Monday, July 19, 2010

Soldiers and Romans, Oh My!

I never sent off for anything by mail from a comic-book ad.

I would guess that the Toy Soldiers were pretty much the same army men that most of us played with, and like the ones imitated in the Toy Story movies.

The footlocker-type case was probably made from card stock, wouldn't you imagine?

If you'll read the text for the Roman Armies, you'll see that one set is blue and one is yellow -- 66 of each, I suppose. And while they look pretty bloodthirsty in the illustration, I bet opening the box and finding little yellow and blue injection-molded guys *might* have been a let-down for some.

The ads, while for similar products, list different companies and addresses. That's more evidence that once upon a time, there were a lot more businesses and manufacturers in this great country of ours.

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