The Johnny Seven One Many Army


I played with toy guns a lot as a kid. Some summers I do not think I went a day without a toy rifle or machine gun strung on my back or hanging at my side. I am not sure how or why the world has changed so quickly, but I have been informed that this sort of stuff is not common anymore. So my question is what do now as a substitute for play fighting? Do they do it at all?

My friend had a knockoff update of a toy that looked like the OMA, but it was super advanced and had a dozen sounds programmed into it. He was like Rambo in our backyard battles so he was always picked first. I had an old pump rifle that didn’t make noised anymore, so I was picked a little further down the line and would dream about a toy like this while waiting to get picked off under a hail of imaginary machine gun fire.


Garry Vander Voort

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3 thoughts on “The Johnny Seven One Many Army

  1. I can’t believe you posted this. My brother and I got one of those from my grandmothers basement. It was my uncles old toy, we also had a bazooka that I thought went along with it but probably just another toy manufacturer. I’ve never even thought to look this thing up. My brother & I where all the envy in the neighborhood with this thing.

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