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Date Posted: 15:15:22 09/21/22 Wed
Author: Hammerhead HOH
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Subject: Revisting 21st Century Toys Unreleased Product List ( From Pistol Pete HOH Archive)

So the link here to Pistol Pete's old site is not working. But fortunately, the Archive.org version is still functional. ( Pete, if you are still out there, hope you are doing well brother)


Villains Machine Gun Set

Villains Shotgun Set 2

Modern Foreign Submachine Guns Set

VC/ NVA Weapon Set 2

Mt. Eagles Basecamp Tent

Something I find interesting about TUS is even after 20+ years, there are still items that were made decades ago that are still mostly inaccessible to the average collector.

For example, the basic SKS rifle is still quite rare. The carded VC set back in the old days was 14.99 plus tax at Toys R Us ( Anyone remember going on trips to the toy store and not knowing what you'd find? Like a treasure hunt...)

Since that time, VTS Toys made a version for George Miller's Fury Road and TB League made a version, but both were kind of rare and expensive to get loose. There wasn't really enough of a demand for Vietnam era figures to have companies keep supporting the lines.

For widespread availability and cost, the old TUS SKS rifle still stands up today. I can say the same for the Street Sweeper shotguns from the Villains Shotgun set, I think only one other brand made a Street Sweeper ( It just didn't fit into the basic military figure sets that most people see and are released)

The 44 caliber AutoMag pistol from Auz and Taz is another rare find that no one else made.

That was the beauty of Ultimate Soldier. You always had a chance to find something no one else would make or odds are there would be a low chance of anyone else making it, and for price/access/availability, you might have a good chance to find it. Certain current 3D Printing capability has changed that part of the game somewhat, but it's nice to know that some of the pieces from sets we loved, still hold high value and relevance even today.

I personally would have loved to see what TUS would have done with the never released Villains Machine Gun Set. Maybe we would have gotten Russian or German or other foreign modern machine guns that no one else would create or the odds were too low for you to have a chance to get one at a good price.

I also would have loved that basic modern tent that was unreleased. And I know if TUS had survived longer, we might have gotten a drone set. An explosives/demolitions/EOD set like C4, etc, etc. Things that are mind numbingly hard to find even today.

I'm sure this topic has been covered before, but as time goes on, it becomes more clear on what we won't likely get in the current 1/6th releases in terms of cool and interesting bits and weapons.

What would all of you have wanted the most on that unreleased list?

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