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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2016 10:29 p.m. PST

This can not be true. I have more than that just in my basement as do most of you all.


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian04 Mar 2016 10:34 p.m. PST

I think I have more than that in 15mm Napoleonics

Mardaddy04 Mar 2016 10:41 p.m. PST

There must be something in the "official definition" for "toy soldiers" that precludes the objects of our favorite money pit/hobby.

NO DUPLICATES is quite a feat are any of your 15mm Nap's duplicates? Then they don't count. evil grin

goragrad05 Mar 2016 12:56 a.m. PST

Well, if I had one of each code all painted up and based I could probably at least come close.

Of course if you don't allow people to have more than one of each figure.

Actually, there was a fellow at the club who was moving to the area and had 20,000 +/- painted and based. Of course that would presumably include a lot of duplicates.

wolfie90705 Mar 2016 3:35 a.m. PST

I definately got that kid beat

14Bore05 Mar 2016 3:56 a.m. PST

I could send him maybe 200 more individual figures that is if you want 15mm napoleoic

cavcrazy05 Mar 2016 4:49 a.m. PST

I had thought that Malcolm Forbes had the largest toy soldier collection in the world. I remember seeing pictures from the museum he had built to show them. I know a few toy soldier collectors who do not look at wargame figures as actual "toy soldiers", which always makes me go "Hmmmmmm?"

GarrisonMiniatures05 Mar 2016 4:59 a.m. PST

I have a very large collection of old Minifigs. If people thought of them as toy soldiers I would have a very small collection of old Minifigs. Reason? They would cost too much.

Rich Bliss05 Mar 2016 7:09 a.m. PST

But the uniforms are painted on in the correct colors. Oooh🙄

45thdiv05 Mar 2016 7:51 a.m. PST

I find it sad that the collector did not set up the figures by era. You have ACW mixed with Napoleonic, Zulu, AWI and so on. Not a gamer then.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2016 8:25 a.m. PST

I imagine he is the record holder because most people don't know there is such a thing. I'll have to check into the definitions and requirements when I have time. I find it hard to believe that many folks don't have the record holder beat.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2016 3:23 p.m. PST

Copy that,79th PA and others. It is only a record because our TMP friends aren't being having their miniatures counted. Perhaps some should start counting now and defeat that silly record.

MajorB06 Mar 2016 3:49 p.m. PST

Well the kid's record hasn't made it to the Guinness World Records site yet, but I think they key word is "different". They may also say that a toy soldier must be 1/35?

Tom D108 Apr 2016 2:44 p.m. PST

The collection of the late Orson Munn is said to be over 10,000 classic Britains, and its still in his families' possession as far as I know.

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