Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Soldier Story US Army FCS ACU Version Preview

Remember when I previewed the Soldier Story 1/6 scale 12-inch US Army Future Combat Systems soldier back on August 6 (see my post HERE)? The one with the head sculpt of actor Josh Duhamel who as US Army Captain William Lennox, is leader of the seven-man Joint Special Operations Command team who form part of earth's defence against the Decepticons in the movie "Transformers (2007)". Very Hot Toys (VHT) had already released the CBT TynCorp PMC in September 2008, a very nice multicam set with Crye Combat Chassis for kitbashing a 1/6 scale 12-inch Captain William Lennox figure, which I did in a much earlier post HERE.

Well, guess what? This October, Soldier Story will be releasing a limited edition variation of this set, except the uniform and equipment will be in Army Combat Uniform (ACU) patterned camouflage (this was what Lennox wore in "Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)"). The only similar items to both sets are the Crye Precision designed shirt, pants and body armor chassis - except now they're in ACU. All the other items are different - from the Serpa-style drop down holster with .45 Pistol and Lanyard, to the PALS Padded Web Belt with Suspenders. Even the H&K 416 Assault Rifle is different - with shorter barrel and 20-Round Magpul Magazine.

This newer Soldier Story FCS (Future Combat Systems) Testing Team in ACU (Army Camouflage Uniform) Set Includes: MICH Helmet - Tan, Crye Precision Combat Shirt - ACU, Crye Precision Combat Pants - ACU, Crye Precision Blast Belt w/Suspenders - ACU, M4 Mag Pouch - ACU x 4, Double Pistol Mag Pouch - ACU, Crye Precision Armour Chassis - ACU, Hydration Carrier w/Tube - ACU, Large General Purpose Pouch Horizontal - ACU, General Purpose Pouch - ACU, MBITR Radio Pouch - ACU, Water Bottle/General Purpose Pouch - ACU, SERPA Drop Holster w/Mag Pouches, Riggers Belt, M1911 .45 Pistol w/Rail, M1911 .45 Magazine x 4, Pistol Lanyard, P-Mag 20 Round w/Ranger Plate x 4, 20-Round M4 Magazine x 4, Heckler & Koch HK416 Rifle w/10.5 Inch Barrel (this is the CQB version), Single Point Bungee Sling Coyote, MBITR Radio w/Peltor Headset and PTT switch, Patches, Desert Boots, NOMEX Gloves - Tan, S2 Soldier Story Body, Bendy Hands

And guess who's head? Why, it's Jason Statham with a super BIG head!! This after everyone complained about Soldier Story heads being small. Now it's melon head Statham - LOL!

Finally, a helmet! And it actually hides the BIG head rather well. With the helmet on, he looks much better. Definitely a better likeness and head sculpt of Jason Statham (he of "The Transporter", "Crank", "Rogue Assassin" or "War", and "Death Race" fame) than that which was offered by Loading Toys (see my review HERE).

What's with the Batman symbol?

Nicely done SERPA Drop Holster w/Mag Pouches and a M1911 .45 Pistol with Lanyard


desmond said...

Alex, looking at the pictures above, the head size is still small and the lower parts of the body is damn big..

alex teo said...

yeah desmond, clothes are still too big. maybe will fit better on a Hot Toys True Type body

Anonymous said...

My guess is that the uni is of the right size especially when fitted on a TrueType body.
I think it is due to the head proportions and body size of S2 thats making the uni look loose.
The TrueType is taller than the S2.
You can also try the ACE body.