Ok toys, /k/ommando anon here.
What is the general consensus about army men here ?
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They're great. Staples of any healthy childhood. Anyone that didn't have them must be some sort of slack jawed faggot. But after you get done blowing them up as a teen they kind of fall off the radar unless you're hit by some nostalgia binge. No articulation is a huge demerit, and the cheap quality kind of goes against everything most collectors seek so they're not exactly common around here. They still kick ass though.
This was always my holy grail as a kid. Guns of Navarone play set. Check out the dude buyin it and his helmet flying off. Had amazing poses and variety of army men. US troops, green, Germans, grey.
>>/tg/ Still does it. Its like army men, but with more asburg- I mean, with rules and more elaborate models.
I don't see many people truly passionate about army men, most such threads get a few replies tops before sinking into oblivion. They were among my first toys and I've enjoyed them all my life, still have a substantial collection even after recently selling off about 40 percent heh.
>No articulation is a huge demerit
If you're lacking in imagination maybe.
I had that as a kid...well, just the rockface anyway. It was a hand-me down from older siblings so all the pieces were long gone. That said, it still made a great backdrop for every toy I ever played with as a kid, including the little green army men I had tons of.
>>Plastic army men
Are you touched in the head? Or did you suffer a head wound in battle?
GI Joes and MegaBlok soldiers are superior, because you don't need to have any trash tier soldiers unless you want to pose them like this
I think my mom just wouldn't buy me any. She probably thought they were either too violent or too crappy for me to play with. I had a lot of JP dinosaurs and Lego instead, so I was fine with it.
See, the reason why army men are great is because of their quantity. If you have ONLY one as a toy, it's not very interesting, but if you've got 3, 5, 10, etc, you get bigger and bigger scenes. Hell, you can set up stories in a few moments because they're pre-posed. It's one of the few times statues are acceptable.
I literally have thousands of GI Joes, so quantity has nothing to do with my like of army men.
Or rather, i like even smaller ones.
The only part you're right about is that you can do bigger scenes. I love Micro Machine sized army men the most because you can do a lot of diorama pieces easily in that scale and find compatible stuff for them.
Also, there's far fewer worthless poses in this scale as well.
Anyone remember or know about those gray, brown and green army men that are about 1/4th of an inch tall?
I really loved these, since they had more detail than most modern green army men do. I got them at Target in the late 80s or early 90s, back when they had a cheap aisle with bags of plastic army men and robots.
I might still have that MM set, I had so many back in the day but then the line died and now most of my playsets are gone, lost in transit or to accidents.
Not sure where you're coming from with 'poorfag'. 'Lazyfag', perhaps, because you get a mass of preposed soldiers all ready and waiting to do their thing on the playfield.
And yeah, you're right in loving the Micro Machine soldiers. I miss when we were miniaturizing everything, then people went safety-first on toys and that went out the fucking window.
>army men are great is because of their quantity.
Screams poorfag to me
>people went safety-first on toys and that went out the fucking window.
When did this ever happen? Those "safety-first" rules had been in place way before Galoob started making Micro Machnes.
AFAIK, they stopped making Micro Machines because of the general disinterest in tiny cars and other minis.
So no one knows about those brown, gray, and green soldiers that were about 1/4" of an inch tall? Only a bit taller than Micro Machine soldiers, but way more detailed. Sold in Targets in the late 80s or early 90s.
They could be the same ones, since most colored plastic army men have shared the same molds for decades.
Are they WW2 figures? Rifle men, mostly, with handgun guys? All basically the same no matter what color they are, with the rifle men looking like they're wearing those WW2 early British helmets. All sorts of action poses, but fewer of the worthless waving guys you usually see.
holy crap, yes!
It's amazing that they look so fucking detailed, better than most green plastic army men sold in bags today.
Practically all of mine were lost on a hill on the side of my parents house and they're gone forever, ever since they remodeled the place and took out most of the hill to put a retaining wall.
forgot the important thing: WHO MAKES THEM?!
Quantity is a feature though. I was referring to how a SINGLE green army man's just that one green army man, but a 3 man squad(hopefully of unique molds) gives you more options. I can see what you're trying to say, but that's not what I was talking about at all. Price was never a factor of what I said, you're putting words in that I didn't say nor tried to imply.