Killzone is a first-person and third-person shooter series of video games exclusively for Sony Computer Entertainment's (SCE) video game consoles. The series is about a war between the Interplanetary Strategic Alliance (ISA) and the Helghast. The protagonists of the series are Cpt/Col. Jan Templar (Killzone and Killzone: Liberation), Sgt. Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko (Killzone 2 and Killzone 3) and mercenary Arran Danner (Killzone: Mercenary). The main antagonist was originally Helghast Emperor Scolar Visari; his death in Killzone 2 brought about the rise of two new antagonists and the hopeful heirs to Visari's throne in Killzone 3: Jorhan Stahl and Admiral Orlock. The Killzone series follows the continuous war between the ISA and Helghast taking place on both ISA Earth colonies and the planet Helghan, the home planet of the Helghast. (source: wiki)
The Helgast Shock Troopers from Killzone appear in Killzone: Liberation and Killzone 2. Shock Troopers are a specialist breed of infantry deployed by the Helghan Empire. These Helghast were deployed once it became apparent for the need for assault infantry that could engage the enemy in close quarter combat.
The Helgast Shock Trooper is lightly armored but makes up for this by being fast and evasive. They rarely seek cover, and instead will push forward and run to your position to overwhelm and flank you. They will often throw smoke grenades ahead of them to conceal their movements and make it hard for you to target them as well as roll and zig-zag to further increase their evasiveness. They carry the StA-11 Submachine Gun which is deadly at close range where it achieves full power. They are also equipped with IvP-18 S-FOX machine pistols to ensure that they quickly dispose of their foes in combat.
From R.E.D. Mark and Infames will come this soon-to-be-released "The Killing Field" Shock Infantry 1/6 scale limited edition collectible figure which looks a lot like the Helgast Shock Troopers from Killzone. They look fantastic and here's hoping the price point is most favorable for multiple buys :)
I love it :) I love seeing companies releasing a variety of 1/6 scale action figures from various genres and I particularly like these sci-fi military type of soldiers because they always look ultra cool and bada$$. Some of us do get tired of all the Iron Man figures being released one after another with no end in sight so these figures are a relief and a breath of fresh air for the 1/6 scale collectible market.
I've already pre-ordered the ThreeA (3A) HALO Spartan III Emile 1/6 scale figure as well as the ThreeA (3A) x Capcom Lost Planet 2 Mercenary 1/6 scale figure (previewed HERE) so this will also be an welcome addition to the collection
R.E.D. Mark X Infames "The Killing Field" Shock Infantry 1/6 scale collectible figure specially features: Newly designed eye-lighting head with respirator and helmet. Height: Approximately 30 cm / 12 inches tall. Comes with 3 pieces of interchangeable hands
Costume: Turtleneck sweater, Grey drab BDU pants, Grey overcoat with fur collar, Snow camouflage uniform, Tactical vest, Red armband, Tactical belt, Ammunition pouches x 2, Double cartridge bags x 2, combat field pack, Oxygen bottle package, Forearm protection, Tactical kneepads, One pair of snow boots
Weapons: Assault rifle, Pistol & holster, Tactical knife with scabbard
Accessories: Upper body armor, Oxygen cylinder, Oxygen hose
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