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.
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.
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.