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This site is worth a look.

https://www.toysoldiersdepot.com/

 
   
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 Eilif wrote:
 Easy E wrote:
Some of you may know that I had a large (and pretty awesome) collection of Green Army Men. I use them to play some games from time to time:

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/03/wargame-design-green-army-men-plastic.html

However, in a recent move the shippers lost my big tin of Green Army Men so I need to replace them. I am loathe to buy them online blind since so many of them are just really cheap. I want a slightly better quality.

Do any of you guys have the name of a decent manufacturer I can order from online that makes a decent quality Green Army Man, preferable the Vietnam or WWII ones.

Sorry to hear about that. Here's a few options.

-The original and best manufacturer of the Vietnam army men, M48 tanks, and other classics is probably "Tim Mee Toys". You can find them on Amazon. They cost a bit more but they're made in the USA and almost all of the vietnam figs that aren't Tim Mee are knock-offs and likely lower quality.
-If you're interested in WW2, there's a bucket of 4 types of WW2 troops that's also fairly common on Amazon. The quality of the figs isn't quite what it was back in the day, but you get US, British, German and Japanese troops in one pack.


Those were the two I was looking for specifically. Thank you.

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Another potentially useful toy



The action figures would be useless but the blockade and weapons should be useful.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076ZRLHDT/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

There's a couple more sets in the Click N Play line that might work for some projects.


 
   
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Thanks - those are great toys KK, but a little big for 40k (about 1/18th scale)

I’ve bought quite a collection of them for my boy. At about $2 USD per mini (fully articulated, painted and assembled) and $15-$30 for most vehicles, the pricing comparison to GW is stark.

Still horses for courses and all that.

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Lads, I need some help and your the best lot to ask.
I need 1:56/28mm civilian vehicles that are cheap, and maybe a couple of military ones if you know any good ones.
Any ideas?
UK based, so UK shops would help.

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 master of ordinance wrote:
Lads, I need some help and your the best lot to ask.
I need 1:56/28mm civilian vehicles that are cheap, and maybe a couple of military ones if you know any good ones.
Any ideas?
UK based, so UK shops would help.


This set has the ambulances and APCs I showed up there, the truck and tank should also work.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/YAKOK-Pull-Back-Helicopter-ArmyGreen-Military/dp/B07J665ZJ2/ref=sr_1_52?ie=UTF8&qid=1543889748&sr=8-52&keywords=toy+military+vehicles

The link up there to Alibaba is cheaper and I'm sure they ship to the UK . Just allow a few weeks.

 
   
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 master of ordinance wrote:
Lads, I need some help and your the best lot to ask.
I need 1:56/28mm civilian vehicles that are cheap, and maybe a couple of military ones if you know any good ones.
Any ideas?
UK based, so UK shops would help.

As well as the ones we've shown I'd search Ali Express (unlikely to find cheaper prices).
Here's a pack of 5 cars on Ali for $12 USD shipped.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-50-Scale-Diecast-Mode-cars-for-architecture-model-making-train-layout/32904734702.html
Here's some nicer ones:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5pcs-Painted-Model-Cars-Building-Train-Layout-1-50-O-Scale-Great-Collector/32802216437.html
For more like that, search for "1:50 cars" on Ali. Search also for "O scale". 1:50 is a pretty common size, though you can find 1/48 too. Especially for trucks. Always double check the provided measurements though as while the measurements are usually accurate, the scale's aren't always noted correctly.

Here's an item I've seen on Ali and Ebay and is probably available on EbayUK too:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kid-1-43-Racing-Bicycle-Truck-Toy-Carrier-Vehicle-Garbage-Truck-Diecasts-Toy-ho-/302562224780?var=&hash=item46721d2a8c.
I've bought a few and you can see my pics and thoughts on them here:
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=104586.msg1353923#msg1353923
Scroll down for the second and third.

Alternatively for civilian, I just buy 1/48 and 1/43 die cast cars at resale shops and sometimes in whatever retail outlet they appear in. That may sound big since those scales are closer to 35mm'ish but with most "28mm" figs being 30mm+ these days, heroic in proportion, and sitting on a 3mm base, 1/48 and 1/43 vehicles generally end up looking quite good. They have formed backdrop, terrain, and even drivable vehicles for numerous post-apoc, zombie, Superhero and even sci-fi games over the years.

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Oh that Alibaba is just evil... once you get past the 1000s of not-Legos there's some cool stuff. Can't seem to link images though...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/toy-for-children-1-50-Military-Police-Transport-Vehicle-Model-Sound-and-Light-Toy-Car-Toy/32899815668.html



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Nice, thanks lads.

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7th edition 40k is a lot like BDSM these days. Only play with people you know and develop a safe word for when things get too intense. And It doesn't hurt to be a sadist or masochist as well.

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Do these count?

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 Platuan4th wrote:
Do these count?

Spoiler:


How big are those models?

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 ChargerIIC wrote:
 Platuan4th wrote:
Do these count?

Spoiler:


How big are those models?




They have articulation, so they're technically action figures.

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Wow, I'm guessing those action figures are from China?

They even have the Khorne symbol and everything, lol.

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lol they put a Vargiest head on the FW Deamon Prince.
   
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Where did they come from?

   
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StraightSilver wrote:
Wow, I'm guessing those action figures are from China?

They even have the Khorne symbol and everything, lol.


Just saying it wouldn't the first time a third party toy got repurposed
*looks at my wierdboy*

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 lolman1c wrote:
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Where did they come from?


Found them in the toy section of a local truck stop.

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Wow, those are seriously, blatantly, upscaled GW parts.

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Now I'll have a second reason to skulk around truck stops.

But seriously that's the least disgusting "found it in a truck stop" story I've ever heard. Pretty amazing find. How much did they cost?

   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Now I'll have a second reason to skulk around truck stops.

But seriously that's the least disgusting "found it in a truck stop" story I've ever heard. Pretty amazing find. How much did they cost?


$3 a piece.

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It's not exactly a toy, but Walmart has been stocking these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Stacker-3x5-Box-Clear/140901217 You can spray paint and weather them for decent scatter containers. Little ones are about $1 each and the big ones are about $3.
   
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Dark Eldar flier for $10.

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Power Rangers Movie pterodactyl zord


 
   
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I'm super interested in actually trying this...anyone have any idea how wide it actually is?

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 rayphoton wrote:
I'm super interested in actually trying this...anyone have any idea how wide it actually is?


I didn't buy it but I'd say the wing span is over 12". The box has one wing removed so it will fit.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Rangers-Pterodactyl-Battle-Ranger/dp/B01H04QNKY?crid=3TWOADVI6V33V&keywords=pterodactyl+zord&qid=1547656931&sprefix=pterod%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1&ref=sr_1_1



 
   
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 DominayTrix wrote:
It's not exactly a toy, but Walmart has been stocking these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Stacker-3x5-Box-Clear/140901217 You can spray paint and weather them for decent scatter containers. Little ones are about $1 each and the big ones are about $3.

What part of the store did you find them in? I could use something like this.
   
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I haven't gone through the whole thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned.

The Thomas & Friends Super Station
Kids got this from a generous & overzealous Aunt & Uncle and it looked so cool I picked up a used one for $40 a few weeks later for the sole purpose of stealing parts for Necromunda/40k. Amazon also apparently has them on sale and you can sell off the trains and any extra tacks you don't need to offset the price.

Lots of little details to paint - rubble, pipes, cables lying around the tracks - just pop the face off the crane, paint everything Grimdark and you have a really cool base. You can build it up on the girders for height or lay it flat and encircle it with track.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 rayphoton wrote:
I'm super interested in actually trying this...anyone have any idea how wide it actually is?


I didn't buy it but I'd say the wing span is over 12". The box has one wing removed so it will fit.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Rangers-Pterodactyl-Battle-Ranger/dp/B01H04QNKY?crid=3TWOADVI6V33V&keywords=pterodactyl+zord&qid=1547656931&sprefix=pterod%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1&ref=sr_1_1




4 inches longer than an actual razorwing....I may buy one and paint it just to see

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Coh Magnussen wrote:
 DominayTrix wrote:
It's not exactly a toy, but Walmart has been stocking these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Stacker-3x5-Box-Clear/140901217 You can spray paint and weather them for decent scatter containers. Little ones are about $1 each and the big ones are about $3.

What part of the store did you find them in? I could use something like this.

I found it in stationary. Mixed in with some of the school supplies, but not the seasonal school supplies.
   
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Not quite toys and not quote cheap but...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015Y2IGKY?psc=1&pf_rd_p=7ebdab82-de3b-42f2-8032-aa63ae38b0fa&pf_rd_r=D9Z6F0T530NS4Q88A7AJ&pd_rd_wg=x1Et5&pd_rd_i=B015Y2IGKY&pd_rd_w=00TUK&pd_rd_r=69be58d5-71e7-403b-acf1-4033bf4e99c9&ref_=pd_luc_rh_crh_rh_sbs_02_03_t_img_lh



https://www.amazon.com/Ebros-Nautilus-Steampunk-Submarine-Automatic/dp/B07DXCFQZV/ref=pd_day0_hl_201_5/147-6260376-3013837?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07DXCFQZV&pd_rd_r=0d88fe33-23e7-11e9-841b-4d76d22006a0&pd_rd_w=3AMzI&pd_rd_wg=675yC&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=HR05E2ACHMPSCZV840E9&psc=1&refRID=HR05E2ACHMPSCZV840E9



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BI61Q8O?psc=1&pf_rd_p=7ebdab82-de3b-42f2-8032-aa63ae38b0fa&pf_rd_r=D9Z6F0T530NS4Q88A7AJ&pd_rd_wg=x1Et5&pd_rd_i=B01BI61Q8O&pd_rd_w=00TUK&pd_rd_r=69be58d5-71e7-403b-acf1-4033bf4e99c9&ref_=pd_luc_rh_crh_rh_sbs_02_01_t_img_lh






https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013PT4G20?psc=1&pf_rd_p=7ebdab82-de3b-42f2-8032-aa63ae38b0fa&pf_rd_r=D9Z6F0T530NS4Q88A7AJ&pd_rd_wg=x1Et5&pd_rd_i=B013PT4G20&pd_rd_w=00TUK&pd_rd_r=69be58d5-71e7-403b-acf1-4033bf4e99c9&ref_=pd_luc_rh_crh_rh_sbs_02_02_t_img_lh



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ESLB7YK?psc=1&pf_rd_p=f0eab1e5-6fb9-41f0-8024-4a7d38a13342&pf_rd_r=D9Z6F0T530NS4Q88A7AJ&pd_rd_wg=x1Et5&pd_rd_i=B00ESLB7YK&pd_rd_w=i2CoM&pd_rd_r=69be58d5-71e7-403b-acf1-4033bf4e99c9&ref_=pd_luc_rh_crh_rh_sim_03_01_t_img_lh



 
   
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Speaking of jumping toy lines. Remember Mage Knight? That Collectible game aimed at teenagers?

Turns out a Dwarven Steam Behemoth is under $20 on eBay and exactly everything a battlewagon should be:


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