Well, what can I say…
Off I go to
However, these events are a challenge to us all… We can either fall apart or stand together to weather the storm and come through it.
Here at K&C we intend to come through it and do our level best to help and assist you get up and over these difficult times we find ourselves in…
So, without further ado let’s get down to business…
1. AVAILABLE THIS NOVEMBER
snow-camouflaged Sherman stands forlorn… its right track has ran over a land
mine and the results are plain for all to see… a badly damaged rear end plus a
split track. Two
A great little diorama piece!
The next four sets are unusual and unique… to say the least… They show soldiers during a lull in the fighting or simply relaxing before the next big attack. Again, perfect display figures.
Three GI’s sit around their camp while one reads “Stars ‘n’ Stripes”… The GI’s own newspaper. Before long the whole platoon will get the latest news…
While one GI rests on his ribs drinking a coke… the NCO stands wondering where he got it from!
Other guys might relax but some poor schmuck still has to stand guard duty… well at least this is one cold GI who can enjoy some hot coffee at the same time.
As is K&C’s tradition every Yuletide Season we like to bring out a very special Christmas set. This year is no exception…
Somewhere near the front line a couple of GI’s are heating up some “K” rations. A pair of hungry Belgian kids (and their even hungrier mutt) appear out of nowhere.
These two guys do what any other GI’s would… they welcome the poor little trio and prepare to share their hot meal. In the background a ruined fireplace forms a realistic backdrop to the scene.
Packed in its own
specially-designed box this unique and heart-warming scenario makes the perfect
Christmas gift or addition to a “
cold and windswept Northern Europe to the warm and sun-drenched climes of
FJ012 “Kneeling Firing Rifle”
FJ013 “Standing Firing Rifle”
FJ015 “FJ Mortar Team II”
FJ016 “FJ Grenadiers”
FJ017 “FJ Fire Team”
FJ018 “Motorcycle Scout”
We previewed this “monster” at the recent
The M26 entered service in 1943 and was used extensively and virtually exclusively by U.S. Armoured Forces in the latter part of the war. This same armoured tractor vehicle was also utilized (with a massive trailer attached) as a tank transporter.
Our K&C Recovery version is meant to be used on battlefield displays to haul out both German and American war-damaged armour and even heavy artillery and other larger vehicles.
Four full-bodied crewmen service the vehicle and it comes with rolling wheels, a weathered paint finish and the legend “You break’em… We take ‘em!” painted on the side.
Measuring in at 4 1/
Just 1250 of this particular “monster” will be available in its own specially designed packaging.
Most Asians are
fairly spiritual and believe in ghosts, demons and devils… and the Chinese more
than most… Our newest “Streets of Old
Here, two traditional Taoist priests stand before their altar exhorting the Spirit world to look favourably on their requests.
Most are for good luck… better health and improved business opportunities. In this particular instance they are asking for help to cast out evil spirits… hence the sword. Both to protect them and… attack the evil ones!
2. COMING IN DECEMBER
previewed at the
A brand-new series,
introducing K&C’s U.S. NAVY figures of the
This first release
shows officers and sailors in action as they would have appeared in
During this turbulent period of
Our new K&C
Most of our officers and sailors are dressed in tropical “whites” and carry the appropriate side arms… rifles… and machine guns to repel boarders or put ashore a landing party.
Just three figures are dressed in their blue winter dress…
USN003 “Shore Patrol”
USN004 “Chief Petty
USN005 “Sailor Marching w/ Rifle”
USN006 “Standing Firing Rifle”
USN007 “Kneeling Firing Rifle”
USN009 “Banner Man”
USN010 “Sailor w/Sea Bag”
USN011 “US Navy B.A.R. Gunner”
SPECIAL NOTE: ABOUT OUR GUNBOAT…
THE U.S.S. SAN
built this superb
B. “RETURN TO THE LAND OF THE PHARAOHS”
From pre Second World War
A wealthy couple celebrate their union.
AE033 “Another Dancing Girl”
A third member of the dancing troop makes a spectacular entrance…
AE034 “High Priest of RA God of the Sun”
AE035 “Hand Maiden to Priest of RA”
AE036 “Wedding Guest Couple”
AE037 “Standing Pharaoh”
A magnificent study of an Egyptian monarch. In his richly decorated costume he is an honoured guest at the wedding ceremony.
This new Egyptian Obelisk makes the
perfect addition to any great scene on the
long, hard, terrible years of German occupation deliverance is at hand… The
Allies have landed and are making for
Although the majority of the Allied forces were British, American, Canadian and Polish there was a strong and growing FREE FRENCH component… And here they are…
DD100 “General Philippe Leclerc”
Second only to De
Gaulle, Leclerc was
He was killed in an aircrash in 1947 and was posthumously created a Marshal of France.
The Free French version of K&C’s earlier U.S. M10 Tank Destroyer.
This new one is bearing the proud name “RICHLIEU” and belongs to the Fusilier Marins (French Naval Marines) Armoured Regiment of Gen. Leclerc’s 2nd Armoured Division.
The set includes three French Marines.
A standing Free French Marine officer with binos.
AVAILABILITY: EARLY DECEMBER
Another 2nd Armoured Division conversion… this time the American White Scout car complete with 3 French Marines entering a liberated Paris.
The very latest version of an old and popular set.
3. BEING RETIRED…
As usual there’s more than a few older and existing items heading for the “happy hunting grounds”…
“1776 AMERICAN REVOLUTION”
AR037 “Drummer Boy”
AR043 “Kneeling Loading Rifle”
AR053 “Backwoodsman Standing Ready”
AR054 “Militiaman Standing Firing”
AR055 “Militiaman Loading”
AR056 “Rifleman Holding Cartridge”
AR057 “Rifleman Biting Cartridge”
AR058 “Kneeling Militiaman Firing”
BBA012 “Enemy in Sight”
BBA019 “M5 High Speed Tractor”
“1861 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR”
CW002 “Soldier Pointing”
CW006 “Rebel Leaning on Rifle”
CW012 “After the
“CRUSADERS & SARACENS”
MK004 “Mounted Knight w/Shield”
MK026 “The Ladder Set”
MK041 “Wounded Saracen w/Flag”
“THE AGE OF NAPOLEON”
NA035 “BW Piper”
NA036 “BW Highlander w/Rifle”
NA047 “Mounted Black Watch
NA052 “Drummer Using the Butt”
NA055 “Advancing with Rifle”
“THE RED ARMY”
RA008 “The Attack Set”
RA009 “Soviet Tank Riders”
RA010 “Russian Anti-Tank Gun Set”
RA011 “Support Section”
RA015 “Female Traffic Controller”
RO023-RE “Standing w/ Spear”
RO038-RE “Kneeling Archer”
As previously mentioned the planned production run was originally 750 models... and now just 58 are left. Order yours now!
Over the past two years King & Country has experienced a significant increase in the costs of labour, raw materials, transport and other production related expenditures. Due to these rising costs, K&C has been forced to increase the price of newer items. However, the prices for older releases have remained at their original levels, regardless of the increased production expenses.
In the face of the current economic environment, King & Country would like to reaffirm our commitment to our customers. However, in order to mitigate our own losses given the increasing costs of production it has become necessary to allow a larger number of older products to be retired over the coming months. It is our intention to provide a viable supply of retired items for those dealers who wish to procure them but please be aware that our new policy may limit available stocks of newly retired and older figures in the future.
And that my friends is that… for another month at least!
Very best wishes to you and yours!
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director
King & Country