Robert Westrick is looking for some vendors for a toy soldier show that he is putting together. Robert is a long time collector that has amassed a ton of toys and is starting to let go of some of his collection. The location is at his Wife’s Book store. They held a Baseball card and comic show a few months ago and now are doing the toy show.The location is a little over an hour away from Baton Rogue.
Maddie’s Books & Treasures.
111 E Saint Peter Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
Used books (Buy, Sell & Trade), Collectibles & More
“Maddie’s Books & Treasures Presents the 1st Annual Toy Soldier – Playset – Military Model and Military Toy Show. This event will take place Saturday May 29, 2021. We are looking for venders wishing to set up and sell their collectibles and patrons wishing to attend. If we get indication of a strong turnout, we will consider making this a two-day event. Maddie’s Books & Treasures is located in New Iberia, Louisiana about 20 minutes from Lafayette, an hour and a half drive from Baton Rouge and 2 & 1/4 hours from New Orleans. Please contact Maddie’s Books & Treasures if you are interested in attending.“
I just got a few boxes over the last few days from Russia. I am doing a quick review on the Archer set from Warhansa today. Then over the next few weeks I will do some reviews on others sets or figures that I received.There are five figures in the set. Three are with bows and two are fighting with weapons. There also two sets of stakes and a three loose arrows. This is a very well detailed set and the figure blend nicely with other brands that fit into the “Big” 1/32 scale.I took some pictures of different brands(Barzso, Conte and Publius) to show you how they look.Check out their website to see more over here, https://www.warhansa.com/.
Here is a preview of the next review below. That is it for now.Thank you for reading.
It has been a while since my last post. I have been busy working extra and dealing with the weather for the most part in January. I have gathered some things that have occurred over the last month into one post.So let us begin with some news from Airfix.
Airfix is releasing 6 of there classic World War II sets this summer. British Paratroops, German Infantry, US Infantry, US Paratroops, German Paratroops and British Infantry. I think these are now being produced in India. I wonder if they will be in a soft plastic again?
Conte’s plastic Romans are in production and should be available before the end of this year. Hopefully by the summer if we are lucky we shall see Roman Legion Set #1. They will come in bagged sets of Gold, Silver & Red.
Some of the figures require assembly. You will have a some choices with the poses. This is a nice feature when building armies. Also the hot & cold water solution to straighten the spear might be needed. Head over to the Conte website over here, https://contecostore.myshopify.com/.
Next we visit CHELOVECHEK / LITTLE MAN.Set №8, which is called “The Missing Expedition of Franklin – EREBUS (1845-1847).” In the set are 6 men in 1/32 scale made in rubber plastic. Here is a short description: – Captain John Franklin with Capuchin the monkey, Private of the Marine Corps armed with a capsule shotgun, Ice Master with hook and pistol, Diver with bogor, Cook with a heavy look, and an old sailor with a ice ax.
Plastic Platoon is very busy these days. They have a new set coming out soon. It is Indian Warriors of the Battle of Little Bighorn #3.
Plastic platoon. Soviet scouts 1943. 1/32 + Master model. Planned for release in Spring 2021.
Here are some 3D rendered Indian figures for the new American Revolution theme sets being developed.
Here are more renders of the figures of the series American Revolution. This time, the figures are from the Artillery Revolution set. The girl is Molly Pitcher.
Next we see what Publius is up too. Here are a few of the new sets being released.There is a crusader set, Greeks and Knights.
The last thing I have to report about Publius is the prototype of an Amazon.
Mars has two new sets coming out later this year. They are World War II German Paratroop Artillery and Mortar sets.
David and Kim at MicShaun’s Closet have some new foam pieces in development.Here are the photos of their new North Africa Building in three paint schemes.
PlusPalisade Walls for the Alamo and other dioramas. Three different pieces – plain wall, angled section (more for Alamo) and and artillery section.Check out more of their products at https://micshaunscloset.com/.
Last time I previewed the English Archer set by Warhansa. They have continued with some new medieval themed sets. They are English medieval themed sets. I really like these sets.
One of my favorite projects was the Robin Hood Set. After the set came out in 2007 I had 5 more Merry Men sculpted by the brilliant Jay Richardson of Ft. Worth , Texas. They were to be the basis for a small add on set called the Men of Sherwood Forest. The figures were in various camp poses , seated , standing around, etc. One guy was designed to carry a variety of items , like firewood , a cask, etc. I got involved with other projects and put the originals away for safe keeping. I put them away in such a safe place that I forgot where they were! From time to time I would mount a determined search , but always without success. Years went by, with no Merry Men in sight.
Fast forward to last Saturday night. I was moving some boxes around and found one labeled ” Original Sculpts .” even though I had looked in the box before , I thought I would check each small box inside. Each box contained a set of original figures that I sent to the mold makers and which they had returned, Aztecs, 1805 Marines, Hurons …and then I opened a box labeled British Grenadiers figures #1-#4. But within the box was the set of long lost, misplaced , missing in action Merry Men in Camp ! I immediately called my old buddy Jim Clouse and told him the happy news . We met the next day at a McDonalds parking lot so I could hand them over for some professional photographs. (In addition to his sculpting skills Jim is also an accomplished photographer.
Finally, I communicated with the new owner of Barzso Playsets, Ken Ciak. Ken was excited too and plans to finally produce these figures along with maybe a surprise or two. ( I had planned to include a Maid Marion and Ken makes great female figures and , well, you get the idea.
So there is the story of the missing Merry Men. I can hardly wait until they come out. Can you ?
~ Ron Barzso
Photos were taken byJim Clouse.These figures will probably be out sometime in the summer or early fall.You can see more of the LOD products over here, https://lodtoysoldiers.com/.
Total War announced that they will be releasing Warhammer III late this year. It is a PC video game. Game Workshop is also developing new miniatures bring back the Warhammer Fantasy tabletop game.
Now for some news. I will not be attending the Midwest Toy Soldier Show this year. I will be at the Gettysburg and Columbus Toy Soldier Shows. Maybe some other shows too. But we shall see. I will have some of the Russian based figure sets at these shows. Companies like Prikaz, Warhansa and Publius. Plus the LOD resin sets and some foam products. I should also have my figures ready sometime late spring. That is all for now. Thank you for reading.
I hope everyone is well. Today is going to be a real quick post. Here is the latest set that Warhansa is working on. Russian Revolutionary’s of 1917. The set should be out in the near future. I like this set. It can be used in different settings also.
Besides the Russian Revolution set we have a new hero coming too. I hope to have some more pictures and information soon.You can check out more over here, https://warhansa.com/.
We still are dealing with this virus. It looks like they want to start another lock down. Besides that I have been busy working and selling on eBay.
If you are like me you are probably sick of wearing a mask and politics. So what better way to avoid all of that by reading about toy soldiers 🙂
We will begin with Mars plastic toy soldiers. They have been releasing new sets like every 3 to 4 months.Here are some of their latest World War II sets.These figures are about 54mm in size.
Next we will take a look at some of the latest Publius sets. The set of Trappersreally nice and so is the Woodland Indian set.They are cast in a rubbery resin and are 1/32 in scale.
Here are some of the Runecraft figures that Publius makes too. Right now the best place to find these would be on eBay. They are 1/32 in scale and made in the rubbery resin or tin alloy.
Here are two new sets from our friends at CHELOVECHEK. Both are based on the Tlinkits. Set No.6 “Tlinkits – Paddle” and No.7 “Tlinkits – Peace”!They are 1/32 in scale and are cast in the rubbery resin.If you are interest in these sets you can contact Ivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canoe set is really niceand the so is the Peace set.
Next we will see what Plastic Platoon is up too. They are working on a World War II Japanese Infantry set. This set looks really nice. I can’t wait to get this set.
Here is the latest news from Warhansa. The Medieval English Archers look excellent. Very detailed. They are about the same size as the Conte 1/32 Medieval figures.They are should be cast in the rubbery resin.
Besides the Medieval figuresWarhansa is working on some terrain add on sets. The figures shown are just for scale comparison. If you are interested in any of the Warhansa sets you can go over to there website, https://www.warhansa.com/.
Our last information is news from MicShaun’s Closet. David is working on a a new foam building. Here is the Porotype.
Besides that here is what I was told. “We have received the latest Mars sets. Viet Cong with heavy weapons set in gray and green and The German Volksstrum set. Plastic Platoon we have received the Indians set 2, the 7th cav figure w/horse and German Wehrmacht w/ mortar. Basevich latest Russian Red Army set. The Mars and Plastic Platoon have been flying off the shelves!”
I hope everyone is doing well in these troubled times. If you have not heard yet the Midwest Toy Soldier Show is postponed. You can read more on their website, http://www.mwtoysoldier.com/.
In my last post I reviewed a few sets from Warhansa. Today I will review the last set I received. I think it is the best one that they sent me. Maybe their best set to date. It depicts English Knights from the 100 Years War. Five figures in all. The scale is 1/32. They are made out of a rubbery resin. They look like Men at Arms for the most part. Maybe one knight. The Archer is my favorite of the set. The detail is really nice. You can see more from Warhansa over here, https://warhansa.com/.
Warhansa figures sets are really improving. The main issue I had with some of their past sets was the over sized weapons. This set does not have that issue. Here are some comparisons with figures from Conte and Dulcop.
That concludes the review. I might have another post up tomorrow. If not then sometime next week. Take Care & be safe. Thank you for reading.
In the last week things have started to get crazy with the Corona Virus. As of right now the Midwest Toy Soldier Show is still on. But I don’t think I will be able to make it. I live over 12 hours away. They are starting to advise the closing of public stores and restaurants now. Plus the CDC is advising to keep gatherings of less than 50 people. So things don’t look to good.
I found these a few months ago for about $15. I used to see these in Target years ago, but never purchased any. At this price I had to pick them up. They look pretty cool to me.
I received a few Warhansa sets from Yury to do a review. I found some time today to take some pictures of 3 different sets. You can check out more sets at the their website over here, https://warhansa.com/.
Here is a set of WWII Russian Infantry. They are made of plastic in 1/32 scale. They are flats. I like the details. They look pretty cool. The plastic feels like the Barzso resin.
Here are a set of Skeletons. When I first saw these online I was not really interested in them. But seeing them first hand I really like them. The weapon scale on the Warhansa figures have really improved lately. The scale is the bigger 1/32. Probably about 56mm to 57mm. They are made out of a rubbery resin.
Here is the last set of figures that I am going to show today. This is a set of Gladiators. It includes three gladiators and one lion. This set is really nice. The details are good. The scale of the weapons good. I also like the color. It reminds me of the Atlantic Gladiators. They are made of a rubbery resin.
I took some pictures of the Warhansa Gladiator figures next to some Atlantic Gladiator figures. They look good when mixed together.
This virus is very frustrating to everyone. I hope it will be over in a few weeks. But it is what it is. In my next post I have another Warhansa set to review. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.
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/.
The other day we saw a preview of a few of the new sets by Warhansa. I was informed that they will be available to order soon. I have some pictures of the test shots. If you are interest in these sets you can go to their site over here, http://www.warhansa.com/.
The have two sets of Huron Indians and a Trapper with a bear.
Here are some more close up pictures of some of these Huron Indians.
Huron Indians Set # 1.
Huron Indians Set # 2.
The “Reverant” Trapper.
They should be available any day now. They should be 1/32. That is it for now. Thank you for reading.
Hi folks. This is just a quick update. The first thing is the announcement of the 12th Annual Gettysburg Toy Soldier Show. This year of 2019 the show is on May 5th. I usually do a post just for the show with a few pictures of the year before as John has no web presence to spread the word about the show. I will do that this weekend.
The other news that I have today is a preview of prototypes that might appear in the future for Plastic Platoon. Here are two figures of some German Paratroopers. These two figures look awesome. Especially the first picture.
Here are some more preview pictures of future sets from Warhansa. The Viking figure looks nice. It looks like the scale on this figure is closer to the size of Conte figures. In one of the pictures you can see that it is a little smaller than one of the previous Vikings that Warhansa did.
Greetings everyone. A few weeks ago I received in the mail a package of mainly Airfix figures. I paid $20 for the lot. They had advertised Vintage plastic toy soldiers, Germans, British and others on eBay. They are mostly World War II plastic figures. When I looked at the pictures I noticed that the Germans where mostly Airfix Italian Infantry. These figures are 1/32 in scale.
I went through the box and divided the figures into about 10 different groups.
Most of the figures were Airfix but some where from other brands.
Timpo & Airfix 8th Army figures.
One of the bigger groups was of Airfix British 8th Army.
The next group was of Airfix Afrika Korp figures.
The next group was Airfix British Commandos.
The next group was Airifx British Infanty.
The next group of figures was Airfix German Infantry.
The next group was of some Airfix Gurkhas.
The next group was Japanese Infantry. It looks like all the poses are here.
Besides the World War II Airfix figures there was some Modern Germans and some British.
There was 24 Italian Infantry inside the box.
There are 7 poses in the Airfix Italian set.
I have been looking for some more Airfix Italians for a while. I think this set was one of the last World War II 1/32 scaled figure sets that Airfix made.
Here are some Vintage Western figures that I picked up. I think they are a mixture of Crescent and Cherilea figures.
I purchased this used Ultimate Soldier 1/32 Japanese Zero for $25.00. It is missing a couple of pieces I think. I want to add this to a diorama that I plan on making later this year.
I received this W. Britain Collector’s Club Viking figure about 2 months ago. The last picture has a Conte Viking figure that I painted.
Rodion Makheav sent me some preview pictures of Warhansa sets. I also found a few more. Most of these sets should be available in by the end of March.
I think these figures are about Conan the Barbarian. Conan was one of my favorite comics to read growing up.
These looks like another Conan inspired set.
This figure appears to be of Lenin.
This figure is of Harald Hardrada the King of Norway form 1046 to 1066. He is part of the 1066 Saga for the Throne of Britain. Harald lived a very interesting and adventurous life. He met his end at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.
Here are the World War II Russian Infantry again.
Here are some figures from Runecraft Miniatures. I think they are part of Publius. They make some interesting figures in 1/32 scale. I don’t know when these will be available to USA customers.
You can find the Publius Saxons again on eBay. This time they are in blue.
The picture above is a preview of post that I will be doing in the near future. That is it for now.