The most enduring set of Army men ever made.The Tim Mee soldiers known as "M16" or "Vietnam" soldiers have been around since about 1968. They represent a group of troops in the middle of the Cold War era. The uniforms, equipment and early M16 / M16A1 rifles were standard from about 1965 to the early 1980s. By 1985, the steel pot helmet had been replaced by the Kevlar helmets and new field gear supplanted the old M1956 and ALICE gear.
The first of the Tim Mee M16 soldiers were cast in olive green. Soon after, some were molded in Day-glo colors, including shocking pink. Come the 1990s and they were molded in olive green and tan to represent friendly and enemy forces. Clones and copies of these soldiers came from Asia. They were molded in various colors. For instance, a relatively recent set of Zombies and soldiers had blue copies of the Tim Mee M16 guys and caricature-type lime green zombies. Another Asian knockoff swapped torsos and legs for new poses. However, the copies do not have the same proper shape and crispness.
You can buy these soldiers in various colors here: Victory Buy