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The Reissues


54mm "Vietnam Era" Soldiers
In September of 2011, J. Lloyd International, Inc., who purchased all of the remaining TimMee/Processed Plastic molds during the state liquidation auction in August, 2005, began producing the soldiers for distribution via the Internet through VictoryBuy and Amazon.com. They were released on September 28th. The bagged set with header card included 50 tan and 50 green soldiers in 12 different poses.

Subsequent Releases:
• January 25th, 2013 - Bagged set of 100 Gray vs. Red soldiers
• January 25th, 2013 - Bagged set of 100 PINK Soldiers
• December 25th, 2013 - Bagged set of 96 Black vs Blue Soldiers
• November 11th, 2014 - Bagged set of 96 Green vs. Green Soldiers
• April 12th, 2017 - Bagged set of 96 Cyan Blue & Rust Brown Soldiers



Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International, Inc.
Item numbers: 6118, 6119, 6120, 16128, 6125, 6124

Production: 2011 - present
Scale: 54mm
Colors: army green, desert tan, red, grey, pink,
blue, black, lime green, medium green,
   cyan blue, rust brown.


In Review: The New Colors of TimMee


Battle Mountain
October 30, 2012 - A reissue the Battle Mountain was released. It is cast in medium gray and measured 14 inches wide, 5½ inches deep, and 15 inches tall. The original mountain also served as the main accessory for several non-military playsets including Star Battle, Dinosaur Mountain and Jungle Playset.


Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International, Inc.
Item number: 70295

Production: 2012 - present
Dimensions:
6" D x 14" W x 15" H
Scale: 54mm
Colors: medium gray


M48 Patton Tank
March 21 2013 - A reissue of the classic M48 Patton Tank was released in a 3 piece bagged set with header card. They are cast in a deep army green. These are the later "skid" version of the tank in which the wheels were molded directly into the tracks.


Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International, Inc.
Item numbers: 07191

Production: 2013 - present
Dimensions:
6¼" L x 4½" W x 2½" H
Scale: 1:48
Colors: Army green


Sea King Rescue 'Copter
November 10, 2013 - A reissue of the Army Rescue Copter (open-door version) in army green and also introduced a new color (desert tan) were released. Each helicopter includes 24 soldiers and assembly instructions.


Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International, Inc.
Item numbers: 7590 / 7591

Production: 2013 - present
Dimensions:
9" L x 3¾" W x 3¼" H (excluding blades)
Scale: 1:35
Colors: army green, desert tan


Rescue Copter Review


 Hercules AC-130 Gunship
April 16, 2013 - A reissue of the Hercules AC-130  Gunship was released after an eight year absence from the market. The gunship is cast in a deep army green with silver-gray armament. It includes a reissued M48 Patton tank, 24 Vietnam Era soldiers, flag with stand, decal sheet and assembly instructions. A second production run was released in November, 2014 and includes an NOS Scout vehicle in place of the Patton tank. 

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Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International, Inc.
Item number: 62750

Production: 2013 - present
Dimensions:
24½" L x 26½" W x 10" H
Scale: 1:48
Colors: army green


AC-130 Quick Review

Battle Mountain Playset
November 16, 2014 - A reissue of the Battle Mountain Playset was released. The set includes the reissued battle mountain, 50 army green and 74 desert tan soldiers, desert tan rescue helicopter and an NOS army green scout car.

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Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International Inc.
Item number: 48595

Production: 2014 - present
Scale: Various
Colors: army green, desert tan, gray

Battle Mountain Playset Review 

Combat Patrol
June 11, 2015 - A reissue of the Willys MB Jeep and anti-tank gun in Army green was released. The Combat Patrol set includes 2 Jeeps Willys MB Jeeps and two anti-tank guns molded in army green. It also includes a sticker sheet that includes white stars, serial numbers and a TimMee logo. 


Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International Inc.
Item number: 28351

Production: 2015
Dimensions: Jeep: 5½" L x " W x 2" H • Gun:  " L x 2¾" W x 1¾" H
Scale: 1:24
Color: army green


Combat Patrol Review

M48 Patton Tank
June 11, 2015 - A reissue of the M48 Patton tank was released in desert tan. The Tank Command: Desert Division 3 piece set includes a sticker sheet that includes white stars, serial numbers and a TimMee logo.


Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International Inc.
Item number: 7192

Production: 2015 
Dimensions: 6¼" L x 4½" W x 2½" H
Scale: 1:48
Color: desert tan


Desert Division Review

Bucket of Army Men
November, 2015 - A reissue of the classic Bucket of Army Men was released. The set includes a Danger Mountain (cast in the same medium gray as the Battle Mountain), an Olive Green Tank, 2 Tan Jets (F-15 & F-18), 24 Olive Green Soldiers, 24 Tan Soldiers, 2 Flags and a new sticker sheet loaded with classic Tim Mee art. 

  
Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International Inc.
Item number: 

Production: 2015 
Dimensions: 
Scale: 1:48
Color: Olive green, desert tan, gray


TimMee Stars and Stickers Sheets
November, 2015 - Dress up your old or new Plastic Army Vehicles with these STARS and SERIALS Stickers. The classic white stars and green serial number stickers were standard on Tim Mee Tanks, Armored Cars and Jeeps for decades until they were discontinued some time back in the 90's. These sticker sheets were created for the Tim Mee reissued vehicles, but are very close to the size and style of the originals. The numbers on the serial number stickers have been changed from the originals so collectors will be able to easily tell the difference. Each sheet measures 2 inches square and has 3 white stars that measure about 1/2 inch diameter, 3 different serial numbers with olive green backgrounds and white lettering, 4 newly designed mini white stars that measure about 1/4 inch diameter, and one very small Tim Mee logo sticker. Very nice quality stickers that are printed in the USA.

Tim Mee Stars and Serials Stickers
• 30 1 inch Serial Number Stickers
• 30 Half Inch Star Stickers
• 40 Quarter Inch Star Stickers
• Packaging: White Cardstock Mailer


Combat Patrol
May, 2016 - The TimMee Willys Jeep and anti-tank gun are available for the first time in desert tan in this 4 piece set that includes 2 vehicles and 2 guns. They feature smooth rolling wheels with metal axles, measure nearly 10 inches long when hitched together, and are approximately 1:24 scale. Made from slightly stiff tan color HDPE plastic with lots of crisp detail and very little flashing. The set includes a sticker sheet with white stars, TimMee logo and serial number stickers.

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Quick Facts
Manufacturer: J. Lloyd International Inc.
Item number: 28352

Production: 2016
Dimensions: Jeep: 5½" L x " W x 2" H • Gun:  " L x 2¾" W x 1¾" H
Scale: 1:24
Color: army green


2016 Rescue 'Copter
September 23, 2016 - This 26 piece set. This 26 piece set includes the Sea King Helicopter and 2 dozen M16 soldiers molded in flexible cyan blue color LDPE plastic with very little flashing. The helicopter is approximately 1:48 scale and the figures are 1:35 scale. A sticker sheet with the new Star & Bars insignias is also included. 

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Cyan Blue vs Rust Brown
April 12th, 2017 - New colors for an American Classic. This bag of 96 Tim Mee PLASTIC ARMY MEN is proudly manufactured in the United States, and includes 48 cyan blue and 48 rust brown troops for maximum play value. There's about 12 different figures and all your old favorites are here, including minesweeper, bazookaman, radio operator, 60mm mortar, light machine gunner, kneeling rifleman, flame thrower, crawling rifleman, prone rifleman, bayonet fighter, and officer with binoculars and handgun. Figures stand up to 2.1 inches tall (52mm) and are approximately 1:35 scale. Made from slightly flexible LDPE plastic with medium detail and very little flashing.



M41 Walker Bulldog
April 21, 2017 - The TimMee Walker Bulldog makes its return in this 13 piece playset that includes 12 S.W.A.T. figures cast in green for the first time. The tank features an elevating barrel, turret that rotates, hatch that opens to reveal a fixed gunner, rolling wheels, and a storage compartment in the back. Made from slightly stiff olive green color HDPE plastic with lots of crisp detail. As an added bonus, a sticker sheet is included with stars, flags and serial numbers.



Quick Facts

Manufacturer:
J. Lloyd International, Inc.
Item number:
Production: 2017
Dimensions: 10¼" L x 6¼" W x 4¾" H (
14" including barrel)
Scale: 1/24
Colors: army green

Stickers: white stars, serial numbers, American flags


52 comments:

Adair said...

It is so good to see these classic TimMee Toy products back in American production. I hope the company will consider reintroducing the classic army truck (with removable canopy)---that seems a natural. The original parent company, Processed Plastics, made a series of large-scale airplanes in the 1960s that were wonderful, including a B-56 Hustler Bomber. Any chance of those reappearing? Do those molds still even exist? My last question is: how did the Chinese get hold of the molds to make their awful versions of the TimMee army men?

TimMee Army said...

The location of the cargo truck mold is unknown. Although some say it was sent to a South American toy company in the early 90s. So, until the mold is found and returned to the states or a replacement is made, we won't see a reissue.

I'm unaware of any plans to reissue the older military aircraft or the whereabouts of those molds.

The Chinese began making their own molds of the Vietnam era soldiers back in the 70s.

Payne Opdyke said...

So they never got the mold for the Marching G.I.?

TimMee Army said...

No. The marching G.I. cavity of the tooling was damaged back in the 80s and never replaced.

Payne Opdyke said...

Are these all the reissues they will do, or are they still finding the old molds?

TimMee Army said...

There are plans for an additional reissue or two down the road using either existing molds or perhaps a new one, if it's feasible.

Jack Knife said...

Can't they just make a new casting tool?

TimMee Army said...

It's not that simple. New tooling is quite expensive. So it wouldn't be cost effective for the company to invest such a large sum of money for a product that's geared for such a small customer base. Therefore, the only way new tooling could see the light of day at this point would be through a crowdfunding campaign.

Lorrie Causey said...

..if the molds were still available, a re-issue of the "U.S. Sailors" would be cool. I don't ever recall seeing them in my youth, but I'd send a bag to all of my old navy buddies for sure...:)....

TimMee Army said...

The mold is available but it's not in good enough shape to produce new figures.

Jack Knife said...

Is the flashing to bad for the sailor mold?

TimMee Army said...

Just an overall deterioration of the individual mold cavities. A test shot in early 2015 confirmed this. However, there were actually two molds for the Air Force figures. The latter being the one that was tested in 2015 as the seated drivers and two other figures were discontinued by the company. So the whereabouts(and condition) of original tooling is unknown.

Jack Knife said...

Well I hope that they find some sort of driver mold, because we really need some one to drive all these new jeeps.

TimMee Army said...

Yeah, definitely need drivers. It's a wonder someone hasn't attempted to recreate some of the TimMee soldiers with a 3D printer. I've seen quite a few war figures produced using that method.

Jack Knife said...

On another note, I remember seeing prototype images when they were re-issuing the bucket of soldiers and in one they had a green raft with a motor. Any chance we'll a re-issue of that?

TimMee Army said...

The raft reissue was scraped indefinitely because the tooling for it also contained two other boat molds and running the tooling for the raft alone wasn't feasible at the time. A future "workaround" is not out of the question, though.

Payne Opdyke said...

that go same for the secret hollow rock also seen in that prototype?

TimMee Army said...

Haven't heard anything about the terrain pieces yet.

rolfe333 said...

Is there a chance of a tan C130 reissue?

TimMee Army said...

It's possible ONLY if the demand is high enough and, therefore, cost effective.

rolfe333 said...

Thanks for the reply. keep up the great work!

Payne Opdyke said...

We need to get demand up for the Walker Bulldog tank to come back into production.

Rolfe A. said...

What ever happened to the molds of the russians or mobile atomic cannon?

TimMee Army said...

The Russian soldier tooling were sent to TimMee's Mexican division decades ago and is presumed to be stored away in some warehouse.

Rolfe A. said...

Could we get them back to the Good Ol USA?

TimMee Army said...

That's wishful thinking.

Jack Knife said...

Any possibility that the staghound car could come back?

J Gross said...

Anybody know where I can find the C-130 and/or the Sea King helo? My son is getting into the army men, and wanted to get him these that I remember in my youth! Driving me nuts looking in every nook and cranny on the internet for these things!

Jack Knife said...

Check out Amazon or Victorybuy, they'll have the C-130 but unfortunately they ran out of the helicopters but hopefully they'll do another production of them.

Rolfe A. said...

Do you know were the mold for the korean era soldiers are?

TimMee Army said...

I've never heard or read anything regarding the whereabouts of that mold.

Rolfe A. said...

Maybe it was destroyed.

Jack Knife said...

So I see the helicopters are getting another run, any idea when they'll be available on Amazon? Also I hear talk about a prop plane and a fighter jet coming in the late fall.

TimMee Army said...

The Copter should be available by the end of next month.

Bobby Moore said...

Enjoy the site. Timmee figures were the first toy soldiers I had. I remember many days having fun playing with them. Timmee soldiers still serve among my TSSD, CTS, Marx, ect. troops. Now my grandson is wanting to play with toy soldiers. He saw one of my Timmee trucks and wanted it, so now I have bought another Timmee truck to give to him for a birthday present.
Any chance we will see a reissue of the Air force figures?
Thanks for the great site.
BOBBYGMOORE (AKA COMBATMEN)

TimMee Army said...

Glad you enjoy the blog. And it's always nice to hear that kids still like toy soldiers given the endless procession of electronic distractions there are in this day and age.

A test run of the remaining Air Force figures was made a while back and it was determined that the molds were too worn to produce marketable figures.

Jack Knife said...

Hypothetically speaking, say someone were to donate a sum of money for the cost of new tooling for the marching GI mold, would J Loyd be willing to go through with it?

TimMee Army said...

There was talk in the past about crowdfunding...specifically for the cargo truck. So far it hasn't amounted to anything.
You have to bear in mind that the TimMee Toys/Processed Plastic companies were all about CREATING toys. No crowdfunding campaigns required. No oil crisis stood in their way. They even managed to crank out new products during the stifling influx of overseas knockoffs. Eventually that proved too much for them. But man they put up one hell of a fight.

Then there's J. Loyd. You fill in the rest.

Bobby Moore said...

Sad to hear that the Airforce and Navy figures won't be remade. Hope we see the truck remade one day. Went on Amazon to see if I could find some C-130's gunships but they are out of stock. Are they still being made?
Thanks
BOBBYGMOORE

TimMee Army said...

The C-130s will be available for order in late September.

JubJub670 said...

What can we do to encourage the creation of new tooling for the cargo truck? My understanding is that it is their most requested item so they know the market is there but I get the impression that they need to be nudged pretty hard to actually get the ball rolling. I totally understand the hesitation to invest a big chunk of cash into new molds but it sounds like there are some interested parties who would be willing to help out. Hell Im not wealthy and I would be willing to dig through the couch for a few bucks to toss in the hat.

TimMee Army said...

Aside from the aforementioned crowdfunding campaign idea, an online petition may get the attention of the powers that be at J. Lloyd International.

Jack Knife said...

I was checking the BMC blog and i was wondering when they would be put back into production by Victory Buy, especially the Higgins boat. Any info?

TimMee Army said...

BMC production won't resume until packaging redesigns and product improvements are complete. There's no timetable for that at the moment.

Jack Knife said...

Will the galaxy laser team be cast in black and gray again?

TimMee Army said...

I haven't heard any plans regarding the Laser Team.

Rolfe A. said...

I think some soldiers would look cool in orange.

Jack Knife said...

So I hear the Walker Bulldog is up for reissue and its coming with GREEN swat figures!

Rolfe A. said...

The willys jeep is also being reissued!

Nolan said...

Will the jumbo 6" soldiers be reissued?

TimMee Army said...

Although the company does possess the tooling there are no plans to reissue them as they were never a popular item.

Nolan said...

Oh that's a bummer. I hope to see more colors of the tanks and jeeps etc. to go with the other colored army men though. A lime green or a pink tank would look pretty fun. Lol Thanks for the reply.