Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ToysCity 1:6 SBS (Royal Navy Special Boat Service) PREVIEW

Coming soon from Toys City: this 1/6 scale British Royal Navy Special Boat Service (SBS) operator with a fantastic Sean Connery head sculpt as he appeared in "The Rock (1996)"!! This is a MUST HAVE for me :)

"The Rock" is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco Bay area. It was directed by Michael Bay, director of Bad Boys, and stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris. Sean Connery was cast as John Patrick Mason of MI6 and former British Army SAS, the only inmate of Alcatraz to ever successfully escape.

This Toys City SBS boxed set will include the t1.0 body with real-like headsculpt, smock combat jacket, combat field pants, shirt, 1961g chest rig, watch hat, HK 417 assault rifle, rifle magaize x 7, 1x4 tactical scope, rifle suppressor, tactical sling, Para Ordnance P14.45 pistol, pistol magazine x 4, holster, assault gloves, belt, D-ring, wrist blade, outdoor waterproof spats, rescue harness, leg drop pouch, tactical headset, 3-litre hydration pack, tactical kneepad, and hiking boots

The SBS is manned by ranks drawn mostly from the Royal Marines and carries out a similar role to the Army's SAS, but, traditionally, with more of a focus on amphibious operations.

In other words, the SBS are the Special Forces division of Great Britain's Royal Navy, in a way like the US Navy SEALs. They get to pick and choose their own equipment and weapons, thus rarely hardly look like a standard British soldier. Such is the case with this Toys City figure. He is outfitted in a black hooded parka, desert MARPAT pants, black knit cap, tan kneepads, and black waterproof gaiters. He is armed with the HK417 Assault Rifle with Silencer in tan paint scheme. His chest rig is a London Bridge Trading Model 1961G.

In Singapore, you can be an SBS Captain too, just join SBS (Singapore Bus Service) Transit and be a Bus Driver because that's what they call their drivers - "Captains", supposedly because they are captains of their "ship" (but it's only just a bus) - what a joke LOL ;D







The outfit and gear looks GREAT too but it'll all probably go on an alternate 1/6 body. I'll be using the head sculpt for another John Patrick Mason kitbash ;p



Looks like they got the scope on backwards

This will be my ninth (9) 1/6 scale Sean Connery head sculpt. You can see the other seven different HS in my post "No Country For Old Men" HERE :)

You may pre-order this figure HERE

Update June 24, 2010: ACTUAL IN-HAND pictures HERE

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

you're right. A truly Fan-tash-tic Head-sch-culpt. one that's truly worth owning.

Asrul "iLham" Sany said...

he looks a bit like sean connery

desmond said...

Bro, perfect headsculpt but its size doesn't look proportionate to the body. The head is small..

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CheungKinMen said...

Where can I preorder this figure ?, looks awe-shome!

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

Hi JOhnny, I haven't received any word from my toy distributor yet. Do check back for updates CHEERS

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

You may pre-order this figure at the following link:

http://eshop.tfh.com.sg/product_details.php?prod_id=1188