My first batch of pictures here, and first review. You have to smart small sometimes. Lets get into this.
Pretty standard box with the different versions on the front, and a small label on the side to tell you which version you are getting.
Inside is a molded tray holding all the bits, and a resealable bag underneath holding the vest and pouches.
The molds are the same as the Virtual Toys (VTS) Darkzone Agent figure. No surprise, as VTS and DAM are the same company, one being the military line and the other the semi-licenced movie and game line(this is the VTS arena).
This is the full package. Nice greyish brown Swedish splinter style camo pattern. You get a set of 3 60 round mags and 2 10 round (I think it should be 15 round, but I could be wrong. A look at the magazine details show maybe 12 round.) Glock pistol mags. Back up sights, C-More red dot optic, black sling, forward grip, and silencer. A black chest rig, and 3 different style magazine pouches are included as well. M4 Style, pistol mag style, and a set for the longer Vector mags.
The original Kriss Super V, as it was formerly called, was designed to use standard Glock pistol magazines in 9mm calibre. There was also a rumour of 12ga. shotgun shell version being made at that time, but I have yet to see or hear of that design being made yet. This 1:6 scale version is in .45ACP
It took about 2 minutes to assemble the Vector. Pretty complicated stuff.
One thing I noticed on the vest and pouches was a lack of quality in the sewing, and the fastex buckles. The buckles looking like something from sets seen almost 10 years ago or more. Really cheap plastic, and come apart easily. And the sewing on the M4 pouch straps was pretty poor. Also the straps are too long, and stick out past the pouches. It’s an easy fix, but at the price they are charging for weapon sets now, you shouldn’t have to fix them.
Lots of small details. Engraved printing. Magazine release. Charging handle. Forward grip. Some takedown pins(molded, not removable. That I can tell anyway).
I think the front Back Up Sight is wrong. it looks to be a second peep sight. I think it should be a pin/peg set up at the muzzle end. Looking at the box art, it’s hard to tell if it is incorrect, but it appears they are all like this too. A quick search online, and even loose sales look the same.
Right side details. Moving safety switch. Moving PEW switch. More fine engraving detail.
Fire and PEW PEW
Charging handle flips out.
Top down view. More C-More details. Side rails from the top, with flashlight pressure switch. Sling attach point on the top rail.
Right side details with the ejection port opened. Another interesting detail is the switch for the flashlight that has the cord run through the inside of the frame, and out one of the heat vents. Nice detail.
Adjustable butt on the stock. There are no rigid pins to hold the position of the butt. it doesn’t fall out, but the fact that you can move it but not pick a position is an interesting but kind of wasted detail. It could be glued if you want it to stay in one spot. Or if you are feeling extra crafty, you can make your own pins. maybe some time down the road on that one…
One of the things I may have to do if I use this Kriss on a figure is glue the stock in position. Folding stocks have a tendency to do just that when you are posing them on a figure. That can be a bit annoying. And like the original VTS offering, the silencer tends to angle up a bit when attached. So I am not sure if that is on purpose, or a design flaw with the plastic set. Otherwise, the parts fit well, and for the most part are snug and stay put.
Overall it’s a pretty cool piece. I may have to track down some of the other accessories from these as single bits, as it seems a bit cost prohibitive to buy them all, and mix and match parts. I was looking at the tan version with the M4 style stock and civilian style barrel shroud as an alternative version, just for fun.
I managed to get a good deal on this one on auction, so the price was decent in that respect. Shipping cost included. The regular retail price on these seems to be a bit high now that I see the final in hand set. To me it’s just a bit hard to justify a $50 1:6 scale firearm and accessories that cost that much, and still have some QC issues.
All the negatives aside, I’ll still fine tune it a bit, and use the heck out of it in a future bash. I have been a big fan of this firearm design, and I think it is currently the best option of all the Kriss Vector options on the market now. Not all of them are created equally. And I have another one of these on the way too. Big plans. Stay tuned.
If you have some more pictures and opinions, feel free to add them.