Ok, it could just be that I throw money at 1/6 figures like an alcoholic throws money at a Liquor store.....but the latest wave of 1/6 military guys are leaving me cold.
In fact, the last wave...all the guys in woodland....I bought them but they left me cold too. I'm starting to experience...military fatigue, and I think its because so many guys come out at once that are identical to each other.
When Hot Toys shot out some military guys, you were reasonably sure the next figure wasn't going to be a repackaging of the last one with modernized or re-tooled gear. But I guess lately I'm looking at these guys coming out and going "meh". Have we been spoiled, you think?
Seems we don't get a PMC anymore, but we get a dozen guys in mix-and-match military camo. We get a dozen rangers who may or may not be rangers, or are they seals....lets look at the little patches....oh, our mistake, they're green berets! Whoops!
Where are the HALO guys....where are the UDT guys with wetsuits or drysuits? Where are the PMC's with the "wtf!?" gear selection.......I guess I'm just feeling like with all the Soldier Story releases, and now Toy City and the rest, instead of everyone just copying each other and releasing the same guy, there is room for some variation. I mean, Very Hot is still ripping off old Hot Toys sets in a way, its a shame their quality isn't equal to their cost (still).
I'm starting to feel like Soldier Story and its ilk are becoming the new Dragon. "oh look another seal, only THIS one has upgraded NVG's and his weapon has a silencer, and he has a completely NEW helmet! $120.00". Dunno, maybe this is what happens when the well starts to run dry......thoughts?