This afternoon the postman brought my long awaited Marauder Gun-Runners Wave 5 Review Set!Overview
Once again, Marauder Gun-Runners
delivers a nice balanced assortment of heavy weapons, asault rifles, pistols and edged weapons. There is something for just about everyone in this wave.
Before breaking the wave down into individual items, I want to reiterate some comments from my previous reviews because the statements are as valid today as when I first wrote them:Sculpt:
As usual for Marauder "Gun Runners", the sculpts are dead-on to their real world counterparts. Every detail you could ever want or expect is present, and then some. I honestly do not see how these accessories could be sculpted any better than they currently are, but I have confidence that Marauder "Gun Runners" will continue to raise the bar with each release.
Like all of Marauder "Gun Runners"' past offerings, this series is cast from a sturdy, rigid black plastic. These accessories are not resin casts of other companies' offerings. They are professionally produced with the highest quality plastics in an overseas factory.
A great side note to any customizers- the plastic used for these accessories takes paint very well and can be Krazy Glued(tm) without turning white!
One of the best things about Marauder "Gun Runners" offerings is that they are very affordable. With money saving sets available, you can equip all of your troops without breaking the bank. Marauder "Gun Runners"' wares are available 24 hours a day via their website:http://www.marauderinc.com/servlet/StoreFront
I will now break this wave down by weapon class starting with heavy weapons.MGL Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher
This accessory is nothing short of astounding! The removable ammo drum is not one solid block of plastic but a multi-part assembly. There is actually open space in the middle visible between each individual tube, I can see why the engineering on this weapon pushed back the release date for the wave and I am happy, with the end results clearly justifying the wait!MG-34 Machine Gun w/ Bipod
This great WWII German light machine gun is expertly sculpted and can even serve double duty in your collection. Besides being a great period piece it is also the standard Imperial heavy blaster rifle carried by all of the troop classes in a galaxy far, far away (even a certain Wookiee carried one while aboard the Deathstar).
Now we will move on to the modular weapons of this series. Last year, Marauder Gun-Runners blew our collective minds with their first modular weapon, a modern M-4. This year, we get not 1, but 3 fully modular weapons and one weapon that accepts the modular optics kit!"BASIC" SCAR-H Assault Rifle w/ Clip
This modern assault rifle would look great in the hands of just about any modern military action figure and even has some sci-fi potential as seen below!
Basic SCAR-H with "Modular" Component: R-D Site
and "Modular" Component: Chainsaw Attachment"BASIC" NVR Rifle w/ Clip
This is a modular version of a Marauder Gun-Runners original design
that was overwelmingly requested by the fans, showing that our good buddy Marauder John really listens to us!"BASIC" M14 EBR Rifle w/ Clip
The modern update of a tried and true American rifle, this new modular version of the M14 will find a home in just about everyone's moden military collection.
Top: SCAR-H w/ "Modular" Component: Combat Optic
+ "Modular" Component: Blade Attachment
Middle: M14 w/ "Modular" Component: High-Power Scope
Bottom: NVR w/ "Modular" Component: A-P Site
+ "Modular" Component: XM26 Shotgun LSS
Some of the MANY
possible configurations you can create by using the various add-on modular accessories! The previously released modular accessories are fully compatible with the new releases for even MORE
customizing possibilities!"BASIC" H&K MP7 Machine Gun w/ Clip
This is the most up-to-date modern submachine gun around! Leaked film set photos even show a certain leather catsuit-wearing bespectacled villianess carrying one of these in next year's live action "G.I. Joe" movie!
This weapon also sports a 1mm port on the top that accepts any of the modular optics add-ons (here shown with the "Modular" Component: A-P Site
Customizers take note!
If you remove the clip and trim off the front grip, it looks JUST
like a Merr-Sonn IR5 "Intimidator" (as featured in the "Star Wars" RPG Arms and Equipment Guide"), a weapon usually found in the hands of those in the Hutts' employ so all of your bounty hunters, mercs, and fringers will want one!
Next up we have some fantasticly designed pistols."Auto-9" Automatic Pistol
This awsome pistol will serve double duty in everyone's military and sci-fi collections as not only is it a well-respected handgun in the present, but the futuristic cyborg policeman known as "Robocop" used one of these to clean up the mean streets of New Detroit!USP Match Automatic Pistol
This modern military pistol fits very well in several different action figure lines' holsters so many collectors will find themselves replacing their collections' "stock" sidearms with these beauties! I can also see some sci-fi potential with just a few cosmetic alterations....Colt 45 Western Revolver Pistol
This period piece might only have niche uses in most peoples' collections, but I have to say that it is a beautiful little revolver. If you have an "old war horse" in your collection, you might want to give him one of these classy pistols to put in his holster.
Now for my FAVORITE
piece in this wave:"Modified" Mauser Pistol
I don't think I actually have to tell you who carried this beauty in all 3 original films in the "Holy Trilogy" do I? Marauder Gun-Runners went above and beyond with this little beauty, even going so far as to give us a removable side-mounted scope to allow some customization to this iconic weapon!
Last but certainly not least, we have a pair of edged weapons that round out Wave 5!Ninja Scimitar Sword
This is a Marauder Gun-Runners original design that harkens back to a beloved action figure accessory of yesteryear (although this version is far superior to the "vintage" one in every way posible!). There are also some sci-fi applications to this beauty as well due to it's very fanciful design! Fighting Knife w/ Sheath
This is a sweet little set as you not only get a beautifully sculpted modern fighting knife, but you get a working sheath with a buckle for attaching to a belt or strap as well!
Once again, Marauder Gun-Runners delivers the goods! I'm really glad I get paid on Monday as I have a big order to place!
I give Wave 5 the "Spectre Seal Of Approval"!