Category Archives: New Products

Starlux Vintage 60mm Plastic Knights – An Astonishing Variety of Poses and Paint Variations

Over the past year we’ve been photographing and posting listings for our deep stock of nearly 20,000 Starlux 60mm plastic toy soldiers.  This venerable French manufacturer flourished in the second half of the 20th century, but is sadly long out of business.

We were America’s most active dealer of these beautiful toys in their heyday, and introduced their extensive ranges of Ancients and Medievals, Cowboys and Indians, World War II and Renaissance models to many new collectors. Among other qualities, Starlux had a singular devotion to pose variations rarely rivaled by other plastic toy soldier manufacturers, as evidenced by over 100 different medieval models and over 200 French Napoleonic figures! We’ve now sorted, photographed and listed their range of “choc” painted knights, which are similar to Britains Deetail figures. The largest sets we offer from this range contain as many as 27 distinct poses – and are cast in different hues and painted in colorful details.

View all of our current Starlux offerings by visiting the Starlux section of our website: Starlux plastic toy soldiers. To view the knights, use the Era filter option (in the left-hand column) to select the Middle Ages.

It’s rare to find a manufacturer which was able to produce so many different poses within such a wide variety of historical eras. Marx did it before they closed their doors in the 1970s. Starlux went there before their demise in the early 2000’s. In today’s market, only Expeditionary Force has taken on this challenge.

See a slide show of some of Starlux’s Medieval sets below.

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Our January 2019 Print Flyer – now ready to view

Because we began as a mail order company long before there was an internet, we’ve always relied on print materials to showcase our goods. We now print a short flyer every two months or so, and our latest issue is now available for viewing in pdf format. We enclose the printed version with every order.

Our Early Fall 2018 Print Flyer – now ready to view

Because we began as a mail order company long before there was an internet, we’ve always relied on print materials to showcase our goods. We now print a short flyer every two months or so, and our latest issue is now available for viewing in pdf format. We enclose the printed version with every order.

As stock and prices are always subject to change, we encourage you to check the website (www.toysoldierco.com) or get in touch with us (our contact info) to check prices and availability.

Our Late Summer 2018 Print Flyer – now ready to view

Because we began as a mail order company long before there was an internet, we’ve always relied on print materials to showcase our goods. We now print a short flyer every two months or so, and our latest issue is now available for viewing in pdf format. We enclose the printed version with every order.

As stock and prices are always subject to change, we encourage you to check the website (www.toysoldierco.com) or get in touch with us (our contact info) to check prices and availability.

New: Expeditionary Force releases American Militia in Civilian Dress – 54mm plastic toy soldier set

Here’s another new set from the prolific manufacturer Expeditionary Force of Singapore. Cast in 54mm, these figures can be used for a variety of settings, including the War of 1812,  Indian Wars, the Alamo and the American Civil War.

View our entire range of Expeditionary Force figures on our website

New: Expeditionary Force Ancient Persian plastic toy soldiers – two new sets

Expeditionary Force of Singapore has released two more sets to complement their extensive range of Ancient Persians.  All sets in the series are cast in 60mm.

To view all the Persians we offer from Expeditionary Force, start on our website at Expeditionary Force plastic toy soldiers
then select from the Filter list on the left:
Era: Ancient World, subEra: Persia
As of this writing you’ll find 16 sets on offer.

 

New: Expeditionary Force 54mm plastic Napoleonics – Part II The British

Expeditionary Force makes the best plastic toy soldiers in the world. Each time they release a new range of figures, it immediately sets a new standard for sculpting, detail and realism. Now they are turning their attention to the Napoleonic Era (which also includes the Battle of New Orleans). The new sets cover infantry, cavalry and artillery units – an astonishing accomplishment. They promise to expand the range even further in the future.

All figures require simple assembly with glue. Every box comes with extra arms and weapons which allows for much customization.

We expect our first shipment by the end of July.

Our first post covered the new Expeditionary Force Napoleonic French Army (view post)

British Army

View our previous post in the series: The French

View all our Expeditionary Force figures