So, our subjects are Ichiro and Masaru, two infantry rifle grunts in the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force circa late 1990s to early 2000s. Both carry the Howa Type 89 5.56mm rifle (made from die-cast metal) and wear the standard Type II "Jieitai" camouflage uniform along with the Type 88 helmet. In reality, the helmet is probably a US PASGT version standing for the Japanese helmet but I didn't bother to tear the cover off to check for sure. As mentioned, both guys are based on Cotswold vintage GI Joe style bodies with Kung Fu Grip style hands. In fact, they're both pretty much identical except for different headsculpts and that Masaru also includes a yellow artillery branch scarf in addition to the red infantry scarf both are wearing here.
Masaru with the Howa Type 89 rifle.
Sorry that the photos turned out so wonky. I'm not sure what happened and I didn't have time to reshoot.