2013 East Coast Toy Soldier Show Date, Sunday November 3, 2013

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Scouting and Toy Soldiers A Great Combination!

On Friday, October 21, I had the great honor to give a presentation on Toy Soldiers to Cub Scout Pack 2, Cedar Grove, NJ. Forty-five Cub Scouts, and their parents were in attendance.

The presentation consisted of two eight-foot tables, with toy soldiers on display from all era’s, including American Dimestores, [...]

New Toy Soldier to be Modeled After Prince Harry‎

Through out the years, famous people and personalities have always been used as models for toy soldiers. And now toy and train model company Hornby is using Prince Harry of England as a model for a toy soldier that will go on sale next year.
The company is using a famous image of the [...]

New Jersey Art Foundry Demolished

Jersey City, June 24, 2011–New Jersey Art Foundry’s nondescript brick commercial building, where the toy soldier and toy vehicle molds for Barclay, Manoil and other American Dimestore makers were manufactured, was bulldozed and the land upon which it stood for over 70 years has been cleared.
For as long as I remember the [...]

1956 Video Newsreel Film Features Actor Peter Cushing With Toy Soldiers

Check out this video from 1956 of British actor Peter Cushing, enthusiastic member of British Model Soldier Society, collects, makes and plays with toy soldiers from all periods of military history. He plays with his toys in accordance to the rules laid down by H. G. Wells in his book ‘Little Wars’.

No Comments »Filed under: Toy Soldiers in the NewsPosted on May 19th, 2010

Toy Soldiers Can Capture Big Rewards

It’s rare, in our electronic age, when a feature article about traditional old toy soldiers appears in print or online, so when we read the recent article, “Toy Soldiers Can Capture Big Rewards,” by Toby Waine, as it appears in The Daily Mail’s, Mail Online we wanted to share it with our readers. [...]

Sierra Toy Soldiers TV Spot

This is a segment about Sierra Toy Soldiers Company from the Best of the Bay Television show on KRON4 in San Francisco.

No Comments »Filed under: Toy Soldiers in the NewsPosted on April 4th, 2008

Eminent Victorian Toys

A portion of the Wall Street Journal article…
Many of the toys express Victorians’ belief in self-improvement. “Dolls and dolls’ houses taught girls how to look after children and homes, and toy soldiers taught boys about patriotism and history,”
Full Article Here

No Comments »Filed under: Toy Soldiers in the NewsPosted on April 1st, 2008