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: October 2020

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lineol composition soldiers: General von Seeckt, Generalstab and the tinplate map table.

Adding some photos of the German Generalstab (Fuhrergruppe) produced by Lineol in 30s. The officer on the left is the portrait of General Hans von Seeckt (1866 -1936), although not described as such in the Lineol catalogue reference to this group.The bending officer on the right was made only for this Lineol map table. You can also notice that some figurines are produced in the "Danish" version (these figurines are wearing Danish helmet M1923). The Generalstab tent was produced by Elastolin.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Royal Air Force : Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter aircraft that was introduced on the Western Front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the Sopwith Pup and became one of the best known fighter aircraft of the Great War.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Durso WW1/WW2 Belgium Cavalry

The Belgian composition cavalry produced by Durso in 30s is headed by Leopold III, King of the Belgians.

Monday, October 19, 2020

WW1 : Living in the trenches

WW1 composition soldiers representing US and British armies (Lineol, Germany). The nurses are produced by Durso (Belgium).

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Incident at the Soviet border ....

The Red Army border patrool is preventing illegal border crossing by Trotskyist counter-revolutionaries. The Red Army 1/32 plastic soldiers set from Engineer Basevich.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Model of timber-frame medieval house (c 1150)

This model of of timber-frame or sill-beam medieval house (c 1150) with stone foundations and timber above is presented at Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Durso Red Army soldiers and Swiss armored car.

These composition Red Army soldiers were produced by Durso (Belgium) in 30s. The tinplate armored car was produced by Gustav Buchmann, Langnau (Switzerland).

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Probably the most dynamic prewar toy soldiers...

These Lineol Wehrmacht attacking soldiers were designed by Albert Caasmann (June 2, 1886 – March 23, 1968). Albert Caasmann was born June 2, 1886 in Berlin, Germany. From 1909 to 1919, he worked as a freelancer for the Berlin toy company Lineol, founded by Oskar Wiederholz in 1906. After service as a soldier in the First World War, he became the leading designer and production manager of Lineol from 1919 to 1952. He designed over 600 figures for Lineol, including soldiers, animals, Indians, knights, fairy figures, and railroad figures.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Elastolin Wehrmacht cavalryman with drawn sword attacking Belgian positions

This Wehrmacht cavalryman was produced by Elastolin (#441) was produced by Elastolin from 1939 till 1941. This soldier has a "movable sword arm". This is only one Elastolin cavalry figure that has this functionality. The Belgian injured soldiers on these photos were produced by Lineol in early 30s.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Fighting Counter-Revolution in Russia....

These Red Army soldiers from Engineer Basevich are fighting Counter-Revolution in Russia very seriously. They need to stop Cthulhu at the Russian frontiers...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Rudolf Hess, his son Wolf and 88 Flak

Rudolf Hess amusing his son Wolf with a Lineol 88 Flak gun (#952) (c.1940).

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

WW1 Austrian soldiers

These two WW1 austrian soldiers were produced by Elastolin in 30s. Elastolin produced not only German soldier but also soldiers of many other foreign armies...

Monday, October 5, 2020

Italeri's 2008 Catalogue

The Italeri's catalogue with all the new 1/32 and 1/72 products for 2008.

Please use the link below to download the pdf version of the catalog (5Mb):