Friday, April 17, 2015

Check out this VTS Toys (VM-011) 1/6th scale Black Storm Guard 12-inch figure with Tavor

Resident Evil: Retribution is a 2012 American-Canadian-German science fiction action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It is the fifth installment in the Resident Evil film series based on the Capcom survival horror video game series Resident Evil. Resident Evil: Retribution is a direct follow-on from the previous film Resident Evil: Afterlife, and focuses on Alice (Milla Jovovich) captured by the Umbrella Corporation, forcing her to make her escape from an underwater base in the Arctic Circle, used for testing the T-virus.

In the movie, Oded Fehr plays a pair of clones of Carlos Olivera, a former Umbrella commando and love interest of Alice, who was killed in a sacrificial explosion in Resident Evil: Extinction. Carlos, who appeared in Resident Evil: Apocalypse and also Resident Evil: Extinction, was cloned after his death by Umbrella Corporation, creating a "Good Carlos" and a "Bad Carlos". "Bad Carlos" is part of Jill's commando group searching for Alice.

VTS Toys(VM-011) 1/6th scale Black Storm Guard will come with the following parts list: 1/6th scale real-like head sculpt, 12-inch action body, one pair of fist hands, tactical gloved hands x3. Costume / outfit: black leather coat, black leather pants, T-shirt, balaclava, BDU belt, combat boots, body armor, tactical rappelling harness. Weapons: TAR-21 assault rifle, TAR-21 magazine, MEPRO 21 reflex sight, tactical light, SF silencer, tactical rifle sling, USP match pistol, pistol recoil compensator, USP pistol magazine. Accessories: base jump helmet, helmet mounts, HD camera with helmet, FM50 mask, tactical glasses, figure display stand.

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The TAR-21 (or simply Tavor) is an Israeli bullpup assault rifle chambered for 5.56×45mm NATO ammunition with a selective fire system, selecting between semi-automatic mode and full automatic fire mode. Built around a long-stroke piston system (as found in the M1 Garand and AK-47), the Tavor was designed to maximise reliability, durability, and ease-of-maintenance, particularly under adverse or battlefield conditions.

The 1/6th scale head sculpt appears to bear a resemblance to Oded Fehr who does don this outfit in Resident Evil: Retribution. This is not the first Oded Fehr head sculpt on a 12-inch figure. Back in 2008, I posted a review of the Soldier Story 1/6th scale CIA Special Activities Divison (SAD) Night Ops 12-inch Figure on my toy blog HERE and that post has garnered over 202184 page views. It also came with a 1/6th scale Oded Fehr head sculpt although compared to today's standards, it was best to keep the sculpt hidden under the balaclava.

Here's a screen grab of Oded Fehr as Carlos Olivera in similar looking outfit and getup

A little trivia about VTS. VTS is actually the parent company of DAM Toys. VTS started venturing into the 12-inch figure market before DAM Toys came into the picture. Crazy Dummy and DAM Toys basically produce and release 1/6th scale Military and the Spade series figures while VTS continues producing and releasing unlicensed movie-related figures. Hence quality is assured because they have been delivering good stuff.


HeDoN666 said...

Yup. Definite purchase despite giving up on the movie series after #4, now if only I could afford two...

humanbeingill said...

Lol WOW.... I was thinking thee EXACT same thing, word for word. I wanna make one into a custom Hawkeye :)