Best Revolutionary War Toy Soldiers

Revolutionary War toy soldiers and action figures are fun, historical toys that are perfect for classroom activities, projects or just for playtime.

With toy soldiers, the more detailed the toy soldiers are, the more expensive they are. If you want a toy set that comes with a large amount of toy soldiers, you’ll have to settle for soldiers that are painted one solid color with minimal details.

If you want more detailed toy soldiers, you’ll have to spring for the more expensive hand-painted soldiers that come in packs of three to five.

Since there are a lot of Revolutionary War toy soldiers on the market, I made a list of what are considered the best toy soldiers. These specific toys look great, are historically accurate, they’re affordable and they get great reviews from online shoppers.

These toy soldiers can also be used for AWI wargaming although smaller scale AWI miniatures designed specifically for wargaming are ideal.

The following is a list of the best Revolutionary War toy soldiers:

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Americana Souvenirs Toy Soldiers:

If you want a toy soldier set that comes with a large amount of figures, this 35 piece Revolutionary War Plastic Army set by Americana Souvenirs is a great choice.


The figures are 65mm tall and are painted one solid color each with Colonial Americans in blue, British Redcoat soldiers in red and German Hessian Mercenaries in black.

The set also includes a General George Washington figure on horseback, a General Charles Cornwallis figure, and a French General Marquis De Lafeyette figure as well as a horse, cannon, mortar and a play mat.

The reviews on Amazon are generally positive with numerous reviewers saying the toy soldiers work great for kid’s history projects, dioramas or playtime.

The toy soldiers come in a plastic bag with a header card and are recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Safari Ltd Toy Soldiers:

This Safari Ltd Revolutionary War Continental Army Toob comes with five figures in a plastic reusable tube. The figures include a flag bearer, a musketeer, drummer boy, fifer, and a George Washington figurine.


The figures are 54mm tall, have been individually hand-painted and are historically accurate and very detailed.

As the listing states, the toy soldiers are a part of Safari Ltd’s historical collection and comes with educational information to help children learn more about the Revolutionary War:

“Each tube comes with educational information and a convenient carrying loop. This TOOB is part of our Historical Collection, which was designed to help children learn the importance of history and provide history buffs with affordable, professional-quality miniatures.”

The toy soldiers are some of the best reviewed and best-selling revolutionary war-themed toys on Amazon.

Most of the user reviews on Amazon are very positive and state that the toys are sturdy and well made and don’t break easily. There are a few reviews though that state some of the pieces don’t stand up well and a few others that say the soldier’s feet are sometimes deformed.

The toy soldiers are recommended for ages 3 and up. The pieces are made from phthalate and lead-free materials.

The company also sells these Safari Ltd Revolutionary War British Army Toob which come with six pieces in a plastic reusable tube. The figures include a British flag bearer, bugler, musketeer, drummer boy, fifer, and General Cornwallis figurine.


The figurines are 54mm tall, have been individually hand-painted, are historically accurate and very detailed.

These toys are a great companion piece to Safari’s Continental Army toy soldiers and can be used to recreate Revolutionary War battles.

The reviews for these toy soldiers are similar to the reviews for the company’s continental army toy soldiers. The reviews are mostly positive, with many reviewers stating that the figures are durable and don’t break easily, but there are a few reviews here and there that state that some of the soldiers don’t stand up well.

The toy soldiers are for ages 3 and up. The pieces are made from phthalate and lead-free materials.

BMC Toy Soldiers:

These BMC Revolutionary War Plastic Army Men come in a set of 34 figures depicting the Battle of Yorktown. The figures include British, French and American soldiers.


The figures are 54mm tall and are painted one solid color each with 11 Colonial Americans in blue, 12 British soldiers in red and 11 French soldiers in white.

Also included are a General George Washington figure, a General Charles Cornwallis figure, and a French General Marquis de Lafayette figure.

The toy soldiers have great reviews on Amazon with many reviewers stating that they use them for everything from class projects to war games. One reviewer stated that the toys are well-made and are worth the price:

“The figures were well molded. They came in the correct expected colors: red for British, and blue and white for Colonials. The only flaw is that they seem to have randomly selected the 34 soldiers so that I got many of some poses and very few of other poses. Still, I feel my money was well spent. I’m 60 and I am using these soldiers for rubber band pistol war-games.”

The toy soldiers come in a plastic bag with a header card and are recommended for children ages 3 and up.

LOD Toy Soldiers:

These Revolutionary War British Army Grenadier Soldiers by LOD come in a set of 16 figures in eight different poses. The figures are 54mm tall and are painted solid red.


The figures were originally released by Barzso Playsets but have been repackaged and marketed by LOD Enterprises.

The toy soldiers come in a plastic bag with a header card and are recommended for children age 3 and up.

These Revolutionary War Colonial Minutemen Plastic Toy Soldiers by LOD come in a set of 16 figures in eight different poses. The figures are 54mm tall and are painted solid blue.


The figures were originally released by Barzso Playsets but have been repackaged and marketed by LOD Enterprises.

The toy soldiers come in a plastic bag with a header card and are recommended for children age 3 and up.

Woodland Scenics Toy Soldiers:

These Revolutionary War Toy Soldiers by Woodland Scenics comes in a set of five figures. The figures include both British and Continental soldiers.


The figures are 28mm tall, are hand-painted and feature soldiers in five different poses.

These toy soldiers are designed specifically for dioramas and Woodland Scenics also sells landscape kits to help create them.

The figures have good reviews on Amazon, although some of the reviewers stated that a few of the pieces are a bit top heavy and don’t stand up well on their own. Perhaps this is because they are designed for dioramas and are meant to be glued in place.

Another reviewer noted that some of the figures aren’t as tall as described but he liked the details of the soldier’s uniforms and noted they are modeled after specific regiments:

“These are very nicely painted British Regular and Continental Army soldiers. The British have black facings which would make them either the 64th, 70th or 82nd regiment of foot. The Continental are blue with red facings the uniform first received in September of 1778 while the army was at Valley Forge and the official uniform from 1779 to the end of the war. Be warned though the description says they are 2 inches which would make them 54 mm they are really about 35 mm. The description stated 1 1/2 to 2 inches tall. The standing figure is less than 1 1/2 tall and the office reaches 1 3/4 only if you measure to the top of his sword.”

The figures are designed for ages 3 and up.

Sources:
“American Revolutionary War Figures and Accessories.” Barzo Playsets, Inc., n.d., www.barzso.com/figures-accessories/Rev-War.html
“British Grenadiers.” LOD Toy Soldiers, LOD Enterprises, n.d.,
lodtoysoldiers.com/product/british-grenadiers
“Colonial Minutemen.” LOD Toy Soldiers, LOD Enterprises, n.d., lodtoysoldiers.com/product/colonial-minuteman

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