Monday, January 2, 2012

Incoming: VeryHot 1/6 scale Black Action Sniper 12-inch Figure

I don't know what a Black Action sniper is. I can only think that perhaps VeryHot wanted to name their newest soon-to-be-released 1/6 scale sniper figure a Black Ops Sniper but it got translated as Black Action Sniper instead. If you were to tell someone in the 'hood that you wanted some Black Action, I think you'll end up in a lot of pain so I wouldn't want to use the term "Black Action" loosely if I were you LOLZ

Anyway it seems that 2011 was the year of snipers for VeryHot as this will be their SEVENth Sniper figure previewed in 2011. Although it is now 2012, these pictures were released at the end of December 2011. If you were to click on the "Snipers" label at the bottom of this post, you can see all the various Very Hot 12-inch sniper figures that have been previewed thus far, this one being the latest.

As always, VeryHot only releases uniform / outfit sets with weapons but the 12-inch Figure Body and 1/6 scale head are NOT included. Anyway, like I always say, you cannot go wrong with black :) Camouflage will go out of fashion i.e. they may get phased out, changed or improved upon but black is always IN. A figure in black will always fit in, just switch out the weapons to keep with the times haha.

Overall, I like this set and certainly will be getting it to put together as it is or even use it for kitbashing because it has a lot of interesting parts. The 1/6 scale CheyTac Intervention M-200 bolt action sniper rifle is certainly a plus :)

Strangely enough, the black chest rig that holds the magazines included with this set does not match the weapon that this sniper is using. If he's carrying M4 magazines, then shouldn't he also come with an M4 rifle as his secondary? I don't see a problem equipping him with an M4 as his backup but just thinking that if VeryHot included the mags, they should throw in the rifle as well.

The CheyTac Intervention is an American bolt action sniper rifle manufactured by CheyTac LLC for long range soft target interdiction. It is fed by a detachable single stack magazine, which holds 7 rounds. It fires .408 CheyTac or .375 CheyTac ammunition. [source: wiki] I'm no weapons expert but it sounds impressive!

The primary sight is the Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 variable magnification telescopic sight with a 56 mm objective. The alternate sight is the US Optics SN-9.

I can certainly see this figure next to my CIA SAD figures and would certainly make a good addition to the team.


fishmilkshake said...

Oh man! This set is worth it for the M200. Best looking sniper rifle ever. Nice write-up and thanks for bringing this set to my attention.

alex teo said...

hi Ben Mulder, U R most welcome :) I started this toy blog to share about my passion with like-minded people around the world such as yourself CHEERS

One Shot said...

ooops! I mentioned on FB that I would put him in the water...I thought it was a SEAL or something. Think again One Shot. This is COOL THOUGH. I like it, I wanna like VHT even more but when I get the box and set it all up...I get let down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I do like it...just know the pictures sell it more than the actual in hand product. (for me at least)

alex teo said...

I know what you mean George :) VHT hasn't exactly lived up to expectations but they do offer us some other options at a much better price point