Toy Soldier, lead and plastic soldiers, made in Argentina Image Gallery.Toy soldiers production begun a long time ago together with a militarist ideology many times translated into nationalism. In the American continent, for example, the first time we have information on these sort of toys is simultaneously to the breackthrough of the Independence wars. Specialists -psychologists, historians and sociologists- agree in explaining the social and cultural importance of these kind of toys related to the consolidation of a nation and a State, sustaining that early in their lives children are taught to love and respect their newly born country and army. Back in those days toy soldiers made out of polychrome clay, lead, wood, even silver and gold some times. Email: The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.