We are continuing our coverage of the elusive Black Major and his latest release to the public. In the absence of 3 3/4 Joe product some would even say that his line of unique custom reproduction figures are keeping excitement alive and it’s base enthused. The Island salutes the Black Major and offers this gallery of one of his latest creations for your Enjoyment!
Steel Brigade: Vintage Mail Away and GoldHead!
The Steel Brigade has always been one of the most sought after figures in the classic ARAH line. While some versions of the elusive mail away figure are easier to come by then other they are all wonderful additions to a collection for those who lucky enough to submit the mail away in their youth or be fortunate to have that type of change in their cough. For the rest of us, who love the character, want to fill that gap in their collection or who just want to army build we can all the the Major! Some easily noticeable changes have been made to assist collectors from telling the difference with just a little bit of research and investigation. Among those are slightly different color pallets, minor changes in paint applications on torso, waist, and head, reversed arm rivets and of course the Black Major stamp.
Each Trooper includes 2 optional chests (VA Airborne & VB Duke) 2 Weapons, the XM-16 Attack Rifle and the M-203 Attack Rifle w/ Grenade Launcher and Bayonet and a Back Pack.
All figures showcased this week are currently available to the public via our good friend Kevin Melton, so if you’d like to add this figure to your collection, contact him on FaceBook, reach out to him on Instagram or just do some old fashioned shopping through his
Thank you also to Joe Bailitz for an assist with some images of Vintage Steel Brigade for comparison!
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