For ages, children have got smitten with toy soldiers ever since it came into the picture in the 1950s. There is an especial reason why children got fascinated with this item. According to historical documents, it was during this time when wars were going on. It is these toys that portrayed the real battle scenes and children were the largest buyers of this item.
However, with changing times, collection of toy soldiers has acquired a new level of popularity. Some people make this collection with a belief that it is the perfect flagship and masterpiece when it comes to toy products. Louis Marx is credited for the popularity of toy manufacturing company by the name of Louis Marx & Co. because he was so popular in this particular industry; he was nicknamed ‘Toycoon’. Those days most of the toys it manufactured were related to the military establishment.
Additionally, because he was a sergeant in the US Army, it gave him the perfect knowledge of the product.Plastic soldiers are especially preferred by boys because it allowed them to play with an action-packed product.
In a sense, they found something helpful in their fight with females who played with their Barbie Dolls. It is true, these days more and more children choose to play computer games. This has resulted in a drastic decline in sales of this item, however, the fanatics and enthusiastic of vintage toy’s soldiers still have a great fascination for this item. The popularity of these toys can be judged from a simple fact.
In modern times videogames have invaded every child’s mentality. There are manufacturers who can often be seen making demand for software so these Plastic soldiers can de depicted in the videogames. Actor Douglas Fairbanks is known worldwide for his collection of over 3000 such soldiers.