by Nathan Stout (of AccordingToWhim.com)
Today’s (first of a few that will run one-a-week) post is all about our favorite childhood toy: Army Men! I got stuck on this Army Men kick lately and it drove me to these mad lengths!
In these posts I will cover all the different Army Men I could find at retail. There have been tons of different molds used throughout the years and at this point I decided it would be too crazy to try to find them all so I decided to focus on what’s available right at the moment at retail.
Today’s: Army Men are those green and tan mutants from Ja-Ru brought to you Walmart. You know Walmart means SUPER QUALITY… I kid, I kid. What do you expect for a buck? For that hard-earned dollar you get a bag of tan or green (your choice) time-traveling freaks.
You get 48 (we got 49! OMG). That comes out to about 2 cents each.
Coming from the world of CCGs I am always on the look out for rares, uncommons, and commons and in this batch I got 2 rares! This running goof and his grenade hurling guy. Wow, they must be worth… .0248755 cents each!
This guy is some sort of alien! He is so thin and tall, possibly the poorest sculpt I have ever seen (so far). He is so thin you will think this photo is squished… but it’s not!
Ok, there was the first batch. I will give Ja-Ru props for making the guys out of a harder material than the floppy goo most Army Men are made of.
My rating system will be 1 out of 5 (with 1 being worst).
Quality of Sculpt: 2
Material Quality: 3