International Toy Soldiers
Welcome Toy Soldier collectors!
We are a family business specializing in high quality
collectible toy soldiers. Hopefully we can share our enthusiasm of collecting
these pieces of art! Your satisfaction is guaranteed. You may return your
purchase no questions asked within 30 days for a full refund. We only sell
factory sealed items!
Just click on the links listed on the left side of all our web
pages and you'll find information about each of the companies products.
King & Country Toy
Soldiers are a good choice for the collector looking for a wide range of subjects,
especially collectible figures and vehicles. If you are looking for museum
quality figures, the St. Petersburg collection offers a great selection.
As you browse the site you will find that we specialize in King & Country and
only the best of the St. Petersburg figures.
Forces of valor
offer few figures but very nice die cast models of tanks, airplanes and armored
vehicles at very affordable prices.
How to purchase!
Purchasing is easy! Click on the company
links found throughout the various pages. Find the category of the items
you are looking for and click the link button to view them. A list of
available items will appear in a list format with small preview images next to a
short description. Click on the description to see more information about
each particular item. An add to cart button is provided either in the list
view or detailed view. Our shopping cart is secure. Your information
goes directly to the credit card processor. Our staff never sees your
credit card information and we don't share your personal information with anyone
else. On all toy soldiers the price listed is all you pay. No tax or
shipping charges apply to toy soldier purchases. If we don't have an item
you are looking for in stock we will do our best to find it for you!
If you have any questions about pieces please
call us at 406-837-3453.
A little more information
We only sell factory sealed toy soldiers.
We do not sell repackaged display items. On occasion we have noticed that
some items may be slightly bent due to factory packaging. This is common
to all brands! If you receive an item and it has a slight bend to an
accessory simply warm the part up between your thumb and forefinger.
Gently bend it to the desired position. This does not compromise the value
of the piece. At your request we will be happy to inspect items before
shipping them to you.
Information about Toy soldiers
Toys soldiers are available in a large variety of subjects and materials of
composition such as metal, resin and plastic. To create a toy soldier a skilled
artist must create the initial carvings or sculptures also called the masters
(Click here to see some prototypes). Masters can be created in wax, epoxy, clay,
resin or wood depending on the artists choice. These masters are molded and the
molds used to cast the finished toy soldiers in metal. Metals most commonly used
may be lead, pewter, tin, gold, silver and bronze. Once toy soldiers are cast in
metal they are hand painted by skilled artisans using acrylics or enamel paints.
Vehicles tend to be cast in Polystone but there are companies that produce
vehicle made of metal.
The scale of toy soldiers varies significantly between manufacturers. Most fall
into the 1/32 scale or 54mm. A few manufacturers of toy soldiers produce 1/30
scale toy soldiers. These toy soldiers tend to be slightly larger than other
brands and we don't recommend combining them with the 1/32 toy soldiers due to
the discrepancy in their heights. We feel the advantage of the larger size
figures is the increase of details the sculptors can work into each piece.
Brands that produce 1/32 scale toy soldiers are Forward March, Camp Randall, HJB
Figures, Pickelhaube, Britains, Conte, St. Petersburg Collection, King & Country produces toy soldiers in the 1/30 scale. These toy soldiers are not
compatible with other brands except HJB toy soldiers.
Toy soldiers can be cast in limited or unlimited quantities. These limited
quantities are also called "editions". Edition sizes for most toy soldier
companies tend to be around 500 castings but some may run over 1000.
There are several companies that produce dioramas and accessories for toy
soldiers. King & Country, JG Miniatures, Build-A-Rama, Kancali, Scenic
Modeler, William James Collection are well know manufacturers of scenics and
dioramas for 1/32 & 1/30 scale toy soldiers.
Several companies produce high quality die cast metal vehicles to accompany 1/32
scale toy soldiers. These are Forces of Valor, 21st Century Toys, Minichamps and
A little about King & Country
The first time we saw the world war II pieces made by King &
Country we were impressed. The vehicles have great detail but its the
character of the people that really caught our attention. The expression is
excellent and the pieces come alive. We are highly excited about King & Country! Especially the
King & Country new releases!
Description All pieces are in the 1/30 size category.
You'll find that King & Country figures & vehicles are slightly larger than
most other brands. They tend to run 60mm in height rather than the standard 54mm
that traditional 1/32 figures are measured. This allows for more detail and
expression. The figures are cast in pewter and the vehicles and buildings are
cast in polystone. (Click here to see some prototypes) The wheels move on
armored vehicles and jeeps. Vehicles with tracks such as tanks have moveable
turrets and gun barrels but the tracks and most hatches are static. The static
tracks do not detract from the piece. Edition sizes are around 500 castings but
some may run over 1000.
We would consider King & Country's figures collectible. Most of all we
recommend King & Country because the quality of expression in the figures!
King & Country History
King & Country was founded in 1984 in Hong Kong by two
expatriate Scots, Andy C. Neilson and Laura McAllister.
Andy, a former Royal Marine Commando had been interested in and collecting toy
soldiers since a young boy. Laura provided the solid business background and
support. From humble beginnings, King & Country has developed into one of the
world's major designers and producers of all-metal, hand-painted 1:30 scale
military and civilian miniatures.
In addition to their metal miniatures figures, King & Country has also
developed an amazing and expanding range of scale model buildings, fighting
vehicles and tanks, ships and aircraft, all made of polyresin. As well as
producing their own ranges King & Country also designs and manufactures
"corporate gifts" for companies in the publishing, airline and premium business.
From their headquarters in Hong Kong, King & Country oversees every stage of
design, development and production in mainland China. They also take part in
trade and collector shows in Europe and the U.S. Among King & Country's
best-selling ranges are "Streets of Old Hong Kong" --- a colorful and dynamic
series of Chinese figures and buildings depicting street life in-turn-of-the
century Colonial Hong Kong. Their various "World War Two" series encompass
figures, fighting vehicles and buildings that stretch from the shores of D. Day
Normandy to the sands of Iwo Jima and all points in between! Two recent
additions are the German Afrika Korps and the British Eighth Army.
Other exciting and colourful series cover such diverse topics as "The Age of
Napoleon" and "The American Revolutionary War". They even produce the Roman Army
of Julius Caesar. One of King & Country recent releases is "In The Time of The
Pharaoh". This colourful series travels back in time to the splendour and
magnificence of Ancient Egypt. More contemporary series also include the recent
conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
As King & Country continues to grow and develop they remain totally committed
to producing unique and collectable military and civilian miniatures that are
the finest on the market and at price levels affordable to their customers…both
individual and corporate.
King & Country Brochures,
King & Country Image Gallery,
available from the
King and Country
Brand of Toy Soldiers;
D Day 44 Americans,
Battle of the Bulge,British 8th Army,
Fall of Berlin, Iwo Jima,
King and Country Toys Soldiers: Waffen SS Berlin,
WWII New Releases,
American Revolution British,
Age of Napoleon French,
Age of Napoleon
Special Forces Iraq,
Streets of Old Hong
Romans, British Scot Guards,
Today's Royal Navy, hristmas, HJB
Brand of Toy Soldiers,
Brand of Toy Soldier;
Brand of Toy
American Civil War,
American Civil War
D Day Americans &
Brand of Toy Soldiers,
Brand of Toy Soldiers,
Britain's Brand of Toy
Artillery & Crews,
Conte brand of Toy Soldiers;
Forces of Valor,
T & M Co.,
More arriving soon!