The film is set during the last month of the European Theater of war during World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push into Nazi Germany, a battle-hardened U.S. Army Staff Sergeant in the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division named Don "Wardaddy" Collier (Brad Pitt) commands an M4A3E8 Sherman tank called Fury and its five-man, all-veteran crew, consisting of Boyd "Bible" Swan (Shia LaBeouf), gunner, Grady "Coon-Ass" Travis (Jon Bernthal), loader and Trini "Gordo" Garcia (Michael Peña), driver. After losing the assistant driver / bow gunner in battle, he gets a recently enlisted typist, Norman Ellison (Logan Lerman), as a replacement.
Dragon Models Limited has released first teaser pictures of their upcoming 1/6 Action Figure: Staff Sergeant "Dan Coulson", a U.S. Army Tank Commander from the 2nd Armored Division fighting in the European Theatre, April 1945. While it is not an official "Fury" Brad Pitt SSG Don "Wardaddy" Collier 12-inch figure, it certainly looks to be based on the actor from the movie.
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As was reported in The Straits Times on October 22, 2014: "Brad Pitt's new movie, the World War II actioner FURY, is a pleasure to watch as it gets the vehicles, weapons and other military details right." As the film reviewer mentions: "The first casualty of war, they say, is the truth. Cliches such as soldiers pulling grenade pins out with their teeth and scenes with the bad guys (usually the Germans or Japanese) running pell-mell into American bullets are just unreal!"
Not so FURY as this war movie gets the vehicles, weapons and other military details right. From the slow, heavy thump-thump of the American .50-calibre machine gun to the mad buzzsaw of the faster-firing German MG44 machine gun, to the fizz-thwack of the Panzerfaust anti-tank rocket and the painfully slow turret rotation speed of the German Tiger tank, FURY is a feast not just for realism fiends, bit also for those who want to see an assortment of weapons. Tanks are shown "cooking up" after penetration by a shell - not exploding but burning slowly from the inside as fuel and ammunition ignite. In tank-versus-tank fight, it correctly shows that it would take more American Sherman tanks to kill one German Tiger tank, while suffering heavy losses on the American side.
UPDATE: August 1, 2015 – Check out my Kitbash 1:6 scale Brad Pitt as WWII U.S. Army staff sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier 12-inch military figure posted HERE
Dragon Models may not be up there with DiD in terms of detailing but they still do put out decent figures at very affordable prices. I got the Dragon Models Limited (DML) 1/6 scale World War II US Army Ranger 2nd Battalion Private First Class "Cappy" 12-inch figure (Vin Diesel as Private First Class Adrian "Cappy" Caparzo in "Saving Private Ryan") and am quite pleased with it. You can view the pictures and read the reviews HERE and HERE
Related posts (concerning WWII):
January 23, 2009 – WWII German Tiger I Tank Plastic model kit by Targa with cut-away and cross-section views reviewed on my toy blog HERE and HERE
August 23, 2012 – Some of the cast of Saving Private Ryan in 1:6th scale - 12-inch Miller, Jackson, Caparzo & Ryan posted HERE
Related posts (other 12-inch figures with Brad Pitt likeness released over the years):
September 3, 2007 – Brad Pitt as Achilles in "Troy (2004)" posted HERE
September 3, 2007 – Brad Pitt as Detective David Mills as seen in "Se7en (1995)" HERE
September 15, 2008 – Brad Pitt is a BBI Elite Force 1/6 scale US Navy SEAL Team 8 Boarding Unit operator (pictures HERE)
May 6, 2010 – Hot Toys "Inglourious Basterds" 1/6 scale Lt. Aldo Raine 12-inch figure (reviewed HERE and HERE)
July 3, 2011 – Brother Production Fighting Club "Tayler" 12-inch figure posted in my toy blog HERE, HERE and HERE