Monday, November 21, 2011

Apache Assault

Some Apaches attack a small squad of Cavalry (figures by Paragon Scenics). Stockade fence is from the Barzso Treasure Island playset.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Frogmen vs. Radioactive Octopus!

Here's a neat little set a friend picked up for me about five years ago. The Frog Men are recasts of Marx figures, I'm not sure if the Radioactive Octopus is a recast of some earlier toy. As it says on the box: "created by nature or science?"

Below the picture of the box is an action shot featuring some very early photoshop work by myself.

Frogmen vs. Radioactive Octopus

Frogmen vs. Radioactive Octopus

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Marx Pirate

Reissue 60mm Marx Pirate. This is from one of those bags from Mexico that also have figures in blue and purple.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Scotland the Brave

Here's some pics of an early Conte playset, "Scotland the Brave." It's a nice little set, with well-sculpted Afghan tribesman and Scottish Highlanders and a cool two-piece desert building and courtyard. I threw some recast Marx palm trees in the background to add a little color.

Sorry the pictures aren't too good. I just got a new lens and my flash seems to have a hard time talking to it. And it's too damn hot to take these outdoors. I promise better shots when it cools off!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Woodland Battle

Woodland Battle

These two figures came with the 1978 Ft. Apache with the big free-standing blockhouse. At first I kind of though "blech" when I say the colors, but I kind the blue of the cavalryman now.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Marx Prehistoric Times

Prehistoric Times Playset #3390, series 1000. This was the first dinosaur playset issued by Marx Toys, 1957. This set has a really neat vacuform terrain piece, and this example is in really nice shape. It was pretty easily damaged.

Prehistoric Times

Prehistoric Mayhem

Prehistoric Crowd Scene

Sunday, April 10, 2011

French Foreign Legion

Some Conte French Foreign Legion figures defend Classic Toy Soldiers' Desert Oasis.

French Foreign Legion

French Foreign Legion

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Barzso Pirates

Here's some pictures of the figures and stockade from Ron Barzso's Treasure Island playset. If you're really interested in that set, I have mine for sale on Ebay until Monday, April 4. Also the Barzso Mike Fink Keelboat playset.

Treasure Island Characters

Character figures, L to R: Dr. Livesy, Ben Gunn, Long John Silver, Jim Hawkins

Pirate Attack!

A couple of pirates on the attack.

Stalwart Defenders

A couple of defenders from the Barzso Treasure Island playset. I really like the guy on the left.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Airfix and Classic Toy Soldiers

Below are a couple little setups with pieces from my recently acquired Classic Toy Soldiers Desert Fox Playset. The figures are all Airfix, the vehicles are by CST.

Africa Corps

Africa Corps

Biritsh Tommies

The Desert Rats

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Conte Alamo Figures

It's been all about the Alamo around here recently. Here's some shots of some Conte figures in front of a Classic Toys Soldiers Alamo fort. The Mexican Lancer and the Mexican with the bayonet are the single-color metal figures.

Mexican Lancer

Battle at the Alamo

Mexicans Advance


Mexican Officer
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