TimMee BLACK HELICOPTER Plastic Army Men - 8pc SWAT Chopper Playset: Made in USA
Black Helicopters are real! Tim Mee's SHADOW OPS: Black Helicopter Strikeforce includes 8 pieces and is proudly manufactured in the United States. Set includes 6 different S.W.A.T. figures along with an attack and a transport Helicopter. The attack chopper is modeled after the McDonnell Douglas / Bell Helicopter LHX concept design and the transport copter is also likely a concept aircraft.
The helicopters both measure about 8 inches long (not including rotor) and 2.75 inches wide and tall. The S.W.A.T. police figures feature a high level of detail and stand up to 2.6 inches tall. All pieces are made from sturdy HDPE/LDPE black plastic with very little flashing. The helicopters are approximately 1:50 scale and the figures 1:30 scale.
The S.W.A.T. police figures were first produced by PROCESSED PLASTIC COMPANY (Tim Mee's parent company) in the late 1970's and were included in various police sets but were discontinued in the 1980's. The first versions of the helicopters were produced the mid-1990's and were usually offered in bulk bins along with an assortment of other aircraft. At some point they were slightly modified to make the interiors molded as part of the lower fuselage to simplify manufacturing. This all-black set was inspired by the classic Tim Mee Shadow Mountain playset along with TV shows and movies like Airwolf, Blue Thunder, and the countless Black Helicopter conspiracy theories featured on programs like Coast-to-Coast AM.