Saturday, January 21, 2012

Incoming: DID World War I 1/6 scale British Infantry "Albert Brown" 12-inch Figure

World War I (WWI), which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved all the world's great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies (centred around the Triple Entente of the United Kingdom, France and Russia) and the Central Powers (originally centred around the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy).

DID has really gone off the beaten path (of sure-to-sell special forces figures like SEALs etc and WWII German figures - don't know why but there seems to be a LOT of Germans around) with Albert Brown, who is supposed to be a typical WWI British Infantryman from 1914 to 1918. World War I is an era not too many 1/6 scale manufacturers explore because not many collectors are into WWI, not even among military figure collectors.

So what's nice about DID 1/6 scale WW1 British Infantry set is that it comes with a LOT of gear including mustard brown tunic and pants, undershirt, leggings, leather lowboots, "tommy" helmet, officer's cap, Enfield rifle, gasmask and carrier, bayonet and scabbard, leather ammo bandolier, cutting tool and carrier, e-tool and carrier, canteen and carrier, backpack, belt, ammo pouches, harness, and even barbed wire. This is a pretty complete figure for building your WWI UK Army.

DID World War I 1/6 scale British Infantry (1914-1918) 12-inch Figure "Albert Brown" will feature: Albert Brown Figure, M1905 Service Dress Cap, M1902 Service Dress Tunic, M1902 Service Dress Trousers, Undershirt, M1908 Waist Belt, M1908 Shoulder Braces, M1908 Haversack, M1908 Bayonet & Scabbard, M1908 E-Tool & Carrier, M1908 Water Bottle & Carrier, M1908 Five Cartridge Pouch Set, M1908 Pack / Valise, M1902 Khaki Puttees, Mark I Wire Cutters & Carrier, M1917 Small Box Respirator, Mark I Steel Helmet, P1903 Leather Bandolier, Ammunition Boots, Short Magazine Lee Enfield Rifle No.1 Mark III, Insignia and Barbed Wire

What's nice about these WWI figures with their M1917 Small Box Respirator is that they can also be used to kitbash the post-apocalyptic look of a planet ravaged by man's disregard for mother nature and the environment, leaving those who survive the eventual holocaust to have to fend for themselves, including gas masks to filter the polluted air.

For some authentic pictures / images of World War I, check out my post HERE (there's a picture of the British Army using London omnibuses as transport for the British Expeditionary Force).

Check out my other posts of Hasbro G.I. Joe WWI figures and a review of the G.I. Joe Doughboy plus the World War I Battle Gear Set


Anonymous said...

Peter Jackson's gonna LOVE this!

alex teo said...

Many WW1 military figure collectors are pretty excited as well ;p