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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 5:37 a.m. PST

Love the attention to detail on these :

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Be sure to read the "coupon" text! I did, indeed, lol!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 5:56 a.m. PST

Wow! I even started smelling the comic pages!

Tgunner31 Oct 2016 5:59 a.m. PST

Gotta love the throw back to comics too! They had better not be flats!!!

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Yesthatphil Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 6:03 a.m. PST

Excellent thumbs up!

I have my books at the ready …

Phil

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 6:13 a.m. PST

I'd seen this one before, but it also has a nostalgia hit attached :

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Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 6:37 a.m. PST

Oh,now I'm that 11-year old coming across those first boxes of Airfix at the drugstore.

20thmaine, are you licensed to practice all this Regression Therapy?

Texas Jack31 Oct 2016 7:30 a.m. PST

Thatīs fantastic! And kudos to HaT for knowing what would appeal to their American market, very nice work for a Spanish company.

Donīt tell me the Romans from the comics were flats! I am so happy I could never scrounge up two bucks!

Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 8:03 a.m. PST

Oh yeah, they were flats! At least mine were, back in the 1960's…

Waco Joe31 Oct 2016 8:26 a.m. PST

Blue and Yellow flats, I remember them well.

Texas Jack31 Oct 2016 8:32 a.m. PST

Of course nowadays I may be able to appreciate them. Maybe.

Were they all flats? I mean the WWII (with the footlocker!), ACW, and AWI figures.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 8:32 a.m. PST

I got a box of US Navy in the fifties. All hard plastic flats,including the ships,which were the same size as the men.
My vague recollection is that they indeed came in in a cardboard "footlocker".

I don't remember where they came from--probably the Argentia Bay base commissary. I had Golden Books in those days. Wasn't even aware of comics.

Spudeus Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 9:49 a.m. PST

My comicbought AWI guys were 3d, crude but not flats!

Oberlindes Sol LIC31 Oct 2016 10:56 a.m. PST

I had the American Civil War set from a comic book. They were crude 3D, not flats.

The placement of the leader's sword on the HAT box in the first link in the original post is completely unintentional, I'm sure.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 10:57 a.m. PST

20thmaine, are you licensed to practice all this Regression Therapy?

Fully licensed – you can pick up the bill from my secretary as you leave the consultation….

wink

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 11:15 a.m. PST

I'm only five now,thanks to you,so I've got a nickel. Is that enough?

Spudeus Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 11:17 a.m. PST

The placement of the leader's sword on the HAT box in the first link in the original post is completely unintentional, I'm sure.

I know, what's that about. Like that guy just stepped out of the shower and realized, "Shoot! I'm running late for the battle!!"

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member31 Oct 2016 12:34 p.m. PST

I bought a couple of the WWII ones. "Task Force," and another of flats. I always wanted "Tank Trap" ;)

V/R,
Jack

Tgunner31 Oct 2016 1:09 p.m. PST

I had Tank Trap. A great idea, but my tanks had a tendency to blow up on their own. Task Force was a better game in my opinion.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 1:16 p.m. PST

I'm only five now,thanks to you,so I've got a nickel. Is that enough?

We'll put you on our long term payment plan…penny a week for now.

Chris Wimbrow31 Oct 2016 3:09 p.m. PST

I had two or three sets (maybe one duplicate) of the ships pictured at the bottom of this page:

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They were much more fun than the one set of army flats I got suckered into, and actually had game rules.

(We weren't rich, it's just that they ran in the comic books for many years and spread out my whining for another small check.)

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 3:40 p.m. PST

That artwork makes me want to pick those up.

The AWI came as flats and then switched to rounds. I had the Gold Crown games and still have the rules, plastic play sheet and some of the other parts most of the figures are gone.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

'Course,what I really wanted was the spaceship:

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John Leahy31 Oct 2016 4:21 p.m. PST

My AWI were not flats. I had them and the Romans.

Marc at work01 Nov 2016 4:05 a.m. PST

"Thatīs fantastic! And kudos to HaT for knowing what would appeal to their American market, very nice work for a Spanish company."

HaT are very much an American organisation.

These were a nostalgia product and a bit of fun. They also did the Airfix style homage ancient sets.

Sadly, I think (think) they were US market only

4th Cuirassier01 Nov 2016 7:02 a.m. PST

I used to hunger after those as a kid but you couldn't get them in the UK. I would have been crushed if I had done! Flats and 1/72 IIRC! Something about the ad suggested they would be decent 1/32 figgies!

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Nov 2016 2:21 p.m. PST

I sent away for the 100 toy soldiers, WW2 version. Dark green, hard plastic flats. Loved them.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2016 4:11 p.m. PST

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Yeah,now I see the ad, that's what mine was,too. I remember the strange pose on the bazooka guy. IIRC the planes were the the only things not flat.

number410 Dec 2016 6:41 p.m. PST

I had Tank Trap. A great idea, but my tanks had a tendency to blow up on their own.

Nothing wrong with that – we're playing Kursk and you get to be the Germans :)

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