Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jason Statham in Rogue Assassin

When I first saw the preview for this figure (link here) by Loading Toys (called appropriately "The Courier"), I was very keen to kitbash him as Frank Martin from "The Transporter" movies. But upon receiving the package, I had to change plans. Why? We'll see later. First, onto the items.

Standard Loading Toys box, similar to the one for their Dangerous Man/Spy (link here)

Items include 511 Low Caliga shoes, diplomatic bag, G18C with standard and extended magazines and two light sticks

Loading Toys have added zippers at the side of the 511 Caliga so that it'll be easier to put on his shoes

The diplomatic bag comes in army green (olive drab) and is nice enough (no complaints here)

His Glock 18C pistol with two types of magazines. The G18C is not very well produced - cast solid piece with a hole in the pistol grip for inserting the magazine, no sliding rectangular breech we have come to expect from 1/6 scale firearms.

What's interesting are the two "light sticks" that come with this package. They are not glow-in-the-dark sticks but look like actual cyalume sticks (for the uninitiated, these are single-use translucent plastic tubes containing isolated substances which when combined are capable of producing light through a chemical reaction-induced chemoluminescence which does not require an electrical power source). Haven't tried them yet, gonna wait for a blackout and see if it works - ha! ha!

Also comes with army type sweater and cargo pants

Herein lies the problem - the head sculpt is too rugged for a Frank Martin "Transporter" kitbash i.e. not clean shaven enough

Solution: Kitbash him as FBI agent John Crawford from the movie "Rogue Assassin (2007)" (called "War" in North America) where Jason Statham plays an FBI agent determined to take down a mysterious assassin known as Rogue (played by Jet Li)

Screen shot of Jason Statham as FBI agent John Crawford from "Rogue Assassin" 

Kitbash of Loading Toys "The Courier" as FBI Agent John Crawford (Jason Statham) from "Rogue Assassin" - that solves the rugged good looks issue

FBI Agent John Crawford used a Beretta Cougar as his sidearm throughout the movie. Since there isn't any 1/6 Beretta Cougar pistol out there that I know of, I armed him with the standard Beretta M92 pistol. The G18c would look out of place.

I also equipped FBI Agent John Crawford (Jason Statham) with a Benelli M3 Super 90 semi-automatic 12 guage shotgun with tactical light (see movie poster above)

Check out this link for other men in suits

UPDATE August 20, 2010: An even better Jason Statham likeness in the blog entry: "1:6 Jason Statham as Frank Martin in Transporter 3"!


BigHatDino said...

Would work for Chev Chelios from Crank. See if you can get a 1/6 hospital gown to recreate one of the best scenes from the film :)

desmond said...

I saw actual headsculpt and the colour of beard on the face is too dark..the likeness is not as good as Daniel Craig.

alex teo said...

hi bighatdino, CRANK was really fun to watch although I'm not too keen about seeing too much of his butt. Anyone got a 1/6 hospital gown?

I agree desmond, Loading Toys blew us away with Daniel Craig but this one's a step backwards. Hope their Matt Damon is up to scratch