Edmund's Traditional Toy Soldiers come in the traditional, old toy soldier style and are known for being meticulously researched, Edmunds are a welcome addition to any collection. And this is one of the latest: The Alamo, Texas Independence, 1835-1836. It comes with 3 flags and 11 figures including Lt. Col. William Travis, Col. David Crockett and Col. James Bowie. Quality and style are not without cost; this set running $265.00.



 

Since June 2006, the MSTC staff has been choosing a favourite figure to showcase each week on the site. This one is from  April 01 -08 2007. We'll be covering the past two years' worth of these by featuring one a day here on Toy Collector until we've caught up when we'll move to one a week.




This week's figure isn't a figure at all but the best bit of ink we've ever seen and it comes to us on the arm of our good customer James Brophy. It's his Grandpa Clayton Bellew, a private in the U.S. Marines during World War II. It came from an actual photo from the Pacific Theater; on the back was written, "When not on the front lines digging out Japs [Clayton was] behind the lines aiding the wounded." James had it done at Kustom Kulture in Dearborn Heights, Michigan and it took two sessions of three and five hours each.


 

Since June 2006, the MSTC staff has been choosing a favourite figure to showcase each week on the site. This one is from  December 17 - 25 2006. We'll be covering the past two years' worth of these by featuring one a day here on Toy Collector until we've caught up when we'll move to one a week.



This week marks the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. With the end of Communist rule, a flood of refugees streamed across the now open border and with them came many fine Soviet Block toys and figures like the one seen here. He, of course, is a Native American Indian firing a longbow and judging by his physique he could pull a draw weight of about 1,000 pounds. He comes to us from dealer/collector Thomas Finck of Germany who informs us this piece is "very rare" and is worth over €400.00.



Since June 2006, the MSTC staff has been choosing a favourite figure to showcase each week on the site. This one is from  November 09 - 16 2009. We'll be covering the past two years' worth of these by featuring one a day here on Toy Collector until we've caught up when we'll move to one a week.

Figure of the week - Darth Vader

by MichToy



What could be more geeky than the marrage of pop culture sci-fi and computer technology? Nothing that's what! Thanks to advances in Mimo-helm technology, the Dark Lord of the Sith can now be unmasked, revealing the scarred and, quite frankly, fairly annoyed face below. But wait, there's more! While most Darth Vader Unmasked MIMOBOT flash drives have the prequel-era Anakin Skywalker face under the helmet, one in six lucky customers will pop their cap to find the Original Trilogy face - a little older, a lot paler, and ready to transition from cyber-Frankenstein to blue glowy ghost.



Since June 2006, the MSTC staff has been choosing a favourite figure to showcase each week on the site. This one is from  September 20 - 25 2009. We'll be covering the past two years' worth of these by featuring one a day here on Toy Collector until we've caught up when we'll move to one a week.



Rick says:
This week we feature a couple of figures that although slightly different they look almost identical. These WWII German soldiers standing guard were issued by both Elastolin (Hausser) and Lineol in the 1930s & '40s. Made of composition and from the 7cm ranges they are posed here with three different guard houses which were also issued by both companies. I can't say for sure which company issued the figure first but it seems obvious that one must have copied the other. The figures have been one of my favorite poses for many years and although I can't put my finger on why I like these so much I think it must be the simplicity of the poses which is matched with expert sculpting.



Since June 2006, the MSTC staff has been choosing a favourite figure to showcase each week on the site. This one is from  August 17 - 24 2009. We'll be covering the past two years' worth of these by featuring one a day here on Toy Collector until we've caught up when we'll move to one a week.



We proudly present two Sharpshooters of American Civil War. They come to us from one of our favorite collectors and frequent contributors, Olaf Wunder. They are an excellent example of the convertors art. In his own words: I used damaged German World War II soldiers from Elastolin and have created this two US-soldiers in typically green uniforms.


Since June 2006, the MSTC staff has been choosing a favourite figure to showcase each week on the site. This one is from July 27 - August 03 2009. We'll be covering the past two years' worth of these by featuring one a day here on Toy Collector until we've caught up when we'll move to one a week.