Friday, February 11, 2011

Dragon HK Police EOD Bureau "Simon" Figure with EOD Suit

continued from previous post...

This was the second 1/6 scale EOD suit to be released by Dragon Models Limited (DML) and it is a HK Police EOD Bureau "Simon" 12-inch figure. Simon is a member of the Hong Kong Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Bureau. He comes with the EOD-7B set (helmet, full body armor, jacket, trousers), boots, EOD belt, auxiliary battery pack, EOD clampo kit, cutter, SABER radio clip-on handset, walkie-talkie, water cannon and watch.

This HK Police EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) box figure set came with EOD-7B Helmet, EOD Uniform Shirt and Trousers, EOD-7B Body Suit and Trousers, EOD-7B 1GP Integrated Groin Protector, EOD-7B Back Support and Boots.

Equipment included: EOD Belt, Auxiliary Battery Pack, EOD Clampo Kit, Cutter, Walkie Talkie, SABER Radio Clip-on Handset, Water Cannon and Watch

Hong Kong Police Officer Simon performs the actual bomb neutralization tasks wearing the Bomb Disposal Suit. His partner Jimmy performed Search & Reconnaissance tasks wearing the SRS-5 suit which was the lightweight blast suit. This version is the real deal, used for disarming / neutralizing threats. I'd hoped Dragon would release the army green version but that never happened.

Scroll down for more roundabout views of this well produced Dragon HK Police EOD Bureau "Simon" Figure with EOD Suit

The EOD bomb disposal suit also employs the most advanced technology in design and state-of-the-art fragmentation-defeating materials available in the world today. Through extensive research and development spanning more than a decade in actual field tests, the Bomb Disposal Suit ensemble is capable of defeating record setting specifications against the number one threat faced by modern day EOD technicians - fragmentation.

The EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) helmet is the world's first Threat Level IIIA ballistic helmet available to military and law enforcement agencies. This EOD helmet is the only EOD helmet in the world that provides complete and absolute 360 degree protection at the stated Threat levels.

IMHO I think Dragon did a very good job in replicating the EOD-7B helmet in 1/6 scale. It even has the removable full face shield which is pretty cool

More close-up shots of the Dragon Models (DML) EOD-7B helmet

And here's Dragon Models (DML) 1/6 scale Hong Kong Police EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) 12-inch Figure "Jimmy" with SRS-5 Suit (covered in the previous post) standing side-by-side with HK Police EOD Bureau "Simon" 12-inch Figure with full EOD Suit, together with all the accessories that came with these two figures, and then some. When these two figures were first released, they were both of the same color i.e. Jimmy's SRS-5 suit / outfit was the same blue as Simon's but the SRS-5 suit colors have faded over time. Both were displayed side by side but just one has the fading issues.

Besides the EOD7 cable reel, canned fruit and water cannon, there are also parts from the G.I. Joe "Bomb Disposal" Battle Gear set (ether spray can, 80ST X-Ray unit, image storage panel and 25mm Ammunition round with removable explosive tip. Other items not shown included German Shepard Bomb dog with leash, bomb blanket and shotgun)

And here's a group shot of all three Dragon Models 1/6 scale EOD 12-inch figures. I'd done a three-part photo review of the Dragon Models Limited (DML) 1/6 scale 12-inch US Army EOD Squad Leader - Operation Iraqi Freedom - "William" (Sergeant First Class) earlier starting with the box and its contents HERE.


Anonymous said...

These bomb suits greatly restrict the posing of the figures and turn them into "de facto" statues ! Nice stuffs anyway.

alex teo said...

Thanks for the compliments :) What I dislike about statues is that they are cast in STONE and do not have highly detailed fabric outfits and accessories. These 1/6 scale 12-inch figures are dressed in layers of clothing that is pretty accurate in terms of scale and realism and though these bomb outfits may restrict their movement, in the real world these same bomb technicians are quite restricted as well due to the layers of protection they need to have on them. I've seen many actual pictures of them and they all look pretty stiff and rigid as well :)