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How would you have improved the foreign soldiers of the world?

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  • How would you have improved the foreign soldiers of the world?

    The Action Soldiers of the World were pretty cool. But I think they could have been better. If I had been the kahuna at Hasbro,, here's what I would have done:
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ID:	4403 They gave the German soldier an MP-38 submachine gun, and ammo pouches for k98. They should have just given him a k98. Or SMG magazine pouches. Either way.
    The French resistance fighter? They hit that one spot on! A shoulder pouch or backpack would have been nice, but they still did pretty well with that one.
    The British commando could have been improved with a different model of Sten gun. It's hard to make a nose picker hold that Hasbro sten gun, even harder for a kid to get Joe to hang on to the darn thing! I liked the 21st century variety that had grips a nose picker could actually hold!
    The Australian jungle fighter was the worst equipped of the bunch. The uniform was great, but the accessories? Not so much. Instead of a flamethrower, they should have given the guy a backpack and a Lee-Enfield rifle. And ditch those silly shorts. Give the poor guy long pants so the other Jose don't make fun of his bony knees! Then he would have been great in a wide variety of different play scenarios from deserts to jungles to the remote outback!
    As for the Japanese? Like the French guy, Hasbro pretty much hit that one spot on too. Rifle, bayonet, backpack.... it was a fully equipped soldier right out of the box. I don't have a vintage Japanese Joe, or I would have included it.

    What would YOU have done differently with the action soldiers of the world?
    - ATC
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    I have one SOTW fig, a blonde. I am currently making him a German. So, I too would have given him the correct ammo pouches. I would've added a Russian soldier to the line also, representing all the major countries during the war.
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    • #3

      There was a russian, but I don't have one. I bought one years and years ago at a yard sale, with no accessories and a trashed uniform. I came across a French uniform and accessories, and suddenly the Russian defected. The problem with the Russian Joe was that they didn't give him a submachine gun with a drum magazine or a mosin nagant rifle... no, they gave him a goofy light machine gun that nobody's ever heard of!
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        Duh, yeah there was a Russian. Brain fart on my part.
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