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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 9:17 p.m. PST

Crooked Dice announced new female minions

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More here
https://www.facebook.com/crookeddice

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Armand

sneakgun24 Feb 2017 10:00 p.m. PST

Where's Flint ???

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Grelber24 Feb 2017 10:10 p.m. PST

They are nicely sculpted; the individual heads shown on their Facebook page look very good.

Judging from the hairstyles and skirt length, I suppose these are intended to be used in 1960s early James Bond type scenarios. The poofy dos--somehow, I can't imagine anyone saying, "I've got to get a perm for the big battle tomorrow." Logistics support would need to include a hair dresser. They seem to come with separate heads, so I suppose I could leave the poofy headed ones out.

Are they all carrying US weaponry? The one running looks like she has a BAR; the SMGs look like M-3 (I could be wrong, though), and I can't tell what sort of pistols they have from this angle. If this is the case, why concentrate on US weaponry? I'm sure there were plenty of Soviet and British small arms running around. I understand the Israelis wee still using MP40s until the mid-50s.

They look like fun figures, which is a great deal of what the hobby is about. Nowhere near as silly as the female robots from some movie with machine guns mounted in their chests. In all honesty, I'd rather see mid 15th century Byzantines, so I could obsess over saber length, trouser bagginess, and the correct tilt to the kamelaukion hats.

Despite all that, I might buy them--though I don't know what I'd do with them.

Grelber

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 10:12 p.m. PST

Wow, I wish these were 15mm though.

Dan

Personal logo nvdoyle Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

Pretty sure second from right has an FAL.

Also pretty sure third from left is a man. Possibly Mr. Bean.

Examining the FB photos confirms the first, and lends strength to the second.

I don't play 60's spyfy, but they sure make me want to. And there's a few figs I could work into the Grim Future…

Also, their crates and containers are fantastic!

Oberlindes Sol LIC25 Feb 2017 12:24 a.m. PST

What scale? I could use them for classic Traveller. I could probably convert some of the weapons to weapons of the Far Future.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 12:46 a.m. PST

Sneakgun beat me to it, though I suspect, as any red-blooded American secret agent might, he's cavorting with their bikini clad sisters and cousins, somewhere, or another.

Vigilant25 Feb 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

All Crooked Dice figures are 28mm. These look great, typical Matt Helm, Man from Uncle 60s fare, which explains the US weapons.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 9:07 a.m. PST

Strangely enough I don't think that the agents from Man from Uncle even used American weapons.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Happy you like them my friends!. (smile)


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Roderick Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Feb 2017 11:09 a.m. PST

1960's spy minions typically use American weapons because that's what the Prop Department had.

Come In Nighthawk Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2017 5:44 p.m. PST

My kind of girls -- obviously very fit, but still have some "meat on their bones!"

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2017 3:46 p.m. PST

Glad you like them too my friend.


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Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Feb 2017 11:29 p.m. PST

The Man from Uncle, excuse me, U.N.C.L.E., often had its agents using short-barreled Walther P-38s. I thought it was cool then, but it really suggests that the organization didn't have much of a budget.

Interestingly, the rifle used by Thrush (or T.H.R.U.S.H.? I never found out what it stands for, if anything) was a modified M1 carbine.

If you pay attention, you'll see a lot of Walther P-38s in 1960s tv shows.

Syr Otto28 Feb 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

T.H.R.U.S.H. = Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity.

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