Columbus Ohio Toy Soldierย Show 2021 Review Part 1

Sunday was the 2021 Columbus Toy Soldier Show. The vendors at the show were shouting “Covid, Give me back my Collectors….” Besides the low crowd it was actually not a bad show. There were plenty of vintage playsets, Barzso Playsets, painted metal toy soldiers and plastic figures galore. Plus my new resin miniatures.

I found a few vintage Airfix Toy Soldiers, Original Barzso bagged figure sets at original prices!!, W. Britain Saxons, Painted Russian metal Viking figures and an Atherton Medieval Church. The second part of the review will be on what I found over the weekend & some of the places where we went. Plus some updates about Warhorse Miniatures.

Paul Amody had a bunch of his Russian made metal miniatures with him. The painting is outstanding.

John Atherton & Shane Leonard brought plenty of their foam products. They are great to add to playsets or for display pieces.

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Ted Deddens of W. Britain had bunch of painted metal figures. I re-joined the Collectors Club again. It is worth the price. You can take a look over here, https://www.wbritain.com/collectors-club.

Fellow collector Scott Campbell showed me some of his Barzso figures that he had painted. I always like to talk to fellow collectors to see what they are working on. I sometimes learn some tips or am able to share my own.

Rick Eber had about half of Barzso Playsets available at the show yesterday. There were about 15 total playsets spread out with different vendors. Rick also had plenty of vintage Marx plastic toy soldiers.

John Hamilton had some vintage plastic toy soldiers and other vintage toys.

Here are some more pictures of various vendors.

Robert Horning had his hand crafted & hand painted figures with him. He produces a bunch of different themes from Aliens, Ancients, WWII and even Golf. Plus much more.

Rick Keller had plenty of vintage plastic toys soldiers. Mostly Marx. He had loose figures, bagged sets and some playsets.

Larry Lovely had some loose figures to rummage through. He also had a Barzso Treasure Island playset and some foam pieces.

Mike Lonigro had a mixture of Tin Litho buildings, plastic figures and some playsets.

Todd Nace also had some playsets and storage containers full of vintage plastic toy soldiers. He also had a customized Barzso kneelboat. I think it was the Lewis & Clark boat.

Here was the vendor next to Rick Eber. I didn’t catch his name. He had some vintage figures and other toys.

Rod Chapman had a bunch of antique painted metal dimestore toy soldiers & other antique toys. His Grandson was very kind to help us pack up after the show.

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Steve Connell had a combination of different toys. Some painted metal figures and plastic toy soldiers.

Here are some more various pictures of vintage toy soldiers.

I did enjoy the show. I sold the Duke’s Tower to a lucky collector at a good price. It was a little below retail cost. I was surprised that more collectors didn’t come out. They missed out on a lot of good stuff. Most of the vendors will now get ready for next year. Most of us keep our products off the internet. We save them for the shows. I will be at more shows next year.

I would like to thank all the collectors that have shown interest in my work in creating a 11th Century early Medieval world. Thank you for the feedback also. It helps me with the further development of things to come.

In the next part of the review I will have some updates about Warhorse Miniatures. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!! Gulliver Wild West Toy Solder Review, Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show, New LOD Medieval figure colors and Hobby News!! 04/10/2021

Sunday April 18th is almost here. The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show is about a week away. This will be the 1st major toy soldier show in over a year on the East coast. Gettysburg is a perfect place for a show. It has history and charm. There are plenty of same shops in the town also. A great place to get away for a weekend or a week. For more information about the show look at these two links. The first is from my page, The Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show 2021. The second link is from the promoters, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.

In my last post I wrote about the Gulliver Toy Soldiers. The figures are copies of Atlantic Toy Soldiers. I ordered the Cowboy Camp Playset because it had a mixture of Cowboys & Indians. Here is the link from the eBay seller called Andre, https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fort-Apache-Vintage-Old-West-Cowboys-Indians-Action-Figure-Cowboy-Camp-Playset/184705885173.

I was surprised on the size of the box and playset. The set includes 24 figures, 3 horses, 3 teepees, 2 trees, 1 wagon, and some camp accessories. Here are some pictures of the accessories for the set. Most of the accessories are original products that were made by Gulliver.

There are 12 Cowboys & Miner figures and 2 horses.

You can switch the mounted figures from the horses to the wagon.

One the bottom of the figures they are labeled Gulliver. This is good. Collectors will know the difference in the future if they find these figures loose in the wild.

There are 12 Native American Indian figures and 1 horse. Most of these figures depict life at the in a camp setting.

The last figure below was a lot smaller than most of the other figures. I don’t know if these was an original Atlantic figure.

Most of the figures are about 56mm or so. They are smaller than the original Atlantic figures. Most of the Atlantic figures were 60mm. I have a few pictures below for comparison to see how the match up with either Atlantic or some other brands.

Here are 5 figures below show the scale comparison. In order starting from the left is a Conte Alamo figure, Gulliver Cowboy, Barzso Merryman, Gulliver Native Indian and 54mm Marx Viking. You can see the different sizes with the Gulliver figures. I will try to find some Atlantic Indians in the future for comparison.

Some original Atlantic Outlaws in brown compared to the Gulliver figures below.

Here is 1/32 Barzso Merry Man figure below with the Gulliver tree. They look really nice together.

All in all I am very happy to add these figures to my collection. The details of the figures are nice. The plastic feels like the Atlantic plastic. The green color was the only color that I didn’t like. Some are 54mm in size like Airfix or Marx. Then some are like the new big 1/32 scale figures that are about 55mm or 56mm size. The TSSD and Paragon figures are about that size too.

I have a collection of Western toy soldiers in different scales. I have a bunch of foreign made Cowboys and Indians. They are mostly around 60mm in size. You can mix some of these figures with other brands with no problems. Andre is a good seller from Brazil. It took about a week for the figures to arrive. The set was surrounded by packing peanuts so nothing would get damaged. Take a look at the other Gulliver sets that he has over here, https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_sac=1&_ssn=andre17&_osacat=220&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313&_nkw=Gulliver&_sacat=220. Andre said that there should be some new sets in the future from Gulliver.

LOD Toy Soldiers has some new colors for their Medieval Sheriff’s Men & Robin Hood Merry Men sets. The Merry Men are in a new tan color and the Sheriff’s Men are in a new Gold color now. They look really nice. I will have some of these sets for sale at the Gettysburg Toy Show next Sunday.

As I was writing this post up Ken messaged me about an update on the American Revolution Cavalry set that he is working on. They look great. Here is what Ken said, Here are three of the prototypes for the new Calvary sets. I received them this week from the factory. If you would like to include them in your post, feel free to do so. There will be six poses in each set plus we will offer a bonus pose with a flintlock on its own.You can check the LOD page over here, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

Here are a few things that I have found out in the wild at some local flea markets. I found 4 more metal cannons for $10. Three of them I can use for the French & Indian War era. These cannons are about 1/32 in scale.

I found this Motorworks U.S. Sherman Tank for $27. It is about 1/32 in scale.

Who knows what I will find next week at the Gettysburg show? I think it will be a great show as usual. My next post will be about the show. Until then, that is it for now.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. It has been a difficult year for everyone. Let’s hope that next year is better. Here are some of my Custom made Playmobil figures that I had made over the years.

Here are a few things that I got this year for Christmas pictured below.

I found these two Britain Detail mounted figures for $4.50. I remember when I was a kid looking at the Britain boxed sets at Sterns department store. Me and my brother would be amazed by these figures. But they were too expensive at the time.

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My girlfriend found some of these LOTR figure sets at an antique mall.

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Here is a glass Ball jar that had some vintage toy soldiers inside. Most of them were rusty brown Andy Gard ringhand figures. Plus a few MPC ringhand Pirates.

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Here is another custom made Playmobil figure that I made yesterday. He is a Viking raider. Like Santa he has a sack. But this guy is going to fill his sack up….

Now some hobby news from around the world. We start with some news from Prikaz. Here is a message from Alexy.

New shooters from “The Order.” I decided to stop producing Streltsy 1 and 2 sets. Now instead of them will be a set “Moscow Shooters 2″, in red , blue and green.”

You can see more of Prikaz toy soldiers on the catalog page over here, Prikaz Toy Soldiers.

The set “White Eagle” will now be produced in this format: selected, Cossack, hajduk, panzer, hussar.

Here is a nice display by Ken from https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

Merry Christmas from Ken at LOD

Here are some of the latest Plastic Platoon sets. You can see more at their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/soldiers.plastic.platoon.

“Wild Division” was one of the most successful in the history of the First World War. They were able to beat the superior forces of the enemy with amazing regularity. They actively participated in the famous Brusilov breakthrough. And in one of the battles in 1916, the “Wild Division” set a record – four times more prisoners were captured than it was in the personal composition of the division itself. From the Russo-Turkish and Caucasian wars, the Russo-Japanese, the First World War and the Civil War in Russia… The colors of the figures will be like that of Dontsov – gray, dark brown, blue, light brown (toffee) and ruby. Horses grey and brown. In the USA you get get these at, https://micshaunscloset.com/collections/engineer-basevich. Plus Plastic Platoon figures.

Here is an little update about my Anglo Saxons. They will be available next year some time late spring/early summer. I am getting the figures in and sorting them out into full sets. I should have the last batch of figures sometime next year. The virus has caused a lot of problems. Besides my figures I will have a few Russian brands of soldiers for sale at the shows. I am hoping next year is a lot better than this year!!!

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The Latest News!!! 09-04-2020 ~ Tippecanoe Toy Soldier 2 Show!!! Day 1 Room Trading

I hope everyone is doing well today. Here is a quick post to show a few things I saw today with the room trading at the Tippecanoe Toy Soldier Show. You still have time to come if you were undecided. There is one more day of room trading and then the show.

Tippecanoe & Toy Soldiers 2 Show
Featuring the best toy soldier dealers of the Midwest and from around the country, covering metal and plastic, dimestores, playsets, individual figures, and more!

New production and Old!

When:
Sunday, September 6th, 2020 โ€“ 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..
ROOM TRADING: Friday, September 4th and Saturday, September 5th.

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

I will have full report on the room trading and show next week. But I will add some more pictures here in the coming days. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 06-07-2020 ~ LOD Barzso Playset figures, Chicago Toy Soldier Show & Midwest Toy Soldier Show. Plus some Vintage Finds!!

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Today was the Midwest Toy Soldier Show. They also had room trading on Friday & Saturday. I was unable to make it. I will return next year again. From what I have heard it was still a great show but attendance was less as expected.

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I hope to attend the Columbus Toy Soldier Show as a vendor in October.ย 

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Last week it was announced that the Chicago Toy Soldier Show is cancelled.ย 

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Here is a new figure from Plastic Platoon. I think it is a limited edition figure.

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LOD031 and LOD032 are available on the website and will be shipping to dealers on Monday (6/8), https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.

Both resin sets have their roots in classic Barzso Playsets. Set 31 with figures from the Last of the Mohicans and Set 32 with a nod to Braddockโ€™s Defeat.

LOD031 is $25.00 for 8 figures and LOD032 is $35.00 for 10 figures. Those prices do not include shipping.

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Here is LOD029 Barzso Aztec Sacrifice figure set. The figures are sculpted really nice. The details are amazing. Ken is coming out with a bunch of newly remade Barzso sets. Some will be out next week and more by the end of the month.

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BMC is getting closer to finishing the Plastic Army Woman set. They have finished all the prototypes for the set. You can read more at their latest update over here, https://bmctoys.com/blogs/news/bmc-toys-plastic-army-women-project-update-9.

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The Finds

I had hoped to be at the Midwest Toy Soldier Show but due to all the madness I was unable to attend. Last week I was able to get out and found a few vintage toy soldiers and other toys.

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Here is a simple plastic ranch fence that I found for a dollar. The scale is really nice. It is made out of hard plastic. Magua approves….

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I found these two Tim Mee Army trucks at different places. The “Battle” damaged truck was $5.00 and the other one in better condition was $7.00. I remember having some of these as a kid.

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I also found a few bags of mixed figures and vehicles. This Tim Mee Howitzer was in one bag. I like the fact that it can be hitched to the truck and other vehicles too.

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Here is the Tim Mee Jeep. They are still making some of these Tim Mee army toys. You can visit the BMC website to see more, https://bmctoys.com/collections/world-war-2/products/jl-timmee-patrol-olive-upc.

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These vintage Tim Mee Army Men were some of my favorite toys growing up. The figure running with the ammo cans is cool. I also found another Soldier with a motorcycle. They are 60mm.

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Here are some bulls and another fence that I found.ย 

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Here is Marx Tree that my girlfriend found for a few dollars.

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Here is another figure that my girlfriend Carolyn found. This Marx British Red Coat cost me $1.00. I never had any. It is really well detailed and fits well with the Barzso figures. I am not a big Marx collector. I only have a few of the World War II figure sets. Plus some western figures that I have picked up here and there. The Marx Toy company was almost gone when I was was growing up. I was lucky enough to have the Navarone Playset as a kid. I will try to get a few more of these British if I come across them at the shows.

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That is it for now. Thank you for reading.

The Latest News!!! 05-17-2020 ~ Toy Soldier Previews Petite Guerre, Bullet Proof Miniatures, Engineer Basevich, Publius and Little Men. Plus some Vintage Finds!!

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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…..

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Nino has been busy at Petite Guerre. He is working on some French & Indian War French Regular Infantry. They should be the same scale as the Barzso Figures. Go to his page to check out more, https://petiteguerretoysoldiers.com/french-regular-infantry-masters/.

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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/.

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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.

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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/.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Finds

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

 

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