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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Happy New Year 2021 ! πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸŒ²πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ€Ά

Soldatini.eu wishes all friends and visitors Happy and prosperous New Year 2021 !!! Four tank-men, one skier and two dogs are wishing all of you a healthy and prosperous year ahead ! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Timpo knights at Carrickgollogan

Timpo Medieval knights at Carrickgollogan (Shankill, Ireland). These plastic knights were produced in England in 70s.
 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Hausser/Elastolin: Modular wooden trenches

In 30s Hausser/Elastolin produced a wide range of wooden trenches, shelters and bunkers compatible with 7.5 cm Elastolin composition soldiers. The Hausser-Elastolin Catalog 1937-1938 demonstrates around 50 different modules of the Hausser/Elastolin line of defense. The catalog also states that "Almost all parts can be continuously joined together". I photographed a section of Hausser/Elastolin tranches that was found in Switzerland. The composition soldiers are also wearing a pre-war Swiss uniform.




Saturday, December 26, 2020

Reisler - plastic toy soldier from Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡° (October 1955)

This Reisler catalog from October 1955 contains more than 300 different items including Danish Army, Wild West, Arabic Warriors etc.





The catalog is located here ( 32 pages): 

Friday, December 25, 2020

Elastolin : marching MG 34 (Maschinengewehr 34) crew

In the end of 30s Elastolin produced 4 MG 34 crew marching soldiers. As you can see, the first soldier is carrying a MG 34, the second soldier is carrying spare barrels, the third soldier is carrying a rifle and ammo, and the fourth soldier is carrying a MG34 tripod.
                                           

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Ancient Romans from Charbens

My today's trophies - ancient Romans from Charbens. As far as I know these 1/32 soldiers were produced in 60s.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Wiking Wehrmacht Models 1939

These Wiking Wehrmacht Models (Scale 1:200) were presented in this Wiking 1939 catalog.







The full version of the catalog is available here :

Karl Bub Military Toys: Catalog 1935

Karl Bub Spielwarenfabrik NΓΌrnberg Catalog from 1935
The full version of catalog is available here: 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Elastolin (0/60N) : Wehrmacht guard standing in coat with turned up collar

This Elastolin soldier (0/60N) is presented in Elastolin catalogs of 30s as a guard standing in coat with turned up collar. (Wachtposten stehend im Mantel mit hochgeschlagen Kragen).

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Season’s Greetings from Soldatini.eu ! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Thank you for being our subscribers in 2020. Hope you stay among readers of the soldatini.eu blog in 2021. Next year there will be a lot of new interesting posts covering a variety of toy soldier related topics. Wishing you a healthy and prosperous year ahead ! Sincerely yours, Toy Soldiers and Real Battles - soldatini.eu

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Eskader - Airplane Model Catalog (Wiking) 1941

This airplane model catalog was issued by a Swedish company - Eskader in 1941. Eskader was a distributor of German Wiking airplane scale models (Scale : 1/200). The presented model range contains German, French, British, Italian and US military planes of 40s.
The full catalog is located here:

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Lineol: Danish and Swiss troops in winter camouflage

The Lineol soldiers in snowsuits are not mentioned in Lineol catalogs. It can therefore be assumed that they were produced during the war (approx. from 1939). These figures are found more often with Danish / Swiss helmets, less often with German helmet (Stahlhelm). The painting is not different. Probably the one variant for export to Switzerland and Denmark used while the German variant was produced for domestic sales and export to Sweden. These "winter" figures are quite rare. And of course, these figures attract counterfeiters to “paint over”. An exact examination is therefore essential !

 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

High five: staging friendship - Mussolini meets Hitler

In September 1937, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler met in Germany. Millions of ostensibly enthusiastic Germans welcomed the Duce. Here were the world's first two fascist dictators, purportedly united in solidarity, representing the ‘115 million’ Germans and Italians against the Western powers and Bolshevism. These toy soldiers were produced by Elastolin in 30s. The Adolf Hitler figurine was produced with a porcelain head !

Monday, December 14, 2020

Wertheim catalog: Toys by Wertheim 1937

Wertheim department store toy catalog: Toys by Wertheim 1937 This catalog demonstrates a broad assortment of German military toys from 30s produced by Elastolin, Lineol, Marklin, Tippco and Wiking.




Full catalog is available here (32 pages):