RECRUITING TOYS

#4
The following exchange from the comment section of the BBC webpage has made my day:

If the figures are to be representative of the armed forces, will there be medics, caterers, stores and paymaster people? With the numbers of women in the frontline, will there be Action Women?
Donovan Harvey, Manchester, UK

"Will there be medics, caterers, stores and paymaster people?" Boys want to play Cowboys and Indians or war games, not caterers and shelf stackers. Representative - when does it stop? When you have a figure for every height, creed, religious and sexual belief of everybody in the armed forces? Get over it, it's a toy.
Turley D, London
 
#5
Yup. Spent many an hour playing with these. :wink:
 
#6
Maybe 'Action Chav' could be launched to redress the balance?, a matching 'Pregnant Tracy' (father figure not included) would be an ideal match.
 
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still21inmymind said:
Maybe 'Action Chav' could be launched to redress the balance?, a matching 'Pregnant Tracy' (father figure not included) would be an ideal match.
..followed by a range of 'Action Social-worker'

Or is that an oxmoron?
 
#8
maybe the could use some of the bill oddie ideas.
strangely the royal marine does'nt appear to come with any articles of female clothing :twisted:
 
#11
I'll get some for my son/daughter.
When I ......er....have a child that is.

Two of everything actually, one to play with, one to go in the attic unopened.
Not that they'll be worth anything, as everyone will do it.
 
#12
The 3 PARA Mor Pl dolls should tick a few of the PC boxes
 
#13
OK own up:

"Young men need assertive, physically elite role models, and if they don't find one at home then they should be able to find them in toys and television. I am 23 and will probably buy a few of these to add to my stockpile of violent cartoons for my future sons - so they can grow up with strong, positive role models around them, and not fluffy, trans-sexual Teletubbies. "
 
#14
Strange one this. My brother was mad about 'action man' and all things military while I was not. When he left school he joined British rail as a clerk....... while I wend on to driving tanks at the age of 17!
As an aside the MOD does have a money making side in the form of the DPA. I have to pay royalties on my regimental stuff, just seems that they are cutting out the middle man.
As to the 'objectors' at the BBC..... Get a life!!
 
#15
"The new figures carry accurate equipment". lmao at this!!!

So the SA80 falls apart just like the real thing!
Do the combats fall apart ten minutes after issue as well?
 
#16
Blogg said:
OK own up:

"Young men need assertive, physically elite role models, and if they don't find one at home then they should be able to find them in toys and television. I am 23 and will probably buy a few of these to add to my stockpile of violent cartoons for my future sons - so they can grow up with strong, positive role models around them, and not fluffy, trans-sexual Teletubbies. "
That got a giggle from me :D
 
#17
brighton hippy said:
maybe the could use some of the bill oddie ideas.
strangely the royal marine does'nt appear to come with any articles of female clothing :twisted:
Who's to say the idea DIDN'T come from the Bill Oddie thread???

Who do we sue? Just send the cheque to Arrsebrotel MoD
 
#18
Can they do a crab version come with a cup of tea in one hand? Still getting my daughter these - why should boys have all the fun??? Think of all the toys girls get lumbered with - nothing fun just aisles of pink, with frills.
 
#20
Why not? Better than the bright orange bo.llocks action man tends to sport. This way, they're displaying the British soldier in a good light, and that's a good thing. People who don't like the idea of the MoD reaching out to the younger generations can leave the toys on the shelves... Good for the MoD!
 
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