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Stuja
04-17-2007, 06:38 PM
Who else remembers fond or destructive memories with these little guys? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

dArK
04-17-2007, 06:47 PM
Everyone remembers those green little dudes hell there was
even a video game for them

NOTE:I haven't been much for words lately huh, so I guess I should start have long boring paragraph if that's ok with
you http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Graksnewgroove
04-17-2007, 07:39 PM
My cousin is into melting them. I use to like playing with these guys back then.

sambuca
04-17-2007, 08:04 PM
I never really destroyed any of them, justy played with them.

Inigo_Montoya
04-17-2007, 08:27 PM
I always just had a handful of figures from any given franchise, TMNT, GI Joe, Batman, SW, but I did have some Army Men once, even a little jeep.

Stuja
04-17-2007, 08:27 PM
I never really destroyed any of them, justy played with them.

I only destroyed the crappy ones, or low quality ones. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Inigo_Montoya
04-17-2007, 08:28 PM
The best are the prone sniper, and the Machine Gunner. The Gunners would shred the other guys.

Just remembered I also had a tank for them.

Stuja
04-17-2007, 08:31 PM
The best are the prone sniper, and the Machine Gunner. The Gunners would shred the other guys.

Yeah, the prone sniper was one of my favorites, so was the bayonet guy. You could use him for Crossing rivers or streams Charging Raising his rifle as a victory behind a barrier firing Hehe

Inigo_Montoya
04-17-2007, 08:37 PM
I forgot hom many there were, I don't think I ever had a Mine Sweeper. (http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/bagtroop.html)

Could you post what the Bayonet Troop was? I'm not seeing him, or understanding what you mean. No, I got him now, he was cool.
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/timbaynet.jpg

I also liked putting the Prone Sniper on his feet, to simulate a Troop being shot.
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/timcrawl.jpg

Mortar Launcher? Freaking awesome, never seen him before.
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/timortar.jpg

The Radioman would always be the Captain, kind of cool, the guy you'd have to protect from the enemy.
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/timradio.jpg

Stuja
04-17-2007, 08:39 PM
I forgot hom many there were, I don't think I ever had a Mine Sweeper. (http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/bagtroop.html)

Could you post what the Bayonet Troop was? I'm not seeing him, or understanding what you mean.

The guy raising the rifle with a combat knife on it, hes on one of the pics on the link you posted.Hes raising the rifle with both hands. http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/timmee1a.jpg

Inigo_Montoya
04-17-2007, 08:45 PM
Thanks. He was cool.

I also remember the "Bazookman", this was the guy to blow up an entire squad, jeep, or send the tank crew scurrying out to be picked off (nah, I think I'm making up that memory, but I'll remember that for when I'm playing SW with my little cousins).
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/timzooka.jpg

scubasteve
04-17-2007, 08:48 PM
When I was little, I'd set up a line of them on the edge of my shower and shoot them with rubber bands. Great fun...for about 2 minutes.

Stuja
04-17-2007, 08:52 PM
Had a whole bunch of these, came with a d-day playset. Two higgens landing craft boats too. The boats were really high quality, came with bunkers also. http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/usbmc.jpg

Ian_C
04-17-2007, 09:21 PM
This (http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/mar54gi1.html) was the set I had. I vividly remember every single figure in the set, including the minesweeper guy.

I used to have a little wooden gun I built in woodshop class that fired elastics, and I spent hours using these guys as target practice.

Here's the full set.

http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxaa.jpg
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxab.jpg
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxba.jpg
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxbb.jpg

Stuja
04-17-2007, 09:23 PM
This (http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/mar54gi1.html) was the set I had. I vividly remember every single figure in the set, including the minesweeper guy.

I used to have a little wooden gun I built in woodshop class that fired elastics, and I spent hours using these guys as target practice.

Here's the full set.

http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxaa.jpg
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxab.jpg
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxba.jpg
http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/zzww2mxbb.jpg

Those look awesome, I wish I had some of those. The poses look really animated and cool.

MLBFan24
04-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Oohhh..good thread

I loved playing with these guys back in the day.

My fav guy was the flame thrower guy.

The Prone Sniper guys (never knew he was called that) were my cannon fodder...haha

Stuja
04-17-2007, 10:31 PM
Oohhh..good thread

I loved playing with these guys back in the day.

My fav guy was the flame thrower guy.

The Prone Sniper guys (never knew he was called that) were my cannon fodder...haha

I think they were everybodys cannon fodder.

Flacksguy
04-17-2007, 10:37 PM
I must've had the same set, because every one of those guys looks familiar.
Never cared much for the Minesweeper. He was always the first casualty. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


By the way,
I like the new avatar Stuja.

Stuja
04-17-2007, 10:40 PM
I must've had the same set, because every one of those guys looks familiar.
Never cared much for the Minesweeper. He was always the first casualty. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


By the way,
I like the new avatar Stuja.

HeHe, thanks. I like it too. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

GNT
04-18-2007, 04:18 AM
I think I have a few stashed away somewhere, very simple but awlays managed to keep people occupied.

Michael_Knight
04-22-2007, 11:03 AM
Yep, I used to have a butt load of these. THey are now considered a classic by VH1.

TT8L
04-25-2007, 08:02 AM
I believe they're all made from polythene like the british Airfix figurines. I was reading a scale modeling book and I saw pictures of those little plastic men, which I thought was odd. But, apparently, some people collect them and model with them. The Airfix figures are very similar but the later examples were more detailed... also the range of subjects was quite impressive - everything from soldiers to zoo animals. I thought the "civilians" set was especially cool.

I'm actually tempted to get some myself now if they aren't that expensive... which they probably are now http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Update: they're actually surprisingly inexpensive - even vintage MIB

http://soli.inav.net/~edzwil/Collector'sguide.html

Stuja
11-01-2007, 02:52 PM
I recently found all of my Plastic Soldiers, theres so many of them! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

ShadowTrooper
11-01-2007, 03:29 PM
I've got all of my brother's old plastic soldiers. These guys are neat. He had military soldiers, Civil War soldiers, Cowboys & Indians, German, Russian, Japanese, all kinds.

JoeRhyno
11-01-2007, 06:45 PM
Target has them in their dollar section in the front of the stores right now.. I joked with my wife last night, when she picked them up with some real, REAL crappy GI Joe wannabees, asking if they were the "rare ones"...

The GI Joe wannabees looked pretty bad.. just the look of them made you wonder how much lead they had in them, lol.