August, 2023
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the July Edition 2023 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the August Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News, written on a hot and steamy day here in the Bay Area. All across the West the temperatures have been much higher than normal this summer. Amazingly Mammoth Ski Resort has just closed for the season. This is the second longest period it has been open. We are looking forward to the rain in November, we hope.

The fire season which we are in the middle of so far seems reasonable and has not gotten of control. This is most likely due to the super wet winter and a huge investment in fire crews and helicopters. We now have the largest air force dedicated to fighting fires. Still have at least 2 months to go of the official season, even though it really a year-round event.

Come visit, it is a great time to visit us and California.

Alex and Cody have done a terrific job on our booster sets which are proving to be very popular. They have added more figures to this collection. We are using our anniversary pricing to make them super attractive, so do not miss out.

Sierra Booster Sets

If you have not had an opportunity to check out our Collectors Corner where we highlight our consignments, now may be a good time. Cody has not only been adding to it, but also has been adjusting some of the prices. If you are looking for that long lost piece or missed out on a sold-out piece now may be a good time to find it.

Collectors Corner

We are heading to The Chicagoland Show and are looking forward to seeing many of you. We will be there doing room trading from Thursday September 21st with the main show being Sunday September 27th. Location Chicago Marriott Schaumburg, 50 N Martingale Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA, 60173. This year our table space will be reduced. Please, if you have any items, you would like us to bring, please let us know early as we will be shipping earlier than usual.

Hotel room link: Chicago Marriott Schaumburg

We have some great new announcements from Britains, King & Country, First Legion, Thomas Gunn and War park.

For information on John Jenkins Future Releases.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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You can keep up to date with us by visiting our Facebook Page.

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Hope you enjoy our newsletter.

20th Anniversary Sale

20th Anniversary Sale

Help us celebrate and pick up some real goodies at bargin prices.

Look for new additions later this month.

King & Country Mega Sale

First Legion Big Sale

Collectors Showcase Grand Sale

John Jenkins Grand Sale

Thomas Gunn Grand Sale

We will have lots of items on sale between 20 - 45% off throughout the month, please look at the special pricing being offered. We will be adding daily to our list of items on sale.  So please check back often and you may find a pleasant surprise.

Collectors Corner
Sierra Toy Britain's Exclusive
King & Country
First Legion
War Park


We are open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 5.00pm.

Just a reminder for those of you living in Northern California, or perhaps just visiting, that our Showroom dedicated to toy soldiers is now open 6 days a week. 1350 Dell Avenue, Ste #5, Campbell, California 95008. (408) 395 3000

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

Check out our latest arrivals, new dioramas and events at our store!

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

Sierra Toy Soldier Virtual Video Call

To set up a Virtual Video Call to see any of our latest releases or displays. Contact us via Email or Phone.

Virtual Video Call Email

Phone 408-395-3000

Scratch & Dent

Do you enjoy repairing or modifying toy soldiers and vehicles. Every now and again we receive figures and vehicles in need of a new home and some special care. If yes, this may be the section just for you.

Scratch & Dent

Collectors Corner

Occasionally we get a rare opportunity to acquire individual items and complete collections for collectors that are thinning out their collection or from other dealers. These pieces are items that we do not normally stock. All are in mint condition or and in their original boxes, unless specified in the description. Please note these may have been on display.

So these are ideal pages to view if you are looking for that missing piece in your collection or just looking to find some very unique pieces that are not normally available.

This month we have added a very large collection of Aeroart, St Petersburg figures and also a very large collection of Plastic figures and Play Sets. We have also added Frontline French and Indian War sets in perfect condition.

Consignment Highlight

This month we feature sets from Thomas Gunn, First Legion, Britain's, Jenkins, King & Country, Frontine, St Petersburg and Plastics.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Britain's Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive - In Stock Now!

Zulu Storehouse Attack


Britain's New August / September Releases

Musuem Collection

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Museum Collection

US Marines

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United States Marine Corps

Class of Empires

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Clash of Empires


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Diorama Collection


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Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Zulu War

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Rorke's Drift - Matte Version

ACW - Artillery

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Civil War Artillery

King & Country

King & Country August Releases!

Ancient Egypt

Based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel of the same name the film features the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot played by Peter Ustinov plus an all-star supporting cast of Maggie Smith, Bette Davis and David Niven among others. Although the original book and film takes place in 1937 it featured many famous Ancient Egyptian sites with the actors and actresses wearing very similar styles and fashions to those characters K&C has already presented in ‘The Discovery of Tutankhamun’ mini range. Many still photographs from the 1978 movie were used as style references for these three new figures.

  • - Ariadne Oliver is a fictional character who often assists Hercule Poirot in his cases through her knowledge of the criminal mind. She frequently claims to use ‘female intuition’ with decidedly mixed results… Although Ariadne Oliver is usually referred to as ‘Mrs.’ nothing is known about any husband. Agatha Christie herself said that the character of Ariadne Oliver does bear a strong resemblance to her own character and she wishes that she could also have had some of Ariadne’s independent spirit and sense of adventure.
  • - In the 1978 film, Dame Maggie Smith played the tall, chain -smoking and rather masculine figure of ‘Miss Bowers’. Here she is wearing a rather heavy, for Egypt, tweed tartan skirt together with a matching grey jacket and waistcoat and a pair of very sensible brown and white walking shoes.
  • - Please refer to full description.

Ancient Egypt

Battle of Bulge - American

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of Bulge - German

  • - Led by a junior NCO (non-commissioned officer) clutching his MP40 ‘Schmeisser’ machine pistol one Waffen SS machine gunner shoulders his MG34 and carries an additional ammunition box of belt-fed ammo for the gun. Backing him up is another SS panzer grenadier armed with the Gewehr ’43 rifle. All three Waffen SS soldiers are wearing a combination ‘mixed rig’ of field grey and camouflage jackets and trousers. Note also their warm, woolen gloves, headscarves and snow-frosted appearance.
  • - A solo figure walking along a track almost nonchalantly smoking a cigarette while carrying his machine pistol in one hand. Usually this role would make him a sergeant or the Waffen SS equivalent.
  • - This 2-man set of Panzer Grenadiers provides additional fire support with the superb Machinegewehr 42 better known as the MG42. Entering production in 1942 it was to supplement and eventually replace the earlier MG34. The gun itself was noted for its very high rate of fire and battlefield reliability. It was also considerably cheaper to produce than the older MG34 and easier to manufacture. While our gunner carries the weapon on its holding strap his ‘number two’ shoulders a ‘Panzerfaust’ rocket and extra ammo. This ‘number two’ also has his rifle slung across his back as he moves forward.
  • - All of the warring nations that fought in WW2 had their own combat journalists and photographers. Germany was no exception… Each individual branch of the fighting services had their dedicated journalists who would follow and record the exploits of the various units, divisions and armies. Many of these journalists were also skilled photographers and captured many important images that illustrated the war and also the victors and the vanquished. Here, this kneeling reporter from the Waffen SS weekly “Das Schwarze Korps” (The Black Corps) captures a number of his comrades making their way alongside a snow-camouflaged ‘Sturmgeschutz Ⅳ Lang’ towards the American lines.
  • - Here is a great ‘Special Offer’… If you purchase all-seven of these winter warriors together with this terrific looking ‘Sturmgeschutz Ⅳ Lang’ Self Propelled Gun you can save US$84 (Separate Total: US$683… Combination Total: US$599). Just 60 of these Special Combination Set are available. If you want one grab it now!

Battle of the Bulge

Viva IL Duce!

‘Duce’ is an Italian title, derived from the Latin word “Dux” or ‘Leader’. The Fascist Leader, Benito Mussolini was identified by his followers as ‘IL Duce’ (The Leader of their movement) since it was formed in 1919. By 1925 the name had become a reference to the dictatorial position Mussolini held in Italy as the supreme leader of the entire country.

One of the more curious aspects of IL Duce’s rule was his love of different uniforms.

This ‘2nd Generation’ depiction of the great leader shows him in a handsome pearl grey version of his favourite uniform complete with black shirt and tie and black gloss riding boots.

  • - Standing firmly to attention the Fascist Leader, raises his right arm in the classic ‘Roman Salute’.

Italian Forces

Guns & Ammo

Every army depends on regular supplies of weapons and ammunition and during the Vietnam War all kinds of large and medium sized wooden boxes and crates were used to transport all types of weapons and munitions between supply bases in the rear to firebases and outposts at the front. Here are a couple of very useful battlefield accessories in two colour variations.

Vietnam - Tet'68


DRACULA was originally a novel by Irish author, Bram Stoker, published in 1897. It tells the tale of a Transylvanian nobleman, Count Dracula who is a vampire with a fondness for the blood of young virgins.

The story of Dracula has been the basis for numerous films and plays with Bram Stoker himself writing the first stage adaptation which was presented in London a few months after his novel was published.

The first film to feature Count Dracula was a Hungarian silent film ‘The Death of Dracula’ released in 1921. More interna

tional fame came to the vampiric count with the 1931 Hollywood version of ‘Dracula’ starring Bela Lugosi which prompted several more sequels during the 1930s and ‘40s.

In 1958 the British movie company ‘Hammer Films’ added to the Dracula Legacy with their own interpretation starring Christopher Lee which built upon the earlier Hollywood movies and their visual style but with the bold addition of full colour and gallons of fresh, fake and very red blood!

Lee’s portrayal was overtly sexual and paid prominent attention to his vampire fangs, the delicious necks of his female victims and their heaving bosoms atop their low-cut nightgowns and dresses.

Christopher Lee continued throughout the 1960s and ‘70s to occasionally portray the count and his appearance and costume has been part of the inspiration for this new K&C Horror Stories figure alongwith a nod or two in the direction of the great Bela Lugosi who brought the count to the silver screen decades before.

  • - About to do what Dracula does best and make an impression on a helpless but very attractive female victim. On the other hand he might just be leaving for a night at the opera. If so however, he really should wipe the fresh blood off his wickedly long fangs!


First Legion

New releases expected August / September!

Crusader - Battle of Lake Peipus

Battle of Lake Peipus

Napoleonic - Retreat from Moscow

Retreat from Russia

War Park

War Park Vehicles

War Park Vehicles & Accessories

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Alex, Cody and Sean.

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