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: February 2023

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Sunday, February 26, 2023

Als Erwachsener wird das Spiel blutig (1950)

GERMIN photo "As an adult, the game gets bloody" 1950. A boy with a toy GAMA tank. Source:

Saturday, February 25, 2023

WWII Belgian Naval Corps

In 1939, against the looming threat of a new war with Germany, Belgium once again resurrected its navy as the Naval Corps. This new navy, consisting mostly of small patrol vessels and coastal artillery units, lasted barely a year until the German invasion of May 1940. During the 18 days campaign, the trawler A4 evacuated much of the government's gold reserve to Britain, while several others helped at the Allied evacuation at Dunkirk. These Belgian navy officers and a marine soldier were produced by GJ (Belgium) in the end of 30s.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Britains Deetail - British 8th Army Desert Rats

54mm World War II British 8th Army soldiers in North Africa. This set was produced by Britains Deetail (The UK) in 1973-76. plastic figures were finished with hand painted details and came with solid Zamak bases.


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Fischer composition Wehrmacht soldiers

Friedhold Fischer company was founded in Thuringian region (Germany). This firm appeared in 1938 with a reduced range of composition soldiers. All FF soldiers have one distinctive feature - a sheaf of tall grass occupies the space between the soldier's legs. The figures stand has the “F.F” marking.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Richthofen fighter squadron from Reiner Krock ☁️☁️☁️🌩️🌩️🌩️✈️✈️✈️

A fictitious visit to the Richthofen fighter squadron at the Döberitz airfield in Brandenburg. Here we met, among others, the successful fighter pilot Adolf Galland. Interestingly staged with various 7cm composition figures by Reiner Krock and presented in three beautiful photos by Manfred Jonas. Source

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Göso tinplate military toys

The company Christian Götz und Sohn (GÖSO) was founded in 1878 in Fürth(Germany). Up until the First World War, GÖSO mainly manufactured tinplate accessories for dollhouses. GÖSO produced tinplate military toys during the First World War and before the Second World War. This consisted of the usual assortment of tinplate tanks, jeeps,trucks and cannons. The vehicles were often equipped with composition figures and had a clockwork drive. I have some old GÖSO military trucks and vans in my army. 70 mm Thuringian composition soldiers from Friedhold Fischer (F.F.)

Monday, February 6, 2023

Lineol Artillerie-Unteroffizier mit Richtkreis

Lineol produced this quite rare 70mm composition figure (Lineol 5/117) of an artillery corporal with an aiming circle (a theodolite). The aiming circle is used to measure horizontal clockwise angles from the line of fire to the line of sight to a given aiming point (a theodolite).

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tippco heavy Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 231

Sd. Kfz. 231 was the standard reconnaissance variant built from 1937 to 1941. From July 1941, any need for a 231 was fulfilled by producing a 232 without the additional radio equipment. The official name was Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 231 (8-rad). These vehicles were used throughout the WW2 in various guises and first saw combat in the campaign against Poland and in the Battle of France. Later, they saw use in both the USSR and North Africa campaigns. Extreme climatic conditions in both these areas proved too severe for the vehicle. The speed of the eight-wheeled cars made them the best scouting vehicles that Rommel had for long-range reconnaissance across the wide desert territory. This tinplate Sd. Kfz. 231 was made by Tippco (Germany) in 30s.Panzerwaffe soliers were issued by Elastolin.