Warrior’s Battle Jacket

Warrior’s Battle Jacket

This vintage ad used to perplex me as a kid, mainly, why would they make adult sizes? Granted, I grew up slightly rural but I could not fathom an adult that would wear a warrior’s battle jacket, certainly not an adult woman.

I wish I could send comic con footage to my nine year old self sometimes…

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Tex on July 12, 2012

    I had one of those jackets (ordered it from the back of Famous Monsters of Filmland.)

    It was screen accurate, down to thew clasps, patch, and pins.

    Bit it came in a size too small.

    My Best Bud could wear it with no problems, so I ended up giving it to him (AFTER taking the patch and pins, natch.)

    (wishing he'd ordered the Battle Pack as well)

  • John III on July 12, 2012

    Geez. How flippin cool is that!

  • david_b on December 12, 2012

    Count me among the thousands who begged their mom for one of these.

    Once I saw one just 2yrs later at college, I was glad I skipped. The one I saw was too tan on color, unlike the series.

    Leaping ahead 20yrs, I went to the 20th Yarhen LA Con there they had much better reproductions. STILL couldn't convince my brand-new wife to let me buy one.

    "Oh, the day will come…"

  • Mike Brill on May 11, 2022

    Well, I DID wear one, as an adult. When I was in college, my dad got it for me. Later, when I was in the Navy, I would wear it when I went on liberty. Then, one day in 1983-or-so, I made the mistake of thinking of the barracks as my home-away-from-home. I took it off in the barracks TV lounge, then went to the can, fully expecting it to still be there when I got back. But it wasn’t. I suppose one of my fellow American sailors still thinks of me as a chump or whatever. I wish I could get it back somehow, or get another one like it.

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