“The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it.
And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend, legend became myth.”
In the late 1990’s Conte Collectibles exploded into the scene of Toy Soldiers like Attila the Hun once did to the world. He heralded the coming of the second Golden Age of Toy Soldiers. They released set after set for years of painted metal figures, plastic figures and playsets.
After years of no new releases, they are finally back with a new website https://contecostore.myshopify.com/. They are also having a 20% sale on their sets, check out the new site for more information. They are in the process of updating it now. You can sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more on their website.
I had a feeling something was up after I received a card from Richard after a order I had made recently.
Here are some of the comments from Richard Conte below.
“DEAR FELLOW COLLECTOR
APOLOGIES FOR OUR ‘ABSENCE’ . WE’VE HAD A ROUGH COUPLE OF YEARS ON THE HOME + PERSONAL FRONT WHICH CAUSED NUMEROUS MAJOR DISTRACTIONS AND UNAVOIDABLE DELAYS IN MAKING EXCITING NEW PRODUCT AVAILABLE TO YOU LOYAL SUPPORTERS. WHILE WE’VE BEEN RECEIVING ORDERS AND SHIPPING PRODUCT THROUGH THIS PERIOD, WE MADE A DECISION TO DELAY RELEASE OF OUR LATEST CREATIONS UNTIL WE FELT ABLE TO HANDLE THE EXTRA WORKLOAD. WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.
NOW THAT EVERYTHING HAS CALMED DOWN, WE ARE COMMITTED TO RELEASING LOADS OF BRAND SPANKING NEW HIGH QUALITY & FAIRLY PRICED SOLDIERS . WE ARE ADDING TO EXISTING RANGES AND ALSO INTRODUCING SOME NEW ONES INCLUDING WOODLAND INDIANS VS. COLONIALS, FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION, WILD WEST.”
“OUR FIRST PRIORITIES ARE TO * * * * * * * EXPAND EXISTING RANGES
THEN TO INTRODUCE NEW SERIES BASED UPON THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION, THE WILD WEST , ROBIN HOOD AND A FEW SURPRISES.”
“SOME EXTREMELY COMPLEX SETS ARE IN THE PIPELINE ALONG WITH LOADS OF 1 OR 2 FIGURE SETS
WE ARE EXCITED TO BE BACK & LOOK FORWARD TO RENEWING THE QUEST WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US”
I am interested in seeing some of the new sets and themes. The Woodland Indians & Colonial theme sounds really interesting to me. I will follow up this article when I get some more information.
HAIL RAGNAR! HAIL EINAR! HAIL OUR FELLOW COLLECTORS!