From the Archive – Space Rangers
The chunky plastic flying the colors of my alma mater is a Space Ranger. Back in the day you could get a box of 30 of these guys for less than 25 bucks from…ICE? These days you can buy a squad of five from em-4 for something like $4.
They look really blocky, and you really only get two poses, gun to the breast, and pistol packing squad leader. But they paint up great, are very distinct, and how many miniatures get less expensive over time? Mine was painted some time around 1995 along with the rest of the box. They only saw use a couple of times at a day care where my then girlfriend worked. The rest of the box is long gone from the collection. They were either sold off or handed down to a neighbor kid to try and grow the hobby. This one survived as a small keepsake of my college gaming days.
Think I still have those in a box somewhere…..)