1995 set saw a resurgence nearly ten years later, thanks in part to the film Windtalkers,
which prompted a repackaging of this set with its Japanese counterpart and the
addition of a "Nicholas Cage" figure. But I can swear that, up to 2005,
I have never seen this figures in a diorama. Who bought them and where did they
is actually a fine set, at least for someone like me whose knowledge of the Pacific
Theater and the Marine Corps is rather thin. But I've collected a few of the Warriors
figures and when I found a beat up old box of these guys a year ago, I bought
it. Haven't built them yet, of course, but I can give you an out-of-the-bag assessment.
four action-posed figures are dressed in the standard P1941 herring bone twill
combat utilities, with helmets subtly topped with cammo covers. The seven canteens
(three men have two each) are of the later Marine style where the flaps cross
over one another as they are secured. They are equipped with fighting knives and
bandage pouches, and with the exception of the fellow with the Garand, the team
also wears M12 trench gun ammo pouches on their belts.
Marine actually wielding the shotgun has an M9A1 rocket launched broken down into
two tubes and slung over his shoulder, leaning forward in an animated pose. The
BAR gunner's ammo pouches are a noticeably smaller than those on DML's Rangers
set, which may be more the difference between sculptors than a smaller version
issued to Marines. The man with the Garand has a couple bandoliers slung around
his torso. The final G.I. has an M2 flamethrower that looks nicely detailed.
quality of the sculpting of these figures is good, but not as sharply defined
as DML's recent products. The uniforms, especially the trousers, hang loosely
and realistically. The faces are standard DML style, which means you'll want to
consider replacing them. Warriors now has resin Marine heads available which should
be a strong improvement and added life to these figures.