More on the ACI Toys "Total Rome!" 1/6 scale Roman Legionary / Optio 12-inch action figure.
Unlike the centurion, the uniform was not the distinguishing part of the optio's uniform. The identifying part would be his helmet; this would have had plumes of horse hair or feathers on either side of his helmet that could be accompanied by a helmet crest.
Having shown pictures of ACI Toys "Total Rome!" 1/6 scale Roman Legionary figure with his full body shield (Scutum) and spear (hasta) previously, now it's time to look at the Roman Option wielding his sword (gladius) for the close quarter battles.
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As mentioned before (in my toy blog post HERE), this ACI Roman figure is too delicate and fragile, and came apart too easily – broken catch / bracket on the right and damaged hook on the left, sword handle / hilt came off but the blade remained in the scabbard, one of the ear flaps of the helmet fell off – resulting in me having a "limited edition battle damaged" 1/6 scale Roman Legionary Optio 12-inch action figure.
Close-up pictures of the Roman helmet with crest and red plumes, befitting of a Roman Optio
The crest was slid on the helmet via the Gallic style "slide-on" crest holder opening found on the top of the helmet