Sunday, August 22, 2010

Double Trouble

Having just posted pictures of a kitbashed 1:6 scale Jason Statham as Frank Martin from "The Transporter" movie series 12-inch figure (see my earlier post HERE), I thought it'll be nice to see TWO 1/6 scale figures of Jason Statham lookalikes, hence the entry title "Double Trouble".

Besides playing Frank Martin in the "Transporter" series of movies, Jason Statham was also in "Rogue Assassin (2007)" (called "War" in North America) where he plays an FBI agent determined to take down a mysterious assassin known as Rogue (played by Jet Li). This was his second partnership with Jet Li. His first was as MVA Agent Evan Funsch in "The One (2001)" where he partnered with Jet Li for the first time. He partnered Jet Li a third time in the recently released film "The Expendables".

I'd wanted to kitbash a 1:6 scale Jason Statham as Frank Martin "Transporter" figure but this head sculpt by Loading Toys (possibly the first with Jason Statham's likeness) was just too rugged for a Frank Martin bash i.e. not clean shaven enough. On the other hand, Jason Statham as FBI Agent John Crawford in "Rogue Assassin" seems more apt.

I jumped when I saw this 1:6 head sculpt that bore a striking resemblance to Jason Statham as Frank Martin. This head sculpt is from Toys City 1:6 scale 12-inch Navy Seal Mk14 Mod1 Rifleman military figure (previewed HERE). There had been other 1/6 scale Jason Statham headsculpts released prior to this, for example the Soldier Story 1/6 scale 12-inch US Army Future Combat Systems soldier but IMHO I think this is the best by far.

Another close look at the Toys City 1:6 scale Jason Statham lookalike headsculpt

And the older poorer version by Loading Toys (called appropriately "The Courier"). Time to retire him

1 comment:

desmond said...

Looking forward to HT version :P