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

Our next show is on for Sunday, November 3, 2013. Please note that we will no longer be posting on this web site, using this domain name. Please visit our new site: www.eastcoasttoysoldiershow.com, by clicking the following highlighted text EAST COAST TOY SOLDIER SHOW.

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, [...]

Tootsietoy Renault Tank

Tootsietoy’s diecast miniature toy version of the Renault tank first appeared in Tootsietoy’s 1931 catalog and was numbered #4647. It was described as being a: “Reproduction in miniature of the latest Caterpillar Tank from specifications furnished by the U.S.
Govt. War Dept.”
The Renault T-17 tank was developed during the later years of the first World War. [...]

The Toy Soldier Museum’s Fall Open House

Every spring and fall, Jim Hillestad’s Toy Soldier Museum hosts an Open House with good food, entertainment, and great sales on toy soldiers.  You’re invited!
Next Open House & Cellar Sale, Saturday, October 31.  The day before the East Coast Toy Soldier Show & Sale — make a weekend of it!  Special guests for the fall [...]

Female soldier 1/35 military figures

These are female military figures createed by Kiyoshi Tsuda of Aurora Model in Japan. Photos and More information at their website

No Comments »Filed under: Military MiniaturesPosted on October 2nd, 2008

Berdan Sharpshooters from The Collectors Showcase

Berdan Sharpshooters were an American Civil War regiment of sharpshooters named after Col. Hiram Berdan (1823-1893). The 1st and 2nd regiment were selected from various Northern states in 1861, through a rigorous test of placing 10 consecutive shots in a 10″ space about 200 yards away without use of a scope. Believe it or not, [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Military Miniatures, New Metal Toy SoldiersPosted on August 22nd, 2008

Review of Alpine Miniatures WSS Panzer Crew Kit

There has always been a quiet battle raging between Toy Soldier enthusiasts and Military Modelling enthusiasts. I could go on and on about the differences between toy soldiers and military miniatures. And I’ll probably do that in a future post, but for today I want to pass on to our readers a very [...]

No Comments »Filed under: Military MiniaturesPosted on June 21st, 2008