Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Original AJ's Toy Boarders Series 1 & 2

Green army men are simple toy soldiers that are about 5 cm (2 inches) tall and most commonly molded from green or other colored relatively unbreakable plastic. They are sold in plastic bags or buckets, and often include different colors such as green, tan, or gray, to represent opposing sides. They are soldiers typically from World War II era.

For most of us boys, we all remember playing with our green army men. Because they were inexpensive and virtually disposable, they were the main stay in our toy boxes.
They encourage a variety of creative types of play, because they can be set up in so many different ways. I remember burning them with candles to recreate the effect of a platoon caught in a  flamethrower ambush!

So how do you do a modern twist to these evergreen army men? 
Look no further than AJ's Toy Boarders
These are basically army men doing less violence activities like SKATING!
A really cool idea.
In the pipeline, there will also be snow boarders, BMX and surfers in all plastic glory!

The packaging is typical of how army men were packaged.
The skaters come in plastic bags and we have already seen 2 series of skaters produced.

There are 24 skaters in each pack with 8 distinct pose and skating style.
In series 1, we get:
1) Pushing 
2) Nose Grab
3) Smith
4) Cruishing 1
5) Cruishing 2
6) Manual
7) Tail Grab
8) Ollie

For these type of figures, there is nothing much to comment on the sculpting as these are original designs. 
The only thing I can comment is the concept and I think it is a very smart and cool concept. I always love toys of old given a cool modern twist. 

Series 1

Nose Grab


Cruising 1
Cruising 2


Tail Grab

In series 2, we get:
1) Bomber
2) Front Lipslide
3) Girl Cruising
4) Filmer
5) Backside Boardslide
6) Switch
7) 50/50
8) Tailgrab

Series 2


Front Lipslide

Girl Cruising

Backside Boardslide



Overall, I think these figures are downright cool. They will appeal to toy collectors and skaters. They are inexpensive and will make perfect christmas gifts to your toy collectors or skaters friends.
Heck! You can even play with these skaters with your green army men. 
Get your skaters @ AJ's Toy Boarders!


cosmicbaby said...

damn you!!! u just made me spend $30!!! :)

chrismandesign said...

these are the funny ones !!!... as many fellow collectors i used to play with the plastic soldiers (of my brother, since i didn’t have my own)... they put the plastic, we put the imagination, in the end, great toys !!! =)

Little Plastic Man said...

@cosmicbaby - u need so many skaters??
Great toys chrismandesign

Jcee said...

These are pretty cool!

I just got a pack of each too haha

Thanks for the review man!

Anonymous said...

They just came out with Snowboarders too


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