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The Mighty Deuce

Saturday, April 3, 2021

 Arguably the most popular toy soldier vehicle of all time has finally been resurrected from its all but certain demise. And we have Jeff Imel of Victory Buy to thank for it. The mighty deuce quietly disappeared from the brick and mortar shelves as the 90s were being ushered in. The tooling reportedly sent to South America or thereabouts for some strange reason. So us TimMee fans never got see a Desert Command version of the Deuce and a half cargo truck. Now, here we are, some 30 years later, smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic and we've been given this little piece of our past to help us escape reality ...if only for a few moments. It was well worth the wait. And for you Marx guys out there, you now have a Deuce to haul your German soldiers around the battlefield. Pretend you swiped it from the enemy, slap a German Cross on it and you're good to go. Then there's this blue truck. Yeah. I've scratched a bald spot on my head trying to figure this one out. Hopefully the powers that be will give us the other cool colors Processed Plastic produced back in the day. Perhaps a black Deuce for Shadow Operations as well. We shall see. 

The big question when we first caught wind of the Deuce reissue was whether it would stand up to the vintage version. The answer is a resounding YES. Other than a few tiny bits of flash around the window frames that can be dealt with quite easily, the casting is very clean. The details pretty much exact. It even has the oh-so familiar sound when you shake it. Yeah, it's shiny, unlike the drab originals. But that can be easily remedied with a trip to the sandbox. The sticker sheet gives you lots of options to decorate the Deuce as you see fit. At 20 bucks per set it's a pretty sweet deal I'm sure most of us will be indulging in repeatedly.

This moment has been a long time coming. There were times when I didn't think it would happen. There were times, more recently, that I didn't think I'd be around to see it come to pass. But here we are. Celebrating the return of the Mighty Deuce. Let's enjoy this little moment. It's gonna be a good day, Tater.

Thanks Jeff. You da man. 

 Semper Fi.




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Ok, technically it's a Desert Storm vehicle. So...



10 comments:

Clarence said...

The tan issue looks especially cool with the new markings....

Clarence said...

I'm currently working on a table top play set, modeled after the old Marx versions that will feature a TimMee Blue vs. Gray scenario. It will feature 20 tanks, 4 cargo trucks, 4 jeeps with artillery pieces, plus 200 blue and gray troops. I found a nice table at a local thrift store that with some paint and mods will work well.

kuvaszsleepybear said...

Grey trucks are NAVY trucks,Blue Trucks are AIR FORCE or POLICE trucks.

kuvaszsleepybear said...

A Black truck can be converted into a Viet Nam Gun truck.Google picture for "Brutus" a Viet Nam Gun truck

kuvaszsleepybear said...

Now let's get started on the Square Nose,I wouldn't mind if it didn't have the Steering Wheel.

Clarence said...

Sleepybear: the square nose truck would be great. Here's my re-issue wish list:
1.) M41s in blue and gray.
2.) M60A2 in tan and gray
3.) Mobile atomic cannon.
4.) Elevating cannon.
5.) M-119 howitzer.

One can always hope...:).

Kronos said...

Will they eventually sell the tan trucks in pairs?

Clarence said...

There are single tans available for purchase on ebay now...

TimMee Army said...

Quote: Will they eventually sell the tan trucks in pairs?
I'd be surprised if they did.

kuvaszsleepybear said...

Wouldn't mind seeing the "IDEAL" truck and the "MARX" Training Centre Trucks re pro-ed especially the "MARX" Troop Transport