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The History of Army Toys

Whether your child is learning about the army or just has an interest in the wars of the past, army toys are an excellent choice for fun play. These inexpensive plastic toys are perfect for sandbox play or simple wargames. The soldiers are made of sturdy, durable plastic. Some of them even come with water-resistant features.

Which army toys your child will enjoy will depend on their age, and you can read the labels of the army toys to determine the best ones for your child. It is important that the toys be well-made, as your child is likely to get their toys dirty while playing outdoors in the mud. The most durable army toys are made to withstand a fair amount of play and will last for years.

Popularity of army toys began declining during the Vietnam War, alongside the unpopularity of the war and the rising price of plastics after the 1973 oil crisis. By the late 1970s, many plastic soldier manufacturers in Europe and the US had shut down. Today, most army men are made cheaply in China. They do not have the elaborate playset accessories of the original Marx playsets, and they are typically smaller than 2.5 cm (1 inch). In addition, many of them are imitations of other brands, including Matchbox and Airfix.

Army Toys have even made it into video games. For example, in the 1970s, the game The Guns of Navarone was released. This game pitted American soldiers against German soldiers. The action game Army Toys has a wide variety of developers. You can choose from a few different versions and find one that suits your child’s interest.


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