Women in the Toy Army: Marauder Task Force Valkyries Kickstarter
Looking for non-sexualized action figures of female soldiers that you can repurpose for your preferred modern day setting? Marauder has you covered. Following on last year’s Task Force Gaming Figures, Marauder launched a line of intentionally generic female soldiers in various paint jobs and with customizable gear setups to use as you see fit. They’re in the same 3 3/4″ scale as Star Wars and G.I. Joe figures, and look pretty darn poseable to boot.
From the Kickstarter:
Each highly detailed Marauder Task Force VALKYRIES figure is fully articulated, features multi-role customizable design options, is fully factory painted and equipped with a wide variety of interchangeable accessories. As with the male MTF figures, the simple-to-customize figures are designed to work WITH “modular” gear & accessories. Most of the modular accessories from the original MTF figures WILL work with the new Val figures and vice versa. The action figures have a unique design versatility that allows for use in Sci-Fi, Police, Military, and Superhero roles. Basically, whatever scenario is required, the Marauder Task Force VALKYRIES figures can fill the need. The nameless, faceless minions are ideal for army building or to use as “backup” with other currently available action figures.
Each 1:18 scale action figure is approximately 4 inches tall, made from high tech ABS & PVC materials and produced AT a modern factory (NOT “castings” made out of “resin”). The figures feature an amazing level of sculpting detail and realistic authentic designs. For maximum poseability, each figure has a large number of articulation points to allow positioning in virtually any pose required.
Rachel Stevens: Honestly, I’d use these gals for XCOM troops if I could, but they look like they’d fit into a lot of display shelves.
Al Rosenberg: They’ve tripled their goal and they still had a ton of time left. That in itself speaks volumes to the need for this kind of representation. This also comes at perhaps a choice time historically. Time Magazine just profiled America’s “First Female Rangers.” I am not a huge fan of the military, but I think these models are important to represent the range of work women do, and have always done, and just make painting job for collectors easier.