1970s Beetle Bailey Cap Grenade - Unopened
He's the military hero of the nation,
Though he doesn't always follow regulation.
At the sound of the reveille,
He is here for you to see
And we know you'll laugh at Private Beetle Bailey
Ask the General, Colonel, Major, and the Captain,
The Lieutenant and the Sergeant and the Corporal,
They will tell you with a shout
They would gladly live without
A certain Private by the name of Beetle Bailey
— Opening theme of Beetle Bailey and Friends.
Beetle Bailey is a newspaper comic distributed by King Features Syndicate that started in 1950, by Mort Walker. The comic used to deal with military issues that were either somewhat relevant, or were funny to those who were already in the army.
So much fun. This 1970s toy is made of diecast metal and plastic and comes with a box of caps to put into the grenade. I bloody loved this toy when I was a kid. The higher you could throw it the better. I particularly enjoyed throwing it out of my bedroom window. Little monster.
This makes a great display piece for a vintage toy or militaria collection.
23cm x 15cm
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