July, 2017
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the June 2017 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the Summer Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News, written on a very toasty day here in the Bay Area. With temperatures on the rise and hitting high 90’s and even up to 100, it is getting a little too warm. The result of this weather is our fire season is now in full swing, with a number of Wildfires burning from LA to Canada, about a month earlier than normal.

This month display wise the focus was on D’Day and US History themes, with American Revolution, French and Indian War, Civil War and the Alamo. You can view our pictures on our Facebook Page.

We are starting to think about the Chicago show and the constant problem of what to bring, so if you are thinking of going and what to see something let us know. Suggestions always welcome.

Our Collectors Corner with our consignment items is proving to be a great success. For those of you that like Frontline Figures, we have just acquired a large collection of American Civil war, and some Napoleonic figures. We will be listing these in the coming weeks. In the meantime if there are any sets you were after, let us know and we can check if we have them.

We have a great set of releases including Britain's, King & Country, John Jenkins, Collectors Showcase, Thomas Gunn and lots more.

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Hope to see you soon!

Events

Learn To Paint A Toy Soldier - Saturday August 12, 2017 - 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.

Sponsored by Britain's.

Super Sale

July 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

Sierra Blog
Events
Sierra Toy Exclusive
Britain's
King & Country
John Jenkins
Collectors Showcase
Thomas Gunn
Thomas Gunn - Wings of War
Calibre Wings
Corgi

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

 

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 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.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive

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

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

Monte Cassino

Britain's

New Britain's Spring 2017 Catalogue - Expected Late Summer!

New Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive Set - Expected Late Summer 2017!
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

Britain's

New Britain's Releases - Expected August 2017!

Napoleonic - Brunswickers

Brunswickers

Musuem Collection

Museum Collection

American Civil War

American Civil War

Zulu

Zulu Wars

King & Country

King & Country July 2017 Releases!

COLONIAL HONG KONG

The Royal Hong Kong Regiment On Parade!

Special Note: After the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 that gave Hong Kong back to China it was announced that the Regiment would be disbanded in 1995, two years before the handover.

The Regimental Badge was a British Crown surmounting two Chinese Dragons atop a scroll with the latin motto: “Nulli Secundus in Oriente” (Second-to-none in the Orient).

  •   - A marching officer with drawn sword leads the Regimental Guidon (Cavalry Standard) Bearer flanked by 2x Staff Sergeants carrying L1A1 SLR’S with fixed bayonets. All are in No.3 Parade Dress (Warm Weather Ceremonial Uniform)
  • - An additional 4-figure set comprising 1 x staff sergeant, 1 x corporal and 2 x troopers.
  • - 3 x more marching troopers with rifles and fixed bayonets.

Ceremonial

RUSSIAN CIVILANS 1941-45

Russian Front and Berlin 1945

DUNKIRK 1940

  • - This particular Universal Carrier also has a Vickers Machine Gun mounted on top to add some extra firepower. The vehicle includes a driver.
  • - A sergeant of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, map in hand does not look too worried... even if the military situation is going from bad to worse!

Fields of Battle

BERLIN 38

  • - Hitler himself on parade in a typical ‘Hitlerian’ pose with his very own ‘half-salute’.
  • - Accompanying Hitler is the Head of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, looking over his troops and clutching his ceremonial SS Dagger.
  • - Marching alongside the Fuhrer and Himmler, sword drawn, is this SS officer.
  • - For members of Himmler’s SS any kind of Religious connections were definitely ‘frowned upon’... even weddings. Most SS marriages were civil ceremonies and here is one such scene... An Algemeine SS (General SS) officer and his bride pose after the ceremony. Note the officer is not wearing the usual black jodhpurs and boots but the less common long dress trousers.
  • - In 1936 the SS purchased a small porcelain factory to, in the words of Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler, “enhance the culture of the SS state!” It was called “Allach Porcelain”. Between 1936 and 1945 the factory produced numerous decorative items including animals, home décor of all descriptions and, of course, figurines. Military figures were among the most sought after and one of the best was the Allach figure of the “SS Fahnentrager” (SS Flag Bearer) introduced in 1936. This special piece was not available to the general public but only available as a special ‘Presentation Gift’ by the Reichsfuhrer himself. Our new model is a scale copy of this very special figure.

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

English Civil War

  • - A classic pose… King Charles I in full body armour prepares to take to the field of battle. The pose itself was adapted and suggested by several portraits of the King that still exist to this day.
  • - The consort of Charles I and a strong and forceful lady, originally from France. She was a powerful influence on Charles and the mother of the future Charles II. She was also a Roman Catholic which did not make her particularly popular in, what was then, Protestant England.

English Civil War - Pike & Musket

American West

Apaches and Buffalo Soldiers

WAFFEN SS ON PARADE

Special Note: All of these Waffen SS Parade figures bear the cufftitle “Adolf Hitler” in script form on their left arm sleeve.

Normandy '44 - Waffen-SS & Wehrmacht

John Jenkins

John Jenkins - New July Releases!

WWII Collection

The Jagdpanther ( "hunting panther") was a tank destroyer built by Nazi Germany during World War II based on the chassis of the Panther tank. It entered service in 1944 during the later stages of the war on the Eastern and Western Fronts. The Jagdpanther combined the 8.8 cm KwK 43 cannon of the Tiger II and the characteristically excellent armor and suspension of the Panther chassis.

Mounting the deadly 8.8 cm PaK 43/3 L/71 cannon and protected by well-sloped 80 mm frontal armor, the Jagdpanther proved its worth as the most fearsome German tank destroyer of the war. Although too few were produced to affect the outcome of the war, the Jagdpanther represented an ideal blend of lethality, armor protection, and mobility that could destroy any allied tank with ease.

The GA-01 Jagdpanther is painted in a factory tri-camo pattern and features the choice of cannon barrel painted in factory heat resistant grey lacquer, or tri-camo.

During WW2, German tank cannon barrels were delivered to the tank factories and to combat units finished in both grey and Dunkelgelb (dark yellow) heat resistant lacquer.

While the Jagdpanther's markings are historically accurate for numerous Jagdpanther units, this model is meant to represent a Jagdpanther from schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 560 (Heavy Tank Destroyer Battalion 560). This German Heer (Army) unit was originally armed with Nashorn tank destroyers but converted to a mixed unit composed of one company of Jagdpanthers and two companies of Jagdpanzer IV L/70 tank destroyers in preparation for the Battle of the Bulge. It was attached to the 12. SS-Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" and fought with this famous division in the final German offensives against the allies on both the West and East Fronts. First, against the Americans during the Battle of the Bulge and later in 1945 against the Russians during Operation Spring Awakening, the offensive near Lake Balaton in Hungary meant to relieve the siege of Budapest.

This fist model represents a late production Jagdpanther Ausf. G1 as produced by Mühlenbau und Industrie A.G (MIAG) in October 1944, and includes interior detail, removable schürzen side armor panels, and opening crew hatches, engine compartment, and a choice of Grey or Camouflaged gun Barrell.

**Please note there will be several crew figures produced to accompany this model**

JJ WWII Collection

WWI - Egypt 1915

Egypt 1915

Jacobite Rebellion

Jacobite Rebellion 1745

Provincial Regiments

Provincial Regiments 1759

Bushy Run

Battle of Bushy Run

War of the Roses

Wars of the Roses 1455-1487

Collectors Showcase

New August Releases!
Irish Brigade

Irish Brigade - American Civil War

U-boat

This model is like no other. Composed of three sections making up about a 30% of an actual type VII U-Boat. To keep within every ones toy soldier budget everything is A La Carte. This allows collectors to add sections to their display as they wish. But there’s a catch: We’ve manufactured just 200 sets. Once they are sold out, the U-96 will be discontinued. There’s just no way to go back to the factory and order smaller quantities of a large model like the U-96.

U-Boat

Berlin 1938

Berlin 1938

120mm Statues

120mm Statues

Masterworks Collection

Masterworks Collection

Thomas Gunn

New July Releases! - In Stock Now!

Spartans

Spartans

Rome

Glory of Rome

Wings of War - Thomas Gunn

Thomas Guns - Wings of War

MACCHI SEAPLANE

Thomas Gunn are proud to link up with Sierra Toy Soldier and offer an exclusive hand carved 1/30 scale Mahogany Warbird for a limited time only.

Each of these aircraft take 60 hours to manufacture and as such are very limited in number.

The Macchi M.5 was an Italian single-seat fighter flying boat designed and built by Nieuport-Macchi at Varese. It was extremely manoeuvrable and agile and matched the land-based aircraft it was sent into combat against. The first prototype of a single-seat sesquiplane fighter was the Type M which first flew in 1917. Developed by engineers Buzio and Calzavera it had a single-step hull and an open cockpit forward of the wings and was similar to the earlier Macchi M.3. It was followed by another prototype with a revised tail unit designated the Ma and further developed as the M bis and Ma bis. The production aircraft was designated the M.5 and like the prototypes was powered by a single Isotta Fraschini V.4B engine in the pusher configuration. Deliveries commenced in the summer of 1917 to the Aviazione per la Regia Marina (Italian Navy Aviation). Late production aircraft had a more powerful Isotta Fraschini V.6 engine and redesigned wingtip floats, they were designated M.5 mod. Macchi produced 200 aircraft and another 44 were built by Società Aeronautica Italiana.

The M.5 was operated by five Italian maritime patrol squadrons as a fighter and convoy escort, and some were embarked on the Giuseppe Miraglia. Towards the end of World War I, the aircraft were flown by both United States Navy and United States Marine Corps airmen. Ensign Charles Hammann won the first Medal of Honor awarded to a United States naval aviator in an M.5.

Our 1/30 scale model is one of 5 available and was the plane of Sub-Tenente di Vascello Umberto Calvello, an ace with 5 credited victories. He was born May 28, 1897, joining the Italian Navy in July, 1916, serving as an observer on seaplanes. Officially graduating as a pilot on October 3 1917, his victories all occurred in 1918 while with 260 Squadriglia, all over Austrian flying boats. His aircraft carried a personal marking of "Fortunello", (Happy Hooligan), with 2 slogans. The slogan on the suitcase translates as 'March, don't rot', while the slogan coming from the character's mouth translates as 'Watch Out, son of a dog'. Calvello died August 10, 1919 when a plane he was test flying crashed, he was 22 at the time.

The Hansa

The Hansa was a more modern variant of the W.12 biplane, it offered less drag and greater speed than its predecessor due to its monoplane configuration. Designed by Ernst Heinkel the W.29 saw action in the closing months of the war with the German Naval air wing. The Hansa was powered by a 195 HP Benz engine with exhaust stubs above and to the left of the exposed cylinder heads. Its front mounted radiator and louvres in metal panels on the side provided the cooling system. With broad wooden wings covered in lozenge pattern fabric and rigged with several degrees of dihedral rigging, this made it a strong stable fighting platform. The struts between the floats and lower wings provided more than adequate strength and the inverted rudder gave the observer a superb field of fire for his Parabellum machine gun. The pilot was also equipped with 2 forward firing machine guns which made this a deadly fighting machine. The most famous pilot to fly the Hansa was OberLt Friedrich Christiansen who along with his observer manager to significantly damage the British submarine C25 killing several of its crew, whilst it floated on the surface of the Thames Estuary. Christiansen ended the war with a tally of 13 aircraft brought down and several other shared kills. Our 1/30 scale model comes in the marking of Friederich Christiansen and he along with his rear gunner are supplied free with this model. This version WOW131 is limited to 15 pieces worldwide

Wings of War

Calibre Wings

Calibre Wings

New range - In Stock Now!

Calibre Wings

Corgi

New Second Half Releases
Helicopters

Helicopter Legends

WWII - Allied

Corgi

WWII- German

German Bomber and Fighter Aircraft

Modern Aircraft

Modern Aircraft and Fighting Vehicles

WWI Aircraft

World War I Aircraft

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

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