The best way to experience toy soldiers is to attend a show, and chances are, there might be one in your area. Michigan Toy Soldier maintains a great list of upcoming shows. Check to see if you're clost to one.
You'll be able to find us at the Indy Show, The Texas Show, and the Chicago Show this year.
I highly recommend any $0.50 buckets you might find. I always come away with a handful of treasures!!