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New Era Dimestore Soldiers

New Era Metal Models had its beginnings in 1982 when owner-designer Phil Richards was selling and repairing toy trains. Phil decided to cast some WW2-style enemy helmets for a large group of damaged or paintless Barclay and Manoil castings. His efforts turned out well and he experimented with converting enemy figures for other collectors and selling enemy figures he converted at shows. Near the close of 1982, he developed the idea of having castings produced from his master patterns and assembling these castings into toy soldiers. This was the beginning of New Era Metal Models, first appearing in a 1983 catalog.

The location of New Era Metal Models was 1403 North 53rd Avenue, Gainesville Florida.

The original price for a painted figure was $7.00 with the un-assembled/un-painted figure selling for $1.50

Phil Richards sold his painted Dimestore soldiers and un-assembled/un-painted Dimestore soldier kits at Toy soldier shows and by dealerships. Dealers were sold a display of Dimestore soldiers for $2.00 each and future dealer prices would be 50% of the regular sales price of $7.00.

By 1989 New Era Metal Models offered Dimestore size figures consisting of: Marching band, new Japanese figures, flag bearers, old combat figures, new combat figures, regular figures with different heads and personality figures.

New Era ceased production during the early 1990's.

List of New Era Metal Models Dimestore figures as follows:

WORLD WAR 2
200 Number Series

NE201 Empty Handed both arms down
NE201SS Empty Handed both arms down SS Uniform
NE202 Empty Handed both arms down Soft Cap
NE203 Slope Rifleman
NE203SS Slope Rifleman SS Uniform
NE204 Slope Rifleman with Soft Cap
NE205 Saluting Slope Rifleman
NE205SS Saluting Slope Rifleman with SS Uniform
NE207 Slope Rifleman with full Backpack
NE207SS Slope Rifleman with full Backpack with SS Uniform
NE208 Slope Rifleman with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE209 Saluting Slope Rifleman with full Backpack
NE209SS Saluting Slope Rifleman with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE210 Saluting Slope Rifleman with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE211 Slope Rifleman Fixed Bayonet
NE211SS Slope Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with SS Uniform
NE212 Slope Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with Soft Cap
NE213 Saluting Slope Rifleman with Fixed Bayonet
NE213SS Saluting Slope Rifleman with Fixed Bayonet and SS Uniform
NE214 Saluting Slope Rifleman with Fixed Bayonet and Soft Cap
NE215 Slope Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with full Backpack
NE215SS Slope Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE216 Slope Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE217 Saluting Slope Rifleman with Bayonet and full Backpack
NE217SS Saluting Slope Rifleman with Bayonet and full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE218 Saluting Slope Rifleman with Bayonet and full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE219 Slung Rifleman
NE219SS Slung Rifleman with SS Uniform
NE220 Slung Rifleman with Soft Cap
NE221 Saluting Slung Rifleman
NE221SS Saluting Slung Rifleman with SS Uniform
NE222 Saluting Slung Rifleman with Soft Cap
NE223 Slung Rifleman with full Backpack
NE223SS Slung Rifleman with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE224 Slung Rifleman with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE225 Saluting Slung Rifleman with full Backpack
NE225SS Saluting Slung Rifleman with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE226 Saluting Slung Rifleman with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE227 Slung Rifleman Fixed Bayonet
NE227SS Slung Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with SS Uniform
NE228 Slung Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with Soft Cap
NE229 Saluting Slung Rifleman with Fixed Bayonet
NE229SS Saluting Slung Rifleman with Fixed Bayonet and SS Uniform
NE230 Saluting Slung Rifleman with Fixed Bayonet and Soft Cap
NE231 Slung Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with full Backpack
NE231SS Slung Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE232 Slung Rifleman Fixed Bayonet with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE233 Saluting Slung Rifleman with Bayonet and full Backpack
NE233SS Saluting Slung Rifleman with Bayonet and full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE234 Saluting Slung Rifleman with Bayonet and full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE235 German Officer Drawn Saber in Left Hand
NE235SS German Officer Drawn Saber in Left Hand with SS Uniform
NE236 German Officer Drawn Saber in Left Hand Saluting with Right Hand
NE236SS German Officer Drawn Saber in Left Hand Saluting with Right Hand with SS Uniform
NE237 German Flagbearer to hold separate Flag
NE237SS German Flagbearer to hold separate Flag with SS Uniform
NE237-A German Flag Bearer with Swastika Banner on Red Background
NE237-B German Army Flagbearer with Black/White/Red Battle Flag
NE238 German Army Flagbearer in Soft Cap
NE239 German Army Flagbearer full Backpack
NE239-A German Army Flagbearer with Backpack and Swastika Banner on Red Background
NE239-B German Army Flagbearer with Backpack and Black/White/Red Battle Flag
NE240 Automatic Weapon Bearer
NE240SS Automatic Weapon Bearer with SS Uniform
NE241 Automatic Weapon Bearer with Soft Cap
NE242 Saluting Automatic Weapon Bearer
NE242SS Saluting Automatic Weapon Bearer with SS Uniform
NE243 Saluting Automatic Weapon Bearer with Soft Cap
NE244 Automatic Weapon Bearer with full Backpack
NE244SS Automatic Weapon Bearer with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE245 Automatic Weapon Bearer with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE246 Saluting Automatic Weapon Bearer with full Backpack
NE246SS Saluting Automatic Weapon Bearer with full Backpack and SS Uniform
NE247 Saluting Automatic Weapon Bearer with full Backpack and Soft Cap
NE248 German Army Band Leader Conductor
NE249 German Army Band Side Drum
NE250 German Army Band Bass Drum
NE251 German Army Band Trumpet
NE252 German Army Band Fife Player
NE253 German Army Band Cymbal Player
NE254 German Army Band French Horn
NE255 German Army Band Bass Tuba
NE256 German Army Band Glockenspiel
NE257 German Army Band Clarinet
NE258 German Army Band Trombone
NE259 German Army Band Euphonium

German Army Standing At Attention

German Army Parade Rest

WORLD WAR 2
300 Series Personality figures

NE301 Adolph Hitler Saluting
NE? Mussolini
NE? Rohm, Goering

WORLD WAR 2
400 Number Series

NE401 German Army Throwing Hand Grenade
NE402 German Army Standing Firing Rifle
NE403 German Army Kneeling Firing Rifle
NE404 German Army Prone Firing Rifle
NE405 German Army Using Wire Cutters
NE406 German Army Prone Firing Luger Pistol
NE407 German Army Sitting at Machine Gun
NE408 German Army Thrusting with Rifle
NE409 German Army Advancing with Automatic Weapon
NE410 German Army Prone Machine Gunner
NE411 German Army Ammunition Helper for #410
NE412 German Army Prone with Binoculars
NE413 German Army Radio Operator
NE414 German Army Sentry Duty
NE415 German Army Falling Firing
NE416 German Army Man with Cannon
NE417 German Army Shrapnel Victim
NE418 German Army Resting with Bandages
NE419 Japanese Army Officer with Pistol
NE420 Japanese Army Infantryman with Bayonet
NE421 Japanese Army Infantryman Firing
NE422 Japanese Army American Prisoner with Hands Tied

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