October, 2023
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the September Edition 2023 Newsletter, view it here!

Hello and welcome to the October 2023 edition of the Sierra Toy Soldier Company newsletter, written on a blistering day in the bay. It appears after a few nice days of fall weather, California has decided that it is time to go back to summer, hopefully this changes soon as we make our way deeper into autumn.

In other news, we just got back from the Chicagoland Toy Soldier show in Schaumburg, Illinois, and we must say we were most impressed. It was so nice to see all your faces again, especially since we all thought the Chicago show was gone for good earlier this year. The general feeling was positive and everyone seemed to be excited to add to their collections and catch up with good friends. If you missed this year, make sure to join us on September 22, 2024, for the second annual Chicagoland Toy Soldier Show, we cannot wait!

While we were away in Chicago, the kids back home were busy! Cody updated the Collectors Corner page on our website which thoroughly filled out the ranks of our King & Country, John Jenkins, and W. Britain’s consignment pages. Alex was hard at work reorganizing the shelves and preparing some new goodies for collectors at the next West Coaster, so stay tuned.

We are excited to announce that we are taking on a new vendor called Team Miniatures. Team specializes in the more niche market, with beautiful figures that depict series like: The Mongols, Peking 1900, The Russo-Japanese War 1904-05, the Spanish American War 1898, and The Camaron Battle of 1863 in Mexico, just to name a few. We look forward to our partnership with Team Miniatures and cannot wait until they are made available to you on our website.

Lastly, beginning October 21st, 2023, Sierra Toy Soldier Company will no longer be open on Saturdays. Instead, we will be open Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM and on Saturdays by appointment only. If you are looking to come down on Saturday, please give us a call (408 395 3000) a few days ahead of time so we can make sure we are here to greet you.

We have some great new announcements from Britains, King & Country, John Jenkins and First Legion.

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
First Legion


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 October / November Releases

Musuem Collection

Musuem Collection

Musuem Collection

Wife of U.S. President James Madison, Dolley Madison was influential in establishing the concept of bipartisan cooperation among the political parties of the day. She held elaborate Washington social functions in which she invited members of both political parties to attend. Madison helped to create the idea that members of each party could amicably socialize, network, and negotiate with each other in peace and civility. Previously, politics often devolved into physical altercations – there would be none of that in her newly constructed White House. When the British set fire to it in 1814, she was credited with saving Gilbert Stuart’s classic 1796 portrait of George Washington. Dolley Madison did much to define the role of the President’s spouse, giving rise to the unofficial title of First Lady.

Musuem Collection

Jack Tars

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection


It has been argued that the ubiquitous Sherman tank was the best armored fighting vehicle of the war. It first saw service with the British 8th Army, October 1942 at the battle of El Alamein and outclassed much of the German armor – and all of the Italian armor – in North Africa at that time. It equally matched the Panzer Mark IV (the German main battle tank) for the rest of the war. The Sherman was designed to be easy to maintain. Its standard chassis and universal power plant meant that much of the mechanics were interchangeable with many of the allied armor components. If the road wheels or suspension system were damaged by an anti-tank mine, the crew just unscrewed 16 securing bolts and swapped out the bogie. Much easier than doing the same repairs on a T-34, Tiger, or Panther tank. Its armament was a respectable 75 mm main gun; two .30 caliber machine guns; one .50 caliber machine gun (the M2, or “Ma Duce” is still used today). The Sherman had good speed both on and off-road. In the desert, Sherman’s rubber-block tracks performed well, while in the confined, hilly landscape of Italy, the smaller, more nimble Sherman could often cross terrain that some heavy German tanks could not. But perhaps its greatest strength was its sheer numbers: More than 50,000 Shermans were produced between 1942 and 1945.

WWII Collection

American Civil War

American Civil War


Diorama Collection

King & Country

King & Country October Releases!

Christmas 2023

Well that’s certainly true however here at King & Country we try and make sure it comes ever year… and always on December 25! And, as is our tradition, we like to bring out one or two little ‘stocking-fillers’ for those who like their Festive Cheer in small packages…

  • - Santa is having a little break from watching his elves hard at work producing all kinds of terrific toys for all those good little girls and boys all over the world just waiting to discover what Santa has brought them on Christmas morning. And so, stepping out of his Toy Workshop for a break he’s decided to build himself his very own ‘Snowman’ complete with an old tartan scarf and a giant, snow-capped top hat.
  • - A pair of little Teddy Bear’s also decided they too wanted to build their very own Snowman and so, taking a leaf out of Santa’s book as well copying his design they have built their own version. Ok, so it’s not their own design but hey, c’mon give the little guys a break. After all, they’re still only Teddy Bears!

Christmas - Limited Edition

Ancient Egypt

  • - For the classic movie fans among us here is one of the supporting characters from the great ‘CASABLANCA’ starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… ‘Signor Ferrari’.
  • - Death On The Nile’ was and is one of Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery novels and first published in 1937. It features, of course, one of Christie’s favourite characters, Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian detective.
  • - After the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb enterprising Egyptians opened a number of hotels and restaurants nearby to cater for the needs and requirements of the many foreign visitors who flocked to view the burial site.

Ancient Egypt

Afrika Korps

Over the years King & Country has featured many different figures and fighting vehicles (plus a few aircraft too) depicting the Desert War campaign that took place there between 1941 to 1943 and the epic struggle between Britain’s Eighth Army and the German Afrika Korps led by General Erwin Rommel. These all-new AK figures are just the ‘advance guard’ of whole new range of ‘desert warriors’ that are in the works and will show a different view of the campaign that was described at the time, as a ‘War Without Hate’. Both sides fought a relatively ‘clean’ war without the bitter hatred and atrocities that took place in other theatres of war, notably in the Pacific and on the Eastern Front. These new figures are in a series of ‘Behind The Lines’ poses that can still tell a story… just a more peaceful one. You could even imagine them in some kind of Indianna Jones setting… but that’s another story!

Afrika Korps

Battle of the Bulge

These three ‘2nd Generation ’GIs are doing their level best to try and keep warm despite the fierce winter weather conditions that surrounds them. As one GI drinks some warm coffee, another enjoys a ‘smoke’ while the third guy just blows into his hands as all three stand around a discarded oil drum brazier that someone has turned into a ‘burn barrel’. As you can see all three GIs are still carrying their rifles so the enemy can’t be too far away.


A couple of months back we released our first look into the dark, vampiric world of the Horror Movie genre with the dreaded and sharp-fanged ‘Count Dracula’. Well, still somewhat in that vein, if you will pardon my pun, K&C is presenting collectors with a few more memorable if not always menacing figures from some famous Horror Movies…

  • - The Bride of Frankenstein was a 1935 American horror film and a sequel to the 1931 movie ‘Frankenstein’. As with the first film it starred Boris Karloff as the monster but this time around Dr. Frankenstein decided to produce a female partner to keep the monster company.
  • - From some horror movies that can be frightening… to one that is famously funny, ‘Young Frankenstein’. This was and is simply the best and funniest comedy /horror movie ever made! Directed by Mel Brooks in 1974 it tells the story of the American great grandson of the infamous scientist who is invited to Transylvania to claim his inheritance and family estate.
  • - Although, ‘Young Frankenstein’ is choc-full of great comedic talents in all of the parts special mention must be made of ‘Igor’, the Doktor’s Assistant played by the irrepressible, bug-eyed Marty Feldman making his American film debut.
  • - This King & Country creature is a composite blend of the 1931 monster played by Boris Karloff and the much-later ‘edition’ which featured actor Peter Boyle as the 1974 ‘Young Frankenstein Monster’


John Jenkins

New releases expected November!

Mongol - Trebuchet

The Mongol invasions are an early example of gunpowder warfare outside of China. One of the most notable technological innovations during the war was the use of explosive bombs.

The bombs are known in Chinese as “thunder crash bombs”.

An illustration of a bomb is depicted in the Japanese Mongol Invasion Scrolls, but it has been shown that the illustration of the projectiles was added to the scrolls in the eighteenth century and should not be considered to be an eyewitness representation of their use.

However, archaeological discoveries recently have confirmed the existence of bombs in the Yuan invasion’s arsenal. Multiple bomb shells were discovered in an underwater shipwreck off the shore of Japan. X-rays by Japanese scientists of the excavated shells show that they contained gunpowder and were also packed with scrap iron.

These trebuchets had a shooting range of around 100 metres, and could use projectiles of around 50kg. During Mongol campaigns against the Jin dynasty, the Mongols used over 5,000 trebuchets, which were very successful in destroying the Jin fortresses.

Mongol Trebuchet

Mongols - Korean Auxillery Archer

Korean Auxillery Archers

Trojan War - Greeks

Nestor of Gerenia was a legendary king of Pylos. He is a prominent secondary character in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, where he appears as an elderly warrior who frequently offers long-winded advice to the other characters.

He and his sons, Antilochus and Thrasymedes, fought on the side of the Achaeans in the Trojan War. Though Nestor was already very old when the war began, he was noted for his bravery and speaking abilities. In the Iliad he often gives advice to the younger warriors and advises Agamemnon and Achilles to reconcile. He is too old to engage in combat himself, but he leads the Pylian troops.

His advice in the Iliad is always respected by his listeners due to his age and experience, is always tempered with a subtext of humour at his expense due to his boastfulness, as he is never able to dispense the advice without first spending several paragraphs recounting his own heroic actions in the past when faced with similar circumstances.


Trojan War - Lycian Warriors

Lycian Warriors

Roman Auxiliary Cavalry

Republican Romans


Lycian Warriors

Great Siege of Malta

Great Siege of Malta



American Revolution - 17th Light Dragoons

17th Light Dragoons

American Revolution - Third Continental Dragoons

Third Continental Dragoons

American Revolution - 71st Regiment of Foot

71st Regiment of Foot

American Revolution - British Legion

British Legion

ACW - 4th Virginia Regiment

Army of the Shenandoah, The First Brigade, 4th Virginia Regiment

ACW - Confederate Artillery

Confederate Artillery

ACW - Rockbridge Artillery

1st Rockbridge Artillery

Black Hill Wars 1876-1877

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

Battle of Assaye, 1803

Captain A. B. Campbell of the 74th, who had on a former occasion lost an arm, was seen in the thickest of the action with his bridle in his teeth, and a sword in his right hand, “dealing destruction around him”. He was to survive the battle although “one of the enemy in the charge very nearly transfixed him with the bayonet, which actually pierced his saddle”.

74th Highland Regiment of Foot

Mountain Men

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

First Legion

New releases expected November!

Battle of Lake Peipus

Battle of Lake Peipus



Retreat from Russia

Retreat from Russia

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

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