Monday, September 10, 2007

Biblical Army Men!

I've seen Bible action figures, Bible character figurines, and even angel vs demon comic books, but this really got me amused!

Israelite army men! They're about 2 inches tall. Note the sling-wielding "hero" figure in the foreground.

And, as with all army men sets, you need an enemy army, so... Philistine army men!


Naturally, if the Israelite army men get a sling wielding "hero," then the Philistines (who look quite Assyrian, if you ask me) get a Goliathan "giant."

I'm guessing this is supposed to be a more Bible-based alternative to the "just plain violent" play that you would get with typical army guys, or--God-forbid--cowboys & Indians.

Actually, I'm thinking of getting a set of each, and building some scale cities to match. Imagine reinacting the siege of Jericho, Jerusalem, Ai, or Babylon! For educational purposes, of course...

3 comments:

Gregory said...

Way to pick up the slack in KK's absence.

I'm counting on you.

Gregory said...

Hey Allen,

Thanks for linking to my new blog. I just want to let you know that the name and url have changed now. The new url is:

http://astartingarvist.blogspot.com

Thanks man!

Allen said...

Clever! I'll make the changes.