My dad loved WWII movies. I used to love watching them with him. Whenever Kelly’s Heroes, The Longest Day, or The Devil’s Brigade was on TV, you could bet a dollar and win that he and I and my little brother would be sitting in front of the TV with some Yanks knocking the SS out of some Nazis.
I didn’t really have any war toys though, just the green and tan army men. But if I’d seen the Lion Rock War Heroes, I soooooooo would have wanted them. They’re a bit smaller than a standard Mego figure, about 7 inches tall, and actually a bit better made. The accessories are also just cool as hell. But see for yourself.
Like so many other toys of the era, they came in alternate packaging and under different names as well. Check out the Polish? figures at the bottom. Is it just me, or does that Scottish soldier look suspiciously like Sean Connery from The Longest Day?