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Platoon Action Figures

Platoon isn't just one of my favorite movies of all time.  I would even argue that it is one of the best modern war films ever made.  Judging by the number of collectible action figures that have been produced over the years, in homage to the oscar winning 1986 classic, I would guess that there are quite a few other fans out there who might just hold a pretty similar opinion.

The First Casualty of War is Innocence

Sideshow Collectibles was the first company to release 12" figures based on the three most notable characters from Platoon.  Their initial lineup in 2002 included Pvt. Chris Taylor (in the lead role immortalized by the then, as yet very young Charlie Sheen), Sgt. Elias (in the guise of incredibly gifted character actor Willem DaFoe) and Sgt. Barnes (masterfully portrayed by Tom Berenger).

Naturally, all of Sideshow's Platoon offerings have long since been sold out, but you can see an extremely nice gallery of what they did have available (in far too limited quantities for a far too limited time, I might add) at Cool Toy Review.

The Sideshow bunch even later added several more supporting character members of the Platoon cast, including Pvt. King (actor and narrator David Keith), Sgt. O-Neill (John C. McGinley of Scrubs fame), Rhah (Francesco Quinn, son of the legendary Anthony Quinn) and of course, Specialist Lerner (played by an unassuming chap that you may have heard tell of, by the name of Johnny Depp).

In 2007, 21st Century Toys also produced a set of 1:18 scale "Special Edition Movie Figures and Vehicles" based on the most prominent characters from Platoon.  Click on the pictures below to see each individually carded figure.

Pvt. Chris Taylor
Sgt. Bob Barnes
Sgt. Elias Grodin
Pvt. Gator Lerner

Original Platoon Movie Trailer

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