I thought that if you declared your love for army men you were going to have a hard time joining them... isn't that ironic?I had some army men when I was a kid, I had cowboys and indians too but when you had a bag of army men and a Mer-Man on the same birthday, there's really no point of comparison...
I only had one bag of green and tan Army Men when I was a kid. I used my bedroom as the battlefield since it was just me playing with them. I agree that today's version just sucks.
I got my first set of army men pretty late in life (around 9), but yeah, back in the day they were the shiznet! Did you have any of the army tanks that came with them, or was that after your time Reis?Oh, and ironically enough; In Vietnam the kids DO play war, and their guns look A LOT more realistic than the US ones lol. Haven't seen any army men here yet, though. Now that I'm curious I might have to go take a look :D
Oni - I once got this set for Christmas that came with a ton of Army men (the 4 main colors; olive, kelly, tan and gray) along with a bunch of jets, tanks, howitzers, barbed wire fences, sandbags, all inside this giant mountain that opened up. It was EPIC!
Reis i remember that very set you are talking about with Oni. It had a large mountain with just tons of army men and extras.Plus i had a really cool outer space set too with these tiny little sliver/gray colored space men and it had this large yellow colored UFO with a red plastic almost clear top.
They had sandbags and barb wire? lol, you Americans really do get the better toys, though I think my set did come with some Jets as well (they didn't interest me as much as the tanks, for some reason). I remember one of things I used to do for vehicles was use tranformers in their place (perfect scale for army men). Astro train worked the best btw since he could change into all sorts of things.@ JP - I didn't have the aliens, but another set I was given was a Cowboys and Indians one. Not as great as the army men, but I passed many a saturday morning with them :)
jboy - I think the moutain set was called "Fort Navarone" or something like that.Oni - Yeah, we had all kinds of stuff for our army men. Helicopters, tents, jeeps, stretchers, bunkers. You name it.