July, 2022
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the June Edition 2022 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the Summer Edition of Sierra Toy Soldier News written on a very hot and humid day here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Almost feels like Hawaii. Fire season is truly upon us, with fires popping up all over the place. The biggest one now is in Yosemite, threatening a grove of Sequoia trees over 2000 years old. Firefighters are doing a brilliant job, just not enough of them.

The countdown to the Chicago Toy Soldier Show has begun. The event will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Schaumberg in Schaumberg, Illinois. We are planning on attending and will be partaking in room trading during the days leading up to the main event. As always, if you plan on attending and have anything from our website that you would like to see, please feel free to let us know via email or phone call and we will be sure to bring it!

We have updated the areas under Collector’s Corner that we have added to, but what you might not see is that we’ve reduced the prices of some of our older stock in these categories. Let us entice you with long retired gems from companies like King & Country, John Jenkins Designs, W. Britains, First Legion, and so much more! This month we’ve focused heavily on Del Prado figures, but we have sprinkled in a few figures and sets from some of the other manufacturers as well. This area of our website provides collectors with rare opportunity of having another chance to obtain sold-out items, thought to be gone like the dodo bird.

BR23109 -- "Queen of The Battlefield" - 1916-18 British Vickers Gun and Crew (Consign)(ST)

If you cannot fathom growing your collection anymore and you’ve decided that your collection has grown too big, fret not because we have an opportunity for you. Please feel free to contact us at sales@sierratoysoldier.com for questions regarding how to place your items on consignment with us to help slim down your ranks and make a little money on the side.

Another portion of our website that we find unique is our Scratch and Dent section! This area of the Sierra Toy Soldier online experience provides collectors with a knack for fixing stuff an opportunity to obtain broken or incomplete sets for a very affordable rate. While this part of the website historically has had a heavy King & Country influence, we do on occasion receive a few diamonds in the rough from a multitude of companies that could provide a little more depth to your displays at home. We highly recommend that you check out the Scratch and Dent section:

Scratch and Dent

We have some great new announcements from King & Country, John Jenkins and Thomas Gunn.

For information on John Jenkins Future Releases.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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Cyber July Sale

Cyber July Sale.

We have added even more items. Check out our Thomas Gunn, First Legion and King & Country Sale items.

King & Country Mega Sale

First Legion Big Sale

Thomas Gunn Grand Sale

We will have lots of items on sale between 25 - 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
Thomas Gunn


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


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

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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.

In May we greatly expanded our Collectors Corner section with some great St Petersburg Figures, plus we have added Britain's and King & Country.

Consignment Highlight

This month we feature sets from Thomas Gunn, First Legion, Britain's, Jenkins, King & Country, Frontine and St Petersburg. All effectively brand new and unopened.

Collectors Corner

Sierra Toy Soldier Britain's Exclusive

Sierra Toy Soldier Exclusive - In Stock Now!

Zulu Storehouse Attack

King & Country

King & Country July Releases!


It’s been quite a few years since K&C’s last dedicated ‘Battle of The Bulge’ releases... especially on the American side of the battle. Well, now that’s all changed with the July availability of no less than 12 brand-new sculpts of GIs in action... All wearing the long, U.S. Army issue greatcoat and warm, woolen gloves. These GIs are armed with a broad selection of weapons and ready to repulse the surprise German attack, which erupted on the morning of 16 December 1944 in the area of Belgium known as... ‘The Ardennes’.

  • - Another of John M. Browning’s masterpieces, the ‘Model 1919’ was originally developed as a general purpose machine gun for the U.S. Cavalry, for use in its tanks and armoured cars or, in the ‘ground role’ mounted on a tripod. The U.S. Infantry liked the weapon so much that during WWⅡ they introduced both a rifle-style butt in addition to the more familiar pistol grip. The heavy barrel was air-cooled using a perforated jacket. The gun’s tripod mount could be adjusted allowing the gunner to utilise both the ‘sitting’ and ‘lying prone’ positions. Our 2-man team are in the prone position with the gun’s ‘Number 2’ feeding the ammunition belt into the M1919 with his M1 Garand lying next to him.
  • - Although, strictly speaking, the B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) was not a machine gun it was employed mostly in the light machine gun role within American WW2 Infantry Squads. Each American infantry squad (usually 8-10 men) would always contain at least one soldier carrying the B.A.R. Both the M1 ‘Garand’ Rifle and B.A.R. used the same .30 cal. ammunition. K&C’s new B.A.R. Gunner is taking cover as he observes the enemy.
  • - This winter-clad GI is taking aim from the prone firing position.
  • - This kneeling infantryman is using one of the most outstanding weapons of WW2... The .30 cal. M1 Rifle was designed by John C. Garand who originally worked for the Springfield Arsenal. Its design resulted from the U.S. Army’s experience in WW1 when it was recognized that a self-loading rifle brought greater advantage on the battlefield and a major increase in the infantry squad’s firepower. Although quite heavy (9.5 lbs.) or 4.4kg its 8-round magazine and sturdy reliability made it popular with all the troops who carried it. After WW2 the rifle also served in the Korean War until its replacement by the M14 in the late 1950s..
  • - Classic firing pose with the classic rifle.
  • - A kneeling rifleman holds his M1 ‘Garand’ in his left hand as he prepares to hurl a grenade at the approaching enemy. Most infantrymen carried at least 2 x grenades with them... either the small, smooth-finish grenade or the standard MKⅡ ‘Pineapple’ version. The danger area was a nominal 10/11 yards (9metres) circle around the explosion and throwers were well-advised to be behind cover when the device went off!
  • - This 2-man set includes the Squad’s radio man carrying the ‘SCR-538’ backpack radio with a telephone handset. Because of the extra weight of the radio and its batteries most radio operators carried the lighter M1 Carbine as a personal weapon. Most ‘Squad Leaders’ were corporals however some sergeants would also take up this role. Chances are, our Squad Leader is a ‘Sergeant’ as he’s carrying the Thompson submachine gun which was a rare weapon for junior NCOs to carry.
  • - When the US Army entered WW2 its antitank defense was the 37mm towed gun and the .50 cal M2 Browning heavy machine gun. US experts adopted and adapted an original Swiss design and created a man-portable antitank weapon that could also be used to knockout pillboxes and other fixed defences. Nicknamed “The Bazooka”, these new weapons began to go into service in 1943 and proved easy to use and relatively easy to transport across the battlefield. As the ‘gunner’ aims the bazooka on the target his ‘Number 2’ loads the projectile into the rear of the weapon. The ‘number two’ also carries his own as well as his buddy’s M1 ‘Garand’.
  • - This final ‘Winter GI’ is definitely either a ‘sergeant’ or possibly a junior officer. In addition to his ‘Tommy-Gun’ he also has the holstered Colt M1911A1 as his sidearm. Both pistol and submachine gun utilize a common .45 calibre round which is both sensible and very useful.
  • - Purchase ALL 12 of these brand new ‘Battle of The Bulge’ figures and King & Country will provide you with a special, custom-painted KnC ‘Winter Sherman Tank’ with our compliments and a very special combined price. As only a limited number of these ‘Winter Shermans’ are available place your order soon.

Battle of the Bulge


In between wars, battles and campaigns it’s important to keep your troops morale up and, when you can, provide a little entertainment and diversion that reminds them of home and perhaps, what they are fighting for and what they may want to return to... During the Vietnam War all kinds of entertainers flew out to that war-torn country to put on a show for the hundreds of thousands of GIs stationed throughout South East Asia... Here is just a small but colourful example…

  • - In Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam epic ‘Apocalypse Now’ there is one particular scene where a trio of ‘Playboy Playmates’ descend by helicopter on a stage in front of thousands of sex-starved GIs and proceed to put on a very provocative show for the benefit of the troops. If the girls’ intentions were to inflame the passions of the crowd they certainly succeed as the assembled military audience attempt to storm the stage and grab the girls. As the Military Police are overwhelmed it is only the intervention of some Special Forces guys together with a waiting ‘Huey’ that prevents disaster... Well, here they are... ‘Cavalry Girl’... ‘Pocahontas’... and ‘The Sheriff‘. All three together in a special 3 figure box.
  • - Here, the comedian is wearing a USMC Field Shirt decorated with no less than 3 x divisional patches of the three US Marine Corps divisions that served in Vietnam. Bob’s headgear is a red ballcap with USMC proudly on the front.
  • - In a very fetching, not-so-traditional Native American costume.
  • - I’m not sure General Custer would approve of her uniform... but Colonel Kilgore certainly would!
  • - This young lady could lay down the law anytime and which red-blooded male wouldn’t be happy to spend a night in jail with her!!!
  • - This figure wears the standard US Army Field Shirt adorned with oversized full colour patches of the Air Cavalry and the MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam). On his head ‘Bob’ wears a navy blue ballcap with a Green Berets cap badge. On the back of both field shirts are a list of just some of the typical venues around South Vietnam where the shows were staged.

Vietnam - Tet'68


These past few months, April, May and June, Britain has remembered a very special time in our military history... The 40th Anniversary of The Falklands War. This conflict, just 10 weeks long, was remarkable for many reasons among them the sheer professionalism and superior training of all the British Forces involved and the almost overwhelming support of the British people to evict an illegal occupying army from British territory and liberate its people, the Falkland islanders. K&C’s first two releases of Falklands War Royal Marines ‘yomping’ across East Falkland have proved to be exceptionally popular and now we are releasing 3 more 2-figure sets to mark the first land victory in the campaign, The Battle of Goose Green. Over two days, in a fourteen hour struggle, the Second Battalion of The Parachute Regiment (2 Para) fought an enemy force almost three times larger than itself! Lacking adequate artillery and air support the battalion fought a long, grueling battle across nearly featureless, windswept and uneven open ground to capture the small settlement and free just over a 100 local civilians. These 3 upcoming sets portray the immediate aftermath of the battle as the ‘Paras’ collect, disarm and search some of the enemy combatants.

Already in development are several additional ‘Falklands Sets’ featuring British paratroopers and marines in action during the campaign... and some of the Argentinean ‘defenders’ of Las Malvinas’.

Falklands War

John Jenkins

New July Releases

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single seat biplane fighter aircraft that was introduced on the western front in 1917. It was developed by the Sopwith Aviation Company as a successor to the Sopwith Pup and became one of the best known fighter aircraft of the Great War.

The Camel was powered by a single rotary engine and was armed with twin synchronized Vickers machine guns. Although difficult to handle, it was highly manouverable in the hands of an experienced pilot, which was a vital attribute in the relatively low-speed, low altitude dogfights of the era.

The ACE-10N is a re-tooled version of ACE-10, the plane that became famous because it was the machine that Capt. Roy Brown used to chase Baron Von Reichtofen over the Somme on 21st April 1918.

It was a flight from which the Baron did not return. Brown had fired at the Baron’s Dr1, and upon landing was told that he had shot it down.

There were 3 white bars on the fuselage sides, one ahead of where a roundel might have been, and two aft. A red chevron, edged in white appeared on the top wing across the centre section. The Sopwith Camel entered squadron service in June 1917 with No.4 squadron of the Royal Air Service, near Dunkirk. The following month, it became operational with No. 70 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps.

By February 1918, 13 squadrons were fully equipped with the Camel. Originally intended as a replacement for the Sopwith Pup, its designs was more evolutionary than revolutionary, featuring a box-like fuselage structure, an aluminium engine cowling, plywood covered panels around the cockpit, and fabric covered fuselage wings and tail.

Two Vickers machine guns were mounted directly in front of the cockpit, firing forward through the propeller with synchronization gear. A metal fairing over the gun breeches created a “hump” that led to the name Camel.

More than 5,000 Camels were produced, and it was responsible for destroying 1,294 enemy aircraft, between June 1917 and November 1918, and was the most successful fighting scout employed by either side in terms of the sheer numbers of victories that it scored.

Knights Of The Skies - WWI

Norman Knights

Age of Arthur - Norman Knights

El Cid - Spanish

El Cid and the Reconquista







Jacobite Rebellion

Jacobite Rebellion 1745

American Civil War - 14th Regiment, New York State Militia

14th Regiment, New York State Militia

39th New York Infantry Regiment

39th New York Infantry Regiment, Garibaldi Guard

5th Virginia Infantry Regiment

5th Virginia Infantry Regiment

4th Virginia Regiment

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

Battle of Assaye, 1803 - 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons

19th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Madrass Native Cavalry

Madrass Native Cavalry

Maratha Cavalry

Maratha Cavalry

Trojan War - Greeks



Paris was the son of king Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. He is best known for his elopement with Helen, queen of Sparta, being one of the immediate causes of the Trojan War.

Later in the war he fatally wounds Achilled in the heel with an arrow as foretold by Achilles’ mother, Thetis.

Homer’s Iliad casts Paris as unskilled and cowardly. Although Paris readily admits his shortcommings in battle, his brother Hector scolds and belittles him after he runs away from a duel with Menelaus that was to determine the end of the war. His preference for bow and arrow emphasizes this, since he does not follow the code of honour shared by the other heroes.

Later in the war, after Philoctetes mortally wounds Paris, Helen makes her way to Mount Ida where she begs Paris’s first wife, the nymph Oenone to heal him. Oenone refuses, and Paris dies later the same day.

After Paris’s death, his brother Deophobus marries Helen, and was then killed by Menelaus in the sack of Troy.

Troy and her allies

Mountain Men

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

Blackfoot Warrior

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts


SKRAELING is the name the Norse Greenlanders used for the peoples they encountered in North America, and Greenland.

In the Viking Sagas, it is also used for the peoples of the region known as Vinland whom the Norse encountered during their expeditions there in the early 11th Century.

The word Skraeling is most likely related to the old Norse word "skra”, meaning "dried skin”, which is believed to be in reference to the animal pelts worn by the native Americans.

The term is thought to have been first used by Ari Thorgilsson in his work called "The Book Of The Icelanders”. The book was written well after the period in which Norse explorers made their first contacts with indigenous Americans. By the time of the book, Skraeling was probably the common term Norse Greenlanders used for the Thule people, who were the ancestors of the modern Inuit.

The Greenlander’s Saga and the Sago of Erik the Red, which were written in the 13th Century, use this term for the people of the area known as Vinland whom the Norse met in the early 11th Century. The word has subsequently become well known and has been used in the English language since the 18th Century.

For a full description, please visit the Skraeling page.


German Armour - WWII


American Revolution - Booster Set

Anglo-Allied Army

Thomas Gunn

New July Releases
War Elephant

  • - Beautifully sculpted and our last war elephant in this series, an all new sculpt featuring three crew ready for action. Suitable for the Roman era as a Carthaginian enemy of Rome or a Macedonian elephant taking on the Persians.

Enemies of Rome

Slave Traders

  • - A fantastic addition to our Roman/Medieval series that can be used in a multitude of scenarios. Comprises of a Stone Podium and two Slave Traders, pictured. The four slaves are not included.

Zulu War

Some super additions our Zulu War series in the form of 3 new Zulu warriors as follows:

African Wars

WWII - Australia Matilda

WWII Allied Forces

 Dien Bien Phu

Our latest addition to the Indochina war series in the form of a command group featuring Marcel Bigeard and two of his officers the day they jumped into Dien Bien Phu and is based on the iconic photo below. Comes with 3 figures, 3 machine guns and backpack as per the photo's. The medical box is not included but can be purchased with ACC PACK 054.


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

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