Saturday, January 19, 2013

Zombie Alert: DAM TOYS 1/6 scale Zombie German-SS Officer 12-inch figure preview

Dead Snow (Norwegian: Død snø) is a 2009 Norwegian zombie comedy film directed by Tommy Wirkola, starring Charlotte Frogner, Stig Frode Henriksen, Bjørn Sundquist, Ane Dahl Torp and Jenny Skavlan. The film centres around a group of students surviving a zombie attack in the mountains of Norway. The premise of the film to that of the draugr - a Scandinavian folkloric undead greedily protecting its (often stolen) treasures. The zombies are in World War II Schutzstaffel (SS) uniforms.

In an interview, Wirkola said, "When we were about to sit down and write the actual script, we started thinking ‘What is more evil than a zombie’? A Nazi-zombie! We have a really strong war-history up in the north of Norway from World War Two, so it was fun to combine actual events with our own story. And you know Nazis have always been the ultimate villains in movies. Combine that with zombies and you really get something that no one would sympathise with."

DAM TOYS will be releasing a 1/6 scale Zombie German-SS Officer which will come with 1/6 scale zombie head sculpt, 12-inch action figure body, zombie hands / palms (one pair), Waffen-SS Officer Visor Cap, white cotton shirt, black necktie, shoulder straps (one), Waffen-SS black wool breeches, Waffen-SS Officer Aged Belt, Swastika armband, WW2 German 6 X 30 binoculars and German Cavalry Riding Boots (one pair). Any similarity to Dead Snow (Norwegian: Død snø) is purely coincidental ;p

Not my cup of tea but I'm sure many Zombie fans will be all over this. A different take of a WWII German military figure if I ever saw one.

If the outfit was cleaner i.e. not bloodied or weathered to this extent, I might still get it for the uniform because it looks very well made and nice. I would use it for my Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale Kroenen 12-inch figure from "Hellboy" the movie - see the pictures of Kroenen HERE

He would go well with the Nazi Occultist 12-inch figure I kitbashed (see pictures HERE) to go alongside the 1/6 scale Hellboy figures I have

Scroll down to see more pictures of DAM TOYS upcoming 1/6 scale Zombie German-SS Officer 12-inch figure, especially the head sculpt

If it's about zombies, it has to be about how they bad they look - rotting skin, open wounds etc. After all, a zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is an "animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft". Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore. In modern times, the term "zombie" has been applied to an undead being in horror fiction, largely drawn from George A. Romero's 1968 film "Night of the Living Dead". [source: wiki]

The term is also often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. I've seen many of these modern "zombies" around the neighnorhood ;p

Lately there has been quite a lot of films and even a TV series on zombies and people just can't seem to get enough of them. It's like the zombies are eating away at their brains and they are now turning into zombies themselves haha

NEXT: One zombie doesn't scare people. You need an army of zombies!


Anonymous said...

They may be useful for dead field soldiers. Then we would need a bunch from all the war theaters.

shaun curtis said...

Very nice never seen this film.but love the walking dead,so hope this does well.and we get rick grimes.

humanbeingill said...


shaun curtis said...

Just watched it.mouth is way off..not the best zombie