Battleship is a 2012 American Alien Invasion science fiction naval war film inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Tadanobu Asano.
Taylor Kitsch stars as Lieutenant Alex Hopper, an undisciplined US Navy Tactical Action Officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones. Liam Neeson is Admiral Terrance Shane, Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet and Rihanna plays Gunner's Mate Second Class (GM2) Cora Raikes, crew mate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones.
In July 2010, the new Navy Working Uniform and coveralls became the only authorized working uniforms. Based on the Marine Corps MARPAT Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform, with multiple pockets on the shirt and trousers, it uses a multi-color digital print pattern similar to those introduced by other services.
However, the NWU will also be made in three variants: predominantly blue, with some gray, for the majority of sailors and shipboard use in addition to a woodland digital pattern and a desert digital pattern, both similar to MARPAT, for sailors serving in units requiring those types of uniforms, such as SEALs. Woodland and desert variants may be tailored differently than the blue-pattern uniform.
The overall blue color reflects the Navy's heritage and connection to seaborne operations. The pixelated pattern is also used to hide wear and stains, something unavoidable with the utilities and working khakis used previously. The colors were also chosen to match the most commonly used paint colors aboard ship, extending the lifetime of the uniform on long deployments where uniforms often come into contact with freshly painted surfaces.
I think this is the first time the United States Navy working uniform is available in 1/6th scale and the timing is just after the recent release of the film "Battleship". The uniform even has the Anchor, USS Constitution, and Eagle (ACE) emblem is on the left breast pocket.
Even the ball cap has the USS John Paul Jones on it, just like Hopper's in "Battleship". Overall, it has very nice detailing on the uniform, and the pixelated camouflage pattern looks authentic.
This is rather nice and a smart move on MC (Magic Cube) Toys' part since Playhouse had announced the upcoming release of their USN VBSS Team (see my earlier post HERE)