The so called Beefeater is nothing like a beefeater, but a Guardsman. It looks really ghastly I think and probably will not be any better in person (so to speak). Now don't get silly with a soldier holding a gun - surely you don't object to police holding them as well do you? Has anyone seen the Las Vegas sign yet? I plan to collect mine in 5 weeks from there and I am very excited about it as this will probably be my only solid bought this year as I do not really like what is out this year.