Saturday, August 4, 2012

"Howdy Pardner" - Crazy Owners COF-028 1/6th scale James Dean Cowboy 12-inch Figure Set

"Giant" is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens and was the last of James Dean's three films as a leading actor, and earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination – he was killed in a car accident before the film was released. The movie portrays how the oil industry transformed the Texas ranchers into the super rich of their generation.

From Crazy Owners comes this 1/6th scale "James Dean" Cowboy 12-inch Figure Set comprising a "Precision" Head Sculpt, 12-inch Figure Body, Cowboy Hat, Flannel Shirt, Cowboy Vest, Denim Vintage Jeans, Cowboy Chaps, Belt with Holster, Revolver, Bullets x 5, Cowboy boots and Spurs

It isn't very often a 1/6th scale company offers 12-inch cowboy figures. It's been mostly military and movie-related so this is a nice addition to the ever growing expansion of 1/6 figures. The last cowboy figure I got was BBK's 1/6th scale Josh Brolin as DC Comics Jonah Hex from the 2010 movie of the same name (pictures posted HERE). And if you click on the "Cowboys and Indians" label at the bottom of this toy blog post, you can view the other entries of mostly 1/6th scale Cowboy and Indian 12-inch Figures ;p

What's a cowboy without his cowboy hat? The cowboy hat is a high-crowned, wide-brimmed hat best known as the defining piece of attire for the North American cowboy. It is an item of apparel that can be worn in any corner of the world, and receive immediate recognition as part of North American cowboy culture.

Close-up of the Crazy Owners 1/6th scale James Dean head sculpt

Flannel shirt, very much a part and parcel of a cowboy's wardrobe / attire

Cowboy vest - that's necessary too. A cowboy vest can be a casual piece, or it can be used to dress up an outfit for a night out on the town. When most of us think of Western wear, we think of rugged clothing in warm or rustic shades of brown, orange and black or green and turquoise for Southwestern attire. Leather, heavy cotton and even twill are all popular fabrics for Western clothing.

Bootcut Jeans / Flares Vintage Denim Jeans - a cowboy would be naked without them. Really, imagine a cowboy without his jeans on ;p

NOT holster but gun belt since it has the loops for holding the bullets

The 45 caliber Smith & Wesson Schofield revolver was manufactured from 1875-1878 with just under 9,000 of these big six guns being manufactured. As a "top-break" revolver, the 1875 Schofield could be loaded much faster than other sidearms of the day. With the barrel latch released, the barrel could be pulled down and the spent cartridge would be ejected.

The .45 Schofield or .45 Smith & Wesson is a revolver cartridge developed by Smith & Wesson for their S&W Model 3 American top-break revolver. It is similar to the .45 Colt round though shorter and with a slightly larger rim, and will generally work in revolvers chambered for that cartridge.

Chaps are sturdy coverings for the legs consisting of leggings and a belt. They are buckled on over trousers with the chaps' integrated belt, but unlike trousers they have no seat and are not joined at the crotch.

They are designed to provide protection for the legs and are usually made of leather or a leather-like material. They are most commonly associated with the cowboy culture of the American west as a protective garment to be used when riding a horse through brushy terrain.

Cowboy boots refer to a specific style of riding boot, historically worn by cowboys. They have a Cuban heel, rounded to pointed toe, high shaft, and, traditionally, no lacing. Cowboy boots are normally made from cowhide leather but are also sometimes made from "exotic" skins such as alligator, snake, ostrich, lizard, eel, elephant, sting ray, elk, buffalo, and the like.

A spur is a metal tool designed to be worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots for the purpose of directing a horse to move forward or laterally while riding.

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