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HB News 8/18

August 18, 2022

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  Happy Mid-August! The weather has been pretty mild here in Wakefield. We have finally been able to open some windows and give the air conditioners a rest. The shop has been quite busy lately and continue to bring in new stuff and restocks almost daily. We just received the new releases from Games Workshop and a pile of Gundam and Tamiya kits today. The new August releases from John Jenkins and King and Country is on the way. Most of our partners over in Hong Kong are having major supply chain issues out of China. We have seen many delays and smaller amounts of product. This is happening with so many things we sell at the moment it has been a rough Summer getting product!

    I am off to Florida this weekend to help my daughter move into her dorm at Flagler College in St. Augustine. It has been a busy Summer for me. Anyways now on to the news!

 

Above is a great American Civil War diorama sent in by one of our customers out in California.

 

 

 

Thursday Gaming....stop by and join the big group of Magic Players. We also usually have some table top games going. We had 4 people playing A Song of Ice and Fire last week and expect a few more.

 

 

Please see below for the latest product info and store news.

 

SHOWS/EVENTS

 

 

The Chicago Toy Soldier Show

When: Sunday, September 25, 2022, 10am to 3:30pm

With room trading and sales starting Wed. Sept. 21st

Where: Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173. https://chicagotoysoldiershow.com/

 

Virginia Toy Soldier Show - Saturday Sept. 10th 9AM-3PM

VFD Community Center 7128 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA

 

 

NETSS Toy Soldier, Toy, Model Kit, Military Book Show and Sale

Sunday October 9th, 2022

Come join us Sunday the 9th of October for the North East Toy Soldier Society's Toy Soldier Show, at Crowne Plaza, 15 Middlesex Canal Park, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA.

9:00AM to 3PM.

SAVE THE DATE

 

Booked!

The Delta Hotel by Marriott 12021 Harbor Blvd. Anaheim Garden Grove, CA 92840

Sunday Feb. 26th, 2023 9AM-3PM

Room trading on Feb 25, 26 (maybe the 24th)

 

 

 

Our Store location.....

103 Albion Street Wakefield, MA 01880  

 

Store Hours:

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 12-6PM, Thur. 12-8PM, Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10-6PM and Sunday 12-5PM. Other times by appointment. Mail order will operate as normal. If these times do not work call 781 321-8855 to schedule an appointment.

 

You will find updates on www.hobbybunker.com matt@hobbybunker.com

 

 

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Hobby Bunker Annual Historical Games Day. August 27th

Hobby Bunker Annual Historical Games Day.

Saturday August 27th!

 

We are holding our annual event again. It will be one day this year.

Location? Here at 103 Albion Street in the Game Loft.

In the past this has mostly been historicals but we have requests for RPG's, Sci-fi and other games.

 

We will do 3 Sessions on Saturday (10AM, 2PM and 6PM)

 

We have some games scheduled

10AM Bolt Action - France 1944 - Bob Rioux

10AM Beer and Pretzels - American Revolution - Rich Piccini

10AM Black Seas - Adam Carriere

10AM Flames of War - Charlie

 

2PM Bolt Action - France 1944 - Bob Rioux

2PM Beer and Pretzels - American Revolution -Rich Piccini

2PM Flames of War - Ted Correia

2PM 1692 Witch Hunt using Gaslight Rules - Dave Soucey

2PM Raid to Satisfy Huitzilopochtli - Aztec Raiding Tlaxaclan Village

Rules: Feudal Patrol - Mark Morin

7PM ASOIF or Bolt Action - Matt Murphy

 

Email matt@hobbybunker.com our message us to sign up for a game.

 

All Game Masters are supplying all Terrain, Miniatures, etc.

These games are for Beginners or Experienced Gamers. They are meant to be fun and introduce people to new games and rules.

$5.00 to play all day.

 

August brings another small batch of great releases!

We have some additions to the Falkland War Series. The Emperor’s Own Imperial Guards’ Fifes & Drums. A couple new Vietnamese girls on Vespas for your Vietnam displays and some repaints of the sailors they made in white about 10 years ago. These are in Navy Blue and are in uniform for World War II. The last series to mention is the new "Kokoda: The Long Bloody Trail" series that takes place in 1942. These Australians or Aussie ‘diggers’, are dressed in ‘Jungle Green.'

The first release is on it's way. It includes the French Band, The Australians and the US Sailors.

 

ORDER: NEW K&C

New World War II sailors.
New Vespa Girls

Expeditionary Force Our order is still on its way. It looks like it finally reached the West Coast. Waiting a month is just crazy and disappointing. In the mean time more figures from the Alamo and Napoleonic Wars have nee announced.

 

LINK: ExForce

W.Britains

We just added a bunch of new figure.   LINK: NEW!

September's releases have been announced and we are taking orders!

 

Order here:  JJD

 

The August releases are on the way.

Also coming in September are a variety of 18th century Horses for Carts or Wagon. There are additions for the Whiskey, Scalps and Fur trading series but they are in short supply. We will only be getting a handful now and more in December.

Here are all the latest figures arriving this month from John Jenkins. 

Including new poses for the 5th Virginia Regiment, Standing and  Leaning on Gun Holding Bayonet.

 

 

Order: NEW JJD

Samurai Foot Archer, The Taira Clan, The Gempei War, 1180-1185

Beothuk Warrior Archer Wearing Deerskin with Antlers, Skraelings, The Conquest of America11th-13th Century.

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

Powhatan Warrior Leaning on Bow, The Powhatan, The Conquest of America

 

The Powhatan people may refer to any of the indigenous Algonquian people that are traditionally from eastern Virginia. It is estimated that there were about 14,000-21,000 Powhatan people in eastern Virginia, when English colonists established Jamestown in 1607.

The walls of Troy are coming. Order yours now.

Deiphobus, Prince of Troy, Troy and Her Allies, The Trojan War.

 

In Greek Mythology, Deiphobus was a son of Priam and Hecuba. He was a prince of Troy, and the greatest of Priam’s sons after Hector and paris.

Deiphobus is known to have killed four men of fame in the Trojan War.

Phalangites made up the Macedonian Phalanx, Armies and Enemies of Ancient Greece and Macedonia.

The Macedonian phalanx was an infantry formation developed by Philip II and used by his son Alexander the Great to conquer the Achaemenid Empire and defeat armies of other kingdoms. Phalanxes remained dominant on battlefields throughout the Hellenistic period, until they were ultimately displaced by the Roman Legions.