Saturday, August 18, 2012
Bought in France during Christmas (2008), it was a very hard to find item. A precious A10 (G.I.Joe Rattlers included, our collection must have around half a dozen now) and very realistic details. A gem!
One of Chap Mei collector´s "Holy Grails". And for some time thought to be but a prototype for package pictures.
Included items. Not many accessories, but who cares? That A-10 was all it was needed!
A great machine, with notorious similarities to G.I.Joe´s 1984 Cobra Rattler mold.
The "Warthog" is a very appreciated aircraft for not only it represents air to ground "God´s wrath", but it´s a different airplane in so many aspects it cannot be mistaken by any other. As a toy, this one is near perfection.
Landing gear detail and weapons nests. As the real thing, this A-10 comes fully loaded and ready for tank busting.
The chin gun is not an incorporated 7-barrel Avenger, but a nice twist in design.
The weak spot here is the cockpit. I can´t understand where they were headed. Strangest of all that is strange, the actual CM figure won´t fit the airplane.
Engines detail (great).
... and interesting cockpit bubble turret gun incorporation. The gun goes through it when open.
Figure: Captain Red A-6
Figure: "Lieutenant Cooper - Tank Commander".
This is a marvelous piece of toy engineering and if you can find it, be sure to GET IT!
The camouflage looks awesome, the scale (for a toy) is fairly accurate.
Bombs can be dropped and missiles shot away!
Really big tanks/bombs.
Very nice graphics...
Only a couple of accessories for this set, but the main attraction is the A-10!
But this backpack / parachute is one of the most decently 1:18 scaled backpacks from Chap Mei! And looks sweet!
A-10s... always in pairs!