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Military Playsets at Dollar Tree

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‘Fit the box' scale. The pictured pack has a sedan and a ICBM truck being the same length…


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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian writes:

It's becoming difficult to find military vehicles in the toy cars section lately, but there's a new arrival at the Dollar Tree chain in the U.S.:

Military Playset

The range is named Military Playset, and each pack contains two toys for the $1 USD price. Made in China, they are imported by Greenbrier International in the U.S., and DTSC Imports in Canada.

Military Playset toys

I've spotted three packs in the series so far, comprising six models, in 'whatever fits the packaging' scale.

Military Playset boat

The boat is entirely plastic, with no crew figures and no moveable parts. For gaming purposes, you would either need to cut the bottom hull off or base it on a 'watery' base. There's a seat in front of an instrument/radar panel, and various stuff on deck but no obvious weapons. The seat is 4mm square, to give you an idea of scale.

Military Playset car

The 'army car' has a diecast green metal upper, with transparent plastic (windows), white plastic (interior), and black plastic (bottom/bumpers), plus wheels (plastic with prominent seam). No driver, no steering wheel. The metal top part clips into the bottom plastic part.

Military Playset tank

The tank has a diecast metal upper hull, black plastic lower hull, green translucent plastic turret (no bottom), with toy wheels hidden between the treads. Turret rotates; gun does not elevate. Riveted body.

Military Playset AA gun

The self-propelled anti-aircraft gun has the same hull as the tank – right down to the decals – the only difference being the turret. Guns elevate in unison; turret rotates.

Military Playset missile launcher

The rocket launcher truck has a diecast metal cab, green plastic rear hull and rocket, clear plastic windows and lights, black plastic lower hull, and plastic wheels. Held together by screws. Rocket rotates and elevates. (Rocket is one piece with launching rails.)

Military Playset tank

Lastly, there's a tank – no, really, just a tank. Could work as an objective or hazard.