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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 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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View all our Toy Soldier Company playsets here

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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Mars Expands 54mm Plastic Vietnam Era Range with NVA Regulars

Long-awaited N.V.A. Regulars!

Mars of Ukraine has just released a set of N.V.A. Regulars, expanding their range of Vietnam Era 54mm plastic toy soldiers. The set includes 15 figures in 8 poses, armed with AK47 pattern rifles, WWII Era Mosin-Nagant Soviet surplus rifles, RPG7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and an officer with a pistol and binoculars.

The Vietnam range now numbers four sets: Vietcong, U.S. Marines, U.S. Infantry, and now N.V.A. Regulars.

View all of Mars of Ukraine 54mm figures on our website here.

New from Expeditionary Force: Persian Army Range Expanded

Expeditionary Force has started off the new year with three one-of-a-kind sets for their Persian Army range. These supplementary units expand the Persian host’s defensive capabilities in ways that never been explored in either plastic or metal figures.

EXPPSN09 Ancient Persian Pavisiers and Archers - Sparabara

EXPPSN09 Ancient Persian Pavisiers and Archers – Sparabara

First is their “Sparabara” Unit (EXPPSN09). This set includes an officer, four Persian archers and four infantrymen who hold up huge wicker shields to protect the bowmen from counter-fire. Like many history buffs, I was aware of the Medieval Pavissiers, crossbowmen who sheltered behind large shields in order to afford themselves some protection from counter-fire while they reloaded, but this ancient version of the unit was new to me.  View/purchase set on our website here.

EXPPSN10 Ancient Persian Royal Guards

EXPPSN10 Ancient Persian Royal Guards

Next comes the Persian Royal Guard (EXPPSN10). The Great King’s personal protection set includes 8 spearmen, and a standard bearer who can also be equipped as an officer. This set features separate weapons, and includes “Hoplon” shields, the huge bronze discs originally carried by heavy Greek hoplite infantry. View/purchase set on our website here.

EXPPSN11 Ancient Persian Artillery with Bolt Shooters

EXPPSN11 Ancient Persian Artillery with Bolt Shooters

Finally – and the best one saved for last – is a set of ancient-era torsion-powered light artillery (EXPPSN11). To my knowledge, this is the first set of its kind ever offered in plastic! It includes an officer, four Persian artillerymen and four infantrymen who hold up huge wicker shields to protect the crewmen from counter-fire. The centerpiece of the set is a group of two torsion-powered bolt-throwers, whose missiles could reach out and decimate oncoming enemies at a great distance. A third bolt thrower is included as a spare.  I knew the Romans used this type of weapon to reinforce their defensive lines, but had never heard of such weapons being employed by the Persians. What a great addition to the Expeditionary Force range, which now numbers over 90 sets! View/purchase set on our website here.

All sets are cast in tan-colored plastic and are in perfect scale to Expeditionary Force’s Greeks, as well as Toy Soldiers of San Diego’s and Fencibles’ ancient-era figures. Each set comes with separate interchangeable weapons. All must be assembled, but because they all come with extra parts, the possibilities for customization are enormous.

View the entire range of Expeditionary Force of Singapore on our website here.