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Toy Soldiers

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Classic plastic toy soldiers bring back a lot of memories, especially for boys.

Every young boy must have owned a pack of these at some stage of their childhood, many hours were spent playing war games only to lose them in the battlefield which was the garden.


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Highly detailed toy soldiers. Last post by victorbrunswick
04 August 2017

Do You Remember Toy Soldiers?

Do You Remember Toy Soldiers?

  • Anonymous user
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    Still got mine. Nearly all bought with my pocket money at Jimmy Lendon's in Cardiff -a shop I am delighted to say is still trading as The Model Shop to this day. Two shillings pocket money and all the soldiers attached to a central plastic moulding. You then twisted each one off. Looking through my old Quality Street tin I have a real mixture: Africa Corps, 8th Army, US Marines, Infantry Combat Group, Cowboys & Indians, Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Confederates and Union, US Calvary, Arabs (with camels), French Foreign Legion, Germans (Second & First World War), Commandos etc. Hours and hours spent setting them up and then knocking them all down again complete with the accompanying explosions and shooting noises. My mother was very tolerant looking back. When I graduated to Subbuteo she was less enamoured with my perpetual commentary and crowd noises however. Still by that time I was 37 years of age so I guess she did have a point.....
  • Anonymous user
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    I'm sure that everyone remembers plastic toy soldiers- but aren't they still being widely made?! I still see them in cellophane packs on sale in motorway service-station shops or at indoor market toy stalls. They always seem to be WW2 American infantry! Actually, if you examine them closely their moulding is quite detailed, and it's possible to paint them up to make very impessive models. Ideal as extra figures if you are making a wartime model kit on the same scale, and want to create a 'diorama' scene to put it in.