Spot the odd pound store figure out amongst the 1960s OOHO Airfix version 1 US Marines featured on my Man of TIN blog post:
It’s a bit like “Where’s Wally?”
Did you spot him?
The only Airfix Version 1 US Marines figure that I didn’t find in my scratch invasion force was the Bazooka man. Standing Bazooka loader yes, Bazooka man no.
Bazooka man as seen here in Plastic Soldier Review Airfix US Marines version 1 review http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=355
***The kneeling loader figure is a damaged US Version 1 Marine, too fragile to repair the rifle, so a few scalpel cuts left him with a Bazooka round instead, kneeling to avoid enemy fire.***
However I knew I had multiple US Infantry Bazooka men from an early 2020 recent pound store purchase.
Just a few dozen Bazooka men, then!
These pound store figures are either small copies of the Airfix 1/32 US Infantry or those familiar poses which were scaled down by Airfix themselves to make up part of the newer version mid to late 1970s Version 2 US Marines (still available at Airfix.com or stockists)
Airfix Version 2 US Marines https://uk.airfix.com/products/wwii-us-marines-a00716v
And finally, a strange Bazooka name ‘fact’ …
The Bazooka got its name from a strange jazz instrument invented or played by US comedian Bob Burns.
The resemblance of the M1 anti-tank weapon to this odd wind instrument probably led to its Bazooka nickname.
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 8/9 June 2021