Skip to main content

Fire Fighting in 1/6 Scale

Fire Fighting in Miniature

May 4th is International Firefighters' Day, the same date as the feast day of Saint Florian, the patron saint of firefighters. JJ Edmondson was inspired to create the recognition day in 1998 after the tragic deaths of five firefighters working to contain a bushfire in Austrialia. Today it is a time of both remembrance for those who have lost their lives in service to their community, and celebration of the work done by firefighters and other personnel.

Following on from the recent series I did on 1/6 scale police officers and miniatures, this post looks at what's available in terms of firefighters. I've used promo pics wherever possible, but some of these pics came from ebay / pinterest - I claim no ownership.



Hot Toys Firefighter LieutenantHot Toys Firefighter Trainee

Hot Toys

Hot Toys released two Modern American Firefighter figures in 2002 - there's a review over on Toyhaven with lots of detail. Then in 2006 they released version 2.0 - there's a great review of the Lieutenant figure over at MWCToys. For a more fantasy take on fire fighting, Hot Toys also did a cool FireSpecter figure in 2007.



Action Man Fireman

Action Man

1978 saw Action Man take up firefighting - you could get a uniform set, fireman backpack, fire tender, and fireman equipment set (the bulk of which was also available on the equipment centre workshop accessories card).

Knock-off competitor, Adventure Man, also had a firefighter outfit in the mid 1970s.



Geyper Man Firefighter

Geyper Man Cuerpo de Bomberos (firefighter) from 2003. My Spanish is sucky but I think these were available as limited editions too - read more HERE.



Enterbay Firefighter

Enterbay

Enterbay released three firefighter figures based on the movie As The Light Goes Out - Station Officer (pictured), Senior Station Officer Ho Wing-Sam, and Principal Fireman Lee Pui-To.



Barbie Firefighter

Barbie

Barbie first became a firefighter in 1995 - in AA and Caucasian versions - and it remains by far the best offering. There is a really cheap and nasty looking uniform with a pink hat and high heeled boots from 2014, and then a better looking doll with red jacket from 2016. Ken has also been a firefighter, as part of a 2012 double pack with Barbie as a police officer (see HERE), and even young Tommy had a little fireman's outfit!



Real Heroes Firefighter

ERTL Collectibles Real American Heroes Top Jake Fireman

Originally released in 1998, then re-released in 2001 in commemoration of the FDNY firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11.



Virtual Toys The Dark Zone Agent Renegade

Virtual Toys

This 2016 figure is based on the computer game The Division, set in a dystopian future New York. The jacket is marked FDNY on the back, so if you're in need of a heavily armed firefighter for some reason, this could be your guy.



World Peacekeepers Search and Rescue FirefighterWorld Peacekeepers Urban Firefighter

World Peacekeepers

In addition to the Search and Rescue and Urban Fire Fighting figures, there was also a 1/18 scale range.



GI Joe First Responder Firefighter

GI Joe

GI Joe has been a firefighter a few times - pictured above is the First Responder Firefighter figure from the 2011 Real American Hero range. There is also Peril of the Raging Inferno (1999) [White / AA], Power Saw Firefighter (2002) / Saw Rescue FirefighterRed Alert Rescue, Rope Rescue Firefighter, and Search & Rescue Firefighter.

Other relevant releases include Emergency Crash Rescue (Blond, Brunette, African American), Search & Rescue Team, Smoke Jumper, Smoke Jumper 2Smoke Jumper Set, and the 1960s Crash Crew range - figure, outfit, and the crash crew fire truck. The figure and outfit were later re-released as part of the 40th anniversary range - see HERE - in addition to being reimagined as the Navy Crash Crew figure.

Action Jackson, a rival 8" offering from Mego, had his own version of the Crash Crew outfit, and a Fire Rescue Pack which squirted water.



Gay Billy FirefighterCarlos Firefighter

Billy

Billy was marketed as 'The World's First Out and Proud Gay Doll' on the line's release in 1997 - it wasn't, but who's gonna let facts get in the way of a tagline? All the dolls in the line had a go at firefighting - Billy (brunette and blond), Carlos, and Tyson.



America's Finest Fire Rescue Helicopter

21st Century Toys - America's Finest

They released a variety of fire personnel and vehicles in the early 2000s. In addition to the fire rescue helicopter pictured above there was a Fire Command Vehicle, a Fireman, Urban Firefighter (a cheaper figure with the same name was also released on card), Commemorative FDNY Firefighter (online exclusive - read more HERE), Fire Rescue Helicopter Pilot, and Bush Crew Firefighter.

Then there was a two pack police and fire rescue set, Fireman Uniform, and an Urban Firefighter Uniform.



OTHER

Some other random bits and bobs I came across while searching for figures:

 AvaStars, a short lived venture offering customisable 1/6 playline figures, offered a firefighter outfit as pictured HERE.

 Kenner's Steve Scout, possibly the uncoolest action hero ever, had a Fire Fighter accessory pack in 1973. If you wanted to dress your Steve Scout - or other 1/6 scale kid as a firefighter - Madelman has been a firefighter in the 2000s (and as a shiny silver jumpsuited type) with an awesome fire engine, as well as back in the 1970s.

 Asia Scale Store do a 1/6 scale fire hydrant.

Toys City did a 1/6 figure called Vulcan Dark at the Weekend. He's not a firefighter, but he does have a flamethrower and a spare head shaped like a fire hydrant...

☆ Masterpiece Collectables do a range of 1/6 scale firefighter helmets, styled after those of the SCDF (Singapore Civil Defence Force).



For more like this, please click the image below:
International Firefighters DayPolicing in Miniature






Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Free Magazine Scans

Click the pictures below to find full cover guides to various teen magazines (primarily collated to make scale miniature magazine covers but I figure they'll also be useful for collectors and anyone into media history) and scans from my own magazine collection. I've also got a couple of kids' books I didn't want to part with - The Squirrel and Little Owl Book of Pets . The unwieldy size of my bookmark folders convinced me I needed a reference post for online magazine archives. Or, more accurately, free online magazine archives. Whether you're looking for leisure reading or research avenues, you're bound to find something useful in this list. :) ☆ Archive for the Unexplained - UFO mags galore. ☆   The Magazine Rack - over 140,000 digitised magazines! ☆   Lantern - thousands of vintage film magazines. ☆ FANZINES  - a number of online archives now exist for these including  FANAC  (SF), ScoTpress  (Trek), Sandy Herald Collection  (media fandom, major

50 Free Welsh Language Resources

Unlike literacy and maths, Welsh really isn't a subject we'll be using everyday without a concerted effort to do so. Every morning we've been doing three Duolingo lessons with Marianna - challenging for me and repetition of basic words and concepts for her - and then watching a couple of Welsh language cartoons to listen to the rhythm of the words and so on. Here is a list of free Welsh language resources from around the web, ranging from GCSE revision guides to adult basics to children's cartoons uploaded to YouTube. Hopefully you'll be able to mix and match to suit your own needs over the next few weeks and months. (I'd normally direct people to places like Sain Wales to buy hard copy media, but they're closed for the duration and we should try to lighten the load on the postal service to essentials besides.) Apps . Handy rundown of Welsh language kids' apps from Montgomery Church in Wales School. Atebol . Welsh language story time on Yo

Simply Cook Review

I kept seeing ads and deals for Simply Cook everywhere, so as there was a special offer on at OhMyDosh! Rewards (£3 for the box and £3.50 cashback) I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try. What Is It? Recipe kits packed into boxes which fit through your letterbox. The usual price is £9.99 for a kit of 4, with each one serving 2-4 people depending on your serving sizes. All you need to do is buy the fresh ingredients required and follow the instructions. Here is Simply Cook's own helpful diagram: Does It Work? For me, as the person just eating it, it was awesome. Everything tasted great - the mushroom penne in particular was so good I went back for seconds - and I liked that the sauces weren't as rich as Anthony would usually make them. For Anthony, who cooked them, they weren't as impressive. He complained that the food was bland and that it was actually quite a lot of faff, as Lidl didn't stock everything we needed which meant another trip ou

Free Fabric Samples x 200

Choosing upholstery and soft furnishings can be a nightmare - especially if it arrives and isn't quite what you expected. Fabric samples are a great way to avoid costly mistakes, as well as providing a fab source of material for your crafts box. Here are over 200 places offering completely free fabric samples in the UK:

Welsh UFO Sightings 2016

Welsh UFO sightings from 2016. For sightings from other years please click HERE . UK UFO Sunday 3rd January, 01:25 Gwent Witness saw a 'typical space ship' through their bedroom window. It had blue and red lights, and appeared to be moving towards them. They watched for a few minutes and the next day reported the sighting to UK UFO. FM: " I was up really late and i needed to use the bathroom so i got up and my side of the bed is by the window, so i had a look out. i saw an object shaped like a typical space ship would look, but it had blue and red lights and appeared to be coming towards me. i watched it for a while and then left to use the bathroom and by the time i had returned (5 minutes later) the mysterious lights had almost disappeared into the distance. " SUFON Tuesday 5th January, 09:20 Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd, Swansea  Broken cloud. Brian Harry was at home in Bevan Close, Waunarlwydd and had just let his dog out the back