Thursday, January 17, 2019

MPC Ringhand - MP131 Prone to Fire!

Gosh, almost forgot to do a post today. Scanning my old photos over the past couple of weeks has certainly kept me busy. I got some really nice shots back in the day and I hope to share some with you as time permits.

This prone firing ringhand is the last modern era military ringhand figure I know of, the rest being Rev War, Old West, Pirate, or Firefighters. You could cross-purpose figures from era to another in your toy battlefield if needs be but for our purposes we're gonna stick with the 10 figures I've been posting since 31 Dec 2018. There will be a wrap-up to this particular series of posts here in the next few days wherein I try to make sense of what I've been doing but for now - Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Sunday, January 13, 2019

MPC Ringhand - MP129 - OD Fire!

Okay, it's getting hard coming up with clever names for these guyz cuz I am really busy right now. I figured 'Fire!" says it all. First of all I have re-started a project which has been been put on hold for about five years now - scanning the family photos. I had finished with photos from 1918 'til 1975-ish and then about 5 years ago we lost our hard drive and main back-up drive to a virus. Fortunately a lot of my pics were already on-line and a secondary back-up drive but the whole affair just punched the wind out of me and I didn't bother to re-start my efforts until just recently when old relatives of mine got in contact with me and we started sharing old family photos. Now, I'm reinvigorated.

It's at this juncture of posting figures that something odd struck me. Every line or range of Little Green Army Men that I'm aware of which represent figures from the Alamo era on up to the present, have a kneeling firing figure and a standing firing figure. Except MPC's ringhands. If they're out there let me know. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Friday, January 11, 2019

MPC Ringhand - MP128 Ring Hand - Grn RUN!

Now this guy is an action pose! Most figures seem to be in rather innocuous poses but this guy here is doing something. He could be scampering from one firing position to another, or when ganged with a bunch more figures, they could be advancing over a field or getting the heck out of the way of incoming artillery fire. In any case, he's on the move. At the moment I don't have one of these in OD so just to get him on the blog I chose my green version. I also have one in bright yellow. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

MPC Ringhands - MP127 - OD - Halt, Who Goes There?

Of all the sculpts we've featured thus far, this one comes the closest to being an action pose. He could be challenging someone, or advancing with weapon, or hiding around a building corner ready to swing around and start firing.Like so many other figures in this series, his arms are spread apart so much that finding a suitable weapon for him to hold is tricky. The M1 Carbine and burp gun are way too short, but this Springfield rifle and the B.A.R. work fine. If MPC would have made this rifle longer, as the prototype was, it would have been perfect. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Monday, January 7, 2019

MPC Ringhands - MP126 Stretcher Bearer

I call this guy The Stretcher Bearer just because. But as you can see by the photos he could just as well be another troop on the march, weapon in hand. As a stretcher bearer he's actually more of an action figure than just some dude walking around. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

As a stretcher bearer he's actually kind of awkward as the position of his arms causes the stretcher to tilt downward to the side