Imperial Productions

Traditional Style Toy Soldiers

P.O. Box 94, Greytown, 5742
Telephone: +64 (0)6 304 9625

Photos being organised

We are organising some photos of staff and of the shop. Please keep visiting just in case I manage to get a photo or two of these people and the place they work. They are really photogenic -- but shy!

About Imperial Productions

Beginning in 1982 Imperial Productions has achieved international status as a company that excells in combining history with creativity to present the finest of traditional style toy soldiers and civilians admired by discerning collectors.

This reputation has been founded on sustained quality of modelling, scale, anatomy and historical research of items presented here in Imperial's range.

To further enhance the product each item is painted to the highest standard with traditional gloss enamel paints, and carefully cushioned within Imperial's packaging, beautifully designed to reflect a bygone era.

All this combines to offer, within the range, a most appealing product not only to the serious collector but also as a unique, pretty and inspired gift for any occasion.

The Imperial range has been conceived and modelled here in Greytown by David Cowe. David's background includes Wellington School of Design, New Zealand; St Martin's School of Art, London;then a career as a tutor at Wellington's School of Design, and a much longer career freelance. He is recognised as a leading designer and illustrator in New Zealand.

Lisa Cowe-Kirk, daughter of David, has been involved with Imperial Productions since 1998, and it is her skill in leading our painting with such care in accuracey and depth of paint that sets Imperial at the forefront.

Here at Imperial Productions it is a privilege to be able to offer a product range that gives so much pleasure to our many collector friends around the word.

About the shop

We are told that walking into Imperial Productions retail shop and display is like stepping back in time. Situated in the middle of town, just off Main Street, the shop exudes its own cute charm, "like a Victorian toy shop". In the Edwardian era this building housed Greytown's bootmaker.

The pretty displays fascinate children and adults alike.

Also appreciated is a display that explains the process involved in producing an Imperial item. This display also includes some master figures and prototypes to emphasise Imperial's originalilty.

You are very welcome to browse and enjoy.