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    Hey guys, so I'm starting a glossary of sorts to help everyone with terms and acronyms they might not know. I'll start of with a few and you guys can post additional ones and I'll update them to the thread.

    In the interest of keeping this glossary light and simple try to keep all terms and acronyms in the realm of the 1:6 hobby. This means keep it to words and terms from manufacturers, gear and other related.

    *if you have URL's to go with terms please give them too as I'll link them.

    If there's something not here try: Abbreviations.com or Wikipedia.org or let me know and I'll add it.

    12" - twelve inch, the size of the action figures standing
    1/6 - aka 1:6 (one sixth), the scale of the action figures to real life
    21C = 21ST Century Toys, 1/6 maker (aka TUS)

    AA - African American
    ABU - Airman Battle Uniform
    ACH - Advanced Combat Helmet
    ActionScale - A largely archaic term - (almost) popularized by Sandboxer Thor Sadler - to describe the hobby as it moved past being GI Joe-centric to a more thriving, new manufacturer driven hobby
    ACU - Army Combat Uniform, battledress that uses UCP
    ACW - American Civil War
    Adam - DML body type
    AFSOC - Air Force Special Operations Command
    AKA - Also Known As
    AM - Action Man, a line of 1/6 figures introduced in 1966 and reintroduced in 1993
    AO - Area of Operation.
    AoT - Army of Tennessee
    AoP - Army of the Potomac
    ANV - Army of Northern Virginia
    Articulation - A figures range of movement
    Ashley Wood - an artist responsible for the line of WWR figures
    AT - Adventure Team
    Auction - Method of selling through bidding, commonly refers to eBay
    AVP - Alien vs. Predator
    AVPR - Alien vs. Predator Requiem

    Bash - see 'Kitbash'
    BBi - Blue Box International or Blue Box Toys, 1/6 maker
    BDU - Battle Dress Uniform
    Beet - Boot-feet
    BGT - Battle Gear Toys
    BHI - Black Hawk Industries, maker of military, security and outdoor gear
    Big Lots - A medium-sized chain of deep discounter stores that sell Power Team seasonally as well as various knock off items
    Black Hawk Down - a film by Ridley Scott based in Mogadishu, Somalia and source material for many bashes
    BofB - Band of Brothers or Battle of Britain
    BOBFOC - Body off Bay Watch, Face off Crime Watch
    Butterface - Everything looks good but her face!

    CA - Captain Action figure (vintage or repro)
    CADPAT - Candadian Disruptive Pattern (digital camo)
    Camelback - brand of hydration pack worn on back
    CAT - Combat Application Tourniquet
    CC - Gijoe Classic collection type body
    CCT - Combat Controller
    CD - Crazy Dummy, 1/6 maker
    CH - Cyberhobby
    CIA SAD - Central Intelligence Agency Special Activities Division, a division within the US CIA NCS (National Clandestine Service) responsible for covert actions.
    CIRAS - Combat Integrated Releasable Armor System made by Eagle Industries
    Clearance - What every retail toy purchasing fan waits for - deep discounts on retail items that allow collectors to stock up on their favorite or pick up less desirable items. Also, the reason the hobby is dead at brick and mortar retail
    Cotsworld Collectibles - Cotsworld Collectibles, 1/6 store
    CQB - Close Quarter Battle
    CQC - Close Quarters Combat
    CQD - Close Quarters Defence
    CT - Counter Terrorist/sm

    DCU - Desert Combat/Camo Uniform
    DEVGRU - short for NAVSPECWARDEVGRU which is in turn short for Navy Special Warfare Development Group, formerly ST6 or SEAL Team 6, maritime SOF under the Department of the Navy
    DiD - Dragon in Dreams, 1/6 maker
    DILLIGAK - Does It Look Like I Give A F**k
    DML - Dragon Models Limited, 1/6 maker
    Dollar General - Low dollar retailer, small chain, sells mostly knock off goods, but also carries Power Team seasonally
    DPM - Disruptive Pattern Material
    DPV - Desert Patrol Vehicle
    Dremel - rotary tool brand

    E&E - Escape and Evasion
    eBay - online auction website, large source of 1/6 products
    EBT - Echo Base Toys, 1/6 retailer
    EGA - Eagle, Globe, and Anchor the emblem of the United States Marine Corps
    Enterbay - 1/6 maker
    EOD - Explosive Ordinance Disposal
    Evilbay - Derogatory term for eBay

    FAST - Fleet Anti-terror Security Team
    Femme Fatale - alluring and seductive woman that leads men to do dangerous things, a common 1/6th theme
    FISH - Fighting In Someone's House (i.e. FIBUA)
    FN - Fabrique Nationale
    Fnet - Fantasynet, 1/6 discussion forum
    FR - reference to USMC Force Reconnaissance companies or battalions. 1st and 2nd Recon are now a part of MARSOC, or Marine Special Operations
    FrankenJoe - a vintage GI Joe figure pieced together from parts from many different sources.
    FS aka F/S - For Sale
    FSB - Federal Security Bureau (Post USSR KGB)
    FST aka F/S/T - For Sale or Trade.
    FUBAR - F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition
    Fuzzhead - Flocked hair GI Joes, commonly see during the AT run - that featured both KFG and nosepicker hands.

    G3.5 - BBi body version
    GHG - Gung Ho Grip, Hinged gripping hands as found on Classic Collection or Super Articulated GI Joes.
    Ghillie - sniper camoflage suit
    GIGN - Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale, French CT unit
    GI Joe - a line of 1/6 figures introduced in 1964 by Hasbro
    GPMG - General Purpose Machine Gun
    GSG9 = Grenzschutzgruppe 9, German CT unit
    GSTG - Good stuff to go

    HAHO - High Altitude, High Opening
    HALO - High Altitude, Low Opening
    Headsculpt - The head of a figure
    HK - Heckler & Koch, German weapons manufacturer or abbreviation for Hong Kong
    HKCC - Hong Kong Comic Con
    HMMWV - High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, military 4WD created by AM General. Primarily used in the US
    HOF - Hall of Fame, Hasbro's early 90's 12" figures with limited articulation
    HRT - Hostage Rescue Team
    HS - Head scuplt
    HT - Hot Toys, 1/6 maker
    HTH - Hope This Helps
    Humvee / Hummer - slang term for the HMMWV or GM Hummer range which is based on the HMMWV
    HWF - Human Wave Figure, 1/6 maker



    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
    IMHO - In My Honest Opinion
    IOTV - Improved Outer Tactical Vest, modular body armour vest system made for the US army
    ITPT - In The Past Toys

    JSOC - Joint Special Operations Command
    JTAC - Joint Terminal Attack Controller,

    KAC - Knight Armament Company
    KFG - Kung Fu Grip, flexible gripping hands as found on 70's AT GI Joes.
    KGB - Russian Commitee for State Security
    Knock off - An item that is created as part of an unauthorized production run of an existing item from an unaffiliated company. Typically cheaply made, often nearing junk in quality
    Kitbash - using a mix of gears from different manufacturers or 1/6 releases on a figure
    KOTM - Kitbash of The Month, voted by forum members the thread is usually stickied at the top of 'general talk'

    LAW - Light Armor/Anti-tank Weapon
    LEO - Law Enforcement Officer
    LF - Looking For (trade post) or Lightforce 59
    LMAO - Laughing My A** Off
    Loading Toys - Loading Toys, 1/6 maker
    LOL - Laugh Out Loud
    LMG - Light Machine Gun
    LMK - Let Me Know
    LRRP - Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
    LYK - Let You Know
    LZ - Landing Zone

    M8 - Mate (British slang)
    M&C Toys - Manufacturer of Power Team Toys
    MACV-SOG - Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies & Observation Group
    Mandoll - articulated male actionfigures
    MARPAT - MARine disruptive PATtern, camo
    MARSOC - United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, the marine corps' contribution to SOCOM
    Medicom - Medicom Toy Corporation, 1/6 maker
    MCCUU - Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform
    MCU - Medcial, Chemical Uniform
    MD - Monkey Depot, 1/6 store
    MIB - Mint In Box
    MICH - Modular Integrated Communications Helmet
    MOLLE - Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment, equipment systems that use PALS webbing
    MOC - Mint On Card
    Mod/s - modified or moderator (forum moderator)
    MP - Military Police
    MRE - Meal Ready to Eat or Modular Rail Extension (from KAC)
    MVD - Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs
    MWD - Men With Dolls, 1/6 forum

    NAM - Vietnam, commonly referring to the Vietnam War (1959 - 1975)
    NBC - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
    Neo - DML body type (Neo Adam, Neo3)
    NLM - New Line Miniatures
    NOD - Night Optical Devices
    Nose pickers - GI Joe's original, hard plastic, fixed position hands. Derogatory term, named after Joe's right hand, with it's trigger finger extended.
    NRFB - Never Removed From Box
    NVG- Night Vision Goggles
    Nude - bare figure

    OD - Olive Drab
    OKC - Ontario Knife Company, manufacturer/supplier of USMC bayonets that have been on the recent HT Marine figures
    OMON - Russian Special Forces Militia Detachment
    Opsec - Operational Security, military censorship
    OSAFB - One Sixth Action Figure Board, 1/6 forum
    OSS - One Sixth Scale, UK 1/6 forum
    OSW - One Sixth Warrior, (this forum)

    PALS - Pouch Attachment Ladder System, webbing found on MOLLE gear and more
    PASGT- Personal Armor System for Ground Troops
    PCH - Pork Chop Hill
    PCU- Protective Combat Uniform, army's cold weather gear
    PH - Playhouse, 1/6 maker
    Plastic crack - slang to describe the addiction to the 1/6 hobby
    PM - Private Message
    PMC - Private Military Contractor
    Post Apocalyptic - Imagined futuristic or alternate reality where an Apocalypse has occurred, a common 1/6th theme
    Power Team - Also issued under the names World Peacekeepers and Power Team Elite
    Premium - see also exclusive -a limited run collectible produced by a toy company as an enticement to attend a convention, or purchase small run high dollar product.
    PT - Power Team

    RA - Reload Action
    RAH - Real Action/American Hero
    Recon - Recon of your AO for toys. Masculine slang for making a toy run that hits one or more store stops during a single trip.
    Recon - reference to USMC Force Reconnaissance companies or battalions. 1st and 2nd Recon are now a part of MARSOC, or Marine Special Operations Command, while 3rd and 4th Recon maintain their independent* statuses.
    Repro - a modern day replication/reproduction of a collectible vintage toy or toy part.
    RMC - Realistic Miniature Collectible Co.

    S.T.R.I.K.E. - Soldier Tactical Retro Integrated Kit Enhanced
    Sandbox - alt.toys.gi-joe usenet group
    SA - Super Articulated GI Joes, a short production run of highly articulated bodies released at the end of the CC Joes run at retail.
    SAD - see CIA SAD
    SAW - Squad Automatic Weapon
    SAS - Special Air Service, British special forces
    SASR - Special Air Service Regiment, Australian special forces modeled on the SAS
    Sci Fi - Science Fiction, genre or fiction that involves imagined future technologies. A common 1/6th theme
    SDCC - San Diego Comic Convention
    SLR - Self Loading Rifle (weaponry) or Single Lens Reflex (photography)
    SNAFU - Situation Normal All F**ked Up
    SOAR - US Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
    SOE - Special Operations Equipment
    SOF - Special Operations Forces
    SOP - Standard Operating Procedure
    SOPMOD / SOP-MOD - Special Operations Peculiar Modification
    SOTW - Soldiers of the World
    SOTG - Special Operations Training Group (USMC) or Special Operations Task Group (Australian)
    SPF - Sold Pending Funds
    SPR - Special Purpose Rifle or Saving Private Ryan, a film by Steven Spielberg based on the second World War and source material for many bashes
    SRT- Special Response Team
    SS - Soldier Story, 1/6 maker
    SSAM - Soldier Sailor Airman Marine - the name given to 21st C (aka 21st CT) CC style figure. Early run figures - largely appearing only at KB Toys - are also known as 'Babyface SSAMs' for the young looking sculpt use. SA SSAMS are the super articulated, hyper muscular body that appeared at the end of that company's original run at retail
    SST - Side Show Toys, 1/6 maker
    ST - Saturday Toys
    Stan, the - Afghanistan
    SUCK - Supreme Unmatched Custom Kitbash
    SWAT- Special Weapons And Tactics, American police unit
    SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed, a reference to the wife or girlfriend who may not be as thrilled with action figures as you are

    TACP - Tactical Air Control Party, of which an esteemed OSW member and mod is
    TAG - Tactical Assault Group (East or West), Australian instant response assault team
    TF - Task Force
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    TLD - The Longest Day
    TOTS - Tears of the Sun, a film by Antoine Fuqua and a source for many bashes
    TRL - Thin Red Line, a film
    TRU - Toys 'R' Us, toy and 1/6 retailer
    TS - Toy Soldier, 1/6 maker *** can someone give me the URL
    TSH - Toy Soldier Headquarters
    TT- Twisting Toys, 1/6 maker or Triad Toys, also a 1/6 maker
    Tuesday Morning - A small closeout retailer that frequently features odd 1/6th finds.
    TTL - 1/6 maker
    TTYL - Talk To You Later
    TUS - The Ultimate Soldier, line of 21C figures

    UBACS - Under Body Armour Combat Shirt
    UCP - Universal Camoflage Pattern aka ACUPAT, ARPAT
    UDT- Underwater Demolition Teams
    UKSF - United Kingdom Special Forces
    USSF - United States Special Forces
    USMC - United States Marine Corps
    USSOCOM- United States Special Operations Command

    VAM - Vintage Action Man
    VBSS - Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure, maritime cordon and search type operation. A variation may subsititute Vessel for Visit, but its the same thing

    WannaVee - slang term for GM Hummer range
    WBTS - War Between The States.
    Weathering - Process of applying art materials to give objects an aged 'Weathered' look
    WIP - Work in Progress
    WTB - Want To Buy
    WTD - Wanted
    WTF - When Trumpets Fade
    WTS - Want To Sell
    WTT - Want To Trade
    WWI - World War 1
    WWII - World War 2
    WWR - World War Robot, a figure line by Ashley Wood
    WWZ - World War Zombie, see World War Z
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    Nice start cykninja! Please feel free to add to this list gang. I am going to sticky this.
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    How about these,
    HS - Head Sculpt
    ebt - Echo Base Toys
    MD - Monkey Depot
    TRU - Toys R Us
    I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride. Wanted, Dead or Alive.

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    GSTG - Good stuff to go
    KOTM - Kitbash of The Month
    OSS - One sixth Scale (UK 1:6th forum)
    TT- Twisting toys
    WIP - Work in Progress
    VAM - Vintage Action Man

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    PT - power team
    SOTW - soldiers of the world
    SST - side show toys
    TUS - the ultimate soldier

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    LYK - let you know
    LMK - let me know
    IMHO - in my honest opinion
    IIRC - if I recall correctly
    SPF - sold pending funds

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    ACW - American Civil War
    AoT - Army of Tennessee
    AoP - Army of the Potomac
    ANV - Army of Northern Virginia
    Everything was just fine and dandy until the flying monkeys attacked.

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    GSG9 = Grenzschutzgruppe 9, German counter-terror

    21C = 21ST CENTURY TOYS, aka TUS (The Ultimate Soldier)

    POS = Sideshow's body (see also Hasbro Star Wars)

    SOL = what you are after ordering from CH (Cyber Hobby)

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    Red face

    i'm not sure if we really need this; all of this can be found in the internet already.

    BTW: SAS = Special Air Service, SASR = Special Air Service Regiment, USMC = United States Marine Corps

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    SRT= Special Response Team

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    KGB-Commitee for State Security
    MVD-Ministry of Internal Affairs
    FSB Federal Security Bureau(Post USSR KGB)
    OMON-Special Forces Militia Detachment
    To name a few of my favorites...

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    are they all Russian acronyms?

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    Nice job on the list, it's helpful as well as a quick and dirty test to see if others only skimmed your list, LOL - laff out loud
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    Real nice idea. Let's hope it doesn't get FUBAR. As of late though that would be : SNAFU. Then , we as STAFF have to yell: BOHICA!
    This ain't no place for no hero.This ain't no place for no bitter man... - THE HEAVY

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    Butch, perhaps you could post the meaning of you SUCK here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollowpoint
    Butch, perhaps you could post the meaning of you SUCK here.

    You Suck means : you are REALLY good.
    The OFFICIAL meaning:

    S : Supreme
    U : Unmatched
    C : Custom
    K : Kitbash
    This ain't no place for no hero.This ain't no place for no bitter man... - THE HEAVY

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    haha you lost me after SNAFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawgunner
    You Suck means : you are REALLY good.
    The OFFICIAL meaning:

    S : Supreme
    U : Unmatched
    C : Custom
    K : Kitbash
    so THATS what it is when you yell that at other members

    i knew that

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    OD = olive drab is correct

    however
    POS and SOL are not!

    also add
    BGT = battle gear toys

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    What is BGT - Battle Gear Toys, a toy manufacturer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cykninja
    are they all Russian acronyms?
    Yes,they are.My area of interest.
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    Sadly I haven't had any replies, but I've had a lot of eBay hits so some may be watching. I'll add your Russian acronyms in a moment.

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    Battle Gear Toys makes really nice clothes and accesorries for WWII and Civil War figures.

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    Bohica!!!!!!!!!! Lmao! Yes!
    unf!

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    can I have the full wording of:

    DILLIGAF
    FUBIJAR
    Bohica

    and do you have the URL for Battle Gear Toys RainbowAvenue?

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    Here you go ninja! http://battlegeartoys.com/ Great work on that list so far...You might want to add "HWF" (Human Wave Figure)

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    I don't think you want to list DILLIGAF or FUBIJAR in their entirety. They are not some thing said in clean conversation.

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    Oh and here's the link to Human Wave figures:http://humanwavefigures.com/

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    An British one -

    BOBFOC = Body off Bay Watch, Face off Crime Watch
    (Crime Watch is a UK crime-solving programme. A sexist remark made about a person of the female persuasion who has a great chassis which unfortunately isn't matched by her looks).

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