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Toy Soldiers

Soldiers in Our Midst for Charles Swenson War Is Not Child's Play

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Edgy, contemporary, poignant: For his current exhibition, Soldiers in Our Midst, artist Charles Swenson photographed toy soldiers then painted large portraits from the photos, calling to mind both classical portraiture and pop culture references to childhood.

My Early Fascination With War

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

As a little kid in the early 1970s, I was fascinated with war. All my buddies were, too. We couldn't help it. As a boy, the image of the World War II American soldier as hero was inescapable.

Astoria Characters: The Man Whose Hobby Is Working

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rudy's is the only extensive, eclectic hobby shop left in Queens, and surely it is the only one in the world that sells crosses and holy water right alongside jigsaw puzzles and plastic toy soldiers.

You've Never Seen Plastic Army Men Like This Before

Posted 07.10.2012 | Home

Plastic army men have never looked so bendy. Boing Boing brought our attention to a light-footed stop motion animation, "Choreography for Plastic Army...