Friday, May 7, 2010

Crazy Marx Army Men Poses

Inspired by the blog post The Five Worst Army of All Time [via], I took some snapshots to explain some of this to the fine folks at Metafilter.

If you've read this far, you probably already know this, but below is illustrated one of the great mysteries of my childhood, and I suspect of a few other folks.

I never knew what to do with the guy below. Weird karate dude? What's going on? I didn't have a clue.


Then there was the guy below. At least I could imagine he was flying through the air. I usually ended up hanging on some of the barb wire coils.


The light finally came on when I got the special "Battleground" edition of Plastic Figure and Playset Collector magazine:

Wounded Comrade


  1. Loved this duo as a klid, very dramatic!


  2. that's awesome, I use army men for wargaming :) I did some conversions, some pictures on my blog.


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