I know a good thing when I see it (or read about it). So when legendary GIjOE collector, Sean Huxter, recently reported his discovery of 1:6 scale, real metal, fully functional handcuffs—I jumped on it! According to Sean’s original post over in the Facebook Sandbox…
“Just shopped at Claire’s, the girl’s accessory store, earrings, necklaces, headbands, etc… ’cause I have a sixteen year old girl. Whenever we hit one, I look for stuff that’s fodder for miniature stuff, and they have often come through big-time.
This time, I found a series (necklace, bracelet, earrings) made from a shiny set of handcuffs that are – get this – actually made to GIjOE scale, not oversized, and – get this even more – FUNCTIONAL!
The earrings are the hookup because you get TWO pairs for $6.50, whereas the other items are that or more for just one pair. You will have to do some chain re-linking, because the chains are too long, but they are really very nice.
There’s a thumb catch, and when you flip it and pull, the handcuff comes apart, and it’s exactly right. All the ratchets are there, and they work! Shove ’em in and they click just like real full-sized cuffs.”
After reading Sean’s post, I zipped right over to Claire’s (found in most shopping malls and also online HERE) and snagged some for myself. But as they say on TV…”That’s not all!” Right now, if you buy two pairs (that’d be 4 ‘cuffs), they’ll give you a third pair—for FREE. Whatta deal!
I walked out of the store with SIX pairs of handcuffs for only 14 bucks. That’s enough ‘cuffs for my entire 1:6 scale police force. I didn’t even mind all the weird looks I got from the 12 year-olds and their moms as I stood there buying 3 pairs of earrings. My wife even whispered, “Maybe next time, I should buy them for you.” HA Thanks again to “Eagle-eyed” Sean Huxter for this great intel. (The men on my “force” thank you too!)