Finally, here are in-hand pictures of the Soldier Story 1/6 scale 12-inch CIA SAD Night Ops Version 2.0 military figure. Ever since the release of the excellent Soldier Story Central Intelligence Agency Special Activities Divison (CIA SAD) Night Ops figure (reviewed HERE) and the insufficient supply to meet the overwhelming demand, many 1/6 collectors have been asking for a re-release. Well, here is the latest version 2.0 and this one's disappearing pretty fast too.
Comes in the standard regular sized box - BLACK of course
Back of box with description of some of the items included. There are just too many things to cover.
The standard weapons and accessories trays except Soldier Story never holds back when it comes to equipping their figures and the CIA SAD Night Ops version 2.0 figure is no exception!
There are some more stuff in the main tray that holds the 12-inch figure
The basic figure dressed in black shirt, black pants and boots
The 1/6 headsculpt has been the subject of much debate. Some say he's supposed to look like Gerard Butler in the 2009 film "Gamer" where Butler stars as an unwilling participant in an online game in which participants can control human beings as players, and Logan Lerman as the player who controls him.
The BEST Gerard Butler headsculpt has to be the one produced by Hot Toys which has a most accurate likeness and resemblance to the man as King Leonidas in "300" - pictures HERE
As for me, I can do without the headsculpt which is going to be covered by the bandana and helmet, and that suits me just fine
Soldier Story CIA SAD Night Ops figure showing off his nice detailed 1/6 scale combat boots. Those things on his thighs are actually the knee pads incorporated into his pants. The pants were pulled up to reveal his boots which would otherwise be covered by his pants
Here he wears the Skull bandana/scarf (listed as face mask on the box). This is where version 2.0 differs from version 1 which was really a black skull balaclava - pictures HERE. He also has his rappelling harness strapped on before putting on all of his gear
Close-up of the rappelling harness
1/6 scale bolt cutter, radio, multi-tool and SORDIN headset with PTT (Push To Talk) switch
Two M9 pistols with eight extra magazines and two Flashbang grenades
The very well produced 1/6 scale M9 pistols have working slide, working hammer and removable magazine
Heckler & Koch (H&K) G36C Assault rifle with folding stock, removable magazine, Integrated RIS with RIS Forward Grip, silencer, EOTech Sights, tactical light, bungee sling, and Remington Model M870 pump-action shotgun with tactical light and sling
The Soldier Story CIA SAD Heckler & Koch (H&K) G36C Assault rifle assembled
Comes with additional two magazines and shotgun shells for the M870
Other miscellaneous items include a black hooded jacket (I didn't need this for the CIA SAD Night Ops operator so this can be used for kitbashing elsewhere), an extra helmet light which isn't very good because there is no way to attach it except via super glue after removing the studs / pins, eight yellow cyalume light sticks or glow sticks (these would really seem out of place on the all-black operator. Who carries these openly dangling from the belt anyway and give away their position to the enemy / tango?), an extra belt and a hydration drinking tube (either the operator carried the bolt cutter in the carrier pouch on his back or drank from it as the same pouch could double up as a hydration pack but not both, right?)
NEXT post will see the fully kitted out Soldier Story 1/6 scale 12-inch CIA SAD Night Ops Ver 2.0 operator military figure