Following hard on the heals of Die Zinnlaube in the last post came my resub notice for the French magazine Eurofigurines which is issued four times a year and mainly covers hollowcast and solid lead, aluminium, composition, plastic and pressed tin toy soldiers. As you'd expect, many of the manufacturers included are French but the firms featured will be familiar to most people and that makes this magazine more accessible to the majority of collectors
The front and back covers (above and below) of the latest two issues give a taste of the quality and format of the magazine. I'm not going to go through the table of contents for these as it would take too long but I will mention something of the house style for articles, which is to pick a subject and then illustrate as many figures relating to the subject as they can find. The articles are short on text and long on pictures, for example in the latest issue an article for the 250th anniversary of Napoleon's birth ran to 13 pages with 105 pictures of figures from 12 vintage manufacturers. The pictures tell the story, this is my kind of magazine.
The text is in French but, as mentioned before, there isn't a lot of it so it's easy enough to follow or translate using Google. On average there are 30 pages, in full colour, plus a separate wadge of advertising and collectors wants/sales lists. Cost is 45 Euro (including international postage) by Paypal for 4 issues, the subscription runs for the calendar year so if you subscribe in July they'll send you the first two issues for that year and then your next sub is due the following 1st January, it's a neat system that works well. For more details and to subscribe see their website: Eurofigurines