Thursday, July 9, 2020

More TV Toy Soldiers: Lovejoy

The fourth season episode "Fly the Flag" featured lead toy soldiers. I am unfamiliar with these, they are 54 mm and the Lovejoy character (Ian McShane) refers to the as (phonetically) " Kai-ah?" from France around the late 1800's. They look like lead Britain's to me.

The show has a wargame setup supposedly depicting the march to and from Concord in the beginning of the American Revolution.
Amazingly, they actually have pyrotechnics and blow up the toys. Yikes!


  1. Nice find! They're modern white metal figures but not by Britains, the chunky sculpting and fixing for the moveable arms look like Blenheim Military Models who made a range of AWI for the Princetown Battlefield Society in the early 1970's. The blue boxes on the table in the last two shots look like Blenheim's also.

  2. Beautiful atmospheric screen shots - thanks Doug for sharing these. I'm sure somebody will recognise the makers.

  3. 'Me too'—an excellent 'find' and some top screen shots. Another that was completely new to me. Thanks Doug, James