The Latest News!! 01/30/2023 ~ Chicago Toy Soldier Show Cancelled, Chintoys & Marx Recast Review, Plus some news and updates.

Last night I saw a few post on Facebook and then later on at Stads about the Chicago Toy Soldier Show being cancelled. They were having to many problems with the hotel that is takes place. Hopefully another location can be found in the future, or a new show can take its place. You can read more at https://www.stadsstuff.com/?p=23181.

In my last post I mentioned about the new sets from Chintoys. Here is my review below.

The first set is # 31, the Gangsters. There are 8 miniatures in 8 different poses. The color is nice and so is the detail. I like the poses too. Most are based off movie characters from a few different Mafia movies.

This set #32, The Police. At first, I was disappointed that they were not blue. But after a while I started to like the color. And again, these miniatures are based off of Mafia related movies. There are 8 figures in 8 different poses. One day I will paint these.

Both sets are really nice. They have a charm to them. The size of these miniatures is around 60mm. I purchased my sets from https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/plastic-soldiers-4/category?mfg=316&scale=Show+All&term=&order=newold. They are out of stock at the moment but are restocking these again.

The other day I stumbled across these Marx Recast WWII Sailors. I am not a big Marx collector, but I know that some sets are hard to find like these Sailors. The cost was around $30. The set has 7 miniatures in 7 different poses. The size is 54mm. You can get them in white or blue. The material is an ABS type resin. It has plastic type feel to it. It is a little pliable, but not like soft plastic. There are other Marx recast sets available too. Tim Geppert formerly of Classic Toy Soldier is selling these on ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/165888587499.

The other day I found these for a couple of dollars. They are made out of hard plastic. They might belong to some model train set. They are about 4 inches tall. I will use them with my Indians.

As some of you know, I have been working on some new French & Indian War sets. These are about the same scale as the Barzso Playset miniatures. I should have a few new sets released by the end of February. I have been testing and making adjustments to the miniatures. There will be a French Canadian & Native War Party set and a couple of Ottawa\Huron Indian sets. The pictured set above will be titled “On the Warpath”. There will also be some new trees and rock terrain pieces soon after. It is going to be Epic!!

I saw this post on FB by Wim Grundy.

Always plastic figures for sale at this show!

Announcement!

SOUTH FLORIDA TOY SOLDIER CLUB

28th Anniversary Show

February 4, 2023

Vendor tables offering thousands of military miniatures new and old, action figures, collectible toys and related hobby items.

Date/Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Yup! Same great show at the same great location

Finland House –

301 West Central Blvd.,

Lantana, FL 33463

Venue Telephone: 561-582-6794

Admission: Adults $7.00 Children under 12 are free.

Table rental: Our 6 foot table rental cost is $55.00 per table. Regarding table rentals and space assignments it is suggested you contact the club President Mike Skurda via e – mail at mskurda@inbox.com. Remember the early bird gets the worm!

Beside the Toy Soldier Show in Florida, the Westcoaster, New Jersey Toy Soldier Show and Midwest Toy Soldier Show are almost here too. I will not be attending any of those shows. I will be at the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show.

MIDWEST TOY SOLDIER SHOW

When:
Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25.

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

In my next post I should have more updates. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! 08/29/2022 ~ Warhorse Miniatures Saxon Blacksmith, Viking Raider Camp, King Harold Finehair and Allentown/Lehigh Valley Toy Show.

I hope everyone is doing well. I have a quick post on some updates and a toy show that I will be a vendor at on September 10th.

Saxon Blacksmith Shop
Viking Raider Camp
King Harold Finehair

Since I setup my latest 3d Printer I have been able to return to some earlier projects that I had planned to make. I spent about a month fine tuning the machine and started making a bunch of the Viking Raider miniatures. The last two weeks I was able to print some of the bigger items I had designed.

I am glad to announce that the Blacksmith Shop is now ready for production. The price for this set is $105. I will have it added to the Store page this weekend. The set includes the Shop, Forge, Blacksmith, Helper and tools & accessories.

It has been over a year since I started developing this set. I changed the Blacksmith, added some bases to the accessories, merged the spears to the weapon rack and rescaled a few things. The Shop and miniatures will be in a brown resin. The Forge and tools will be in a grey resin.

The Viking Raider Camp is almost ready now too. The tents are finished. The Supplies have been redesigned. I am designing some wooden stakes to finish the set. Plus, I am still testing the miniatures. Everything should be finished by the end of September. This set will cost $140.

Here is one of the latest miniatures that I had designed. This is Harlod Finehair, King of Norway. I will probably add him to the next set of Vikings.

On Saturday September 10th I will be a vendor at the Allentown Lehigh Valley Toy Show. It is located at the Charles Chrin Community Center, 4100 Green Pond Road in Palmer, Pa 18045. There are supposed to be 200 tables of vintage toys and collectibles. There should be a few vendors with toy soldiers. A little for everybody, Action figures, comics and games. I will be bringing my Miniatures, Star Wars figures and some comics. For more information check out this link, https://www.valleygoto.com/toy-show.

That is it for now. I will have more updates next month. Thank you for reading.

Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2022 Review

Pickett’s Charge

When the doors were opened for the show, it looked like Pickett’s Charge… Well at least it felt that way. The show started a half hour earlier than it was supposed to because I think a crowd had started to build up. There was a group of collectors that went straight to my table. The next few hours were spent talking to fellow collectors and selling toy soldiers. Me and Carolyn had a lot of fun. It was my most successful show so far.

I was told that it was a record crowd, the biggest ever. I have to apologize because I was so busy, I was not able to take as many pictures that I usually do and didn’t talk to everyone that I wanted to. I usually am able to walk around before the show starts and/or a few hours after into the show. Around 2pm I found some time to take some more pictures. Every time I did walk around, I came back to help someone with my products.

Paul Amody

We will start the review with Paul Amody. He had his very detailed Russian painted figures. As usual they were outstanding.

Gary from Army Group Center Wargaming had a bunch of plastic as usual. You can check out his website over here, https://army-group-center-wargaming.myshopify.com/.

Atherton Scenics

John Atherton had a ton of his foam products with him. He makes some of the best terrain pieces on the market. I was also selling a few products that he had made for LOD.

Barzso Playsets

If you are a Barzso Playset collector, you missed another chance to get some good or fair deals. I would have scored if I needed any of the playsets for sale there. Most of them I already own.

Antique Toy Soldiers

I don’t collect these old type of toy soldiers. But I do appreciate their charm. These are like antiques.

Rick Eber

Rick Eber as usual had a bunch of vintage toy soldiers and playsets. I wasn’t able to take as many pictures of his stuff that I would have liked to. You can check out his website over here, http://www.marxplaysets.com/index.html.

Hobby Bunker

This was the first time Hobby Bunker attended the Gettysburg Show. They have everything you need. Plastic and painted metal toy soldiers, wargaming, terrain pieces, magazines and other hobby related items. Here is their website, https://www.hobbybunker.com/.

Rob Hornung

Rob Hornung had his painted metal figures. To me they are like folk art. He puts a lot of hard work into his creations. Over 30 years ago I was casting toy soldiers. I would melt the hobby metal and then pour it into a mold. Then paint them. It takes skill and some time. But Rob does more than that. He sculpts them. Makes the molds. Then he will cast them and finally paint them. His work is amazing.

Frank

Next to Rob in the picture above was another vendor named Frank. I am sorry I didn’t get your last name of was able to talk more to him. This is some of his work he had for sale.

Minutemen Toy Soldiers

I have not seen George Guerriero of Minutemen Toy Soldiers in a couple of years now. But as usual he has some nice displays of the painted metal toy soldiers. He usually brings John Jenkins, First Legion, W. Britain and King & Country. Plus some other brands and plastic toy soldiers. You can check out his website over here, http://www.mmtoysoldiers.com/index.html.

Mike Martello

Mike had a lot of Britain Deetail figures.

Paragon

About two years ago Matt Murphy from Hobby Bunker purchased Paragon. He just got all the sets restocked and in new colors. Check them out over here, https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/plastic-soldiers-4/category?mfg=209&scale=Show+All&term=&order=newold.

Paul Stadinger

It was nice to see Paul Stadinger at the show. He is an icon of our hobby. He was one the dealers that got me into collecting. His wife Laurie had passed away in early March. I was glad to be able to spend some time with him. He sat behind my table for a bit and talked with me & Carolyn. He has a lot of knowledge about vintage plastic toy soldiers. Check out his blog page over here, https://www.stadsstuff.com/.

Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures that I took.

Vintage Toys

Here was a vendor that had a nice selection of vintage toys. I am sorry, I forgot his name.

John Boyko

John had a lot of vintage toys.

Here are some more pictures of vendors with vintage toys. You never know what some of these collectors will have with them.

Warhorse Miniatures
Warhorse Miniatures Vikings & Saxons with a few Conte Vikings in tan.

This was the second show where I had my resin miniatures for sale. I am producing these from my house. Made in the U.S.A. I had with me about 10 different sets. Most of them where the 11th century Saxons. I had both of the Saxon Shield Wall sets. Plus, both of the F&I War French Marine sets. And even a show special set of Viking Raiders that were just finished a few days before the show. The raiders were from the first group of Viking figures I am designing. I am working on another two groups of Vikings. They will be finished in a couple of months. Once that is done, I will then divide them into 3 or 4 sets. I should have all of these sets ready for production by the end of the summer.

That is it for the review of the show. I hope you enjoyed it. Before we end this post, I became aware of an Historic Toy Soldier Auction that takes place on May 14th in Parkersburg, WV.

Lucas & Groves Auctioneering LLC, Saturday May 14th, 10:00AM
58 STRAWBERRY LANE, PARKERSBURG, WV 26104

Two generation Collection of toy soldiers!  No absentee or online bidding!

There will be around 600 lots sold in one day, many lots consist of multiple sets! Brands include W. Britian, John Jenkins, Traditions, Star, Ducal, Marlborough, Hocker, Hariart, Steadfast, Queen & Country and many more!

Check out the auction over here at this website, https://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/3681979.html?kwd=&zip=26104&category=0&fbclid=IwAR2kYvvnsmn6xATAjb53EJIb-aykkdQizN3w5rJvbZF8B6PcLRRew2Y3yGo.

That is it for now. Thank you for reading.