New Playsets for 2017: World War II Pacific Campaign Tri-Series

We create more playsets for World War II than for any other period; this year we are offering 28. Here’s our new range of playsets devoted to the Pacific Campaign.

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WW II Pacific Campaign Playset #1 – Beach Landing………..$139.00
(120 pieces. A $233.55 value, you save over 40% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
Throughout the Second World War in the Pacific Theater, American Marines stormed Japanese-held islands in order to push back the perimeter the enemy had established across the vast Pacific. In this playset your Marines, landing in a shallow wooden landing craft with a drop-down ramp (called a Higgins Boat) and an armored amphibious tracked vehicle (called an AmTrac)  fight their way ashore against dug-in Japanese defenders.
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WW II Pacific Campaign Playset #2 – Inland Battle…………..$139.00
(100 pieces. A $276.00 value, you save over 49% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
Once the Marines have seized a foothold on the island, they are sent back to rear area for rest and recuperation while the regular Army troops comes in to clear out the Japanese defenders (28 ORIGINAL Airfix Japanese Infantry). In this playset your G.I.s, have taken up a position to reduce the main Japanese defenses – a large rock and concrete bunker bolstered by three outlying concrete pillboxes and barbed wire fences.  read more/purchase on website

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WW II Pacific Campaign Playset #3 – The Raid…………………..$139.00
(140 pieces. A $302.10 value, you save over 54% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
The Japanese have placed a small airstrip far behind their lines so Zero fighter-bombers can support their regular defenses. American forces have been tasked to capture the well-protected position. This playset includes a combined U.S. Army-U.S. Navy task force which strikes deep behind enemy lines. read more/purchase on website

TSCPCS03-101qWW II Pacific Campaign – Master Playset………..$379.00
(346 pieces. A $751.65 value, you save over 49% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
This master set combines all three of our WWII Pacific Campaign Playsets in one package. You get the Beach Landing, The In Land Battle and The Raid. 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.  read more/purchase on website

See all 28 of our World War II playsets by clicking here

New Playsets for 2017: World War II D-Day Tri-Series Range

We continue the introduction of our new 2017 playsets with the D-Day Tri-Series range. Each one stands alone, buy two or all three and build a huge set-up at a great price.

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WW II D-Day Playset #1 – Hit the Beach………………………..$159.00
(208 pieces. A $380.10 value, you save over 50% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
The greatest sea-borne invasion in history took place on June 6, 1944 – D-Day. After fighting Hitler’s Nazi regime for 5 years, the Allies, including the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, the Free French and eight other nations, finally took the war to his doorstep by landing at dawn on the Normandy Coast of France. The landings were met at the waterline by a series of prepared defenses known as “The Atlantic Wall.”
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WW II D-Day Playset #2 – Breakthrough…………………..$159.00
(148 pieces. A $274.15 value, you save over 42% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
The battle for the Normandy beaches was brutal and hard-fought, due to the tenacity of the German defenders, the brilliant sighting of their machine guns and artillery, and the ever-present threat of their vaunted armored units appearing for a counter-offensive. But the Allies were just as determined to fight their way through. read more/purchase on website

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WW II D-Day Playset #3 – War from Above………………..$159.00
(151 pieces. A $412.00 value, you save over 61% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
Can your intrepid airborne warriors silence a gun battery (in the tradition of Lt. Winters from “Band of Brothers”), eliminate a German strong point and “hold until relieved” by the units fighting their way off the beaches?  read more/purchase on website

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WW II D-Day Playset Tri-Series Master Set…………….$429.00
(All three D-Day Playsets: 507 pieces, a $1023.65 value, you save an extra 10% over buying each set separately – with free domestic shipping)
This master set combines all three of our WWII D-Day Playsets in one package. You get “Hit the Beach,” “Breakthrough” and “War From Above” all in one package. 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. read more/purchase on website 

View all our World War II playsets on our website – currently numbering 28 – here

 

New Playsets for 2017: The Alamo Tri-Series

The Alamo is among the most popular periods for toy soldier collectors. Many have fond memories of the original Marx Alamo playset, first issued in the 1950s. This year we are offering three related but independent sets for our new Tri-Series Alamo range.

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Alamo Playset #1 – Marx Alamo……………………………..$139.00
(176 pieces. A $297.34 value, you save 53% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
This playset is as close as one can get to the original Marx tin litho Davy Crockett Alamo, including recasts of just about everything that can be found in the sets Marx made in the 1960s. read more/purchase on our website

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Alamo Playset #2 – Expansion Set……………………………$149
(149 pieces. A $458.70 value, you save 67% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
For those who already own an Alamo playset, this add-on greatly enlarges and enhances the experience. When Marx originally created their Alamo, they neglected to include a palisade wall, a cattle corral, a more substantial gate, a greater array of figures and a larger battery of cannon. This set is meant to do just that. Read more/purchase on our website

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Alamo Playset #3 – Mexican Army Add-on……………………..$139
(156 pieces. A $317.06 value, you save 55% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
When Santa Anna besieged The Alamo, his 5,000 man army filled the surrounding countryside. When Marx created their original playset, the toy makers had to set their sights a lot lower. But now you can field an army worth its name in this big Mexican Army Expansion set. No buildings, no Texans, just a large force of Mexican infantry, cavalry and artillery, plus a slew of additional accessories to enrich the play experience.
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Marx Recast Alamo Master Playset – Combine all 3!…………$379.00
(All three playsets: 489 pieces. A $1045.50 value, you save 63% from retail cost – with free domestic shipping)
This master set combines all three of our Alamo Tri-Series Playsets in one package. You get the Marx Alamo (Playset #1) plus the two expansion playsets. By combining all three sets the resulting collection creates a broad canvas upon which you and your kids can rewrite history! read more/purchase on website

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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Back in production: Western Accessories in 54mm plastic from New Ray

New Ray has resumed production of several popular 54mm plastic accessories, useful for Western and other setups.

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NR171a Stage Coach

You can use this coach in a wide variety of historical settings, from the 17th century onward. The 2-horse coach features a driver, top luggage rack, rear luggage rack, painted horses, full (removable) harnesses, integrated axle assembly which allows the coach to turn as it is being pulled across the floor, spinning wheels, and solid, sturdy construction. The harnesses are already on the horses. All you have to do is attach them to the wagon. assembly required. Measures 10 inches long x 4 high x 3 wide. ……………………………….$14.95
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NR130a Two-Story Wood Frame House

NR130a Two-Story Wood Frame House

Sturdy and immediately usable (no assembly required) in dioramas, gaming and other displays, this excellent item features fine details such as a wrap-around porch, tilt-up roof (for putting figures inside), plenty of room at doors and windows for shootouts and 3 different shades of brown plastic to give it a realistic look. Although the building is unpainted, the dark brown color serves as a base and door and window frames, the mid-brown for roof elements and the lighter brown as the main color for the house. (2 views are shown. 54mm Airfix 7th Cavalryman is shown for scale and is not included) …..$44.00 view/order on website

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New and in stock: Expeditionary Force Zulu War British Landing Parties

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Now in stock are the latest releases from Expeditionary Force of Singapore: three sets devoted to British Naval Brigades of the Zulu War .

royal-navy-gatling bookHistorical Background

In numerous campaigns of their colonial wars of conquest, the British military fielded naval landing forces in support of their regular army units. The addition of temporary “Naval Brigades,” formed by removing Royal Marines and ordinary sailors from the local fleet offshore, bolstered the power of the fighting force and offered, in several instances, the opportunity of fielding artillery units not to be found in the regular army.

Seamen were trained in land operations at the gunnery school at HMS Excellent in Portsmouth, and that effort paid off, as naval landing parties took part in sixteen different campaigns from 1810 through 1900, including the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, the Zulu War, the Sudan Campaign, the Boer War and the Boxer Rebellion.

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The artillery in these units ranged from elephant-drawn heavy siege guns, as seen in the Indian Mutiny, to the powerful Gatling Gun batteries brought along for the Zulu War and Sudan Campaign.

The new Expeditionary Force Naval Brigade figures

Expeditionary Force’s three units of naval combat troops include one of the only Gatling Gun batteries ever produced in plastic.

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EXPZBR06g British Naval Gatling Gun Team – view/purchase on our website

EXPBR06g – Naval Gatling Gun Set
This set includes two magazine-fed Gatling Guns, the predecessor of the modern machine gun. Manned by a well-trained crew, the Gatling was capable of firing 400 rounds per minute. Its effectiveness was shown in the Zulu War at the battle of Ulundi, and in the Sudan at El Teb. The set includes two Gatlings and nine crewmen. A wide selection of spare parts allows for considerable customization of the figures. Assembly required.

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EXPZBR06s Naval Landing Party – Flat Caps – view/purchase on our website

EXPBR06s – Naval Landing Party in Flat Caps
This set includes nine sailors in action, wearing standard-issue naval head gear. A wide selection of spare parts allows for considerable customization of the figures. Assembly required.

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EXPZBR06h Naval Landing Party – Sennett Hats – view/purchase on our website

EXPBR06h – Naval Landing Party in Straw “Sennett” Caps
This set includes nine sailors in action, wearing the straw caps which helped ward off the heat and glare of the sun. A wide selection of spare parts allows for considerable customization of the figures. Assembly required.