|About Barzso Playsets, Inc.|
|I started researching different ways to make small run plastic playsets in 1990. My goal was to produce all new plastic playsets. After being rejected by over 30 plastics companies, I finally found some small Midwest manufacturers who were willing to work with me on this project.
Our first product, the Roger's Rangers playset, debuted in August of 1993 as the first all new American-produced playset in over 25 years. We followed that with the Battle of New Orleans in 1994, the Mike Fink Playset in 1995, and the Davy Crockett Wilderness Set in 1996. In
1997, under license from 20th Century Fox, we came out with our Last of the Mohicans Playset based upon the popular movie of that name. These sets came with an authentic autographed photo of Wes Studi as Magua.
The Ranger Camp Playset was introduced in the fall of 1998.
In 1999, we debuted our most ambitious project to date, the Treasure Island Playset.
We followed that up in the year 2000 with the huge Treasure Island Pirate Ship.
In 2001 we introduced our Civil War Camp Playset in both Union and Confederate versions.
Our tenth all new playset, and the biggest and most extensive to date, The Battle of Churubusco (War with Mexico) was released in the fall of 2002.
This was followed up in the fall of 2003 with the Conquistadors and Aztecs Playsets. Again, will all new figures and buildings including Spanish Conquistadors, Aztecs, character figures of Cortez and Montezuma, pyramids and a temple.
2004 saw the release of yet another historically accurate and exciting playset: Braddock’s Defeat. Set in the French and Indian War, a young George Washington and the doomed General Braddock fight off the French Militia and their Indian allies, the Shawnee.
2005 was our most ambitious year to date, releasing not one, but two new playsets: The spectacular Stone Fort (Fort Ticonderoga style) and The Lewis and Clark Expedition Playset, complete with an all new keel boat, a wilderness fort, Blackfeet Indians, explorers, character figures, a buffalo herd and much more.
2006 we again released two new playsets: The Pirate Fortress and The Shores of Tripoli complete with 1805 U.S. Marines, a character figure of Lt. Pressley O'Bannon, Barbary pirates and new N. African town bulidings, shore batteries and middle eastern accessories.
In the spring of 2007 we debuted the Fortified Hacienda with new adobe hacienda and resculpted adobe walls. Along with the previously released adobe corner towers - this created a complete, enclosed fortress.
In the fall of 2007 two more new playsets were released: Nottingham castle and the exciting, Tales of Robin Hood, complete with injection molded plastic Merrymen and Sheriff's men. Also included are low walls, Locksley Manorhouse, 4 character figures and many new accessories evocative of the medieval setting.