Sunday, August 24, 2008


Reasons for choosing this Hot Toys US ARMY RANGER 75th REGIMENT with Mk.16 (SCAR-L) over their US ARMY RANGER 75th REGIMENT with M249 - ONE: there's only so much moolah, can't buy everything :( TWO: there's already at least one M249 gunner in my collection (USMC M249 gunner) THREE: not too keen on Edward Norton, FOUR: Terence Howard preferred after his role as Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes, military liaison officer to Tony Stark in the "Iron Man (2008)" movie, FIVE: It's a SCAR-L with grenade launcher!!!

Hot Toys never disappoint and always give us bells and whistles, plus the kitchen sink thrown in :)

Terence Howard - he got my attention when he played the part of Detective Mercer in "The Brave One (2007)" alongside Jodie Foster (She won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1988 for playing a rape survivor in The Accused. In 1991, she won her second Oscar as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, which won five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Actor for Sir Anthony Hopkins as Dr Hannibal Lecter)

Nowadays, it seems like the soldiers are looking more like PMCs, wearing vest and slacks - in this case ACU pants, green vest and Foliage Green Fleece Jacket. The other Hot Toys ranger wears a PCU jacket over his ACU pants. What gives? What happened to their uniforms?

Check out his Factory Pilot Gloves and his Waist Belt with Suspender

The SCAR-L Mk16 with Grenade Launcher and Silencer, and bunch sling

It has a folding buttstock with adjustable length and cheek support, folding rear and front sights, enhanced grenade launcher and a silencer/flash suppressor

It also has a foregrip with bipod

He's got Sawtooth boots

AN/PRC-148 Radio with ACH Headset System


GPS and pouch

Pop Flare and pouch

The rest of his Ranger gear including CIRAS vest, Modular Assault Backpack, Utility pouches, triple magazine pouch, 40mm grenade pouch, MICH helmet with strobe light, carabiner, light sticks and scissors.

Armed, loaded and ready to roll

MICH helmet with night vision mount (but no NVG), LED headlamp and helmet light

ACH headset system worn under the helmet

CIRAS vest with all the various pouches a ranger needs for his mission

Check out the cool knee pads (Arc'teryx "Knee Caps" - Lightweight and anatomically shaped knee protectors) and drop leg panel with pop flare and pouch

Modular Assault Backpack

M9 pistol in drop-down holster and SCAR-L Mk 16 with grenade launcher and buttstock folded

Looks like Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes is ready to take on the role of War Machine - HooAh!!

Comparisons of various ACUs issued.


Shaun said...

excellent photo review bro.

alex teo said...

Thanks :) i use these posts to document my stuff coz once you put all the items into the pouches, you don't see them anymore. Everything good for sunday?

Shaun said...

yes, good for Sunday, have applied leave. Can email me the new address please? Thank you.

cosmicbaby said...

Great picts!

alex teo said...

Thanks :) very encouraging comments

Sérgio said...

where you bought it?

alex teo said...

At my local store :)

Sérgio said...

And your "local store" have a web site?

alex teo said...

nope, just a brick and mortar business relying solely on walk-ins

Sérgio said...

Right. So let's ask the final question, where can I buy it?

alex teo said...


Sérgio said...

Thanks, man! You helped me a lot! And again, thank you!

alex teo said...

U R most welcome Sergio :)