June, 2023
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the May Edition 2023 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the June edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News, also known as the start of summer edition. Written on what looks like an English Summers Day here in the Bay Area, with a grey overhead sky, temperatures below 70 and rain. The weather is very odd at the moment with significantly lower temperatures and also storms passing, though, very unusual.

Alex and Cody represented us at the Texas Toy Soldier and had a fun time. Thank you to all of you that stopped by. Our next show is expected at the end of September in Chicago. Do not have the details yet, will pass them along as soon as we do.

We just had our showroom finally repaired after the great flood and it looks great. Took a lot of arm twisting to get this taken care of but the repairs are completed. Cody has been busy rebuilding our displays and has done a terrific job. So come check us out.

We have also been rapidly expanding both our Consignment section under Collectors Corner and our Scratch and Dent section. Cody is now updating these daily.

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

For information on John Jenkins Future Releases.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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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
John Jenkins
Collectors Showcase
First Legion
Thomas Gunn
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 June / July Releases

American Civil War

American Civil War

Village Green

Village Green

Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift - Matte Version

WWII Collection

WWII Collection

King & Country

King & Country June Releases!

Memories of Queen Elizabeth II

When Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away in September last year the outpouring of love and grief stretched out from Britain and travelled around the world and touched many people in many places. Here people in Hong Kong, which had until 1997, been a British Crown Colony, displayed their own mark of respect to a much-loved monarch in their own unique way.

For ten days, from the news of the Queen’s death until the day of her state funeral, many thousands, of ordinary Hong Kong citizens of all ages and from all walks of life and backgrounds made their way up to The British Consulate to lay flowers, place photographs and light candles celebrating the Queen’s long life and reign. The British Consulate is located right next to Pacific Place where our own King & Country store is situated. So I and other members of our staff also went up to see the amazing display as well as place our own floral tribute. That was the time when the idea came to me to design and produce additional figures of Her Late Majesty at different stages of her long and eventful life.

Already we have released the Queen and her favourite Corgi dogs which have proved very popular with collectors here and around the world.

  • - More than 70 years ago, on June 7, 1951, the then Princess Elizabeth stood in for her ailing father King GeorgeⅥ to take the salute at ‘Trooping The Colour’ for the very first time. Just one year later, after the death of her father and now Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ, the young monarch once again attended this colourful and spectacular military ceremony and would go on to take part in many more ‘Troopings’ over the following seven decades. As was the custom the Queen herself, from 1952 until 1986, would ride one of her favourite horses and be wearing a specially-designed, dress uniform of one of her 5 regiments of Foot Guards.
    Depending on which one of her Guards regimental colour was being ‘trooped’ her majesty would wear that particular unit’s dress uniform.
    This new standing figure of the younger Queen portrays her in the uniform of The Grenadier Guards, the senior regiment of the Foot Guards and founded in 1656.
    Originally formed as a Royalist regiment to protect King CharlesⅡ they enjoy a long and glorious history of loyalty, service and bravery in defence of country and monarch in countless wars and conflicts. Famous for their flawless drill and combat readiness the Grenadiers continue to this day to be deployed in frontline operations across the globe, most recently in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Their motto is ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense’ which translates as ‘Shame On Him Who Thinks Evil Of it’
  • - On great formal occasions, such as welcoming and entertaining visiting foreign dignitaries and other countries ‘Heads of State’ Her Late Majesty would often host an important dinner or luncheon for the relevant guest to greet them to Great Britain. She would also attend the annual State Opening of Parliament where she would address a joint assembly of Parliament that would include all members of the lower House of Commons as well as the upper chamber, the House of Lords. For all of these more formal ‘State’ occasions the late Queen would wear a long, simple but classic evening gown decorated with a blue ‘Riband’ sash representing the Order of The Garter.
    Sitting near the top of the ‘Riband’ are a pair of ‘Royal Family Orders’ which are special medallions only awarded to female members of the British royal family.
    Lower down is the large ‘Star’ of the Garter Order. Her majesty also wears the George Ⅳ ‘diadem’, considerably smaller and less cumbersome than the awesome Imperial State Crown which is usually only worn at coronations.


Blues And Royals

The Monarch’s Household Cavalry is one of the British Army’s most high-profile regiments. It actually consists of two separate regiments – the ‘Life Guards’ and the ‘Blues And Royals’, with a sabre squadron from each serving as a mounted regiment on ‘public duties’ in London. Base at Knightsbridge Barracks in the heart of London this combined Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment spends much of its time in the public eye as it performs its ceremonial duties in and around the nation’s capitol. King & Country has, until now, only focused on the Life Guards sabre squadron, easily recognised by their scarlet red tunics and white horse hair plumes adorning their silver Victorian-style cavalry helmets. The Blues And Royals contingent of the HCMR in contrast to their Life Guards comrades wear navy blue tunics together with red horse plumes on their helmets. With the increasing popularity of K&C’s ‘Ceremonial’ range has come a growing demand for the other half of the HCMR... The Blues And Royals.

Among the requests for this colourful regiment’s ‘other half’ was a plea from a long-time K&C collector who is also a senior-serving officer in the Blue And Royals!

As he said, “How can you only portray in miniature one half of very fine regiment Our military collector also suggested that K&C produce a mounted figure of the Princess Royal, Princess Anne who holds among other titles, Colonel of The Blues And Royals. He very kindly sent me a whole draft of terrific reference photos of the Princess on parade with her regiment. And so, as I write this, we have already begun designing the figure which will be released, I hope, later this year. But first, here is the initial release of K&C’s own ‘Blues And Royals’…

  • - A junior officer with the rank of ‘Cornet’ usually carries the King’s Standard on parade. In addition all regimental ranks wear a small ‘Waterloo Eagle’ on their left upper shoulder as part of their dress uniform traditions.
  • - Riding a white mount by tradition, trumpeters had to be easily seen on the battlefields of old. This tradition continues to the modern day although only for ceremonial and other Public Duties.
  • - Each day, while on ‘Public Duties’ in London or Windsor the Blues And Royals carry out a ‘dismounted parade’ precisely at 4:00pm each day where the ‘old guard’ is replaced by the ‘new guard’. This little ceremony takes place in the courtyard of Horse Guards in London. Our trooper stands firmly at attention, his cavalry sabre in his right hand.
  • - Before the First World War, regimental trumpeters still wore the heavy steel cuirass the same as other dismounted Household Cavalry. The polished steel cuirass for trumpeters was discarded shortly after the end of hostilities in 1918. Today all trumpeters whether mounted or dismounted simply wear their dress blue tunics.
  • - In the British Cavalry, a Corporal of Horse is the equivalent of a sergeant in any other branch of the British Army. Sergeants and other NCO’s (Non Commissioned Officers’) are the backbone of the British Army and a major factor in any unit’s success. This ‘Corporal of Horse’ is no exception.
  • - Sabre in right hand and loosely holding his horses’ reigns in his left, this magnificent trooper looks great on any parade ground!


Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) can, by general acclaim, to have been Britain greatest Prime Minister and one of the most important political figures of the 20th Century. In addition to being an inspiring wartime leader he was also a great statesman, soldier, accomplished painter and a superb writer.

Of mixed British and American parentage he was a man destined for greatness although bedevilled by misfortune and, occasionally, calamity throughout his long and very memorable life.

He was for most of his political career a ‘maverick’ who rose to great heights of power and importance in government before often falling from grace. Throughout most of the 1930s he was a man crying in the wilderness while still attempting to warn his country and then the entire world of the deadly dangers of Nazism and Adolf Hitler. Finally, in May 1940, on the very day Hitler launched his ‘blitzkrieg’ on Western Europe, Winston S. Churchill at last entered the door of 10 Downing Street to become Britain’s greatest-ever wartime Prime Minister. For the next 5 long, bloody years Churchill was to lead this small island nation from all kinds of defeats and disasters in 1940, ’41 and ’42 to hard-won victories in North Africa, Sicily and into Italy before finally, with America at her side, back into Europe at Normandy in June 1944. At the same time Britain and its Empire were fighting in Burma and the Southwest Pacific while still, with American’s huge support, helping to supply Russia in its war against the Nazis.

For a man already well into his 6th decade Churchill’s power and stamina were incredible. He truly embodied the British characteristics of determination and strength in the face of setbacks and reversals. He inspired the British people to believe that the ultimate victory alongside their American and Russian allies could and would be achieved. He personified the ‘Bulldog Breed’ and described the British people themselves as being like the small British Bulldog… tough, brave and determined despite all odds.

Churchill also liked to say that he was more fortunate to be able to provide the bulldog's bark and, occasionally, the bite too!

  • - This figure and pose were suggested by a famous photograph of the great man taken sometime during the ‘Darkest Hour’ of 1940 following the defeat of France, the evacuation at Dunkirk and as the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force were battling the might of Hitler’s Luftwaffe for the skies over Southern Britain. Winston Churchill, cradling a Thompson Submachine Gun, the fabled ‘Chicago Piano’, looks confident and happy as he puffs on one of his famous cigars and ready to take on all-comers. Down by his side is an equally defiant and pugnacious little British Bulldog… Both are ready for battle come what may!

D-Day '44 - British and Canadian

Animal Farm

While going through our catalogue we also decided to upgrade these farm animal figures that were originally, released in different sets for the ‘Life of Jesus’ series. This time around we did some additional research and discovered more information about exactly what sort of colours and markings were typical of farm animals in the Middle East at the time of Jesus. And so, we’ve divided them into two very useful sets.

Life of Jesus

Hitlerjugend Reinforcements’

The last twelve months have seen a fair number of late-war ‘Hitlerjugend’ 12th SS Division soldiers released by K&C. Here are 4 more useful additions to boost the numbers of those young German fanatics fighting in the bocage and hedgerows of Normandy during the summer of 1944.

Normandy '44 - Waffen-SS & Wehrmacht

John Jenkins

New releases expected Mid June!

Powhatan Warrior




A shield -Maiden was a female warrior from Scandinavian folklore and mythology.

They are often mentioned in Viking Sagas, and also in Germanic stories of the Goths, Cimbri and Marcomanni. The mythical Valkyries may have been based on such shield maidens. There is little actual historical evidence for Viking female warriors, although there are graves of female settlers which have contained weapons.

The historical evidence that Viking Age women took part in warfare, are based on a Byzantine historian's records that women fought in battle when Sviatoslav I of Kiev attacked the Byzantines in Bulgaria in 971 AD. In the Siege of Dorostolon, the Varangians suffered a devastating defeat. The victors were stunned to discover armed women among the fallen warriors.

The Saxo Grammaticus, reports that shield maidens fought on the side of Danes at the Battle of Bravellir in the year 750 AD

Examples of shield maidens mentioned by name in the Norse Sagas include Brynhildr in the Volsunga Saga.

Two shield maidens appear in certain translations of the Hervarar Saga. The first of these, whose name was Hervor, was known to have taken up typically masculine roles early in her childhood and often raided travelers in the woods dressed as a man. Later in her life, she claimed the cursed sword "Tyrfing"  from her father's burial site and became a seafaring raider. She was eventually to marry and settle down. Her granddaughter was also named Hervor and commanded forces against the attacking Huns. Although the Saga remarks on her bravery, she was mortally wounded and dies on the battlefield.

Age of Arthur - Vikings


Age of Arthur - Norman Knights

EL CID - Spanish

The Spanish

Great Siege of Malta

Great Siege of Malta

Mountain Men

Incapacitated or wounded men could also be transported on a travois. The dead during a raid were retrieved if possible, but were often buried on the field in shallow graves or under rocks, the other warriors leaving whatever gifts they could to aid them in their journey to the faraway land. Blackfoot warriors had an unique custom of covering their battlefield dead with the bodies of their enemies. This was said to pay for those who were lost.

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

Black Hills

Battle where the Girl saved her Brother, 17th June 1876

Achaemenid Persian Empire

Achaemenid Persian Empire

Macedonian phalanx

Macedonian phalanx

Battle of Assaye - 74th Highland Regiment of Foot

74th Highland Regiment of Foot

Cowpens - Third Continental Dragoons

Third Continental Dragoons

Cowpens - British Legion

British Legion

Cowpens - 71st Regiment of Foot

71st Regiment of Foot

Cowpens - Queen's Rangers

The Queen's Rangers came into being when Robert Rogers was authorized to raise a "Corps of Provincials" on August 16th 1776. Recruited originally from Loyalists in New York and Connecticut, its men were farmers and city dwellers with little military experience.

They were a Loyalist military unit and were named for Queen Charlotte, consort of George III. The Queen's Rangers served as a light corps in the tradition of British Rangers during the war, operating on the flanks and in advance of Crown forces, manning outposts, conducting patrols, and carrying out reconnaissance and raiding operations.

Following an inauspicious start when it was mauled by an American surprise attack at Mamaroneck in October 1776, it participated successfully in various campaigns throughout the Revolution until the surrender at Yorktown.

In a period of about a year, the Rangers had three commanding officers following Rogers. Major Christopher French reorganized the corps, during which process many officers and enlisted men were discharged. He was followed by Major James Wemyss in May 1777, under whom the unit increased in size and efficiency, participating in the Brunswick raid of June 1777. In the Battle of Brandywine, the command suffered the loss of one third of its number in killed or wounded, fourteen of twenty one commissioned officers were casualties.

Wemyss was wounded at the battle of Germantown. Major John Graves Simcoe succeeded him as commanding officer on October 15th, 1777.

It was under Simcoe that the Rangers reached the height of its efficiency. Starting as an infantry command, it gradually expanded and before its surrender at Yorktown consisted of eleven companies of foot, including riflemen, light infantry, grenadiers and a highland company, as well as dragoons, Hussars and some light guns.

Simcoe had advanced ideas regarding training and discipline. He advocated costant vigilance, physical activity, and endurance of fatigue. There was constant instruction in marksmanship, the use of the bayonet, open formations, and the use of ambuscades. Units were trained to seldom return by their outgoing route. Officers were selected on their ability to perform such duties, and promotions when they occurred were from within the corps.

Regularity of messing and cleanliness were stressed, and officers were held responsible for the health of their men.

Written orders were avoided when possible, officers met after parade and received their orders verbally.

After the war, the Rangers were removed to the British colony of Nova Scotia and disbanded.

Queen’s Rangers

ACW - 5th U.S. Artillery

5th U.S. Artillery

Booster Sets

Inter-War Aviation

Booster Sets

JJD Aircraft Collection

First Legion

New June Releases
WWII - Battle of the Bulge

The German Jagdpanzer IV, also known as the "Hunting Tank IV," was a formidable tank destroyer used by the German army during World War II. It was based on the chassis of the Panzer IV medium tank and was specifically designed to engage and destroy enemy armored vehicles. The Jagdpanzer IV featured a heavily armored, low-profile superstructure, which provided excellent protection for its crew. Its main armament was a powerful 75mm anti-tank gun, capable of penetrating the armor of most Allied tanks at the time. Although its lack of a turret limited its flexibility, the Jagdpanzer IV proved to be an effective and feared weapon on the battlefield, contributing to German successes during the war.

Battle of the Bulge


Rome through their meticulously hand-painted miniatures of Gladiators. Each miniature in this historical collection showcases the incredible artistry and attention to detail that First Legion is renowned for. From the fierce murmillo armed with a gladius and scutum to the agile retiarius wielding a trident and net, every Gladiator is depicted with remarkable accuracy, capturing their distinctive armor, helmets, and weapons. These exquisite figures allow enthusiasts and collectors to immerse themselves in the thrilling spectacles of the Colosseum, reliving the epic battles and larger-than-life personalities of the ancient Roman gladiatorial games.


Thirty Years War

Spanish Tercio

Thomas Gunn


New releases for June!



Glory of Rome

WWII - Germans

WWII German forces

War Park

War Park Vehicles - New in stock now!

May / June Releases.

War Park Vehicles & Accessories

WWII - Red Army

Battle of Kursk - WWII

Collectors Showcase

Vietnam - Apocalypse Now!

New releases expected July 2023!


Korean War

Korean War

ACW - Wheats Tigers

Wheat's Tigers

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

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