Early march news….

We are just back from the West Coaster (CA) and Cold Wars Game Con (PA) and are sifting through merchandise and emails! The Snow is starting to melt and parking in front of the shop is improving. This weekend we are heading to the New Jersey Toy Soldier Show in Edison. The end of the Month we have the HAVOC Gaming Convention(Shrewsbury) and the “Wings & Wheels” Model show in Chicopee, MA. Let us know if you want anything brought to you specifically for these shows.

     The Annandale, VA toy soldier show a couple of weeks ago was fun except for the 12 hour drive home in snow and sleet. It should have been about 7.5 hours of driving. I only made to central NJ and had to call it a night.
     Massive Car Model Collection! We have begun stocking the shop and listing the rare cars on ebay. Stop by or check out our auctions.
 

This month in Metal Toy Soldier Announcements….

        

John Jenkins Designs –  February releases  have arrived

The Collector’s Showcase – In stock. KGL, New Confedertaes, Wirblewind, Roman Catapult
Thomas Gunn Miniatures – February Releases Now in stock. LINK: Tommy Gunn!
Their work has vastly improved the sculpting, painting and especially the faces are beautifully done.

First Legion Ltd – Ancient Persians and New Sherman Tank now in stock.
W.Britain – New 2015 items are up for pre-order. We also just received information for the next release. Stay tuned.
King and Country –

March Releases have been announced. The Link: K&C
K&C had some amazing displays at the West Coaster show this past weekend.
Here are few with prototypes shown……
 

    

 

Plastic Soldiers

Classic Toy Soldiers – New Chinese Infantry from the Korean War Announced. LINK: Chinese

Expeditionary Force  –  The new Medieval Sets are in stock and 2 new sets of Ancient Thracians have arrived.

Sell Toy – Finally the new WWII Jagdpanther is on its way. We should be shipping next week.

SELL TOY Co. – Finally the new Jagdpanther is on it’s way to us.

 

 

Store Events:

Warmachine/Hordes
Opening gaming this Saturday
CLIX 
March 19th 7PM  HeroClix: Dr. HeroClix, I presume?–300 point Silver Age
MArch 19th 7PM HeroClix: Battle of the Millennium, Month 1–300pt. Golden Age, Yu-Gi-Oh! only
March 26th 7PM HeroClix: Robert Frost Week–800 point Silver Age
March 28th 11AM Star Trek Attack Wing: A Matter of Honor Episode–build: TBA
Warhammer 40k 
Come and join the Evil Dice 40k Gaming group every Sunday from 12-5PM for opening gaming.
http://www.evildice40k.com/  
Come in Sunday and pitch in for ‘Terrain Repair Day”

 
Magic: The Gathering CCG 
Open gaming and Booster drafts ever Thursday night.   
Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd! 1PM both days. Call or email to reserve your spot. $25.00 entry fee. 

    

Boston Trained Bands    
Sat March 14th Bolt Action – PACIFIC Theater 10AM
A few toy soldier updates in detail…… 

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March releases… This month brings us some great new additions to a several ranges.WWI Gallipoli, The Real West – Custer Series, World of Dickens, WWII German Demag Ambulance, WWII Aussies, US Paratroopers and more!
      
  
 
John Jenkins Designs – 60mm Painted Metal Toy Soldiers
Here are some of the upcoming releases Now in Stock…


Coming Soon….

Now available….

March Stuff!

Welcome spring! We have had a busy month with all the shows and new arrivals so here is some quick news below. Sorry not much time for chat, we decided last minute to set up at the Greenberg Toy & Train Show this weekend in Wilmington, MA.

 Our Featured Diorama is by Alex C. It includes a Figarti Tiger (ETG-080), a K&C Truck and figures by Kronprinz.
We have also just picked up some more items. Here is a sampling. We will some listed on Ebay (Trophy and K&C old Arnhem Sets) and others listed under our Rare and Retired Section (K&C, W.Britains Limited Editions).

This month in Metal Toy Soldier Announcements….

        

John Jenkins Designs –  February releases  have arrived

The Collector’s Showcase – In stock. KGL, New Confedertaes, Wirblewind, Roman Catapult
Thomas Gunn Miniatures – New March/April releases just announced…We will have up on site today.
Their work has vastly improved the sculpting, painting and especially the faces are beautifully done.

First Legion Ltd – Ancient Persians and New Sherman Tank now in stock. US 4th Infantry Division(see pic. below).
W.Britain – New 2015 items are up for pre-order. We also just received information for the next release. Stay tuned.
King and Country –

March Releases have been announced. The Link: K&C
Figarti Miniatures – We have a couple EFR-23 (KV1) and a few EFR-010 (IL-2M) on hand now. We will have more along with ETG-101 Panther Tank in a couple of months. You can Order or Pre-order at any time.

Plastic Soldiers

Classic Toy Soldiers – New Chinese Infantry from the Korean War Announced. LINK: Chinese

These should be in March 22nd.

Expeditionary Force  –  The new Medieval Sets are in stock and 2 new sets of Ancient Thracians have arrived.

SELL TOY Co. – Finally the new Jagdpanther is in stock and shipping!

 

 

Store Events:

Warmachine/Hordes
Opening gaming this Saturday
CLIX 
March 26th 7PM HeroClix: Robert Frost Week–800 point Silver Age
March 28th 11AM Star Trek Attack Wing: A Matter of Honor Episode–build: TBA
Warhammer 40k 
Come and join the Evil Dice 40k Gaming group every Sunday from 12-5PM for opening gaming.
http://www.evildice40k.com/  
Come in Sunday and pitch in for ‘Terrain Repair Day”

 
Magic: The Gathering CCG 
Open gaming and Booster drafts ever Thursday night.   
Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease on Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd! 1PM both days. Call or email to reserve your spot. $25.00 entry fee.
We have a few spaces left on Saturday 3/21 and several spaces available for 3/22.

    

Boston Trained Bands    
Will be attending:
“HAVOC” the  31st  Annual Historical Wargame Convention will be held at Maironis Hall in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on May 27, 28, 29th of 2015.
A few toy soldier updates in detail…… 

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March releases… This month brings us some great new additions to a several ranges.WWI Gallipoli, The Real West – Custer Series, World of Dickens, WWII German Demag Ambulance, WWII Aussies, US Paratroopers and more!
Coming in Week of March 22nd…
 
John Jenkins Designs – 60mm Painted Metal Toy Soldiers
New March release just arrived!

Coming Soon…

NEW PLASTICS!
Classic Toy Soldiers – These should be in Monday March 22nd!
Korean War Chinese

German Jagdpanzer L70V Tank Destroyer (Dark Green) is now in stock and shipping!

NETSS Toy Soldier Show April 12th Woburn, MA

North East Toy Soldier Society

Toy Soldier Show

is quickly approaching!

This is our 53rd Show!

April 12, 2015from 9AM to 3PM

at the Crowne Plaza Woburn, MA

 

I have just created an NETSS FACEBOOK Page. Please like it and add club photos or photos if you have any.

This is a great place to post pictures of items you purchased at the show or meet up with fellow collectors.

here is the link:

paste:

https://www.facebook.com/toysoldierclub

or click

NETSS Facebook Page

 

basic info:

The North East Toy Soldier Society

(NETSS) is holding a Toy Soldier Show, at The Crown Plaza Woburn/Boston (formerly the Holiday Inn Select), 15 Middlesex Canal Park, Woburn, MA, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on

 

Sunday, April 12th, 2015.

 

Come and see dozens of toy soldier dealers from all over the Northeast. This show features the Grand Ballroom FULL of toy soldiers and related items! There will be Antique and Contemporary Toy Soldiers of all Periods including the following: Civilian, Farm, Zoo, Hunt, Railroad Figures, Cowboys, Indians, Knights, Christmas Figures, Marching Bands, Military Miniatures, Plastic Figures, Playsets, Miniature Gardens, Books, Uniforms, War Movies, Badges, Artillery ,Vehicles and more including famous makers such as W.Britains, Elastolin, Mignot, Marx and others. Also other general and antique toys, model kits, etc.

 

  • FREE “paint & take” sponsored by Hobby Bunker, take home your own painted plastic figure for FREE (kids and all ages welcome)
  • A $6.00 donation is appreciated for entrance to the show; children under 12 are FREE with a paying adult.
  • Free Wargaming demonstration.

 

 

For further show information, don’t hesitate to contact me,

Show Chairman Matthew Murphy

at 781-321-8855 or email me at matt@hobbybunker.com

Check out our events webpage at www.hobbybunker.com/events to see all the upcoming club meetings, toy soldier & hobby shows, and wargaming events!

 

Thank you in advance and see you at the show,

Matt Murphy for N.E.T.S.S.*

Directions:

Directions: From 1-90 head North to Exit 35 Rt. 38, go around the rotary to the third turn. Turn right at the first set of lights onto Middlesex Canal Park Road. The hotel is on the right. From 93 take 1-95 South to exit 35. Check the Hotel’s website for info on a Complimentary Shuttle service available from Anderson Regional Station and Wilmington Station

  Some past Photos of the Show….

 


NEXT SHOW October 18, 2015. Save the date!

 

Wings And Wheels Show

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March 29,2015  9AM-4PM
Knights of Columbus
460 Granby Road Chicopee, MA

http://www.wwmodelclub.org/

Model Contest. Model and Hobby Show and Sale.

***We will be attending*** If you want anything brought to the show for you to pick up let us know.

 

New Figarti

We finally had the Panther Tank (ETG-101) and Russian KV1 (EFR-023) in our hands. Figarti sent some to the West Coaster Show for us to show & sell. I have brought some back for sale this week. We should have the bulk shipment in this Spring some time. I also have a handful of IL-2M Russian Ground Attack Aircraft coming back from the show along with a single Russian figure. I should have them in this Friday and will post them in the Figarti Section.

kv2 kv3 panther1 panther2 panther3kv1

 

 

March King and Country

NEW RELEASES FROM KING & COUNTRY!


By the time you guys read this month’s “DISPATCHES” I will be in Texas just about to fly out to Los Angeles and the annual “WESTCOASTER” held at the Irvine Marriott Hotel in Irvine Calif. Between the 4-8 March. As usual K&C will be showing a mix of the latest releases as well as a few upcoming ones. I hope to see and meet any of you who live in and around LA as well as a little further afield at the show itself.

In the meantime here’s the latest…

1. “CUSTER HAD IT COMING…”

General George Armstrong Custer was not one to be lacking in courage or, alas, foolhardiness!

Little Big Horn was his undoing and once more K&C returns to the grassy slopes above the little river in Eastern Montana to tell the story of the U.S. cavalry’s greatest defeat…

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The Rescue

TRW077The Rescue

A wounded trooper finds a temporary refuge as his buddy attempts to pull him up to safety…

Lonesome Charlie Reynolds

TRW078Lonesome Charlie Reynolds

Reynolds had been a trader…a buffalo hunter and many other things before he became one of Custer’s guides and scouts. The night before the battle he had a premonition of disaster and stated that he had never felt so discouraged or depressed in his life! Some accounts have him protecting a wounded trooper when he was killed.

Crawling for Help

TRW079Crawling for Help

A forlorn trooper tries to crawl into cover his right leg pierced by an Indian arrow.

"Massacre!"

TRW080“Massacre!”

A dismounted trooper pleads in vain as a Cheyenne “Dog Soldier” is about to deliver the fatal blow.

Lone Trooper

TRW081Lone Trooper

Pistol in hand and defiant to the end…

The Plains Warrior

TRW082(P)The Plains Warrior

Holding onto the mane of his pony and using his horse’s body as a shield this brave warrior takes aim with his captured Cavalry carbine.

AVAILABILITY: Now!

2. “HALFTRACK TO THE RESCUE”

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Demag Ambulance

WS230Demag Ambulance

As you all know, the Germans were quick to adapt any vehicle to their specific needs as and when they arose. This camouflaged Demag sports prominent red cross markings but that still made it a target for Allied fighter/bombers

The Model comes with Medic Driver and detachable roof canvas.

AVAILABILITY: Now!

3. “AIRBORNE REINFORCEMENTS”

A small batch of U.S. Paratroopers makes a welcome addition to any K&C Airborne Collection and here they are…

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Wounded

DD247Wounded

A kneeling airborne Medic tends to the arm wound of this paratrooper who refuses to put down or lay aside his trusty M1 “Garand” rifle.

Sitting Tommy Gunner

DD248Sitting Tommy Gunner

This GI is taking a few minutes to sit down and relax before preparing for the next battle.

Drinking B.A.R. Gunner

DD249Drinking B.A.R. Gunner

“Killing Krauts” is thirsty work as this paratrooper quenches his thirst… Now is that water in his canteen or some recently “Liberated” French Wine…? You decide.

Firing Tommy Gunner

DD250Firing Tommy Gunner

Even if some guys get a little chance to relax others have be ready and on the lookout for the enemy.

Kneeling Bazooka Guy

DD251Kneeling Bazooka Guy

The paratroopers’ very own portable little anti-tank weapon. It also worked equally well on enemy bunkers and pill boxes.

AVAILABILITY:

4. “SONS OF THE DESERT”

The Aussies major combat role within the British Eighth Army was to be the army’s “Shock Troops”…Australian Divisions in North Africa played a vital part in the eventual victory over Rommel in 1943. K&C has produced quite a few Aussies…Here’s some more…in action!

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Aussie Vickers Gunner

EA094Aussie Vickers Gunner

Seated behind the Vickers Heavy Machine Gun this Australian “Digger” will extract a heavy toll on the advancing enemy.

Aussie Grenadier

EA095Aussie Grenadier

Each British and Commonwealth soldier, during WWII, carried at least two “Mills Bomb” hand grenades in his ammo pouches.

Our bloke prepares to hurl one of his at the enemy.

 

Aussie Kneeling Firing

EA096Aussie Kneeling Firing

Classic infantryman’s position…taking careful aim with his Lee Enfield .303.

Aussie Anti-Aircraft Bren Gun Team

EA097Aussie Anti-Aircraft Bren Gun Team

“Look out for them Stukas!”

Aussie Officer w/ Tommy Gun

EA098Aussie Officer w/ Tommy Gun

Moving forward and preparing “covering fire” with his Thompson SMG.

AVAILABILITY: Mid to Late March

5. ““TAKE IT EASY”…ON THE STREETS OF OLD HONG KONG”

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The New Rickshaw (Gloss)

HK229GThe New Rickshaw (Gloss)

A seated driver with his rickshaw enjoys a quiet pipe while waiting for a customer.

The New Rickshaw (Matt)

HK229MThe New Rickshaw (Matt)

A seated driver with his rickshaw enjoys a quiet pipe while waiting for a customer.

AVAILABILITY: Mid to Late March

6. ““GANG OF HEROES”…THE OPPOSITION”

Imagine a small French town, miles behind the German lines that has a bank bursting with…gold bullion!

Then imagine it’s guarded by three nasty big “Tiger” tanks!!!

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Karl Otto's Tiger 1

WS311Karl Otto’s Tiger 1

One of K&C’s favourite nasty, nazi villains was usually played by noted German actor Karl Otto Alberty…In movie after movie…”The Great Escape”…”The Battle of Britain”…”Kelly’s Heroes” he played the perfectly cold, calculating and often cruel Nazi officer.

Here he is dressed in the uniform of a Waffen SS tank commander.

AVAILABILITY: Mid to Late March

7. “THE STREETS OF OLD LONDON”

“It’s a long way to Tipperary”…It’s an even longer way to the “World of Dickens” and London in mid Victorian times but we’ll try it anyway…

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The Pie Girl

WoD006The Pie Girl

A young girl carries her freshly-baked pie from the baker’s oven to the shop.

The Hot Chestnut Seller

WoD022The Hot Chestnut Seller

Until the 1950’s you could still see street vendors selling hot chestnuts in winter time in most large British cities…Alas all gone now but in mid Victorian London a familiar and cheery sight on cold winter and autumn days.

The Muffin Man

WoD023The Muffin Man

Balancing a wooden tray full of fresh, out-of-the-oven muffins on his head this street vendor announces his presence by ringing a hand-bell.

The Letter Girl

WoD024The Letter Girl

In the London of the 1850’s a regular postal service was a relatively new phenomenon. Here, this young girl prepares to post a letter into…WoD020 The Post Box.

Oliver Twist

WoD025Oliver Twist

One of Dickens’ most famous and well-loved characters…Young Oliver Twist is cold, hungry and simply asking for… ”More, please!”

AVAILABILITY: Mid to Late March

8. “GALLIPOLI”

On this the 100th. Anniversary of the ill-fated but brave attempt to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula in the Turkish Dardanelles and force Turkey out of the First World War K&C present the first of our ANZAC* fighting men…

*ANZACAustralian & New Zealand Army Corps

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The Charging Major

GA001The Charging Major

Webley Service Revolver in hand and leading from the front!

Fire & Run

GA002Fire & Run

While his mate dashes forward a kneeling rifleman takes careful aim.

Run & Fire

GA003Run & Fire

Same idea as GA002 “Fire & Run” but altogether different figures.

Charge!

GA004Charge!

Two ANZACS charge forward bayonets at the ready!

Hold On Mate

GA005Hold On Mate

Inevitably, in any battle, there are always casualties…An Aussie soldier “shoulders” a badly-wounded mate to safety.

AVAILABILITY: Coming Soon!

9. “BEING RETIRED…”

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing At Attention

SOE004Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing At Attention

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing At Attention (Gloss)

SOE004(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing At Attention (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Firing Rifle

SOE005Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Firing Rifle

This Sikh rifleman takes careful aim… Every bullet, well-aimed eliminates at least one of the Queen Empress many enemies.

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Firing Rifle(Gloss)

SOE005(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Firing Rifle(Gloss)

This Sikh rifleman takes careful aim… Every bullet, well-aimed eliminates at least one of the Queen Empress many enemies.

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Ready

SOE006Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Ready

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Ready (Gloss)

SOE006(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Kneeling Ready (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Lying Firing

SOE007Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Lying Firing

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Lying Firing (Gloss)

SOE007(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Lying Firing (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing Firing

SOE008Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing Firing

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing Firing (Gloss)

SOE008(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Standing Firing (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Reloading

SOE009Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Reloading

Another Sikh rifleman chambers a round into his rifle.

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Reloading (Gloss)

SOE009(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Reloading (Gloss)

Another Sikh rifleman chambers a round into his rifle.

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Drummer Bugler

SOE010Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Drummer Bugler

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Drummer Bugler (Gloss)

SOE010(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Drummer Bugler (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Native Officer Saluting

SOE011Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Native Officer Saluting

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Native Officer Saluting (Gloss)

SOE011(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Native Officer Saluting (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment MTD. British Officer

SOE012Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment MTD. British Officer

Although all Indian Army Regiments had a mix of both British and Indian Officers… All Colonials, Second-in-commanders, Adjutants and Squadron or Company Commanders remained British. Our mounted British officer is a Major (in charge of a Rifle Company).

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment MTD. British Officer (Gloss)

SOE012(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment MTD. British Officer (Gloss)

Standing Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment British Officer

SOE013Standing Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment British Officer

Cool, calm and collected this officer indicates to his men where the enemy positions are.

Standing Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment British Officer(Gloss)

SOE013(G)Standing Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment British Officer(Gloss)

Cool, calm and collected this officer indicates to his men where the enemy positions are.

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Queen's Colour Flagbearer

SOE014Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Queen’s Colour Flagbearer

Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Queen's Colour Flagbearer (Gloss)

SOE014(G)Ludhiana Sikhs Regiment Queen’s Colour Flagbearer (Gloss)

Indian Drum Major

SOE015Indian Drum Major

Indian Drum Major (Gloss)

SOE015(G)Indian Drum Major (Gloss)

Marching Ludhiana

SOE016Marching Ludhiana

Marching Ludhiana (Gloss)

SOE016(G)Marching Ludhiana (Gloss)

Big Drummer

SOE017Big Drummer

Big Drummer (Gloss)

SOE017(G)Big Drummer (Gloss)

Ludhiana Sikhs' Piper

SOE018Ludhiana Sikhs’ Piper

Many Indian Army regiments adopted the Pipes & Drums for their Regimental Bands. Even today, after independence, both the Indian and Pakistani Armies boast many fine pipers and drummers.

Ludhiana Sikhs' Piper (Gloss)

Mid to Late March