Thursday, May 1, 2008

10th Mountain Division Sniper by Hot Toys, 2008

Hot Toys has just released this sniper of the US Army 10th Mountain Division. The head sculpt certainly bears a resemblance to Josh Duhamel (pronounced duh-MEL), who played Danny McCoy, casino security agent in the TV series Las Vegas before landing the role of Captain Lennox in the Transformers movie (2007).

My wife will tell you that he doesn't have enough exposure, with the emphasis on expose - ha! ha!. He is now engaged to Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson of The Black Eyed Peas. They met when she and her band appeared on Duhamel's show Las Vegas in 2004. Hot Toys' sculpting is getting better and better. The prototype pictures of Josh wasn't as good as the final product. This will be another preview post in view of the fact that I got to move everything (lock, stock and smoking barrel) to the new place!

As usual, the box is too nice to throw away.

The huge thingie he's humping on his back is just like the real deal, the GS05M Eberlestock Gunslinger Pack™ used by US Special Forces troops and SWAT units.

Box contents - the M14 EBR (Enhanced Battle Rifle) which takes the standard M14 action and barrel assembly and adds a telescoping stock, a pistol grip, a different front sight, multiple accessory rails, and a beefier muzzle brake in place of the standard flash suppressor - recycling at its best! The M14 was first issued to the U.S. Army in July 1959 and is still in service today.

Hot Toys U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division Sniper in Army Combat shirt and ACU pants

His side profile looks weird (very small chest and big hips) because the design is meant to allow the fitting of all his gear and yet have unrestricted movement. Some of the recent releases by some of the other companies did not take this into account and as a result, you get a very bloated, pregnant looking soldier who looks like he's about to go into labour instead of battle. ACE has done some very nice figures that look great even with all his gear fully loaded because their basic naked figure design has taken account of this.

Tactical holster platform (used to be just drop-down holster) and check out his Assault Boots

His sidearm is the new SIG-Sauer P250 DC pistol

Close-up of head sculpt - Josh Duhamel/Danny McCoy/Captain Lennox

Wife's pretty happy with this one!

Comparisons of various ACUs issued.

Josh Duhamel as Captain William Lennox decked out in multicam gear HERE

Soldier Story's take on Josh Duhamel as Lennox on August 6, 2009 HERE


D7ana said...

Oh he's cute.

Looking forward to someone selling the figure nude - i.e., minus the military stuff. And it's just that I don't need the other stuff - not him being nude ... sounds worse LOL.

Thanks for sharing.


alex teo said...

Hey D7ana :) Soldier Story will also be releasing a version of Josh Duhamel - link here:

Maybe theirs will be more affordable as Hot Toys version tned to be expensive