Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Medicom Cro-Magnon MSFS 1 - SAS

Now here's a pattern that never goes out of style - BLACK! (In reference to my previous post about the Woodlands camouflage pattern)

This was the first 1/6 scale military figure in the Medicom Cro-Magnon MSFS (Medicom Special Forces Series): the SAS (Special Air Service), released in 2000. The SAS gained fame and recognition worldwide after the Iranian Embassy Storming (or Operation Nimrod) in May 1980 was played out in front of the media and broadcast to the world.

Iranian Arab separatists had taken over the Iranian embassy in London. The siege was ended when the Special Air Service (SAS) stormed the building and rescued 19 of 26 hostages (5 hostages had been released prior to the raid, 1 hostage was killed during the assault and 1 hostage had been executed prior to the assault). 5 separatists were killed and 1 was captured. The last surviving gunman had posed as a hostage and was escorted outside the embassy. There, a real hostage quickly identified him as one of the attackers. One SAS soldier was allegedly about to take him back into the building to be shot. The soldier was prevented from doing so when it was pointed out that the world's media were watching.

This 1/6 Medicom Cro-Magnon SAS operator from the Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) wing of the SAS came dressed in Assault Suit (with trunks), balaclava, SF10 Respirator with removable flash-resistant protective lens (Dark Lenses), CT100E electronic ear defender headset with earphone (Audio Harness), AC100/1 composite helmet, Level-2 flak vest (body armor), black suede Quick Reaction Vest (assault vest), SAS dagger in sheath, Flashbang grenades, Rappelling Gloves, Diver's Watch, Browning HP Mk III semi-automatic handgun with drop-down holster, two extra pistol magazines in double magazine pouch, MP5 Triple Magazine Pouch with extra magazines, H&K MP5K SMG with double-clip magazine, Suppressor and Telescopic Stock, and Assault Boots (with socks).

SF10 Respirator (with removable flash-resistant protective lens) connected to PTT (Push To Talk) switch for radio communication (audio harness)

MP5 triple magazine pouch with extra MP5 magazines and nicely detailed assault boots

The well produced H&K (Heckler & Koch) MP5K SMG with double-clip magazine and Telescopic Stock

This was a more modern SAS Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) operator. Action Man had released 1/6 scale 12-inch SAS operators from the May 1980 seige back in the 1980s after the successful assault. I'd posted about them HERE.

And Kubrick had issued the 1980s SAS counter-terrorist team with their modified SAS assault Landrover (pictures HERE)


desmond said...

Bro, this post really brings me back to the early 2000. This is the 1st 12inch figure I bought after seeing my friend's collection of Dragon SDU figures. I still have the box as I want to keep that for memory purpose. This is one of the early MEDICOM special forces series. Big head, small body, the accessories and weapons are a bit large in size..Haha!!

alex teo said...

maybe one day i'll post a comparison of 1/6 weapon sizes because i think Hot Toys' weapons are even bigger >_<

sabretooth said...

hey Alex, look mate... I have been racking my brain trying to find the best vanilla 1/6 sas on the market, im partial to the black clothing as opposed to the navy blue jump suit but just wanting to get your opinion on which sas figure released is the best?...

alex teo said...

hi sabretooth, I still like this Medicom SAS the best in terms of gear and accessories. The body might be a bit small (makes the assault vest look big). The recently released MC Toys M-035 1/6 scale SAS CRW (1987-2000) 12-inch action figure is also highly recommended :) I have posted a blog entry of the various 1/6 scale SAS CRW 12-inch figures released by BBI, Dragon Models, MC Toys, Medicom, Palitoy etc (link: cheers