These world war 2 toy soldiers playsets are some of the best toys for fans and collectors of all ages.
That is why we here at Shrunk Collectibles took it upon ourselves to compile 5 of the best options to get!
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These classic toy soldiers and their 54mm plastic accessory sets are the perfect pieces to create miniaturized battle re-enactments.
You can use it to re-enact some of the biggest, most iconic, and devastating battles in the history of mankind.
So Many Wars!
In fact, we here at Shrunk Collectibles even had a hard time choosing which era in warfare we wanted to cover.
There are just so many options out there (and we don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing, considering we’re talking about war here).
Regardless, though, these world war 2 toy soldiers playsets are just a few of the finest examples of military-inspired toys you could get right now.
There are just a lot of significant wartime moments to choose from.
It ranges from the Battle of New Orleans, the French and Indian War, to Custer’s last stand and the Battle of the Bulge.
Mother of All Wars
In this case, though, we’re about to stick to the war to end all wars, from the WWII Pacific campaign classic toy army or the D-day playset.
Let’s march on, guys!
Our TOP 5 World War 2 Toy Soldiers Playsets
“Great Value for Money!”
Our Rating: 4.5
First up on this amazing world war 2 toy soldiers playsets list is something that brings a whole lot of bang for your buck.
We mean that in the best way!
There are a lot of brands out there like Austin miniatures or the Marx plastic army.
But Divwa is giving them a run for their marbles with this whopping 160-piece classic toy army set.
And as far as world war 2 toy soldiers playsets are concerned, these armies in plastic figures and accessories would make great miniature fodder.
Especially if you’re creating a diorama.
For one, they’re very affordably priced; you’ll rarely find a deal for 54mm plastic accessory sets as good as this one.
For another, these classic toy soldiers have a respectable amount of quality put to them relative to their price point.
So, heed the call to arms and let’s take a closer look at this wonderful thing.
A Valorous Set
To say that this is a box set isn’t really an exact term for it, because this Divwaclassic toy army comes in a handbag instead.
That’s not a big deal, because you have to consider that the company had to cut costs in order to keep the price of this thing down.
But it would have been really nice to add a box to keep this whole set together.
Still, the handbag it comes in is more than enough to keep those soldiers in place without damaging them or losing bits and pieces.
Use a Box for Longterm Storage
Additionally, the handbag packaging is sturdy enough to last you a decent amount of time.
But we here at Shrunk Collectibles highly suggest you find a box if you really want to keep this for the long haul.
Packaging aside, though, there’s literally a lot to unpack in this Divwa toy set, so let’s go ahead and dive into it.
Gather Your Army
This set isn’t just made up of classic toy soldiers; it’s got a lot of 54mm plastic accessory sets included in it, too.
You got cannons here, a toy tank there; a watchtower and some sandbags; some military trucks and aircraft; and that’s just the beginning of it.
Like we said, this is as generous as world war 2 toy soldiers playsets go.
You’re going to find that it’s actually pretty versatile when you look at the designs the manufacturer chose for their models.
On one hand, you have some American war playset accessories like the cannons.
But then you also have trenches and towers that would fit right in if you’re reenacting the Indian Wars.
That’s another plus on this thing.
This classic toy army does not come with painted plastic toy soldiers, as they’re all done in that classic monochrome tone.
To be clear, you’re looking at green and tan colors here, which are pretty much the norm when it comes to world war 2 toy soldiers playsets.
To be perfectly clear, you could say that these are really unpainted plastic toy soldiers, since their colors come from the plastic mold, and not any paint applications.
Suffice it to say that armies in plastic figures and accessories like this one aren’t meant for older collectors.
They’re targeted towards kids, who are more than willing to play with them instead of letting them sit and be displayed on a shelf.
“Historically Accurate and Detailed!”
Our Rating: 5
War is hell, but the warriors who answered the call to arms didn’t shy away from it.
And it shows in spades in this next entry to your world war 2 toy soldiers playsets list.
This is a box set featuring one of the most gruesome (or glorious, depending on how you view war) battles in the history of mankind: the D-day playset.
Not the Largest
Clocking it at 144 pieces, this is by no means the largest toy set you’re going to find on this list.
But it’s probably one of the most accurately rendered.
We’re not talking about the casualties of war, of course; we’re referring to all the 54mm plastic accessory sets and the unpainted plastic toy soldiers here.
So, let’s get to why this toy set produced by BMC rightfully belongs as one of the best world war 2 toy soldiers playsets available right now!
All Boxed In
This is a box set through and through, so don’t expect it to come in a relatively janky handbag or plastic wrapper when you purchase it.
And that’s probably because this is one of the more deluxe options if you’re looking for world war 2 toy soldiers playsets!
It incorporates accurate renderings of soldiers, weapons of war, and other deathly, classic toy army fixtures.
The packaging on this is as premium as world war 2 toy soldiers playsets go.
The box is able to properly organize each and every piece in this set, so you could store them easily once you’re done playing with them.
But this set isn’t just for playtime, boys and girls: like we said, this has got accuracy on lock.
So this is the kind of armies in plastic figures and accessories that’s also targeted towards older, more serious collectors.
So, let’s check out all the goodies in this D-day playset!
Friends and Enemies
This set isn’t just some random assortment of WWII Pacific campaign or French and Indian War pieces; this has got June 6, 1944 written all over it.
You get a bunch of allied forces unpainted plastic toy soldiers made up of Americans and British infantrymen.
Sorry, no French infantry here: they were still too preoccupied being held captive by those disgusting Nazi scumbags at this point in time.
What’s even more impressive is the inclusion of 54mm plastic accessory sets in this army.
In it you’ll find anywhere from a couple of Higgins boats to pillbox bunkers and even a farm house.
Because remember: the French countryside wasn’t built for war.
So structures like those farm houses and barns were made into makeshift bunkers and HQs by both the allied forces and those fascist Nazi pigs!
All in all, you’re going to love how detailed and historically accurate this BMC toy set was made, so it’s a definite gem in our book.
“A Small but Cool Set!”
Our Rating: 4.5
It’s no surprise that our next entry in this world war 2 toy soldiers playsets list is based on June 6, 1944 yet again.
This D-day playset is based on the lesser known but equally important storming of Utah beach, which eventually sealed the fate of those deplorable Nazi dirtbags.
And at 40 pieces, this is one of the smaller sets you could find in this whole list.
Whether it’s a toy army set based on the Battle of the Bulge or even Custer’s last stand.
However, what it lacks in quantity, it definitely more than makes up for in quality.
After all, this is a set that’s produced by BMC, which is a company that specializes in releasing toys based on historical warfare.
Budget War Box
This Utah beach set does not come as a special box set that includes a dedicated storage pack for your toys.
That’s unlike the previous entry on this list, which is also a product made by BMC.
That’s understandable, considering this is just a D-day playset made up of 40 pieces: adding a special box here would jack up its price exponentially.
And speaking of its price, this one’s very affordable relative to BMC products.
Not Just for Kids
BMC may be a company that makes armies in plastic figures and accessories that come with them, but they’re no means especially targeted at kids.
This isn’t the kind of toy infantrymen that you see included in party favors or tied to a 3rd grader’s bottle rocket or something!
Rather, they’re meant more for display and diorama creation.
That is why the attention to detail BMC puts in their products makes them more or less historically accurate.
This classic toy army, as is expected from a company like BMC, is one of the most accurately detailed sets you’re going to find around.
You have the 54mm accessory sets included here, which consists of a Higgins boat, a bunker, Czech hedgehogs and a few other things.
You’re going to appreciate how the company is even able to differentiate the unpainted plastic toy soldiers themselves.
From the uniforms right up to the firearms that they’re carrying, you’re going to notice that the soldier pieces here aren’t just recasts or remolds.
A Bit Monotonous
However, it would have been definitely way nicer if BMC decided to color the Nazis a different shade from the accessories themselves.
As it stands, the genocidal maniacs are molded from the same color of plastic as the Higgins boat and the bunker.
That makes the whole set perhaps too monotonous.
Using a tan or dirt hue for the plastic here would have benefited the whole set and made both armies stand out more.
“A Customizable and Fun Set!”
Our Rating: 4.5
As far as World war 2 toy soldiers playsets go, this entry is perhaps one of the most customizable ones you’re going to see on this list.
This is the BMC WW2 secret stronghold.
Though it’s not exactly based on a historical instance, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were indeed a bunch of secret Nazi outposts hidden back then.
After all, you can always count on a Nazi to be shady as all hell!
Seriously, though, this is a set that doesn’t rely on figure and accessory count in order to justify its relatively high price tag.
Instead, this secret stronghold set contains a dedicated structure.
That makes this look more like a proper diorama set than just a mere collection of armies in plastic figures and accessories.
And we love it all the more for that!
Not So Secret Now!
This box set does not come with a special, dedicated storage for the figures themselves.
But the original cardboard box packaging is more than enough to last you a long time.
In addition to that, we here at Shrunk Collectibles are even willing to say that this has one of the more surprising packaging boxes around.
Especially considering its size relative to the 36 pieces included in it.
The box features some nice prototype photos and a bunch of information about the item.
It is where you could see the exact kinds of accessories and soldiers included in the set.
You’re going to love how BMC designs their boxes as if these were toys that came right out of the 1950s; it’s really nicely retro!
But the real goodness isn’t in the packaging; we’re going to have to pop this baby open and see what you’re in for!
Storm the Gates
As always, BMC is able to create distinct molds for their American war playset accessories and the ones based on those filthy Nazis.
You’ll easily notice this by looking at the uniforms and weapons that the soldiers carry, along with how their certain cannons and other fixtures are designed.
You’re going to especially appreciate how BMC managed to differentiate the colors of the soldiers from both sides and the structures and accessories in this set.
It’s something that the company sometimes overlooks.
They occasionally tend to use the same unpainted plastic toy soldiers’ color as the ones they use for their vehicles and buildings.
That’s not the case with this, though, and BMC deserves top marks for fixing their past mistakes.
That, along with the convertible feature of the building accessory—could be an allied or Nazi base—makes this a fun set all in all.
“An Iconic WWII Playset”
Our Rating: 4.5
The last entry for this list we made for you is a classic toy army set that depicts a scene based on the iconic WWII Pacific campaign:
It is the battle of Iwo Jima.
This is a dainty BMC release that’s just made up of 32 pieces, but it’s more than enough to get the martial history buff in you going.
Although if we’re being completely honest, it would have been nice if this came in a small box or, at the very least, a resealable polybag.
Because as it stands, it just comes in a polybag with a header card stapled on it.
As such, you really can’t store this properly in its original packaging once you take it out, so keep that in mind when you purchase this set.
As far as iconic moments go, this is a good pick.
You’re going to love how BMC even included a set piece here depicting the raising of the U.S. flag after taking Iwo Jima from the axis forces.
It’s also nice that although you’re not getting any painted plastic toy soldiers here, you’ll be able to differentiate them.
The allies are green, while the Japanese forces are tan.
All in all, this is a beautiful albeit small playset that fans and collectors would be happy with.
The World War 2 Toy Soldiers Playsets Verdict!
There are a lot of battles that change the course of history, but very few of them have as much impact as WWII.
These miniaturized figures are a great tribute to a time when heroes rose to the occasion to battle the literal incarnation of evil.
As such, these world war 2 toy soldiers playsets are a must-have for both collectors and history buffs alike!