June, 2022
Sierra Toy Soldier Company

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Missed the May Edition 2022 Newsletter, view it here!

Hello, or as they say in Texas, howdy y’all and welcome to the June edition of the Sierra Toy Soldier Company’s newsletter, written on a very hot and sticky day here in the Bay area. It already feels like high summer.

May was a busy month as almost the entire staff was traveling for one reason or another. Mike and Myszka visited England together for the first time in almost twenty years. Alex and Cody traveled to San Antonio, Texas to represent our company at the Texas Toy Soldier Show. There they explored the Alamo, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the famous River Walk. They were so delighted to meet those collectors and customers who showed up in support of the show, as well as reconnect with the representatives from W. Britain’s. While the show seemed smaller than usual, those who came truly made the journey to Texas worth it and we look forward to attending the next one! We believe that the show is in very capable hands and can only get better from here. Meanwhile, Sean stayed back in Campbell, California to man the fort with the utmost bravery and strength!

Speaking of toy soldier shows, 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. Please join us and help make this the best Chicago show yet!

Our Collector’s Corner page has been growing exponentially! This month we’ve begun uploading both St. Petersburg and Del Prado figures, as well as a few pieces of John Jenkins and King & Country. 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. 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.

Another portion of our website that has been increasing in size has been our Scratch and Dent section! This unique 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. We highly recommend that you check out the Scratch and Dent tab or follow this link:

Scratch and Dent

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

For information on John Jenkins Future Releases.

John Jenkins Future Releases.

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

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You can keep up to date with us by visiting our Facebook Page.

Sierra Toy Soldier Facebook Page

Hope you enjoy our newsletter.

Cyber June Sale

Cyber June 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
Britain's
King & Country
John Jenkins
Thomas Gunn

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!

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.

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

VIKING DRAGON (DREKI) LONGSHIP

Good news! The Viking Ship has arrived and it is magnificent. We do have some available for purchase, so do not miss out. Order Now!

Age of Arthur - Vikings

Britain's

Britain's June Releases!

Vikings

New June releases, not previously announced.

Wrath of the Norseman

American Civil War

Art of War

Art of War

Museum Collection

Museum Collection

US Marines

United States Marine Corps

Britis Marines

Jack Tars & Leathernecks Collection

Clash of Empires

Clash of Empires

King & Country

King & Country June Releases!

Ancient Egypt

This large, carved monument was based on the actual design of the heavy, solid gold ‘death mask’ placed over the head and shoulders of the mummy containing the remains of Tutankhamun in the central burial chamber of his tomb.

Measuring in height, 10 3/4” (27.4cm) and with a width of 7 1/8” (18cm) this highly detailed polystone sculpture incorporates a doorway at its base decorated with Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Placed as the centre piece of any Egyptian collection it makes the perfect dramatic backdrop for many different historical periods in Egypt’s turbulent and exotic past.

Ancient Egypt

American Civil War

Strong Vincent (1837-1863) was originally a lawyer who became famous as a senior U.S. Army officer who fought and died at the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. At the beginning of the Civil war in 1861, he joined the Union Army as a First Lieutenant. Within months he had been promoted to Lieut. Colonel of the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry and led them through several battles.

By May 1863 he was promoted once more to command a brigade of the 1st Division, Ⅴ Corps of The Army of the Potomac. During the Battle of Gettysburg later that same year Strong Vincent moved his entire brigade up to Little Round Top to thwart a major Confederate advance.

While directing some of his troops from atop a large boulder on the right flank of his defense line a rebel bullet found its mark and mortally wounded him. Carried from the field to a nearby farmhouse this brave, young officer lingered on for 5 more days. The commander of the army, Gen. George Mead promoted Vincent to Brigadier General even as he lay on his death bed.

Brigadier General Strong Vincent has been memorialized by a statue on the 83rd Pennsylvania monument at Little Round Top on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Our King & Country figure is heavily influenced by the design of that statue.

Union Army by King & Country

Napoleonic

Here are the final four ‘Foot Dragoons’ of Napoleon’s ‘Dragons a’ Pied’ regiment as they join our previously – released figures to form a total of 17 dismounted dragoons plus 1 mounted Officer.

Dragons a Pied

Vietnam

Last month we released the North Vietnamese Army version of the DShK 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun in the anti aircraft role. These same guns were also supplied to the Viet Cong to be used in the ground defense role. As such most of them were mounted on small, wheeled carriages that could be man-handled around the battlefield and pulled by one or two men (and women too). Our gunner here is a young female volunteer.

  • - This is the second version of the Aussie M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier. Our first version ‘sold out’ much faster than even we anticipated and since then K&C has had many request from ‘down-under’ and elsewhere for a suitable replacement M113 for all those collectors who did not manage to get one first time around or wanted on additional example for their collection. So, here is the first example, with the call sign ‘Two Zero Alpha’. As before this M113 carries the .50 calibre machine gun protected by an armoured shield and with 2 x crew figures including the driver wearing the American M1-style steel helmet.
  • - This particular M113 bears the call sign, “Two Niner Juliet” and would belong to the Troop Sergeant. At this time an M113 Troop comprised 3 sections of 3 vehicles plus a headquarters section that contained 4 vehicles and would include both the Troop Leader, usually a captain, in “Two Zero Alpha” and his second-in-command. (a Lieutenant or 2nd Lieutenant) in “Two Zero Bravo”. The last of the 4 x M113s would be “Two Niner Mike”... the Ambulance version of the Personnel Carrier. “Two Niner Juliet” also has two original crew figures operating the vehicle.

Vietnam - Tet 68

Streets of Hong Kong

From the mid-nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century pawn shops could be found in most commercial districts in Hong Kong.

Pawnbroking itself however was not legalized until 1926 although authorities usually turned a ‘blind eye’ to most operators.

This new SOOHK building has the ground floor pawn shop protected by decorative and sturdy metal grills and bars while an entrance way leads upwards to the first floor dwelling and terrace.

On this upper area figures and decorative plants can also be placed.

Orient

John Jenkins

New June Releases
Trojan War - Greeks

Diomedes was a Greek hero, and is well known for his participation in the Trojan War.

He was born to Tydeus and Deipyle and later became king of Argos, succeding his maternal grandfather Adrastus.

In the Iliad he is regarded alongside, Ajax the Great and Agamemnon, after Achilles, as one of the best warriors of all the Achaeans.

He and Odysseus were the only Achaean heroes who participated in covert military operations that demanded discipline, bravery, courage, cunning and resourcefulness.

Diomedes received the most direct divine help and protection. He was the favourite warrior of Athena, and was the only hero that attacked and even wounded an Olympian god.

The god Hephaestus made Diomedes’ cuirass for him, and was the only Achaean warrior apart from Achilles who carried such an arsenal of gear made by Hera’s son.

His shield bore the mark of a boar, and he carried a large spear as well as his father’s sword which bore designs of a lion and a boar.

  • - Automedon was a Myrmidon Captain, and one of Achilles’s chief attendants. He was a witness at the meeting between Priam and Achilles to ransom Hector’s body. Became Achilles’s chariot driver and body servant after the death of Patroclus, who died in his arms. He was known as reliable and among the most noble of the Myrmidons.

Greeks

Troy

Troy and her allies

Saxon's

Age of Arthur

Scythians

Scythians

Jacobite Rebellion

Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

Wellington in India
19th Regiment of Light Dragoons

19th Regiment of Light Dragoons

Madrass Native Cavalry

Madrass Native Cavalry

Maratha Cavalry

Maratha Cavalry

Mountain Men

Trappers lived lonely lives in the wilderness, and often took Indian wives. The trapper would trade with the father. The maidens it was said were not averse to a white man as a husband, for as a mountain man’s wife they lived an easier life and received more gifts of finery.

The trapper in addition to acquiring a companion in the wilderness, got someone to care for his lodge, cook his meals, tan and help care for the hides, and make his buckskin clothing and moccasins. The ceremony was a simple one. Once the trapper had supplied enough goods to satisfy the father, the trapper and his bride walked off together wrapped in a blanket or buffalo robe to set up housekeeping on their own.

This custom was much the same with most of the Indian tribes of the plains.

Whiskey, Scalps and Beaver Pelts

American Civil War
39th New York Infantry Regiment, Garibaldi Guard

39th New York Infantry Regiment, Garibaldi Guard

5th Virginia Infantry Regiment

THE 5th VIRGINIA INFANTRY REGIMENT. Co. L WEST AUGUSTA GUARDS, STAUNTON

Organized at Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley in 1858, the West Augusta Guard, were nicknamed the “Wags”, and wore a version of the state regulation uniform adapted during the same year. It consisted of a dark blue frock coat cut after US regulation pattern and fastened with gilt buttons bearing the Virginia state seal. Collar and cuffs were edged with sky blue piping. Trousers were also dark blue with sky blue seam stripes.

Hardee hats had a yellow metal bugle insignia on the front, with the brim looped up on the left by a brass eagle device., and also a sky-blue worsted hat cord and tassle.

There was a single black ostrich feather normally attached to the right side of the crown, but it is believed these were removed at First Bull Run because they believed that the “Yankees” wore the same.

Captain William S. H. Baylor was the Company Commander, and later became the Colonel of the Regiment.

5th Virginia Infantry Regiment

14th Regiment, New York State Militia

14th Regiment, New York State Militia

Butler's Rangers

Special Booster Set

Butler's Rangers

Thomas Gunn

New June Releases
Myths, Legends and Biblical

Starting off in historical sequence we have a new series 'Myths, Legends and Biblical (MLB) which is going to take TG into a whole new era of figure production.

Our first release is a classic in the form of Medusa, Greek mythology tells us that Medusa was one of three Gorgons sired by Phorcys and Ceto. Medusa was the deadliest of the sisters with snakes in her hair and the ability to turn men into stone simply by looking at them. Legend has it she was eventually killed by Perseus who used a reflective shield to protect himself from her gaze and behead her.

In our variant we have Medusa repelling an assailant with her gaze, who is being turned to stone as he runs towards her.

Following on from Medusa we have Eve (without Adam) and Rapunzel, these will be here later in the year as well as Mata Hari. Further down the line we will have Diana the goddess of hunting and Helen of Troy which are now entering the sculpt stage.

Myths, Legends and Biblical

Romans

Slavery was very much a normal part of the ancient world, with traders from all over the known world converging on Rome to sell their captives to an affluent clientele. In a series that will represent every day life in Rome we plan to release figures focusing around a market scene, in it will be humans and animals for sale. There will also be Roman civilians to complement the series. This will give us an opportunity to introduce a variety of different figures we could not normally place in a battlefield setting. There will be a podium and two Arab traders as the centre piece for this series with some unlucky captives about to be sold onto the open and very buoyant slave market.

Enemies of Rome

Foreign Legion Revisited!

These two figures are a quantum leap forward in quality with the painting visibly improved. If the take up is good on these two new figures, we will release some captive Arabs to go with them and some Legion patrol type figures

French Foreign Legion

Thomas-Gunn-WWII-Europe-German

Korean War

More figures for our Korea war range, this time in the form of some fighting US Marines. There will be another four Marines in combat arriving soon and then we will add some North Koreans into the mix later in the year.

Korean War

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

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