marleyI love toy soldiers and related figurines – especially at this time of year. There is nothing like a tin soldiers to capture the spirits of Christmas. Heck, this whole blog was started as the result of “finding” a little lost metal cowboy at a flea market several years back. So, it should come as no surprise that after spotting the home of Kings X Toy Soldiers while walking down the street on my recent visit to San Antonio, I just had to check it out.
Kings X Toy Soldiers is a high-end retail show with amazing displays of toy soldiers from around the world. The shop is more of a museum with some great displays of battle scenes, including a nice depiction of The Alamo, which is only fitting as the real deal is just a few feet away.
About Kings X Toy Soldiers of San Antonio: “Kings X was founded in 1985 in the Alamo Heights neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. In 1992, Kings X was invited to be one of a select group of upmarket shops that would occupy a new retail area in the recently renovated Menger Hotel located in the heart of San Antonio’s historic Alamo Plaza. Close by the world-famous Alamo itself The Menger provides the perfect location for our very special toy soldier store. In January 2006 Kings X was acquired by King & Country, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of all-metal, hand-painted military miniatures and fighting vehicles. Since then Kings X has more than doubled the series and ranges of toy soldiers and military miniatures on display and in stock. Come and discover us for yourself…You’re sure of warm, friendly Texas welcome in a unique and charming Victorian-era setting. We’re proud of our products and our prompt, personal service…plus we are open seven-days-a-week.”
In addition to all the military themed soldiers and figures – like the afore mentioned Remember the Alamo Collection – King X has some figures from other worlds, like the World of Dickens Collection that had my inner anglophile all atwitter. (A collection that includes the Ghost of Jacob Marley (Above, right) by the way – just in time for Christmas.)