Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Brother Production New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" REVIEW 1

This is the recently released Brother Production Presents Natural Born Hero Series 001 New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" 1:6 scale 12-inch figure (worldwide limited to 150 pieces). On closer inspection, this is essentially a 1:6 scale Bruce Willis as NYPD detective John McClane 12-inch figure from "Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)", the third film in the action series "Die Hard".

The movie starred Bruce Willis as NYPD detective John McClane, Samuel L. Jackson as McClane's reluctant partner Zeus Carver, and Jeremy Irons as the main villain Simon Peter Gruber. It was released on May 19, 1995.



The box packaging is very basic - window box with "Dirty Johnny" figure in tray and the accessories under it.


Here's the Brother Production Natural Born Hero Series 001 New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" straight out of the box wearing a very dirty shirt over his equally dirty undershirt (tank top / singlet), pants with leather belt, socks and shoes.


As is the formula for all the die-hard films, NYPD detective John McClane's (Bruce Willis) clothes gets dirtier as the film progresses, as does the number of injuries he sustains but he always overcomes them all, coming out on top at the end of every film even though he looks to be down and out for the count (and his attire shows it as well). Hence "DIE HARD"


John McClane is described as being a foul-mouthed, wisecracking, no-nonsense New York cop with an itchy trigger finger, an aversion to Eurotrash terrorists, and a never-say-die spirit.


IMHO I think Brother Production overdid it on the "dirty" aspect, as in they really got carried away with the whole weathering and dirt effects!


The only saving grace is the Bruce Willis head sculpt and that is to die for (haha pun intended)


In the third film, Die Hard with a Vengeance, Bruce Willis still had some of his hair although the receding hairline is very obvious.


This is a close-up of the Brother Production Presents Natural Born Hero Series 001 New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" 1:6 scale head sculpt. And I think it has to be one of the best head sculpts of Bruce Willis there is. The resemblance is uncanny and the likeness is all there. They tried to add some chest hair on his body too.


This is the wounded 1/6 scale head sculpt that comes with this body. There is another normal headsculpt that is included as well but that head won't go with these clothes


In this close-up shot, you can see the injuries he sustained on his face while chasing after the bad guys


And here's Brother Production New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" without his 'dirtied' shirt, wearing just his undershirt which John McClane is famous for.

In July 2007, Bruce Willis donated the undershirt worn in the film to the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution. [source: wiki]


And here's the normal headculpt of Brother Production Presents Natural Born Hero Series 001 New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" wearing the boxers / underpants which is also included as an accessory.


Close-up pictures of the 1:6 scale Bruce Willis as John McClane from "Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)" headsculpt.


This normal headsculpt is without the injuries of course i.e. the clean version



Brother Production also included four spare hands, similar to the ones that came with the Brother Production Special Edition 1/6 scale Cab Driver "Travis" from their Crazy Killer Collection Series 170 (which was reviewed earlier HERE).


Brother Production Presents Natural Born Hero Series 001 New York Detective "Dirty Johnny" boxed set accessories include one shoulder holster, watch, Police Badge, Beretta 92FS pistol, two pistol magazines


Close-ups of the watch, Police Badge, Beretta 92FS pistol with two pistol magazines


Also included: Slogan Board x 1 set, Slogan Board Stickers x 4 pieces (Every Body, Figure, Bush and Fur).

In the film, Jeremy Irons as Peter Krieg / Simon Peter Gruber orders suspended police officer Lt. John McClane (Bruce Willis) to walk through the middle of Harlem wearing a sandwich board with a racist message written on it. Harlem electrician Zeus Carver (Samuel L Jackson) spots McClane and tries to get him off the street before he is killed, but a gang of black youths attacks McClane and Carver who barely escape.


Back of the Slogan Board


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2 comments:

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

Wow- he really looks like Willis!I love Diehard, but haven't seen this one- J. Irons is one of my favorite actors. Nice pics Bro, as always-

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

thanks colin :) you have to watch this movie as well. the pairing of Bruce Willis with Samuel L Jackson is dynamite