TOY FAIR 09: Ministry of Defence unveils action figures

Action Man has a new rival in the form of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
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The Ministry of Defence has been showing off its new range of action figures at Toy Fair this week.

ToyNews first reported on the Character-made range last October, with The Guardian writing today on the planned VE Day launch on May 8th.

The 10-inch figures will sell for £10 each and come in three flavours - infantryman, commando and pilot.

The top-ranked toy in the MoD range will be a £100 pair of night vision goggles, which feature in the Toy Fair Best New Toys list yesterday.

Other add-ons include tanks, jets and hovercraft, but no guns.

Under the terms of its licensing deal with Character the MoD receives a royalty for every figure sold.

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