Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Review III: DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 Spade J 12-inch stylized Jason Statham figure

You've already seen my first two reviews of this recently released DAM Toys Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 scale Spade J 12-inch figure posted earlier HERE (box packaging and contents) and HERE (Spade J figure with complete outfit). This is a great new figure by DAM Toys and a great new direction they are taking the company and its products, moving away from the often done-to-death but still necessary military genre and focusing on a whole new aspect of 1/6 figures previously done by Hot Toys (think Brothersworker, Apexplorer etc) but at much more affordable prices :)

Here's more of DAM Toys Spade J figure who IMHO looks a lot like an animated / stylized Jason Statham. This appears to be all the more true when DAM Toys previewed their second Spade figure in this Gangsters Kingdom line / series and he looked a lot like Vinnie Jones! See the preview pictures HERE. Both actors (Vinnie Jones and Jason Statham) appeared in the Guy Ritchie 1998 film "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". So far, two spades have shown up. Does that mean that there'll be thirteen figures in all? Since there are 13 cards in a suit and there are four suits in a deck / pack. Well, one can only wait-and-see.

I really dig this stylized look. What'e even more amazing is that he actually resembles someone we know. Love the head sculpt, love the blocky hands and the body's quality is great, as are the outfit and accessories. DAM Toys did a damn fine job producing this Gangsters Kingdom 1/6 Spade J 12-inch stylized Jason Statham figure. Definitely looking forward to more of such figures from DAM. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures :)

Spade J's real name is "Ogier" and the former hired killer of "Red King" is now on the run from his ex-boss who has put a price on Ogier's head for killing his only son and heir, Billy Kid.

Spade J wears metal silver necklace, black long sleeve T-shirt and motorcycle leather jacket, black jeans with belt and black "leather" boots.

He's holding the 1/6 scale P226 pistol which he comes with. He also comes with a PPK pistol with magazine and silencer, two spare P226 pistol magazines and switchblade knife (one molded piece, doesn't close but has nice details). Check out the pictures HERE

Unfortunately, the PPK when stored in the ankle holster cannot stay hidden when strapped to his leg due to the tight jeans. See the pictures HERE. Nice concept by DAM Toys but didn't quite pull it off.

Spade J also comes with 1/6 scale Diesel Shoulder Sling Bag

There's also a peaked cap but I chose to pose him without it. Dam Toys recommends padding the inside lining of the peaked cap with some paper before wearing it as there are warnings that the cap may stain the head sculpt.

Scroll down to see more shots of animated / stylized Jason Statham including close-up views


Kaido said...

Can't believe I almost missed this post! Great pics! He looks terrific with the jacket and the neck doesn't look too long with the jacket on. I'm still waiting for mine... hopefully this week?

Would love to see you review the Golgo 13 figure soon too.

alex teo said...

Thanks Kaido :) you will definitely enjoy this figure! review of Golgo13 coming up soon ;p