Sunday, September 23, 2018


Mixed reports and private emails 
Need more input
 I do question several statements that Barszo got a special figure because he has done so much for the hobby ?   Really ?  Well he is gone now.

Hope all who attend had a good time and picked up items to fill their collections .

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

General Stuff

The Chicago Show is just about here.

It will be Ron Barszo's swan song.  His last playset and he is reportedly calling it quits

LOD Enterprises will be there with its group of new figures that are featured in Ron's playset

Also LOD may have their Christmas set

Paragon, TSSD, and Steve Weston will not be there.

There will still be loads of items for all the collectors.

Have a good time

Monday, August 6, 2018

LOD Releases

The LOD  AWI releases which will be part of Barszo .last playset should be here shortly.  This month maybe?

Nice to see Paragon and LOD release sets with a fair amount of figures and poses at a decent price.


Redundancy is not a crime  At least I don't think so.  It can be boring.  However sometimes it is spawned by the fact no valid answer is brought forth for a politely asked question.  Of course they can be actually be thinly veiled complaints. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Paragon released their new Plains Indian Sioux at the 2018 Texas Show.  I don't do reviews discussing authenticity, undercuts, molding etc.  I leave that to the old and new self proclaimed experts.

These are after all TOYS.  To me i find they are great. They are also a great value at $28 a set unlike the prices the Russians have been hitting us with

So check them out I think you will like them.

New Release PARAGON

Paragon released their new Plains Indian Set at the Texas Show

I dont do reviews on scale, weapons, under cuts etc.  Look to some of the old and new self proclaimed experts for that.  They are a to ME a great set and a great value ($28) compared to the prices Russian makers are hitting us with.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


 Replicants released yet another set of MTD Comanches  So that now makes 2 sets.  Some photos out on the web of the first set with yet still different mounting positions.

LOD will have new figure sets in the fall for Barszo's last Playset.  You can pre-order now.  See the LOD site.  They will also release a fun Christmas set.

Paragon will release it new set of Sioux Indians hopefully at Texas Show in May,  In the Fall they will release their final Alamo set.

As TSSD is up for sale we assume production has shut down

CTS also looks like no new production.

AIP also looks like nothing new

Conte is restocking Metal sets.  No word yet if any news sets plastic or metal are forth coming.  See his new site on the web.

Sorry for those who ask, no word on Austin Miniatures.

Last item.  Playset Magazine has new videos and books coming.  See their site

Monday, May 21, 2018

New Columnists

So most of the new production has been coming out of Russia and China some one just wrote in an article in a UK mag.  Check it out LOD, TSSD, and Paragon all USA based firms have been churning things out pretty steadily. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Replicants Mtd Commanches

So what happened to this figures.  In any case very different set. I have seen them mtd on on their horse by many collectors.  All different.   Improvement needed ?  I say yes .....

Friday, April 20, 2018

Yes more Conte

  Conte has a new site up.  Links are everywhere so I will not re post them. Seems his return has sparked one hell of a fire storm.  But that's not my business ..........

Monday, April 9, 2018

Posting Rant

Love to see folks post photos on FB and elsewhare on the Web  But please post more information.  Like maker, scale, etc..............

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Too much

Two boring reports on an Italian maker who does F & I figures.  One was bad enough  TMI.  Ah but the second one contained an interview by the maker. Wow.  And ample parts of the first review.  Along with Kudos to the King in PA>   Next  we will see another review by Uncle Thor.     Sigh....

Friday, March 16, 2018

More New Kids in Town

So you have two, count em, two Marx Playsets and you open a page or site and you now a self proclaimed expert.  Or perhaps you purchased a box of some of the new figures out there and you are are now an expert reviewer.  Maybe not last but certainly as foolish you start using YOUTUBE... to show how much you know, how knowledgeable you are and all the manufacturers you know.  Ain't Social media grand.  lol lol

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

And more Conte

Conte ill ? Plans on hold?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

More Conte

Conte Facebook page has been updated. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Who is who

Why ask me?  But here goes for those who did ask.

Victory Buy owns BMC.   As far as I know that's it.  They also sell Tim Mee and Lido reissues.  These two brands are also sold by the Corp (Historical Toys)  that  owns them .  That is all I got.