The Latest News!! 09/19/2021 Chicago Toy Soldier Show, Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show, LOD & Warhorse Miniatures Updates!

The Chicago Toy Soldier Show is this week. I have never attended this show. I plan on attending next year. It should be a good show for those that plan on going since there was no show last year. Some of the vendors, collectors and toy soldier companies will miss the show because of virus related issues. For more information about the show visit there website over here, https://chicagotoysoldiershow.com/.

While I miss the Chicago Show I will be at the Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Show. This is a nice show. Full of things plundered from the Chicago Show also. Plus this is where Warhorse Miniatures premiers it’s new line of early Medieval England figures. We will have a full display of items available and prototypes of future things to come. You can read about last year’s review of the show over here, The 2020 Columbus Ohio Toy Soldier Review.

I talked to Ken Ciak of LOD Toy Soldiers and here is what he told me. “Here are some photos of new items to be released this Thursday. Maid Marian in green along with her cohorts (accessories sold separately).

“Athena and Ares in green (this is a CTSS exclusive in this color. Future sets will be in different colors).”

“We also have a three vulture set in green for the show. This is the first run and new LOD poses. These can be used on battlefields wherever there are casualties. We wanted a bird to accompany Ares as we have the owl on Athena’s shoulder (depicting wisdom).”

Plus the American Revolution Calvary sets will be available for the show too!!!!

Fellow collector Steve Pyle was generous to paint this prototype set of our Saxon Family Set #1. The last picture shows you size comparison between a Reamsa, Warhorse and Conte figures.

Here are some pictures Scott Walter took of the Saxon Family Set #1 figures. Here is what he had to say about them. “Here is the first test batch of Saxons from Mike Prendergast of Warhorse Miniatures. The first thing that struck me was that, unlike some 3D made figures, these are not brittle and have a really nice texture. All figures come in Burnt Orange (to match the Conte Saxons) @ $40 for a set of five or in a Bluish-Grey (for you painters out there) @ $30 for a set of five. I included a couple of photos with a WBritain Saxon. They go really nicely together, assuming you are wanting to paint them. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice and sharp the details are on these Warhorse figures. Beautiful!!”

W. Britain Viking & Saxon with a Warhorse Miniatures Viking.
Warhorse Miniatures Viking in the middle of two W. Britain figures.

Here are some pictures of a few of our new Viking miniatures. They are mixed with some W. Britain figures in the 1st & 3rd pictures. The last picture shows some of the items in the Viking Raider set. There will be 6 figures and 3 tents and some accessories. They should be ready late October. For more information about what sets are available head over here, https://warhorseminiatures.com/warhorse-miniatures-for-sale/.

That concludes this post. Thanks for reading.

Midwest & Gettysburg Toy Soldier Shows 2021

Spring is around the corner and so are a couple of toy soldier shows for 2021. Both shows should be great for collector’s of plastic & painted metal toy soldiers. Starting on Friday March 19th room trading will begin for the Midwest Toy Soldier show. The room trading will continue on Saturday March 20th. Finally on Sunday March 21st the toy show will be held at the conference center of the Courtyard by Marriott. You can get more information by going to the Midwest Group page over here, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.

Then on April 18th the Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show will take place. I will be attending this show as a vendor. You can also get more information at http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/ and https://warhorseminiatures.com/gettysburg-toy-soldier-show/.

That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

Latest News!! 09-13-2019 ~ Previews of some new releases from Engineer Basevich & Biplant.

 

The toy soldier show in Chicago is around the corner now. I bet there will some new products & news. Plus some surprises!! We will have to wait for now. But until then I have some news to share from Russia. The first is from Engineer Basevich. They have two news sets in 1/32 scale that they are releasing.

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The first one is Set #28 “First cavalry army. Civil War in Russia 1918-21”

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The second is Set # 29 “Red commanders. Civil war in Russia 1918-21″

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These sets will be cast in different colors. The details are really nice. Here are some more pictures below.

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Next we have some preview of 5 different sets that are from another Russian company called Biplant. The new historical based figure sets appear to be new and not copies of other brands. The historical figure sets are about 60mm to 65mm in size. The Fantasy set are recasts from a company called Oritet. I am not too sure about the scale of the fantasy figures.

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Here are the two fantasy Amazon based figure sets. The first is a set of dragon figures. They are fantasy female warriors. The second is of a dragon and another female warrior.

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Here are the Gauls. They look good. Some could be used as Saxons or Vikings by trimming the helmets and hand axe.

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Here are the Romans. I think a few look more like Greeks. 

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The last set is of Dark Age Rus warriors. They are really nice. I think the price tag on all of these sets is around $10. Not bad at all. I will get a couple sets of the Rus & Gauls for a review in the near future. They should be found on eBay somewhere soon.

 

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That is it for now. I should have another post up this Sunday. Thank you for reading.

 

 

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.

Ohio Show

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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