Thursday, December 19, 2013

Welcome

Hello and welcome number 19!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

One Lump or Two?

The first Tea Party 
Dec. 16th 1773


Sunday, December 8, 2013

New K & C Alamo

The new K & C Alano figures are now on sale.  They are Plastic(?) and painted and the scale is unknown to us.  The prices seem high although if in scale one may wish to add a set or two and I do not feel Plastic collectors will be building any armies with these costly figures.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

AIP Afghan

I noted that it seems the AIP Afghans aka Taliban are all over the place.  Did I miss something ?  I thought these were released a month of more ago ?  Perhaps dealers are just now getting their stock.  In any  case we  have already seen a rant about them.  Writer who we are told served a tour or two over there states the headgear is wrong .   But we understand that.  We know ACW re-enactors ya can't show a figure too.  Seems folks are more critical when they they have been there and done that. 

Happy Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Get it right

A group recently posted a photo of a hobby related magazine editor/owner with the caption "Our Leader".  The site got NOT one comment.  Yet the owner of another group went IMHO way overboard in his objections of the photo.  Again in our opinion he showed what we and many others have said about him for many years.  He is a fool.  

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New

New figures, new buildings and more new WW2 figures to come soon!

www.austinminiatures.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Buildings, New and Old

Their seems to be an influx of new buildings.  CTS and Hobby Bunker have always had some nice entries as had TSSD and WTSC. as well as Barzso.

Now Austin Miniatures and Paragon have upped the stakes.   Details continue  to improve, some are panted, prices keep climbing too and unfortunately to us at least many are different scales.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Quickie Rant

The new TSSD Alamo figures are great we are told but were made to fit with CONTE's Alamo figs.  This means they are big.  We much prefer CTS Alamo figures as we have stated in the past.  TSSD also states the Defenders can be "EASILY" be used in other time periods such as ACW and the Wild West.  We assume they mean easily used with conversion as ALL poses have flintlock muskets or pistols.   They claim the Mexicans can also be used as French of the Napoleonic era.   Again we assume they mean with conversions as all of the rifles are Bakers and have the unique sword bayonet fitted.   (A few poses are not carrying a musket.)  The French never used this weapon.

So much for being picky. LOL LOL  Austin Cowboys look good, and we told they smaller then TSSD cowboys.  Their new buildings look big and bulky and we prefer the crisp clean lines of the TSSD Western buildings.

Paragon new figures look darn near perfect. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Off Topic

Another member!!!!  But what does that name mean ?

pylgrym.......Welcome

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Thoughts at Summer's end

The end is near and that means OTSN.  The really cool guys now say OTS.  Anyway we do not have much to rant about until we see the new stuff (plastic) that is released there.  We are disappointed to hear that supposedly most it will be in 60mm.  Paragon we hope will stick to its sort of middle of the road scale and Barzso to 54mm if in fact he releases any figures.  TSSD, and Austin figures we hear will be big .
We also have heard  that we can thank CONTE for the large forthcoming TSSD Alamo sets.  TSSD determined that collectors want their Alamo figures in the scale of Conte's figures. We wonder how CTS feels about that.  No one even asked us but that is OK as we do not do much with that era so we could care less. 

Oh yes look for a surprise with regards to the Paragon US Cavalry Horse Holder set. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Happy Birthday

Irony ?

Fess Parker born Aug 16th in Texas
David Crockett born Aug 17th in Tennessee

Some photos to follow ..........

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Toy Hunters

It has been awhile but here goes.  Several readers of this blog keep sending me an article  from the Prince of Plastic HAHAHAH  In any case he is telling folks he will be reviewing the 3rd season of Toy Hunters and has notified them of this fact.  And he will show the truth behind what ?  This warning from a man who uses EBAY to compare prices ????



Sunday, July 14, 2013

More Alamo

More Alamo.   Ok I like it but not one of my top three.  A lot of that has to do with the disappointment it ended up being thanks  to CONTE.   I had my Marx, CTS and lines I had added that fit well.  Then along came the Conte line.  Too big and he never finished it in any case.  Now TSSD is giving it a shot.  Based on their past track record of Large figures and the few pictures they have posted I think we are looking at some more BIG guys.  I for one do not need Alamo figures in two scales. I do not need more figures to sit in the dust of my basement with the TSSD Civil War Line.  Funny how most early TSSD soldiers like early Conte figures fit in pretty good with the existing lines of the time . Wonder why that was ? ?  A member tells me he asked TSSD about the size and was told in part TSSD was NOT making CTS or Marx figures......

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Near the Little Big Horn

June 25th 1876 - General George A. Custer and over 260 men of the Seventh Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn in Montana. -

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Dance Begins.

June 22nd, 1876
General Alfred Terry sends Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer to the Rosebud and Little Bighorn rivers to search for Indian villages.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Begining

June 1775 -The U.S. Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops. -

Popular Topic?

A week or two ago we posted a picture of the Dead and Falling Horses out there.  We seemed to have sparked some interest in the Marx Dead Horse as another site posted a picture and asked was it the Dead or Lying Horse.  I would have thought this "prince of Plastic" would have known that MARX referred to this in the records we have seen as PL-705 Dead Horse.  Silly Expert! LOL LOL

Monday, June 10, 2013

Westward Ho!

June 1856 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts. Click to Enlarge.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

NO Comments

Do people not comment on posts because of the silly requirements of Google/Blogger ?   Just wondering .......

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

There she be!

June 7th 1767   Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky...............
I thought I would try a black and white shot.
 

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1767   Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky.
1767   Daniel Boone sights present-day Kentucky.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Toy Hunters

I am trying to lay off ranting on that guy in PA but......... In any case Toy Hunters is a reality show right ?  That means to me that is for the most part scripted..aka Fake.  It drives this guy nuts it seems.  Which is a good thing LOL LOL

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

2013 Texas Show

I do not do show reports etc but will pass on info from the readers of this blog.  Paragon had a new Indian War Era playset on display and it will be available at OTSN 2013 in the Fall.  Paragon site should have photos etc soon.

We are also told that Ron Barzso was at the show and stated he will do the Yorktown set but it has been delayed.  He will have prototypes etc at OTSN.  This should satisfy folks and I would think and end the flame war between PM editors and Stad. Actually it was a one sided war as the Editors of PM have way to much class to comment.

TSSD also showed an Alamo prototype figure or two and the new buildings.  All reportedly will be available at OTSN.

So it will be a long hot summer it seems with NO new items.  Looks like a great Fall.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Never Happy

Some great photos out there on various forums of the 2013 Texas show.  However that guy in PA wants sales reports, who was in attendance etc.   Just never seems to be happy. LOL LOL

We are glad no one has been reported to have any problems with the weather.  Sales and attendance were both impact by the storms we are told.

-Frank

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Years later..

Dirty Reb Spy!
Slave lover!

Difficult Pose

Firing a Full sized shotgun from horseback ?  What were they thinking ? 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wyatt Earp was a man, a big man...

No wait that's Daniel Boone.  Ok ...Wyatt is too.  I finally got to see and handle the TSSD "Earp" set.  Big boys all around.  Great detail.  Just too big for me.  I am told the Cowboys are big too and I remember an issue of PM reported they were 60-65mm.   That must have upset the folks at TSSD.  But it was accurate.  If I had a set I would mostly put them on a shelf.

I can only hope that his rumored impending release of two sets of Alamo related figures are scaled back somewhat.  I have loads of Alamo figures but will not use them if they are equal in size to Conte's.  Nope I do not use Conte's either.  


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Birthdays!!!!

Happy Birthday John
Thank you Belle
And the same to you

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Out of the Weather

Crude shelters by BMC and Marx.
Please click to enlarge
 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Toy Hunters

http://on.aol.com/video/toy-hunter--hitting-the-star-wars-jackpot-517755068?icid=maing-grid7|main5|daily-buzz5|sec6_lnk1|303395


Good or Bad this show seems to attract not only the intense dislike of that Stad guy but also many many others who enjoy it.


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Missed it!!!

April 19th 1775...The Shot Heard Around the World .........

Sunday, April 14, 2013

More Ponies

Here are two I forgot.  Both are by Atlantic and I really like the wounded one.

Monday, April 8, 2013

More......

Wrong Barrel again!!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Horsing around

Here is a photo of some of the 54mm Indian Horses out there.  My Fav are Marx and BMC.  The worst in the world to me is the CTS one.   The CTS riders do fit the TSSD "ponies". While I like the TSSD one he is just soooooo big.
Blankets optional on the CTS and TSSD ponies.
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Friday, April 5, 2013

Dawn somewhere on the Texas Frontier

 Dawn, first in a series
Click to enlarge please

EBAY Seller RANT

While looking for a certain Atlantic set for parts I ran across a seller  offering the entire set Mint.

Mint ?  He states the box has a tear, the figures are off the runner and it is a missing 1 item.  It is actually missing 3 items!!!

This self proclaimed Toy Soldier Expert has done it again. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Comments Various Topics

Reading some early reports on the Indy Show.  Most say attendance was down.   (as was the NJ Show a few weekends ago)  Barzso did not preview any product.  Austin Miniatures had a few more poses but still no plastic product.  They supposedly stated they would have plastic product for OTSN in the Fall   Cowboys remain popular it seems as first evidenced by the sadly (IMHO) over sized TSSD Lawmen and Cowboys last year.

Cunnyngham Collectibles has stated  "Fear Not!" their Union set will be released BEFORE the planned Marines Set.  That is good news to me.

More soon.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Update Pegasus and others

Well previews of the 1/32 Pegasus German Paras are out there on the web.  May be here sooner then we expected it seems.  I hope they are as good as the Russian Navy set they turned out. 

Funny some sites are still saying look for new AIP releases.   Ah guys they are here! LOL LOL

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Update

Have not had much to say lately. Nothing much to rant about and no new  purchases to talk about....yet.

I did pick up a few things at a show in NJ last weekend. 

For those who asked the boys in the barrels are....Ron Barzso on the left and a custom one I came up with on the right.  I will have more about him in the future. 

Right now I am looking forward to releases from Ron Barzso and Paragon.   I do not plan to hold my breath waiting for Pegasus Germans.

Soon I hope to have the creative juices following.  Please stay tuned.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bear Hunting gone wrong!!!

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Monday, February 18, 2013

New Site, Old Stuff

Timmee Toys seem to be generating a lot of interest lately.  PM had a new dealer listed in a recent issue (Virtorybuy..Com)  and now we see a Blog!!!!  http://timmee-army.blogspot.com.  Lots of memories here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Again ?

The Apache and their prisoners
The Sioux  have cornered their pursers!!!
(click to enlarge)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Copy Cat ?

Sometime ago word reached us that P & P had copied a figure produced by Stad's.   Well, isn't that what a lot of the products were from P & P ?  Copies ??? They (Stad) are quite picky when copying anything they deem to be their property such as photos.  A short time ago they took a UK dealer to task for using one of their photos.

Well now it seems the tables have been turned as evidenced by the  photo above.  Which we are told is a Reamsa figure that was produced well before the figure Replicants was commissioned to do by Stad.  We do not have a copy of the P and P figure that started the debate.

Wonder if we will ever get the true story

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Baby it is Cold Outside!

Seems  many manufactures are presenting troops in Winter Dress..... Most are metal makers.   We plastic collectors have had some great troops in Winter Dress for some time now.  Germans US Army and ACW troops!  All from TSSD.  Check them out!!!

ACW also come in  Gray of course!
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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Scale aka Girth now ?

I got a copy of some PM reviews in which the new TSSD Cowboys were listed as a Large  64mm !!!!  Wow another item off my Want List.  Oh yes, the photo for comparison of a Marx Cowboy and a TSSD Cowboy leaning or bent over was of no use.

The review section further lists the TSSD Roman era figures at Super 60mm scale (?)  I do not care for this era at all.

A review by PM of the NEW CTS Germn sets turned up the word "Girth".  We like this application of the term.

"...they look comfortable in height with MARX, if not girth.  Perhaps its the secret formula to work with all scales ....."

Hear, Hear PM !!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Birthday

Today in 1861 Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Ala....stay tuned.....

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nope, not another

Well it looks like the X-Force figures of the ACW ( 3 of the major branches)  are NOT  for us.  Just too many objectionable details.   One individual has suggested  one could start another "World".  All well and good but we do not subscribe to this point of view.  Our Conte and TSSD ACW for the most part have been packed away.  They just do not work with what we have and we are not interested in another "scale/world".

FYI

Blogger/Google allows us to create pages that are part of the blog BUT not connected to the main page meaning you will not get notice these other pages have been updated.  They do not even Date stamp these other pages (sigh).  Please be advised we do update these pages so you may want  to scroll down to the bottom of each to see if we have entered something new from time to time.  Thanks for your support !!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

TGIF!!

Let's go Clubbin'!!!!
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

B Girl Local 4562

Bar Girls thru the ages

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Happy Hour Heroes - 2

I forgot one!!!
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy Hour Heroes


Bartenders Local #1232
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Helping Dad

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

SIlly Man

One of my Fav Fools , who has a blog reported among other things (all silly naturally) that nothing new had been reported for 2013.   Silly man.  Paragon will release their last Cavalry set in Sept 2013.  That same month Barzso will release his Yorktown items.  And of course TSSD states on their site they will have 2 figure sets released in 2013.  Although no contents are mentioned some say one will be Texas Rangers.  And those are just the new releases we can think of off the top of our head.  And as for that attempted bombing in Germany that "you were aware of" as it was not reported here.  Wrong again.  Many of us get and listen to BBC World News.   Go rest your ego.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Some left over Pictures

Here are some leftovers...........Click to enlarge


Oh Holy Night
If you serve the Long Knives you must die!!!