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The W. Britain Collectors Club Sponsorship

In October of 2013, Bachmann Europe PLC attended their first Birmingham Toy Soldier show and found it to be a rewarding and beneficial experience. One of the overriding benefits from the show for the brand was the opportunity to have dialogue with the collectors who do not travel to the central London shows. They immediately re booked for 2014 and were saddened to be informed by the then owners of the demise of the show. The new organisers of the show knew of the enthusiasm that W. Britain had for the show and duly contacted the UK distributors to inform them of the new ownership and to confirm that the show was back on. This duly created some interesting dialogue and Bachmann Europe PLC made the offer to become the shows sponsor under the banner of the W. Britain Collectors Club.

The club, founded in 1993 as part of the centenary of the brands creation, enjoys a healthy membership and reputation in the UK and it was felt that by becoming the sponsor for the show the club was able, in some small way, to return some of the goodwill back to the people involved in the hobby.


Details for the club can be found via the website.

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Steve and Linda Weston are pleased to have been associated with this well-run show since its move to the current location, 3 years ago. It’s one of our favourite shows of the year and well worth the long trip up from Essex.


As the U.K.’s biggest supplier of new ranges of plastic toy soldiers, we have a large customer base in the Midlands and this show affords us the chance to connect with those who attend.


With free parking and easy access, this venue is light, bright and roomy. Patrick and his team have done a marvellous job on the organisation and each event has gone off without a hitch.


We look forward to seeing the show grow from strength to strength as it is an important part of our hobby.


If it’s new plastic figures that you are looking for, we probably stock it. Besides our own brand: Weston Toy Co, we also stock Replicants, Toy Soldiers of San Diego, Paragon, Engineer Basevich, Expeditionary Force, Paragon, LOD, A Call To Arms, Italeri and Hat alongside many other makes, and also go out of our way to source much harder items to locate such as Conte and Barzso figures.


For more info, see our website at or e-mail us at

"This has become my favourite toy soldier show.
Excellent venue, friendly dealers and collectors and an excellent show promoter in Patrick Adams.
Many collectors who attend this show don't attend the London show and it gives them an opportunity to meet the dealers they buy from online.
My only criticism is that the show is not more than once a year! Well done Patrick. Already looking forward to October 2017"
 - Gareth Morgan

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