Category Archives: Christmas Gift Ideas

New Playset for 2017: French and Indian War Tri-Series Playsets

For the 2017 holiday season we’re introducing a new Tri-Series range of French and Indian War playsets (learn more about the Tri-Series concept here).

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French and Indian War Playset #1 – Defend the Fort …………….$129.00
(142 pieces. A $286.50 value, you save 55% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
It’s 1757 and the North American Continent is engaged in its first war. Fighting rages from Canada down through the “Old Northwest” and into the frontiers of the growing middle Atlantic colonies  read more
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French and Indian War Playset #2 – Forest Ambush  ……………………..$139.00
(182 pieces. A $473.36 value, you save 70% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
The British were unable to hold out in their fort before reinforcements could arrive. Offered honorable terms of surrender by the French, they choose to abandon the fort and march back to their territory. But as they pass through a heavily wooded valley, they are attacked from both flanks read more
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French and Indian War Playset #3 – Rangers Attack  …………….$129.00
(167 pieces. A $344.34 value, you save 62% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
As the French and Indian War progressed, the British fielded troops to counteract the tribal warriors who fought for the French. These “Rangers” performed scouting tasks, read more
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French and Indian War – Master Playset  …………..$349.00
(491 pieces. A $1056.20 value, you save 67% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
This master set combines all three of our French and Indian War Playsets in one package. You get the French Attack on the Fort, The Forest Ambush and The Rogers Rangers Attack on the French Encampment. By combining all three sets the resulting collection creates a broad canvas upon which you and your kids can rewrite history! Please note that the contents of each set are almost entirely different from the others in the range. When combining all three sets you will save a further 10% off the cost of the trio.
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New for 2017: American Revolution Tri-Series Playsets

We’re introducing a new concept for our 2017 playsets: the ‘Tri-Series.’

The Tri-Series takes each subject (the Revolutionary War, for example) and offers three separate, but inter-connected, sets to explore the campaign or battle. Each Tri-Series playset can stand on its own. When you combine all three sets in the range they create a broad canvas upon which you and your children can rewrite history.
The contents of each playset in every range is over 95% unique, with very little repetition of contents. Each playset is packed with top quality figures and accessories and heavily discounted. Purchase all three in the range and save an extra 10%. And all our playsets ship free to U.S. domestic addresses!
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American Revolution Playset #1 – The Early Years (170 pieces. A $305.86 value, you save 55% over retail cost – with free domestic shipping)…..$139.00
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American Revolution Playset #2 – Joining Battle (162 pieces. A $248.80 value, you save 45%, plus free domestic shipping)……….$139.00
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American Revolution Playset #3 – Yorktown (183 pieces. A $356.91 value, you save 49% plus free domestic shipping)……….$179.00
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TSCPCS03-024k (2)American Revolution Tri-Series Master Playset: includes Set #1, #2, and #3
(All three playsets: 524 pieces, a $891.30 value, you save an additional 10% by purchasing all three – with free domestic shipping)This master set combines all three of our Revolutionary War Tri-Series Playsets in one package. You get the Playset #1 Early Years, Playset #2 Joining Battle and Playset #3 Yorktown. By combining all three sets the resulting collection creates a broad canvas upon which you and your kids can rewrite history! Please note that the contents of each set are almost entirely different from the others in the range. When combining all three sets you will save a further 10% off the cost of the trio. …..$449.00
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Christmas Gift Ideas: History Works Metal Toy Soldiers – great value!

Priced at just $13 for foot figures and $20 for mounted, these beautifully sculpted and superbly painted 54mm metal figures represent a real value in today’s market.

View all our current offerings from History Works on our website here

Here are some examples:

12-Pounder Field Piece...$13

12-Pounder Field Piece…$13 view/order

WWII German Sniper, 1944 - Scharfschutzen...$13.00

WWII German Sniper, 1944 – Scharfschutzen…$13.00  view/order

 

Japanese Daimyo Motonari, Battle of Miyajima 1551...$19.50

Japanese Daimyo Motonari, Battle of Miyajima 1551…$19.50  view/order

Viking Warrior...$13.00

Viking Warrior…$13.00  view/order

Napoleonic Polish Lancer, 1813...$20.00

Napoleonic Polish Lancer, 1813…$20.00  view/order

Napoleonic Officer, The Empress Dragoons, 1812...$20.00

Napoleonic Officer, The Empress Dragoons, 1812…$20.00  view/order

Owned and operated by Richard Walker, the former general manager of Britains, History Works is new to the market for 2016. Formerly known as Del Prado, which pioneered budget-conscious soldiers for novice as well as experienced collectors. Because History Works’ many ranges cover a wide variety of historical periods, most collectors will be able to find something to suit their taste.

View all our current offerings of History Works figures on our website here.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Our 2016 Top Five Playsets

Every year, we field calls and emails from customers eager to know the best value gift for toy soldiers. Our answer is: playsets! Purchase a plastic toy soldier playset and you provide a chance for a kid or adult enthusiast to set up and/or play a battle. Both sides in an engagement are represented, often with accessories like buildings or artillery to anchor the fun. The playsets are discounted heavily, and we ship them for free! View all our 131 playset on our website.

Back in the 1950-70s, the Sears Wish Book sears-wish-book-vintage-ad-with-fort-apache-and-the-alamocontained a range of playsets from Marx Toys. Many remember those pages fondly – and remember the excitement of finding a playset under the Christmas tree. Marx is no longer in business, but we carry recasts of their figures as well as models from many other manufacturers. Inspired by Marx, we’ve produced a huge variety of our own playsets for over thirty years. We offer painted versions of playsets in addition to unpainted ones. They don’t cost $7.95 as they did in the 1950’s, but our playsets offer great value.

Here’s a selection of our most popular playsets for 2016:

Deluxe Painted American Revolution Playset (45 pieces)...$279

Deluxe Painted American Revolution Playset (45 pieces)…$279 view/purchase

Battle Ready WW II D-Day Playset (109 pieces)...$119

Battle Ready WW II D-Day Playset (109 pieces)…$119 view/purchase

Deluxe Marx Recast Alamo Playset (222 pieces)...$169

Deluxe Marx Recast Alamo Playset (222 pieces)…$169  view/purchase

Deluxe Pickett's Charge Playset (392 pieces)...$299

Deluxe Pickett’s Charge Playset (392 pieces)…$299  view/purchase

Deluxe Vietnam War Jungle Battle

Deluxe Vietnam War Jungle Battle (191 pieces)…$279 view/purchase

View all our 131 playset on our website.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Ceremonial Metal Toy Soldiers

To many people, the phrase ‘toy soldiers’ conjures up an image of the Changing of the Guard at London’s Buckingham Palace. Clad in dress uniforms, these soldiers are viewed by millions of tourists every year. Our ceremonial toy soldiers are cast in metal and painted in authentic uniforms. In scale they are 54mm, or about 2 1/4 inches tall. W. Britains has produced these figures since their earliest days, and we offer a huge variety of their ceremonial figures.

In the spirit of the current Netflix series The Crown, we’ve created several new sets this year including the W. Britains Queen Elizabeth II figure. They are priced at $60 each:

H.M. Queen Elizabeth with Beefeaters of the Tower

H.M. Queen Elizabeth with Beefeaters of the Tower – view/order on website

H.M. Queen Elizabeth with Her Life Guards

H.M. Queen Elizabeth with Her Life Guards – view/order on website

Queen Elizabeth and Her Scots Guards

Queen Elizabeth and Her Scots Guards – view/order on website

View all these sets as well as our entire range of W. Britains toy soldiers on our website here.