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: March 2022

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Lineol Brennendes Haus

The Lineol Brennedes Haus (Burning House) Nr.Z61 was produced from composition material and painted differently from the both sides. The house is a good terrain addition to the Lionel infantry series (Germany 30s).

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Stoßtrupp 1917 and Elastolin soldiers

Stoßtrupp 1917 (Shock Troop) is a 1934 German war film directed by Hans Zöberlein. It shows German soldiers fighting in the trenches during the First World War. It was based on the novel Der Glaube an Deutschland by Hans Zöberlein. Some photos of  Elastolin and Kienel composition soldiers that were produced in 30s (Germany).

Friday, March 25, 2022

Durso Red Army soldiers

In 30s/50s Belgian company Durso produced a series of composition soldiers designed by the company owner - Michel Klimov.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

GAMA panzer

This GAMA panzer was produced around 1944/45 - at the Third Reich collapse. It's a quite rare find. The Panzerwaffe soldiers are produced by Kienel, Elastolin and Lineol. The turret officer is a Lineol conversion.

Friday, March 18, 2022

WW1 White Cossacks from Neumann (Belgium)

Neumann &Co - Belgian composition toy soldier producing company was established in 1931 by Neumann brothers, the association of the two gunsmiths Ernest and Georges. This rare white Cossack was produced by Neumann in 30s (Liege, Belgium).Some collectors believe that the pre-war Neumann Cossacks were designed by White Army immigrants, Neumann workers, living in Liege.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Belgian army in World War II

Despite being neutral at the start of World War II, Belgium was invaded by German forces on 10 May 1940. After 18 days of fighting in which Belgian forces were pushed back into a small pocket in the north-west of the country, the Belgian military surrendered to the Germans, beginning an occupation that would endure until 1944. Lionel 70 mm compositon soldiers represent Belgian army forces. (Germany, 30s).

Saturday, March 12, 2022

WW1 French Postcard : On les Aura ! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

French WW1 postcard issued by Furia (c.1915).