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Old 03-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #11
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Remember the ones with the plastic parachutes? My friends and i took turns winding the chute around dude, chunking him up toward the sun, and watching to see where the lil dude landed.

I will say though, that i would've expected some crap over army figures on cupcakes in a public school in this day and time.
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Remember the ones with the plastic parachutes? My friends and i took turns winding the chute around dude, chunking him up toward the sun, and watching to see where the lil dude landed.
I remember tieing them to balloons, letting them fly and then shooting the balloons with my air pistol.
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They suck now! All Chinese crap! half of them dont even stand up!
I found a bunch of really old ones at Goodwill. All made in Japan.. 500 for $3.00 Now when my nephews come over they have something to play with.
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i had a bunch of those too. took longer to set up the battle field than it did to actually play, and knock em over. hehe
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lol @ the glory days of army men collectors in here!!
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It's all a scheme to brainwash America's young that guns are bad so that if they can't ban all guns today, 30'yrs from now all these young people will be anti-gun and they will finally be able to ban them then.
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I will not even get into the details of me and my friends made up combat missions when we were young. Riding through neighborhoods and alleys on our bikes armed to the teeth with plastic guns and hiding in the bushes of houses in our neighborhoods after dark. He'll the police would probably have us in cuffs now. And my only crime ever.... Friggin speeding tickets. Therapists would now have you believe that by letting your kids play cops and robbers or army soldiers, you are somehow turning them into sociopaths. What imbesils.
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Screw the libtards! I bought my grandson a belt fed, fully automatic, tri-pod mounted nerf gun. Then I taught him how to build an emplacement and employ effective fields of fire (he's 5, by the way) in addition to providing cover fire while his A-gunner humps ammo and re-loads. The neighbor kids won't know what hit them. He keeps begging me to buy him a gun and take him to the range.
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Talk about changing times, a local kid was suspended for eating a pop tart into the shape of a gun. A picture of the pop tart was on the news. One had to have a vivid imagination to see the pop tart as a gun. The little green soldiers would get a kid sent to a foster home.
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Mine were red and blue and were revolutionary war soldiers with the tricorn hats and as close to a muzzle loading rifle as they could get in figure 1" tall. Also cannon, and cannoneers.

I think I ordered them out of the back of a comic book, but that was 40+ years ago and I can't remember for sure. I do wish I knew what happened to them though. I think my youngest brother happened to them but am not sure.
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