January, 2020
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the December Edition 2019 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the New Year Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News, written on a very pleasant day here in the Bay Area. We want to wish all of you a very happy and successful 2020!

As many of you aware here in California every summer we worry about the effect of wild fires. In California we are heavily dependant on Volunteer firefighters, who give up considerable time to fire fighter training and going out to fight these events. For many years our son Andrew was part of such a team. Now in Australia they are sadly experiencing terrible wild fires again. Many firefighters from California are flying out to help out the ones in Australia. When you watch the news, please take a moment to think of the large number of regular and volunteer firefighters who are battling this event. We hope this ends soon.

Our showroom is filling up with new displays constantly. Aidan and Cody are working on their photographic skills to post as much as possible on our Social Media pages.

We are starting to prepare for the West Coaster Show to be held on March 1, 2020 in Anaheim California. Details are below. We hope you will be able to join us. Any hints as to what you would like us to bring would be very helpful.

We have also announced our first exclusive Zulu Set for 2020, please see below. We are still trying to ship out our previous exclusive Sierra release BR20183 “Pressing Home the Attack” as we receive address confirmations.

We have some great releases from King and County, John Jenkins, Thomas Gunn, and First Legion.

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

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Events

West Coaster Toy Soldier Show.

March 1, 2020 Anaheim California.

Great news, the West Coaster Toy Soldier is being revived and is planned to take place the weekend of March 1, 2010. Room trading will occur on the Friday and Saturday. The event will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Anaheim Garden Grove.

Please put this date on the Calendar and help support this great event and keep it alive.

There is a special group room rate of $129.00. Book your group rate for West Coast Toy Soldier Show

We will publish details as they come available

We hope you can join us.

Cyber January Sale

Cyber January Sale

Looking for bargains this January, look no further as we will having a New Year Sale. Even more Sales items are available in our showroom.

We will have lots of items on sale at up to 25% 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.

The following brands will not be included King & Country and First Legion.

Sierra Blog
Events
Collectors Corner
Sierra Toy Britain's Exclusive
King & Country
John Jenkins
Thomas Gunn
First Legion

Showroom

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

www.sierratoysoldier.com

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

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Sierra Toy Soldier Blog

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

Sierra Toy Soldier Blog

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.

Consignment Highlight

This month we have added lots of  King and Country sets.

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

Sierra Toy Soldier Britain's Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive - New Release

We are very pleased to announce our 6th release in the Zulu Storehouse Attack Collection.  We waited to announce this set until we were convinced of the delivery date.  Expected arrival Late February 2020! Only 300 have been made. Pre-Order Now!

Zulu Storehouse Attack

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Update - In Stock Now!

Thank you to all of you that waited so patently for this item to be released. Now in stock.

Zulu Storehouse Attack

King & Country

King & Country January Releases!

Saracens

A special ‘Value Added Bonus Set’ of four of our finest fighting Saracens collected into one set with all-new painting and colour schemes.

Saracens

Battle of Little Big Horn

Four more dramatic and colourful mounted Indian figures to add to our “Real West” series depicting ‘Custer’s Last Stand’ including probably the best known and most famous Indian chief of them all...

  • - ‘Sitting Bull’ was a Lakota Sioux leader who led his people during their many years of armed resistance to United States government policies and the increasing encroachment of American settlers onto Indian lands.
    Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn he had a vision where he saw many U.S. Cavalry soldiers falling upside down from the sky into the Indian camp. This vision was taken by many of his followers to predict a major Indian victory over the white soldiers.
    And so, on June 25, 1876 it came to pass on the banks of the Little Bighorn when General George Armstrong Custer and more than 250 men of his 7th Cavalry met their end attacking Sitting Bull’s camp and his combined force of Sioux and Cheyenne warriors.
  • - A young Lakota Sioux warrior urges his war pony into a gallop as he aims his captured U.S. Army Colt revolver at the hated ‘Long Knives’.
  • - This Cheyenne ‘Dog Soldier’, his face painted a fierce-some yellow colour prepares to leap off his horse and attack one of the wounded cavalry troopers.
  • - No one can actually remember this Sioux Indian’s name before the battle BUT after the battle where he captured one of the 7th Cavalry’s ‘Stars ‘n’ Stripes’ guidons he was forever known as ‘American Flag’.

Battle of Little Big Horn June 25/26, 1876.

D Day'44

One of the most popular single figure pieces of K&C’s WW2 U.S. Army Collection has always been our U.S. Military Police on motorcycles.

Here is the latest one, sitting on his motorbike and carrying a Thompson Submachinegun.

Perfect for all kinds of WW2 displays and dioramas.

American Forces - D Day'44

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte Military Band

Most, if not all prewar SS units had various kinds of bands of musicians. These bands were generally financed by public donations.

By the late 1930’s , every SS foot ‘Standarte’ (Regiment) had a full band of between 20 and 40 musicians. In addition each ‘Standarte’ would have a ‘Drum & Fife Corps.’ The premier SS formation ‘Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler’ was no exception...

Special Note: Collectors wishing to construct a larger group can purchase the following additional single fife and drum figures.

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte Military Band

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

The NSKK (German: Nationalsozialistische Kraftfahrkorps) was the paramilitary National Socialist Motor Corps that existed from 1931 to 1945.

The NSKK served as a training organization for young people wanting to learn how to operate and maintain high performance motorcycles and automobiles. The NSKK was also used to transport Nazi Party members and officials all over Germany before 1939.

With the outbreak of war in September 1939 most of its members were mobilized into the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS as drivers, mechanics, instructors and dispatch riders.

Our prewar NSKK rider is dressed in their distinctive grey uniform and wearing their own special style and design of ‘crash’ helmet.

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

Vietnam

K&C’s Aussie M113 was a big success and so it was only fair that we brought out the original U.S. Army version.

The M113 was first introduced into Vietnam in the early 1960’s where it became one of the most iconic fighting vehicles of the entire war.

This new K&C model has an all-new armoured turret complete with a .50 cal. heavy machine gun as well as a pair of M60 machine guns on each side of the Carrier. 2 x all -new crew figures are also included.

FACT: Strangely enough the USMC did not have the M113 during the Vietnam conflict in its inventory... Whenever they needed them they were supplied by the U.S. Army, hence our M113 is clearly marked U.S. Army.

Also of interest... the Viet Cong and NVA (North Vietnamese Army) nicknamed it “The Green Dragon”! To date over 80,000 M113’s in various adaptations and figurations have been manufactured and it still ‘soldiers-on’ in many armed forces around the world.

Vietnam - Tet 68

John Jenkins

New Releases Expected January 2020!
Enemies of Rome - Cavalry

Enemies of Rome

Mid-Republic Romans - Velites

Mid-Republic Romans

Persian Cavalry

Persian Cavalry

Spartan Army

Spartan Army

ANGLO SAXON/DANISH SHIELDWALL

Leofwine Godwinson (c.1305 – 14th October 1066) was a younger brother of King Harold Godwinson. Following the death of their father the Earl of Godwin, the Godwinsons managed to retain their hold on England. Harold inherited the Earldom of Wessex. Gyrth held the Earldoms of East Anglia, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire. Leofwine was made Earl of Kent, Essex, Middlesex, Hertford, Surrey and probably Buckinghamshire.

Leofwine Godwinson was killed at the Battle of Hastings alongside his brothers Harold and Gyrth.

Age of Arthur

Aztec

The Aztec state was centered on political expansion and dominance of and exaction of tribute from other city states, and warfare was the basic dynamic force in Aztec politics. Aztec society was also centered on warfare: every Aztec male received basic military training from an early age and the only possibility of upwards social mobility for commoners was through military achievement — especially the taking of captives

The sacrifice of war captives was an important part of many of the Aztec religious festivals.

Aztec Empire

Talaxcaltecs

Talaxcaltecs

Drums along the Mohawk

Drums along the Mohawk

Continental Army

AIDES-DE-CAMP during the American Revolutionary War were officers of the Continental army appointed to serve a senior commanding officer. They would serve with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

George Washington, as commander in chief, was officially assigned one military secretary, and three Aides-de-camp, (although he petitioned for 2 more), and also supplemented his command with volunteers.

Casualties were common, throughout the war Washington used 32 different Aides-de-Camp.

Samuel Blachley Webb was wounded on October 28th 1776 at the Battle of White Plains, and on December 26th 1776 at the Battle of Trenton. Tench Tilghman served longer than any other Aide-de-camp, more than seven years although about half was served as a volunteer.

On the battlefield, the Aides-de-Camp were basically couriers, delivering their commanders orders on horseback and gathering or relaying intelligence on enemy troop movement.

Continental Army

2nd New Hampshire Regiment

2nd New Hampshire Regiment

Anglo-Allied Army

Anglo-Allied Army

Inter-War Aviation

Inter-War Aviation Collection

Second World War Aircraft

JJD Second World War Aircraft Collection

Thomas Gunn

New January Releases
Napoleonic

Our last release from the Pavlowski Grenadiers for those of you who missed the first set of drummers we have re-released a new pair without greatcoat and the addition of a wooden water bottle so they look a little different from the original pair.

Napoleonic

WWII German forces

The Panzer IV was the backbone of the German armoured forces during WW2 and served right though from the Polish campaign until the bitter end in Berlin in 1945, with around 8500 being built in all versions. The Panzer IV chassis was also the basis for the Brummbar and Jagdpanzer and various other German armoured fighting vehicles.

The Panzer IV saw service in all combat theatres involving Germany and was the only German tank to remain in continuous production throughout the war. It received various upgrades and design modifications, intended to counter new threats and extending its service life. Generally, these involved increasing the Panzer IV's armour protection or upgrading its weapon systems. During the last months of the war with Germany's pressing need for rapid replacement of losses, design changes also included the simplification of the manufacturing process. The Panzer IV was supposed to be replaced by the Panther but like with many tried and trusted designs and a lack of suitable replacements, the Panzer IV soldiered on to the last days of the war.

Our 1/30 scale tank comes with a commander figure wearing the brown leather tankers uniforms issued to the 12th SS and all have detachable metal side skirts. There are 4 versions available as follows:

WWII German forces

WWII German forces

A new addition to our Fallschirmajgers, Germany's elite paratroops. Our FJ wears the early pattern jump smock and green combat trousers with Luftwaffe blue bandolier.

WWII German forces

WWII Pacific

A new version of our original jungle huts, this time in super size!

This new hut measures 29 cm long (11.5 inches) by 18 cm (7.25 inches) wide at furthest point and 12 cm high (4.75 inches).

Comes with detachable roof and ladder as per the pictures and it really is a monster structure as you can see when placed next to our Japanese figures.

Can also be placed in a Vietnam war diorama as well as a WW2 setting

WWII Pacific

World War One

World War One

First Legion

New January Releases!
Medieval Pavilion Tent

An extremely flexible Medieval Pavilion Tent. This piece can work across multiple figure ranges, most appropriately our Agincourt and Crusades series, the latter of which it can serve both in the Crusader and Mamluk camps. This large and wonderfully decorated Pavilion tent will make a wonderful addition to medieval camp displays!

Crusader Knights & Allies

Winter Continentals

Two new regiments in winter dress for our American Revolution product series, the 8th and 12th US Continental infantry! The 8th Continental infantry was originally the 2nd NH and participated in the Boston Campaign as well as the New York campaign. One interesting note is that the flag for this regiment (2nd NH) is one of the only surviving flags to emerge from the War. Alongside them we have the 12th Continental Regiment. LIke the 8th, this regiment originally from MA, participated in the Boston and NY campaigns and has been presented with the Grand Old Union flag as would be appropriate for this timeframe. Both regiments fought at the Battle of Trenton. As the first winter American Revolution figures that have been produced that we are aware of, these figures will make a great addition to collections of figures of this period and we hope to add more figures, including British/Allies, to expand upon the winter campaigns.

Winter Continentals

Battle of Normandy

NOR092 German Panther Ausf G Early w/Zimmerit - 4rd Co, 24th Pz Regt, 116th Panzer Division "Windhund". The Panther tank was certainly one of the finest tanks of the war. While considered a medium tank, its weight was more in line with many of the “heavy” tanks of the war. The Panther’s sloping armor gave it very effective frontal defense and its 75mm main gun had more penetrating power than the Tiger Tanks 88mm gun due to extremely high muzzle velocity. Along with the Tiger tank, the Panther is certainly one of the most iconic tank of the Second World War. Our Normandy variant has features such as Zimmerit, Side Skirts, no crew compartment heater, the earlier exhaust pipes, etc. that make it an accurate model for June 1944. Please note that the tracks on the turret and the side skirts are removable further increasing display options. Further, those with an eye for detail will note that the tank carries the markings of the 24th Panzer Division ("Leaping Horseman"). This is due to the Panzer Regiment being hastily transferred in response to the Normandy invasion and not having a chance to change the divisional markings. This is an incredible model produced in very limited numbers and is a great addition to our Battle of Normandy figures series!

Battle of Normandy

Stalingrad Germans

Stalingrad Germans

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Aidan, Alex, Cody, Fay, Sean and Michael (the Kilted Vampire).

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