Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review 1: Brother Production Presents 1/6 scale Custom Robert De Niro HEAT 12" Action Figure

Michael Mann seems to have a thing fro bank robbers and making bank robber movies ;p Aside from "Public Enemies" in 2009 (check out DID's upcoming 1930s Chicago Gangster figure HERE and also HeadPlay's Johnny head for Public Enemies John Dillinger HERE), he also wrote and directed HEAT in 1995.

Heat is a 1995 American crime film written and directed by Michael Mann. It stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Val Kilmer. De Niro plays Neil McCauley, a professional thief, while Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna, veteran LAPD homicide detective tracking down McCauley's crew. The central conflict was based on the experiences of former Chicago police officer Chuck Adamson and his pursuit in the 1960s of a criminal named Neil McCauley, after whom De Niro's character is named.

Michael Mann’s HEAT achieved both commercial and critical success. It marked the first time in which Oscar-winning actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino shared the screen, but the film is best known for its bank robbery-shoot-out scene.


This is the recently released Brother Production Presents 1/6th scale Custom Hand Made Robert De Niro THIEF 12-inch Action Figure. The boxed set comes with one Normal 1/6th scale Head of Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley, alternate 1/6th scale Head, Over 35 Moving Joints 12-inch Base Body, Realistic and Detailed Stripped Suit, Long Sleeve White Shirt, Tie, Magazine Carrying Vest, Belt, Socks, M4 Rifle, M4 Magazine x 8, Smoke grenade x 4, SIG P226 Pistol, US Dollar Notes, Duffle Bag, Gloved Hands, Black shoes, watch cap / hood / balaclava, Sunglasses and watch. Limited Edition run of 200 pieces.




As with all of Brother Production packaging, the box is just black, rectangular with a picture of the figure stuck in the middle. Once opened, the 12-inch THIEF figure sits in the top tray with all the 1/6 scale accessories placed below it.


Brother Production Presents 1/6 scale Custom Hand Made THIEF or Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley from HEAT 12" Action Figure as seen straight out of the box, wearing his striped suit jacket and pants with white long sleeve shirt and tie plus shoes. He comes with gloved hands.




Close-up pictures / shots of the 1/6th scale Head sculpt of Brother Production's THIEF (Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley)




Here's the alternate 1/6th scale Head sculpt of Brother Production's THIEF (Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley) with real-like sweat


1/6 scale accessories include Magazine Carrying Vest, M4 Rifle, M4 Magazine x 8, Duffle Bag, SIG P226 Pistol, US Dollar Notes (uncut), Smoke Grenade x 3, watch cap / hood / balaclava, Sunglasses






12-inch Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley without his suit jacket


1/6 scale Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley wearing the vest that holds the eight 30-round M4 / M16 magazines. I also switched out the rifle sling because I disliked the ugly green elastic rifle sling that was included with the M4.


Close-up of Neil McCauley's vest carrying his eight M16 / M4 magazines - FRONT view


Close-up of Neil McCauley's vest carrying his eight M16 / M4 magazines - BACK view




Close-up of the 1/6 scale M4 assault rifle with new rifle sling. The original green elastic sling that came with this just doesn't look right (see the pictures above). In fact it looked so terrible i just had to switch it


NEXT: Neil McCauley robs a bank!

Other Robert De Niro 12-inch figures already reviewed and posted on my toy blog:
June 9, 2008: Heat (1995) Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley 12-inch figure
June 10, 2008: Robert De Niro as Neil McCauley in armored car heist
September 27, 2010: 1/6th scale Robert De Niro as Travis Bickle as seen in "Taxi Driver (1976)"
October 3, 2010: BBI "Elite Force: Terminate" Sniper Assassin "Lucifer" (with Robert De Niro head sculpt)
September 30, 2010: All four De Niro 12-inch figures standing together

Related posts:
March 27, 2010 – Heroic 1/6 scale Bank Robber REVIEW aka 2009 "Public Enemies" Johnny Depp as John Dillinger figure
March 28, 2010 – "OK, boys; let's go make a withdrawal" - a toy blog post on bank robber figures :)

2 comments:

Rashpal said...

Hi Alex, isnt this similar to the earlier Brother Production figure, from your blog dated 16 May 2012?

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

Hi Rashpal, the post on 16 May 2012 were preview / prototype pictures released by the manufacturer whereas the pictures in this post are taken by myself of the in-hand product :)