APRIL 2012

…AND NOW IT’S APRIL, the “WEST COASTER” is behind us and the “2012 TEXAS TOY SOLDIER SHOW” beckons us forward into May. However before all these fun’n’ games there’s this month’s releases…



A: “Mounted Roman Auxiliary Cavalry in the time of Jesus”

As we told you last month our Roman Auxiliaries on foot have been very successful so we’ve added two more … on horseback!


LOJ018 “Auxiliary on Drinking Horse”


LOJ019 “Auxiliary on Standing Horse”


AVAILABLE: Early April


B. RAF038 “V for VICTORY!”

Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a very typical Churchillian pose.


AVAILABLE: Early April


C. “BERLIN 1938”

The latest BERLIN ‘38” releases include a great new display piece plus five figures… and a guard dog set.


LAH151 “The Nazi Eagle Archway”

This ceremonial arch and platform provides the ideal setting for a large parade of stormtroopersor just a small group of figures on guard duty.




LAH152 “SA Man marching with Rifle”


LAH153 “SA Honour Guard with Rifle”


LAH 154 ”SS Dog Handler”


LAH 164 “Pre-1933 SS Man marching with Rifle”


LAH 165 “Pre-1933 SS Honour Guard with Rifle”


AVAILABLE: Early April




Finally, they are here… and this is just the “Advance Guard”! All of these new figures and tanks were previewed to great acclaim and enthusiasm at the recent “WEST COASTER” show near Los Angeles. We look forward to adding more in the future!


RA016 “Shouting Red Army Officer”

This officer of the dreaded NKVD Secret Police is indicating the presence of German troops nearby.


RA017 “Red Army Soldier Standing Charging”

Glancing around to his right this soldier pushes forward.


RA018 "Red Army Soldier firing from the Waist"


Another attacker firing his Ppsh sub-machine gun at the enemy.


RA019 "Red Army Soldier Running"


This soldier clutches his SMG in one hand as he runs forward.


RA020 "Red Army Soldier Lying Prone"


RA021 “Red Army Soldier Standing Firing”

Uniform note: These new Red Army soldiers are kitted-out in the ubiquitous padded jackets with folded blankets over the shoulder and all carrying the famous Russian SMG.



RA025-1 “Soviet T34/76 (#23)”

This battle-stained T34 has an opening top hatch and a kneeling figure that can be positioned on the rear engine cover of the vehicle.


RA025-2 “Soviet T34/76 (#25)”

Another T34 from the same tank unit as #23. Also with a kneeling figure.


RA025-3 “Soviet T34/76 (“For the Motherland”)”

The last of the trio has the Russian slogan painted on the side of the turret… Unfortunately in our preview sample K&C got the Russian spelling WRONG! Fortunately for us several of our Russian collectors spotted this and we were able to “correct” the spelling (in Russian).

F.Y.I the original perpetrator of this foul assault on the Russian language was … ME … I was going to send myself to Siberia for a while but decided to show mercy and allow myself to serve my sentence here in Hong Kong chained to my desk!!!

        By the way this T34/76 also comes with a figure brand-new of a Soviet tank commander in the turret!


AVAILABLE: Mid to Late April




RAF039 “Curtiss P40 “Tomahawk”

This particular "Warbird" is in the personal markings of Squadron Leader Neville Duke of 112 Squadron R.A.F. Duke was the RAF Desert Air Force's top-scoring pilot in the Mediterranean Theatre of Operations during WW2.
The stone and earth-coloured P40 carries the famous "Shark-mouth" decoration which originated with 112 Squadron in 1941.
Just 250 of this Desert Air Force P40 have been produced.


RAF040 “RAF Medic & Wounded Pilot”

This little two figure-vignette is a great add-on to any display or diorama featuring our Royal Air Force figures, vehicles and aircraft.

AVAILABLE: Late April to Early May


May provides a few more K&C surprises for dedicated collectors…Here they are…


WS199 “T34/76 (German Version)”

As most K&C collectors already know the German Army in the first 18 months after their invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 captured vast numbers of prisoners as well as huge amounts of weapons and fighting vehicles. The vehicles in particular proved useful and many were hastily repainted, given German markings and pushed back into action… This time with German crews. Among the most famous were the T34’s…

Our grey-painted version is in the markings of the Third Waffen SS Division “TOTENKOPF” (“Death ’s head”) Decorated with several large “Balkan” crosses (for easy recognition) this fighting vehicle comes with a new German tank commander figure.

SPECIAL NOTE: Planned Production is just 250 vehicles. In addition, a “winterized” T34/76 is scheduled for release later in the year.



Following feedback from some K&C Collectors who love our three-dimensional buildings but don’t have the display space available to utilize them we’ve come up with a solution … Revisit our earlier “façade”- style Normandy Village and redo and upgrade the designs. Here is the first…

SP050 “French Shop/House”

Here we’ve combined sections from two of our older Normandy Village Shop/Houses… made them bigger, added more detail and, we believe, made them even better than before… I hope you like this first one featuring a “Pharmacie… Look out for more later in the year!



Hong Kong has always been a favouriteport-of-call” for sailors of all nations for many years and so we decided to add another “Matelot” to our “Streets of Old Hong Kong series.

HK204 “Sailor at-ease”

Jolly “Jack Tar” on a run-ashore looking to down a few pints of beer and maybe seek out a little feminine company…



Recently K&C has spent a bit more of its Napoleonic energies helping Bonaparte explore the wonders of Egypt Now we’re moving back to Europe and the Emperors heyday in the middle years of his reign with these two figures.

NA237 “Mounted Napoleon”

The all-time, classic image of the Emperor as him and his armies traversed the length and breadth of Europe… winning countless battles and forging many enemies!

NA238 “Mounted LaSalle”

One of Napoleon’s most trusted, loyal and bravest commanders. He was also one of the most colourful… his self-designed uniforms were very noticeable on the battlefield … Both to his men and opponents… He was killed loading his cavalry at the battle of WAGRAM in 1809.





Two late reinforcements for our 92nd. (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment…


NA241 “92nd Highlander marching w/Rifle”


NA242 “92nd Bagpiper Marching”





Another of the series we previewed in America recently was our Second World War British Forces in Normandy and Holland during the latter part of the hostilities. Here are the first of a two-part release of “P.B.I” (Poor Bloody Infantry) and a fantastic new British armoured car…


DD165 “BT turning w/ Sten Gun”

This walking sergeant keeps a sharp lookout on his men as well as an even sharper lookout for the enemy!


DD166 “BT Stretcher Bearer”

This “Tommy” is manfully carrying a large folded stretcher under one arm and striding along a road somewhere in Normandyor maybe Holland.


DD167 “BT Port Arms”

Another “Tom” on patrol with his “Lee Enfield” rifle at the ready…


DD168 “BT Rifle at the Trail”

This “Tommy” has fixed his “pig-sticker” bayonet onto the end of his rifle and carries it at the trail.


DIVISIONAL NOTE: All of these latest soldiers belong to the famous British 3rd. Infantry Division which fought in France in 1940, was evacuated at Dunkirk it returned to Europe on D.Day and fought all through France, Holland and into Germany in 1945.



Providing additional eyes, ears and gun support for our latest infantry is this great-looking addition to K&C ’s fighting vehicle collection…


DD176 “The Humber MKII Armoured Car”

This vehicle could only be designed in Britain … it is so ”British- looking” in style and a great model.

It first saw action in North Africa with the 8th. Army (K&C will release a “desert-version” later this year). Our new K&C model is a “tribute” to the men of the Free Polish Army who fought alongside the British during the war.

This Humber belongs to the Reconnaissance Regiment of the famous 1st. Polish Armoured Division who fought again in Normandy, Holland and Germany. Many of the “Free Poles” stayed on in Britain after the war marrying British girls and raising families rather than return to their Communist-dominated homeland.

This vehicle set is dedicated to them, their country…and their service.


SPECIAL NOTE: More D.Day/ Holland Tommies” and another British vehicle will be released in June!





NOW, we journey back to imperial Pekin with two more sets of the Emperor’s personal bodyguard regiment.


IC041 “Imperial Match Lock Gun Team A”


IC042 “Imperial Match Lock Gun Team B”

Both two-man sets portray the large and unwieldy early fire arms of the Ching Dynasty… in action!





At last … our three colourful Fokker DVII’s arrive ready for combat…


FW111 “Fokker DVII of Leut August Reben Jasta 18”


FW112 “Fokker DVII of Leut Josef Jacobs, Jasta 7”


FW 113o/ Leut Harald Auffarth, Jasta 29”


All three aircraft come complete with individual different seated pilots in the cockpits. 150 of each model have been produced… and great value!


AVAILABLE: Mid to Late May



Quite a varied list, so if there’s something you and / or your collectors want grab it while you can!


BBA021 ”Winter Bazooka Team”

BBA023 ”Winter Sniper Team”

BBA024 “Real “MP””

BBA025 “Moving Up the Line”

BBG012 ”Radio Group”

BBG013 ”Mountain Troopers”

DD130 ”US Navy Officer”

DD131 ”Standing Sailor”

DD137Normandy LCVP Landing Craft (#PA26-21)“

DD138Normandy LCVP Landing Craft (#PA26-22)”

DD139 ”Sailor w/ Binos

DD140 “Sailor Putting on Lifejacket”

DD144 “Crewman w/ Radio”

DD145 “Crewman Shouting”

RAF003 “Flying Officer ”Moggy” Cattermole & Reilly”

RAF004Sgt.Pilot Ginger Lacey”

RAF006 ”Waiting…And Ready”


Once again, thank you for reading this and doing business with us… It was great to meet up with quite a few dealers and a couple of hundred collectors in LA and San Antonio recently… Best wishes to one and All!





Andy C. Neilson

Co- Founder & Creative Director

King & Country


Hi Guys,

Sincere apologies when I wrote up this week’s “DISPATCHES” I missed out a couple of important little additions… Without further ado here they are…



Here are the two new exclusive K&C Collectors’ Club Figures…


CF031 “Captain Eddie Rickenbacker”

The famed commander of the 94th Aero Squadron when he was based at Toul, France in September 1918. Capt. Rickenbacker wears a British Royal Flying Corps service cap, Military Aviators wings and another British uniform item… the “Sam Browne” belt.


CF032 Kitchener of Khartoum

Born in 1850, Herbert Kitchener had one of the most distinguished military careers in Queen Victoria’s army. He commanded in the Sudan, Egypt and South Africa. By 1914 he was Secretary of State for War. He died in 1916 when HMS Hampshire struck a mine en route to Russia. Here he is pictured in the typical late Victorian tropical uniform he would have worn in the Sudan or South Africa.


2.      COMING IN MAY…

Ever wonder what kept the “Knights of the Air” actually in the air? Yes, you’re right the mechanics on the ground of course! Well here are three more of the Kaiser’s boys…


FW100 “Field Telephone”

Although still in its infancy field telephones were much in evidence on all airfields and aerodromes during the Great War.


FW101 “Shouting Mechanic”

To make yourself heard over the din of revving aero engines cannot have been easy… as this young German mechanic is illustrating!


FW102 “Standing Mechanic”

This fellow is not so much standing around doing nothing… more than likely he’s waiting around for something to fall off!

From the oil stained mechanics we move to one of the true “Knights of the Air”…


FW103 “Oswald Boelcke

This is the pilot who taught the Red Baron how to fight in the air… Boelcke is widely considered one of the most influential fighter pilots of the early years of air combat.

He developed many of the initial rules of air fighting utilized by both sides during the 1914-18 war.

He was killed in 1916 after winning some 40 victories. Our figure shows him wearing his black leather flying jacket and carrying a celebratory bottle of champagne.


Once again lads, sorry for missing out these six little figures…. Hope you like ‘em!

Best wishes and… happy collecting!


Andy C. Neilson

Co- Founder&Creative Director