Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Navajo Code Talker

Even before the movie "Windtalkers (2002)" was released, Hasbro released this USMC Navajo Code Talker in 1999 with his SCR-300 radio. What was really cool about this figure was his ability to "speak" in Navajo code followed immediately with the English translation. You did this by pressing a button on his back or raising his arms, to simulate him bringing the handset to speak. He speaks 7 different phrases in Navajo code and in English, including "Surabachi secured". Sam Billison provided the voice and phrases for this figure. During the war, he was part of a specially trained group of Navajo Marines who translated radio communications into unbreakable codes using the Navajo language.





2 comments:

Little Plastic Man said...

Don't you think he resembles the other Navajo Code Talker in Windtalkers?

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

Hi Adrian, Do you mean Roger Willie who played Private Charlie Whitehorse? I thot Roger looked bigger. Thanks for looking :)