Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Soldier Force Snake Squad

A little nostalgia. Series I Soldier Force "Snake Squad Speed Troopers" 6 pack.

These were the starters of it all. Many (if not all) G.I.Joe collectors remember this vividly.

However, this is the "Snake Squad". A variation of the common olive green camouflage figures.

Center, a G.I.Joe Extreme-inspired figure. These 6 packs (especially this one) had an interesting painting. Even then, it was clear they wanted to do something good. They were trying, as they still are, I believe, to figure out the "fly". Trying different plastics, paint jobs, molds, scales. They´re pretty close.

These 6 figures were the bread and butter of Chap Mei Soldier Force lines for years. It is curious they never tried to develop a background story for these and for the lines. Catalogs. The works. Who knows what the future will bring...

Yep, the first Chap Mei logo.

Good(?) old Chap Mei days...

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3 comments:

  1. Luís "ToneGuns" GalileuOctober 14, 2009 at 2:24 AM

    How much I regreat have let the one with the red mask go from my collection... It's a perfect guy for a custom.

    And the guns oversized let me sad. Great remakes of the Alien movies, but oversized... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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  2. I really like this set. It's a pity the incomplete paint job of the back of the figures. Regarding on the oversized weapons, they're perfect for my Madelman figures :)

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  3. Indeed, for the Madelman series, these weapons are perfect. I tried to get some military Madelman a while ago, but I could only find divers, fire fighters and such.

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