This year both the 3-day room trading and attendance at the show itself seemed down. This is a sign of the times as the internet is taking it's toll on collectors shows of all types. The Chicago show is still the biggest and best toy soldier show in the world and with the new promotors taking over I don't see that changing in the near future.
1. Plastic Collectors- Large scale plastics 54mm-60mm are always a big at this show. Lot's of rooms selling & displaying plastic & playsets whether it's vintage such as Marx, Timpo, Britains and US & European plastics, modern generation but out-of-production and now on the secondary market such as Barzso or Conte and lately new production manufactures such as TSSD, LOD, Paragon and Replicants who have used this show to launch their latest sets. This year was no exception with all of the aforementioned companies offering new figures and sets. The "plastic" guys are still passionate about their hobby and support it with a mind boggling amount of available products in the "hall of plastic" on the 5th floor of the hotel.
|Happy Marx Room Collector!|
|New plastic abounds!|
|New Production Gloss Figures|
|2nd generation gloss figures at the show|
|Morgan Miniatures Room|
|W Britains Display|
|Collectors Showcase room|
|Michigan Toy Soldier tables at the show|
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