Friday, December 09, 2011

Cap'n Bob Might Want These

Army Men: Technically not all these guys are Army men, some are Soldiers and Marines. And they're true to the original Vietnam era Louis Marx & Co. toys you grew up with... with a couple differences. Their heads have been substituted for a Jack Skull and these ones are solid Sterling Silver. They'll capture the imagination and rekindle that urge to play. A drop of crazy glue on the base and you can keep your own security force perched atop your monitor and looking over your shoulder.

More photos (and prices) at the link.


Michael E. Stamm said...


All night they marched, the infantrymen under pack,
But the hands gripping the rifles were naked bone
And the hollow pits of the eyes stared, vacant and black,
When the moonlight shone.

The gas mask lay like a blot on the empty chest,
The slanting helmets were spattered with rust and mold,
But they burrowed the hill for the machine-gun nest
As they had of old.

And the guns rolled, and the tanks, but there was no sound,
Never the gasp or rustle of living men
Where the skeletons strung their wire on disputed ground ...
I knew them, then.

"It's eighteen years," I cried. "You must come no more.
"We know your names. We know that you are the dead.
Must you march forever from France and the last, blind war?"
"Fool! From the next!" they said.

--Stephen Vincent Benet

Cap'n Bob said...

This is not a Marx figure.It was made by Tim-Mee Toys and has been in production since the '70s, now being released from Hong Kong. Putting the skull on top isn't a bad idea, though.