Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pegasus River System

Thought this might be of use to you. Before buying the Pegasus river pieces, I had no idea what size they were compared to our 1/32 figures. So, here are a few pictures. It's made of a very hard plastic and the pieces lock together. I bought two packs, 12 pieces in all. It's plenty of river for me, though it might be a touch on the narrow side for some. The Barzso pieces are much wider I think, though I don't have any on hand to measure and compare with. So, it really just depends on the type of river you want.

Tomorrow we are adding to our little family. We are welcoming a new kitten to the fold. It should prove to be an interesting day. It's going to be spending it first couple of weeks living in my Toy Soldier room. I'm cleaning it up right now to be a bit more kitten friendly.

In Response...

Decided just to answer Christian's question here instead of in the comments section. According to Nick from TSSD, his new Civil War arty set is supposed to be released around Thanksgiving. You can see pictures at Playset Magazine's show report. They are about halfway down the page. I reckon TSSD will post some pictures on their website soon. They are good about keeping it up to date. They look great up-close. Some of their finest sculpting yet, and they were getting a lot of attention while I was standing there.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

OTSN 2008 Report

Hey All, just got back from Chicago. It was an awesome trip. I snapped a few pictures, but not many. I was too busy diggin' through buckets, and browsing the new stuff. You can probably read full reports on other sites, but let me tell ya, this was one of the best shows I have been to. Barzso's new items were Above and Beyond!! The Fort, Daniel Boone Playset, and the Abbey were amazing. I came home with the playset, and told Santa to put me down for the rest.

TSSD was there with their fine products, including a preview of their new Civil War arty set. Plus they sold me several houses and bunker pieces, all of which my wife wants to paint up (my wife is awesome). I got to talk to Steve Weston as well. I've wanted to buy the adobe Church from him for awhile, but he didn't have one last year. He remembered me and brought one this year, which I snatched right up. It's just a stellar piece that will fit in well with all the Barzso adobe pieces.

And of course, I had to cruise by the Hobby Bunker booth... several times. They were really hoppin'. They had some great new foam pieces which were calling to me. You can see pictures of one of them here.

Meh, it's late, and I'd rather be playing with my stuff that typing. So more tomorrow.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More Exciting News from OTSN

Thanks AGAIN to Jim for posting pictures on the Playset Magazine website. Check out the Friday report to see some news from TSSD! Rock on.

I'm scrounging up all the loose change I can find for Sunday. I emptied out and counted up my change bucket for an extra $90. Not quite enough for a full playset, but enough to get me in trouble.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Barzso Playset

Jim Clouse has been kind enough to throw up an early OTSN show report on the Playset Magazine website. Check it out!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Spooky Town Mountain... err.. hill

I picked this Spooky Town piece up at Michael's the other day. It was 50% off of a regular $30. Not bad. It's a fairly large piece. I'm able to fit quite a few figures on top and even some cannon. Not sure when they will go back on sale, but like I said in a previous post, you can get Michael's to send you some coupons, or you might be able to find some in your Sunday paper... if you read newspapers.

New TSSD Playset

Toy Soldiers of San Diego have packaged together some items to create a "Road to Berlin" playset. While many probably already have the main components included in the set, as a stand alone it looks really nice. It includes painted Artillery pieces, lots of scenics including what I would assume to be the new Pegasus stuff (I could be wrong on that), and American, Russian and German troops. They are selling it all for $169 at OTSN, which sounds like a pretty good price!! If you don't have any TSSD stuff, you should get it.

The Pegasus scenic pieces are definitely going to be on my radar this Sunday in Chicago. I've thought it looked good ever since it was first shown. The river looks especially cool. I'm also interested in the Barzso painted river sections. The Barzso pieces are a little pricier, but knowing past Barzso product, they are going to be top notch.

Look forward to seeing and talking to folks at the show this Sunday. You'll recognize me cause I'll be with the hot chick (my wife).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Countdown to OTSN 08

It's Tuesday before OTSN... I'd imagine news will start popping up pretty soon. Those diligent souls that tear themselves away from the room trading to post a quick update to forum boards, websites, blogs.... hint hint hint.... WE WANT SOME INFO!!! It's hard not being able to go till Sunday this year. I shouldn't complain though, at least I get to go, living so close and all... Being a Hoosier does have it's perks, though our football team doesn't appear to be one this year.

Anyway, what's really got me interested are the Barzso and Replicants playsets. I'll also be excited to see any new foam products from Hobby Bunker and TSSD.

Oh, and just so you don't think I'm nuts, my last post was made while showing my dad how easy it is to use Blogger software. He was setting one up for his Civil War unit.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hey Everybody

What's UP!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Various tib bits

1. Michael's craft store, carrier of Spooky Town and Christmas village scenics, supposedly has some coupons that you can sign up for online somewhere. My mom said she had a 50% off coupon good for anything in the store. Just a heads up if you're interested.

2. A new Replicants playset eh? I'll be honest... I have not a single Replicant in my collection. NO WAIT!!!! I have some of the American Civil War union and Confederate. I picked them up last year at OTSN for cheap. I'm intrigued as to what the new playset will be. The price, according to some postings at Hobby Bunker will be $140. Not bad for a playset. Hope they have some left on Sunday when I get there.

3. My local walmart finally got in one of the 21st Century playsets that include the Long Tom and figures. Might have to pick up one.

4. Of no interest to anyone but me probably... The new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game is released today. I've got mine on order from Amazon.com. There goes another $50 I was saving for OTSN.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

21st Century at Target

For the past few years, it seemed that Target was the carrier of FoV, and Wally World had the 21st Centurty stuff. It seems though that 21st Century jumped the barrier and is now carried by both. My local Target has the new 21st Century American Arty figures. They are in different packaging than what is offered at Wal-Mart... go figure.

Still working out my OTSN plans. Looks like I'll be there for just the Sunday show. It's too bad that Mr. Conte won't be able to be there. I'm sure there are a lot of people wanting to know when the plastic Persians will be available, myself included. As always, I'm probably most looking forward to whatever Ron Barzso brings. Whether it be a new playset, or just some pieces parts, it's all good.