This site is created for collectors of mainly composition vintage toy soldiers produced by great toy makers of the past: Elastolin, Hausser, Lineol, Durso, Kienel, Starlux, Leyla, Schusso, Armee, Trico, Duro, Durolin, NB, Triumph, GJ and many others.

Toy soldiers and real battles: May 2020

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hausser/Elastolin Wild West toy soldiers from 1954, 1958 and 1960 catalogs

This page extract from Hausser Elastolin 1954, 1958 and 1960 catalogs contains images of Indians and trappers, including figures from Karl May's novels.

Please use the link below to download pdf (26 pages, 5 Mb):

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Elastolin Kriegsmarine

The Elastolin Kriegsmarine was represented by a "personality" figure of Großadmiral Erich Raeder saluting, marching officers carrying swords, sailors carrying rifles, marching fanfare trumpeters (Fanfarenblaser) and flag-carriers (Fahnentrager) and a short set of combat figures. There are two basic sets of marching figures -— one set wears the blue winter uniform and the other wears the white summer uniform. Complete sets of marching musicians were produced for both of the seasonal colors. There are also marching sailors wearing white shirts and blue trousers.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Durso Chasseurs Alpins (1940) and the Médaille militaire (Military Medal)

The Médaille militaire is a military decoration of the French Republic for other ranks for meritorious service and acts of bravery in action against an enemy force. It is the third highest award of the French Republic, after the Légion d'honneur, a civil and military order, and the ordre de la Libération, a Second World War-only order. The Médaille militaire is therefore the most senior entirely military active French decoration.

These composite Chasseurs Alpins were produced by Durso (Belgium) in 1940.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

North American Indians produced by Elastolin

This catalog contains images of North American Indians produced by Elastolin in 30s/50s. Enjoy !

Please use the link below to download the catalog pdf (17 pages) version :

Pak 36 German artillery battery (Part 2)

 These Pak 36 cannons were produced by Lineol and Hausser/ Elastolin. Toy soldiers from Lineol and Elastolin (Germany 30s/40s).

Monday, May 25, 2020

T-34 Production plant

The T-34 Medium Tank was built at seven different factories during the Second World War, starting with Factory 183 at Kharkov and the Stalingrad Tractor Factory, both of which would fall to the Germans during the war. On 5 June 1940 the Central Committee passed a resultion setting the production targets for 1940. This T-34 production plan diorama is presented at T-34 Tank History Museum located near the town of Dmitrov (Russia).

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Elastolin cowboys and trappers !

Nice  Elastolin composition cowboys and trappers catalog  ...

Please use the link below to download the pdf version of the catalog (13 Pages, 11 Mb):

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pak 36 German artillery battery

This is my battery of Pak 36's  - German anti-tank guns of a 3.7 cm caliber. It was the main anti-tank weapon of Wehrmacht Panzerjäger units until 1942. These toy Pak 36's were produced by Lineol and Hausser/Elastolin in 30s. The Lineol gun (the gun on the left) represents  a more accurate scale model in terms of its compatibility with 7.5 cm composite soldiers produced by Elastolin and Lineol. The both Pak 36 guns are using caps (amorces) for firing !

Friday, May 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

A buffalo hunt tonight ...

Elastolin North American Indians are hunting a buffalo ...


The Signal Corps (Nachrichtentruppe des Heeres) was an arm of service in the army of the German Wehrmacht and Waffen SS, whose role was to establish and operate military communications, especially using telephone and radio networks. Nachrichtentruppe toy soldiers were produced by Elastolin and Lineol.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Thompson Graving Dock in Belfast

The construction of Thompson Dock started in 1903 and was completed in 1911. The dry dock was the largest in the world when completed and was used primarily for ship repairs.(Titanic Belfast Museum). Remaining in use until 2002, and now re-opened to the public as a visitor attraction, Thompson Dock saw many ships pass through, the most famous of course being RMS Titanic. Following the liner’s launch from the slipways on 31st May 1911, she was warped into the dry dock for fitting out before departing Belfast to set off on her maiden voyage in April 1912.