Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kitbash 1/6 scale Daniel Craig as MI6 Agent 007 James Bond 12-inch figure as seen in SKYFALL

Having reviewed both ZC World (company) ZCWO (brand) 1/6 scale Articulate Body AB-02 (300 pieces limited edition) 12-inch figure HERE and Asmus Toys 1/6 scale 007 The BOND suit for 12-inch Figure HERE, it's only natural for me to pose Daniel Craig as James Bond as seen in the 2012 SKYFALL movie.

In Skyfall, the film opens in Istanbul, where we see MI6 agents James Bond and Eve Moneypenny chase a mercenary, Patrice, who has stolen a computer hard drive containing details of undercover agents placed in terrorist organisations by NATO states. Bond is not in his usual tuxedo but is seen wearing a silver / grey suit instead. And in the ensuing pursuit, Bond grabs the nearest bike available to chase after Patrice.

So here's 1/6 scale Bond wearing suit and tie getting on a dirt bike to go after Patrice. Scroll down to see more pictures :)

The 1:6 scale bike was borrowed from the British SAS Scud hunters of Operation Desert Storm 1991. It's actually a Hasbro 1998 G.I. Joe Fast Attack Cycle uses as it is ;p

Craig describes his portrayal of Bond whom he has played since 2005 (his first Bond film, Casino Royale, premiered 14 November 2006) as an anti-hero: "The question I keep asking myself while playing the role is, 'Am I the good guy or just a bad guy who works for the good side?' Bond's role, after all, is that of an assassin when you come down to it. I have never played a role in which someone's dark side shouldn't be explored. I don't think it should be confusing by the end of the film, but during the film you should be questioning who he is."

Craig has stated his own favourite previous Bond actor was Sean Connery, but says, "I'd never copy somebody else. I would never do an impression of anybody else or try and improve on what they did. That would be a pointless exercise for me." His own favourite Bond film is From Russia with Love.

On a James Bond-centric episode of The South Bank Show, Connery divulged his thoughts on Craig's casting as Bond, whom he described as "fantastic, marvelous in the part". When told that Craig had taken particular note of his performances, Connery said that he was "flattered" and that Craig really gets the "danger element" to Bond's character.

On 8 September 2012, Bond producers announced Craig had signed on for two future Bond films and not five as previously reported. This would bring his total to five films, which would be two fewer than Roger Moore's record of seven.

Other James Bond figures posted so far:
September 2, 2007 - Pierce Brosnan James Bond, MI6 Agent OO7: Licensed to Kill by Medicom Toys HERE
November 18, 2008 - Quantum of Solace James Bond 2008 pictures HERE
January 26, 2009 - Loading Toys Dangerous Man / Spy OR "Quantum of Solace" James Bond figure HERE
March 3, 2009 - Look Up! Look Down! Look Out! Sean Connery "Thunderball" James Bond figure by Sideshow Collectibles posted in my toy blog HERE
December 11, 2009 - Kitbash 1/6 scale Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 posted HERE
May 1, 2011 - Action Man James Bond Agent 007 "The Spy Who Loved Me" 12-inch Figure REVIEW
May 3, 2011 - Action Man James Bond Agent 007 "GoldenEye" 12-inch Figure REVIEW


james Laverty said...

This looks good where can I get it

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

Hi James, thanks :) this is a kitbash i.e. customized by myself and is not available for sale anywhere CHEERS