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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    I first saw these Romans by First Legion at Louis Badolato's house at the January symposium and decided that I would like to add them to my collection, too. These are Legio II Augusta Romans with...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is my seventh group of acquisitions. Two more groups to go.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Mike,

    You are right toy soldier collecting being my passion. The truth is that most men that I know are just little boys at heart (including me). We just now have very expensive toys. Also,...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    You are not alone, all my new acquisitions are still in their boxes, too. However, I have ordered a new display curio from Pulaski to provide some more desperately needed display shelves. I also...
  5. HIRIART Pershing's Own U.S. Army Band, Contemporary Uniforms

    Here is the first look at a variation on set 1113 PERSHING'S OWN U.S. ARMY BAND as it looks today in their blue uniforms with red caps. This set was special ordered by a collector as shown plus 14...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is my sixth group of acquisitions. You probably didn't notice, but somehow I wound up acquiring two sets of DD224, the U.S M3A3 Stuart Tank.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    It was actually Ed's daughter, not his sister.
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Thank you. I have been asked many times to explain how we managed to pull this off for more than half a century, to which I really didn't have a good answer. I recently saw a saying that explains...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Thanks Joe. You are very kind. Rather than OCD or toy soldiers, I suspect that it has more to do with genes or maybe Italian pasta with lots of garlic.

    Mike
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Thanks Robin. Yes, I am known to be very persistent (I am a Capricorn) and focused. My wife says stubborn and suggests I have OCD. I had just got out of the Army when I first saw her in my French...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is the fifth group of acquisitions with seven K&C AFVs, all of which I got on eBay as Buy-It-Now listings from a Canadian seller. I picked up one more set from him yesterday: WS219 PzKpfw. IV...
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    My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Well, I have finally done it. After resisting collecting K&C armored fighting vehicles in the past, I finally gave in to the urge and have acquired more than 50 AFVs in the last two and a half...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Thanks Al. It is a great looking model. I suspect that you may have also liked the K&C 1914 French Infantry wearing our favorite red and blue uniforms that I posted earlier. I find them hard to...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is the fourth group of acquisitions
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    No apologies needed; it is a valid question. Unfortunately, neither of them has the slightest interest in toy soldiers. I am also a little bit in denial since I have a self image of myself as being...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Here is the third group of K&C World War II AFV acquisitions with a lone World War I British Mark IV Heavy Tank taking up the rear. There is also a John Jenkins Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf. A with...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    I also acquired a John Jenkins booster set of Portuguese infantry from the Peninsular Campaign with the ruined Spanish House backdrop and three World War I Knights of the skies airplanes with the...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    The second group of acquisitions also included K&C's FW series 1914 French Infantry, IF series Italian Askari, and miscellaneous single figures from the Battle of Tarawa. Also, some John Jenkins...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Thank you. Although the stock market has been very good to me through the first half of this year, I do have budget constraints (mainly, my wife, Jean) and my having to pay, up front, a year's...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Thanks Joe. I don't know if 0 to 50 has or hasn't happened so fast before or not, but I am having a great time playing catch up.

    Mike
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    The second group of acquisitions also included my first purchases of sets made by FIRST LEGION. These are Legio X Equestris Caesarian Roman Legionaries.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Second group of acquisitions continuing.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    These are photos of my second group of K&C acquisitions which also includes World War I armored vehicles from John Jenkins.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    I haven't posted any new additions to my collection here for more than two months, but it isn't because I haven't added any new sets. On the contrary, I have in fact gone on a King & Country...
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    HIRIART Sheik's Guard, Kuwait

    This is a new non-catalog set SHEIK'S GUARD, KUWAIT.
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