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Claim: JCPenney and other toy retailers have offered a "Forward Command Post" military playset for youngsters.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2002]
Origins: To the dismay of some parents around the U.S., the "Forward Command Post" described above and pictured here is indeed a real toy that was offered in 2002 by
[JCPenney.com, 2002](JCPenney pulled the item off their web site in mid-December 2002 after receiving "hundreds of complaints," but as recently as the summer of 2005 it was back among their offerings.)
Forward Command Post
Take command of your soldiers from this fully outfitted battle zone.
Military Forward Command Post with Two 12" Military Action Figures
Over 2 feet tall when assembled, the Military Forward Command Post is a lifelike replica of a real battlefield headquarter. It's scaled for use with all
Why so much controversy over a such a toy when
An "antidote" toy was also available for purchase by concerned parents, however: the World Peace Keepers Battle Station (since replaced by the Military Life Playset).
Last updated: 22 January 2006
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