Accessories: 4 piece helmet, rifle, 3 magazines, pistol, holster, ammo pouch, knife, armor, belt, and 2 piece backpack.
Non-Scalper Price: $13 dollars
* Modeling this set today is the Urban Combat Republic Guard figure from Action Force. He's one of the basic figures in the line and since he's already decked out in urban camo, he seems a perfect match for the Urban Gear Set.
* The body armor included with this set is really cool. It also came with the Bone Collector but here it's colored differently with a dark gray base, green straps, and blue and gold grenades stored across the chest. There's a lot of detail here, particularly on the armored places, so you can tell that this guy (or at least this piece of armor) has seen quite a few fights.
* Take notice of the green belt around the waist. This is a separate piece that you have to slide over the legs of the figure. It's a real pain but it looks cool and gives the figure a bit more detail. There's also a loop at the back which can be used for storing an extra piece of equipment.
* To protect the head of your trooper you get a cool tactical helmet. This is a sleek, sporty, modern combat helmet that fits over the heads of most figures in the line quite well.
* The helmet has lots of little extras with it, most impressively these cool night vision goggles. They just plug in to the front of the helmet. They even have red lenses! How cool is that?
* You can further customize the helmet by putting the night vision goggles up on top (just rotate the piece before putting it in) and by adding the armored ear pieces. They take a little work to push in but they stay on nicely and give the helmet a fuller look.
* There's also a backpack included here. It's solid green with no paint applications but the detail work on this is nice. Lots of pouches and straps and such. The peg is really long on the back so it stays in the back of a figure quite nicely, even if they're wearing a vest or armor.
* The backpack also "opens" with a removable panel on the back. It pops off (but stays on securely due to simple friction) and you can put a couple pieces of gear in here. You could store some weapons, extra magazines, or even an extra set of hands. That's pretty slick and a cool little feature.
* This weapon has been included with a few figures now as well as the Prototype Armaments set but this might be the best version yet. This seems to be an HK416 with an under the barrel 40mm grenade launcher with a cool green body, black attachments, and a silver magazine. It looks awesome and is a pretty impressive piece.
* Like the other versions of this rifle in the line, this one not only has a removable magazine but it comes with two additional magazines as well. The magazines stay securely in the weapon and look great on their own.
* A thigh pouch is included that can hold both spare magazines securely while keeping them at the ready.
* The Steel Brigade trooper also included this really cool and modern looking pistol. The grip looks like a pretty standard modern pistol but the front seems rather advanced. Maybe it has a built in suppressor or recoil reducer or something? The barrel is hollow, so you can put an effect piece inside. There's also a paint application on the slide and on the magazine at the bottom.
* The pistol fits nicely into a standard drop in holster that fits a figure's right hip. It looks great and has quite a few paint applications which match the pistol and the rest of the gear in the set.
* There's also this small knife. The Steel Brigade come with the same accessory and it's a great little blade, so no complaints here.
* There's a sheathe on the back of the armor so the knife can slide right inside, ready for battle. Or whittling. I guess whatever you're in the mood for.
* Good grief was it tough to get the top peg snapped closed on the body armor. The lower belt was fine but the upper belt gave me a real problem. Even after getting it in it kept wanting to pop out. It feels like the upper strap needs to be just a little bit longer.
Ugh! I need to equip my Republic Guard!ReplyDelete
Definitely. He's a bit dull on his own but with the gear he's one of my favorites.Delete