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In the years between the world wars, adventurous tales of FBI government agents—G-Men—and their fight against evil-doers played out daily in newspapers. G-Men became the popular heroes of the era. Kids all across the country dreamed of becoming agents, and the toys and games of the time played to the craze. Toy stores did a brisk business selling G-Men pistols, fingerprint kits, secret decoder rings and guides that told how to spot spies.
While G-Men fought spies and mobsters, admiring boys played Junior G-Men with model cars, games, badges and secret decoder rings.