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"Richard B. Riddick. Escaped convict. Murderer. All you people are so scared of me. Most days I'd take that as a compliment. But it ain't me you gotta worry about now."
Art Figures seem to have missed the mark lately or maybe Dam Toys / VTS is doing a better job with the same figures they are offering. But this is one figure they got right :) This particular ART Figures 1/6th scale Boy Black 12-inch figure is one of those figures that stand out for me. From the realistic Vin Diesel as Riddick head sculpt to the outfit and accessories (including the molded wrist guards) plus weapons, this figure scores in every area for me. I am thankful that Hot Toys isn't the only company offering quality products. Other 1:6 scale companies such as Art Figures and Dam Toys (also VTS) have also upped their game and are giving us good quality products with just as realistic and stunning head sculpts at half the price.
One can only have so many Iron Man 12-inch figures. And how many Stormtroopers does one really need? It's good to know other companies are producing and releasing other 1:6 scale figures Hot Toys will never touch because they are not of mass appeal. I for one would like to have a variety of figures from the different genres in my collection as I enjoy and appreciate all the nice details that go into making the different outfits and accessories.
This second part action figure review of the ART Figures 1/6th scale Boy Black 12-inch figure (aka Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black) shows the figure fully equipped with his accessories and weapons. ART Figures AF-018 1/6th scale Boy Black 12-inch figure comes with 1/6th scale head sculpt that features life-like likeness of Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black, 12-inch Figure Body, Egyptian style knife, Saber claw dagger x 2, Ancient dagger with sheath, Dust goggles, Wrist guard, Hydration back pack, Hydration tube, Tank Top, combat pants, Belt, Black boots, Handcuffs, Hands x 3 pairs.
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Here's ART Figures 1/6th scale Boy Black aka 12-inch Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black armed with his two Saber claw daggers. The ancient dagger with sheath is secured to his left boot via straps. He has his Hydration back pack with Hydration tube and his goggles on him as well. Riddick has artificial eyes that allow him to see in the dark but need protection from daylight, hence the goggles.
Check out the close-up pictures of ART Figures Boy Black 1/6th scale head sculpt. There's no doubting that it is Vin Diesel / Riddick. Amazing work from the people at ART Figures
Here's ART Figures 1/6th scale Boy Black aka 12-inch Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black with the Egyptian style knife and Ancient dagger. The handle of the Egyptian style knife is too thin for the figure to grasp. When I look back at the preview / prototype shots, I realised that they had added something to the handle to make it thicker for the figure to hold properly.
Review of Belet 1/6th scale Speed Rider Outfit and Head Sculpt Set (Fast & Furious Dom Toretto) posted HERE
Attempt at Kitbashing a 1/6 scale Vin Diesel as Dominic "Dom" Toretto as seen in "Fast 5" posted in my toy blog HERE
Review of Dragon Private First Class "Cappy" - World War II US Army Ranger 2nd Battalion OR 1/6 scale Vin Diesel as Private First Class Adrian "Cappy" Caparzo in "Saving Private Ryan" HERE and HERE