June, 2021
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the May Edition 2021 Newsletter, view it here!

Welcome to the June edition of Sierra Toy Soldier news, written on a gorgeous early summer day here in the Bay Area. The temperature is in the low 70’s, which is ideal, but there is not a hope of rain anywhere in the west sadly. It is amazing it is June already, no idea where the last 6 months have gone, they have literally flown by.

California is pretty much fully reopened. As we are now welcoming visitors every day, except Sunday. Cody went on a rampage and decided to rebuild our displays, he has completed the following: Ancient Egypt, the Greco-Persian Wars, the Roman Republic and Imperial Rome, the Battle of Hastings, the Crusades, Robin Hood, the War of the Roses, the Conquest of the Aztecs, the American Civil War, World War Two in both the European and Pacific theater, as well as the Vietnam War. These displays look magnificent, and I think these are the best yet. If you are in the area, please venture on in and look at our dioramas and maybe buy a figure or two.

In May we received a lot of consignment items, including a collection of older Corgi Aircraft that have now been retired. None have been displayed and their boxes are in superb condition. Please check them out and look for updates as we are still busy taking pictures and researching them. If Corgi planes are not your cup of tea, do not worry, we still have plenty of people bringing in figures, so please check out King & Country, John Jenkins Designs, W. Britain's, and others to find those missing pieces in your displays.

Corgi Consignment

We have some great new announcements from King & Country and First Legion.

John has re-started his future release updates, for the latest information on John Jenkins Future Releases, please visit.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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

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Hope you enjoy our newsletter.

Cyber June Sale

Cyber June Sale

We continue to add more items each month to our sale 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
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

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

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

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 feature sets from Corgi. 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 June Releases!

First Stop Vietnam!

K&C’s ‘Vietnam’ range of figures and fighting vehicles which began back in 2018 has been a ‘bulls-eye’ hit with many collectors, not just in the U.S. and Australia but all over the world. There are, I believe, many reasons for this, first and foremost is the ‘Documentary Realism’ of the figures themselves... The vast majority of the poses of the figures... military and civilian have been directly inspired by actual photos taken during the war by some of the finest and bravest combat photographers of the conflict. At the same time the ‘painting style’ of particularly the military figures seems to more accurately reflect the reality of combat in a hot and humid South East Asian environment whether it be the streets and buildings of Hue and Saigon or the hills, plains and paddy fields of the Vietnamese countryside. Supporting our troops and civilians are our fighting vehicles which contain not only the ubiquitous and iconic M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers but also the lesser known M42 ‘Duster’ and even the humble M274 ‘Mule’. Add to that such unusual and unique vehicles that range from the mighty Australian Army ‘CENTURION’ main battle tank to the nifty and colorful little ‘Vespa’ motor scooters complete with a trio of very attractive young South Vietnamese beauties and you have a unique and original collection that captures many different aspects of a very complex conflict. Here are some great new additions...

  • - Two more USMC ‘Grunts’ that can be utilized in either an urban or rural setting. Both Marines are carrying the classic M14 rifle in preference to the more common M16. Although heavier and longer than the M16 many Marine riflemen preferred the ‘stopping power’ of the harder hitting 7.62mm round that the M14 fired. In addition, the early ‘teething problems’ of the M16 meant that a lot of Marines did not value or trust the new weapon as compared to its ‘tried and tested’ M14 predecessor.
  • - ‘Grunts’ in the field and sometimes out of it would address their Lieutenants as ‘LT’, the shortened abbreviation of the rank. Here, the ‘LT’ is using his radioman’s handset while studying his map and receiving instructions from a superior officer. While the LT is carrying a newly-acquired M16 over his shoulder his ‘radioman’ standing next to him rests on his preferred M14... a great and very useful little 2-man set.
  • - At last, the long-awaited, second K&C Australian Army, short-wheel base Land Rover. This particular version has had its side doors and rear hatch removed to allow fast loading and even faster ‘debussing’ in the event of an ambush or other emergency. Minus the roof canvas the vehicle can easily accommodate additional figures to back up the driver or put in extra supplies and ammunition. The model also comes with its Army driver and his individual L1A1 Self Loading Rifle.
  • - The perfect additions to VN118 are these three sitting Royal Australian Regiment infantrymen. All three ‘Diggers’ carry L1A1 SLR’s and are in suitable seated positions can be placed at various points in the vehicle and also on top of other Australian fighting vehicles such as the Centurion and the M113.

Vietnam - Tet'68

REBEL WITH A CAUSE

Following on from the success of our recent re-release of mounted Confederate Cavalry many collectors (and quite a few K&C Dealers) requested that we take a ‘second-look’ at our dismounted ‘Federal Cavalry’ and consider ‘converting’ them into their Confederate opponents. And so, we took some unpainted castings and painted them up as ‘Johnny Rebs’. In addition we selected one of the most popular of the original Confederate Cavalry three-man sets, and gave them a ‘makeover’ too. I reckon these 8 revised and upgraded dismounted cavalrymen make a welcome bunch of reinforcements for any American Civil War buff who never had the originals... or wants to add a few more.

Confederates by King & Country

PRUSSIAN MANOEUVERS

Prior to the outbreak of WW1 virtually every military power in Europe held massive army maneuvers each Spring and Summer to practise their land forces abilities in the event of an outbreak of hostilities with any of their neighboring countries. No nation exercised their soldiers and generals as eagerly or as expertly as Imperial Germany. Under the eye of Kaiser WilhelmⅡ the German Army and its generals placed great emphasis on their ability to move huge bodies of troops rapidly and efficiently around the battlefield in order to outflank and outmaneuver any opponent. Within the Army itself it was widely acknowledged that the Prussian Line Infantry regiments were among the best trained and led and would be in the forefront of any advance if training maneuvers ever changed to... actual war! The troops shown here are in the traditional pre war summer uniforms of dark blue tunics with white canvas cotton trousers and the traditional black ‘pickelhaub’ helmets and jack boots. The riflemen are armed with the Mauser Model ’98 rifle.

Pre WW1 Prussian Infantry

WATCHING & WAITING

By December 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army had 51 Divisions ready for, or already in action. 27 of these formations were stationed and fighting in China while 13 stood defending the Mongolian border due to concerns about a possible attack by the Soviets in that region. The remainder of the army meanwhile was preparing for a massive surprise assault to the south against the British in Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong and the Americans in the Philippines. The Dutch East Indies was also added to the list. These latest individual Japanese soldiers can be used in a number of ways... to protect military installations and airfields, to guard prisoners or... just to be ready to go into action, you make the decision.

Battle of TARAWA

Berlin 1938

The world’s least favorite house painter in a very familiar pose.

Berlin'38 Leibstandarte

First Legion

June Releases
Crusades - Battle of Lake Peipus

New Expected June,2021

Battle of Lake Peipus

Stalingrad Germans

Expected Late June / July

Stalingrad Germans

Stalingrad Russians

Stalingrad Russians

Battle of the Bulge

Expected Late June / July

Battle of the Bulge

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

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