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Date Posted: 19:01:02 10/16/22 Sun
Author: Hammerhead HOH
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Subject: Revisting 21st Century Toys Vehicles - M1025 ARV, SWAT Humvee, Schwimmwagen

1) Ultimate Soldier M1025 Armored Recon Vehicle for 1/6 Scale


2) Ultimate Soldier Schwimmagen Recon Vehicle MG34 & Machine Gun 1/6 Scale


3) Americas Finest SWAT Tactical Vehicle 1/6 Scale



Looks like more of Delta Force Chung's (RIP) collection went up for auction. And another opportunity to go down memory lane. ( Again, I'm not affiliated with these auctions/sales, they aren't mine)

OK, I don't really see anyone paying 300 shipped for any of these ( the 175 core price, probably tax, and then shipping, etc, etc) But I'm pretty sure I will never see these MIMB/NIB ever again.

I bought that SWAT black Humvee for 40 dollars back in 1999 or so. So over two decades ago. Now it's not a true 1/6th scale. You can kind of fit three figures into it. IIRC, there is a peg mount for a M2 50 caliber in the top turret. My guess is they just wanted to make one simple mold to transfer to all sets. I remember taking a M2 from a Willy's jeep ( God, that was such a great set, so heavy too) and pegging it on my SWAT vehicle.

What's kind of interesting in that last few years, the 1/12 scale has exploded in popularity. And to be honest, these vehicles might be more of a better fit for that sized figure, with a little work. I never got the M1025, but remember it went on clearance at some point at TRU. The Schwimmer, I believe I got one in a trade from ZMan over a decade ago.

Hobby was so fun. Miss those times. Simpler times.

What's interesting is while I have doubts many 1/6th collectors will pull the trigger on those vehicles, I can see some general WW2 or vehicle type collectors seeing the novelty in it one day. I have always found 1/6th vehicles changed hands the most at shows or during face to face trades or sales. Given the massive cost increases in shipping, I'm pretty sure that alone will prohibit much movement in 1/6th vehicles. And yet, everyone I know with a decent stable of vehicles at some point wanted them all gone, for space reasons.

Years ago, Dewback Matt gave me his custom Blackhawk. I held onto it for six months or so, then I gave it back to him. LOL. It was huge, the size of a twin bed. Matt was so talented. I hope he is well.

I guess the sobering question comes up. What happens when you die, I mean your collection. Something I've considered is I never wanted to burden anyone with a mess on the way out. And most 1/6th collectors I know have way more than they need, but less of what they wanted.

My best wishes to Awesome Wally, Tank Mechanic, MSG Craig, Devil Dog, PFC Hudson, Herdsman, Chairborne and Fern17. If they are still out there.

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