Green Army Men have been a staple toy since the early 1950s. I’m sure other kids did things like playing battles with their army men, but everyone I know (myself included) melted them. Adults are still melting Army Men, you can make a pretty cool little bowl by melting them together, a soldier in the Middle East melted them to resemble modern soldiers (complete with tiny cell phones made from plastic utensils), and melting the classic figures was a important step in creating the quirky Yoga Joes (little green army men doing yoga). If you want to destroy Army Men without the toxic fumes that come through melting, there is an option: Gummy Army Guys (they’re apple-flavored).
Army Men, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board