Fantasy Toy Soldiers…who knew?

If you’re an aging Gen-X geek with a few hours to kill, head on over to Fantasy Toy Soldiers right now and indulge in one man’s obsessive quest to document off-brand (and often wacky) toys along the lines of plastic army men or dinosaurs.  I can’t count how many of these things (or ones like them) I lost at the beach, in the back yard, or under the bed…

I love this blog!  I came to it after finding some ebay sales on old Arco The Other World figures, which I had as a kid…I especially liked the phoenix with antennae and the two-headed dragon.  Check out the zany box art!


Enough digging around on FTS will turn up all kinds of craziness. I love how this set (also from Arco, it seems) rips off classic D&D lead sculpts from Grenadier, Heritage, AND Ral Partha, all in one go!


I wish I could get my hands on some of these things, given my latest obsession with all things plastic.  I’ve been painting the recently canceled Handful of Heroes figures again, and have approximately 1,000,000 Reaper Bones minis awaiting paint…

In the meantime, check out Fantasy Toy Soldiers.


Proposed Sequels to “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

  1. Mohandas Gandhi: Werewolf Destroyer
  2. Martin Luther King, Jr: Witch Slayer
  3. John Lennon: Demon Butcher
  4. Mother Theresa vs. Godzilla
  5. Nelson Mandela: Giant Spider Exterminator
  6. Walt Whitman: Zombie Decapitator
  7. Will Rogers:  Subterranean Mutant Assassin
  8. Norman Rockwell:  Mummy Executioner
  9. Carl Sagan: Alien Disemboweler
  10. Rosa Parks: Blade Runner