Saturday, June 28, 2008

Biohazard 4 - Leon S Kennedy (R.P.D. version)

Had this figure for a while but due to the big move, had to put it aside until now. Never into video games but I sure can appreciate a great piece of art when I see one. IMHO, Hot Toys' Leon S Kennedy from Biohazard 4 (Resident Evil 4 in North America) is without a doubt one of the finest pieces of 1/6 collectible ever done for a video game, so if you will indulge me, there are tons of pictures I'll like to share :)

The box he came in - there's an additional sticker that says he's the RPD version, RPD stands for Raccoon Police Department, Raccoon City being the place where the Umbrella Corporation's secretive activities have become a public affair.

There is also the regular version of Leon S Kennedy (a former Raccoon City police officer and one of the few survivors of the T-Virus outbreak in Raccoon City, now recruited by the US government after undergoing a period of extensive training and conditioning, turning him from a rookie police officer into an elite government agent) but since I don't have money flowing out of my ears, I gotta settle for only one Leon.

Leon's weapons and accessories

Leon in his tray

Basic Leon out of box, ready for some action

The headsculpt is simply amazing

One of Leon's handguns, the Red9 (Mauser C96). The Red9 was in real life the Mauser C96 7.63mm semi-automatic pistol (nicknamed the Broomhandle due to it's distinctive grip) modified to fire 9mm rounds for the Imperial German Army during WW1.

Leon's Combat Knife

Broken Butterfly (Schofield Model 3) - a Magnum revolver

Leon's dagger - a much bigger knife

Blacktail, another handgun which is actually the Springfield Armory XD

Matilda (actually a Heckler & Koch VP70M). The other famous Matilda and Leon that I know of are from the 1994 movie "The Professional" by Luc Besson

Leon's Bolt-action Rifle (essentially a Springfield M1903A4)

Leon's Semi-automatic Shotgun, the Benelli M4 Super 90 shotgun, also known as M1014, currently used by the United States Armed Forces as their "Joint Service Combat Shotgun".

Leon with his Flash Grenade

The P.R.L. 412 (Plaga Removal Laser), a laser gun which can be used to stun or kill an enemy

Leon's Communicator which can unfold into 3 panels

Leon against the inside flap background 

Can you imagine what Hot Toys could have done with Snake from Metal Gear Solid?
Biohazard 4/Resident Evil 4 Jack Krauser next!


BigHatDino said...

What a ridiculously excellent collection of firearms he comes with.

Not sure about his hair sculpt, it's very severe :)

alex teo said...

Yeah, that's the thing about video games. The character collects weapons and doesn't have to carry them on him but still manages to take them out when he needs them. In the real world, he'll probably have a main gun and a sidearm plus lots and lots of ammo.

I agree about the hair but it's video game accurate :)

Anonymous said...

BIOHAZARD 4的里昂真的滿好看的,看了都想要買來收藏。

Humanrorschachtest said...

The pics are mismatched, HK VP70 is the pistol with the long stock added to it, it's a 17 shot 9mm that has full auto capability when the stock is connected.

The Sprinfield XD is the other handgun.

alex teo said...

thanks humanrorschachtest for bringing that up :) the entry is now corrected

Leon21 said...

The handguns, though high in detail, seem too small. The magnum in particular was a disappointment (I remember it being bigger and longer in the game). The shotgun in Resi 4 is pump action, but in here it is a semi-automatic shotgun, another mistake.

alex teo said...

THANKS for pointing these out Leon. I don't really play the game but just into 1/6 scale figures and weapons and thought Hot Toys did quite a good job in translating the 2D video game figures into 3D action figures. CHEERS!

Hutchy said...

Where can i get this Model from?

alex teo said...

You can try e-bay

unfortunately, the price has skyrocketed :( I paid less than USD150 when it was first released.