Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Army Men Samurai
In retrospect, I really have to wonder what took so long for this idea to surface - taking the green plastic Army Men concept and translating it to other cultures. This capsule ball series has 10 different figures, including a wash woman spectator, a local government official (like a policeman), a peasant spectator, and then paired samurai. One of the pair is attacking, and the other has been slashed. 2" tall, 200 yen ($1.60 USD) each.
The plus side of the U.S. Army Men figures was that you got a huge bucket full of them for a few dollars. The green samurai figures are one for $1.80. Not quite the same level of a bargain.