Tuesday, January 3, 2012

REVIEW Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch Figure with Will Smith head sculpt

This is Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch figure released some time ago but I didn't have time to take it out until now. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government. It is an executive agency and reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence, responsible for providing national security intelligence assessment to senior United States policymakers through means of covert psychological, cyber, and social warfare to carry out these intelligence-gathering operations using non-military commissioned civilian intelligence agents, many of whom are trained to avoid tactical situations. [source: wiki]

The CIA also oversees and sometimes engages in tactical and covert activities at the request of the President of the United States. Often, when such field operations are organized, the US military or other warfare tacticians carry these tactical operations out on behalf of the agency while the CIA oversees them.

In the 1/6 scale figure world, so long as it looks covert and clandestine, it can qualify as CIA. Any reason to manufacture a 12-inch figure and generate sales is a good enough incentive for the many 1/6 scale toy manufacturers and they are sprouting up so fast that 12-inch figure collectors (especially military figure collectors) have been swarmed by the many offerings.

This Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch figure comes in a narrow box with everything packed inside. The picture below shows the figure included and the box contents which consist of: 1/6 Scale Fully Posable Action Figure with Real Like Head Sculpt, Black Polo long sleeve Shirt, Black Tactical Pants, Assault Boots, Oakley Gloved Hands, Cap, Knit Watch Cap, Shemagh, Recon Vest, Grenade Belt, Rifle Magazine Pouches, Grenade Pouches, Utility Pouches, Radio Pouch, Black Backpack, Patches, Shooting glasses, Pistol Holster, H1L Helmet Light, Combat Light with holder, Mobile Phone, Walkie-Talkie Radio, Headset, Grenades, M1911 Pistol, Beretta Rx4 Storm Rifle (with 2 extra buttstocks), Carabiners

Part of the reason for getting this set was the 1/6 scale head sculpt which resembles Will Smith and has quite a good likeness of the actor who has starred in movies such as Bad Boys, Bad Boys II, Independence Day, Men in Black, Men in Black II, I, Robot, I Am Legend, Hancock, Wild Wild West and Enemy of the State, just to name a few.

Certainly has quite a bit of accessories. Click on the picture to get an ENLARGED view ;p

Click on the picture for a bigger and better view :)

The belts for his holster and grenade rounds were kept inside the backpack

The Dr Figures CIA Field Operator 1/6 scale black backpack has working zippers for all compartments and there's an even smaller working zipper inside the front pouch.

The Beretta Rx4 Storm rifle (aka Benelli MR1) is the latest member of the Total Solutions for Law Enforcement family. This semiautomatic .223 special purpose rifle emphasizes individual performance with multiple stock ergonomic adjustment, and ambidextrous controls.

The Dr Figures 1/6 scale Beretta Rx4 Storm rifle / Benelli MR1 comes with one 100-round drum magazine and two 30-round box magazine plus two extra butt stocks for switching out options as well as flash suppressor.

Click for a LARGER size picture view :)

With homeland security and personal officer protection in mind, the Rx4 Storm comes standard with a reversible cross bolt safety and ambidextrous bolt release. It accepts standard M4, M16, and AR15 magazines, but unlike some other weapon system, the magazine release button is reversible and my be operated from either side.

Click to see more of the Rx4 / MR1 detailing

This is the fully equipped Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch figure with Will Smith head sculpt. I did not put on all the items that came with this figure as there were more than enough parts and accessories. There were more than enough pouches to equip two vests although only one vest was provided. The rest of the pouches will go into the "SPARES" bin. I also didn't want to use the shemagh  scarf as shown on the box cover and preview pictures as I felt that it didn't go with the whole Black Stealth look. I much prefer this final look.

Scroll down for more turnaround views of this Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch Figure with Will Smith head sculpt. The 1/6 scale Beretta Rx4 Storm rifle / Benelli MR1 is a nice touch as it is something different from what we are so used to getting.

All the gear and parts (including pouches) go on the vest rather easily and I do like how it turned out.

The funny thing is the radio pouch is way too big for his walkie-talkie and I think somebody made a boo-boo. Another issue I had was the M1911 Pistol. Besides being one molded piece (it comes with a spare pistol magazine but the pistol's magazine cannot be removed), it is too BIG to fit inside the holster :( So for the complete look, I had to switch to another M1911 pistol instead.

Another thing is: If this CIA Field Operator is armed with the 1/6 scale Beretta Rx4 Storm rifle, shouldn't he also be armed with a Beretta pistol as well?

This Dr Figures 1/6 scale Beretta Rx4 Storm rifle / Benelli MR1 comes with a grenade launcher which is also detachable. Interestingly enough, the Rx4 Storm rifle is not in use with any military unit and was intended primarily as a "patrol carbine" for Police organizations and private security operators.

You can see the 40mm grenade rounds carried on his grenade belt worn under his vest. There are six (6) smaller 40mm grenades and two (2) larger grenade rounds included but only one type of grenade launcher. I don't know why this is so. This Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch Figure set also comes with two (2) fragmentation grenades.

Here's Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch Figure (Will Smith) firing with his sidearm, the M1911 single-action, semi-automatic .45 pistol with suppressor / silencer

Close-up shots of the Dr Figures 1/6 scale Will Smith head sculpt wearing watch cap and shooting glasses. The look of the watch cap used to be most associated with sailors, but the headgear is now popular among clubgoers and anyone who lives in cold areas. It is the unofficial national headgear of Canada, where it is called a tuque or toque. The watch cap has many other alternative names as well, including beanie, boggan, knit cap, knit hat, ski cap, ski capor, skull cap, skully, sock cap, stocking cap, and toboggan. In India, the watch cap is known as a monkey cap.

Shooters of all kinds require eye protection, whether at the range or in the field. The majority of shooting activities take place in close proximity to the face. Facing the possibility of ricochets, flying objects (ejecting shells, etc), wind, sun and dust, it only makes sense to use good eye protection.

I think Dr Figures managed to capture Will Smith's likeness rather well on their CIA Field Operator figure.

Scroll down for some close-up pictures and views of this Dr Figures 1/6 scale CIA Field Operator 12-inch Figure armed with the Beretta Rx4 Storm rifle / Benelli MR1 plus grenade launcher and flash suppressor. Wouldn't want to wake up the neighbors when they come a-calling ;p

NEXT: Kitbash 1/6 scale Will Smith as Robert Neville from "I am Legend"


WL a.k.a Wee Loong said...

Hi Alex,

where did you get the diorama from?



Anonymous said...

Nice usage of the robocop base

alex teo said...

Hi WL, Like anonymous said, it's the McFarlane Robocop 12-inch Battle Damage Action Figure (see link: http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&q=mcFarlane+robocop&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=15557179264071544166&sa=X&ei=fXgCT7vaOIPIrQe95NX0Dw&ved=0CDwQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers) only had to pay about SGD40 which included RoboCop - http://toyhaven.blogspot.com/2008/04/robocop-1987-by-mcfarlane-2005.html