Although not a Hasbro G.I.Joe Product, the V-22 Osprey (full name: Soldier Force IV Mega V-22 Transport Plane Playset) from Chap Mei has been a grail of sorts for many 1:18th scale collectors. It’s quite the impressive piece, coming it at around the same size of the large Star Wars Imperial Shuttle made by Kenner many years ago. JoMi Toys did a great pictorial review of the piece, so check it out if you’re curious as to what this beast of a toy looks like out of package.
HissTank.com forum member NIKOLAI has started an online petition to bring back the V-22 Osprey. For many of us, that would mean bringing it stateside, period, as there hasn’t been a confirmed sighting of this particular piece in the U.S. (well, at least on our sightings boards, anyway). If the petition reaches its target, it will then be submitted to Chap Mei for consideration.
So what say you – Is this something that you would purchase if brought back to market? Would you incorporate it in to your G.I.Joe collection, or are you more of a purist in that respect? Sound off after the break!