Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Army Men (Post 5 of 6)

by Nathan Stout (of AccordingToWhim.com)

Welcome to the next part of my look at Army Men! Today's pick is Toys R Us brand True Heroes Military Forces.


There are 72 pieces in the set but only 54 are Army Men.



At 12.99 that comes out to 18 cents per piece.

Toys R Us has these guys on sale from time to time for 'buy one get one 1/2 off'. That's what I got when I bought my samples. I also got the pirate set. It comes with skeleton pirates!

 

There is something about these guys that doesn't sit well with my mind.... hum...


Here is the only casualty, Private Doofy. He seems to have melted or something.


You get a couple of tanks, rocks, a helicopter too (nothing matches scale-wise).


You get these fortifications and that cool barbwire fence too. These are great!


Here are the tanks. These guys look just the old ones I remember from back in the day.



Ah ha! Here were go. This is what is not sitting well with my mind. These guys 'look' like the original molds but they are in fact different sculpts made to look like the old ones. Here is the Tim Mee Toys version next to the True Heroes version.


True Heroes on the left, Tim Mee Toys on the right.


You can see that the True Heroes guy doesn't have the belt packs.


That machine gun must be really hard to hold in mid-air. True Heroes truly are... Heroes!
 
It is nice to see Toys R Us selling some good old Army Men. Although they are not the original molds I remember from my childhood they are pretty good. When you get them for 1/2 price (when you get them with the buy 1 get 1 free) it's a pretty good deal.
 
My nephew in-law played with them (along with the Pirates) a couple of weeks ago during Easter and he loved them. That's what it is all about!
 

My rating system: 1 out of 5 (with 1 being worst).

Price: 2
Quality of Sculpt: 3
Material Quality: 4

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