The Chicago Toy Soldier Show premiered in 1980 as a spinoff of the hobby publication, Old Toy Soldier Newsletter (OTSN). Today, it is the largest show of its kind in North America with visitors and vendors from around the world. Attendees will see vintage and antique toys, original toys that are compatible with the old toys, reproductions cast from the original molds, as well as modern manufacture. Because of its longevity and size, the Show has also become a trade show; many manufacturers will debut new lines and products. You will find toy soldiers made of metal, plastic, composition, paper and other materials. There are toy soldiers for every taste and every budget.
The Chicago Toy Soldier Show reflects the trends and innovations of the toy-soldier-collecting hobby, integrates related hobbies, and honors the traditions of the hobby.
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173.
William Britain, W. Britain or simply Britain's, no matter what we are called our name is synonymous with toy soldiers. Since 1893 W. Britain has been producing toy soldiers and military miniatures with attention to detail, quality and authenticity. Each model figure is cast out of metal and hand painted to the highest possible standards. Our ranges include traditional toy style figures in 1/32 scale (54mm / 2.125" tall) and a large selection of realistic matte finished figures in 1/30 scale (58mm / 2.3125" tall). Most major time periods are covered from the eighteenth century up to the conflicts of the twentieth century. Whatever your interest, W. Britain has figures and accessories for your collection!