January, 2018
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the December 2017 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the New Year Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News. We wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year. We are writing this on a very chilly day here in the Bay Area, the storm that caused a lot of trouble in Southern California is finished for now. December was the driest month since records have been kept, then we get a walloping with the rain.

This month we are focused on changing the store over for Christmas and moving our Christmas display to Chinese New Year. This one we always enjoy because it is just so colorful.This month we are focused on changing the store over from Christmas, and moving our Christmas display to Chinese New Year. This one we always enjoy, because it is just so colorful. We have kept up some winter scenes, and are waiting till the end of the month to do the change as we have so many Little People wanting to see the train run around our Christmas Village.

We are starting to think and plan for the West Coaster show at the beginning of March. Details below. As always if there is anything you would like to see, please let us know and we will bring it along. This year there has been a hotel name change instead of the Wyndham it is now a Marriott Property. Same location.

We have a great set of releases from King & Country and First Legion. Hope you enjoy.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more pictures.

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Have a great 2018!

Events

Learn To Paint A Toy Soldier - Saturday January 13, 2018 - Los Gatos, CA - 10.00 – 4.00pm

Come and have some fun learning how to paint a Toy Soldier. Designed for Little and Big Kids, Mums most welcome.

West Coaster Toy Soldier Show March 2 - 4, 2018.

We will at the show on Friday the 2nd and we will be room trading that day. The room trading which is a ton of fun lasts until the Saturday night. Then we all move down to the main ballroom for the main event on Sunday.

The event is held at the
Delta by Marriott
12021 Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, California 92840
Phone: 1-714-867-5555

If you would like details, please contact us at sales@sierratoysoldier.com - subject West Coaster Show.

Super Sale

Super Sale

This month we are having a very limited sale on a few overstock items from Thomas Gunn, Frontline and a few others. We have reduced the price on these items but only until the end of April, so do not miss out.

Super Sale

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Retail Store

We are open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00pm. Sundays 12.00 - 5.00pm

Just a reminder for those of you living in Northern California, or perhaps just visiting, that our retail store dedicated to toy soldiers is now open 7 days a week. The store is located at 29 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, California 95030. (408) 395 3000 www.sierratoysoldier.com

 

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

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Check out all the latest announcements. This is updated as soon as there is a new announcement.

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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.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive with King & Country.
Wojtek the Bear - Available Now! - Final Sets Remaining!

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive with King & Country. First Edition of 300!

Monte Cassino

Britain's

New Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Set - Expected 2018!


Zulu Storehouse Attack

The fifth release in the Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Range. With this set we wanted to continue to add to our mini series Zulu Storehouse Attack.

Zulu Storehouse Attack

King & Country

King & Country January 2018 Releases!

Medieval Knights

‘Ivanhoe’ was a novel written by Sir Walter Scott and told the story of one of the few remaining Saxon noble families at a time when medieval England was dominated by Norman nobility, descendants of William the Conqueror.

It follows the adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who has been disowned by his father for his allegiance to the Norman King Richard the Lionheart.

After the failure of the Third Crusade many of the Knights (including Ivanhoe) who had followed Richard to the Holy Land returned home. There they found a land under the cruel hand of the King’s brother, Prince John.

The novel tells the story of Ivanhoe’s return and his struggle to regain his father’s trust, help a Jewish merchant and his daughter and win the hand of his true love, the Lady Rowena.

Along the way there are battles, jousts and duels that Ivanhoe undertakes and wins before he reunites with his father, defeats his enemies and gains the lovely Rowena.

The tale has inspired movies, television series and more books and even helped shape the modern notion of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws...

  • - Our Ivanhoe stands four-square holding his helmet in one hand and his jousting lance in the other.
  • - A friend of Prince John and a leader of the Knights Templar. In both Scott’s novel and the movies based on it de Bois Guilbert is Ivanhoe’s sworn enemy. He is also in love with Rebecca the daughter of the Jewish merchant, Isaac of York.
  • - In medieval times when most of the population were illiterate it fell upon one man, ‘The Proclaimer’ to make all kinds of public statements, news and laws available to the general public. Here the duty has fallen to a “Knight Hospitaller”, easily recognized by the white Maltese cross on a red background on both his surcoat and shield.

Crusader - Cross & Crescent

John Ford's US Cavalry

John Ford's Cavalry

The Ramcke Brigade

In 1942 among the reinforcements being sent from Germany to Erwin Rommel’s ‘Afrika Korps’ in their assault towards the Suez Canal was a full brigade of Luftwaffe paratroopers (Fallschirmjagers) under the command of General Hermann-Bernhard RAMCKE.

These crack troops (almost 3,000 strong) were attached to the Italian 25th Infantry Division ‘Bologna’ and fought at the Battle of El Alamein. Although incurring heavy losses and surrounded on all sides they managed to break out and capture a huge British supply column. In addition to looting all the much-needed supplies they also utilized the captured vehicles to transport the Brigade’s survivors back to the safety of the Axis lines.

Throughout their service in North Afrika Ramcke’s men were famous for their audacious and bold fighting abilities... often against heavy odds. Their famous and well-deserved reputation and recognition was as much recognized and admired by their British enemy as well as their fellow Afrika Korps comrades.

This is the first of two releases of General Ramcke’s men... in action!

  • - As one lying prone MG34 gunner, keeps the enemy’s heads down his ‘spotter’ (with the binos and pistol) observes the ‘fall of shot’.
  • - This white-capped FJ officer receives the latest orders from H.Q. via his field telephone.
  • - In any ‘action’ collection a rifleman in this position is a ‘must have’!
  • - Almost as important and invaluable as the figure above is the standing rifleman... Both men are armed with the standard Mauser K98 carbine / rifle.
  • - This MP-40 ‘Schmeisser’ – armed Paratrooper is already a veteran of airborne campaigns in Holland, Belgium and Crete... He’s tough, battle-hardened and experienced... Hence he gets the Schmeisser.
  • - Buy all of these singles together and you make a fair saving costwise!

Afrika Korps

German Wehrmacht

By the time the 1934 Party Rally in Nuremberg had taken place and been filmed the Nazis had just been in power for less than 20 months...

Just over 10 years later the picture had dramatically changed... The British and Americans were steadily advancing from the West and the Soviet steam roller was smashing all before it from the East.

Germany was throwing all its reserves into the front lines to try to stave off defeat or at least postpone the inevitable in the vain hope that Hitler’s “Wonder Weapons” would soon arrive...

Among the soldiers defending the crumbling borders of the Third Reich were these Panzer Grenadiers...

  • - A young Panzer Grenadier cautiously looks around a corner for a likely target... In his hands, the small but deadly ‘Panzerfaust’ anti tank rocket launcher.
  • - This 2-man set has the excellent MG42 machine gun lined up and ready to decimate any approaching enemy. This belt-fed machine gun was so well-designed and manufactured that a direct derivation of it is still in use with the German Bundeswehr (Army) today!
  • - A very useful ‘back-up’ figure to support and cover WH076.
  • - This figure is doing what Grenadiers do... about to throw a grenade!
  • - The ‘Stug III’ assault gun was Germany’s most-produced (over 10,000 vehicles) armoured fighting vehicle of WW2. It was built on the chassis of the already-proven Panzer III tank, replacing the turret with an armoured, fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun. Although originally intended as a mobile assault gun to support infantry it was continually modified and improved to become a tank destroyer. Our latest Ausf. G model is in typical late-war camouflage and mounts a 7.5cm main gun as well as a 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun complete with armoured shield. Two crew figures are provided as well an extra machine gun and shield should the collector wish to display the vehicle in a non-fighting mode. 2 x radio antennas are also attached.
  • - Two Assault Gun Crew reflecting on some recent action ... As you see one has been wounded while the other enjoys some coffee.
  • - Three very useful crew members preparing to ‘mount-up’ their vehicle and make ready for battle... All three have no bases and can be placed beside or on top of the vehicle.

German Wehrmacht

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) was, to say the least, ambitious and talented. In her long and varied career she was a film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, actress, dancer and photographer. She excelled in all of them.

Her world fame however came from just 2 major documentary films... “Triumph of the Will” (1935) and “Olympia” (1936)... Both important NAZI propaganda films depicting the 1934 Party Rally in Nuremberg and the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin.

Her technical and innovative mastery of film techniques was second-to-none and both motion pictures received much praise not just inside the Third Reich but also far and wide outside it!

Because of her close involvement with the Nazis before and during the war her reputation never fully recovered after 1945 although she continued to work almost up to the time of her death in 2003 at the ripe old age of 101.

  • - A casually-dressed Riefenstahl leans over her cameramen during the filming of one of her epic documentaries. In addition to her civilian crew she could and did make full use of additional film crew from Nazi groups such as the SA (Sturmabteilung), Hitler’s brown shirts.
  • - Another eager young volunteer from the Hitlerjugend this time assists the Riefenstahl film crew.
  • - Although, for the most part, Riefenstahl was left to her own devices because of her extensive use of SA camera crew SA Leader Ernst Rohm insisted that a ‘Liaison Officer’ was always present... at least for the most important ‘shots’ of the Party Rally at Nuremberg that year.
  • - Another of Riefenstahl’s many cameramen... This time behind the viewfinder of a tripod-mounted Arriflex... at the time one of the most advanced cine cameras in the world.
  • - Leni Riefenstahl and her complete crew... LAH 226, 227 and 229 all at a very attractive combined value price!

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

Battle of TARAWA

  • - Keeping his head down this ‘Leatherneck’ makes his way forward under heavy and sustained enemy fire!
  • - Clutching his heavy but reliable B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) another Marine moves rapidly forward.
  • - Not every Marine makes it safely into cover successfully...! This guy has taken a shot in the leg but he still holds onto his M1 Garand...

Battle of TARAWA

Streets of Hong Kong - Matt

This year Chinese New Year straddles late January and into early February. To help celebrate we are reissuing some past favourites, but in fresh new colours...

  • - The sound of firecrackers is a familiar sound around Chinese New Year... Here a young girl lights the fuse while her elder brother holds the stick and string of fireworks.
  • - Even today in Hong Kong you can still see people taking their pet birds for some fresh air early in the morning. Often a group of owners, usually men, can be seen sitting in local parks discussing their pets, listening to their birdsong and comparing each other’s winged companions.
  • - Here he is comparing the quality of different cages.
  • - So, if you’ve already got the previous 3 releases you really need to have the ‘Bird Shop’ to complete the scene and here it is...

Streets of Hong Kong - Matt Finish

Streets of Hong Kong - Gloss

Streets of Hong Kong _ Gloss Finish

First Legion

New First Legion January Releases - In Stock Now!
Legio XXX Ulpia Victrix

Romans

Glory of Rome - Legio VI Victrix

 

German Infantry

Battle of Normandy

New First Legion February Releases!
Vikings

Vikings

Mamluk

Crusaders

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Aidan, Ann, Barbara, Cody, Gary, Howard, and Michael (the Kilted Vampire).

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