This weekend I came across something interesting at TRU. I’m a sucker for guns that fit 6″-scale figures, and I’m always on the lookout for more. I bought a Cannon Spike Cammy just for her Uzi, Walther PPK and Skorpion–and also the knife, which I gave to Movie Masters Joker.
A year or so ago, I came across a line of cheap G.I. Joe knock-off figures at my local pharmacy. While they were only 4″ tall, their weapons are clearly made for 6″-scale figure–one rifle is longer than the figures. While the guns have no paint applications, they’re molded in gunmetal gray, have surprisingly detailed sculpting, and unlike most DCUC weapons, they’re made from stiff plastic. You can see Deathstroke holding the shotgun (maybe a Franchi SPAS-12?) in this shot, and the rifle (which I think is based on a PSG1, but the toymakers added a banana clip it probably can’t actually use) in these shots of a Plan-B Emergency Forces SWAT figure.
Anyway, this weekend I came across a set of these figures under the name “True Heroes.” The back of the package says they’re designed and produced by Toys ‘R Us themselves, which seems odd since they’re the exact same figures available at my pharmacy. Presumably both companies are just buying a generic figure line from some Chinese company (Chap Mei, perhaps?) and using it as a store brand. TRU had both the two-packs I’d seen at the pharmacy (for $3 each) and six-packs for $8. While one pack had all the guns I’d already bought (the rifle, shotgun, and Mp5K), the other one had a plethora of guns I’d never even seen before, including an Uzi that’s even more accurately sculpted than the one that came with Cammy.
While I’m not 100% certain of my identification of all the weapons, here’s what they seem to be:
- M79 (the grenade launcher the Terminator used in T2–not sure that perforated flash suppressor-style barrel is realistic, though)
- FAMAS w/ bayonet
If anyone wants to correct me (MisterBigBo?), feel free! I’m only guessing here.
As you can see in the images below, though the weapons are ridiculously over-sized for their 4″ owners, they’re perfect for characters like Vigilante and Deathstroke. They’re also in better scale with 6″ figures than the guns that come with the Resaurus/Plan-B Special Forces figures, which are a bit under-sized for the scale. Oh, and while I didn’t take a photo of it, all of the guns with straps can be comfortably fitted to Vigilante’s back, too (though you’ll have to pop the strap off the knob first, in some cases).
While I can pretty much guarantee you these will be available in abundance at your local TRU, if you’d rather order them off TRU’s website, they’re right here–and here’s the other set with the rifle, shotgun and MP5K.
As for the figures? I’m giving them–along with some random smaller weapons I have, so they’re not totally unarmed–to goodwill to make some child happy.