From one female assassin (see previous post) to another...
Æon Flux is a 2005 science fiction film directed by Karyn Kusama and it is a loose adaptation of the animated science fiction television series of the same name. The movie stars Charlize Theron as Æon Flux. Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is a sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.
Æon Flux was originally an avant-garde science fiction animated television series that aired on MTV in various forms throughout the 1990s, with film, comic book, and video game adaptations following thereafter. Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics.
One of the female figures from Playmobil's new line that is Playmobil Fi?ures Series 3 just happen to look a lot like Aeon Flux from the movie because of the way she is "dressed" / designed. The Playmobil figure has the same looking outfit as Charlize Theron in Æon Flux. Playmobil does not outrightly say that this is a Aeon Flux mini-figure but the resemblance is all too obvious.
PLAYMOBIL Fi?ures Series 3 was launched recently and has 24 new fun characters for boys and girls (12 for boys and 12 for girls), adding to the creative line-up of figures from its mystery bag. The figures come unassembled with various interchangeable parts and accessories. They can be combined and assembled to the heart’s content.
Playmobil even duplicated how Charlize Theron as Æon Flux carried her weapon - in a holster on her upper back. I thought this was a pretty neat move on Playmobil's part. These mini figures from their Fi?ures line don't cost a lot but they are certainly a FUN distraction from everything 1/6 scale.
What Charlize Theron wore as Aeon Flux is not exactly the outfit seen in the animated series. I doubt the original skimpy revealing outfit would have ever made it into the film or pass the censors ;p
I guess this is the closest thing to a Aeon Flux figure that you'll ever see. There have been some customized Aeon Flux figures but those are most probably one-of-a-kind.
Kudos to Playmobil for stepping up and producing these rather unique figures that are way outside their normal lines and allowing collectors to enjoy that little thrill of feeling the bag for the mystery prize.
And here's a picture of Playmobil's Lara Croft (reviewed in my earlier toy blog post HERE) and Aeon Flux standing side-by-side (Note the difference in the skin tones). That's girl power for you. Glad to see more female leads taking up the hero roles instead of just playing the damsel in distress.
Another Playmobil female figure recently added was the Playmobil Fi?ures Series 3 Statue of Liberty mini figure which was reviewed HERE