The Battle Doesn’t End With Miniature Toy Army Men Sets |

Green toy army men are what most young boys first play with. These youngsters would love to own a set of army toys. The figurines are usually two inches in length and classified as an American icon. Many parents regret the day they have made the decision to present this kind of toys which are sold in a bucket or a large bag to their children as these little toy men are often left scattered when they come home.The tiny toy soldiers have been around since the year 1930 and were originally constructed from metal. To produce more affordable miniature toys, plastic was then used after the Second World War. These toy soldiers have the traditional green color that represents the uniforms of the US Army. Other colors of these miniature toys have come out in the 1960’s to represent the opponents of the US in the Second World War which are in grey and yellow.Most of today’s army men toys are still designed and created with the uniform styles in the World War II. However, sets with modern uniforms and the uniforms in the Vietnam War are also available. In addition, it is ironic that many of these US Army toy soldiers are made by companies outside the United States. Majority of the green army toy men displayed on shelves are manufactured in the facilities of China.Toy soldiers have also appeared popularly in the cinema. One toy soldier appears with the slinky dog and Mr. Potato Head in the interesting movie entitled Toy Story. The first main job of the soldiers in the first Toy Story movie was surveillance on the new toys that have come up for Christmas. In the sequel of the Toy Story, the toy soldiers have returned for a minor role wherein they need to recover the hat of Woody from the toy box and hold the bedroom door open for Buster. In the third Toy Story movie, they were featured prominently.Only three of the original 200 soldiers have remained in the third Toy Story movie. Their appearance was highlighted in the last few days of their life in the room of the boy named Andy. The green army men have once again become popular as they made their appearance in several movies and with the use of YouTube. Amateur filmmakers are able to recreate a number of scenes in the classic battlefield with the affordability of these figurines combined with the many positions available.The store shelves would not run out of these toy army men sets since these are an American classic. They are always an all-time collectible for boys. Hunson retails a 150-piece set and the army men set in Combat Mission has 1,000 pieces.