We’ve got another early look at one of the figures coming out in March 2013.
The second wave of 3-packs have some interesting figures: Mouse, Firefly and more Snake Eyes and Storm Shadows along with this guy, Sgt. Airborne.
In this incarnation, Airborne isn’t a “helicopter assault trooper”, he’s decked out as a full paratrooper. And in that regards he works, and looks, great. Great detail on the gear, good paint jobs on the helmet. The helmet is connected to an oxygen supply which doesn’t connect anywhere. It just kind of hangs there, getting in the way. I’d rather not have the tube or the oxygen supply and have just the helmet.
Great job on the vest, making it blue ties into Airborne’s original figure. The vest itself is nicely detailed. It looks great. It comes off easy, since it’s just draped over the neck and not connected front to back. This allows for some movement and manipulation, to help with posing, but it also presents a problem. Too much bending of the vest can cause it to warp and no longer sit right on the figure. I think I’d rather see the front and back connected at the sides to allow for longer wear and tear.
The leg harness can’t be removed without taking the legs off. When vest and harness are on the figure, it looks good, looks almost one piece.
The head looks a bit odd with the mouth uncovered. I would have rather had an unmasked head. I don’t have easy access to my figures or I’d try a 25t Airborne head to see how it looks. This masked head sits high on the neck and when turned it only looks up. The head is a bit disappointing.
The figure loses a lot of it’s coolness when the vest comes off. It’s very plain looking and the head looks out of place. Would have been nice if he had come with an extra set of gear, maybe the 25th Airborne vest to swap out so could have him in paratrooper mode and ground mode.
The harness on the back also looks like it’s missing something.
As a paratrooper display figure, this will be great. But for anything else, the figure is lacking.