The latest news from Hobby Bunker.
September 30, 2021
Greetings. I am back from Chicago and we are sorting out our stock, sifting through emails and adding new items to the website. Our gamers are trickling into the shop now and by the time you read this I will be rolling some dice. Scroll down and see what is new and enjoy your hobby and the weekend!
OOPs...Paul Gruendler dumped a bucket of Marx on the floor at the show.
Toy Soldiers: September releases from John Jenkins Designs have arrived, King and Country and Thomas Gunn have also arrived. Tomorrow we should see a list for the October K&C releases. New American Civil War figures from W. Britain should be here next week. The second set of Waterloo 1815 1/32 US Cavalry we were told should be ready in about 10 Days. THE LOD sets (AWI Cavalry and Merrymen and others are in stock. Publius has been shipped. Tomorrow Also Hat Industrie has just sent us a list of new World I Italians(1/72) and 7 Years War Austrians (1/32)(See below).
GAMES: The new Magic the Gathering Release is here and we have plenty of stock. It looks like we have finally sorted out our issues with WOC for the next release. Asmodee (one of our game distributors) has announced a price increase October 1st. Most Star Wars (Fantasy Flight) and Super Hero (Atomic) Games plus a bunch of Boardgames are going up in price at least 10% or more. Stop by and grab what you can before the increase! The new Warhammer 40K Space Orcs are here and go on sale Saturday. FREE RPG Day is coming Saturday October 16th. Stop by and grab a free game.
MODELS: Just our regular supply of restocks arriving Friday. We just picked up a bunch of older 1/72 Scale Matchbox and Airfix kits.
Interested in painting miniatures? We have a handful of guys painting miniatures on Thursday night. Stop by with your brush, to chat or show off your work.
Chicago Toy Soldier Show
The 40th anniversary Chicago Toy Soldier Show is wrap. We made it home about 2:30AM on Tuesday morning. Although it was slower than previous shows it was better than expected. I went in with low expectations and was happy to see so many people decided to make the trek. Sadly last week the Canadian border was closed keeping many collectors away. It was nice to see collectors and friends face to face and have a few laughs and share a few memories. 7 of us went to Emmett's Brewery on Wednesday to toast the late Don Pielin (it was his favorite local spot). Over the past 2 years we lost some of our friends and things seemed off a bit at times. But this year we made some new friends and spent more time with others. It was nice to see Nick and Deanna Versteeg (the previous owners of TSSD)make the trip from San Diego. We got our Lou Malanti's deep dish pizza, did plenty of room trading and saw some cool collections and rare items that I hadn't seen in years. I grabbed a copy of the Barzso Playset book and got it signed by Ron. I was close to running off to see to Notre Dame vs Wisconsin at Soldier Field but decided to roam the halls instead. Saturday was the slowest day so I should have went to the game! I posted a few pictures below and added dozens more to our facebook page. Thanks to Roger and the crew for taking on a tough show and for all who came out and supported the show and Hobby Bunker. We will be back.
At this point there is no "East Coast" show planned in New Jersey. We are also not planning A Woburn, MASS show. The LIHMS Show in Long Island is booked for Nov. 20th and we will be there.
Confirmed -We will be at Historicon In Mid-November in King of Prussia, PA
The WEST COAST TOY SOLDIER is booked. February 27, 2022. Save the Date!
Anaheim, CA at the Delta Hotel.