A follow-up to this post which I published only a few weeks before I got this at Plastic Warrior's show in May, and it serves to show not all rack-toys are 99p or a dollar! Both Arco and Larami (among others) had price-positioned lines in 1, 2, 3 and 5 dollars, through the '70's and 80's.
I'm pleased to see that the shortage of poses for the 'enemy' force is as obvious here as it was in my sample, so it's not that my loose example was slewed, rather that Galoob decided to cramp the enemy's style!
The Rainbow Toys tie-in probably has something to do with it, did Galoob buy Rainbow and re-brand to Army Gear, or did Rainbow keep Army Gear going with a rebrand?
The flash has rather hidden the little rubber bases which are in a little compartment down the bottom left of the card, they are also in as short supply as my loose figures but with ten bases for 20 troops, that too was deliberate - sometimes you don't require hindsight to see why a line failed - what were they thinking?
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