Fresh after this week's sobering slideshow of our troops in the Middle East, Matchbox toys comes out with an oddball ad campaign to spark kids' war fantasies of returning home draped in the American flag.

Mattel Asia Pacific is the genius behind these images, obviously an attempt to show the oh-so-realness of their war toys. Ya think mom and dad might prefer to see pics of junior pushing toy tanks in the backyard sandbox, rather than looking scared shitless while surrounded by rebels in Basra?

Images via copyranter.

"Hey, Little Jim, Tiny Sally: Get Your Brains Blown Out In Iraq"S

"Will you let me live if I mow your lawn?"

"Hey, Little Jim, Tiny Sally: Get Your Brains Blown Out In Iraq"S

"Mommy, please help me land this..."

"Hey, Little Jim, Tiny Sally: Get Your Brains Blown Out In Iraq"S

Little Kailee wistfully ponders her crush on Nick Jonas moments before the snipers attack.