Friday, December 30, 2011

Updated 1/6 scale Léon: The Professional 12-inch Figure with HeadPlay Jean Reno Head

"Léon: The Professional" is a 1994 French thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno as the titular mob hitman, Gary Oldman as corrupt DEA agent Stansfield, a young Natalie Portman, in her feature film debut, as Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl who is taken in by the hitman after her family is murdered, and Danny Aiello as Tony, the mobster who gives the hitman his assignments.

Leone "Léon" Montana (Jean Reno) is a hitman (or "cleaner," as he refers to himself) living a solitary life in New York City's Little Italy. His work comes from a mafioso named Tony (Danny Aiello), who operates from the "Supreme Macaroni Company" restaurant. Léon spends his idle time engaging in calisthenics, nurturing a houseplant that early on he describes as his "best friend," and (in one scene) watching old Gene Kelly musicals. [source: wiki]

Here's Léon enjoying some quality time with his plant as he nurtures it and watches it grow :) Most of the 1/6 parts in the picture are from the Heroic 1/6 scale "Perfection Killer" 12-inch Figure boxed set that was released in 2009. You can see MORE Pictures HERE ;)

The furniture i.e. 1/6 scale table and chairs were loose items bought for kitbashing and to be used as props, as in this case. The water spray bottle is from Rement (you can see more Rement items in my earlier 2010 post "A case of two Léons and one Wasabi" featuring three other 1/6 scale Jean Reno head sculpts [excluding this recent acquisition] plus a table set up with 1/6 scale food items)

In the 1994 movie "Léon: The Professional", the potted plant Léon nurtures, which Mathilda replants at the end of the movie, is an aglaonema.

1/6 Jean Reno as Léon the "cleaner" taking time to clean his plant, leaf by leaf.

And here's Léon the "cleaner" getting ready to go out into the city to do some real "cleaning". They call it "cleaning" but it tends to get even more messy after the "cleaning" is done LOL

I've said it before and I'll say it again,"What a difference a head makes!" The last time I said it was when I used the Hot Toys "Resident Evil: Afterlife" 1/6 scale Alice head sculpt on the Brother Production Zombie Killer "Alice" 12-inch female action figure. See my post HERE

This is the Head Play 1/6 scale Jean version head, with obvious reference to Jean Reno, the French actor who has appeared not only in numerous successful Hollywood productions such as The Pink Panther, Godzilla, The Da Vinci Code, Mission: Impossible, Ronin and Couples Retreat, but also in European productions such as the French films Les Visiteurs (1993), its sequel Les Visiteurs 2 (1998) and Léon (1994) along with the 2005 Italian film The Tiger and the Snow.

IMHO this has to be one of the best head sculpts of Jean Reno because the likeness is there and the resemblance is most telling :)

Here's Léon packing his bag and getting ready for work.

To see more of the Heroic "Perfection Killer" 1/6 scale weapons case that Léon carries, go to my post HERE :)

And finally, Léon puts on his long wool coat which is used to conceal his tactical vest that carries most of his weapons. The picture above as well as the one below allows you to examine the 1/6 scale weapons vest, customized and used by Léon in the movie.

Finally, Léon is almost ready to head out the door.

He has in his hand a 1:6 scale Beretta 92FS fitted with AL-GI-MEC compensator and suppressor

NEXT: 1/6 scale Léon: The Professional complete with shades / sunglasses, wool cap and striking a most familiar pose :)


CheungKinMen said...

Thanks for sharing Alex. I picked up the set and I'm also planning on getting the HP Leon head. I like their sculpt, but I don't really like his eyes, there is something weird, but with his glasses on the likeness is spot on.

alex teo said...

U R most welcome JOhnny :) always glad to be able to share. Hope you will be as happy with yours as I am with how this turned out CHEERS

desmond said...

Did you intend to buy the Enterbay version??

alex teo said...

no desmond, this version is much cheaper and good enough for me ;p

Anonymous said...

Is the gun bag/case opened by removing the belt like lock? I really have no idea and detached the keylock accidentally.

alex teo said...

The lock on mine doesn't work :( see pictures I took -