Friday, October 31, 2008

For the Michigan Guys

Check out the event going on at Michigan Toy Soldier. I was way impressed when I met Ken Osen a few years ago. Super nice guy, and very open to talking to collectors. Sounds like it would be a fun time, if I lived closer.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Napoleonics from Hat

Here's something to keep you Napoleonic fans enticed. Hat has released some photos of their test shots for their new French Light Infantry set. I'm wondering, are those packs plug-ins? Not sure a release date yet, but with test shots available, it can't be too long hopefully.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Conte Sale

If you are needing any of the older plastic Conte sets, you can now pick them up at 50% off. That's a great deal. Not sure what they have in stock, but really, at that price, any of his sets would be worth picking up. Looks like 30% off his in-stock playsets.

I love seeing updates on the Conte site. I would love them even more if they would mention something about Plastic Persians. Or even a mention about some Greek scenic pieces.

Hopefully, Hat will post some test shots of their upcoming Persian Immortals soon. Hat is obviously not in the same style of 54mm as Conte, but that's never bothered me so much. I just mix em' all up and have a good time with em'.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Texas Show

Hey all!

There are some tentative plans on the TSSD main page about the 2009 Texas Show. I don't think anything is set in stone yet, but they are looking for feedback, so let Nick know what ya think. Nick and his wife Deanna are great people, and I fully plan on being at the Texas show this year.

FYI, the Barzso website has been updated to include the new Daniel Boone playset and Fort along with the Fortefied Abbey to go with the Castle system.

My apologies for not posting so much. But it's not for lack of toy soldier interest. I will let ya know, there are probably going to be some changes and additions to this website, possibly some major ones. You just never know what I'ma gonna get into. Is that cryptic enough for ya?

Rock on, ya'll

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Imex Finally!

Hey Ya'll,

TSSD has an announcement up on their website about Imex finally releasing their Alamo Mexicans within the next few weeks!! Those figures have been under the "Coming Soon" heading forever it seems. My only concern is the type of plastic that will be used. If they are going to be done like the last Confederates, in a very stiff, fragile plastic, it'll be hard to justify the purchase. Hopefully they go back to the hard, but still durable plastic of their first Civil War figures.

It looks like there will be Infantry as well as Cavalry. Those of you who dig the Alamo (and I know there are a few of you), will be grateful for more Mexican poses I'm sure, especially of mounted figures.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Identity Theft

We've been struck!! Somebody decided to buy a new Dell Computer. Personally, I wouldn't have gone with Dell, unless it was the XPS M1730. It actually looks pretty good!! Anyway, whoever thought they needed this new computer decided to do it under my wife's name. Actually, they used her maiden name, like I don't even exist!! Jeez, thanks a lot mister Identity stealer. Next time you steal an identity, try to use an up-to-date one. moron....

Dell caught it, but not before they actually set up the card and ran a credit score, and so on and so forth, which is a bummer, cause we were actually looking at a bank loan soon. Not sure if this will hurt our chances or not. And now we have to file police reports, sign affadavits, and check with our banks to make sure they haven't tried anything else fishy. Blah. What a bother.

Friday, October 3, 2008

For The History Guys...

Got a question for you history types. Civil War related. I have a picture of a fellow, clearly in officer garb, but is listed in all sources as enlisting as a Private, and mustering out as a Private. Any possible explanations, other than the guy in the picture is NOT the same as the name attached to it. It's always a possibility, but I don't know enough about ranks, whether it may have been a field brevet, or whatever. And the fellow doesn't really look old enough for the picture to have been post-war, though he was a GAR member (he was born in 1831).

Thanks for any insight!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Silver and Gold (go ahead, sing it, yes, the christmas song)

Ok, so it ain't really gold, but rather bronze. Conte will be shipping their newly colored Spartans shortly. I saw some at OTSN and talked to Joe Baker. Real nice guy. The new colors look great, though I couldn't bring myself to order any. I'll probably pick up a few of the blister packs, but not all of them. Too Much $$$$.

I did ask him about the Persians. He wouldn't say for sure, but as far as he knew that they were still coming in plastic, but some work was still being done on them to get them just right. Like everything I assume, future products will depend heavily on our economy and the markets.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Bat Cat

He has yet to learn how to climb up on top of my table, so I think I'm still good to play with all my new OTSN toys.  But here are a few pictures of the new kitten who has taken over my toy room.