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PostSubject: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 3:41 am

I got this figure in a job lot some years back. The head looks just like the one
on the Dreams and Visions Unknown Soldier figure, part of the Sgt. Rock line.

But photos I found online show different hands than this one, and the body is
marked M&C Toys, the company that made Power Team/World Peacekeepers.
The hands on the D&V doesn't have gloves.

Does anyone know what figure it is? or is it possible somebody has done a
head swap?

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 6:36 am

Sorry, no ideas, but it would make a great zombie!

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 11:15 am

Pore chap, his whole face was burnt somehow. He would look fantastic in smart shoes, smart trousers, shirt, tie and finally a trench coat.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 11:27 am

No Face Fan. wrote:
Pore chap, his whole face was burnt somehow. He would look fantastic in smart shoes, smart trousers, shirt, tie and finally a trench coat.

That's exactly the way the Unknown Soldier was dressed!
It also included a bandage mask to cover the head.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 12:56 pm

I also think he would look perfect in a turtleneck jumper and smart trousers.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 1:52 pm

he does look like the Unknown soldier, a classic DC comic character. I wonder if he is an US figure, but made by another firm? or maybe someone already swapped the head?

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeMon Oct 04, 2021 2:12 pm

I haven't got a clue about who he is, but I do know that he's a great looking figure. I can't wait to see what you do with him cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 2:26 am

Blondeactionman wrote:
he does look like the Unknown soldier, a classic DC comic character. I wonder if he is an US figure, but made by another firm? or maybe someone already swapped the head?

I'm beginning to believe someone swapped the head. I'm not aware of
M&C Toys making such a figure.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 2:28 am

Rogue-Trooper wrote:
I haven't got a clue about who he is, but I do know that he's a great looking figure. I can't wait to see what you do with him cheers

Thanks Chris. But to be honest, I'm not sure what I will do with him.
I haven't had any thoughts what I can make of him.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 7:51 am

My guess is that somebody has been head-transplanting.
There seem to have been at least two versions, black trench and khaki, (although I do remember seeing tan), neither having those black gauntlets.
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They both came with the facial bandages shown here.
Was this sold to be in a coffin or something? Seems a bit macabre even for 1/6?
What's the story?
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 9:50 am

LeStryge wrote:
Was this sold to be in a coffin or something? Seems a bit macabre even for 1/6?
What's the story?

The unknown soldier was a character from Sgt. Rock, a DC comic.
Looking online I saw comic covers that appear he had his own comic.

Dreams and Visions made the Sgt. Rock figures in 1/6. They all had
Joe/VAM bodies with hard hands, but this figure seems to have
different style hands. I don't know if the body was the same as the
other figures. I'm guessing he didn't have the same body, as the
head/neck post is not the same.
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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 05, 2021 11:53 pm

Thanks for the info Daryl.
It's just that the concept of "The Unknown Soldier" in those various tombs around the world is virtually sacred and the thought of making an action figure of that name, particularly one so hideously disfigured, seems a little disrespectful somehow.

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 06, 2021 1:36 am

I see what you mean LeStryge.

I think they called him that because of the bandages, nobody knew who he was.


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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 06, 2021 2:28 am

Well yes, I can see the idea now that you've shown me the comic cover. I was unfamiliar with the character. Who is the ghost on horseback behind the tank?

I thought it might be Sherman as in Sherman tank but the hat and sabre suggest Custer? Someone else?

Wiki says:
The character is named after The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. The character of the Unknown Soldier is symbolic of the nameless soldiers that have fought throughout America's wars; as stated in his first featured story "They Came From Shangri-La!" He is the "man who no one knows — but — is known by everyone!" Another nickname for the character used in the series is "The Immortal G.I."
The series takes place during World War II, and focuses on the missions of a United States intelligence agent code-named "The Unknown Soldier", whose head and face are so severely disfigured that he typically has it completely wrapped in heavy bandages. Despite this, he is a master of disguise who can assume the identity of almost any man using latex masks and make-up. However, his disguises occasionally itch where they meet the scar tissue of his face, forcing him to be conscious not to give himself away by scratching. He is also prone to loss of temper at enemy atrocities and has been seen to blow his cover in this manner.


I get that but is he meant to be a ghostly zombie-like return from the Arlington grave, or is he a living breathing character?

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PostSubject: Re: Unknown Soldier?   Unknown Soldier? Icon_minitimeWed Oct 06, 2021 8:53 am

I don't know his origin, as I have never had the chance to read the Sgt Rock
comics. But I am familiar with the comic. I saw it in stores when I was a kid.
But I collected super hero comics, I wasn't into WWII then.

In later years, looking up Sgt Rock, I saw they had stories about the
"Haunted Tank." I'm not sure who the ghost is supposed to be.

I researched Sgt Rock when the figures came out. I found out there were
books that each one had many issues of the old comic. But they were
really expensive, it would seem they came out when I had a hiatus from the
hobby.

I would like the opportunity to be able to read them.

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