Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Demo Dick the Sharkman of the Delta

All this digging through my boxes of action figures led me to uncover my 1/6 scale Richard Marcinko. Dick is the founder of SEAL Team 6, a convicted felon (don't mess with federal acquisition law!), and creator of the Rogue Warrior book series. This last is perhaps the least surprising, because he is notorious as a tall tale teller.

I've met Mr. Marcinko, and he even signed my copy of his biography. Actually, he ruined my first edition hardcover by personalizing the signing -- that's a big no-no. Signed copies are much more valuable if it is just the author's name, or name and date. Oh well, I'll never sell my copy so it doesn't really matter.

Anyway, toy maker BBI came out with a Dick Marcinko/Rogue Warrior action figure several years ago. They made at least two versions, one in black ops type uniform -- and seen here -- the other a combat swimmer. I have one of those too... But I can't seem to find it right now.

The other black ops SEAL seen here "training" with Dick is BBI's "Owl."

Here's a shot of Dick in his natural element... Not for nothing was SEAL Team 6's unofficial motto "WGMATATS."
Yeah... I'll let you figure that out for yourself.


Gene Simmons (no relation) said...

I know this one dear teacher. WGMATATS = We Get More A** Than A Toilet Seat

jrf said...