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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Elastolin gebirgsjägers

Playing with Elastolin mountain infantry (gebirgsjägers) (#4 Gebirgsjäger mit karabiner und rucksack) :).

Friday, December 3, 2021

U.S. Nazi Toys Teach Kids War

This article critising imported German toy soldiers was published in Chucago Daily Times on 15th September 1937: "Nazi swastikas wave ... a cannon "booms" ...sparks fly from machine guns...signal communication lights flash. It is WAR, but a miniature war. A war played by American boys and girls with toy soldiers which are exact copies of the new Hitler military machine. Toy soldiers imported from Germany instill in American children the "glory" of war, TIMES reporters "covering" American nazidom learned. Two German import stores in the Yorkville section of New York City sell hundreds of nazi toy soldiers each year. The stores have smaller displays of American soldiers but they are not nearly as popular as those of the nazi regime". Byline: William Mueller, John C. Metcalfe, James J. Metcalfe; 1937-09-15; Chicago Daily Times; pages 1, 3, 14-19, 32-33 https://undercover.hosting.nyu.edu/s/undercover-reporting/item/12877

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Old cigar box for Elastolin and Lineol soldiers collection …

I have recently received Elastolin and Lineol composition soldiers packed in this old cigar box probably decorated by kids. The box is pencil marked as "Tyskare". It is translated as Germans from Danish...


Saturday, November 27, 2021

WW2 German troops in mountains

Some photos of tinplate Tippco kubelwagen from 30s and Elastolin/Lineol (Duscha) composition soldiers from 70s/90s.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Happy Friday ! 😀🧸💥

One of Us Must Die. Artist Mary Sigsbee Ker. Publisher: Campbell Art Co. N.Y. 1908

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Joseph Stalin is inspecting tank production..

At these photos Joseph Stalin inspects tank production at a secret tractor factory somewhere in Siberia ... Composition soldiers from different makers: Durso, Lineol, Durolin and Trico.