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These were toys that looked like a piece of military equipment: a grenade, canteen, etc. It opened up into a small playset with little army men and stuff.

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Corey - April 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I totally remember these! I had the Swiss Army Knife that turned into a submarine and the hand grenade that turned into a base.
Scott Still Plays - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
The best was the Christmas a bunch of my family spent in Tennessee, where I got the M16. Each part of the rifle became it's own little base. The canteen actually held a little bit of water, and opened into an aircraft carrier complete with F-14. I also had the compass, the pistol, the grenade...I still find legs and torsos of the guys in my old things.
StormDragon - August 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I used to have a wrist-compass that opened up to launch a helicopter-like plastic ring. Wish I'd had more of them, they were cool.
Fleth - August 28, 2007 - Report this comment
i also had the m16, it was one of my favourite toys, so many different things to play with, i'd forgotten i had it till i read this site!
Nico - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG ! I can't believe I blocked this out of my memory! hahaha Dude I think this was like my prized posession!
tim - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a colt .45 or a berreta pistol it was freakin awesome now you can't even find toys like that anymore. The 80's kicked a$$
Jonah - December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these things, and actually re-discovered the few that I had not too long ago at my parents house. I had the canteen, the grenade and the machete that turned into a cool watch tower. Even founf the little figures that came with the pieces.
Nate - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Anyone know what manufacturer put this toy line out? My brother and I had the 1911 pistol and the watch - they both were awesome!
Sal - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Wow!!! This brings me back to when I was a kid taking a trip to the Venture (a department store similar to Target,but back in 87) w/ my parents and came across the canteen...Needless to say, I begged for it and finally got it. It was a sweet toy that I lined w/ not just it's F14, but loads of die-cast fighter jet planes that I bought separately for like .99 cents each.
Bob - February 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi ! I posted the photo. The manufacturer was Galoob. There were, in fact, a lot of toys crated. We remember the guns, grenade, rifle, etc. But there were medals and swiss knives which could transform into mini vehicles. Since march 2008, i'll give a link to a forum where i'll show 95% of the product line. Later !
Justin - November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Great Toys! Trying to track down more.
Mladen - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had bomb, lamp, knife and canteen and oh I miss that so much. I'd love to have that again although I'm grown man now but the picture of those toys brings me back to childhood. I wish I could be bought again :(
James - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the M16, Grenade, Flashlight, machete, canteen, handgun, watch, compass, three medals, swiss army knife, and the binoculars, with many figures. All are in fairly mint condition. If interested email
Jeremy H - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Man the 80's ruled all when it came to cool toys.
Jason H - September 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, I haven't seen these in ages! I have been looking everywhere for these. I had the grenade when I was a kid. This always reminded me of Mighty Max but this came out first. Yeah, we had the best toys in the 80's, alot of kids these days are being cheated if you ask me. Good times...
Adam - December 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My brother and I blew up a ton of these toys in the early 90s - fireworks and old toys made an appealing combo then . . . now I wish we had saved them.
alistair - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm sure they where called sectret army supplies as well or something
Al - January 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I have tried to look this toy up for years! I think I will grab a few of them from Ebay for my son! I'm sure he will ove them!
Mark - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Mikey - December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved these toys. I miss all of them. I tell my son about how toy guns use to look like real ones before everyone got scared about them and made them colorful . Remeber the Rambo toys? The M60 automatic squirt gun?
L.Mac. - August 07, 2011 - Report this comment
My son loves these toys. He found them in my moms attic and has been playing with them since then. Great toys are timeless.
Chuy - December 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Awesome, brings back many memories.

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