Two years ago while driving home from the Chicago show, my wife turned down the radio, looked at me, and said "we could do that too.". I had no idea what she was talking about, but she explained that we could, if we wanted to, start our own toy soldier company. And so we began the long journey of figuring out exactly what we wanted to accomplish, and how we wanted to go about it.
After lots of work, I'd like to introduce you to our new online home and our new website...
Within the next few days, I'll be giving you a link that will show you what we've been working on. It will, in fact, take the place of this website. In a way, it's fairly sad that after 5 years, The Plastic Battalion will cease to exist. But I can't wait to show you what's taking it's place!
Stay tuned for the next phase. You won't be disappointed.
TSSD's website has a short note about 21st Century Toys. If it means what I think we all assume it means, that's too bad. I always appreciated that they could bring historically accurate toys back to the mainstream market. While I didn't collect all their lines, I always looked forward to browsing the O.D. Green section of Wal-Mart, and now that it's not there anymore... kind of depressing. Their 1/32 vehicles were amazing, and their figures were always a nice addition to any battlefield. Wish they had gotten the chance to release a few more figure sets, including the WWII British and the Marines that were advertised a few times.
I don't read a lot of fiction. And I don't read fast. I usually read a couple pages at a time, and spread a book out over a month or so.
But yesterday, during my work as a librarian I came across the book Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker. I picked it up and read the intro just to get a feel for the book. It was really, really good. I took it home and read it in a single sitting, which I think I've only ever done once before with a book. Much better than the movie that portrayed it. If you're into westerns, or simply a good story, give it a shot.
All right, now back to the unintelligible ramblings that have been leading up to June... Keep a sharp eye. Never know where a code might pop up.
"I soon saw that we were the reserve, which is a dreaded position when kept up, for you will hear the roar of the battling front... one may be shot down and not so much as raise a hand in self defense..."