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Thread: FSS 3.0 Preview 10 -- SPECIAL ACTION FORCE COMMANDO: BIG BEN

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    Junior Member sbrennan2@optusnet.com.au's Avatar
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    Wow! One of the last ARAH joes I bought as an *ahem* adult, and you've nailed it. Great work.

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    Absolutely awesome!!! I liked Big Ben when he first appeared in the early 90's in the wave that included Red Star, Big Bear, and new versions of Dusty and Low Light if I'm not mistaken. I liked the idea of the Joe's bringing in specialists from other countries and I thought Big Ben had a lot of potential. I liked the original figure back then, but this one is just awesome in my opinion! He looks stronger and his face looks great. Can't wait to get him!! Great job again, Club!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhiii@sover.net View Post
    This wan't a must have for me to pass onto my nice and nephew, but if we get Glenda next year it will be worth collecting more Action Force variations onto them...
    I'm not completely sure, but I think the Glenda character was actually Quarrel, which the club put out last run. She also sports the British flag on her arm. Like I said--I'm not completely sure, so I hope everyone takes it easy on me if I didn't get the details exactly correct!

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    This is my new favorite figure of the set now. Fantastic looking specimen right here. Hopefully the actual prototype looks as good as this photoshop mock up. In 1991, Big Ben was one of my favorite joes. If I recall correctly, I bought him and Crimson Gaurd Immortal at the same time. For an 11 year old, that's a big deal. '91 was an awesome joes year....even with all the neon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheila4420@hotmail.com View Post
    I'm not completely sure, but I think the Glenda character was actually Quarrel, which the club put out last run. She also sports the British flag on her arm. Like I said--I'm not completely sure, so I hope everyone takes it easy on me if I didn't get the details exactly correct!
    Glenda and Quarrel are different characters. Glenda was a blue and silver repaint of Scarlett from Argentina, and we basically got that figure from Hasbro with the 25th blue pilot Scarlett. See links to YoJoe below.

    Glenda then and now

    Quarrel then and now

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    i always thought big ben was a bit, older?
    they could have used diffrent lower legs and chest..
    might be just me but, kinda seems like all the figures lately have just been "cookie cut outs".
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    Wow, knocked this one out the park. No serious complaints.
    My only tweak would be the ammo belts - cloth belts went out of use years ago, although I can imagine them being the 5.56 cloth bandoliers being worn for reloading buddies magazines and wearing 7.62 belts over them.
    I assume the left sleeve will say "SAS" since he is on exchange from the SAS to GI Joe although I guess SAF fits the storyline (I could be confused).
    Still not liking the trend of silver firearms. Don't we have a M240 series MG tooling similar to his original available? The M60 just is not true to the v1 version and is pretty much obsolete unless it is a modified version that the SEALs use which is not what is pictured.

    That head could be used for a Frostbite, I think.
    Last edited by cardensb@hotmail.com; 06-21-2014 at 03:13 PM. Reason: minor tweaks

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    Absolutely beautiful work on this one.

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    Wow! Big Ben is nice! This FSS is the best one yet!
    I can't stop using exclamation marks!!!!

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    Excellent! The weapons are a bit off in my opinion, but I have plenty of spare weapons. The body choice is dead on. The face is a youthful, more personality shown look. All in all. I love it.

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