Category Archives: plastic toy soldiers

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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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

 

New: Expeditionary Force 54mm plastic Napoleonics – Part I The French

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.

French Army

View our second post in the series: The British

View all our Expeditionary Force figures

 

New: Paragon Scenics’ Sioux Warriors Foot and Mounted – plastic toy soldiers

Here’s Paragon Scenic’s latest addition to their range of 58mm plastic Western figures.

In stock and ready to ship!

View all Paragon Scenics figures on offer on our website

 

 

New Playsets for 2017: World War II Battle of the Bulge Playset Range

Our 2017 Playset range includes new ‘Tri-Series’ versions of our popular ‘Battle of the Bulge’ playsets. Buy just one, or two, or combine all three to play out the conflict that resulted in the Allies successful push back against the German advance.
When Hitler’s last great push to the West erupted out of the Ardennes forest at Christmastime, 1944, the Nazi armored thrust was blunted at the small but strategically crucial crossroads town of Bastogne, where American troops, fighting with low ammunition, few medical supplies, no winter clothing or white camouflage suits, no air cover and very little artillery support, withstood relentless attacks by massive German tank and infantry units. When asked to surrender, the American commander replied with just one word: “NUTS!” In one of America’s proudest moments of military success, the beleaguered Yanks held out until Patton came to their relief.

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WWII Battle of the Bulge #1 – Bastogne Forest Battle…..$129.00
(139 pieces. A $331.70 value, you save over 61% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
Set #1 of our Bastogne Tri Series range recreates the heroic stand of the U.S Paratroops in the forested area around the town.  read more/purchase on website

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WWII Battle of the Bulge #2 Bastogne Town Defense…..$189.00
(165 pieces. A $476.95 value, you save over 60% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
Set #2 of our Bastogne Tri Series range recreates the defense of Bastogne itself.
Strong U.S. Artillery support from within Bastogne helped immeasurably in blunting the repeated German attacks against the town. A new Nazi spearhead was tasked with breaking into Bastogne itself to silence the American guns.
read more/purchase on website

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WWII Battle of the Bulge #3 Patton Counter Attacks…..$169.00
(144 pieces. A $451.40 value, you save over 62% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
Set #3 of our Battle of the Bulge Tri Series range recreates the rush of Patton’s armored spearhead to reach Bastogne before it fell to continued German assaults. read more/purchase on website

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WWII Battle of the Bulge Tri Series Master Set…..$439.00
(448 pieces. A $1223.15 value, you save over 64% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
This master set combines all three of our WWII Battle of the Bulge Playsets in one package. You get the Forest Defense, The Town Defense and Patton’s Counter Attack. By combining all three sets the resulting collection creates a broad canvas upon which you and your kids can rewrite history! read more/purchase on website

If you are looking for an even bigger Battle of the Bulge playset, we have limited stock remaining of our Supreme Battle of the Bulge Bastogne Playset, one of our most popular playsets in recent years:

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Supreme WWII Battle of the Bulge Bastogne Playset…..$899.00
(449 pieces – with free domestic shipping) view/purchase on website

We have 28 World War II playsets to choose from for holiday 2017. View them all here