Mark asks that question in response to a conversation he had with his son. It got me thinking…why DOESN’T the UN make toy peacekeepers? Apart from the potential revenue stream (and let’s face it, the UN could always use more money), think about it from an information operation potential. Hand the things out to kids while you’re patrolling. If they were really savvy, they could make a cartoon/comic centered around them to promote core values (like conflict resolution) and information (hey, don’t play in the minefield!)
And don’t tell me there wouldn’t be a significant interest in them. Could you imagine, especially if you made peacekeepers from the various countries? Who wouldn’t want to collect the whole set?