Monday, December 12, 2011

Toys City NSW Marksman Overwatch Operation

Toys City's latest modern release might be it's best yet.  This guy comes stuffed to the gills with gear, including some new-to-this-scale AOR2 (after a long wave of desert colors), but the highlight has got to be the Opscore "FAST" bump helmet.

This thing is a little scale masterpiece with air vents, various rails and mounts, and even little bungie-style elastic cords to secure the NVG.

AOR2 paint scheme to match the uni.
The velcro stickers match the air vents very well.
The elastic mini bungies are pretty sweet.  Yes, it's fragile, but still fun to put together.

Despite the obvious fragility, TC did an excellent job designing the build of the helmet--I found it very easy to assemble, with minimal fuss.  A great job of engineering and 1/6 design, IMO.

Another well-designed item is the Mk11 sniper rifle.  Highly detailed with a movable mount/stand, you can even read the manufacturer logos printed on the side.

The rest of the set is a hodge-podge of other items.  Perhaps to cut costs, TC used AOR1 for the pouches, vest, and chest rig.  Not sure if that all is supposed to match, but it looks acceptable to me.

The body is solid with no major complaints from me.  The head sculpt is good-looking, with a good paint app.  I don't know who it is supposed to resemble, if anyone, but I've heard the likeness being compared to everyone from George Clooney to some french actor I'm not familiar with.

Overall, this is my favorite figure set from Toys City so far.  It combines some new elements, with some older elements in a good value package that is fun and relatively hassle-free to assemble (considering the details involved).  I'd highly recommend the figure to any modern military figure collector.

This guy looks ready to provide some cover fire.
Perhaps an odd mix of camo?
So much detail. 
No idea who this face is supposed to resemble.

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