Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Preview Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure

Wikipedia states that the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) is a division of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). CIRG enables the FBI to rapidly respond to, and effectively manage, special crisis incidents Nation-wide.

In response to public outcry over the standoffs at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and of the Branch Davidians in the Waco Siege, the FBI formed the CIRG in 1994 to deal more efficiently with crisis situations. The CIRG is designated to formulate strategies, manage hostage or siege situations, and, if humanly possible, resolve them "without loss of life," as FBI Director Louis Freeh, who assumed the post four-and-a-half months after the Waco fire, pledged in a 1995 Senate hearing. CIRG was intended to integrate tactical and investigative resources and expertise for critical incidents which necessitate an immediate response from law enforcement authorities. CIRG will deploy investigative specialists to respond to terrorist activities, hostage takings, child abductions and other high-risk repetitive violent crimes. Other major incidents include prison riots, bombings, air and train crashes, and natural disasters.

Soldier Story will be releasing this 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Federal Bureau of Investigation Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure and it's just AWESOME! He comes LOADED, really LOADED with lots of nice stuff. And the head sculpt is a nice bonus :) Scroll down to see more...

Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure will come with FAST Carbon Helmet, SI A-frame Ballistic Goggle, PVS-23 NVG, PVS-23 Battery Case, Manta Strobe Light, V-lite Light x 2 (red / blue), M45 Gas Mask, M45 Gas Mask VPU, Quietops Headset System, Saber Radio, light Sticks x 3, Sabre Crossfire, CTS Flashbang Grenade, Tear Gas, Watch, Knife, 6004 Holster, M1911 Pistol, Pistol Magazine 1 + 1, 1911 Gun Light, M870 Shotgun, Shotgun Shell x 6.

The Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure will come armed with the Heckler & Koch HK416 Rifle with Front Sight, Rear Sight, AN/PEQ15 Advanced Target Pointer Illuminator Aiming Light (ATPIAL), 552 Red Dot Sight, front grip, M952V Gun Light, Push-button Swivel & MWS Forend Rail Mount, CTR Stock, M4 Mag x 3 + 1

Accessories include M1949 pointman gloves, Kailash Boots, 12-inch S2 Body, Bare Feet, Bare Feet Short Connected x 1 Pair, GEN3 Combat Shirt, GEN3 Combat Pants, belt, FBI SWAT Ballistic Vest, Admin Pouch, double M4 Mag Pouch, single Grenade Pouch, single Flashbang Pouch, triple Flashbang Pouch, radio Pouch, medic Pouch, Gas Mask Pouch, Weapons Catch, Safety Lanyard, Rappelling Gloves, VTAC-MK2 Wide Padded Sling, Shotgun Sling, patches

"Men in black" i.e. these special ops / tactical guys in black uniforms and getup are always in fashion and in demand as well. Black uniform clad ops guys are always a MUST HAVE. This particular Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure will be in demand for a long time to come so make sure you get yours. I have two Soldier Story 1/6th scale CIA Special Activities Divison (SAD) Night Ops 12-inch Figures (see my reviews HERE and HERE) and they are two of my most viewed toy blog posts, right up there in the top five rankings so this figure will garner just as many views when it comes.

Soldier Story puts out quality stuff and this guy looks to be one of those that will be much talked about in years to come :)

Check out the 1/6 scale head sculpt that comes with this Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure. Yup! This is Soldier Story's take on actor Jeremy Renner.

I can already see people kitbashing and customizing their own versions of Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye, Sergeant First Class William James in Hurt Locker, William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol or Aaron Cross / Kenneth J. Kitsom in The Bourne Legacy. He is one of the new action man of the movies. Can't wait to see him as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.

Once again, check out all the gear and accessories that come with this Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure. Plenty of stuff for one to put together or part out and they are all GOOD :)

Need another reason for getting this Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure? Remember the guys who attacked the S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli-carrier with Clint Barton in "The Avengers" movie? Take way the FBI patches and I.D.s and this figure looks almost just like them. How cool is that?

click on the pic to see BIG ;p

Pre-order this Soldier Story 1/6 scale FBI CIRG (Critical Incident Response Group) 12-inch Figure now at TFH (The Falcon's Hangar)


Unknown said...

Very cool accesories, all of them and I didndt know about the avengers.

I may take this one.

alex teo said...

You won't regret getting this Jako ;p

Unknown said...

If this comes with a Kriss Vector it would be a hit!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Thanks again @lex! (I'm the guy with HotToys Truetype bodies question; and I thank you also for answering /I should create myself an account to avoid anonymity :) )

I was wondering what soldier would Soldier Story put on right now (as they covered Afghanistan well right now; and they are preparing SCAR rifles...) so this is a great unexpected surprise! I am going to rob my store when they unbox this dude :D

If it weren't for so many things to buy at same time and I was willing to improve this one even more (although I agree with your statement on Soldier story improving their headsculpt); I would buy a HotToys Hawkeye head on ebay.

Have a nice day!

alex teo said...

Hi, this figure looks nice with all the gear on him, including his helmet, mask, NVGs etc so it really doesn't matter what head sculpt is underneath because it will be hidden by everything ;p what I usually do is switch out the nicer head sculpts for bashes and put a generic head under there since the face is meant to stay hidden.

Also you have to be careful with head sculpts because a bigger head sculpt or even slightly longer face would throw everything off i.e. the helmet, gas mask etc won't be able to fit nicely. Not all heads are the same size ;p unless you meant to display the figure without the helmet and mask. cheers

Anonymous said...

I agree with you @lex. I'm doing similar.

While doing my own things, I noticed that HotToys, Sideshow, Artfigures bodies are bigger, widder than Soldier Story's.
Those bodies fill Soldier Story's uniforms/clothes better.
Although The Soldier Story's Weapons (where I consider them the best right now) are at the limits of proportions.

The only problem I encountered with heads are the Headplay's ones. You can have some great surprises in sculpts; but also dissapointments. Michael Jordan's head is too big, so is the neck; female heads are not easy to plug/attach. Some heads have eyes too close; etc.
I thought of Hawkeye's head because the sculpt is way ahead in quality/realism (while Soldier Story are way ahead of others in uniforms/weapons/accessories realism.) if one wish to have a great 1/6 collectible.
However if one wants to use this FBI CIRG at its full potential he has to buy either 4, 5 of it; or buy clothes and different accessories in numbers at the unboxing; to kitbash and make a full squad.

Sorry if the message is too long. Bye ;)

alex teo said...

Thanks for your contribution and comments. Very insightful and also helpful to fellow collectors and kitbashers. Great observations. CHEERS