The equipment was the same thought, especially on this guy. Some of my other figures were a bit odd. The American Vietnam era soldier seems to been a combination of action figure parts. I see several bits that look familiar from the aussie jungle fighter that were pulled for the American. My brit WWII radio man seems to have been actually several bits from the French Freedom fighter on a basic crap figure. I think my marine was the only figure that doesn't seem to be made up of components stolen from the Action Man line. I have no idea if this was something the actual company did on the cheap in America or full on counterfeits sold through my local close out store.