Early August news…

August has welcomed us with some humid weather and customers from all over the country. In the last 2 days we have had people visit the store from CA, CT, ME, NH, IN, TX and Ken Ciak from LOD in WI. Helping customers pick out toy soldiers in the shop is fun. I love all the mail orders but chatting with collectors from all corners of the country is a nice change.
Tomorrow, August 4th we have our Bolt Action WWII 28mm Game day and later in the month on the 25th we have our annual Historical Games day so if its hot out there come down and play games in the Bunker basement!
 I just finally added the last of a Thomas Gunn WWI and WWII Collection and have dozens more Retired WWII K&C available(just adding now).
 LINKS: GUNN
Links: K&C
What else is new?
We just added some 1/10 Franklin Mint Harley Davidson’s and pile of other odds and ends this week.
LINK: (click picture)
The Games Workshop Kill Team Game was a hit. We sold through our first shipment and a restock just showed up.The 40K club had several people in last Sunday playing the game.
What’s New?

Check out our new gamer’s page. Link up with other local gamer’s, post your event, find opponents, battle reports, pictures, etc,

Games at Hobby Bunker

on FACEBOOK

Mark your calendar for our 9th Annual Games Day on August 25th!

LINK: GAMES DAY

New August releases!

Cool new stuff from
We have a limited amount of the 2nd version of the new King Tiger BB031 (#334).
The one shown below (#221)with the new tank riders are sold out.
BB031 and the Tank riders will be out late this month.
Reserve or order your tank now!
LINK: BB031
New Plastic Platoon Sets coming soon!
Marines with Gasmasks (on the way now).
and a recoiless rifle set (due in a month or so).
There are also
Expeditionary Force British Army
New Sets coming soon, pre-order now!
Coming up later in month will be the first Ancient Celt Set for a new range of Romans and Celts.
LINK: British!
Grenadiers
Light Infantry
Dragoons
Scots Greys

Life Guards

July #3

July is coming to a close and it has been nothing but humid this week in Malden. I’m ready for Fall at this point. Next week on August 4th we have our Bolt Action WWII 28mm Game day and later in the month on the 25th we have our annual Historical Games day so if its hot out there come down and play games in the Bunker basement!
 I just add dozens of items to the Super Sale Section so get your bargains here LINK: *SUPER SALE
What else is new? We just picked up a great selection of military
We just added a pile of Thomas Gunn to the Thomas Gunn Collection section and some on ebay.
We also just listed a nice selection of Code 3 Firetrucks and Die-cast cars to ebay along with a pile of odds and ends.
LINK: (click picture)
Stop by the store on Saturday and pick up a copy of the new
Games Workshop Kill Team Game. The 40K club will be offering a learning opportunity on Sunday. Stop by and check it out.

We also just picked up a pile of Gundam Kits.

Always inspiration from the Joe Baker!

Joe uses a huge variety of metal and plastic figures to create these scenes.

July News #2

The weather has been great the last few days. But last time I checked we are hobbyists and prefer a figure over the beach!  So stop by and grab your supplies, games, miniatures, dice and soldiers to finish of your latest project.
What else is new? We just picked up a great selection of military history and modelling books from Casemate Publishing. Need paint brushes? we just refilled the Imex Brush rack.
about 2 dozens Bandai Gundam kits just arrived along with a big shipment from Battlefront including Team Yankee, FOW and
pre-painted terrain.
We just add some Collectors Showcase Roman and Barbarians we picked up from a collection and we just added a couple dozen King and Country Iwo Jima and WWII Sets to the Rare and Retired section.
LINK: Romans
LINK: K&C
Below check out the new British Napoleonics from Expeditionary Force and the new and diverse offerings form Thomas Gunn Miniatures.
Mark your calendar for our 9th Annual Games Day on August 25th!

LINK: GAMES DAY

New July Releases just announced! Some arriving this week.
New Apaches, Jousting Knights, US MArines, Vietnam Tet ’68, New Pike & Musket sets, Fields of Battle and more!
LINK: NEW K&C

Expeditionary Force British Army
New Sets coming soon, pre-order now!
LINK: British!
Grenadiers
Light Infantry
Dragoons
Scots Greys

Life Guards

Coming soon!
LINK:GUNN
Carthaginian Elephant, Carthaginians, Persians Attacking, WWII Germans at ease and Romans!

JUNE Releases now in!
LINK: JUNE GUNN

Hook your readers with a direct and compelling headline.
LINK: COLDWAR

July News #1

Hope you’re having a great week so far. I didn’t realize how long it has been since my last email. Traveling to the London Toy Soldier Show, July 4th and then attending Historicon has kept me busy in July. Luckily for me I have nothing on the calendar until Boston Comic Con next month.
The London show was a blast.
It was a busy time at the show. I just didn’t have enough time to get a round. Between setting up and selling the day flew by. When I finally got some time many people were packed up. I picked up 2 one of a kind Tommy Atkins Trappers with pack mules. I had dinner with Sam Watson (Belfast) and John Turner (Tommy Atkins) on the Friday night after set up.
My before and after the show sightseeing adventures included a drive to Brighton when I landed, then the White Cliffs (7 Sisters) and Hastings for the night. Day 2 was The Battle of Hastings, Dover and Dover Castle and Ickham, Kent for the night. The 3rd day we headed into Canterbury and then headed to London. After the show I pretty much walked several miles a a day and saw all of London.

Dover Castle.

The Historicon Gaming convention was very well attended. I think I saw more gamers than ever before. The dealer hall is just to far from the gaming area in the Summer heat. Sales would have been better if the a shuttle van was provided and the renovations were completed for better accessibility. The show will be in a better venue for selling next year and a closer ride was a plus.

A really nice 28mm Wargame.

We are working on a big in store promotion for a 2oth. Stay tuned.

What’s New?

Check out our new gamer’s page. Link up with other local gamer’s, post your event, find opponents, battle reports, pictures, etc,

Games at Hobby Bunker

on FACEBOOK

Mark your calendar for our 9th Annual Games Day on August 25th!

LINK: GAMES DAY

New July Releases just announced! Some arriving this week.
New Apaches, Jousting Knights, US MArines, Vietnam Tet ’68, New Pike & Musket sets, Fields of Battle and more!
LINK: NEW K&C

June News…..

Our 20th Year!
 
I never could have imagined that when I started this business at the ripe old age of 23 I would be sitting in the same 1960’s metal desk in the same building virtually doing the same thing. Sure times of changed, peoples needs and wants have changed, etc but I still get up every morning head down to Malden Square and give it my all. What started off as a small business has grown over the years and I continue to look for ways to keep it going. Finding a new range of toy soldiers, a new paint line or a new gaming company. Whatever it is we will work to get it for you. We strive to always offer the best products we can. There were a few rough years back in the early days and there were some great years too. The Fall of 2008 was tough and it picked up again until 2012 when I experienced another dip. The last few years have been good and strange at times with up and down buying.  
Some companies and brands I have been working with for 20 Years and we have built up strong relationships.  Many of you customers have been buying for 20 years and we appreciate that. Some of you, myself and my staff have become buddies over the years. I even attended a few weddings. We get new customers on a weekly basis and loose them as well. Sadly a lot of our pals have passed away or moved, etc. over the years. Some of you come in and out of the hobby and that’s cool because we will always be here on your return.
Please follow our emails, Facebook and direct mail as we will be running deals,open houses, sales, etc throughout the coming months.  
Thank you to all who have made it a great 20 years.
The show season is a wrap. I just finish my last show in Virginia. The next real road trip won’t be until Historicon in mid-July. I was able to squeeze the London Toy Soldier show in this Summer. I will make the trip across the pond  fo rthe June 30th Show. If you want me to bring anything over to you to purchase let me know asap.
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SALE items….
We just updated our Super Sale section!
LINK: SALE
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Come join us soon for the  FREE RPG DAY!
Saturday June 16th
LINK to some of the free stuff you can get…
Here are some of the free choices!
In Store Gaming Events
 
Heroclix
Upcoming Events we plan on attending:

**If you want us to bring anything to the show for pick up call or email**

JUNE 30th The London Toy Soldier Show.
I am crossing the pond for this one.
I have not attended since 1992 when I was 17!
I may be shipping some product over. If you want to pick up anything at the show let me know.

New Expeditionary Force

French Napoleonic’s Now in stock!
Command & Artillery
The Link: NEW
New June Releases just announced!

Now in stock

LINK: GUNN

Just received… New Arrivals!

Wow we just got a shipment of 12 new W.Britains in!
Many of you know that they changed hands a couple of years and have been slow with their releases. This is great news.
5 Nassau Figures, Santa Anna and Travis and 5 ACW sets.
Below is a quick group shot of the Nassau Regiment.
LINK: NEW
New John Jenkins Designs!
June LINK: JJD
This  BATTLE OF SARATOGA 1777, ASSAULT ON THE BREYMANN REDOUBT, 7th October 1777 looks to be a good one!
The figures are a little thinner than some of the other sets and could be mixed in well with W.Britains AWI figures.
Here are some of the other June Releases….
Republican Romans
Some WWI Sets..

Late May 2018

 

,
Thu, May 31, 2018 1:39 pm

Here is some quick news.


Well that’s a wrap on May. Tomorrow is June 1st and I am wrapping up my show season with a long ride to Virginia this weekend. Stop by the show for some great new products and to check out our bargain section. The Texas show was a blast. I think it hit 100 degrees but that didn’t keep the collectors away. It was one of my best shows and I want to thank all of you that made my trip worth while.  See below for some pictures.
The last of the King and Country releases along with the JJD May releases just arrived. We also just received 12 new items from W.Britains. Yup, you heard that right…W.Britains! See below for more info!
 
 
Come join us soon for the  FREE RPG DAY!
Saturday June 16th
LINK to some of the free stuff you can get…
Here are some of the free choices!
In Store Gaming Events
 
Heroclix
May 31st 7:00 PM         500 points Silver Age
Upcoming Events we plan on attending:

**If you want us to bring anything to the show for pick up call or email**

June 2nd Northern Virginia Toy Soldier Show 
9AM-3PM
Annandale VFD Community Center
7128 Columbia PikeAnnandale, VA  22003
JUNE 30th The London Toy Soldier Show.
I am crossing the pond for this one.
I have not attended since 1992 when I was 17!
I may be shipping some product over. If you want to pick up anything at the show let me know.

New Expeditionary Force

French Napoleonic’s Now in stock!
Command & Artillery
The Link: NEW
New May Releases all in stock!

New Thomas Gunn arriving soon!
This month brings us Monty, WWI Aussies, The first sets of Egyptians and Roman Artillery!
LINK: Future

Just received… New Arrivals!

Wow we just got a shipment of 12 new W.Britains in!
Many of you know that they changed hands a couple of years and have been slow with their releases. This is great news.
5 Nassau Figures, Santa Anna and Travis and 5 ACW sets.
LINK: NEW

New First Legion now available to order! LINK: NEW

Texas Show Pictures
Our friend Wayne from AL has posted dozens on our forum and we have a bunch more on our Facebook Page. My friend Katy seen below survived her first show!

May News

Here is some quick news.


Wow we are almost halfway in May already. We are back from the MFCA show and figuring out our next move. The show was better attended from last year which is a good sign. Overall we had a successful show until the ride home. We were just about out of New York when my rear tire blew out. We were unable to change it and a tow guy had to grind it off, 2 hours later we were back on the road. As I proceeded home the spare wasn’t happy. I checked it twice but in the end the end the tire was not put on right. A half mile from my house at 2:15AM my tire fell off (yup can’t make this stuff up). I was able to get it all towed and got to bed at 4AM. Really it was a bit of bad luck mixed with good luck. It could have been a lot worse. Between the tows and repairs I was only out about $500.00 without any major scares or damage.

The amount of new product announcements, incoming shipments and trying to keep it all in stock has been crazy this Spring. We have several shipments due in tomorrow and the store will be packed with new games, models and supplies!
Next week we wil be packing up from HUZZAH. I may only be there Friday and Saturday, both my boys havd baseball games on the Sunday.

 
Upcoming Events we plan on attending:

**If you want us to bring anything to the show for pick up call or email**

May 4th and 5th MFCA Show is in the books.
Below is a few pictures. Check our Facebook for more! And that’s my blowout I got on the way home.
May 18-20th HUZZAH Gaming Show in portland ME

May 26th and 27th Texas Toy Soldier Show San Antonio, TX

June 2nd No. Virginia Toy Soldier Show Annandale, VA

New May Releases  – Now available to order/pre-order
LINK: K&C
Wow some really cool releases. Available in a couple of days is from the  LAH series are the BDM Girls, Hitler and Eva Braun. Later in the month A cool D-Day set and the then the Battle of Hue 1968. Pre-order now and don’t miss out. I expect the Vietnam figures to sell fast.

Now in stock 1/72 Scale sets

New Releases:
8159 WWI French Artillery Crew
8162 WW2 French Artillery Crew
8283 Sassanid Light Cavalry
8285 Sassanid Clibanarii
8290 WWI Belgian Infantry
8291 WWI Belgian Heavy Weapons
8309 Prussian Landwehr Marching
8310 Prussian Landwehr Action
8316 Unmarried Zulu warriors

the popular 8098 British sailors and marines so we have discontinued and was split into two sets:
8311  Nap. Naval Cannon and Crew
8325 British Marines and Fighting Sailors – Already out of stock

28mm Hard Plastic Sets 

28027 Nap. British Light Dragoons
28028 Nap. British Heavy Dragoons
Below are some painted examples from set 8290

New Thomas Gunn Just arrived!
LINK: NEW GUNN

There are 4 new figures this month and a few versions of each now available!
New from History Works!

All new 28mm Figures

New 58mm Figures

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March News

Hi all! Here is some quick news.


 Ok so I am sitting here typing this email and waiting for yet another Nor’easter to hit. New England fun I guess. I am just back from Cold Wars in PA. Had a good show and met up with a lot of customers. I wasn’t able to get any gaming in but did check many of them out.  This week March 25th I will be at the Wings and Wheels show in Chicopee. This is a great little show in Western, MA packed with model and dioramas on display, model contests and dozens of dealer tables.
Please note there is no NETSS show scheduled in April. The Crowne Plaza is going through renovations. I have been unable to find a suitable location.  I will keep people posted and if I can pust the show of and find a place we will have one. Otherwise we will hopefully get back on schedule for October.  
 
Metal Report. The new Collectors Showcase sets and figures are in. Vietnam Hueys, Russian Napoleonic Cavalry and the re-made LAH Barracks. Most King and Country releases have arrived. The New First Legion Romans, Tiger Tank and Mounted Mamluk’s have arrived. New JJD has been added to the website.
Hobby Bunker, Inc 33 Exchange Street Malden, MA 02148| 781 321-8855 |matt@hobbybunker.com | www.hobbybunker.com

A few pictures from Cold Wars.

Check out the latest statute from TCS.
Berdan’s Sharpshooter….LINK:  Statues

Upcoming Events we plan on attending:

**If you want us to bring anything to the show for pick up call or email**

March 25th Wing & Wheels (modeling)Chicopee, MA

APRIL NETSS Toy Soldier Show CANCELLED
The hotel is under renovations and I could not find a comparable place that fit our budget. If there is interest I may try in early June.

May 4th and 5th MFCA Show and Mart in Trevose, PA
May 18-20th HUZZAH Gaming Show in portland ME
May 26th and 27th Texas Toy Soldier Show San Antonio, TX

Plastic Platoon 
Set #3 US Marines now in Stock! Link: USMC

New NVA and Vietcong are coming soon!

New ‘Private Ryan” figure — Link:RYAN!

The rest of the new sets….LINK:NEW K&C

All new sets now in stock!
LINK: NEW
Fly into Vietnam with these 3 Hueys!

Russian Napoleonic Cavalry!

Large Statues

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February News

Another winter storm in Malden.
Stay warm, stay safe and drive carefully. Well I am a few days into mourning after my Patriots lost the Super Bowl. But good

news for you,
see below for a great sale coupon!  
I am hoping the toy soldiers and the Olympics will get me past the football lose. Don’t get me wrong, I love toy soldiers but football is my first love.   
 
 Last week we added a bunch of retired King and Country Iwo Jima sets and some “American in Miniature” and “Martin Ritchie” Sets. I have more to list but will also be holding some back for the 2 upcoming shows.   
 
  We are  entering our 20th Year of business.  Thanks for all of you that made that possible. Can’t believe I was 23 when I started and now 43. Where did the time go?   
 
Gaming wise we are looking forward to the upcoming release of Star Wars Legions in March. Pre-order a copy and some extra miniatures ASAP!  

 

 
The Games Day on 1/27 was great success. Everyone had a blast.
Here is some pictures of the huge 1/32 Scale Sudan Game I set up. We used the fun and easy “Trench Wars” Rulebook.
We just listed this beautiful TROPHY OF WALES Nile Gun Boat on
ebay.
See seller: mhobbunker

New War of 1812 Set arriving soon. Pre-order now!

Us Militia and British Marines
Link: XForce
Upcoming Events we plan on attending:
February
Feb. 24th VA Toy Soldier Show Annandale, VA
March
March 4th The West Coaster Toy Soldier Show CA
March 16-18th Cold Wars (wargames) Lancaster, PA
March 25th Wing & Wheels (modeling)Chicopee, MA
Hobby Bunker poly-foam!
We have 3  new models that will be for sale next week or so.
HB0081 Destroyed Stone House and 2 new Bunkers HB0082 and HB0083
Here is the link to place a pre-order……Arriving any day.
LINK: HB

Great new figures arriving this month….LINK: K&C

New Israeli Defense Force
Nathan Brittles TRW128
New WWII Polish Lancers!
New RAD for the Berlin ’38 Series
“Reichsarbeitsdienst” (RAD) Reich Labour Service
New Italian Folgore Division
Well my beloved Patriots lost and I want to drown my sorrow in toys! So we’ll pull and pack them and you buy them!
We are offering a

15% Discount
On most items on our website* now through tomorrow at Midnight Eastern time February 8, 2018. Plus Anything on sale will be eligible for an extra 15%. CODE: SUPERBOWL
Sale is for in stock items only. We will email you with any issues or if items our out of stock. You can only use one code. FREE SHIPPING DOES NOT APPLY. So 15% and $7.00 per order for shipping.

Note:King and Country, First Legion Ltd, and John Jenkins Designs are not included in the sale. Figarti K% not included. If you put the items in your cart and use the discount code we can not honor the discount. Sorry our cart system isn’t set up to differentiate makers. If you put these brands in your cart with other items we will re-charge you the 15% for the items not included in the sale. Thanks for understanding as we work with the manufacturers policies.
 

Print This out and bring it in the store on  2/7 or 2/8 from 10-6PM. Offer expires online at 12 Midnight 2/8 Eastern time.

Phone orders accepted.
Already on sale items eligible for the 15% off as well, along with Rare and Retired Section, Super Sale, Etc.

Print out or show your smart phone to the clerk in the store for in store shopping!

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A Massive 1/32 Scale game we played at the Shop

We had a small Historical Games Day in the shop on Saturday. About 20 gamers stopped by. I set up a massive Sudan Campaign Game. I have had a couple thousand Armies in plastic sitting in plastic bins for years. I also had a fair amount of nice terrain that I wanted to keep for myself. So over a few years I accumulated the items and was dying to set them up! I have had this set up in mind for a couple of years. I topped it of with a Trophy Nile River boat. We had about 500 figures on the table and used a simple set of rules “Trench Wars” which we sell in the store for $20.00.

Six of us played the game and we had a blast. Although the Boat contingent made it into the walled the city the lads that were to be relieved encountered some tough opposition. If I had not given the Mahdis a Gatling gun and gave it to the British instead and maybe swapped a cannon the outcome would have been different.

Sadly the Irish Guards and the decimated Highlanders were left for dead by their British Scots Guard, King’s Royal Rifles and Navy brethren!