Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DID Los Angeles Police Dept Metropolitan Division (LAPD SWAT) 2.0 POINT-MAN "Denver"

The Los Angeles Police Department , also known as Metro, is an elite division within the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The Metro Division, which also contains LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, contains seven platoons of specially-trained police officers. It is tasked with numerous crime-fighting duties including solving major crimes, surveillance, providing counter-terrorism details and attending high-risk barricaded situations, such as a hostage situation.

While not the first to use specially trained units, the LAPD was the first to form a specific SWAT team, and originally created the term, "Special Weapons And Tactics". John Nelson was the LAPD officer who came up with the idea to form a specially trained and equipped unit in the LAPD, intended to respond to and manage critical situations involving shootings while minimizing police casualties. In 1967, Nelson's CO, then-Inspector Daryl F. Gates approved this idea, and he formed a small select group of volunteer officers. This first SWAT unit initially consisted of fifteen teams of four men each, for a total staff of sixty. These officers were given special status and benefits. They were required to attend special monthly training. This unit also served as a security unit for police facilities during times of civil unrest.

This is DID's upcoming release: MA1006 will be a 1/6th scale Los Angeles Police Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics (LAPD SWAT) 2.0 POINT-MAN Denver 12-inch action figure. DID has been churning out some great stuff and this looks to be ranked as one of them. This is not the first 1:6 scale LAPD SWAT action figure to be released by DID. Back in May 2014, they had released a LAPD SWAT Assaulter 12-inch figure with Ryan Gosling head sculpt (see the preview pictures HERE) and follows up on that release with this Point-man figure.

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Related posts:
1/6th scale S.W.A.T. 12-inch Action Figures - We really need more of them to form a bigger team! posted on my toy blog HERE
Review of Hot Toys Toy Fairs Exclusive "The Dark Knight" 1/6th scale Lt. Jim Gordon 12-inch Collectible Figure HERE and HERE
Hot Toys "The Dark Knight" 1/6th scale Gotham City Police Department S.W.A.T. Team Member posted HERE
Kitbash 1:6 scale Keanu Reeves as LAPD SWAT officer Jack Traven from SPEED (1994) posted HERE
Review of BBI 1:6 scale Los Angeles County Sheriff's SWAT 12-inch figure HERE
Vintage Takara Combat Joe - SWAT outfit on a 12-inch figure (pictures HERE)


Unknown said...


Love your blog

Know its not the same topic, but do you have any further information on the DID British 22nd SAS B-Squadron Black Ops Team Leader that was shown at STGCC2015?


alex teo said...

Hi Guy
DID will publish pictures of their 22nd SAS B-Squadron Black Ops Team Leader sooner or later... hopefully sonner as I am excited to see more of that guy too.