Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version

continued from previous post...

The previous two posts covered the Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03B Caucasian version which is a very nice 12-inch figure body for use with 1:6 scale fabric costumes / outfits and accessories. This is the Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version. Whatever the Caucasian version can do, this Afro American can do it just as well. So I decided not to let them both do the same thing so that you can see a greater range these bodies can achieve :)


While the guys at Kaustic Plastik had us guessing who the caucasian is supposed to resemble, this 1/6 scale Afro (African) American head sculpt is more obvious. Who do I see? I see a lot of resemblance to Al Matthews who played Sergeant Al Apone in the 1986 science fiction action film "Aliens" directed by James Cameron. That's why I have him holding the 1/6 scale M41A Pulse Rifle which belongs to Hot Toys United States Colonial Marines (USCM) Corporal Dwayne Hicks (Michael Biehn) 12-inch figure. You can see the pictures of the USCM at my earlier toy blog post HERE.




The Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version comes packaged just like how all standard bodies are packed these days - in a clam shell clear packaging that shows off the figure right away, including the two extra hands. No figure stand is included because it is not necessary :) Their bodies are designed to stand very well without falling over.


Here's the Kaustic Plastik 1:6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version straight out of the box. Just like all 12-inch figures, these bodies are suitable for 1:6 scale fabric costumes / outfits and accessories. The heads, hands and feet are interchangeable with other 12-inch figure manufacturers. The company does caution that compatibility is based on each individual manufacturer's product so discretion is advised prior to purchasing products.


Scroll down to see the turnaround views of the KP03 Athletik Muscle Body from front to side to back to side and then to front again.


The Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version comes with 1/6 scale realistic head sculpt, 12-inch muscle body with more than 40 Points of articulation plus Extraordinarily life-like muscle definition body, 4 posing hands and Improved legs mechanism. The company has assured us that the bodies are made of extremely durable plastic (PVC and ABS) for lifetime enjoyment - no worries about cracking rubber bodies :)


This is the ebony to the earlier ivory ;p if you know what I mean




Enough with the static standing poses. How about checking out some of the dynamic realistic looking action poses you can get from this newly released Kaustic Plastik 1:6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version


Here's the Kaustic Plastik 12-inch Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version posing with a 1/6 scale M41A Pulse Rifle from "Aliens". NOTE: The weapon and shorts are NOT included. I added those myself because I didn't want him to get cold ;p


The KP03 certainly holds the pose rather nicely and has no problems staying up. Joints are stiff and tight and very ideal for posing and holding poses.



Below are some close-up shots / pictures of the "Extraordinarily life-like muscle definition body" that comes with this Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version.


Besides Al Matthews, I also see a likeness to Danny Glover who played Roger Murtaugh in the "Lethal Weapon" movie series beside Mel Gibson who played Martin Riggs. Those were good old days :)


Here he's being armed with a 1/6 scale Heckler & Koch H&K MP5SD (SD—Schalldämpfer German for "sound suppressor") which features an integral but detachable aluminium sound suppressor and a lightweight bolt.



And of course, one cannot neglect the all too familiar M4 Rifle, tried and tested in so many wars by so many different units of the United States, in the various countries the troops have been sent in to fight.






Last but not least, here's the Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03C Afro (African) American version armed with just a knife to show off the stance it can hold and the flexibility of the arms to go across the chest.




You can get lots of nice poses with these Kaustic Plastik 1/6 scale Athletik Muscle Body KP03 figures and they don't even cost as much as the Hot Toys TrueType bodies.

If you would like to order, you can visit the following links –
Kaustic Plastik's website (For EUROPE)
Cotswold Collectibles website (FOR USA),
BBICN website (For ASIA).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was gonna pick up a HT muscle body ttm 20, but after seeing your review, i might go for this,comes with a head sculpt and i dont have a KP body in my collection... and the posability seems not too bad from your pictures!
-General Sam

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

I am very pleased with their pose-ability :) and having both HT bodies and this latest KP03, I would say they are quite equal in terms of quality but KP wins over with their pricing.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Carl Weathers as well. Great review! Thanks!

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

U R most welcome :)

Ace said...

Nice looking fig

JOHN said...

Yup, he does look a like Carl Weathers. I have both of these figures & the are awesome !