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Lt. Aldo Raine: So you're "the Jew Hunter".
Col. Hans Landa: A detective. A damn good detective. Finding people is my specialty so naturally I work for the Nazis finding people, and yes some of them were Jews. But "Jew Hunter"?
Here are more pictures of Hot Toys MMS134 (Movie Masterpiece Series) 1/6th scale Col. Hans Landa Collectible Figure with Christoph Waltz likeness from the "Inglourious Basterds" movie.
Hot Toys Col. Hans Landa with his Walter P38 pistol (which has removable magazine and working slide) and pistol holster on his black leather-like belt. He's dressed in the German Grey Field officer blouse with Colonel Shoulder Tabs plus awards and decorations, the single-oak leaf tabs (rank of Standartenführer) on both collars, Officer riding breeches, General Officer leather belt and tall knee high black leather-like boots.
Close-ups of the Walter P38 pistol
From what little I know, this particular type of pistol holster design with the latch and spare clip pouch in front is usually the hard shell kind, not soft leather as what Hot Toys has done here. If you look at the same P38 holster Hot Toys Aldo Raine came with (link HERE), you'll realize that we have been short-changed because this one is of an inferior quality compared to the earlier version. Shame on you Hot Toys for giving us inferior products.
Here's Hot Toys Col. Hans Landa (portrayed by the brilliant Austrian actor Christoph Waltz) wearing his 1/6 scale leather-like black trench coat over his WWII German Grey uniform and carrying his leather-like black briefcase
Hot Toys has included an extra left hand designed to carry the briefcase which can be opened, of course. They should have used this same thick leather-like material for the pistol holster instead of the cheap looking type SIGH!
1/6th scale Col. Hans Landa (with approximately 29.5 cm tall TrueType body) wearing the black and grey colored German Officer's cap with badges (SS eagle and insignia of a Totenkopf or skull head)
Now holding 1/6 pipe and grey gloves in hands
Col. Hans Landa: May I smoke my pipe as well?
Perrier LaPadite: Please, Colonel, make yourself at home.
[Hans pulls out a very large pipe five times the size of Perrier's]
Close-ups of the 12-inch Nazi Waffen-SS Standartenführer (Colonel) Hans Landa's 1/6 scale tobacco pipe by Hot Toys
The 1/6 scale German Officer peak cap (Schirmmütze) with SS insignia (Totenkopf or skull head) on the front of the band and the SS eagle above is IMHO one of the ugliest caps I've ever come across. It has no shape whatsoever and looks almost like a chef's hat (a toque instead of the totenkopf). That's two things that's not kosher now. The word "kosher" (a Jewish word) has become a part of English slang, a colloquialism meaning proper, legitimate, genuine, fair, or acceptable.
By dropping a subtle hint about whether or not to leave LaPadite's family alone in the future, Landa manages to break down LaPadite and locates the hiding place of the Jews underneath the floorboards. He orders his soldiers to fire into the floorboards, killing all but the teenage Shosanna.
Nazi Waffen-SS Colonel Hans Landa aims his Walter P38 pistol at Shosanna as she runs away from the LaPadite home.
I always felt that Hot Toys 1/6 figures have HUGE hands and you can see from this picture that Col. Hans Landa is not able to put his entire finger inside the trigger guard to squeeze the trigger properly - no wonder he missed!
Well, after taking Hot Toys Col. Hans Landa out of the box and putting him together, I'm a little disappointed with this figure after having come to expect GREAT things from Hot Toys. He doesn't come with a lot of extras and although the UGLY P38 holster can be covered / hidden by the black trench coat, the out-of-shape HIDEOUS Officer peak cap is there for all to see :(
NEXT: Pictures of Hot Toys Lt. Aldo Raine and Col. Hans Landa side by side