Saturday, May 26, 2012

Barzso Rev War Set Preview

Hey All!

Barzso Rev War Playset

I saw that Ron has posted a preview page for upcoming Rev War playset.  It's scheduled for a September release at the OTSN show.  I can't believe that's coming up so quickly!  I got a chance to view the figures up close and personal at the Indy show, and I really liked what I saw.  Add in the newly sculpted buildings, and you've got a classic toy soldier set on the way.  They are taking pre-orders starting June 1st.



Custom Battleboard

I recently commissioned a custom BATTLEBOARD to be made by Jim Clouse.  Can't wait to get that!  I've having it custom made to go in my office at work.  I think my first display with it is going to feature the Marx Fighting Knights Playset.  I'm busy scouring for some extra figures.  I have a bunch of recasts, but only 30 or so originals.   I plan on picking up the Barzso Manor House to round out the display.

Cincinnati Antiquing

My wife and I spent a weekend in Burlington, KY, just south of Cincinnati.  Neat little historic town, and home to a huge antique market at the 4-H grounds.  I struck out my first day, but on the second day of our trip we traveled t the Ohio Valley Antique Mall, just north of Cincinnati.  There was a booth there with a nice selection of plastic toy soldiers.  A Fort Apache and a Fighting Knights carry-all playset, another vintage Marx Playset (forget which one it was), some still shrink wrapped Airfix for the 80's, and lots of bagged figures.  I got a few Airfix figures, which had always eluded my collection, and called it a day.  Nice to actually find something in Antique malls these days.  It's been pretty dry of Toy Soldiers lately.

2 comments:

Seneschal said...

I've yet to find any decent toy soldiers in my area at any flea market, antique store, or yard sale. I guess kids didn't play with the little guys around here. Sad for me.

Wayne

Seneschal said...

Oh yes, already told my wife I WANT the Lexington/Concord set, hoping to snatch the Valley Forge set, too, before it's too late.