Friday, August 31, 2012

Preview Art-Figures AF009 1/6 scale City Police 12" Figure with "Sin City" Bruce Willis likeness

Sin City, also known as Frank Miller's Sin City, is a 2005 crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is a neo-noir based on Miller's graphic novel series of the same name. The film is primarily based on three of Miller's works: The Hard Goodbye, about a man who embarks on a brutal rampage in search of his one-time sweetheart's killer, killing anyone, even the police, that gets in his way of finding and killing her murderer; The Big Fat Kill, which focuses on a street war between a group of prostitutes and a group of mercenaries, the police, and the mob; and That Yellow Bastard, which follows an aging police officer who protects a young woman from a grotesquely disfigured serial killer.

In "That Yellow Bastard", Bruce Willis plays ageing police officer John Hartigan who tries to stop serial child-killer Roark Junior (Nick Stahl) from raping and killing eleven-year-old Nancy Callahan (Makenzie Vega).

Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Figure (slated for October 2012 release) is basically inspired by Bruce Willis' John Hartigan character from "Sin City". Besides coming with a 1/6th scale head sculpt that will have Bruce Willis likeness, the 12-inch figure will also be attired in 1/6th attire / apparel worn by the character from the movie.

Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Figure will come with 1/6th scale authentic likeness head sculpt of Bruce Willis as John Hartigan, 12-inch male figure body, white underpants, blue shirt, blue tie, blue dust coat, blue trousers, black socks, black leather shoes, shoulder pistol holster, Ruger Blackhawk single-action revolver, Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol with pistol magazine x 2, Auto 9 automatic pistol, M9 pistol magazine x 2.

Scroll down to see more preview / pre-release pictures of Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Figure with "Sin City" Bruce Willis as John Hartigan likeness

The Ruger Blackhawk is a 6-shot or 8-shot, single-action revolver manufactured by Sturm, Ruger. Ruger introduced the Blackhawk in 1955. Chambered for the .357 Magnum, the Blackhawk was a simple and strong design, and sold well.

Here we see Art-Figures AF009 1/6th scale City Police 12-inch Action Figure with the Auto 9 and Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol. The Auto 9 is a highly advanced select-fire machine pistol with a 50-round magazine used by RoboCop in the "RoboCop" movies.

Why is Art-Figures City Police figure holding RoboCop's Auto 9 machine pistol? That answer can only be answered by the manufacturer themselves and it remains to be anybody's guess.

Close-up picture of the Art-Figures AF009 1/6 scale City Police head sculpt with Bruce Willis likeness

Virtual ToyS (VTS) had released a Stone Cold Killers boxed outfit set in 2010 that is almost identical to this Art-Figures upcoming release. VTS Stone Cold Killer boxed set also came with a 1/6th scale head sculpt of Bruce Willis as John Hartigan and accompanying clothes and accessories similar to this set to be released by Art-Figures. See my post HERE for pictures and full review of the VTS Stone Cold Killer OR Bruce Willis as Hartigan boxed set :)


drewflu61 said...

Art-figures needs to do something about those bloated head sculpts. To answer your question about the RoboCop gun, there was a similar gun in that Sin City segment. Hartigan kills a police officer with it. The reason they used that gun was due to Miller's involvement in the RoboCop films.

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

Thanks, drew, for the nice juicy bit of info about the gun's appearance in the movie :)