- Attractively retro packaged Roy Toys cabin building set
- A well built log cabin lasts several generations …
Safari Toob Jamestown Settler pioneer figures (plastic 54mm) make suitable cabin builders.
- Safari Toob Wild West figures including Annie Oakley
You can get your Little House on The Prairie geek on with this log cabin building set!
- Like those grainy old black and white western log cabin photos.
I had heard of Lincoln Logs building Toys as I have some of their metal toy soldiers and civilians. Roy Toys however were a new company to me, thanks to a surprise kind family gift for Christmas.
I like the retro packaging, I like the simple product and the story behind its creation and remarkable family revival.
The history of the product, maker and company are given here
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on 27 December 2018.
B.P.S. this log cabin was apparently sourced through quirky British supplier Labour and Wait in London – they have some still reduced in their sale.
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Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures.
I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures.
Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules.
To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...
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4 thoughts on “Roy Toys USA Log Cabin Set”
Really great looking log cabin. I have used wooden blocks with 54mm in a game successfully, reminiscent of H G Wells floor games. They have a please toy vibe to them as do your wonderful log cabin pictures.
It was that Little Wars retro look that appealed to me when I was shown pictures of them months ago. Then the various cabins appeared as surprises on Christmas Day! I really like the family back story, the retention of the packaging style, the sustainable forestry thing. Pure Childhood Americana.
I had many Lincoln Logs as a child and sometimes used them as terrain with my green army men. Have lately used Jenga blocks, but these would go perfectly for my Revolutionary War plastics. If I can get my bosses to allow wargaming in the library again, I may pick some up.
I think many of the (grand)parents attending library games would have the same nostalgia for Lincoln Logs, Green Army Men, which could be harnessed in your favour. Lincoln Logs and Roy Toys are not often available in the U.K. without American Shipping costs on top.
Bob Cordery recently talked about this whole tabletop gaming terminology issue http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com/2018/12/tabletopping-new-more-acceptable-term.html