Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things

Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things every month I find have update information and clarify things.  We have some more news on the No Name Vikings. Markus has sent a photo of some more buffalo poses. We want

Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things No Name Vikings

Updates, News, Housekeeping Other ThingsWe have recieved reports that the No Name Vikings Set is not complete.  There are three more foot figures that being made. I have not heard yet what the poses are as soon as we have information I will post it.

Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things More Buffalo Poses

Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things

Markus Lecksheid has sent us a photo of more buffalo.  The Linde buffalo is one of on the right in white. Next to the Linde  buffalo is Domplast/ Manurba we have shown before. final buffalo is by Marolin. For size comparsion Markus put a Blue Box hunter (about 50mm), Airfix cowboy and an Elastolin longhorn steer.  Markus feels that the Marolin piece is the closest to 54mm. What do you think?

Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things Housekeeping

I had someone complain on another site about my headings.  There is a reason for why I do them. One of the things I learned through my Word Press courses is about SEO or search engine optimization. SEO is a method of making the website more visible to search engines.  I use a SEO called Yoast and it advises me on what Google is looking for in rankings.   Some of those items are headings, making sure your keywords are in the first paragraph and etc.  I have been using it for awhile  and I like how it helped to improve my layout. One thing I have like Yoast catches if you start a sentence off with the same word in a row three times or more.  It is the little things. that count in making an enjoyable site.

I will have FAQ up in a week. This will have how to contact us and send material.  Finally some background on me why I use name Stad and  a little of my history.


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17 Responses to Updates, News, Housekeeping Other Things

  1. TDBarnecut says:

    I like the Marolin bison, great color, good detailing. Did they only make this one pose? I like the Elastolin longhorn steer as well.

  2. j hudson says:

    Vikings- Russian I believe,,very nice but expensive,,,cant our buddy putin help us out with prices?

  3. Tom Black says:

    Actually, the “No Name” brand is a bargain. They usually sell on EBay for about 10 dollars a set.

    • erwin says:

      I agree Tom ..the prices set on the (No name…) are great and cheap ,even after shipping .In fact much better than many produced by western makers of plastic toy soldier line today…

      • Mark T. says:

        I think the price for the No Name figures themselves is great, especially next to Basevich and Pvblivs, but $10.00 shipping with $4.00 for each additional, even from Russia, seems expensive these days. It essentially doubles the price of the figures.

        There is another Russian dealer whom I buy Tehnolog sets from who offers $5.00 shipping with $1.00 for each additional item. Doesn’t matter if it is one small bag of Tehnolog figures or a larger boxed kit or what have you, it’s $5.00 shipping plus $1.00 per additional item. Unfortunately he does not carry DGN or No Name sets.

  4. Erwin says:

    Well any shipping from US to any country is not less 14.00 by first class economic …
    So x us paying 10.00 is actually less than then..
    The Tecnolog set are ship in bags or pack.As far any item fit inside it the price is considered letter.
    Technolog sets bags are less 2.00 US dollars. It give chance to reduce shipping as hook deal to sale then fast
    No name and others cost much more given less chance x any seller offer shipping deals.
    My comments is base in dealing and carry importing x years from Russia.

  5. Andy says:

    This set of 5 Vikings and a horse is for sale on eBay @ $13.90.
    How much does it actually cost the seller to obtain the set to
    sell on eBay? Simple, clear answer, please. 40%, 50% of the
    $13.90 price?

    • Erwin says:

      And some time is more than that.
      That is true…

      Base in my inquires and past business .NOT single Russian brand limited run produced set is sold to sellers x less 60% and that if buy good quantities per set.
      Technolog and many kit sets are mass produced items sold at stores such URAL TOYS warehouses in russia at fraction of prices.
      The prices are extremely low compare with Waranhasa.not name and other limited run figures made x our hobby.
      Two complete diferent market and business when come to w wholesale business investment and sales.
      My thoughts…

      • Erwin says:

        And also come the ebay and paypal fees that sellers has to cover and paid too. ..
        Plus packing expenses
        Is a lot that affect the way sellers could afford shipping prices on eBay .

  6. Andy says:

    (Up late watching NBA). Truly good quality, in sculpting and material, new figures are going to be more and not less expensive and postal rates will sure not decrease. Be prepared to pay more to get new figures. I’m also thinking the hoards of vintage figures sitting in boxes and bags will be decreasing in value as fewer people will be wanting them. Except for Johnny Ringo, Gunsmoke characters, Rifleman, etc., for examples, new figures will be costing more than the old ones soon IF people even want to be bothered producing them along with low profit margins and all the complaints and criticism.

  7. Bill Nevins says:

    Andy, It’s funny, but I have been hearing for about 10 years now how old plastic figures would one day be worthless.
    Sorry, but I just don’t see it.
    Look at prices at shows or for old plastic on Ebay.
    Still ridiculous but somebody must be paying Rick Eber prices.
    Even the thousands of common Fort Apaches on Ebay get sold!!
    So, somebody is buying this stuff.

    I don’t look at my toys as investments.
    Will they be worth anything when I am gone?

    Who cares? I’ll be dead.
    I never paid a lot of money for anything plastic.
    I collect because I love the toys, not the money.
    To be completely honest, I also love the thrill of the hunt, so to speak.
    I think most of us early birds in this hobby are/were at heart.

    Prices don’t have to be stupid. Especially among fellow collectors like us.
    I just did a deal with a fellow collector here and he was amazed that I sold so cheaply.
    I explained to him that I didn’t pay much for the items and I would rather see somebody enjoy the whole lot. I could have broken it up and probably made more money. But the guy will really enjoy what he got and that means something to me.
    I bet he has them set up right now.
    He even wrote to explain what figures he was going to use with them when he got them and I really appreciated that. It was a good feeling to see that excitement in
    his email. I know how I am when I get something that I really was looking for to finish a project.

    Besides, why give Ebay the fees when you can just save the customer the same amount as Ebay would take?

    Ebay has been a blessing and a curse.
    A blessing, because you have so much more access to items.
    A curse, because every flippin’ seller thinks that MPC indians are Marx Plastic Company and worth a small fortune.

    Next Sunday the flea market opens for the year. I am chomping at the bit.
    There’s treasure in those box trucks, panel vans and station wagons and I’m going to find it!!!!

    • admin says:

      Prices are dropping on many of the old figures. I have had to lower prices on many of the items I have been selling on Ebay. Items that would fly right out are sitting. I have to bundle to make items sell. There are some items holding their price, they are the exception for me. I did a flea market today and it was pitful in what was available.

      • Andy says:

        Connecticut flea markets have been “mined out” of toy soldiers for years. Occasionally see a broken, beat up old Marx cowboy for $25 or rusted tin cabin for $100. My primary resource is eBay and the “maybe Marx” figures…….

  8. Erwin says:

    The old vintage figures had decreased considerable in US.
    At shows prices had gone lower in vintage.At eBay too.
    The abundant and recycle had made it.
    I had been in several shows resently and year after yeas figures such MARX cavalry, arabs , FFL and many others are way down.
    Here several who had gone to shows had noticed it and wrote about.
    Ebay w except few nutcases had created a reductions of value because the many sellers w out knowledge and other cleaning collections too .Marx prices had gone very low versus 10 years ago.
    Few item are still up because the absurdity of some…
    Like the wagons and else….
    British brand vintage had gone low too versus last years.
    Shipping in US had increase 8 time in last 12 years and 5 in Russia postal services.
    My thoughts.
    Best regards.

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