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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian19 Jan 2019 11:49 a.m. PST

Does anyone remember the maker of the Army vs. Giant Bugs sets from the early 60's (think Beetles the size of Marx Army men tanks)? IIRC these were in blue plastic. Different poses from classic Marx WW-II but not Vietnam era with M16s.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

Nope, but I do remember the movie "Them".

A great flick for this sort of thing.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2019 6:43 p.m. PST

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That was Hamiltons Invaders. But I do similar stuff on my blog all the time.

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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2019 7:30 p.m. PST

Yeah, Hamilton's Invaders. The vehicle drivers were white and in a seated pose, and the army men were blue. You pulled a string that came out the anal pore of the giant insect, and when you let go, it would waddle up to the soldier it was attacking. In theory, contact with the soldier would make it close its pincers, but that didn't actually work.

I never found out how who Hamilton was.

Legion 421 Jan 2019 3:14 p.m. PST

I had that Horrible Hamilton set waaay back when ! Loved it !

Coelacanth193822 Jan 2019 6:37 p.m. PST

I had a Horrible Hamilton Playset. It was my favorite thing when I was a kid. I wish I had one mint in the box right now. I saw one going for a grand on eBay.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2019 6:10 p.m. PST

THANKS! That 'Tank' confirms the set I was looking for

Stoppage24 Jan 2019 4:56 a.m. PST

The lime green one is H R Puffinstuff.

The yellow one with the conical hat is Witchie-Poo

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