First posted on Monday, November 17, 2008:
The Special Activities Division (SAD) is a division of the Central Intelligence Agency's former Directorate of Operations, now the National Clandestine Service, responsible for covert paramilitary operations, effected when the US Government does not wish to be overtly associated with such activities. As such, members of the unit, when on missions, normally do not carry any objects or clothing that would associate them with the United States. SAD has been changed to Special Services Office in recent years. In short - Black Ops!!
This is Soldier Story's CIA Special Activities Divison (SAD) Night Ops and there's nothing sad about it. It comes loaded with tons of stuff and they are all good!! Hey Tony, this is for you :) Enjoy!!
Basic figure out of the box wearing Black T-Shirt, Black Field Shirt, Inner Belt, Field Pants and Combat Boots (Black, of course)
Head sculpt looks like Oded Fehr, an Israeli actor who came to prominence as Ardeth Bay in the 1999 remake of "The Mummy" and its sequel "The Mummy Returns", as well as Carlos Olivera in "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" and "Resident Evil: Extinction". He also played Antoine Laconte, a gigolo in Rob Schneider's comedy "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)" and made a cameo appearance as Antoine Laconte in "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)".
The resemblance to Oded Fehr is there, down to his ears - LOL
Comes with Black MICH 2000 Helmet with PVS-14 Night Vision Diamond Scope Mount and PVS-14 Night Vision Scope and ESS Googles
TASC Headset and MBITR Radio
Black medic/multi-purpose pouch, fragmentation grenade, grenade pouch, combat knife and sheath, multi-tool/pliers with hard case holder
P226 RAIL Pistol with Supressor, P226 Magazines x 5, double clip pouches x 2, tactical holster platform with holster
Black MLCS triple magazine pouch, double magazine pouch and single magazine pouch, M4 Carbine (comes with Rifle Sling, Flashlight, Supressor, S&B Scope with Larue mount and power grip), M4 Magazines x 4 (so many pouches, so few magazines - sigh)
M4 assembled and mission ready!
The opening dust cover reveals the bolt carrier group pulled back by the working charging/cocking handle
Black MLCS CIRAS LAND Variant Body Armour Vest with map pouch and all the magazine pouches (M4 and P226), grenade pouch with grenade, MBITR Radio in pouch, and Hydration System Carrier with hydration tube
One of the coolest thing about this set is the black skull balaclava which is actually worn by these Black Ops operators, including US Navy SEALs. Also comes with black Mechanix gloves
Oded Fehr partially dressed with black duty/heavy load belt, repelling harness, gas mask pouch and knee pads
Close-up of his P226 pistol sidearm in holster with multi-tool stored in hard case holder
Combat knife strapped to his back for use when needed
Soldier Story CIA SAD Night Ops all decked out and ready to "rock and roll"! One of the beauties of 1/6 collecting is this sight - a completely decked out lean mean fighting machine that looks and feels as real as it gets
Close-up of PVS-14
Check out the skull balaclava - imagine that face coming at you in the dark dead of night!
Back view - all black of course
Soldier Story 1/6 12-inch CIA SAD night ops operative with goggles on
Going for the silent kill
P226 pistol with suppressor
Mission accomplished! Stand down
IMHO This is one of the nicest 1/6 piece I've come across - exceptional