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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

Should I give up? Keep waiting?

What do you think? Should I just ask for my money back? :)

Dan
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YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 8:09 p.m. PST

I had two or three sets of those. Loved them.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

Would I give them a little bit more time? :)

Are those tiny (smaller than HO scale?) comic book soldier figures available anywhere these days from some other source?

I remember that the Cowboys and Indians sets had riders with little studs on the inside of the ankles, that would fit into holes in the saddle of their hollow little plastic horses.

Dan

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 8:46 p.m. PST

Well at least they don't take as long to reach you by mail as sea monkeys do.

Kevin

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Mar 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

I had yellow ones with axes…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

Yellow sea monkeys with axes?

That must have been quite a sight!

Dan

nsolomon9926 Mar 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

Ahhh yes! I remember those Ads. Probably 50+ years for me. Dont remember where I read them. Very inspiring they were, with clearly superior Romans in shiny armour and advancing against their opponents.

Of course at that time I didn't then understand that Roman infantry mostly DIDN'T fight in loose, open order, with Legionaries interspersed with longbow equipped archers in the same armour and with war chariots driving forward amongst them but hey, it was inspiring to a 9 or 10 year old.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member26 Mar 2018 10:14 p.m. PST

Dan-
Quick… file a claim with pay pal before you run out of time. At 45 years, you are still just within the grace period. Either way, you should give them a negative feedback.

thebigE26 Mar 2018 10:26 p.m. PST

Man, that takes me back. I remember the Romans as being flats and larger than HO. Yellow and blue.

Had the Cowboys and Indians, the Knights, ACW and AWR sets that were all around HO. Forts and Castles.

The Giant article on PSR is a march down memory lane:

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Chuckaroobob26 Mar 2018 11:04 p.m. PST

I paid for some figs at Origins '89 or '90, whichever year it was in Atanta. I'm still waiting too.

nickinsomerset26 Mar 2018 11:35 p.m. PST

Still waiting for an order of bocage from the Last Valley made in 2003,

Tally Ho!

Jim Selzer26 Mar 2018 11:49 p.m. PST

I am awaiting some figures I bought from a soldier heading off to desert storm I do hope he survived

roving bandit27 Mar 2018 1:45 a.m. PST

Never had those Comic book sets. But I did buy these HaT tribute sets.

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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 3:33 a.m. PST

I agree with "The bigE" they were flat & about 1-2 inches tall (but heck my memory is crap), They came with a catapult I think that actually threw plastic "rocks" that were 2 piece round balls,

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

Wow, did HaT really do those sets? I love it.

Zulu, like the article I posted up top explained, they weren't all the same size figures. Some people who ordered the 200 or so figure deals got these little 15-20mm plastic 3-D guys. That's what my Cowboys and Indians were like at least.
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Dan
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These might be them:
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Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

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Good old stuff!

I always wanted the submarine:

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Ceterman Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 6:02 a.m. PST

Dan,
Obviously, you didn't RUSH your coupon enough…

Centurio Prime27 Mar 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

Is it too late to open a PayPal dispute?

CorroPredo27 Mar 2018 6:50 a.m. PST

Yes, but did anyone ever order the submarine?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 8:48 a.m. PST

Wow, the longest I've had to wait for a Kickstarter project is 3 years, and some folks get bent out of shape if they have to wait a few months!

Chris Wimbrow27 Mar 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

I got a couple of the naval sets and wish I still had 'em now. But even back then I knew the submarine would be total crap.

Puster Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

Why hurry? Its probably worth the wait. Patience is a virtue…

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Mar 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

I remember those advertisements from my boyhood, but never asked my parents for a set.

I wanted to look at things, not images, before I bought. Now I'm not sure if I came up with that myself then, or if I internalized something my parents said. Either way, I still prefer to buy from shelves, not pictures.

John Leahy27 Mar 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

I think my Rev War troops were red and blue. i also had the Romans. I would play in the back yard all day with them. These were awesome. Then along came Airfix!

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

Painful memories. The "footlocker" of WWII troops storming my pretend beaches only to find out there are 2 different versions of "footlocker".

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 12:09 p.m. PST

Those links are awesome! I had both the Fighting Ships and Tank Traps games, but as a young boy could never quite figure the rules out. I agree with some of the thought on the page that they seemed larger than life in the ads, but when they arrived it was a bit underwhelming.

goragrad27 Mar 2018 2:05 p.m. PST

You might find some on ebay – prices are quite a bit higher.

The cavalry were about 20mm so used those with the airfix figures.

Infantry were a bit larger.

Zephyr127 Mar 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

" the submarine:"

I've only ever seen 1 picture of that on the internet.

(reminder to self: Must.. sculpt.. sea.. monkeys…)

Ashokmarine27 Mar 2018 4:44 p.m. PST

I still have my Rev war figs but I am waiting on the civil war toys..

custosarmorum Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 5:48 p.m. PST

I had those Lucky Romans along with several other sets… as I recall the Romans were about 1.5" tall. Fond memories!

roving bandit27 Mar 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

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Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Wow! That Street Gang set is a real hoot!

roving bandit27 Mar 2018 7:54 p.m. PST

My favorite bit is the Revolutionary War guy using the flipped car for cover.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2018 3:05 a.m. PST

OMG. You are so right! Too funny.

Dan

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

Almost a shame the street gang one was a parody. Check it out along with one for "Sea-Baboons"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2018 7:07 a.m. PST

What the … Sea baboons? Lol

Dan
PS. I love the fine print at bottom.

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Legion 428 Mar 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

I remember many of those sets in the back of the comic books fondly. I did order some Sea Monkeys. But sadly they did not survive long .. frown However, I did not commit sea monkey-cide. They just died … frown

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Lost my sea monkeys in the algae.

I bought a game about storming a castle from a similar add. There was a plastic board, kinda like a plastic bag material, that you could dampen and spread out. A few knights that stood in specific positions on the castle, and two armies that looked kinda Greek / Roman (one yellow, one red) that attacked from either side. A little ram for busting the door down, and a catapult that you would make breaches with. I loved that thing. I used to wish that going through stuff at my parents' house would turn these up. But I'm 53 now, and they've downsized, so it won't happen.

I tried to paint a few using Testor's model paint. They flaked a bit. :)

Oh, yeah, Gold Crown from your second link.

andy

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Mar 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

Oh, man. My street gangs don't have a guy throwing a trash can. Gotta fix that.

Also, my porch stoop observer is executing a slightly more "dynamic" gesture.

Passepartout Inactive Member30 Mar 2018 8:39 a.m. PST

I sent them cash and did get them. They were flats in hard plastic about 40mm tall. Half the army in blue and half in yellow. I still remember a few were broken when I got them.

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