Category Archives: plastic toy soldiers

Our Spring 2021 Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

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Visit the Resources page on our website to view other print flyers and email newsletters.

Our Christmas 2020 New Goods and Sale Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

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Our Christmas 2020 Playset Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

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View our Playset Flyer in pdf form

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New Playset Range: Battle of Thermopylae with painted plastic figures

Here’s a new range of painted playsets recreating the Battle of Thermopylae, using highly-detailed painted plastic figures – some of our best figures! Check out the detail shots to see these beautiful paint jobs, created by our in-house painter.
 
Painted Thermopylae Playset

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Deluxe Painted Thermopylae Playset

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Super-Deluxe Painted Thermopylae Playset

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View all of our playsets by visiting the Playset section of our website

New Playset Range: World War II ‘A Bridge Too Far’

With the coming of Fall, we traditionally introduce the year’s new playsets, and 2020 is no exception. First up is a World War II project which has been gestating for many moons: Operation Market Garden “A Bridge Too Far.” We have been unable to create this set before because of a shortage of proper bridges, low stocks on boats for the river crossing and a lack of British Paratroops. But we found a great girder bridge, laid in good stocks of boats and recently uncovered a full carton of the long-discontinued Airfix British Paratroops.
 
These playsets were a challenge to create, and a lot of fun to set up. Click through on the pictures and you’ll find the full playset descriptions, plus many close-up photos. This year we’ve also created videos of each playset photo shoot, with narration describing the contents.
 
WWII ‘A Bridge Too Far’ Playset #1 -The British Advance
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WWII ‘A Bridge Too Far’ Playset #2 – Waal River Crossing. View details and more pix on our website

 
 
WWII ‘A Bridge Too Far’ Playset #3: Defense of Arnhem. View details and more pix on our website.

Our Summer 2020 New Goods Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

Visit the Resources page on our website to view other print flyers and email newsletters.

Our 2020 Playset Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

Visit the Resources page on our website to view other print flyers and email newsletters.

Our 2020 Early Spring Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

Visit the Resources page on our website to view other print flyers and email newsletters.

Our 2020 Winter Flyer – now ready for viewing

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

Visit the Resources page on our website to view other print flyers and email newsletters.

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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