Thursday, May 2, 2013

Coming soon: DID 1/6 British Military Intelligence Section 6 (MI6) Agent "Jack" 12-inch Spy Figure

Well, DID did it again ;p they managed to put out a very secret agent figure under the guise of a MI6 agent and named him "Jack" to avoid all the hoo-ha just in case. Wait... what? Instead of James, it's Jack and as for him being an MI6 Agent, that he has always been.

James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections. The fictional British Secret Service agent has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, and video game formats in addition to having been used in the longest continually running and the second-highest grossing film franchise to date, which started in 1962 with Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond. As of 2013, there have been twenty-three films in the Eon Productions series. The most recent Bond film, Skyfall (2012), stars Daniel Craig in his third portrayal of Bond; he is the sixth actor to play Bond in the Eon series. (source: wiki)

The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), is the agency which supplies Her Majesty's Government with foreign intelligence. It is frequently referred to by the name MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), a name used as a flag of convenience during the Second World War when it was known by many names. The existence of MI6 was not officially acknowledged until 1994.

The Bond films are renowned for a number of features, including the musical accompaniment, with the theme songs having received Academy Award nominations on several occasions, and one win. Other important elements which run through most of the films include Bond's cars, his guns, and the gadgets with which he is supplied by Q Branch.

As the central figure for his works, Ian Fleming created the fictional character of James Bond, an intelligence officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. Bond was also known by his code number, 007, and was a Royal Naval Reserve Commander.

Fleming took the name for his character from that of the American ornithologist James Bond, a Caribbean bird expert and author of the definitive field guide Birds of the West Indies. Fleming, a keen birdwatcher himself, had a copy of Bond's guide and he later explained to the ornithologist's wife that "It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born".

Fleming said: "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, 'James Bond' was the dullest name I ever heard and much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers'. Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure—an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department."

Well, Mr Fleming, James Bond is NOT the dullest name anymore :p After 23 films over 50 years, James Bond is now the most well known name for a secret agent / super spy ever and that in itself is rather funny since a secret agent is supposed to remain secret.

In 2006, Daniel Craig was given the role of Bond for Casino Royale, which rebooted the franchise. The twenty-third Eon produced film, Skyfall, was released on 26 October 2012. The series has grossed just over $6 billion to date, making it the second-highest-grossing film series (behind Harry Potter), and the single most successful adjusted for inflation.

So here's a look at the DID 1/6 scale British Military Intelligence Section 6 (MI6) Agent "Jack" 12-inch figure which will come with black tuxedo suit and a Walther PPK, the most famous of Bond's handguns

Close-up pictures of the 1/6 scale DID Agent "Jack" head sculpt that bears much resemblance to the actor Daniel Craig who has taken up the James Bond role for the last three films

Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures :)


Anonymous said...

What you think about the headsculpt, Alex?!

One Shot said...

The price is right...a figure under 100 USD....I like the sound of that. I could care less if he's light on accessories...all he needs is the tux and a pistol.

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

Don't know why but the head sculpt looks a bit off :(

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

Right again George, all Bond needs is a tux and his PPK ;p

bondtoddbond said...

I'm glad DiD picked this figure up and ran with it. Looks good at a good price. Hot Toys are great but those prices are steep. Love your post as usual! Todd.

imranbecks said...

I just got the figure a couple of days ago. Very impressed with the quality of the tuxedo as well as the head sculpt. The head sculpt looks a lot better in person and its perhaps the closest we have to an unofficial Daniel Craig head sculpt. Overall, I really like it and its my favorite Daniel Craig James Bond figure so far. Photos of the figure that I took here >>>

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

Thanks for sharing :)