Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Disney Infinity "Pirates of the Caribbean" Hector Barbosa 4" / 10cm Animated Marquette Figure

continued from previous post...

Disney Infinity is an action-adventure game with physical toys, open world creation and story-driven gameplay. Characters, play-sets and other features are brought into the game using figurines and discs with the included Infinity Base.

Three figures were released for "Pirates of the Caribbean": Captain Jack Sparrow only came with the Starter Pack while Davy Jones and Barbosa were Single Character Pack / Villains Pack and Single Character Pack / Sidekicks Pack respectively.

I like the styling of these figures because they are very similar to the Gentle Giant animated maquettes of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and "Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End" that have been released recently. While the Gentle Giant animated maquettes were too costly for my liking, these were well within my price range. Scroll down to see the pictures

Barbossa is portrayed by Australian actor Geoffrey Rush in all the films. Barbossa was first introduced in the series as the villainous and treacherous captain of the Black Pearl after committing mutiny against the ship's former captain, Jack Sparrow, in the series' first installment Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

Having met his demise in the climax of the film, his character is revealed to have been resurrected at the end of Dead Man's Chest (2006).

In the third film At World's End (2007), it is revealed that Barbossa is also one of the nine pirate lords in the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas.

In the fourth film On Stranger Tides (2011), he has become a privateer in the King's Navy and is ordered to be Jack's guide on an expedition for the Fountain of Youth.

In the "Becoming Barbossa" featurette on the "Lost Disc", Geoffrey Rush shared his personal take on Barbossa's history: his family was poor, and he ran away from home when he was 13. He went to the sea, and seeing how well the captains and officers lived, decided to become a captain himself. At first, he wanted to be an honest seaman, but quickly recognized that piracy was easier and more lucrative.

Barbossa has a pet monkey called "Jack"

Here's a look at Jack the Monkey

Barbossa is one of those figures never released by Hot Toys even though the 1/6 scale company released almost every other major character from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies

It would have been nice to have a Hot Toys MMS "Pirates of the Caribbean" 12-inch Geoffrey Rush Barbossa figure but that doesn't seem to be happening

Another close-up shot of Jack the Monkey

So this will have to do for now ;p

Related posts:
February 2, 2012 – Comparing Hot Toys DX06 Captain Jack Sparrow head sculpt with the other earlier released heads posted in my toy blog HERE
February 3, 2012 – "Ahoy, me mateys!" A look at Hot Toys Pirates of the Caribbean 12-inch collectible figures (pictures HERE)

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