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Au pas de Charge10 May 2021 1:03 p.m. PST

Preferably in metal and preferably classic toys. It would also help if they were still in production.

They dont have to be armed or menacing but they have to have the air of toys about them. Also, some of their Shadowforge specials have wrapped gifts that could adorn a toy room.

I know some of Eureka's Pax Limpopo range is useful as well as their Toyland range.

Some of these have potential too: link

Some of these are useful too but I wanted to know if there were any toy-like minis I was overlooking?


I prefer 28mm or larger but others might like smaller scales.

John the OFM10 May 2021 1:17 p.m. PST

Paint "regular" minis with gloss paint.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2021 1:31 p.m. PST

The Assault Group has scale toys: link

ChrisBrantley10 May 2021 1:58 p.m. PST

Not sure what happened or who has the 28mm Teddy Bear Soldiers that Eureka used to sell.

These Sci-Fi Teddy Bears scream Ewok to me: auction

Gokiburi10 May 2021 2:43 p.m. PST

Wyrd's Malifaux range has a few, though they're mostly on the menacing side of things.
Off the top of my head, there's Collodi and his puppet crew, Teddy who is a giant stuffed bear, and Stitched Together, which are tiny Oogie Boogies. Malifaux minis are all plastic nowadays, but all of those listed used to be made in metal if you can find them.

They also make the board game Puppet Wars, which has a bunch of miniatures of puppet versions of Malifaux characters.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2021 5:04 p.m. PST

Paint very small like 6mm Napoleonic or Wild West or British Colonial figures in gloss colors so they look like toy soldiers.

In July I am doing a series of posts on making "toy" soldier type figures, particularly horses.

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Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2021 8:53 p.m. PST

I think the whole range of PlayMobile figures are miniatures that look like toys. I think they are toys. They are toys that can be used as wargame miniatures.


parrskool11 May 2021 2:58 a.m. PST

Try Irregular miniatures….. they have toy soldier style in larger scales…..

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP11 May 2021 7:22 a.m. PST

Sadly the Eureka Teddy Bears are out of production – they were great figs

However on the bright side Eureka has their Toy Soldier line that are classic toy soldiers – in shakos, helmets and bearskins plus cavalry and guns


Here are some that I have done up as Chasseurs a Cheval

Silent Pool16 May 2021 4:16 a.m. PST

Sadly the Eureka Teddy Bears are out of production they were great figs


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FutureFarm24 Jan 2024 5:14 a.m. PST

I know this may be a dead-thread now, but in case anyone is still looking….

My daughter saw me painting my miniatures, she decided she needed her own. I searched and searched for Eureka Bears but couldn't find any at a price that I would feel good about a 4 year old playing with. Already having a 3D printer and some amateurish skills, I decided to make my own. The process is shown at

I am not set-up to do mass production of these, but could probably handle a few orders at a time.

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