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Doll News Oct 29, 2003

By John Medeiros

George W. Bush U.S. President & Naval Aviator- BBi's Dubya is A-OK!


BBI has just introduced the latest issue in its Elite Force series of authentic military 12- inch figures, President George W. Bush in naval aviator flight suit. Exacting in detail and fully equipped with authentic gear, this limited-edition action figure is a meticulous 1:6 scale recreation of the Commander-in-Chief's appearance during his historic Aircraft Carrier landing.

On May 1, 2003, President Bush landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in the Pacific Ocean, and officially declared the end to major combat in
Iraq. While at the controls of an S-3B Viking aircraft from the "Blue Sea Wolves" of Sea Control Squadron Three Five (VS-35), designated "Navy 1,"
he over flew the carrier before handing it over to the pilot for landing. Attired in full naval aviator flight equipment, the President then took the salute on the deck of the carrier.

This fully posable figure features a realistic head sculpt, fully detailed cloth flight suit, helmet with oxygen mask, survival vest, g-pants, parachute harness and much more. The realism and exacting attention to detail demanded by today's 12-inch action figure enthusiast are met and exceeded with this action figure. This incredibly detailed figure is a fitting addition to the collection of those interested in U.S. history, military memorabilia and toy action figures. It also beats the pants off the recent figures from this company's competitors.

This is one of the best aviator figures to be released by anybody to date. It is perhaps the best celebrity head sculpt any manufacturer has done in years. The actual sculpt and the facial screening make this superb figure a dead ringer for The Commander in Chief. They have captured him in a moment of determined resolve. The expression is one we all know well and have seen many times as he has risen to the challenges that have faced the nation and the world over the past years of his Presidency.

This KB Toys Exclusive comes packaged in a deluxe presentation box with a
lid that lifts off "shoebox" style. Inside is the figure with a ton of highly detailed accessories. In addition to those mentioned above, GWB also comes with additional gloved hands for saluting and giving the "thumbs up" sign. Other accessories include detailed zippered flight bag, goldenrod tee-shirt, visor cover, flashlight, radio, watch and BBi deluxe figure stand. Oh, and not to leave out any detail, the name tape on his flight suit reads George W. Bush-Commander in Chief.

The overwhelming pre-sales of the figure have caused KBkids.com to post
various delivery dates based on when they are ordered, but BBi seems to
be stepping up production to meet demand as I received mine more than two
weeks prior to the expected date. The rumor that the figure is sold out is not true. You can order one right at the website or your local KB. The SRP is $39.99 and worth every penny.