Monthly Archives: October 2021
This month, First Legion released a new vignette for the Battle of Stalingrad collection. But this time, there is a woman! King and Country produced several female characters in the past for its Red Army collection, but this is the first one for First Legion’s soviet forces. So let’s look at the RUSSTAL066 - Russian Wounded Assisted By Female Nurse and the story that goes around it.
When it comes to Christmas, toy soldier manufacturers are keen to produce pieces. King and Country has a whole collection dedicated to this subject and even John Jenkins Designs released the JJ-SBX-01 - British Christmas Set for his Battle on Snowshoes collection. But when it comes to Halloween, it seems that the theme is totally forgotten. It’s true that each collection related to war has its share of horrors, but what about true horrors? Against all odds and hidden within random collections, it seems that some pieces can qualify as horror pieces. So let’s have some fun and look at this relatively far fetched top 5 of most Halloweenish toy soldiers.
Few years ago, First Legion released an extraordinary figure of a USAAF seated passenger. But this figure is weird. The pilot has a generous beard and this would never be possible because of the oxygen mask required to fly in high altitude. So, for most people, this toy soldier makes no sense. However, for those who watched Kelly’s Heroes, the NOR052 - USAAF Pilot Passenger is a masterpiece.
During the XIX century, an occidental artistic movement called Orientalism reached a peak and had an impact on various creative spheres, from architecture to painting, litterature and music. This month, King and Country announced a figure that can be considered as a tribute to XIX century orientalism: the AE079 - The Egyptian Harpist.
In the world of toy soldiers, most of the pieces are related to more or less violent themes. However, there are some toy soldiers that are not following this trend. Such is the case with the new group of voyageurs by John Jenkins Designs. Of course the voyageur had their share of conflicts with other voyageurs, first nations and wilderness, but this new collection is all about partying. So let’s look at the first piece of this new series: JJ-WSP-50 - Jean-Claude Clymer And Didier Dupont.