Toy Soldiers: Building and Refining a Collection written by Vectis Military Specialist Simon Clark


Toy Soldiers: Building and Refining a Collection, was written by Vectis Specialist Simon Clark as a primer for toy soldier collectors, both new and experienced, as well as for those wishing to relive childhood memories, the highly illustrated volume conveys the reader from the early origins of toy soldiers to the so-called ‘golden age’ of the 1930s, then through the austerity of World War II and early post-war years to the plastic revolution of the 1960s. It moves on to look at the reintroduction of the traditional toy soldier in the 1980s and 90s and the emergence of the bespoke military miniature and commercial connoisseur ranges by the likes of King & Country, First Legion and similar makers, before ending with a brief examination of the future of the toy soldier.

The book can be found at all major bookstores.