Mini Times M017 SEAL HALO

Partlist:

Head Sculpt
Articulated body
Mechanix M-Pact
Strike Glasses
Battle Boots
G3 Shirt
G3 Pants
NCPC—‘Navy CAGE Plate Carrier’
PRC 148 Radio Pouch (MultiCam)
Sundries bag
LHT MOLLE Hydration Pouch (MultiCam)
FAST MAG MULTICAM x3
Tactical Knife
HK416 Rifle
EOTECH EXPS2 Sight
LA5 PEQ LASER
Tango Grip
Scout Light with Low Profile Mount
Suppressor (Black)
P226 Pistol
HK416 Magazine x4
Pistol Magazine Pouch x2
P226 Holster (MultiCam)
Peltor COMTEC II Headset
PRC 148 Radio
Rifle Sling x2 (MultiCam)
FAST Maritime Helmet
GPNVG-18 Ground Panoramic Night Vision Goggles
Tri-Fold Restraint Plasticuffs(Yellow) x2
Glowstick x3
Hel-Star x6
Flashbang x2
Altimeter
Oxygen Tank
Oxygen tank pouch
GENTEX MBU-20/P Oxygen Mask
Parachute
Armband
Grenade x2






























This may very well be my first Mini Times figure. Of course we’ve all read comments about the brand been plagued with quality issues, so I’m not going to say it’s a definite buy. Would need to see some feedback on it once the figure is released before I decide.

Having said that, this is a nice release. The uniform and helmet seem to fit well, the vest and pouches look well-made, and the rifle appears quite decent. This figure is the first female SEAL (if such a thing existed in the real world) and the first HALO female parachutist. Years ago Hot Toys did a female USMC paratrooper (USMC 3rd Force Service Support Group) but it was a static-line parachute, not free-fall. If I buy this I’d ditch the parachute anyway; I’ve never liked them since in my opinion they limit the figure’s poseability.

As far as the head, I see a bit of Emma Watson in it.

All in all, it’s a big maybe for me. Will have to wait for the jury’s verdict…

Possibly a fanboy construct, but the use of females in some SF operations means to me that, “never say never”. She might be operating with SEALs, in a specialty application, numbers of non-trident earners have. Branch of service? Dunno.

Yep, looks like Emma Watson - Hermione goes HALO… There are reports that DEVGRU’s Black Squadron, tasked with intelligence gathering, surveillance etc. employs female operators. That should at least permit her to wear AOR1, right?
It’s also great that she has a proper uniform and plate carrier not some war-bunny half-clothes.
Might get the figure, too. And also ditch the chute and HALO gear. Probably cheaper than buying loose parts, these days…

Well, the official name of the figure is: “Mini Times Toys - 1/6 Navy Special Force Seal Halo (MT-M017).” As Mike has stated, I don’t know if they have or had used females in special operations. Here is a Youtube:

I don’t think that 100 hours of training qualifies you in special forces or the SEAL… That is MO only. But I understand why the military had to put women with each of the branches of service in Afghanistan.

  1. July 2017 - A woman will train with other potential officers this summer in hopes of becoming the first female Navy SEAL.

The candidate, a midshipman, and another woman have enlisted as the first female candidates seeking to join the Navy’s special operations teams.

The latter is training for the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman program, or SWCC.

These women have already made history, but they still face a long road ahead of training and tests before they officially make the cut.

Women weren’t allowed to serve in combat roles, including special operation forces such as the SEALs and SWCC, until January 2016. But there were no female applicants in the 18 months since that historic change until now.

The candidates’ identities and training progress are confidential to protect their personal security and “career viability as future special operator,” Lt. Cmdr. Mark Walton, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Command, told CNN.

So it could be in the Future to see a female seal.

Check out the story of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent, a US Navy cryptologist who operated w/SEALs. It is quite inspiring; in the articles I’ve seen online she is often pictured in AOR-1 camo. I’m eagerly waiting for this set so I can bash her.
https://coffeeordie.com/shannon-kent/

I remember when the bombing happened, and some time after, caught some mentions of her career and character. There are, and have been women who have been at the center of CT operations, and some who have died alongside their fellows, in tragic moments. Honor to them.

Is the suppressor for the HK included?