Rescue Copter Sea King Helicopter and Troops by Tim Mee

Little Green (or in this case Tan) Army Men. Probably one of the most ubiquitous toys of the past few generations. They are just so versatile. They are action figures, they are background builders, they are firecracker fodder. We all had billions of them and...hey, is that a cowboy over there?!?! Intern, do your job and get that guy outta here! We're talking about Army Men today!

This is the Tim Mee Rescue Copter Sea King and Soldiers set. It comes with 24 soldiers and this awesome helicopter.

Now while I know I owned hundreds if not thousands of Army men as a kid, I never had a vehicle as large as this helicopter. I had the jeeps and the tanks, and sometimes a raft or other watercraft came in those packs mom would buy on those random grocery trips, but I don't think I was even aware that there were vehicles like this available.

Sure, it isn't to scale, but it does have an open door so you can stuff your Army men inside. Or whatever other little toys you might wish to give a helicopter ride to. And the propeller and rotor spin too. A simple but fun addition to your little plastic Army.

My favorite Army man when I was a kid was always the Bazooka Dude. Because...Bazooka! This guy could blow the entire enemy force to smitherines with one shot!

'Come on, Bazooka Dude...let's wrap this offensive up quick. I have a date tonight.'

Corporal Stabby is a fun one too. He ran out of bullets and is putting that bayonnete to good use. 'Anyone up for shish-kabobs?'

'Yeah honey, I know. I know. Yes. Mmm hmmm. I know. Okay, I'll grab some milk on the way home. Yeah, it shouldn't be much longer. Sarge called in Bazooka Dude. Huh? Well, I don't know if he's single, but I'll ask...although I don't think your sister is his type...no, she's fine...she's great. No no no, I don't mean...I didn't mean...ok ok ok...hey can we talk about this later? I really have to get back to wor...hello? Hello? Honey?



  1. Funny you should post this. I happened to stumble across this very set on Amazon a few days ago. It really isn't a bad price for what you get. These guys also look more detailed than the ones I used to have. It makes me think they're using new molds for these toys.

    Growing up, I never had the least bit of interest in these guys. I had a few that never left the bottom of the toy box. Now, I find myself hovering over the "Add to Cart" button. You can never have too many little Army men.

  2. Holy Crap! I'm so glad you posted this. There are a couple different styles of that (real world) helicopter, but the company my Dad works for rebuilds and does work (fire fighting, logging, lifting) with Sikorsky S-61 Helicopters (AKA Sea King). I have a big collection of S-61s and I buy my Dad a new S-61 toy each year for his desk at work. Last year I got him a really nice die-cast Marine 1 (the presidential S-61). I'm totally ordering 2 sets. Thanks!

    1. That's awesome Buzz! Glad I could help.

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    3. I ordered one set in green and one set in tan. I think I'll keep the green set and give my Dad the tan set. (I had a type-o in my previous comment)

  3. Isn't there a flamethrower guy? I remember having some flamethrower guys. He was right up there with bazooka guy. Fun post!

  4. Yep, there's a flamethrower guy in there as well. These are manufactured in the US with the original molds, which are still in excellent condition. There have been countless clones of these guys over the past few decades, so less detailed versions were probably imported copies. The Rescue 'Copter hasn't been produced since the 80's, and this is the first time it's ever been available in tan. The originals had white rotors, but we thought the silver-gray looked better for the Reissue. Big thanks to Eric for the fun post!