British Light Infantry, American Regulars and American Light Infantry. Each set will include 8 different poses. The figures will be the same scale as the earlier sets of Colonial Militia and British Grenadiers that were done by Barzso and now produced by LOD.

Click on the pictures above to get a closer look at the pictures. Below are some pictures of the prototypes and figures from the older British Grenadiers & American Colonial Militia sets.

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The color of the British Regulars set will be the same as the British Grenadier set. The color of the American Regulars set will be the same as the Colonial Militia set. 

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The color of the light infantry sets for both sides will be a slightly lighter shade of red and blue.

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The action poses of the British Regulars are really nice.

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The British Light Infantry set is a nice surprise. The action poses are really good too. 

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With some customizing we can have some Queen’s Rangers.

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The American Regulars looks really good too. Looks like they are ready to assault the redoubts at Yorktown.

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Lastly the American Light Infantry is filled with action too.

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These sets will be make a fine addition to the earlier Revolutionary sets. There should be a Yorktown playset later this year. And so far by the looks of it, it should be epic. When you combine the new sets with the older sets you will start will over 45 different poses to go with the future Barzso/LOD Yorktown playset. And for those of us that can customize figures, we have a lot to work with to create new poses. 

On a different note, Hat is still having the crowdfunding for SYW Austrians and they would make great Hessian Musketeers for the British Army.  Musketeer, Hessian Regiment Von Bose, Yorktown 1781 

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Toy Soldier Preview X-Force 1812 Militia

Here is a preview of some of the Expeditionary Force War of 1812 American Militia. Some of these figures could also be used as Alamo defenders or American militia units from the American Revolution and the French & Indian War. These should be available later this year. I will get a set of these to use with the Barzso/LOD Revolutionary sets coming out later this year. I will be doing a post on those other sets later this weekend.

 

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Crowdfunding * Hat 1/32 Seven Years War Austrians

A few days ago I was reading about Hat Toy Soldiers at the Hobby Bunker forum. They have a few polls about figures in 1/32 scale. They are now trying to produce few sets of  Seven Years War Austrians by having a crowdfunding. These sets deserve to be made. I hope they get enough support to make this happen.

A few years ago I purchased about 10 boxes of the Seven Years War Prussians. The Prussians are really nice and are very hard to find these days. I have been using these guys as Hessian troops to go with my Barzso American Revolution figures.

 

 

 

Here are some digitized samples of the Seven Year War Austrians below.

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 Set A – Fusiliers

 

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Set B – Grenadiers

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Set C – Command

 

The sets look really nice. I have been waiting a long time to add some more Soldiers that could be used as British or French Soldiers for the French & Indian War. You can build a nice army with few boxes of these guys. So head over to the crowdfunding page and order a few boxes so they will release these sets this time. Maybe we will see some British or French Infantry in the future?

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Here is the link to the crowdfunding page, 1/32 7YW Austrians

 

 

I found some more pictures, these figures look like some of Hat’s best work in this the 1/32 scale.

Latest News!! First Look at Barzso Re-issued Woodland Indians

Well it has been a busy week so far and the Big Show has not even started. Here is the first look at Barzso Playsets re-issued Woodland Indians. I have to say they look amazing, it seems like more of the details are brought out with the new process of casting. I heard that the material is more like plastic and not like resin. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these. Here are some of the pictures that Jim Clouse had posted. These figures should be available at the Chicago Toy Soldier Show and soon after on his website.

 

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I cropped the pictures and then enlarged them to get a better look. These new figures look some much better, maybe it’s the gray? I need a few dozen of these to add to my collection. I can’t wait to see the other figures that he is going to re-issued too. Now I wish I was going to Chicago 😦

If you have not seen my other two most recent articles that are part of these blog, check them out too. Latest News! ~ Barzso Playsets ~ and Interview with Ken Ciak and the Future of LOD Enterprises.

W. Britain ~ Wrath of the Northmen ~ Fall 2017

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With the Chicago Toy Soldier Show coming soon, I have been thinking what new things I will try to pick up later this year. At the Chicago show most of the Toy Soldier companies preview or release their new items. One thing that I know for sure is that I will get some of W. Britain “Wrath of the Northmen” figures. The figures in this line seem to get better with each new one released. I was able to get the limited edition figures, they are awesome to say the least. Here are a few pictures of them, 62126 – “Brimir” Viking Attacker – Academy Games Exclusive and 62127 – “Werian” Saxon Defender – Academy Games Exclusive. I took them with a Barzso Cottage.

 

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Here is Saxon leader that is one of their Collector Club figures.

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Here are some figures that are out now or will be out soon.

Saxon Archer #1 Arrow Nocked (Recene) 62123 W. Britain

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Saxon Archer #2 Arrow Loosed (Osfirth) 62128 W. Britain

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Saxon Archer #3 Arrow Loosed (Scotend) 62129 W. Britain

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Saxon Advancing with Sword (Kenway) 62130 W. Britain

 

Here are some new figures that I hope will be out by the end of the year or early next year.

 

Saxon Shield Wall Defender (Seaver) 62124 W. Britain

Viking with Raven Banner (Arnlaug) 62131 W. Britain

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Viking Advancing Blowing Horn (Arnljot) 62132 W. Britain

Viking Attacking with Sword and Axe (Brandr) 62133 W. Britain

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That is it for now, the next few weeks should be exciting. I will be at the East Coast Toy Soldier Show in October and will do an article on that.

The Latest News ~September 2017~

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Hi guys, the summer is just about over and soon some of the big Toy Soldier shows will be here. We are about 2 weeks away from the Chicago Toy Soldier Show, I wish I could make it. One of these days I will. That is on my bucket list, lol. I wish that Barzso and Conte would surprise us with something new, one could only hope. Looks like Airfix in not re-stocking their figure sets, might be another dry spell coming up for those. I will do a post on the show later this month, I hope there are some surprises.

There are a few new plastic sets from Pvblivs, Chintoys and X Force that you might be interested in.

I like the detailed figures that Pvblivs makes, but they are expensive. Here are a few pictures of their latest set “Wild West American Trappers”. They are 1/32 in scale. You can find these on ebay for around $55.00.

 

Chintoys has spread to the American Civil War, after making a bunch of sets for the Napoleonic Era. They have 2 new command sets, one for the North and one for the South. The look nice and should be found on ebay I think later this month.

The first set is for the Union, 8 figures in 1/32 scale. You get President Lincoln, John Fulton Reynolds, Joshua Chamberlain, Ulysses Simpson Grant, Oliver Otis Howard, William Tecumseh Sherman, Winfield Scott Hancock, and George Armstrong Custer.

The second set is for the Confederates, 8 figures in 1/32 scale. You get Robert Edward Lee, James Ewell Brown ‘J.E.B.” Stuart, Nathaniel Bedford Forrest, James Longstreet, Thomas Jonathan ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, John Bell Hood, George Edward Pickett and Richard Montgomery Gano. Gano is an odd choice, I would rather have seen Patrick Cleburne.

X Force or Expeditionary Force  is starting their Napoleonic line with 2 new sets. The first set is French Fusiliers (1812-1815) and the second is French Grenadiers & Voltiguers. The figures look nice, they are 54mm. Looks like the price has increased for their figures.

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That is it for now, I should have a few more posts this month. Thanks for reading, take care for now.