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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, February 15, 2016

S is for Small Soldiers

As Galoob faltered and Hasbro hung around waiting to pounce, other toy companies had a punt with mirco-play sets, with limited success it must be said, Bluebird here in the UK did a Batman range, Playmates had a go and Mattel seem to have talked to Galoob at one point, while Kenner tried their had with a movie tie-in...Small Soldiers, itself a Toy Story clone!

What can I say? One vehicle to Galoob's three or more, two figures where Galoob whould have had half a dozen (if they went with one vehicle), it's a not very appertising toy for a not very successful movie...it didn't last long!

The figures seem to appear in different versions, so the initial production-run must have been quite big (look what that did to DK over the 4th Star Wars film!) and can be found with no base, a flat base or a lipped, marked base and decorated with various paint jobs.

Box Ticked!

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