PLASTIC WARRIOR – THE BACKGROUND

  • Plastic Warrior was launched in 1985 as a non-profit making newsletter with the aim of putting plastic soldier collectors in touch with each other at a time when the established modelling and collecting press ignored their interests. From the start PW was written by collectors for collectors and was the first ever publication to seriously cover soft plastic toy figures.


  • In 1986 Plastic Warrior organised the first ever toy soldier show held outside the USA. This show is still held annually and is the oldest and longest running toy soldier show in Britain.


  • In 1988 Plastic Warrior became the first UK importers of re-moulded plastic figures, bringing in Dulcop from Italy, Marx from Mexico, and Oliver from Spain.

  • Plastic Warrior is now a glossy magazine published six times per year, distributed in 30 different countries around the world, also providing a range of special issues and manufacturers checklists devoted to plastic toy soldiers and model figures.