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    Jul 20, 2009, 1:02 PM - Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #1

    Small Soldiers is one of my favourite films - sure it did badly at the box office, but Stan Winston's effects work is top notch!

    I'd LOVE to get my hands on some original props (or even the FOA Schwartz/Stan Winston produced figures - though with only 25 made even they are commanding BIG money if they ever come up), but sadly my budget won't allow it, so the next best thing is the Hasbro toys.....

    The only ones Hasbro produced that are the correct size are Archer and Chip (a pity, because the other Gorgonite figures they produced are excellent, just too darn small) - available as both talking and non-talking. It's obvious that hasbro worked VERY closely with SWS as the sculpts are really very good.

    Hasbro's 12" figures:


    Talking Chip Hazard


    Non-Talking Archer

    The sculpts are good, but the paintwork is sucky and the colours aren't accurate, so.... using every reference I could find ("The Stan Winston Effect", "Cinefex" and "The Small Soldiers Scrapbook: Behind the Scenes" and the DVD) I repainted them both.

    Partially repainted Chip Hazard (excuse the picture quality, this current camera is pretty cheap...):



    Painted: Eyes, lips, dog-tags, comlink, grenade, belt, pouches, gun, leg holsters, boot treads, shin guards.

    Completely repainted Archer from head to foot (and added new belt buckle from the talking version of the figure)






    Now I just need someone to sculpt the rest of the Gorgonites and Commando Elite in the correct scale...... I really want a Brick Bazooka!
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    Jul 20, 2009, 1:07 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #2

    Loved the Movie and the new paint-jobs!
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    Jul 20, 2009, 3:26 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #3

    Love the toys from this film Great Job on the repaint
    On a side note, wasn't this Phil Hartman's last film? I sure do miss him
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    Jul 20, 2009, 3:31 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #4

    Amazing detail on Archer!
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    Jul 20, 2009, 7:14 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #5

    Didn't Stan Winston make super limited edition figures way back when the movie first came out? I think I read about them in the Stan Winston book, looked like they were made from the original molds. Great re-paints by the way, never realized how great the toy sculpts were.
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    Jul 20, 2009, 8:11 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #6

    CaptainEO said: View Post
    Didn't Stan Winston make super limited edition figures way back when the movie first came out? I think I read about them in the Stan Winston book, looked like they were made from the original molds. Great re-paints by the way, never realized how great the toy sculpts were.
    Yep:

    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5467840

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    Jul 20, 2009, 8:13 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #7

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    Jul 20, 2009, 8:41 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #8

    Those look awesome. I always liked Archer myself!
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    Jul 21, 2009, 12:35 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #9

    Does anyone have a paper template of the packaging?
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    Jul 21, 2009, 5:42 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #10

    CaptainEO said: View Post
    Didn't Stan Winston make super limited edition figures way back when the movie first came out? I think I read about them in the Stan Winston book, looked like they were made from the original molds. Great re-paints by the way, never realized how great the toy sculpts were.
    Yes he did - they were made from the original molds and put together and painted by the original artists - but only 25 were ever made. And as such, they go for about $2000-$3000 (see the auction link GBFan57 posted).

    As far as the publicly available toys go, these two I've repainted are the best. The non-talking Chip Hazard has cloth clothes so is no good, and the talking Archer has a HUGE medallion on his chest (and the sculpt work isn't as nice).

    Aside from repaints of the toys, the best things available are very rare (too expensive for my budget) but awesome "lifesize" Japanese porcelain statues:

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    Jul 21, 2009, 5:56 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #11

    sad to see the original Chip deteriorate. Always liked this movie.
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    Jul 21, 2009, 5:57 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #12

    Oooh...never saw those before. Very nice

    Regards
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    Jul 24, 2009, 11:54 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #13

    So What size is the closest? I would love to get Chip I have a prop from the SWS from the movie and chip would look cool standing next to it! Any info you can pass along would be great!
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    Jul 24, 2009, 1:53 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #14

    kdawg1 said: View Post
    So What size is the closest? I would love to get Chip I have a prop from the SWS from the movie and chip would look cool standing next to it! Any info you can pass along would be great!
    What are you comparing to get the closest size? The Hasbro Chip and the Japanese statue Chip? If so, the Japanese one would be more accurate (though I've never seen it in person).

    What prop do you have? Would be interested to see pics.
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    Jul 25, 2009, 12:59 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #15

    I have a gun from SWS mounted in a glass dome I'll have to hunt down some photos. I posted them here before for some help with it but never got any comments back . Try a search for Small Soldiers Prop and see what comes up and I'll look for the photos!

    I was just wondering what size the puppets were in the movie, I'd like something close.
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    Jul 25, 2009, 3:43 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #16

    Cool, be nice to see pics. I remember seeing the Small Soldiers setup they had at Universal Studios back in the day - that was neat!

    Can't find any old threads on Small Soldiers with your info.

    The prop figures of Chip and Archer were 12" - I believe the large figures I repainted here are pretty much an exact match.
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    Jul 25, 2009, 3:53 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #17

    I'm looking for the photos!
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    Sep 5, 2009, 11:10 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #18

    I might look at making a replica box for my Chip.

    I haven't started painting him yet. He hasn't arrived from my eBay win yet!

    Can anybody tell me why there are so many Small Soldiers figures on eBay from people in Canada? Did all the bankrupt stock get sent there?
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    Sep 5, 2009, 9:19 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #19

    Kevin said: View Post
    I might look at making a replica box for my Chip.

    I haven't started painting him yet. He hasn't arrived from my eBay win yet!

    Can anybody tell me why there are so many Small Soldiers figures on eBay from people in Canada? Did all the bankrupt stock get sent there?
    I noticed that too about Canada
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    Sep 10, 2009, 2:55 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #20

    I have started matching the fonts on the boxes. I'm planning to replicate both Chip's and Archer's boxes.

    Did anybody notice the magic printing technology that Globotech quietly used on Archer's box?

    From the toy store when Alan first looks at the box;


    And from Alan's bedroom, later;


    I've tweaked the angle a bit. The text is a little different but look at the scenery!

    I shall probably do the prettier of the two.
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    Sep 12, 2009, 7:59 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #21

    Here are some photos of my prop from Small Soldiers, there is a tag on it that reads "Commando Weapons created at Stan Winston Studio" I have no history on this piece so if anyone can help ID this or anything please help!
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    Sep 16, 2009, 11:30 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #22

    Bump for info on the prop gun!
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    Sep 16, 2009, 11:39 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #23

    That's chips gun if im not mistaken, although I never had the gun to my lifesized chip, I got it from a friend and he was stuck in the bottom of a bucket of legos.
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    Sep 16, 2009, 12:13 PM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #24

    That gun was used as the basis for Chip's gun with the retail toy. However, it was actually carried by Kip Killigan in the film. He starts with two different guns and Chip breaks one over his knee.




    Gotta love the look on Kip's face.

    The paint job is a little less detailed than yours, but that's the gun. The one that came with the 12" toy figure is slightly different and cast in a single colour silvery plastic.
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    Sep 17, 2009, 2:18 AM - Re: Small Soldiers - Chip Hazard and Archer #25

    I wonder how time consuming it would be to recast chip and sculpt the other members of the commando elite using Chip as a base figure? does anyone have a pic of Chips pistol? I need to make one now since he has an empty holster , kinda looks like a usp match from the front.

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