I'm still here, I just don't have much to say. I suppose like everyone, money is tight in these depressed economic times. Which means, money that used to go towards Toy Soldiers is now going to those other, not so fun things, like fuel, food, and a stupid new pair of pants. I hate spending hard earned money on pants. Laying down money for any type of clothing is painful to me (except for maybe a cool Star Wars T-Shirt). You spend, at best, $20 on a new pair of pants. That's a whole set of TSSD Germans that you could have had. And if Kohl's ain't having a sale, you could be spending upwards of $50 on pants. That's all three of the figure sets by Pegasus and an AIP set thrown in to boot!!
I know that it's just getting harder and harder for companies to keep producing Toy Soldiers. With the dollar failing, shipping charges going up, and plastic prices probably on the rise... it's amazing that the price of this hobby hasn't skyrocketed, and it may yet. And the real kick of it is, now is the time that these companies need our support the most, but yet we have fewer hobby dollars in our pocket. What a bummer.
On a brighter note, Conte has set an approximate date of July 4th for their plastic Spartans. I'll be in Gettysburg that whole week, so hopefully by the time I get back, they'll be waiting on my doorstep.