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Discussion in 'WWII Activities and Hobbies' started by KJ Jr, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    My son has recently become obsessed with World War II vehicles (perhaps with a nudge from myself ;)). The latest craze for the youth of America is YouTube videos where children watch other kids play with toys. I really don't understand it but it is what it is. One of these channels is dedicated to WWII toy. He loves it and now wants, in his own words, "A Sherman tank, a T-34 and a KV-1." As his birthday is soon approaching this summer I have enthusiastically decided to approve his request. I jumped on Amazon to price some items and found this gem as I was searching:

    https://www.amazon.com/124-Military...=1523220214&sr=8-1&keywords=world+war+2+tanks

    What doesn't belong...?

    (Disclaimer: try not to be as irked as I was when you read the description of the play set)
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Namu amida butsu.
     
  3. JJWilson

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    It looked to me like the toy soldiers were WW2 Era U.S Regulars, German Afrika Korps, British Commonwealth, and Japanese soldiers. The Jets and tanks obviously don't correlate wit the soldiers at all. The Tanks seem made up to me, and the only recognizable aircraft looked like either F-15's or Mig-29's F-14 Tomcat's or F-16's. Did he specify what T-34 he wanted? (T-34-76, or T-34-85)
     
  4. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Na...hes only 5...lol. He got the names from the program he was watching. I found the German bag pipers in the original photo juxtaposed with the German flag hilarious. Its just pure laziness. My favorite is the description of the set.
     
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    I was watching WW2 related programs at about the same age, maybe he'll carry on the interest hopefully. Yes the toys of today are wonderful examples of cheap plastic made in China.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The mix of the WWII era infantry and the modern ground + air vehicles is the first thing that stuck out to me, but quite common when it comes to plastic army men. It's petty clear the photographer of the product grouped the troops together and threw whatever flag was closest in with that group of soldiers. I did ejoy seeing the Third Reich pipers.

    On a sidenote, once you've seen a few, almost all plastic army men come in the very same poses. No matter what kit you buy them in, no matter the quality, you'll see the very same soldiers in the same poses over and over.
     
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    Cheap rip offs of the old Matchbox figures.
     
  8. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Your absolutely right. I spent a good hour last night surfing the net. Same poses. The only difference I noticed was the helmet and covers. Also lots of dead German poses.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I love what looks to be an apc with the words TANK written on the side.
     
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    Nothing plastic from China that my grandkids or dogs could put in their mouth.

    Be safe.

    KTK
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large Patron  

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    It's an AAV-7 and I don't think the British use them.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hey, we can write reviews!
     
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    Nice, we will wait it)
     

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