Army guys for peace and tranquility

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/01/14/army-guys-for-peace-and-tranquility.html

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I’ll take these instead…

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These are glorious

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These immediately put me in mind of Earth First Battalion; but, then, I am a cynical old curmudgeon.

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Obligatory re-post;

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These are a cute novelty, but a more toy-like peaceful alternative might be like an army corps of engineers-type set, or UN peacekeepers. Figures carrying sandbags, digging holes, hauling water, fixing jeeps, with a medic kit, etc…

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For some reason that reminds me of the Trials of Billy Jack…

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I’m impressed that the creator managed to keep it going for the full song!

Is it tragic that I recognised the packs which most of those figurines came from …

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BMC Toys just introduced a line of Plastic Army Women. I participated in their Kickstarter last year and they delivered before Christmas. Great set of figures, tastefully and artfully done. My daughter got a pink colored set, granddaughter got OD Green and Tan sets. Instructed my girls in the proper way to play with these things - you have the Army force assault your living room (pose them on couch and other furniture) and you defend your territory with a homemade rubber band gun (tape or rubber band a clothespin “trigger” to a 12-15 inch dowel, load a rubber band and shoot). Tons of fun.

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Maybe figures doing online training, or sitting through hours of mandatory briefing, or hanging around in the company area long after 6pm has passed waiting to be told they can go home.

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I ordered two sets of these, won’t be able to post pics because the topic will be closed before they arrive… but I am looking forward to delightful, rainbow Army Zen…

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Wow the “look inside” was quite an eye opener on this one

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