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 Post subject: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:38 pm 
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I am a big fan of plastic army men ever since my childhood when I used to have huge backyard battles with my buddy. I still have a bin full of those childhood soldiers, and many have survived intact. Now that I'm older and working, Ive gained a massive interest in vintage army men from the decades before I was born. The 50's through the 70's were great times for green plastic soldiers, and the molds were fantastic. Ebay is a great source for vintage plastic soldiers, but my best finds are from the thrift stores in my area. The companies I mainly try to collect are Marx and Tim Mee, but there are other amazing manufacturers as well. Not only are there great plastic army men figures, but there are also awesome cowboys/indians, space, and fantasy figures. I hope you guys enjoy the pics as much as I enjoy collecting them!
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:42 pm 
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Ill start off with photos of my Entire collection so far.
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:11 pm 
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I will post more detailed pics of different manufacturers and genre's later. Enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:42 am 
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I remember having some of these as a kid but, man, I had no idea they were available in so many different colors.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:19 am 
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I had a bunch of those pop-apart cowboys and Indians (and a handful of Revolutionary war soldiers, too) that I remember getting from Woolworth waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the day. Also had a few bags of those generic sci-fi figures (girl with computer, antennae'd Chebacca-wannabe), too.

def, are you checking out the newer stuff?... I know that Walmart is carrying a few $5 tubes of figures like these - soldiers vs zombies, pirates vs ninjas, etc. - and that there are some being offered by Accoutrements/Archie McPhee.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:40 am 
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Toys R Us has buckets of these as well.

I've seen Army, Cowboys, Romans, and SciFi but they may've had others that I'm not remembering.

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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:19 am 
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Ive seen the soldiers at TRU, the army ones are super generic, but I have not seen the soldiers vs. Zombies, etc... sets at WM


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:27 am 
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Here's What I got From ToysoldiersHQ for my anniversary yesterday!
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Marx Bandit w/ loot
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Marx Miners/trappers
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Tim Mee Pilot
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Tim Mee Sailor w/ AA ammo
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Marx Merryman
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Tim Mee Series 2
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Marx 1st Series GI w/ Radio
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Marx Russian Soldier (Shot) Recast
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And the Marx Series 2 Medical Team Stretchers. (I already had the bearers and wounded)
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 Post subject: Re: Vintage Plastic Army Men/Cowboys/space figures and more
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:29 am 
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And here is my complete Marx Medical Team Collection!
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