Q: I have heard about Plastic Warrior
magazine but I can’t
find it in the shops. Can you recommend a retailer in my
area who stocks it?
A: It is only available by mail order on subscription. See
the website for details.
Q: Can I subscribe to One-Inch Warrior?
A: No, One-Inch Warrior is only published as an occasional
Q: Can you recommend the best dealers to buy plastic soldiers
A: PW doesn’t recommend any specific dealers, but most
of the best ones advertise in the magazine. PW only accepts
advertising from dealers who are known to be honest.
Q: I have a collection of plastic soldiers. Can you tell
me how much they are worth?
A: PW doesn’t do valuations.
Q: So how do I know if I am paying a fair price?
A: PW doesn’t do valuations,
but we do provide information. By reading PW you will learn what
is rare and what is common; what is normal and what are unusual
variations; what is currently available; what figures are being
remoulded; what other collectors are searching for; and what
is selling at auction.
Get to know as many dealers as possible
and compare their prices. Make contact with other PW readers
in your area and exchange information. Knowledge is power, and
regular readers can acquire the knowledge to help them make your
own evaluation of figures’ worth
Q: How do I meet them?
A: Advertise in PW Readers Ads Page, it’s free to subscribers.
Q: I am a 54mm wargamer, where can I meet others who wargame
in the same scale?
A: You can advertise in the magazine for other readers
in your area who are interested in the same type of things
as you are.
Q: I have some figures which are not marked, can
you tell me who made them?
A: Send photos of them to the magazine and other
readers can usually identify them.
Q: Can you recommend a good book on plastic figures?
A: * Peter Cole’s ‘Suspended Animation’ covers
Herald and Britains plastics (available from www.replastic.com)
* Michael Maughan’s ‘A to Z of Timpo’ cover the Timpo swoppet
and overmoulded types (available from email@example.com)