Sunday, March 28, 2010

"OK, boys; let's go make a withdrawal"

Here's Heroic 1/6 scale Bank Robber (reviewed in the previous post) with his gang of bank robbers. There aren't that many 12-inch Prohibition Era (1930s) figures as it is and this latest offering by Heroic based loosely on Johnny Depp as notorious Depression-era bank robber (and beloved folk hero) John Dillinger in "Public Enemies" stands with his gang. Twilight Magic Works released the Cigar smoking gangster John from the Chicago Gang and Louie from the Napoli Gang in the year 2000. The Colt 1921 Thompson Submachine Gun or "Tommy gun" seems to be the favorite weapon of choice.

Louie from the Napoli Gang (more pictures HERE)

Cigar smoking gangster John (link HERE for more pictures)

Heroic 1/6 scale Bank Robber with more bank robbers except he seems to have time traveled to 1995 and joined Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) as he prepares to rob banks in "Heat", a 1995 American crime film written and directed by Michael Mann and starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer.

Neil McCauley (De Niro) is an ex-con and expert thief who has centered his life around the creed "Do not allow anything into your life which you cannot walk out on in thirty seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."

This attire (suit) is worn by McCauley when he and his crew rob a bank successfully only to have the police surround them when they exit. A chaotic, violent shoot-out then erupts in the busy downtown Los Angeles boulevard, causing mayhem.

More pictures posted HERE

In the beginning of the film, Neil McCauley (De Niro) and his crew, including compulsive gambler Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) and ex-con turned family man Michael Cheritto (Tom Sizemore) take part in an elaborate robbery of an armored car. They escape with US$1.6 million in bearer bonds from Malibu Equity Investments, a shell company that launders off-shore drug accounts.

More pictures available in my earlier post HERE


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