Pitch Black is a 2000 science fiction action / horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) is being transported to prison in a spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged by comet debris and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory alien creatures begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the surviving crew and other passengers to develop a plan to escape the planet.
Pitch Black was shot on a modest budget of $23 million USD. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it was a sleeper hit, grossing over $53 million USD worldwide and developing its own cult following, particularly around the antihero Riddick, further confirming Vin Diesel's star power.
This is the recently released ART Figures AF-018 1/6th scale Boy Black 12-inch figure. The naming of the product is obviously a way to throw some people off their trail but we know Art Figures certainly got their inspiration from the character played by Vin Diesel in Pitch Black. The great thing about these 12-inch figures is that the manufacturer has studied the film and looked at the character in very fine detail and has produced a 1/6th scale version of the movie character with all his outfit / costume and accessories done as accurately as possible and I like that a lot.
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Picture above shows the front of the box packaging and the picture below shows the back of the box. Both pictures are actual product pics which shows how confident Art Figures is of their product to use the pictures to sell the figure.
Box opens to reveal the 12-inch figure in a black foam tray with all his 1:6 scale accessories nicely packed and laid out around him.
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
1:6 scale weapons that came with the ART Figures 1/6th scale Boy Black 12-inch figure - Egyptian style knife, Saber claw dagger x 2, Ancient dagger
Richard B. Riddick is a former mercenary, soldier, and pilot, an infamous criminal and murderer who was captured by Johns and placed in suspended animation along with Johns, who was to bring him to a prison to collect a bounty. He has surgically altered eyes that allow him to see in the dark but need protection from daylight, hence the goggles.
ART Figures AF-018 1/6th scale Boy Black 12-inch figure comes dressed in just a Tank Top and combat pants with belt and boots. He also has wrist guards. Here he is with steel handcuffs.
Riddick: [voiceover] They say most of your brain shuts down in cryo-sleep. All but the primitive side, the animal side. No wonder I'm still awake. Transporting me with civilians. Sounded like 40, 40-plus. Heard an Arab voice. Some hoodoo holy man, probably on his way to New Mecca. But what route? What route? I smelt a woman. Sweat, boots, tool belt, leather. Prospector type. Free settlers. And they only take the back roads. And here's my real problem. Mr. Johns... the blue-eyed devil. Planning on taking me back to slam... only this time he picked a ghost lane. A long time between stops. A long time for something to go wrong...
ART Figures Boy Black 12-inch figure does have a 1/6th scale head sculpt that resembles Vin Diesel, the actor who portrays anti-hero Riddick in Pitch Black
Jack: Where the hell can I get eyes like that?
Riddick: Gotta kill a few people.
Jack: 'Kay, I can do it.
Riddick: Then you got to get sent to a slam, where they tell you you'll never see daylight again. You dig up a doctor, and you pay him 20 menthol Kools to do a surgical shine job on your eyeballs.
Jack: So you can see who's sneaking up on you in the dark?
NEXT: More pictures of ART Figures 1/6th scale Boy Black figure aka 12-inch Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black armed with his weapons.
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