FOR THE "LITTLE
BOY" IN ALL OF US
"THE GUYS" - FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
SPANKY - BIG ED - NASTY NICK
- SMILEY JACK - STINKY PETE - THE HOLSTER KID
( PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHAPS ARE ON BACKWARDS ON NASTY NICK )
DO YOU EVER FEEL "BOXED IN" !?
STORY OF "TSSD"
IN THE MAKING....
COSTING MILLIONS OF
AND THOUSANDS OF
( just kidding )
THIS NEW BOOK, WRITTEN BY
DeANNA VerSTEEG AND VERY NICELY PRODUCED
BY HER BROTHER MARK
PENNINGTON, CHRONICLES THE FIRST 12 YEARS OF
SOLDIERS OF SAN DIEGO"
ALL 30 DIFFERENT TSSD
FIGURE SETS HAVE BEEN BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARK PENNINGTON
THE 30 FULL COLOR
PICTURES SHOW EVERY FIGURE EVER DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY TSSD
THE PAGES ARE BOOK-BOUND
IN A VERY NICE, BLACK LEATHER-LIKE MATERIAL.
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THE
QUALITY OF OUR FIGURES, OUR ACCESSORIES AND THIS BOOK CHRONICLE.
THEREFORE, WE DECIDED TO
OFFER THIS BOOK AS A COLLECTOR ITEM FOR HOBBYISTS.
PLUS SHIPPING CHARGES
ORDER DIRECT FROM TSSD BY
EMAIL OR PHONE
THANK YOU ALL AS ALWAYS
FOR YOUR GREAT SUPPORT OF TSSD FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS!
NICK AND DeANNA VerSTEEG,
TSSD STARTED THIS EVENT
THIS YEAR = TEXAS SHOW #
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23,
"DAY OF INFAMY"!
ACTUALLY, A DAY OF
INCREDIBLE "TOY SOLDIER-ing" FUN!!
PHOTOS TO COME......!
MARX ALAMO PLAYSETS
THREE DIFFERENT STYLES
PHOTO OF THE
3rd ALAMO PLAYSET TO FOLLOW ASAP......
MARX ALAMO PLAYSETS
MARX WESTERN TOWN TIN
MARX FORT APACHE
SHOWN WITH ADDITIONAL
INCLUDES ORIGINAL MARX AND
TSSD INDIANS AND CAVALRY FIGURES
BLUE CAVALRY FIGURE
CONVERSIONS AND PAINTING BY
MARX BEN HUR CHARIOT RACE
MARX ZORRO PLAYSET
CHICAGO TOY SOLDIER SHOW
CLICK ON THE SHOW FLYER
NEW PHOTOS OF THE LATEST
"MOVIE ALAMO" LOCATION IN TEXAS
THE DRIPPING SPRINGS,
THE NEWEST "MOTION
2017 WEST COASTER
ARE SORRY THAT WE MISSED THE LATEST WEST COAST SHOW ON JANUARY 8.
HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THIS EVENT FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS.
NEW 2017 SHOW DATE OF JANUARY 8 WAS THE ISSUE, UNFORTUNATELY.
COULD NOT MAKE IT DUE TO "2017 NEW YEAR'S OBLIGATIONS" AND FUN,
"OUT-OF-STATE" FAMILY VISITORS, AND MORE.
2018, THE WEST COASTER WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK A GOOD, AFFORDABLE LOCATION,
WITH A VERY GOOD SHOW DATE....LONG AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.
THE STORY OF A GREAT
OUR DOG LOVES THIS
STAFF SERGEANT RECKLESS
PURPLE HEARTS DURING THE KOREAN WAR
STAFF SERGEANT RECKLESS IN RETIREMENT
Staff Sergeant Reckless (c.
1948 – May 13, 1968), a decorated
war horse who held
official rank in the United States military,
horse breeding. Out of a
race horse dam, she was purchased in October 1952 for $250 from
a Korean stable boy at the
racetrack who needed money to buy an artificial leg for his sister.
Reckless was bought by members of the
United States Marine Corps and trained to be a
pack horse for the Recoilless Rifle Platoon, Anti-Tank Company,
5th Marine Regiment,
1st Marine Division.
She quickly became part of the unit and was allowed to roam freely
through camp, entering the Marines' tents, where she would sleep on
cold nights, and was known for her willingness to eat nearly
anything, including scrambled eggs, beer,
Coca-Cola and, once, about $30 worth of poker chips.
She served in
numerous combat actions during the
Korean War, carrying supplies and ammunition, and was also used
to evacuate wounded. Learning each supply route after only a couple
of trips, she often traveled to deliver supplies to the troops on
her own, without benefit of a handler. The highlight of her
nine-month military career came in late March 1953 during the
Battle for Outpost Vegas when, in a single day, she made 51 solo
trips to re-supply multiple front line units. She was wounded in
combat twice, given the battlefield rank of corporal in 1953, and
promotion to sergeant in 1954, several months after
the war ended. She also became the first horse in the Marine Corps
known to have participated in an
amphibious landing, and following the war was awarded two
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, was included in her unit's
Presidential Unit Citations from
countries, as well as other military honors.
service record was featured in
The Saturday Evening Post, and
LIFE magazine recognized her as one of America's 100
all-time heroes. She was retired and brought to the United States
after the war, where she made appearances on television and
participated in the
United States Marine
Corps birthday ball. She was officially
staff sergeant in 1959 by the
Commandant of the Marine Corps.
She gave birth to four
in America and died in May 1968. A plaque and photo were dedicated
in her honor at the
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton stables and a statue of her was
dedicated on July 26, 2013 at the
National Museum of the Marine Corps in
THANKSGIVING - 2016!!
HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR,
DeANNA AND I WISH Y'ALL THE VERY BEST DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON.
HEALTH AND TAKE SOME TIME ENJOY YOUR FAMILY.
I WANTED TO POST
THE CURRENT ELECTION
HOWEVER, IT IS SO BAD ON
THAT I CANNOT POST
ANYTHING THAT IS "POST-ABLE" AT THIS TIME.
PHOTOS OF PART OF OUR STORE
PORTION OF WHAT WE HAVE ON DISPLAY 24/7
CALL 760 -
723 - 6583, TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO COME ON BY,
SHOP FOR TOY SOLDIERS IN A RELAXING ENVIRONMENT,
TWO WHACKY TOY SOLDIER GURUS.....
DeANNA / TSSD !!!!
10 / 05 / 2016
VERY INTERESTING "DEBATE"
BY THE TWO
CANDIDATES LAST NIGHT.
KEEP IN MIND....THEY ARE
JUST 'A HEART BEAT' AWAY,
FROM BECOMING THE LEADER
OF THE UNITED STATES.
STROKE DAY 2016
STROKE SURVIVOR, I SUPPORT THE "NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION"
DeANNA, WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT STROKES AND TREATMENTS,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO
MRS. TSSD - DeANNA !!
SORRY TO BE LATE
"POSTING" AN UPDATE.
IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS,
AS MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW, I HAVE HAD FIVE YEARS OF STRANGE AND SOME DEVASTATING
ILLNESSES WHICH I DID NOT ASK FOR !!
WELL, HERE I WAS IN LATE
AUGUST OF THIS YEAR, THINKING I WAS GOING TO MAKE A CLEAN "GET-AWAY" FROM ANY
SATURDAY EVENING, DeANNA HAD JUST GONE DOWN THE STREET, TO GET OUR GOURMET DINNER FROM MR.
I WAS AT HOME PREPARING
THE KITCHEN AND ISLAND COUNTER SPACE FOR OUR 'MR. J. BOX MEAL'.
SUDDENLY, AND FOR NO
APPARENT REASON, I FEEL BACKWARDS AND DOWNWARDS, CRASHING INTO THE HARDWOOD
FLOOR BY THE ISLAND.
11 / 23 / 2016
I DELETED THE REST OF THIS
IT WAS BORING!
TOMORROW IS AUGUST
WHICH MEANS EXACTLY 50
DAYS TO OUR FIRST NIGHT IN SCHAUMBURG, ILL FOR THE "CHICAGO TOY SOLDIER SHOW''
HOTEL PHOTO, BUT THIS IS
PART OF OUR ACTUAL ROOM
11 / 23 / 2016 - UPDATE
THE CHICAGO SHOW - DeANNA
WENT....I DID NOT, DUE TO A MEDICAL SITUATION.
HOWEVER....WE ARE BOTH
ALREADY PLANNING OUR TRIP FOR
DRIVING FOR A CHANGE, AND
STOPPING AT VARIOUS PLACES ON THE WAY TO THE SHOW,
AND ON THE WAY BACK HOME!
SO, DID THE TWO POLITICAL
CONVENTIONS MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY !?
I THINK I'M PRETTY
CONVINCED THAT AFTER VOTING IN 12 OR 13 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS....SINCE I HAD
THE "PRIVILEGE" TO VOTE, I MAY HAVE TO SIT THIS ONE OUT.
ONCE AGAIN, INDIVIDUAL
VOTES DO NOT MATTER, AND THE PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF THE "WASTED
BILLIONS" ON THESE "CAMPAIGNS" !!
JULY 30, 2016
TODAY WE ARE PREPARING TO
SEND OUR "SEPT / OCT" AD TO "PLAYSET MAGAZINE"; WE ARE ALWAYS LATE.
CENTRAL TEXAS - SADLY, A HOT AIR
BALLOON WENT DOWN IN TEXAS, NEAR THE KERRVILLE, SAN ANTONIO, AUSTIN AREA.
ALL 16 ON BOARD DIED.
I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET DeANNA IN
A HOT AIR BALLOON FOR YEARS.
JULY 29, 2016
WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, SADLY....THE
CURRENT ATTACKS AND SHOOTINGS OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITIES
HAS NOW ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO.
LAST NIGHT 2 OFFICERS WERE SHOT, AND
1 HAS DIED. THE OTHER HAS HAD SURGERY AND IS IN RECOVERY AT THE HOSPITAL.
A HISPANIC MALE GUNMAN IS HIDING OUT
SOMEWHERE, AND THE POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR HIM TODAY.
I'M NOT SURE HOW THE LARGER CITIES
WILL BE ABLE TO FIND ENOUGH NEW POLICE OFFICERS TO PATROL
"THE MEAN STREETS" OF THE
MANY OFFICERS HAVE ALREADY ESCAPED TO
NEXT TIME YOU SEE A COP, SHAKE THEIR
HAND AND THANK THEM FOR WHAT THEY DO.
JULY 25, 2016
THIS PAGE HAD BEEN "IN MOTHBALLS" FOR TWO
YEARS !! NO ENTRIES IN ALL THAT TIME.
MOSTLY BECAUSE I JUST DIDN'T HAVE ANY TIME
TO DO IT.
BUT THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON THESE DAYS,
THAT I'M GOING TO TRY IT AGAIN.
SO, LOOK FOR COMMENTS TO COME......
THE CHICAGO SHOW CHANGES OWNERSHIP
AND THE 36 CHICAGO TOY SOLDIER SHOW IS
PHOTOS FROM THE 10th
ANNUAL TEXAS SHOW
NEW PHOTO OF OUR LOFT # 2
MORE TO COME !!
WE EXPECT THE NEW 'MARS CO. 'U.S. MARINES'
VERY SOON !!
THE TSSD VIETNAM SETS ARE AT THE PORT IN
AND THEY WILL SET SAIL SOON FOR LONG
BEACH, CALIFORNIA !!!!
500 NEWLY PAINTED FIGURES COMING IN A WEEK
- OR LESS !!