Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pre-order Figure Club 1/6 Mad Cop aka Gary Oldman as Norman Stansfield 12-inch figure

Before Gary Oldman became good cop Police Commissioner James Gordon, he was once bad cop and mad cop Norman Stansfield.

Norman Stansfield, billed as Stansfield, is a fictional character, portrayed by Gary Oldman in Luc Besson's 1994 film Léon (also known as The Professional and Léon: The Professional). He is the primary antagonist of the film. Stansfield is a corrupt DEA agent who employs a holder (Michael Badalucco) to store cocaine in his residence. When Stansfield learns that the holder has been stealing some of the drugs for himself, he guns down the man's entire family, with the exception of 12-year old Mathilda (Natalie Portman), who is able to find refuge with neighbor, and professional hitman, Léon (Jean Reno).

1/6th scale company Figure Club will be releasing this 1/6th scale "Mad Cop" 12-inch figure which will come with: 1/6th scale Real-like Head Sculpt (Gary Oldman as Stansfield), 12-inch Male base body, Realistic and Detailed Suit, Hands, Brown Belt, Socks, Brown Shoes, Long-sleeved Shirt, Walkie Talkie, Shotgun (with flash light), Revolver, Lighter, Cigarette

Stansfield has been described as a psychopath and as having an unhinged, unpredictable personality but also the ability to be charming. He is a classical music purist who likens his killings to the works of Beethoven. Throughout the film, he takes an unidentified drug in capsule form, which causes exaggerated physical contortions and heavy breathing, and apparent feelings of blissfulness.

Stansfield is noted for Oldman's over-the-top portrayal of the character. Given the stoic nature of the film's title character, actor Jean Reno had "no room to play", according to director Luc Besson, and Stansfield was devised as a contrasting character with whom "anything was possible. Anything." Although the antagonist of the film, Stansfield was intended to offer a measure of comic relief. Besson stated, "A movie without humor somewhere, is not a movie. A movie needs humor." [source: wiki]

Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman) uses an Ithaca 37 with a tactical flashlight mounted on the pump forend, and fitted with a pistol grip while raiding Mathilda's (Natalie Portman) house.

Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman) keeps a Smith & Wesson Model 629 revolver with a 3" barrel and unfluted cylinder as his duty sidearm. Not exactly what is included but close enough.

A little trivia: During the filming of final scenes of "Léon: The Professional" which involved dozens of police cars, a robber from a nearby store encountered the movie set by accident and surrendered himself to a bunch of uniformed extras.

You can PRE-ORDER this Figure Club 1/6th scale Mad Cop 12-inch figure at TFH (The Falcon's Hangar)

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